Latitude
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312716N
0950045W

Cherokee County, Texas

        SHOOKS BLUFF CEMETERY

   

 (photos by Donna )


WELLS, CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS
26 DECEMBER 1999

The Shooks Bluff Cemetery probably dates from before the Civil War.  The site of the town, now a ghost town and the cemetery are about a mile from the Neches River.  From Wells, go west on FM 1247 for 3.8 miles to the junction of FM 1819.  Turn right (north) on FM 1247 for 6/10 miles and turn left on a dirt road.  There is no road or cemetery sign.  Proceed west for 1.1 miles then turn right (north) on another dirt road and go 9/10 miles to the cemetery.

Note:  In the Miscellaneous column, information in upper case is found on the tombstone.  My notes are in lower case.  The notation (FHM) denotes funeral home marker and (double stone) indicates a double monument.  The dates have been changed to day/month/year format to enable sorting by date.  Enumeration  was done by Wayne Edwards on 25 December 1999, beginning at the back left corner and continuing left to right, row by row.  The NO. column is the sequential order of enumeration.  Probably half the graves do not have tombstones but are marked with rocks or clay pipes.
 

NO. LAST NAME FIRST NAME BORN DIED MISCELLANEOUS
4. ABSHIRE FRED H. 1917 1983 (Double stone) Husband of Vernice Abshire
5. ABSHIRE VERNICE 1924 1996 (Double stone) Wife of Fred Abshire.
52. CHANDLER BILLEY 7 JAN 1896 1 JAN 1906
49. CHANDLER IDA FAY 7 APR 1875 3 JUL 1953 (Double stone) Wife of W. L Chandler
53. CHANDLER JAMES E. 16 AUG 1913 17 OCT 1967
51. CHANDLER LEE ANNA 1842 1934
48. CHANDLER LUE VICIE 7 NOV 1889 23 MAR 1949 Monument has only years.  Funeral home marker says 7 NOV 1889-23 MAR 1949
50. CHANDLER W. L. 7 APR 1864 14 JAN 1938 (Double stone) Husband of Ida Fay Chandler
19. CHOATE CLEBURN C. 7 APR  1931 14 JUL 1933
18. CHOATE M. ANNER 1872 1927
17. CHOATE W. A. 1860 1940

43. COOPER MRS. MARGIE 17 MAR 1931 12 OCT 1968 (FHM) Oakley-Metcalf
46. CORCORAN CHARLIE LLOYD 22 AUG 1916 24 DEC 1986 PVT. US ARMY
45. CORCORAN HELEN D. 22 APR 1923 6 FEB 1994
47. CORCORAN HELEN DIANNE 8 JAN 1980 23 MAR 1980 Monument has only years.  Funeral home marker says Helen Dianne Corcoran 8 Jan 1980- 23 Mar 1980
42. COURTNEY MYRTIE 1 OCT 1895 3 DEC 1965 Home-made concrete marker has only year. Funeral home marker has 1 Oct 1895-3 Dec 1965 Oakley-Metcalf FH
13. DELANEY MRS. MAY 1871 1955 Home-made concrete marker.
12. FREDREGILL ESTELLE L. 20 MAR 1923 21 SEP 1990 (FHM)
23. GOODWIN AMASA R. 13 DEC 1892 28 OCT 1957 TEXAS PFC CO. D. 143rd INF. 36th DIV.  WWI
21. GOODWIN B. Y. (YOUNG) 23 NOV 1870 1 AUG 1948 (Double stone) Husband of Effie Goodwin
8. GOODWIN CATHARINE REBECKA 1853 1880
22. GOODWIN EFFIE 18 JUN 1874 16 JUN 1911 (Double stone) Wife of B.Y. Goodwin
24. GOODWIN G. L. 1894 1966
28. GOODWIN GEORGE 1849 1900
25. GOODWIN GROVER C. 8 OCT 1895 9 FEB 1970
27. GOODWIN SARAH CHANDLER 1848 1914 Wife of George Goodwin
9.  GOODWIN WILLIAM ZACHARIAH 1873 1880
2. HENDRY ALTON 21 OCT 1929 12 JAN 1999 (FHM)
3. HENDRY BILL 2 OCT 1918 16 OCT 1933
1. HENDRY JOE 24 MAR 1888 8 JAN 1935
14. LEE C. G. “BUD” 6 FEB 1917 2 MAY 1983 (Double stone) Husband of Edna E. Lee
15 LEE EDNA E. 3 AUG 1913 29 AUG 1985 MARRIED 1966 (Double stone) Wife of Bud Lee
40. METTLEN BELL 1884 1917 (Double stone) Wife of W.E. Mettlen
31. METTLEN CORA JUNIOR 30 SEP 1927 26 OCT 1985 (Double stone) Wife of Robert H. Mettlen
16 METTLEN DUDIE RAY 9 OCT 1953 13 JUL 1988
20. METTLEN ELLIS HOWARD 20 OCT 1929 22 DEC 1999 (FHM)
37. METTLEN ETHEL 13 JAN 1900 7 MAR 1977 (Double stone) Wife of Rube Mettlen
36. METTLEN GORDEN HENRY 13 FEB 1905 21 AUG 1979 (Double stone) Husband of Willie Beatrice Mettlen
44. METTLEN HETTIE 25 JUL 1908 16 DEC 1929 (FHM) Oakley-Metcalf
30. METTLEN INFANT SON 15 OCT 1953 15 OCT 1953 Funeral home marker, difficult to determine date.
34. METTLEN LEROY R. 2 DEC 1922 7 DEC 1952
11. METTLEN MALCOM HUGH 22 MAR 1927 20 FEB 1994 PVT US ARMY WWII
10. METTLEN PETE M. 27 NOV 1963 17 SEP 1996
32. METTLEN ROBERT H. 19 JAN 1925 7 SEP 1989 (Double stone) Husband of Cora Junior Mettlen
38. METTLEN RUBE 19 AUG 1898 8 AUG 1975 (Double stone) Husband of Ethel Mettlen
39. METTLEN RUBY 1898 1975 (FHM)
33. METTLEN SADIE MOZELL 1936 1955
41. METTLEN W. E. 1874 1937 (Double stone) Husband of Bell Mettlen
35. METTLEN WILLIE BEATRICE 18 FEB 1904 19 DEC 1997 (Double stone) Wife of Gorden Henry Mettlen
6. ROEBUCK LOU 24 NOV 1888 17 OCT 1947 (Double stone) Wife of Roley Roebuck
7. ROEBUCK ROLEY 9 SEP 1854 18 JUN 1931 (Double stone) Husband of Lou Roebuck
29. TONEY TULLEY WOODROW 22 JUL 1915 19 NOV 1918
26. WILLIAMS ERBIE LEE 21 NOV 1929 17 JUL 1930 INFANT SON OF MILBURN AND ELLA MAE WILLIAMS
 

Enumeration  was done by Wayne Edwards on 25 December 1999
Encoded in HTML by Gordon Bennett, May 1, 2001
Revised August 4, 2006 by Gordon Bennett