East of Tulsa, OK on Interstate 44, get off on 193 E Ave. Go north about
1 mile to a stop light. Turn east and look to the south, the drive is
just around the corner.
This cemetery is named for the Bushyhead Family. They were Cherokee
Indian. The last burial was in 1972, according to the family that now
owns the land, she had an Indian Ceremony. Not a word of English. There
is a mound of dirt with no marker, which is believed to be hers.
All of the readable stones are about in the middle of the cemetery,
next to each other, they all have a foot stone. There are several more
people buried here, no markers of any kind.
There was a Trading Post close to the cemetery. It is believed to
be on the Trail Of Tears. The old wagon trail still exits where they
came to forge the river. One family member told the story, of his grandfather
plowing the field close to the cemetery. He thought he was outside the
boundary of the cemetery, but plowed up some bones.
It is thought that the cemetery may be larger than what is inside the
fence. One needs to get permission from the family that owns the property.
It is located on private property behind locked gates.
There is no maintenance and the grass and weeds are high during the
growing season. It is now fenced. I walked & recorded the cemetery Sept.
- Charlotte Keen
Bushyhead, Ellen, b. 14 Jul 1884, d. 12 Nov 1901, d/o G W &
Bushyhead, G W, b. 12 Aug 1897, d. 1 Sep 1897, s/o G W & Martha
Bushyhead, Isaac, b. 9 Jan 1892, d. 21 Aug 1901, s/o G W & Martha
Bushyhead, Martha, b. no date, d. 31 Jan 1914, age 60 Yrs, w/o
G W Bushyhead
Bushyhead, Susan, b. 18 Mar 1879, d. 15 Mar 1898, d/o W & M Bushyhead
Watkins, Charlotte (Bushyhead), b. 22 Jan 1898, d. 20 Dec 1965,
Grandmother, n/t Ruth Watkins
Watkins, Ruth Iona, b. 23 Aug 1915, d. 10 Oct 1940, Mother, n/t
1-Mound of Dirt, maybe d. 1972
9-Sand Stones unreadable
1-MFHM w/ b. 1??0, d. 1949, unreadable