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SMOOT CEMETERY

Transcribed by Barbara Jarvis
© 2003

This small abandoned cemetery is located in the east-central part of Cooke County.   From Hwy 82 turn north on CR 123.   Located on the right side of the road.   Smoot Cemetery was very overgrown until a few years ago when a young man decided to clean it up.   The oldest marked grave at this time is that of infant James B. Adair, who died 10 Feb. 1860.   Last surveyed 3 January 2003.


PARSONS, W. H.    10 Sept 1847 - 18 Jan 1893

PARSONS, infants    -no dates
son and dau. of W. H. and Sarah
Stone

BENTON, Adeline    -no dates
note: rock crypt
Stone

WELCH, Henry   -age 67 yrs.
WELCH, Lou ("his wife")    -no dates
note: These on one marble stone and unmarked
field stone beside it.
Stone

BENTON, L. C.   29 Mar 1875 -?
note: large fieldstone marker beside
and another below this grave
Picture

ADAIR, infants    8 Dec 1861 - born and died
two sons of Wm. and Mary J.
Stone

ADAIR, James B.    15 Apr 1859 - 10 Feb 1860
son of Wm. and Mary
Stone

BUCKELEW, Martin J.    15 Dec 1808 - 19 Mar 1869
Stone

MCAFEE, Jack Curtis   11 Sept 1915 - 30 Jan 1969
TX PFC 3705 Base Unit, AAF, WWII

GRIFFITH, Samiel    -died 1898?
note: this name may be Daniel

GRIFFITH, T. M.    3 July 1841 - 23 Aug 1904
source: Geo. J. Carroll F. H. - birth 4 July Alabama

FREEMAN, S. J.   7 July 1819 - 2 Sept 1896
note: Nearby is an unmarked grave

GILES, Mirtle May    19 Aug 1893 - 19 Feb 1906
dau. of J. T. and Mary L.

KELTNER, Ora    17 Aug 1883 - 25 Sept 1971
KELTNER, Howard L.    4 Aug 1881 - 27 Oct 1942

KELTNER, infant    20 Aug 1917 - 2 July 1918
son of H. L. and O.

PALMER, B. W.    9 Feb 1853 - 27 May 1934
PALMER, Susan Nelson    6 May 1856 - 26 June 1941

NELSON, U.    2 June 1852 - 23 Mar 1917

NELSON, Birty    2 Oct 1881 - 30 May 1921

KELTNER, Riley    26 July 1871 - 24 Sept 1929
KELTNER, Rosa    15 Feb 1880 - 27 May 1971

DUNNAVENT, William M.

GROVE, Olive A.   1916 - 1936

VARNER, M. M.    11 Mar 1826 - 29 Sept 1892
note: This stone was listed in the D.A.R. survey but no longer found.

NAMES FROM OTHER SOURCES


CRABTREE, Nancy   died 4 Dec 1903 - age 49 yrs.
Born in Mo. - parents Reese and Jane Crabtree - Housewife - charged
to Thomas Houston Crabtree, 512 Gladys St., Gainesville.
Source: Geo. Carroll Funeral Home records.

DUNNAVENT, Clara Belle    - died 15 Aug 1923
Source: Obit - infant dau. of Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Dunnavent

GRIFFITH, William    16 Feb 1903 - 26 Jan 1919
cause: Pneumonia & Spanish Influenza
parents: Jennie WALT & D. S. Griffith
src. Geo. J. Carroll F. H. records

The following are initials found on sandstone markers.

W. C.   - stones piled around it and unmarked grave beside it.
M. F.    -next to rock crypt of "M. F."
A. A. B.   - next to "J. M. B."
J. M. B.    -next to Martin J. BUCKELEW
M. C.   This may be "M. C. M."
H. B.
C. G. { 1891-?}   -This marble footstone is leaning
against a tree at the road.   There is unmarked grave at this spot.

TURNIPSEED, G. M.    13 July 1868 - 16 Sept 1956
born in Alabama


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