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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
LDS Microfiche #6016976
Volume 111 - Cemeteries

Cemetery - Cherokee
Date: June 17th, 1937
Burial ground: Hanks Family Burial Ground
Founded: abt 1865 by: Robert T. HANKS (Cherokee)
Abandoned: about 1920 why: later interments at Ft. Gibson
Present owner: Mary E. HANKS (Widow of Robert T. HANKS)
Address: Webbers Falls, Oklahoma
Number of graves: 7; marked graves: 1
Condition: cared for
Legal location: Muskogee County SE NW SW, Sec 13, T 12 N, R 20E
Field Workers: James S. Buchanan and Carl R. Sherwood

Hanks Family Burial Ground
This old family burial ground is situated on the old home place of Robert T. Hanks, which was a claim that was bought by Mr. Hanks from one of the VANN brothers who were among the first settlers of this part of the country. Mr. Hanks acquired this property about 1865, or the close of the Civil War, and his heirs have retained possession of the property to the present time.

It was the custom with the early settlers to have the family burial ground on their premises, hence, the location of this burial ground plot on the old claim near the original home of Robert T. Hanks, one mile west of Webbers Falls.


Holmer G. SCALES   son of J. A. and A. P. SCALES  born Oct 4, 1862 died May 23, 1872
Robert T. HANKS   (husband of Mary E. Hanks) died Jan 10, 1916
Henry EFFERT   died Oct 12, 1915 
Robert WOFFORD   (father of Mary E. Hanks) died 1890

Note: the above named are all Confederate Veterans and are buried in this plot but have no grave markers. This information was furnished me by Mrs. Mary E. Hanks.

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Gay Wall.