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Boontown
Historic Texas Cemetery

To reach Boonetown Cemetery, from Groveton, Texas, take State Highway 94 West seven and 1/2 miles to the Boonetown Cemetery sign (start looking to the right after Westville Road sign or from Trinity, look for the Boonetown Cemetery on the left sign about 1 mile from Friday Road.  Turn on "Boonetown Cemetery Road" for one and three-tenths miles to the cemetery, which is set back on the right side of the road. From Trinity, take State Highway 94 East approximately 13 miles to cemetery sign. Turn left on Friday Road for one and three-tenths miles to the cemetery.

The correct spelling is Boontown, according to those closely associated with the area. The Texas State Highway Department sign clearly states Boonetown Cemetery. According to Trinity County Beginnings, the community founder was Whitnall Alston Boone, whose father's name was spelled Boon, which is typical of genealogical findings. There never has been a dictionary written on how to spell names, so each generation seemed to choose it's own spelling until the advent of record keeping. Whitnall Boone's tombstone is listed below. To add to the puzzle, Vada Boon is also buried in this cemetery, and according to locals Vada was the first one buried in the cemetery.

List compiled: 27 January 2002 by Trinity County Historical Commission; updated TCHC 09 March 2010/pc

Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Other

ABEL

Robert O.

May 6 1926

Sep 16 1995

PFC US Army WWII Mil Marker 

ALLBRIGHT

Grady Edward

Jan 1 1925 

Jan 4 1998

Dbl stone/Mary Francis 

ALLBRIGHT

Mary Frances

Feb 6 1938

Feb 27 1999

wed Jun 2, 1980Dbl stone/Grady

ASHWORTH

Carl Abner

 

Dec 31 1937

Age 83 years, 2 mos, 11 days

ASHWORTH

Gladas

Feb 13 1907

Jan 12 1919 

Dau/ Jessie & Victor Ashworth 

ASHWORTH

Infant

Mar 11 1883

Mar 13 1883

Infant Son/ E.L. & Jennie Ashworth 

ASHWORTH

Jess

1861

1930

 

ASHWORTH

John

Aug 13 1883

May 5 1907

Son/ C & Mary Ashworth 

ASHWORTH

Manda

1880

1932

 

ASHWORTH

Mary

Dec 24 1856

Feb 27 1925

Wife/ C.A. Ashworth 

ASHWORTH

Sarah

Apr 17 1833

May14 1925

Gone but not forgotten 

ASHWORTH

Vergel

Dec 29 1857

May12 1888

Let our Father's will be done 

BAILEY

Bettie Lou

Sept 29, 1927

 

Double marker with Robbie Bailey

BAILEY

Bricen

 

Jan 17 1920

The Lord is my shepherd Dbl stone/Florene 

BAILEY

David C.

Oct 30 1890

May 9 1968

I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live; Dbl stone/Atmo O. Bailey Brannen

BAILEY

Florene

Dec 6 1915

Oct 22 1991

Dbl stone/Bricen 

BAILEY

Hazel D.

Jan 14 1922

 

In loving memory Dbl stone/J.D.

BAILEY

J. D.

Dec 19 1916

Apr 30 1970

Married Aug. 17, 1940 Hazel D. Bailey; Dbl stone/Hazel D.

BAILEY

Jack D.

Dec 19 1916

Apr 30 1970

Texas US Army WWII Military Marker 

BAILEY

Robbie

Apr 29, 1928

Feb 24, 2008

Double marker with Betty Lou Bailey

BAILEY [BRANNEN]

Atmo O.

Aug 2 1897

Jun 1 1989

Dbl stone/David C. Bailey, Picture of couple; Wife/ Roy Brannen, full name of Atmo Oveda Ellis Bailey Brannen] 

BOON 

Vada

 

 

1st grave in cemetery, unmarked

BOONE

Whitnell

1815

1902

 

BRAKE

Mildred

Feb 28 1920

Mar 13 1965 

 

BROUILLET

Irene Estelle

Sep 22 1907

Mar 22 1975

Irene Estelle Thomas

BROWN

Bettie Ann

Sep 18 1941

Dec 22 1941

[listed in 1st & 2nd edition -- marker missing]

BUTLER

Amos Frank

April 14 1885

Sep 30 1968

 

BUTLER

B. F. [Benjamin Franklin]

Nov 22 1839

Mar 23 1900

PCT CO F 2 Texas Inf. CSA Military Marker

BUTLER

Ed

1873

1916

 

BUTLER

Infant

 

 

Unmarked

BUTLER

Nancy Marcelle 

Dec 15 1849

Apr 13 1942 

Gone from our home, but not from our hearts. [Foster]

BUTLER

Nettie

1901

1920

 

DEWITT

C.

Dec 13, 1936

Nov 09, 2007

 

DEWITT

Evelyn

Sept 16, 1914

Jun 30, 2004

 

EDENS

Betty Wendt

Sept 18, 1919

Dec 5, 2007

Single Marker

ELLIS

Emma

1855

1933

Mother

ELLIS

Jay A.

Jan 31 1883

Jan 13 1959 

Daddy 

FLEMING

Jean T.

Sep 24 1928

Jul 6 1996

Dbl stone/Roy G. 

FLEMING

Roy G.

Oct 25 1926

 Mar 07, 2001

Wed Jul 18, 1948 Dbl stone/Jean 

HAMILTON

Edgar

1887

1964

Dbl stone/Mary 

HAMILTON

Mary

1893

1979

Dbl stone/Edgar 

HUFFMAN

John Floyd, Jr.

1972

1990 

Rowdy photo in military uniform 

KAYGA

C. Irene

Aug 20 1932

Oct 05,2003 

Dbl stone/C.L. 

KAYGA

C. L.

Aug 23 1925

Jul 10 1995

Claude LeRoy on FHM Dbl stone/C. Irene

LAWRENCE

Willie F.

April 10 1887

Nov 2 1962

 

LEE

Amos

Feb 21 1863

Mar 27 1888

 

LEE

Ethel

Nov 1 1897

May 22 1942

Dbl stone/Willie

LEE

Jane Butler

April 13 1868

Oct 29 1887

Wife/ Amos Lee 

LEE

Marry Ann

Mar 1834

Mar 16 1917 

Gone to rest Hand etched

LEE

Sidney

Oct 20 1887

Nov 1 1888

Son/ Amos & Jane Lee 

LEE

Willie

Jan 12 1890

Dec 7 1953

Dbl stone/Ethel 

LEWELLEN

Baby

 

 

 

LEWELLEN

Billie Joyce

Oct 16 1931

Aug 16 1933

 

LOTT

Abb

 

 

At rest - No data 

LOTT

Almedie

Dec 14 1903

Dec 12 1905 

Dau/ J.J. & Media A. Lott 

LOTT

Emmett "Uncle Emmett"

 

 

No data 

LOTT

Julius

1907

1924

 

LOTT

Leo

1905

1905

(Infant)

LOTT

Mary

1904

1904

(Infant)

LOTT

Mary

 

 

At rest No Data

LOTT

Nettie

1884

1942

Dbl stone/O.Z. 

LOTT

O. Z.

1879

1956

Dbl stone/Nettie

LOTT

Oscar "Uncle Dock"

[1866]

May 9 1949

Age 85 years [Oscar A.]

MADDEN

Ann Eliza Smith

Feb 14 1863

Oct 18 1941

Aunt Lark

MADDEN

Baby

 

 

Single marker

MADDEN

Claudy

Feb 7 1904

Sep 1 1907

 

MADDEN

Delbert

Feb 7 1864

May 23 1928

Dbl stone/Nancy 

MADDEN

Elbert L.

Mar 28 1901

Feb 15 1967

 

MADDEN

Elna

Sep 23 1899

Feb 23 1947

From the sea of life to internal rest 

MADDEN

Georgia Ann

Jun 29 1896

Apr 2 1933 

 

MADDEN

James Fras

Nov 4 1891

Oct 24 1984

 

MADDEN

John

Mar 14 1890

Jun 3 1936

Dbl stone/Ludie 

MADDEN

Ludie Elizabeth

Jul 7 1892

Jul 18 1976

Dau/Tom Hashaw & Jane Odom Dbl stone/John

MADDEN

Margaret Maryann

Jul 15 1898

Feb 4 1986

 

MADDEN

Mary Bird

Jun 12 1904

Mar 3 1996 

 

MADDEN

Nancy

April 22 1867

Aug 20 1954

Dbl stone/Delbert

MADDEN

Oda

Jan 3 1894

Jul 20 1897 

 

MADDEN

Ruby

Jan 19 1933

Dec 4 1942

Our Darling 

MC PIKE

Charlie William

Mar 15 1911

April 15 1991

Dbl stone/Velva 

MC PIKE

James C.

May 03, 1967

 

Dbl stone/Jerry Jo Ann

MC PIKE

Jerry Jo Ann Andrews

Jul 02, 1973

Jun 05, 2003

Dbl stone /James C

MC PIKE

Velva L. Madden

Dec 18 1916

Jul 17, 2005 

Dbl stone/Charlie 

MESHELL

Linda Woods

Sept 26, 1950

 

Double Marker with Thomas Wayne Meshell

MESHELL

Thomas Wayne`

Nov 2, 1948

Dec 13, 2007

Double Marker with Linda Woods Meshell

RICE

Verna Fae

Nov 10 1923

Jul 12 1988 

 

ROBINSON

Nelda Jean

Mar 31, 1962

Dec 6, 2007

Single stone

ROBINSON

Sybil Madden

Jun 6, 1936

Jun 14, 2006

Single stone

SATTERWHITE

Harold Wayne

Jul 8, 1931

Dec 21, 2003

Single Military stone

SCHEFFER

Emma B.

Sep 29 1921

Mar 18 1999 

Dbl stone/Jack; picture of couple

SCHEFFER

Jack B.

Mar 4 1918

Oct 21 1995 

Married AuG. 15, 1937 Dbl stone/Emma 

SCHEFFER

Jack B.

Mar 4 1918

Oct 21 1995

PVT US ARMY WWII 

SCOTT

Aline

1914

1926

 

SCOTT

Charles Evan

Feb 24, 1934

 

Double Marker with Mary Sue Scott

SCOTT

Dorthey Allyne

Nov 21 1935

Nov 1 1939 

 

SCOTT

Earl W.

Dec 16 1907

Nov 4 1981

Dbl stone/Lily 

SCOTT

Evan M.

1906

Jun 5 1975

Age 69 uearsDbl stone/Mildred 

SCOTT

Jennie

April 25 1888

Jan 15 1926

Wife/ M.T. Scott 

SCOTT

Leo

 

 

Infant 

SCOTT

Lily Mae 

May 31 1914

Oct 7 1993

[name spelled also Lilly]Dbl stone/Earl W. 

SCOTT

M. T.

Jun 24 1873

Dec 28 1957

Next to Jennie Scott 

SCOTT

Mary Sue Satterwhite

Sept 8, 1934

Oct 21, 2005

Double Marker with Charles Evan Scott

SCOTT

Mildred O.

1914

1997

Dbl stone/Evan 

SIMMONS

Margaret Agnes 

May 1 1910

Apr 12 1976

In loving memory [Dau/Charles & Pearl Butler Thomas]Next to Raymond 

SIMMONS

Noel

Dec 24, 1937

 

Double Marker with Sue Simmons

SIMMONS

Raymond

Feb 2 1910

Jun 15 1971

In loving memory 

SIMMONS 

Raymond

Feb 2 1910

Jun 15 1971

Next to Margaret Agnes 

SIMMONS

Sue

May 11, 1943

Oct 13, 2003

Double Marker with Noel Simmons

SIRMAN

Frank

Jan 24 1885

Sep 4 1888

 

SIRMAN

Margaret

April 12 1862

Mar 17 1957 

Thy word is a light unto my path 

SIRMAN

Ruby Maureen

April 17 1925

Jun 14 1952

Gone but not forgotten 

SIRMAN

Truman E.

Jun 30 1918

Jul 26 1975

PVT US ARMY WWII Military Marker 

SIRMAN

Versa A.

May 1 1898

Dec 13 1994 

Mother - Till we meet again 

SMITH

Arch E.

Mar 21 1887

Feb 4 1968

Dbl stone/Rosa 

SMITH

Buck, Uncle

 

1920

 

SMITH

Cora

Jul 04 1887

Jun 16 1961

Dbl stone/Jim 

SMITH

Doris Warren

Aug 22, 1917

July 19, 2009

Single stone

SMITH

J. R. 

Jun 23 1917 

Jun 23 1973 

[also listed as J. B.]

SMITH

Jim

Dec 07 1885

Jan 13 1967

Dbl stone/Cora 

SMITH

Joe Bailey

Nov 03 1907

Sep 27 1967 

Our Father 

SMITH

John L.

May 25 1906

Mar 15 1962

New Mexico 1 SGT US Air Force WWII Mil Marker 

SMITH

Josephine A.

Oct 25 1862

Feb 25 1899

 

SMITH

Kermit Arch

May 19 19??

Jan 13 1965

Texas AIC US Air Force WWII Military Marker 

SMITH

M. C.

Mar 20 1853

Dec 7 1900 

 

SMITH

Mandania

Jun 20 1884

Mar 16 1891

Dau/ M.C. & J. Smith 

SMITH

Martha J.

Jan 27 1832

Jan 5 1900 

 

SMITH

Mitchell C.

Aug 26 1918

Nov 17 1977 

Hand painted 

SMITH

Rosa

Sep 28 1893 

Jun 15 1974 

Dbl stone/Arch E. 

SMITH

Tyson Christopher

Aug 05 1979

May 9 1997

Big T Musical notes 

SMITH

Vernon T. or L.

Apr 29 1909

Apr 6 1975 

SF2 US Navy WWII Military Marker 

SMITH

Wesley Wiley

Nov 11 1917

Oct 10 1984

 

SMITH

Zula

Apr 26 1889

Mar 16 1891 

Dau/ M.C. & J. Smith 

SWEET

Edd, Uncle

 

No data 

Dbl stone/Aunt Lizzy 

SWEET

Lizzy Smith, Aunt

 

No data 

Dbl stone/Uncle Edd

TAYLOR

Donnie

1903

1985

 

THOMAS

Benny Ocy

Sep 05 1912

Jul 10 2000

Age 87Funeral Home Marker 

THOMAS

Benny Ocy

 

 

Military Marker

THOMAS

Mary Pearl Butler

Jun 11 1889 

Dec 25 1981 

Mother 

THOMAS

William Washington

1857

1913

 

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

Number of unmarked graves.

WOODS

Lois James

Apr 17, 1916

 

Double Marker with Woodrow W. Woods

WOODS

Woodrow W.

Nov 21, 1912

Apr 28, 2005

Double Marker with Lois James Woods

 

For the compiled  list, both Trinity County Cemeteries 1980 and the second edition Trinity County Texas Cemeteries 1992 both published by Trinity County Historical Commission (TCHC) were consulted.  Trinity County Beginnings, by Trinity County Book Committee Patricia Bartley Hensley and Joseph Woodrow Hensley, 1986, Curtis Media Corporation and Trinity County Book Committee.   The cemetery was surveyed on November 2002.by TCHC Cemetery Committee Members: Virginia Buckle Arnold and Mary Lee Mason Abshier

The information has been submitted and is offered free to all who visit. The ownership/copyright stays with the submitter Trinity County Historical Commission.

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