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SWEAT Cemetery

NW4 of 12-14N-1W, Oklahoma Co. OK

Three miles north of Hwy 66, along the Indian Meridian, then a bit over 1/2 mile west.

An OKGenWeb Success Story

I canvassed this cemetery in 1996 and submitted the tombstone transcriptions to OKGenWeb. Although I knew how most of these people fit into our family tree, it had been over 40 years since my last visit and there were several whom I could not place. The posting, however, enabled others who know these families to find me. Pooled knowledge paints a much clearer picture than mere tombstone transcriptions, so this page is now a demonstration of how the information taken from tombstones can be combined with that from other sources.

The topographical map shows this as the Sweat Cemetery. It's a small family plot that was located on the Willard P. SWEAT homestead, in Deep Fork Township. Willard's wife was Hattie FRIEND, and because most of the early burials were members of her family it has been known to many as the Friend family cemetery. Hattie's sister, Mellie FRIEND, married Richard Franklin ATTEBERRY. Becaise a number of ATTEBERRYs are buried here, it has also been known as the Atteberry family cemetery.

West Row

E/F L O R ? N C/G E

An almost illegible sandstone marker, probably Florence [maiden name unknown], the wife of Charles Mathews FRIEND. She was listed on the 1890 Territorial census, but apparently died before 1900.

Malinda

Wife of

Thomas C. Friend

Born Sept 22 1837

Died Aug. 8, 1897

Maiden name: Malinda L. Filbert.

Ella/Elva

Another sandstone marker, which we originally read as "Ella" but have since identified as Elva FRIEND, daughter of William L. FRIEND and Sarah KEEL. 

Father

Thomas C. Friend

May 18, 1833

June 10, 1920

Tombstone and obituary give his birth date as 1833, but pension records give it as 1834.

Rosa Etta Atteberry

1862-1901

Sister of Richard Franklin ATTEBERRY, wife of Mark Lafayette SANDERS.

Atteberry

Daughters of

Frank & Mellie

Granddaughters of Thomas C. and Malinda FRIEND. The girls parents, Frank and Mellie ATTEBERRY, are buried in the nearby Luther cemetery.

Opal

Jan 30, 1905

May 10, 1905

 

Feb 20, 1898

East Row

Stella Elizabeth

1900-1966

Temporary marker still in place reads Stella Elizabeth SANDERS. Daughter of Mark Lafayette SANDERS and Rosa Etta ATTEBERRY

Della S. Kuntz

1894-1951

Della SANDERS, daughter of Mark Lafayette SANDERS and Rosa Etta ATTEBERRY.

Mark Lafayette

1860-1940

Full name, Mark Lafayette SANDERS, husband of Rose Etta ATTEBERRY.

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