Paden, Creek Co., OK
Information submitted by
Patti L. Silvestri
Creek Co., OK Township 14 North, Range 7 East, Section 33. 1 1/2
Originally two (2) acres were set aside by Harriet (DePriest) Hosey
and her daughter Patience (Hosey) Vanderslice. Harriet was part Creek
Indian and that is how this land came into the DePriest/Hosey families.
Harriet DePriest married Isaac Hosey, son of Hezekiah Hosey Sr. and 2nd
wife Martha Terral, in Jasper Co., Mississippi.
Directions: At Paden, OK turn north at Post Office,
go 9 miles (black top ends approx 4 miles) to a Y in road, turn West 1/2 mile, turn North and go 1 mile,
turn left, go approx. 50 yards, turn right. Cemetery is on right
hand side of dirt road.
Survey of burials in HOSEY cemetery per Lula Ova Craig-Bowman and Dollie
Craig Morlock, daughters of Isaac Monroe Craig and Fanny HOSEY-Craig. 
01-Pleasant Irvin Craig B: 11 Nov 18833 D: 08 August 1916
(Birth on headstone is incorrect, with the
month being September. Pleasant was the son of William Craig and Adaline Bates
of Marshall Co., Alabama. Pleasant was in Civil War: Alabama Company "C" 49th
Infantry. Pleasant was m1) Elizabeth Wright, 05 Oct 1854 in Marshall
Co. AL, they had 8 children, m2) Sarah Crawford-No issue. Pleasant was my great
02-Sarah Craig 1839-1911 (2nd wife of Pleasant Craig)
03-Isaac Hosey B: 25 Dec 1239 (sic) D: 22 June 1910
(Husband of Harriet DePriest-Hosey.
Isaac was son of Hezekiah Hosey Sr. and 2nd wife Martha Terral of Jasper
Co., Ms. Isaac Hosey & Harriet DePriest were parents of: John B., Patience (Vanderslice),
and Roxanne (Vanderslice & several other that died young).
[Photo submitted by Jack Cowen who's
uncle once owned the farm where the cemetery is located.]
04-Maggie Hosey 1876-1900
(wife of John B. Hosey, mother of Orlando
05-Isaac Monroe Craig B: 19 Jan 1860 D: 22 April 1929
(Husband of Fanny Hosey-Craig, son of Pleasant
Irvin Craig and Elizabeth Wright. Isaac Monroe Craig was born Marshall
06-Fanny Craig B: 06 April 1868 D: 19 August 1931
(wife of Isaac Monroe Craig and daughter
of Hezekiah Hosey Sr. and 3rd wife Nancy Jane Grantham. Fanny was
born in Jasper Co., MS and orphaned at age 4 or 5. Isaac
Monroe Craig and Fanny Hosey had 13 children. Isaac & Fanny lived in
the Hosey settlement).
07-Amer Craig B: 02 april 1910 D:05 May 1927
(son of Isaac Monroe Craig & Fanny Hosey).
08-Beaulah DePriest B:31 Dec 1888 D:02 Jan 1929
(wife of John Franklin "Frank" DePriest and
daughter of Isaac Monroe Craig & Fanny Hosey. Beaulah died in childbirth
and an infant daughter, Janette is in same coffin).
09-Patience Hosey-Vanderslice-No Stone
(wife of Tom Vanderslice and daughter of
Isaac Hosey and Harriet DePriest, mother of Jeff, May (Dial) and Anna Vanderslice.
Patience set aside 1 of the 2 acres for cemetery).
10-Baby Starrett B:April 1932 D:April 1932
(Son of Charlie Starrett and Lillie Craig,
Lillie was daughter of Isaac Monroe Craig and Fanny Hosey).
11-Lucilla Vanderslice b:06 Nov 1913 D: 26 July 1915
(daughter of Jeff and Ara Vanderslice).
12-Johny Lewis Vanderslice B: 14 Feb 1916 D: 04 July 1917
(son of Jeff and Ara Vanderslice).
13-L.B. Gilley B:04 July 1894 D.13 Feb 1912-No Stone
(my mother and aunt could not remember who
L.B.Gilley was the son of).
14-Baby Dial-No Stone
(daughter of Clayton & May Vanderslice
15-A man that killed himself in unmarked grave next to Isaac Monroe
16-Altha Brown B:1925 D:18 Sept. 1927
(Daughter of Merrily and Fannie Brown).
Note: There are several more places that indicate burials, these more
then likely were earlier burials as they are without markers. This
was the only cemetery in the "Hosey Settlement", so more than likely the
graves that are unmarked were people from the settlement and not related
to Hosey, DePriest and Craig families.
The headstones that are in the cemetery are all in good condition, some
had been knocked over and down off bases with farmers equipment and hay
stacks being parked and piled on them. Thanks to a lot of hard work,
the remaining children and the grandchildren of Isaac Monroe Craig and
Fanny Hosey had the cemetery fenced in 1983/1984 and it is
maintained twice a year.
Recent history concerning the cemetery:
In 1983 my mother, Lula Craig-Bowman, age 85 and my aunt,
Dollie Craig- Morlock, age 78 (still living in Prague),
stood with me and told me everyone that they could remember
being buried in the cemetery. Both my mother & Aunt were in full
memory, both of them never forgot anything or dates.
The cemetery was being destroyed by a farmer from Tulsa
parking equipment and stacks of hay on and around headstones. I had taken
my mother back that year (1983) for a Craig family reunion in Bristow
and being the crazy person that I am had taken all my research information
on our lines with me, wound up selling information to all at reunion so
the cemetery could be saved.
Patti L. Silvestri
P.O. Box 25
Parker, Az 85344
Jane Hosey, is the daughter of Harriet Hosey, wife of Isaac Hosey.
Isaac Hosey is buried in the Hosey Commentary.
Jane is my husbands Gggreat Grandmother.
Submitted May 2002 by Gary Jack And Marion Hefner
Gary's Grandmother was a Wright.