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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

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

Cemetery - Cherokee
McDennil Cemetery
Legal location: NE corner NW 40, Sec 19, T16N, R19E 1 mile northwest of Okay adjoining highway 69 (Wagoner Co.)

This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Oklahoma though it only occupies about fifty foot square on high level ground and with the exception of a few oak trees among the graves there is no other trees near the place. The oldest citizens in the vicinity says there has never been a burial in this place since their recollection. It has no inclosure (sic) and condition indicate years of neglect. About eleven graves can be located, eight of them with granite head stones with the following inscriptions

William, son of L. and G. KEYS
    born near Tahlequah, January 17, 1843, died at Flat Rock Creek, February 6, 1875
John W. son of L. and G. KEYS
    born at Migator Town, Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation, October 25, 1849
James MCDENNIL, born in the year of 1790, died November 9, 1850
Ellen MIZE, born April 5, 1848, died February 14, 1881
Nellie S., daughter of A.L. and L.H. RICHARDS, died July 22, 1888, age 3 months
Lewis KEYS, born April 12, 1816, died November 28, 1877
Nellie, daughter of A.S. and L.H. RICHARDS
    born September 1, 1886, died November 26, 1886
Martha, wife of J.B. ALBERTY, daughter of T. and M. BRUSTER
    died January 18, 1879, age 25 years

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