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Oakwood in Honey Grove


This is the main  Cemetery for Honey Grove,
Please  send photographs and biographical info of those buried there

 a Big Thank you to:
Photo by Christine Haw (decendant of the Nix family & information),
Jearldene McDonald (Hodde) & Madeleine Cooper(Nicklas) for many names and dates,
and all the others who have sent in their family information


Oakwood Cemetery Historical Marker 
Established in 1846, this cemetery was originally known as the Walcott Graveyard. The earliest documented burial in the cemetery is that of James G. Gilmer (1814-1846). A nativeof Kentucky, Gilmer came to Texas in the late 1830s and settled in this area. He was buried on his family land, and his widow, Elizabeth Parrish Gilmer, later married Benjamin Stuart Walcott. Mr. and Mrs. Walcott gave the land containing Gilmer's grave to the community as a public graveyard. It later became  known as Oakwood Cemetery because of the area's large oak trees. Members of Honey Grove's early pioneer families are interred in the graveyard, as are many of their descendants. Over 275 veterans of the Civil
War, World War I, and World War II are represented here,some with gravestones and some, whose bodies were not returned, with memorials. Alsoburied here are members of Honey Grove's preCivil War slave community and freed black citizens. Land acquisitions over the years have increasedthe size of the cemetery. An  entrance gate was erected in 1910, and a fence was built around the graveyard about 1913. the Oakwood Cemetery Association, formed in 1923, maintains the historic cemetery.
Go Here to check the Interment Book Kept by Calvin Trout 

See also record from Floy Hodge,
I need help in identifying these .


Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove Texas
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 This is a PARTIAL LIST-needs to be updated
This cemetery census is being taken by Susie Henderson!
meanwhile the collected info will remain on this website.

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