Smith Cemetery

Oakalla, Burnet County, Texas

Source: Surveyed and Transcribed by Laurie J. Mullen, < LJMUL3@AOL.COM>

October 2000


The cemetery is located on the Smith Ranch 3 miles SW on RR 963. This is one of the best looking cemeteries that I have seen so far. Below is a transcript from a Texas Historical Commission plaque.

TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION

SMITH CEMETERY

"James Gibson Smith Jr., a native of Tennessee, married Sarah A. James, a native of Arkansas, soon after settling this part of Burnet County in 1850. Together they raisedeight children and set aside this site as the family cemetery. Their granddaughter, Anita Fay Smith, who died of diptheria in 1901, was the first person to be buried here. A neighbor, Charles McLean (d. 1901) was the second person buried here followed by James G. Smith (d. 1902). A cemetery association formed by Smith descendents in 1981 maintains this site which includes veterensof the Civil War and World War II.

July 2013

T
his cemetery currently is not open to the public because of a dispute with the Smith Cemetery Association and the current landowner.  The matter is now before the court with a trial date set for 7 August 2013.

The Burnet County Historical Commission
 supports the Smith Cemetery Association
 in their efforts to gain access to the cemetery property. 
Please to the online petition site and sign
 if you agree that Smith Cemetery
 and other Cemeteries should not be closed to the public! 
Click on this link to go to the petition site:

 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/223/941/965/demand-access-to-smith-cemetery-fm-963-in-burnet-county-texas/






ALSBROOK

Sarah Frances Alsbrook infant 1924

 

BARRINGTON

Gus A. Barrington b. Aug 15, 1903 d. Feb 8, 1965

G. B. Barrington b. Aug 5, 1877 d. Apr 19, 1942

Lula M. Barrington b. Nov 7, 1880 d. May 1, 1975

 

BOOTH

Mary Forbes Booth b. May 18, 1863 d. Jul 11, 1935

 

BRAZIEL

Marvin R. Braziel 1917 - 1919
"Great-Grandson of John L. Stewart"

 

? daughter of R. H. & J. A. Braziel
Born Jan 18, 1903 Died Nov 25, 1903

 

BROOKS

Roy H. b. Aug 8, 1904 d. Nov 20, 1990
Celeste H. b. Mar 18, 1903 d. Aug 1, 1975

 

COFFEY

W. R. Coffey 1863 - 1927 (metal plate)

 

COOK

Bell Cook 1860 - 1909 (metal plate)
Bob Cook 1909 (metal plate)

 

COURTNEY

Ben Courtney b. Apr 21, 1868 d. Nov 10, 1941

Sarah Courtney b. Dec 22, 1876 d. Jul 13, 1952

Benjamin L. Courtney Texas Major US Air Force Res.WWII
Jan 23, 1905 Nov 29, 1968

 

FORBES

John Edwin Forbes b. Mar 16, 1886 d. Jan 20, 1940

Robert 1891 - 1946
Helen 1895 - 1987

 

HARRIS

Thomas R. Harris Co. C 10 Texas INF CSA (no dates)

 

JAMES

"Memory of"
Christian James (no dates)
Belvaritta James (no dates)

 

JERNIGAN

Della F. wife of J. H. Jernigan b. Oct 3, 1862 d. Nov 19, 1919

J. H. Jernigan b. Jun 18, 1853 d. Apr 19, 1930

Sarah V. Greear Jernigan b. Dec 26, 1870 d. Jun 7, 1950

 

JONES

J. B. C. Jones 1861 - 1937 (metal plates)

Elnora Piper Jones 1883 - 1941

 

KENDRICK

Eva E. Kendrick b. Sep 12, 1891 d. Sep 21, 1916

 

LOCKMAN

Emil H. 1874 - 1944
Minna E. 1877 - 1973

 

MALLETT

Robert B. Mallett 1901 - 1908 (metal plate)
Herbert B. Mallett 1901 - 190? (metal plate)

Johnson J. Mallett 1853 - 1912 (metal plate)

 

MCLEAN

Sarah G. Mclean b. Aug 11, 1863 d. Dec 8, 1953

Charles son of G. B. & S. G. Mclean
Born Apr 20, 1890 Died Apr 11, 1901

Gideon B. Mclean b. Aug 4, 1860 d. Aug 29, 1947

Baby Mclean (metal plate - no dates)

Osmer E. b. Nov 29, 1886 d. Nov 4, 1968
Evvie E. b. Aug 12, 1887 d. Jun 24, 1966

 

MOTEN

Jim B. b. Dec 25, 1868 d. Feb 23, 1944
Nangie Jane b. Aug 1, 1872 d. Apr 7, 1935

Metal plate 1905 - 1982

 

PEARCE

Pearce baby (metal plate - no dates)

 

PERRY

Son of George & Lillie Perry
L. G. Perry b. Jan 29, 1926 d. Sep 12, 1926

A. Z. Perry wife of H. G. Perry b. Oct 27, 1848 d. Jan 31, 1923

H. G. Perry b. Aug 14, 1836 d. Aug 27, 1931

Infant son of Claude & Effie Perry 1933

J. B. Perry b. Jan 28, 1915 d. Apr 16, 1943

Troy Clayton 1925 - 1976
Dolph 1888 - 1971

 

PIPER

Jessie N 1886 - 1963
Pearl S. 1889 - 1963
E. Green 1882 - 1959

James A. Piper Co. G 19 Tex CAV CSA (no dates)

Margaret Landrum Piper wife of James A. Piper Born Mar 24,1852
Marion County, Alabama Died Apr 5, 1925 Burnet County, Texas

 

SMITH

Gary Harry Smith b. Dec 29, 1910 d. Jan 29, 1911

John A. Smith Born May 1, 1832 Married Sep 3, 1868 DiedAug 7, 1908

Martha C. Smith Born Sep 12, 1851 Died Jul 7, 1927
(buried in family area with John A. Smith)

Raymond Lee Smith b. Sep 20, 1951 d. Jul 3, 1953

Ruby Ethiel daughter of P. W. & M. E. Smith b. Aug 2,1913 d. Dec 18, 1916

Sarah A. wife of J. G. Smith Born near Little Rock Arkansas Sep 18, 1840
Died May 17, 1908

E. Babe b. Mar 18, 1871 d. Aug 16, 1935

Leila Wykes b. Jun 6, 1881 d. Jul 26, 1959

Metal plate 1905 - 1979 (masonic symbol)

George Thomas 1873 - 1945
Sarah Valentine 1876 - 1957

James Elza 1876 - 1964
Beulah E. 1881 - 1952

Anita F. A. daughter of J. E. & B. E. Smith Born Jul 9, 1899 Died Feb 11, 1901

A. D. (Dolph) b. Dec 20, 1866 d. May 7, 1934

Leon b. Sep 18, 1862 d. Oct 7, 1948

"Sacred to the Memory of James G. Smith Born in Dickson County TENN
Apr 9, 1817 Died Apr 8, 1902

James Smith 1780 - 1870
Nancy Smith 1782 - 1880

 

SPENCER

Robert Lee 1902 - 1927

John C. Spencer 1861 - 1929

Fannie Harris Spencer 1866 - 1953

Dell A. Whitley Spencer 1892 - 1966
Thomas Monroe Spencer 1885 - 1961
(Bronze dedication plaque)

 

STANLEY

Virgil Stanley 1910 - 1977 (metal plate)

J. A. Stanley b. Dec 27, 1908 d. Nov 27, 1970

 



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