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Herndon/Raines Cemetery

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Location: Pine Island, Caddo, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: African-American US_Black_Heritage Cemeteries
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There is no fence or sign for the cemetery. It does receive some maintenance. There are several old damaged Funeral Home Markers and other graves which don't have markers.

This is the final resting place of John Frederick Herndon (abt.1796-1881) who is found on the 1850-1880 Caddo Parish, Louisiana Census. John purchased over 600 acres of land from the Federal Government around 1850 . Oil was found on this land, when the Oil boom occurred around Oil City. He had an African American woman and 16 children. Most of which enjoyed the riches. Mary Ann (Herndon) Raines (1837-1905), the oldest daughter, married John Raines (abt.1839-abt.1870) and most of the persons buried in this cemetery are descendants of theirs. David Herndon Raines (1860-1945) was the person, who set up free health clinics in several towns in the area. Many of the other children and their descendants are buried in Category:Tyson_Cemetery,_Rodessa,_Louisiana. If you look around the area, the "Herndon" name appears and it usually ties back to him.


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