Hosey Cemetery, Creek County, Oklahoma - Genealogy


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 Updated: 04 Sep 2011

Paden, Creek Co., OK
Information submitted by
Patti L. Silvestri

Creek Co., OK Township 14 North, Range 7 East, Section 33.  1 1/2 acres

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. [1983]

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 grandfather).

02-Sarah Craig 1839-1911 (2nd wife of Pleasant Craig)

03-Isaac Hosey B: 25 Dec 1239 (sic) D: 22 June 1910 hosey_isaac.jpg (72623 bytes)
(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 & Isaac).

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 Co., AL).

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 Dial).

15-A man that killed himself in unmarked grave next to Isaac Monroe Craig.

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
[email protected]
September 1997


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.