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SEATON CEMETERY

How To Find This Cemetery: From Abilene, Texas starting from the intersection of State Highway 36 and Loop 322, drive south on Highway 36 for 7 miles to the intersection with CR 232 (a gravel road) Turn left (east) on CR 232. Go about 1.4 miles and the road dead-ends at the cemetery.
GPS Location: N32° 18.446', W 099° 36.73'



This cemetery is named for the Seaton family who owned the land that surrounds it. This land is currently owned by Dr. V. H. Shoultz. Catherine Seaton, wife of J. B. Seaton, is the only Seaton grave marked as such, although several unmarked field stones exist in the cemetery. Robert Franklin “Bob” Kelton was one of the earliest settlers in the Eula community, where he is listed in the 1880 Census. He died of a fever at age 35 on November 14, 1888, and is buried in Seaton Cemetery (there being no Eula Cemetery at that time). The location of his grave has been lost, but his name is on a Kelton Family Monument in the Sweetwater Cemetery, where his wife Fannie was buried in 1925.

This list is provided by Georgia Shipman Yawn from walk-through of the cemetery with Jan Burleson Loper and Ru Burleson Jones on April 28, 2005. There are 106 marked graves in this cemetery, the earliest grave being that of W. J. Mask in 1880 and the latest grave being that of Jane Aten Chapel in 1975. There may be earlier graves marked with field stones; however, no information is available. There is a double headstone for Dr. Shoultz and his wife who are still living. Our deepest appreciation to Georgia Yawn for making this burial list available as a free service to the public.



 

Surname

First Name

Born

Died

Comments

Bradley

Malissa N

Feb 22, 1858

Oct 17, 1909

dau of S & E Bradley

Brocks

 

surname etched in standing natural rock; no other information

Bynum

Ethel

Oct 8, 1895

Jan 24, 1896

 

Bynum

Leonard W

Sep 16, 1870

Apr 22, 1896

husband of Rilla E Bynum

Bynum

Rilla E

Aug 21, 1875

Sep 25, 1899

wife of Leonard W Bynum

Cameron

Horace

Feb 31, 1896

Mar 31, 1896

son of A J & Catharine Cameron

Chapel

Jane Aten

Jan 5, 1920

Apr 20, 1975

latest grave in cemetery

Corn

Franklin

Feb 21, 1903

Aug 31, 1904

son of C N & C E (Thomas) Corn

Cox

Infant

 

Mar 19, 1897

son of T C & N L Cox

Cox

Mary E

Aug 30, 1884

Jul 11, 1904

wife of S F Cox

Cox

Nancy L

Aug 16, 1857

May 11, 1946

wife of Thomas C Cox

Cox

R Frank

Jun 28, 1885

Dec 29, 1932

 

Cox

S F

Sep 1, 1832

Aug 24, 1889

husband of Mary E. Cox

Cox

Thomas C

Oct 1, 1857

Sep 28, 1936

husband of Nancy L Cox

Dalmont

Mary G

Oct 26, 1866

Feb 21, 1895

wife of L N Dalmont; married Mar 8, 1885

Dalmont

Minnie Pearl

Jan 10, 1889

Sep 7, 1889

dau of L N & M G Dalmont

Davis

Valentine Martin

Feb 14, 1898

Nov 3, 1900

son of J H & L E Davis

Dearman

E Lee

Sep 7, 1909

Nov 20, 1920

 

Dearman

Edgar L

Sep 29, 1883

Apr 14, 1968

 

Dearman

H Ted

May 25, 1890

Nov 11, 1923

 

Dearman

Mrs. Willie Towns

Jul 10, 1861

Nov 5, 1944

"Mother"

Dearman

Sam J

Feb 5, 1898

Jul 6, 1965

 

Dearman

Will G

May 28, 1881

Jun 17, 1912

 

Dillard

J D

Apr 2, 1887

Sep 5, 1891

 

Downing

C C

Sep 25, 1840

May 27, 1922

 

Downing

Infant

 

Apr 26, 1903

dau of D E & Viola Downing

Earley

Auda V

Nov 13, 1917

Nov 13, 1917

"a little bud of love to bloom with God above"

Earley

Thurman A

Nov 25, 1909

Jul 4, 1918

 

Farley

Mrs. E A

1891

1959

Elliots Funeral Home marker only

Floyd

Infant

Sep 28, 1896

Sep 28, 1896

dau of F J & C C Floyd

Floyd

James Otis

Dec 16, 1893

Sep 25, 1894

son of F J & C C Floyd

Fuqua

Henry

Dec 20, 1854

Dec 7, 1898

 

Gardner

Annie

May 7, 1855

Nov 26, 1883

wife of W B Gardner

Gardner

Aunt Molly

Jul 22, 1861

Aug 24, 1942

 

Gardner

Infant

Jul 23, 1897

Jul 24, 1897

son of Wm & M E Gardner

Gardner

Johnie

Nov 27, 1881

Dec 29, 1881

dau of W B & Annie Gardner

Gardner

K L (on foot stone)

headstone is finished marble but no information; among Gardner graves

Gardner

Mattie Ella

Jan 4, 1870

Jul 30, 1897

wife of Wm Gardner

Gardner

W B

Aug 28, 1836

Dec 14, 1898

"W B Gardner came to Abilene from Fulton, KY Dec 25, 1881" on red marble block on top of headstone

Gilbreath

Lessie

Nov 3, 1900

Dec 5, 1900

dau of Jas & L S Gilbreath

Guiles

Isaac

Mar 16, 1835

May 5, 1892

 

Guiles

Ollie D

May 30, 1885

Nov 30, 1885

dau of L & M J Guiles; "our darling lamb"

Hicks

Frances E

Dec 16, 1839

Dec 13, 1892

wife of E J Hicks

Kirkendoll

R

Mar 8, 1842

Jul 31, 1887

husband of Sarah M Kirkendoll

Kirkendoll

Sarah M

Apr 14, 1846

Apr 19, 1929

wife of Rube Kirkendoll

Lanham

Bonnie Bulah

Mar 1, 1895

Jan ?, 1901

dau of J C & R J Lanham

Lanham

J C

Nov 4, 1846

Dec 25, 1919

husband of Josephine Lanham

Lanham

Josephine

Aug 5, 1849

Sep 10, 1923

wife of J C Lanham

Mask

Fannie B

May 26, 1876

Sep 4, 1891

dau of W T & N L Mask

Mask

Robert Oliver

Jan 31, 1880

Sep 23, 1895

 

Mask

W J

Feb 12, 1852

Jun 7, 1880

earliest grave in cemetery

Mask ?

 

 

 

rock with nothing on it between 2 Mask graves

Mathis

Daisy

Apr 29, 1876

Feb 3, 1897

wife of W A Mathis & dau of R & S M Kirkendoll

Mathis

Ethel

Jan 9, 1897

Jan 28, 1897

dau of W A & Daisy Mathis

McCright

Ella

Feb 11, 1875

Oct 20, 1895

wife of J S McCright

Merrick

Lou

Nov 9, 1888

Oct 3, 1889

dau of J M & N E Merrick

Murray

Amanda T

Jun 3, 1844

Mar 10, 1896

wife of F I Murray

Musick

Aberham Lincoln

Mar 29, 1888

Nov 17, 1960

"beloved husband and father"

Musick

Arthur James

Feb 15, 1893

Aug 16, 1957

Pvt Co E 123 Infantry, World War I     VET

Musick

Dollie

Nov 10, 1894

Feb 3, 1896

dau of T M & M J Musick

Musick

Eller

 

 

dau of T M & M J Musick; stone broken

Musick

Steller

Jul 20, 1900

Aug 10, 1900

dau of W F & S N Musick

Nichols

Clara May

May 16, 1904

Feb 11, 1907

 

Nichols

James Clyde

May 27, 1906

Apr 19, 1918

 

Nichols

Willie

Nov 15, 1891

Dec 2, 1900

dau of G W and S E Nichols

Petree

Infant

 

 

son of Elsworth & Lela Petree

Petree

Lela

Jan 26, 1886

Jan 26, 1923

wife of Elsworth Petree

Poe

Mart

Jul 13, 1896

Jul 13, 1896

son of S W & T R Poe

Poe

Roye ?

illegible

illegible

dau of S W & T R Poe

Pollard

E T

Aug 14, 1854

Dec 23, 1893

wife of R A Pollard

Pollard

Lydia W

Oct 5, 1822

Nov 15, 1900

 

Pollard

May E

Nov 9, 1879

Aug 8, 1882

dau of R A & E T Pollard

Pollard

R A

Aug 25, 1842

Jan 1, 1930

husband of E T Pollard

Pollard

Robert Aubrey

May 7, 1890

Aug 11, 1900

son of R A & E T Pollard

Pollard

Rose

Sep 25, 1884

Nov 21, 1959

 

Rhuison

Little May

Jul 1, 1895

Jun 9, 1901

dau of F L Rhuison

Seaton

Catherine

Apr 2, 1840

Oct 5, 1901

wife of J B Seaton

Sele

Robert

Jun 8, 1889

Dec 30, 1899

son of ? & Nannie Sele

Shelley

William G

Jan 23, 1887

Oct 20, 1888

 

Shelly

William Washington

Oct 23, 1878

Sep 22, 1880

son of M W & Elizabeth Samantha Shelly

Shoultz

Jean Abbott

Feb 1, 1926

living

wife of Vardeman Hudson Shoultz; nurse

Shoultz

Vardeman Hudson

Jan 31, 1921

living

husband of Jean Abbott Shoultz; doctor

Smith

Clinton

 

Jul 1, 1930

Texas, Pvt 607 Aero SO     VET

Smith

Lula

Nov 8, 1873

Sep 1, 1904

wife of G W Smith

Snow

Polly E

Jan 7, 1844

Jul 31, 1920

wife of S B Snow

Stansbury

Pearl

Jun 18

 

dau of E D & Mable Stansbury

Stevens

George F

Jan 26, 1850

Dec 26, 1884

 

Stiles

Charles Clifford

Sep 27, 1891

Sep 2, 1892

son of W S & C J Stiles

Thomasson

Beatrice

Mar 17, 1904

Mar 29, 1904

dau of W A & Lena Thomasson

Thomasson

Infant

Mar  29, 1905

Apr 4, 1905

dau of W A & Lena Thomasson

Thomasson

Lena

Dec 2, 1877

Jan 21, 1921

wife of W A Thomasson

Thomasson

Nancy (Stiles)

1880

1901

 

Townsley

Arthur Douglas

Feb 10, 1900

Jan 14, 1940

 

Townsley

James F

Dec 8, 1904

Aug 16, 1905

son of J W & L F Townsley

Townsley

James W

Oct 19, 1856

Mar 9, 1944

husband of Lizzie F Townsley

Townsley

Lizzie F

Sep 28, 1868

May 29, 1909

wife of J W Townsley

Townsley

Robert M

May 5, 1895

Nov 13, 1895

son of J W & L F Townsley

Townsley

Thomas E

Dec 27, 1906

Jul 29, 1907

son of J W & L F Townsley

Townsley

W H A

Nov 30, 1892

Sep 1, 1895

son of J W & L F Townsley

Trotter

Marshall

Nov 3, 1898

Nov 3, 1898

son of S H & Maggie Trotter

Waddell

Addie Jewel

Dec 25, 1895

Mar 9, 1898

 

Williams

Addie

May 30, 1884

Apr 3, 1886

dau of J B & M C Williams

Williams

Ida C

Oct 3, 1871

Sep 29, 1934

 

Williams

S

Jun 13, 1870

Jan 24, 1901

 

Wilson

Ernest

Nov 16, 1891

Sep 10, 1900

son of J E & Julia Wilson

Wilson

Julia L

Jun 10, 1857

Feb 11, 1900

wife of J E Wilson

Notes:

  • There are several unmarked field stones, some at both head and foot of obvious graves.
  • A standing rectangular stone with no markings is in the Shelley plot.
  • Some field stones within plots and aligned with other graves are listed above with the surnames of markers in the plot followed by ?.


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