By June England Tuck and Deborah Tuck Young - indexed in
This is a very old cemetery. Due to its location, burials stopped
in the early 1900's, and people started using the Ridgeway cemetery.
Some of the
people in this cemetery does not even show up in the census.
Oakland cemetery is located in the west part of the county. From
I 30, turn north on FM road 2653, you will pass through Ridgeway,
stay on 2653.
You will come to the Oakland church. The road going to the cemetery
is next to this church. You will be going through some gates, across
pastures to get to the cemetery. Might want to stop at home nearby
and ask. There might have been one or two graves added after I did
Atkins, Nannie - b. 4 Ap. 1857, d. 12 Feb. 1894, wife of J. M.
Atkins, J. M. - b. 30 Jly. 1850, d. 16 Jan. 1890
Atkins, C. B. - b. 26 Feb. 1884, d. 13 June 1896
Alexander, Lillian - b. 3 Sept. 1895, d. 16 Dec. 1907
Alexander, infant son - 1 Oct. 1906, infant son of B. F. &
J. E. Alexander
Alexander, infant dau. - 3 May 1888, infant daughter of B. F. &
J. E. Alexander
Alexander, Mary Ella - b. 21 Dec. 1892, d. 19 June 1900
Anderson, Dora F. Harris - b. 18 Mar. 1862, d. 26 Mar. 1899
Bassham, Leona Bell - b. 3 Ap. 1897, d. 29 Aug. 1898
Bassham, Susan Jane - b. Sept. 1847, d. 1876
Bassham, Solomon J. - b. Oct. 1848, d. Jly. 1872
Banks, Marvin - 1890 - 1901
Banks, Napolian - 1870 - 1889
Barbee, Daisy - unmarked grave
Brown, Leroy L. - b. 6 Ap. 1859, d. 28 June 1889, son of A. M.
& E. Brown
Butler, E. G. - b. 21 Mar. 1838, d. 31 Oct. 1890, wife of J. T.
Butler, James T. - b. 18 May 1828, d. 21 June 1912 (Pvt Co. Regt.
Tenn. Inf. Mexican War) (Obituary - James Butler of Ruff, died June
21, 1912, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Binion, and was buried
at Oakland, services conducted by Bro. Gibson. He was born in Tennessee,
May 18, 1828. Came to Texas near 45 years ago and has lived in this
community ever since. He was a hero of both the Mexican and Civil
wars. He leaves eight children, five boys and three girls, all married.
Will Butler, of Antlers, Oklahoma, attend the funeral of his father.
Butler, Clarence N. - b. 18 Aug. 1909, d. 20 Dec. 1909
Bassham, Elizie E. - b. 24 Dec. 1870, d. 26 Aug. 1890, wife of
W. F. Bassham
Brooks, Lutie - b. Ap. 1861, d. Oct. 1870,daughter of T. D. &
J. A. Brooks
Brooks, T. D. - 1803 - 1873 (Served in the Texas Revolution at
San Jacinto (Stone erected by his youngest son, E. W. Brooks)
Brooks, E. W. - 1859 - 1926 (Obituary - E. W. Brooks, pioneer of
Hopkins County, died this morning at the Long Hospital where he
critically ill for the past few days. He was near his 67th birthday,
having been born in Upshur County in 1850. He moved to Hopkins County
in1867, and later married Miss Addie Lindley, daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. J. R. (Riley) Lindley, who still survives him. Early in life
his father died and left young Brooks. At the time of his death
he was the largest owner of cattle in Hopkins county, and for several
years made a specialty of White Faced Herefords. He owns several
thousands acres of farm and ranch land, and is one of the largest
tax payers in the county. He has no children and no living brothers
and sisters. A little more than a year ago, he moved from his ranch
near Ridgeway to his home on Connally street. Funeral services to
be held at his home with his pastor, Rev. J. E. Evans, conducting
the service. Burial to take place in Oakland cemetery.)
Brooks, Henry W. - b. 9 Mar. 1856, d. 20 Jan. 1907
Brooks, Lee - b. 24 Nov. 1874, d. 20 Oct. 1891, son of J. R. &
E. L. Brooks
Bearden, Nancy - b. 19 Ap. 1814, d. 25 Jly. 1886, wife of N. Bearden
Bearden, N - b. 19 Dec. 1813, d. 13 Dec. 1881
Branom, Nancy - b. 13 Dec. 1848, d. 12 Nov. 1889, wife of W. J.
Barber, Jennie M. - b. 7 May 1875, d. 29 Jan. 1891, daughter of
Dr. J. A. & I. A. Barber
Banks, Samantha - 1849 - 1895
Chaffin, Ann Jenette - b. 12 Aug. 1815, d. 9 Jly. 1886
Coleman, Mattie - b. 12 Oct. 1867, d. 20 Jan. 1903 (Buried with
4 infants, three sisters and one brother)
Craig, Lillie A. - 9 Ap. 1854, d. 9 Feb. 1905, wife of G. E. Craig
Cameron, Lunette - b. 27 Sept. 1823, d. 25 Feb. 1851, age 28 yrs.
4 mos. 2 dys. Wife of John Cameron
Cameron, Henry C. - b. 16 Aug. 1856, d. 14 Oct. 1866
Camerson, William - b. 29 Mar. 1816, d. 8 Aug. 1879
Cross, infant - 1898
Carter, baby - no dates, baby daughter of Mary and Bob Carter
Carter, Mamie - d. 4 May 1904, infant, unmarked grave
Chapman, William, Mrs. - died 1925
Davis, Della Maud - b. 1 Feb. 1896, d. 24 Sept. 1897
Davis, W. R., Rev. - 11 Nov. 1823, d. 7 Ap. 1900
Davis, Lucy D. - b. 18 Jly. 1825, d. 19 June 1917, married Rev.
W. R. Davis, 28 Jan. 1847
Davis, Giles, Mrs. - unmarked grave
Davis, son of Giles Davis - unmarked grave
Findley, J. C. - b. 11 Dec. 1843, d. 10 Ap. 1876
Farler, Ada - b. 16 Jly. 1868, d. 4 Feb. 1898, wife of J. H. Farler
Fleetwood, James T. - b. 2 Feb. 1846, d. 16 Dec. 1891, husband
of Charity Fleetwood
Glossup, Joel - died about 1888, unmarked grave
Glossup, Julia Ann Shelton, unmarked grave, wife of Joel Glossup
Green, Delilah - b. 26 Dec. 1826, d. 1853, wife of T. L. Green
Harris, G. A., Sr. - b. 9 Jan. 1807, d. 25 Feb. 1872
Harris, Abner H. - b. 25 Jan. 1845, d. 2 Mar. 1872
Harris, G. A., Jr. - b. 4 Jly. 1860, d. 10 Aug. 1866
Harris, Missouri A. - b. 15 May 1841, d. 11 Oct. 1915
Hicks, James D. - b. 26 Sept. 1846, d. 7 Ap. 1902
Herman, Loda Kate - b. 9 Jan. 1883, d. 18 Jan. 1901
Herman, B. F. - b. 31 Jan. 1869, d. 9 Sept. 1892
Herman, James F. - b. 31 Jan. 1828, d. 7 Feb. 1914 (Obituary -
James F. Herman of Hopkins County, died at his home, eight miles
Cumby, Feb. 7, 1914. It is said that he was among the first farmers
in Texas to raise cotton. He was one of the oldest subscribers to
the Galveston News, having been a subscriber ever since he came
to Texas. Mr. Herman was born in Lauderdale County, Alabama, Jan.
31, 1828, and at the
age of 21 moved to Victoria County, Texas, in 1849, where he lived
for several years. Prior to the civil war he became a member of
Rangers, and in this service participated in many encounters with
the Indians. When the civil war began, he was transferred to Gen.
Bedford Forrests Cavalry where he saw much hard fighting. In 1867,
he moved to Hopkins County and bought land in what was then known
as Prim Hill neighborhood where he lived the remainder of his life.
Mr. Herman was twice married and is survived be a widow and six
children. He was buried
in Oakland cemetery near where he lived, conducted by Rev. Nicholson.
Tom Young and wife of Como, Mrs. Susie Potts and son, James, of
Denton; Mrs. Lizzie Stewart of Mt Zion; B. M. Herman, wife and baby
of South Dakota, were here to attend the burial of their father.)
( James F. Herman married Sarah J. Young 22 Dec. 1870)
Herman, Sarah J. - b. 3 Ap. 1854, d. 8 Sept. 1893
Herman, J. R. - b. 14 Aug. 1845, d. 2 June 1906
Herman, M. J., Mrs. - b. 17 Aug. 1845, d. 6 Jly. 1917
Herman, J. B. - b. 28 Aug. 1851, d. 9 Feb. 1903
Hammonds, Zacry T. - b. 23 Aug. 1868, d. 27 Sept. 1892, son of
W. A. & C.J. Hammonds
Hancock, J. T. - b. 18 Aug. 1857, d. 23 Oct. 1889
Kennemur, G. D. - b. 15 Dec. 1844, d. 26 Feb. 1928
Kennemur, Agnes Isabella - b. 31 Mar. 1853, d. 27 Sept. 1900, wife
of G. Kennemur, and daughter of J. H. & Mary Ann Rowel
Kennemur, Jane - b. 3 Oct. 1806, d. 1 Mar. 1881
Lasater, W. L. - b. 26 Feb. 1829, d. Sept. 1890
Ligon, infant son - b. 11 Feb.1881, d. 17 Feb. 1881, son of Dr.
E. T. M. E. Ligon
Lindley, Lee - b. 24 Nov. 1874, d. 20 Oct. 1891, son of J. R. &
E. L. Lindley
Littrell, Maggie Simons - wife of Jasper Littrell - unmarked grave
Marable, Champ "Pappy" - b, 6 Sept. 1866, d. 3 Feb. 1902
Murphy, Anna - b. 18 Oct. 1826, d. 24 Aug. 1892, wife of J. J.
Murphy, Jennie, b. 13 Feb. 1868, d. 26 Nov. 1893, wife of J. J.
Murphy, daughter, b & d 22 Mar. 1887, daughter of I. H. &
B. F. Murphy
Morris, Esther Whitson - b. 16 Mar. 1801, d. 20 Sept. 1866
Mayes, infant - 1897
Moreland, Margret E. - b. 21 June 1846, d. 2 mar. 1865, daughter
of W. & M. Moreland
Moreland, William M. - b.21 Jan. 1860, d. 2 Jan. 1877, son of W.
& M. Moreland
Moreland, Marishia - b. 22 Feb. 1838, d. 5 Sept. 1893
Moreland, William - b. 2 Dec. 1805, d. 29 Mar. 1892
Martin, J. W. - no dates
Mobley, Maudie - age 5, unmarked grave
Mobley, four infants boys, unmarked graves
Mobley, infant - b & d 4 May 1881, infant son of J. Y. &
S. A. Mobley
Mobley, Sarah A. - b. 6 Feb. 1859, d. 27 May 1882, wife of J. Y.
McDonald, J. - b. 20 Feb. 1818, d. 29 Jan. 1884
McPeters, George L. - b. 18 Feb. 1864, d. 18 Aug. 1886
Penion, child - unmarked grave
Parsley, Rufus - unmarked grave
Parsley, Gilley, unmarked grave, wife of Rufus Parsley
Prim, Asa Young - b. 15 Jan. 1882, d. 16 Sept. 1882, son of G.
T. & M. F. Prim
Prim, Eliza A. - b. 5 Jly. 1859, d. 25 Jan. 1866, daughter of G.
H. & S. Prim
Prim, infant - b. 23 Aug. 1889, d. 11 Sept. 1889, infant son of
W. B. & L. Prim
Prim, Thomas H. - b. 26 Feb. 1855, d. 15 Mar. 1859 (1855?,) son
of G. H. & S. Prim
Prim, James M. - b. 22 Dec. 1852, d. 7 Aug. 1867, son of G. H.
& S. Prim
Prim, Clarence A. - b. 8 Jan. 1864, d. 3 May 1873, son of G. H.
& S. Prim
Prim, Sarah J. - b. 16 Mar. 1833, d. 13 Oct. 1894
Prim, George H. - b. 16 Mar. 1828, d. 17 May 1906 (Obituary - George
H. Prim, one of the countrys oldest and most estimable citizens
the home of his son, Parrish Prim, near Ridgeway, Thursday, May
17, 1906. He was in his 78th year, and for some time has been
a resident of the
Indian Territory, and was here visiting his son at the time of his
Prim, Verday - b. 13 Feb. 1890, d. 5 Oct. 1890, baby daughter of
R. F. & M. L. Prim)
Prim, William B. - b. 13 Oct. 1851, d. 26 May 1890
Poindexter, Willie - b. 11 Feb. 1855, d. 15 Dec. 1903
Patterson, M. J. - b. 2 Jan. 1877, d. 27 feb. 1894, wife of G.
Patterson, Lonzo - b. 11 Aug. 1899, d. 10 Jan. 1901
Patterson, J. S. - b. 18 Feb. 1895, d. 14 June 1895
Phillips, Ann E. - b. 30 Jly. 1823, d. 5 Sept. 1885
Patterson, Willie F. - b. 8 Oct. 1869, d. 21 Oct. 1894, son of
J. H. & M. E. Patterson
Patterson, B. L. - b. 11 Mar. 1835, d. 21 June 1902
Phillips, Mr. - unmarked grave (Obituary - Mr. Phillips of Ridgeway,
died Saturday and was buried at Oakland cemetery. Services conducted
by Rev. Nicholson of Greenville. (S. S. Gazette, Fri., May 15, 1914,
Ridgeway column, dated May 11th)
Pennington, Joe - 1860 - 1907
Peacock, infant - 1884
Peacock, Mattie Mathis - 1884
Peacock, Aaron Wakefield - d. August 1918
Radican, Vernie May - b. 16 May 1886, d. 27 Jan. 1918
Ridgway, M. A. - b. 12 Feb. 1834, d. 18 Sept. 1888
Russell, Joseph - no dates
Stewart, infant - 29 Sept. 1915, infant daughter of W. L. &
Mary L. Stewart
Smith, Robert MacArthur - b. 31 Aug. 1914, d. 29 Aug. 1915
Smith, Edna - 1877 - 1901
Simmons, Joe - unmarked grave (Obituary - Mr. J. J. Simmons, pioneer
citizen, died at his home on Finney street Wednesday, after a lingering
illness. He was 73 years old and had lived most of his life in Hopkins
County. He is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughters:
J. W. Simmons, Dike; G. W. Simmons, Peerless; Mrs. W. F. Pinion
and Mrs. Z. Dickson, Sulphur Springs. Funeral and burial will take
place at Oakland. (Daily News-Telegram, Jan. 21, 1931)
Simmons, J. J., Mrs. - unmarked grave (Obituary, Mrs. J. J. Simmons,
- Sissie Simmons, the wife of Joe Simmons, died Oct. 7, 1914, and
buried at Oakland. She was sick only a few short days with the dreaded
disease erysipelas in her throat and face. She leaves a husband
children, all of whom are grown except one little girl nine years
Titus, John Waller - b. 10 Jly. 1869, d. 18 Nov. 1885, son of E.
B. & Kate Titus
Titus, Mary Kate - b. 28 Jan. 1841, d. 8 aug. 1887
Trobaugh, Mary Lee - b. 18 May 1864, d. 3 Mar. 1894, wife of J.
Thigpen, Mattie F. - b. 19 Mar. 1894, d. 5 Jly. 1894, dau. of G.
R. & S. E. Thigpen
Vaden, Olin - b. 8 Jan. 1882, d. 10 Sept. 1882, son of L. &
M. F. Vaden
Vaden, son - b. 4 Dec. 1880, d. 26 Feb. 1881, son of L. & M.
Williams, J. S. - b. 7 Oct. 1871, d. 7 Nov. 1900
Williams, William R. - b. 4 Dec. 1867, d. 8 June 1916, husband
of Rilla Williams (Obituary - William Riley Williams died June 8,
1916, and buried
in Oakland cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. C. H. Glanville
at the Methodist church of which he was a member. He leaves a wife
and four children)
Wagoner, W. B. - b. 29 Jly. 1885, d. 10 Feb. 1887
Wagoner, infant son of R. & M. P. Wagoner, b&d 29 Sept.
Williams, Martin - b. 11 Nov. 1839, d. 20 June 1908
Williams, Julia V. - b. 19 Sept. 1843, d. 9 May 1910
Williams, James - b. 30 May 1813, d. 21 June 1886
Whitson, Esther Morris - b. 16 Mar. 1801, d. 20 Sept. 1866
Woods, Jos. V. - 1840 - 1915
Woods, Minerva E. - 1849 - 1918
Williams, James - 1796 - 1867
Williams, _ _ evinia - b. 30 May 1813, d. 2 June 1888, wife of
James Williams (Very hard to read)
Williams, Collin, Mrs. - unmarked grave
Williams, Winnie Zora - unmarked grave - daughter of W. R. &
Young, James L., Rev. - 1790 - 1856, husband of Margaret Young
Young, Margaret - b. 9 Mar. 1797, d. 4 Jan. 1880
Young, H. F., infant - no dates
Young, H. F. - 1833 - 1913
Young, Susan E. - 1845 - 1919 (Obituary - Mrs. Fletcher Young of
Gafford Chapel, died Tuesday night, March 11, 1919, from paralysis.
Mrs. Young was known as "Aunt Sue." Her husband, Rev.
H. F. Young, preceded her in death six years ago. She is survived
by five children. Bro. Graham of Greenville conducted the funeral
Young, William Wesley - b. 5 June 1831, d. 3 May 1890
Young, Mary - b. 17 Aug. 1843, d. d. 25 Jly. 1915 (Obituary - Mary
Ellene, also known as Polly, died July 25, 1915, at the home of
daughter, Mrs. George Bartlett, and was buried in the Oakland cemetery.
She leaves seven children: Mrs. Ellen Rash, Sulphur Springs,
Jane Alexander, Cumby; Mrs. Ludy Herman, South Dakota; Mrs. Kate
Bartlett, Ridgeway; William, Joseph, and James Young, all of Ridgeway.
She was nearly 72 years old, and death ascribed to heart failure.
She was the daughter of Captain Branom and was raised in this county.)
Young, James - born about 1867, d. 1888, son of H. F. Young
Young, Elizabeth G. - no dates
Young, Thomas - 1821 - 1887