Wadesville Cemetery
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 Updated: 25 Feb 2009
Wadesville Cemetery
LeFlore County, Oklahoma

Wadesville and Bohannon Cemeteries - from Talihina take Hwy 63 east towards Muse, cross Frazier Creek, turn due south one half mile to George Morgan's on the old site of Wadesville, go in his pasture at the gate, drive west for seven minutes, and enter pasture of Harold Wright one mile.  This is one of the most isolated of all the cemeteries explored although not hard to reach.   It is located on a high south bank of Frazier Creek.

This is the burial site of Governor Wade and those of the noted Dukes tribe.  The cemetery contains about 250 graves. The oldest graves are in the extreme northeast corner.  Wadesville is the resting place of many Choctaws who figured prominently in the settlement of their new nation, and at least a dozen markers with age make it possible for them to have been on the Trail of Tears, which was true with Governor Wade and his wife, Frazier, and others.  This cemetery is just inside LeFlore County on the boundary line of Pushmataha, and some writers have placed it in that county. 1

Printed Source: DAR. Oklahoma. Oklahoma City Chapter. Cemeteries of Sequoyah and Adair Counties, 1968.

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ANDERSON Davis            1900 1 age 68
DANEY Mary R.          1890          1926 1   
DUKES Alfred 03-00-1875 08-31-1883 3   
DUKES Angeline Wade 12-07-1849 10-19-1887 2 w/o Gilbert
DUKES Edwin 12-07-1881 02-19-1903 3  
DUKES Martyn 07-18-1878 04-02-1886 3  
DUKES Nancy Collins 11-23-1877 09-01-1876 2, 3 w/o Joseph
DUKES Nancy G.   11-23-1875 1 widow of Jas. Dukes; age 63
FRAZIER Elizabeth          1877          1883 1 member of family for whom Frazier Creek named
FRAZIER Thomas          1842          1896 1  
WADE Alfred          1811 03-13-1878 1 b Mississippi; age 67 years
WADE Alfred 10-27-1862          1816 3 Peck notes Alfred Daney Wade, 1862-1876
WADE Cornelius          1810          1842 3  
WADE Ely P.          1857          1869 1, 3 (Eli P.)
WADE L. T. (Mrs.) 10-18-1826 04-13-1876 1, 3 w/o Alfred; age 56
WADE Lavina          1837          1909 1 d/o Alfred Wade
WADE Nancy D. 02-00-1813 07-00-1860 3  

Peck notes wife of Alfred Wade's dob as 1820 and dod as 1876. Indian Pioneer Papers notes as given above. Other discrepancies are also noted when comparing online family histories, Peck and Indian Pioneer Papers. 

Duke page notes Angeline Dukes died Oct 19, 1887 which differs from the Indian Pioneer Papers date of Oct 19, 1883. Dukes page also notes Nancy Collins died 1875 which differs from the Indian Pioneer Papers.

1Henry L. Peck, The Proud Heritage of LeFlore County, A History of An Oklahoma County, (Muskogee, OK: Hoffman Printing Co.) 1963 reprint 1967, p. 123-124, 129-130.  
2Gilbert Wesley Dukes, http://home.earthlink.net/~carrierodell/gilbertdukes.html, December 2002.
3Indian Pioneer Papers, Wadesville Cemetery, https://sites.rootsweb.com/~okgenweb/pioneer/ohs/wadesville.html, December 2002.