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Royal and Martha (Smith) Lockett
came to Texas from Georgia between 1856 and 1858 with their
eleven surviving children and the family's slaves. Seven of
their eight living sons served in the Conferderate Army.
The earliest marked grave on this site is that of Walter R
McGarity (1853-1862), son of James H and Marie
Antoinette (Lockett) McGarity and a grandson of Royal and Martha Lockett. Six generations of Lockett descendants are interred here. According to family oral history, a Union soldier who died on the Lockett Plantation also is buried in the graveyard. Of the more than 45 interred here by 1999, two were Veterans of the Conferderate Army and three were Veterans of World War II. The Lockett Cemetery continues as a chronicle of Marion County history.
Thanks to Marylee Watson Knight for the following information & thanks also to Mrs. Pauline Lockett and her daughter Miss Beatrice Lockett, who were most helpful by giving Marylee so much information. Marylee says: Several years ago I did a lot of interviewing re the Union soldier buried at Lockett Cemetery. Here's the story that emerged:
The Union soldier had fought in the Battle of Mansfield (LA), but deserted his unit and set out to walk home. Accounts vary as to whether he had been wounded in the battle or whether he was ill with some disease. At any rate as the soldier pressed northward he lapsed into unconsciousness on the side of the road, not far from the Lockett Plantation. When word of the soldier reached Dr. Lockett, he sent his slaves to fetch the unconscious soldier back to the plantation. Despite the opinions of his neighbors, Dr. Lockett gave the soldier the best of care. However, a few weeks later the soldier died. Dr. Lockett was determined to bury the soldier in the family cemetery, but, bowing to family pressure, buried him just outside the fence. The last time the cemetery fence was replaced, it was agreed to extend the fence to include this lone grave.
At the same time I was also
digging for information as to why a scout for Kit Carson was
buried here. As it turns out he married into the Lockett
clan, so there is no mystery to that one.
Thanks to Bill Sweeney for the information in gold.
|Dreesen, Dr J. J. B.||Feb. 3, 1867||Mar. 14, 1942|
|Dreesen, Dr W. L. B.||Dec. 27, 1868||Sep. 8, 1918|
|Dreesen, William Jesse||Dec. 21, 1916||Aug. 15, 1987||H/o Phyllis A; Sgt US Army WW II|
|Holley, Bobbie Lockett||Oct. 9, 1919||Nov. 15, 1994||W/o Gordon Russell Holley|
|Holley, Gordon Russell||Dec. 9, 1912||Apr. 12, 1984||H/o Bobbie Lockett Holley; S2 US Navy WW II|
|Holley, James Randall||Jun. 25, 1968||Nov. 23, 1985|
|Lockett, Albert||Apr. 17, 1869||Aug. 25, 1873||S/o T N & Laura Lockett|
|Lockett, Ethel Berman||Jun. 11, 1920||Sep. 30, 1983||W/p Quentin R Lockett|
|Lockett, Eunice Beatrice||May. 20, 1874||Jun. 28, 1876||Dau of J O & M A Lockett|
|Lockett, Henry Pelham||Jul. 10, 1870||Apr. 2, 1872||S/o H C & Rebecca Lockett|
|Lockett, Infant||Apr. 12, 1873||Apr. 29, 1873||S/o T N & Laura Lockett Age 17 days|
|Lockett, James Henry||Jun. 26, 1879||Jul. 19, 1881||S/o J M & Ellen Lockett|
|Lockett, James Marvin||Mar. 15, 1872||Jul. 14, 1873||S/o J O & M A Lockett|
|Lockett, Julia F.||Mar. 5, 1835||Jul. 1, 1866||W/o Royal F Lockett|
|Lockett, Kelly T.||May. 1, 1956||Nov. 7, 1995||S/o Paul & Jo Lockett|
|Lockett, Laura||Dec. 9, 1846||Apr. 15, 1873|
|Lockett, Martha A. Smith||Nov. 29, 1804||Feb. 22, 1868||W/o Royal Lockett|
|Lockett, Mary A.||Mar. 2, 1843||Apr. 26, 1929|
|Lockett, Minnie Edna||Mar. 14, 1873||Aug. 10, 1875||D/o H C & Rebecca Lockett|
|Lockett, Norma||Jul. 22, 1876||Nov. 13, 1877||D/o J O & M A Lockett|
|Lockett, Quentin R.||Jun. 20, 1911||Jul. 17, 1987||H/o Ethel Berman|
|Lockett, Royal||Mar. 5, 1794||Aug. 27, 1871||H/o Martha A Smith
Royal and Martha came to Texas from Georgia with their
surviving 11 children in the mid 1800's
|Lockett, Royal A.||Jan. 23, 1879||Mar. 1, 1914|
|Lockett, Royal F.||Nov. 25, 1827||Dec. 26, 1865||H/o Julia F S/o Royal & Martha Smith Lockett|
|Lockett, Royal Miles||Apr. 18, 1865||Nov. 17, 1881||S/o J M & Ellen Lockett|
|Lockett, William A.||Aug. 19, 1833||Feb. 22, 1916|
|Lockett, William Alonzo||Oct. 21, 1881||Jan. 1, 1973|
|Lowther, R. J.||May. 19, 1837||Jan. 1, 1929||Scout for Kit Carson for 12 years (inscribed on headstone)|
|McAlexander, Sarah Ward||1829||1881|
|McGarity, Hervey||Apr. 7, 1865||Feb. 28, 1868||S/o James Hervey & M A McGarity|
|McGarity, James Hervey||1814||Sep. 6, 1873||Age 59 years; h/o Marie Antoinette Lockett (buried Oakwood Cemetery); f/o Albertha Pauline McGarity (buried Oakwood Cemetery)|
|McGarity, Jimmie A.||Jan. 2, 1874||Nov. 17, 1877||D/o James Hervey & M A McGarity|
|McGarity, Pouncey H.||Sep. 21, 1860||Sep. 29, 1888||S/o James Hervey & M A McGarity|
|McGarity, Walter R.||Oct. 9, 1858||Jan. 2, 1862||S/o James Hervey & M A McGarity|
|Northen, Capers||Feb. 7, 1855||Jul. 4, 1866|
|Pierce, Claud Lockett||Dec. 4, 1877||Dec. 4, 1902|
|Soldier, Unknown Union||unknown||1865|
|Walker, Elsie||Nov. 12, 1889||Jul. 28, 1892||D/o Jno. E & Della Walker|
|Ward, John||Jan. 18, 1794||Jul. 3, 1872|
Read by Maribeth Buce November 2001 & March 2002.
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