Marker [016]
Dumas Cemetery
(Cannon, 1/2 mi. S. Of FM 121 On Wolf Front Dr.)


James P. Dumas, (1820-1875). Born in South Carolina. In 1841 married May Thompson and moved to the Republic of Texas. In his capacity as surveyor, he helped map land that became a section of Dallas. Moved from Collin to Grayson County just before Texas joined the Union. Fought in the Mexican War, 1846. Was appointed surveyor for Grayson County. Later came to own famous "Sister Grove" farm. So extensive was his land that he could ride from his home to Sherman (about 20 miles) without ever leaving his property. He helped found Merchants & Planters Bank in Sherman, 1872.