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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
LDS Microfiche #6016976
Volume 111 - Cemeteries

Cemetery - Cherokee
Date: June 16th, 1937
Burial ground: Blackston Family Burial Ground
Founded: about 1880
Present owner: William GIBSON
Address: Muskogee, Oklahoma
Number of graves: 16; marked graves: 12
Condition: Enclosed and cared for
Legal location: Muskogee County, NE NW, NW, sec24, T12N, R20E
Field Workers: James S. Buchanan and Carl R. Sherwood

Blackston Family Burial Ground
This burial ground was established by the BLACKSTON family who were among the early settlers of the district and only members of the Blackston family are buried in the plot. It is situated on the old Blackston claim one mile west of Webbers Falls. Some of the older graves have granite markers of the type used in those days and some of the later graves have more expensive marble monuments. 


G.W. BLACKSTON born Nov 27, 1831 died Apr 27, 1896
Sallie, wife of R.E. BLACKSTON born Sept 19, 1854 died Mar 7, 1892
R.E. BLACKSTON born Oct 1, 1843 died Feb 2, 1897
Daisy SMITH born Mar 4, 1881 died Sept 16, 1882
Rockey, husband of Lotie SMITH born Dec 11, 1845 died Jul 12, 1890
Mary Josephine, wife of S.N. CARLYLE born Nov 26, 1839 died Nov 13, 1887
Robert BLACKSTON born 1809 died 1876
Lutiel SMITH born Feb 24, 1850 died Dec 28, 1905
Lelia BLACKSTON born Dec 18, 1887 died Sept 1, 1888
T.Q. BLACKSTON born Aug 17, 1847 died Apr 9, 1892
George W. BLACKSTON born Dec 11, 1883 died Sept 21, 1884
T.H. HARLESS born May 27, 1850 died Nov 9, 1891

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Gay Wall.