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Ross Family Cemetery
Locust Grove, Mayes County, Oklahoma

Lat: 36° 10' 40"N, Lon: 95° 09' 35"W, approx
T20N R20E Sec 27

Contributed by Jo Melton, Jan 29, 2005 [jmelton@sstelco.com]. Total records = 13.

To reach Ross Cemetery from Locust Grove, Okla. take highway 82 south about a mile, you will see a big yellow sign that reads: Flea Market and Swap Shop on the left. The cemetery is inside on the left about 50 yards.

There is a sand stone rock wall about 4 feet high that surrounds this cemetery. You can see it from the highway. The gate to the entrance is locked and you can only visit when open on the weekends, except the first weekend of every month.

The cemetery is in fair condition, but I did not find out who owns and maintains it. You can call the Key Funeral Home, which is next door to the cemetery, for information about this cemetery, and to get permission to view it at any time if you do not wish to wait for the Auction on the weekends.

I have documented this cemetery from photos taken when I visited the cemetery on Dec 11, 2004. This transcription contains all existing and legible stones or markers at this time.

- Jo L. Melton

Fields, Sarah, b. Jul 31, 1857, age 77 yrs, wife of Geo. Fields
Markham, Sogey or Socey, b. Sep 1887, d. Dec. 29, 1887, son of J.W. & M.G. (or M.C.)
Riley, J. B., b. Nov 26, 1884, age ?
Riley, Martha C. (or G.), b. Jul 22, 1857, (headstone made by: M.F. Sullivan-OSEWE Co. Kansas)
Riley, Mary, b. Sep 1857, age 3yrs., daug. of J.B. & M.G. Riley
Riley, Rider, b. ?, ?, 1849, age ?m., son of J.B. & M.G. Riley
Riley, Susanna, b. Jul 31, 1857, age 3m., daug. of J. & M. Riley
Ross, Infant, b. Aug 14, 1891, d. Aug 20, 1891, son of L.W. & M.A. Ross
Ross, Joe M., b. Oct 8, 1831, d. Sep 4, 1900 (*note: this is the biggest headstone there, Joe M. Ross is inscripted on one end and his wife (Ruth A. Ross) is on the other end. There is an open book that lays on the top of the stone and in capital letters across the bottom it reads: Ross)
Ross, Richard, b. Jan. 7, 1872, d. Feb. 10, 1873, son of J. M. & R. A.
Ross, Ruth A., b. May 2, 1840, d. May 27, 1900, wife of Joe M. Ross
Vann, Infant, b. Aug 28, 1869, age 10 days, son of D, W. & N. J. Vann
Vann, Nancy, b. Aug 30, 1869, age 22 yrs, wife of W. Vann

 

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