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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

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

Cemetery - Creek
Date: June 14, 1937
Burial ground: Durant Burial Ground
Founded: abt 1865 by: Robin GRAYSON
Abandoned: in use by relatives
Present owner: William DURANT Heirs
Address: Route 3, Muskogee, OK
Number of graves: 60; marked graves: 25
Inscriptions: 6
Condition: neglected
Legal location: Muskogee County, S10, T15N, R18E
Field Workers: James S. Buchanan and Carl R. Sherwood

Durant Burial Ground 
This burial ground was established by Robin GRAYSON, a Negro free citizen of the Creek Nation and one of the three Negro members of the Creek Council. Robin Grayson settled on the land on which this burial ground is situated about 1865. 

The burial ground was named the Durant Cemetery in honor of William Durant, a free colored Creek citizen, whose claim was situated just east of the Grayson claim. After the death of Robin Grayson, William Durant acquired the Grayson claim and when the Creek allotments were made this land was allotted to William Durant. Since the death of William Durant, his heirs have retained ownership of the property. 


Rev. Monday DURANT  born 1812 died June 15, 1889 
Robin GRAYSON b. 1803 d. 1883 
Elizabeth FULSOM b. 1833 d. 1930 
Bettie SANGO d. February 26, 1883, Age 40 
Mary PONDS b. 1874 d. 1931

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Gay Wall.