On a hot day in early August, members of the Kinsey, Baker, and Hicks families went to Rural Shade, south of Kerens, Texas to do some work on their mutual ancestors’ grave sites.
The old Ingram homeplace is long gone and the location of the family cemetery has been overgrown by trees and vines. While now on private (and not family property), the owners have always been generous about allowing Ingram descendants access to this land and visit their ancestors’ graves.
Sharon Kinsey drives the “buggy” for an easier access to the old cemetery, which is across a large pasture, known for it’s rattle snakes!
Sharon Baker Kinsey, Timothy Coates Baker, and Selah Baker Hicks stand behind one of the Ingram family headstones.