Cemetery Cemetery

Lockett Cemetery
(District 1)

Submitted by Craig Nelson
© 2003

Note from Craig: This small Lockett burial plot is located about 2 miles south of Castalian Springs near Belote's Bend. It is located in low lying land near the river and is very, very difficult to find. The area is overgrown with dense, tangled timber and brush and briars. I don't believe we would have ever found this burial site if not for the expert guidance of Mr. Jim Bybee who farms nearby. He saved the day as far as locating that burial plot. There are two graves in this plot: one for Josiah and next to him is buried his daughter Mary "Polly" (Lockett) Roberts.

The inscription on Josiah's headstone: "Sacred to the memory of JOSIAH LOCKETT was born July 15th 176? and departed life the Sept 16th 1840"

Mary "Polly" Lockett Roberts headstone: "Sacred to the memory of MARY ROBERTS was born November 27th 1797 and departed life August 21st 1841"

Each grave has a headstone and a footstone that is a scaled-down version of the headstone.

View a photo of the grave site of Josiah Lockett

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