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OATES CEMETARY
Submitted by Janet Gaston & Delilah Stutts


The Oates Cemetery is a beautiful, quiet, treelined  cemetery located on the Upper Leggett Road
approximately a mile north of  the Crossroads AKA Jones Prairie Cemetery.  It was originally a
family cemetery located on the Caraway Oates family homestead in what was then known as
Shady Grove. Seven generations of Oates are buried here.  The first person to be buried here was
one of Caraway Oates’ slaves who died on the long trip from Henry County, Alabama, via covered
wagon in 1854.  She and her husband were considered members of the family; therefore, Caraway
Oates would not bury her on the trail, but insisted on waiting until they reached their destination of
the Shady Grove area of East Texas.


Allen, Baby  born December 25, 1891,   died May 1, 1893; son of W.H. and S.E. Allen.
Amos, Charles Dennis born Jan 10, 1940   died Feb. 18, 1998
       (L. CPL. U.S. Marine Corps)
Bagley, Charles W. born April 09, 1931  died January 20, 1967,
        Texas E.M. F.N. Navy, Korea
Bagley, Ethel O’Dell  born October 09, 1907   died April 09, 1931.
Barrington, Ann   born March 06, 1861   died March 16, 1926
Barrington, Bertha born April 22, 1904  died March 16, 1992
Barrington, E., “Erasmus” born 1822    died February 16, 1906.
       (Pvt. Co F 42 X Calvary CSA)
Barrington, Elaine born Jan. 11, 1935  (married to Harold R.)
Barrington, Harold R. born May 25, 1927  (married to Elaine)
Barrington, S. A. “Sarah Ann”, (wife of Erasmus) born 1826 died January 19, 1901.
Barrington, W.A. “William Augustus”, (son of Erasmus and Sarah Ann.)
       born January 16, 1857  died November 25, 1937
Barrington, Emma  born March 16, 1883  died July 04, 1968.
Barrington, Henry  born October 09, 1886   died March 20, 1956.
Barrington, Jim  born February 12, 1898   died October 13, 1963.
Barrington, Lula   born July 21,1879  died December 08, 1932
Beaty, Cone  born July 15, 1910  died March 18, 2001
Beaty, Ernest H.  born December 5, 1899  died June 03, 1957
        Texas Tec/U.S. Army World War  II
Beaty, John Joseph born November 22, 1856  died September 04, 1950
Beaty, Mary V.  born December 16, 1866  died August 25, 1946
Beaty, Thomas H. born February 22, 1897  died May 10, 1967
        Texas Pfc. U.S. Army World War II
Bell, Joseph N.  born May 31, 1917  died March 23, 1936
Benson, Flora L.  born Feb, 16, 1901  died Aug. 7, 1975
Benson, J.L. (Dain Dain) born March 23, 1924  died May 28, 1925, son of J.L. and Flora
Bookman, Billy M. born Nov. 10, 1922  died Aug 4, 1977
Bookman, Will D. born Jan 4, 1918   died Jan 31, 1999
       (Pvt. U.S. Army WWII)
Brewer, Dustin Lee born Oct. 7, 1997   died Feb. 27, 2002
Cannon, Bettee  born Sept 1894   (this is next to a marker that cannot be read)
Carson, Lou  born June 25, 1853  died Oct 13, 1907
Coker, Lenard Ferguson born April 24, 1820  died Jan. 1, 1894
Collier, Edward Lee born Sept. 7, 1838  died Feb 14, 1914
       Capt. Co B 4 Tenn. Calvary C.S.A.
Collier, Fannie Mae born June 17, 1850  died October 26, 1905,wife of E.L. Collier
Collier, George Neal born Jan 29, 1951   died May 29, 2000
Collier, Herman Pierce born Dec 6, 1905   died Jan 26, 1970
Collier, Trudie Smith born June 29, 1912  died ?
Coogler, C. M.  born August 24, 1915  died February, 21, 1916, son of J.C. and
       Joeana Coogler
Coogler, Joeana Oates born November 14, 1880  died October 06, 1915, wife of J.C.
Coogler, John Cahone born February 05, 1860  died February 13, 1931
Coogler, Vern M.  born August 12, 1905  died December 19, 1906
Cox, Ella  born October 26, 1868  died September 25, 1959
Cox, George  born March 25, 1866  died March 12, 1917
Cummings, Ellen  born 1891   no date
Cummings, Wade born 1885   died 1939
Deshazer, Gene D. born 1885   died 1954
Dunn, Francis Ann Strickland    died April 14, 1876
Fenwich, H. J.  no dates    Co. A. 8th Ill. Inf. U.S.
Foster, Rosco L.  born September 19, 1920  died November 21, 1922
Freeman, Della B. born April 03, 1859  died October 14, 1899
Freeman, J. R.  born February 15, 1851  died December 11, 1895
         (Both of these graves are inside a rusty fence at the back.)
Garson, Lone  born June 25, 1853  died October 13, 1907
Galloway, Catherine Oates  born 1837  died Nov. 1913 - Unmarked
        (Wife of William J. Galloway)
Galloway, Charlie Mack  born Feb. 17, 1897  died Nov. 11, 1918
Galloway, Cora  born Nov 20, 1894  died Oct 1, 1898
Galloway, Elbert  born Sept. 18,  1860  died Dec. 28, 1934
Galloway, Lula S. born Aug. 17, 1864  died Jan. 6, 1954
Galloway, Mother, Children:  John, Mack, Moody, W.Smith, Cora, Willie:   No dates
         One large stone
Galloway, Sanky Moody born Aug 29, 1908  died Sept 12, 1908
Galloway, William born April 20, 1832  died March 29, 1902
          Pvt. Co. E, 20th Regt. Texas Inf. CSA
Galloway, Willie  born Oct 27, 1890  died May 5, 1897
Gray, Denise Marzia No date    died July 8, 1966, age 2 years
Hall, William Bell born June 14, 1887  died July 13, 1954
        Texas Pvt. 33 Co. 165 Dept. Brig. World War I
Hamilton, Mrs. Emma born March 15, 1888  died January 09, 1968
Hamilton, Milton  born October 29, 1873  died June 10, 1950
Hannah, A.L.  born February 08, 1845  died January 01, 1880
Hanner, B.H.  born April 12, 1872  died November 11, 1920
Hanner, Annie M. born April 04, 1894  died May 04, 1910
Hanner, J.W.  born 1834   died 1904
       Pvt. Co. M28 Texas Calvary CSA
Hanner, Lillie  born June 30, 1895  died September 22, 1895
       Daughter of B.H. and L.M. Hanner
Hanner, Linda Mae born January 09, 1876  died April 12, 1971
Hardin, Creatho.  born September 12, 1879  died May 05, 1962
Hardin, Nellie L.  born 1886   died 1919
Hardin, Samuel W. born 1877   died 1925
Hayes, Andrew J.  born 1847   died 1923
       (Pvt. Co A Waul’s Infantry TX. Legion CSA)
Hayes, Alice C.  born August 02, 1872  died October 18, 1955
Hayes, Eula Inez  born October 22, 1905  died May 18, 1909
       Daughter of N.F. and A.C. Hayes
Hayes, Francis Leanna born January 09, 1880  August 27, 1882
Hayes, John Henry born December 03, 1827  died December 06, 1899
       (Pvt. Co K 13 Texas Calvary CSA)
Hayes, May  born 1849   died 1922
Hayes, Nathan F.  born November 27, 1871  died February 01, 1940
Hayes, W.D.  born June 13, 1879  died June 22, 1896
Hayes, William Oliver born October 21, 1875  died July 03, 1882
Hickman, Asa  born December 10, 1901  died January 03, 1964
Hickman, Edgar D born December 27, 1885  died July 28, 1957
Hickman, Faye  born April 08, 1922  No date   Wife of ASA
Hickman, Ollie C. born September 04, 1888  died August 02, 1970
Hickman, Rosa  born 1871   died 1949
Hutto, Eliza Oates born 1824   died 1896
Hutto, Henry  born April 16, 1826  died March 18, 1892
Jones, Dedie B  born November 29, 1868  died May 20, 1904
Jones, Edna A.  born July 17, 1886  died October 16, 1902
Jones, Francis M.  born February 15, 1853  died August 14, 1910
Jones, Little Dedie born May 16, 1904  died August 15, 1905
Jones, Nora Lee Bilbary born Feb 11, 1901  died Feb 3, 1947
Kinard, Abbie Gallspie,  wife of Newton Kinard   No Dates
Knighton, Jennie  born February 15, 1878  died  May 29, 1950
Knighton, M.C.  born March 21, 1869  died December 25, 1950
Leggett, Alvin C.  born 1886   died 1904
Lisenbee, Maud Muller born July 1, 1878   died Dec. 26, 1972
Lisenbee, Robert  born January 25, 1912  died October 07, 1970
          Texas Tec/3 H.q. Co.271, Inf. World War II
Little, Eula Inez  born Oct 22, 1905  died May 18, 1909
           (Daughter of NI & AG Hayes)
Logan, Clifford Leon born November 26, 1921  died July 02, 1964
           Iowa, Sgt. 60 Base Unit AAF World War II
Logan, Patricia Michel   No date    died February 19, 1966 age 4 years
Malone, Edmond Nathaniel born June 14, 1857  died June 13, 1925
Malone, Martha Weaver born March 20, 1854  died October 13, 1932
Maonio, Elsie Mildred born March 27, 1908  No date
McComb, Betty Guinn born February 1938  died December 1946
McComb, Nadine  born January 1930  died May 1930
McComb, Nevada born January 1910  died December 1946
Nesmith, Steven Cochran born December 01, 1964  died July 24, 1994
Nicholson, Ethel Wells born 1882   died 1908
Nicholson, Francis Dickinson   born July 13, 1911  died Nov. 17, 1972
       (Double stone w/ J. Lee)
Nicholson, J. Lee  born March 22, 1905  died Oct 10, 1997
Nicholson, Preston born September 10, 1901  died August 19, 1903
       (Son of S.P. & Ethel)
Nicholson, Reeves  born 1908   died 1909
Nicholson, Samuel P. born 1879   died 1909
Nicholson, W. Meredith  born January 20, 1937  died August 04, 1958
Oates, Caraway  born 1802   died 1861
Oates, Catherine  born 1805   died 1869
Oates, Ennis  born Jan. 14, 1906  died July 17, 1991
Oates, John R.  born February 12, 1833  died September 06, 1892
       1st Lt. 22Texas Inf. CSA
Oates, John R.  born May 04, 1884  died December 06, 1892
Oates, Kate  born April 02, 1886  died August 10, 1899
Oates, Mrs. Sallie  born February 15, 1849  died November 18, 1928
Oates, Nathan Sr.  born 1836   died 1863
        (Clr. Srgt. Co. K Hood’s Brigade 5 TX   Infantry C.S.A.)
Oates, Nathan   born Jan 30, 1906   died July 7, 1981
Oates, Wiley  born November 18, 1845  died October 14, 1877
Peebles, Anna Leah born November 18,1879  died December 10, 1899
Peebles, Della Lean born August 11, 1884  died October 06, 1901
Peebles, Emmie  born August 11, 1846  died September 17, 1876
Peebles, Finnis C. born January 30, 1887  died August 07, 1908
Peebles, Henry Clay born Nov. 18, 1872  died July 2, 1873
Peebles, Martha  born Aug 10, 1853  died Jan 10, 1923
Peebles, Wiley Andrew born April 26, 1843  died Aug 31, 1902
Peebles, Wyatt LeGrande  born June 17, 1877  died Jan 31, 1904
Percell, Luther  born May 2, 1911   died Dec. 9, 1949
       (To the right of this is an unmarked grave)
Pool, Emma  born Dec 21, 1867  died Nov 7, 1898 (wife of Frank Pool)
Pruett, John C.  born Jan 9, 1843   died Nov 21, 1915
       (Pvt. Co K 14 R.E.C.T. TX Infantry C.S.A.)
Pruett, Mary T.  born April 10, 1845  died Mar 19, 1905
Ratliff, G.G.  born Oct 7, 1858   died Dec. 9, 1899
Richardson, Mary born Oct 26, 1893  died Oct 19, 1895
       (Daughter of J.P. & Carrie Richardson)
Singletary, Georgia A. born May 30, 1858  died Feb 15, 1944
Singletary, Little Joseph born Nov 6, 1898   died Dec 25, 1899
       (Son of J.M. & G.A. Singletary)
Singletary, James M. born Sept 2, 1854   died May 18, 1939
Singletary, Joseph born June 13, 1857  died April 6, 1914
Singletary, J.V. (Jett) born July 7, 1898   died Feb 6, 1969
Smith, Aubrey  born Oct. 23, 1902  died Dec. 25, 1994
       (Pvt. US Army WWII)
Smith, C.W.  born July 28, 1928  died March 3, 1929
       (Son of R.R. & Helen Smith)
Smith, Catherine  born Aug 22, 1833  died Feb 24, 1896
Smith, Florence Tullos born  June 26,1884  died March 27, 1911(wife of Charlie C.)
Smith, Frances M. born 1934   died 1996
Smith, Helen Caraway born Dec. 10, 1900  died Oct 9, 1983
Smith, Iddo Louis born Aug 4, 1877   died Oct 22, 1957
Smith, Ivan L.  born Sept, 18, 1917  died Sept. 4, 1995
       (Pvt. U.S. Army WWII)
Smith, Kara Danette (baby)  born July 17, 1973  died Oct 28, 1973
Smith Laud Wick H. born Oct 29, 1869  died Sept 3, 1956
Smith, Lexa Lorenza born July 1, 1904   died Oct 1, 1984
Smith, Loyd Wallace born June 23, 1906  died February 14, 1964
Smith, Mary Etta  born February 22, 1907
       (Married November 27, 1930, children: Harry L, J. Hume, S. Dwight,
       Evie M., Mary Ann, and Ruthie.  This is all on one stone.)
Smith, Minnie Ann born Sept 13, 1884  died Sept 25, 1946
       (Married Dec. 25, 1901, children: Paul, Theresa, Dollie, Carlie, Lexa, Sankie,
        Deane, Loyd, Fred, Agnes, Elsie, William, & Charlie.  This is all on one big stone.)
Smith, Olivia Viola born May 22, 1883  died Sept 25, 1968
Smith, Robert James born Aug. 24, 1918  died July 10, 1970 (Son of R.R. (Rich) & Helen)
Smith, Robert Richard born May 5, 1892   died Dec 9, 1975
Smith, William W. born Oct 18, 1832  died March 8, 1912
       (Pvt. Co. B 39th Miss Infantry)
Steger, Maurice B. born Sept 16, 1913  died June 21, 2002
Stokes, Faraby  born Sept 11, 1830  died Dec 18, 1905
Taylor, J.B.  No dates    (Co. F. 22nd Texas Infantry CSA)
Taylor, Martha E.J. Hutson  born 1853    died 1902
Thomas, Mrs. Patience born Feb 20, 1811  died Oct 20, 1890
Tullos, Nola  born Aug 5, 1896   died Jan 15, 1906
Tullos, S.E.  born Dec 30, 1879  died Oct 30, 1915
Tullos, Mrs. S.J.  born Dec 24, 1853  died Aug 8, 1928
Tullos, W.J.  born Jan 20, 1836   died May 19, 1897
       (Srgt. Co A 6 Texas Calvary CSA)
Tullos, Willoughby J. born March 25, 1887  died Jan 29, 1971
White, James M.  born 1849   died 1921
White, J.E.  born May 24, 1874  died June 6, 1905
White, John P.  born July 31, 1889  died Nov 17, 1971
       (Pfc. Co. H 143 Infantry 36 Division WWI)
White, Martha J. Barrington  born 1850   died 1933
White, Uriah E.  born August 14, 1891  died November 17, 1950,
       TX Pfc. 162nd Inf. 41st Div. WWI
Williams, A.J.  died  Feb 18, 1890 ( 68 years old)
Williamson, Emery born June 28, 1902  died May 29, 1903 (son of M.W. & Susie Williamson)
Williamson, Fannie born Dec 21, 1886  died July 30, 1889
Williamson, W.P.  born 1885   died 1931

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