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Lee Cemetery

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

Historic Cemetery Marker & a photograph of the cemetery by Donna Bartholow

 There are about 20 & depressions from old graves now completely unmarked. 
A few pieces of Bois d'Arc wood mark a few graves.
Mystery Marker- Can you help?

Wooden stone ~ Unknown

Conley, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" and her infant  8 Jun 1860-7 Jun 1897

Davis, Infant Dau. of T.H. & M.L. 26 Jan.1894-2 Feb.1894

Freeman, N.E. 1 Sep.1850- 11 Dec.1888 ( This is Nancy Lee the dau. of Daniel Lee and wife of William Freeman)

Lamar, Shan Conley 

Lee, Capt. Bob  died 24 May 1869

Lee, Daniel W.    5 June 1810-19 Mar.1877

Lee, Elizabeth Ward   wife of Daniel W. Lee

Lee, Nealy Dau. of R.J.& M.  17 Nov.1868-11 Oct.1871

Lee, Polly Davis  (1st wife of Daniel)
unmarked grave

Lee, R. E. 7 Feb 1863 -  25 Sep 1881
          Read article about the recovery of his marker

Lee, 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

McClanahan, Dollie 9 Oct.1890 age 1 yr.9 mos.

McClanahan, Sarah A. 13 Mar.1865-3 Jan.1892

Reynolds, 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 grave.

Reynolds, Timmie S.   7 Aug.1886-27 Aug.1887

Self, Melissa 14 Dec.1853 - 2 Feb.1884

* see note at bottom of page about the Smith Family

Smith, Bryant N. son of J.C.& A.
22 Nov.1880-20 Aug.1882

Smith, Dana' (Daniel)     27 Oct 1872-11 Mar? 1879
aged 7 years 5 Months

Smith, Eliza 1857-1891
(unmarked today dau. of Ben)

Smith, J.C 1857-1932 

Smith, Jno. C.  27 Dec.1835-12 May 1864

Smith, Rev. Martin 1824-1886

Smith, Minerva wife of Martin  dau. of Daniel Lee
24 May 1834-30 July 1909

Smith, Louisa E. 24 dec.1837-11 Aug.1861

Smith, Thomas N.
son of Jno. & P.A.
20 June 1857-10 Feb.1861

Watkins, Cicero Son of U.H.& E.L.
20 Mar.1883-14 July 1898

Williams, Thomas B. 17 Sep.1892-6 May 1893

David Womack is a Smith Family Researcher with a Family Homepage

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