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   Legett Cemetery   
In the
Oakdale Community

The cemetery is located in the Oakdale community north of Livingston, Polk Co., TX.  It is composed
of  land donated first by the Jesse Legett family in the late 1800's and land donated by Grady and Dell
Brock Williams in the 1990's.

There are approximately sixty graves, several of which are unnamed but marked.  These graves were
marked with concrete fieldstones in the late 1950's by Russell Flynn Thomas, Sr.

There is an oral history of a mass grave with as many as fourteen individuals who died in an epidemic
among Polk County Lumber Company employees at Buck in the early 1900's.
There is no physical trace of such a grave.

The cemetery was inventoried by Joe Howard Thomas and Linda Thomas, July 3, 2000
The inventory begins with the west side of the cemetery.
Each row is inventoried from south to north and progresses east.


Row 1

Grady Williams
August 9, 1912
October 19,1993

Row 2

Unnamed grave
Under Oak tree

Unnamed grave
Under Sweet Gum

Unnamed grave
(possibly child)
Under Crepe Myrtle

Walter H. Johnson
PFC   U. S.  Marine Corps.
World War II
January 6, 1922
August 12, 1970
 

Row 3

Charles Campbell husband of Minnie M. Campbell
June 14, 1870
January 10, 1961
(Funeral Home Marker)

Minnie M. Campbell -wife of Charles Campbell
Concrete marker
Dates illegible

Joe Jeffries
1871
March 11, 1950
 

Row 4

Walter James Puckett -Son of Henry W. and Minnie Hayes Puckett
November 21, 1919
July 2, 1984
Cpl. U. S. Army
World War II

Henry W. Puckett
July 8, 1877
July 17, 1949

Minnie L. Hayes Puckett   Niece of J. H. Thomas
February 8, 1885
February 21, 1978

Vergie Lee Puckett Daughter of Henry and Minnie Puckett
November 30, 1910
June 23, 1920

Henry Curtis Puckett  -Son of Henry and Minnie Puckett
April 13, 1907
May 30, 1910

Charlie Edwards Puckett  -Son of Henry and Minnie Puckett
October 25, 1902
October 6, 1905

Dacia Puckett  -Daughter of Henry and Minnie Puckett
November 26, 1901
November 8, 1908

Mrs. F. E. Mills
1882
1945

William Stone

Susan Stone

Unnamed Grave

Unnamed Grave

Mamie C. Stone -wife of Rufus F. Stone
1905 called "Fip" in the community
1980

Rufus F. Stone -husband of Mamie C. Stone
1900
1961
 

Row 5

Alma L. Kirckhofer Thomas -wife of R. F. Thomas, Sr.
September 16, 1899
August 28, 1989

Russell Flynn Thomas, Sr. -husband of Alma Kirckhofer
January 11, 1892 child of J. H. and Sylvia Bowlus Thomas
February 22, 1980

Sylvia Bowlus Thomas -wife of J. H. Thomas
1870
1937

J.  H.  Thomas -husband of Sylvia Bowlus Thomas
January 2 1859
March 22, 1931

Erma Lee Thomas -child of J. H. and Sylvia Bowlus Thomas
June 11, 1898
November 29, 1902

Baby Thomas -child of J. H. and Sylvia Bowlus Thomas
October 15, 1900
November 6, 1900

Lena Faye Thomas -child of J. H. and Sylvia Bowlus Thomas
August 9, 1914
October 7, 1814

Margaret Thomas Tucker -child of J. H. and Sylvia Bowlus Thomas
December 15, 1902
April 30, 1990

James Loyd Thomas -husband of Betty Mavis Bond Thomas
April 19, 1907      child of J. H. and Sylvia Bowlus Thomas
December 26, 1975     called "Hammer" by family and friends

Betty Mavis Bond Thomas -wife of James Loyd Thomas
October 18, 1914     daughter of Tom and Kate Bond, Oakdale Community
May 18, 2000           called "Mac" by friends and family

Unnamed -Oral tradition associates with the Legett family

Unnamed -Oral tradition associates with the Legett family

Unnamed -Oral tradition associates with the Legett family
 

Row 6

Jimmie Lee Thomas -child of C. L. and Verna Thomas
    Kirckpatrick
December 31, 1928
October 4, 1991

Gary Joe Taylor
September 7, 1954
November 11, 1996
Funeral Home Marker
Ellis Funeral Home
Midland, TX

Unnamed -Oral tradition associates with the Legett family

Sergeant John Legett
1822
1908
Co. A.
1st Regmt. Engineer Troop
C. S. A.
 

Norwood Legett -child of J. E. and L. M. Legett
April 22, 1900
October 12, 1906

Jesse H. Legett -husband of Bessie C. Snell
October 2, 1849
April 16, 1897

Bessie C. Snell -wife of Jesse H. Legett
February 16, 1858
November 20 1941

Row 7

John Martin Johnson -son-in-law of C. L. and Verna Thomas
MSGT US Army
Korea
January 18, 1928
October 26, 1996

William Archie Hopkins -husband of Verne Nettles Hopkins
November 25, 1912
April 24, 1870

Verne Nettles Hopkins -wife of William Archie Hopkins
October 31, 1918
April 12, 1997

Unnamed grave
Possible child
 

Row 8

John Earl Wells, Sr. -child of Anna Wells
September 17, 1920
March 21, 1996

Anna Wells -known as "Aunt Kitty" Wells in the community
June 27, 1886
April 23, 1967

Frank T. Wells -Child of Anna Wells
May 2, 1917
September 14, 1938

George Henry Wells -Child of Anna Wells
PFC US Army
World War II
September 24, 1922
May 11, 1987

Unnamed Grave

Unnamed Grave

Joe Wells
1944
1961

Wanda Wells
1939
1997
(Funeral Home Marker)

Monnie Rae Thomas -child of C. L. and Verna Thomas
        McClellan
May 10, 1930
November 25,1996

Charles V. Thomas -child of C. L. and Verna Thomas
PFC US Army                        known as "Sonny"
Korea
March 18, 1933
February 26, 1993

Verna Allen Thomas -wife of C. L. Thomas
July 27, 1910
September 8, 1989

Charles L. Thomas, Sr. -husband of Verna Allen Thomas
August 12, 1903      child of J. H. and Sylvia Bowlus Thomas
March 5, 1980                known as "Buck"

Row 9

Bessie Hogg Reese
January 13, 1932
June 20, 1998

Coy Seaborn Reese
February 1, 1929
October 11, 1980

Rev. Roy L. Hogg   -husband of Florence E. Wells
October 14, 1912
September 2 1979

Florence E. Wells  -wife of Rev. Roy L. Hogg
June 16, 1912
October 31, 1990

Edward Lee Hogg
PVT US MARINES
Korea
February 2, 1938
September 25, 1987

Verna Dene Hopkins  -child of   William Archie and Verna Nettles Hopkins
June 21, 1941
July 6, 1941


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