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Daniel W. Lee Reunion
The Leonard Preservation
League in Leonard, Texas is hosting a Lee Family Reunion on July 21, 2007.
THe Reunion will be held at the Leonard Community Center on the North Side
of the Square at 1:00 on Saturday of the Leonard Picnic.
Special guest will be
members of this family, who still live in this area.
Families to be represented
are Lees, Smith, Mahan, Durham, Davis, Bradley, Ward, McClanahan, Freeman,
Reynolds and others.
Plans are for a few
speakers, visiting and hopefully filling in some blanks of the family tree
and a visit to the Lee Cemetery.
So plan your vacation
around a trip to Leonard for the Leonard Picnic, the Lee Family Reunion
and a visit to the Historical Museum.
Mark you calenders for
July 21, 2007.
This Cemetery is well kept and fenced and sits right next to the road just
a bit over into Hunt County from the Fannin County Line.
From the downtown Leonard square, take Hwy. 78 S. and go about a block
past the overhead Railroad trestle to Fannin County Rd. # 5065 (abt. .25
m.west of city square) turn left and go 2.2 miles to the intersection of
Hunt County Rd. #1135 and #1137, turn right on #1137 and go west 1.5 m.
The Cemetery is on the right.In the past it was unkempt and had much vandalism;
but good attempts at trying to preserve it have been taken
* in Jan 2006 David Womack found it had been vandalized.
Below is the damage to the gate and individual tombstone damage is shown
on the tombstone pages.
Numbers are bent and broken off
Cemetery Marker & a photograph of the cemetery by Donna Bartholow
are about 20 & depressions from old graves now completely unmarked.
A few pieces of Bois
d'Arc wood mark a few graves.
Marker- Can you help?
Nealy Dau. of R.J.& M. 17 Nov.1868-11 Oct.1871
Lee, Polly Davis
(1st wife of Daniel)
R. E. 7 Feb 1863 - 25 Sep 1881
Read article about the recovery of his marker
T. F. 10 May 1857-26 Jan. 1881
Mahan, Susanah wife
of B.F. Mahan
24 Mar.1837-10 Mar.1868
McCarley, Oscar Rufus
16 August 1897 - 19 August 1936
Dollie 9 Oct.1890 age 1 yr.9 mos.
Sarah A. 13 Mar.1865-3 Jan.1892
Bengamin 12 Nov.1883-27 Aug.1883
same stone as Timmie
There is a footstone
near these that reads "L.S.R."
It is possible the
T. is an L. on the name below
or another now unmarked
Timmie S. 7 Aug.1886-27 Aug.1887
Melissa 14 Dec.1853 - 2 Feb.1884
* see note at bottom of page about the Smith Family
Bryant N. son of J.C.& A.
Dana' (Daniel) 27 Oct 1872-11 Mar? 1879
7 years 5 Months
Smith, Eliza 1857-1891
(unmarked today dau.
Jno. C. 27 Dec.1835-12 May 1864
Rev. Martin 1824-1886
Minerva wife of Martin dau. of Daniel Lee
May 1834-30 July 1909
Louisa E. 24 dec.1837-11 Aug.1861
of Jno. & P.A.
June 1857-10 Feb.1861
Cicero Son of U.H.& E.L.
Mar.1883-14 July 1898
Womack is a Smith Family Researcher with a Family Homepage