Boggs Cemetery, Houston County, Texas

Boggs Cemetery, Houston County

This cemetery is located northwest of Crockett in Houston County. The land was originally donated by a Mr. Bobby Boggs circa 1850 who married into the Cheairs family. This cemetery is located in the Ash Community and is thought to be one of the oldest cemeteries in Houston County.

Please note that the comments column contains my personal observations and things I thought would be helpful. Also, I recorded every marker, which means, one person may be recorded twice if they had two markers (i.e. a military marker in addition to their family marker). If you have any questions after viewing the list, please e-mail me at Letty Harrington.

This cemetery was transcribed by Letty Harrington on April 13, 2001. This transcription is not connected to the Boggs Cemetery or the County of Houston. This information is a personal project only. The information herein is given freely for personal use and can not be linked to any commerical sites. *NOTE: This was transcribed using a digital camera. Thanks to Ray Nelson for the contribution of photos for the Nelson family that I had misplaced. Click on the name to view a photo of the headstone.

NAME B. DATE D. DATE INSCRIPTION COMMENTS
ALFORD, Baby   1933 Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. F.M. Alford  
ALFORD, Bertha M. Mar. 13, 1900 Nov. 14, 1995   Double stone with Frank
ALFORD, Charles Milton Jan. 24, 1910 Oct. 24, 1988 Children: Patsy, Wendell, Nila Double stone with Lila
ALFORD, Ethel Jan. 4, 1921 Jan. 24, 1932 Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. F.J. Alford  
ALFORD, Frank M. Feb. 17, 1898 Aug. 27, 1980 Married Dec. 31, 1916 Double stone with Bertha
ALFORD, Lila Crofford Oct. 10, 1914   Married Oct. 19, 1932 Double stone with Charles
ALFORD, Marjorie L. May 18, 1921 Jul. 18, 1987 Memorial Stone Double stone with Ross
ALFORD, Ross M. Jan. 21, 1918   Married Dec. 28, 1944 Double stone with Marjorie
ALLEE, Fannie Feb. 9, 1870 Jan. 21, 1921 Wife of A.H. Allee  
ALLEE, James Washington Jul. 17, 1872 Jul. 31, 1942   FHM says: Jimmy Dove Allee
ALLEE, Jodie M. Dec. 31, 1876 Jan. 6, 1887 Dau of T.J. & M.E. Allee  
ALLEE, Luther L. Sept. 28, 1881 Jul. 5, 1883    
ALLEE, Mary J. Magee Mar. 24, 1850 Dec. 15, 1870 Wife of W.M. Magee Family Photo
ALLEE, W.M.     Corp. Co K 2 ARK Inf CSA No dates
ALLEE, William Milas 1841 1910 Family Photo Corp. Co K 2 ARK Inf CSA; (CSA Pension records show death is Oct. 23, 1905) military marker
ASH, Baby     Gone to be an angel  
ASH, Dora Merideth Jan. 3, 1855 Feb. 6, 1899 Wife of J.B. Ash  
ASH, Infant Son Nov. 23, 1959 Nov. 25, 1959 of Frankie & Billy Howell Ash  
ASH, James B. 1850 1936 Gone but not forgotten  
ASH, James Escar (Skid) Dec. 1, 1898 Jun. 26, 1976    
ASH, Lula Bell Harrell Nov. 30, 1908 Mar. 31, 1998    
BAUGH, Infant   Aug. 7, 1887 Son of J.H. & T.E. Baugh  
CHASE, Osborn Mar. 26, 1889 Aug. 13, 1889 Son of W.T. & M.E. Chase  
CHEAIRS, Evey May Nov. 4, 1894 Aug. 12, 1899 Dau of J.E. & M.L. Cheairs  
CHEAIRS, Florence Crofford Oct. 23, 1899 Jul. 23, 1932    
CHEAIRS, G.W. 1876 1960 At Rest  
CHEAIRS, Jesse Lee Nov. 12, 1896 Sept. 24, 1968    
CHEAIRS, John 1863 1911   Double stone with Lizzie
CHEAIRS, Lizzie 1868 1926   Double stone with John
CHEAIRS, Mildred Apr. 1923 Apr. 1973   Double stone with Vernon
CHEAIRS, S.C. Allison Jul. 1, 1867 Jul. 15, 1882 Wife of J.E. Cheairs  
CHEAIRS, Vernon Feb. 1917 Jun. 1982   Double stone with Mildred
CHEAIRS, Viola 1876 1957    
CHEAIRS, William Edward Mar. 20, 1908 Jan. 1, 1993    
CHEAIRS, Zelma Crofford Dec. 27, 1913 Oct. 2, 1943    
CHRISTIAN, Barbara   Feb. 19, 1944    
CHRISTIAN, Evelyn Joyce Dec. 8, 1924   Married May 22, 1941 Double stone with W.R.
CHRISTIAN, F.L. Nov. 24, 1866 Mar. 22, 1912 Wife of W.R. Christian-Age 45 yrs  
CHRISTIAN, Ida 1896 1978   Double stone with W.W.
CHRISTIAN, J.L.       No data
CHRISTIAN, Nancy Dec. 24, 1832 Mar. 29, 1891    
CHRISTIAN, W.M. Apr. 10, 1831 Jun. 3, 1888    
CHRISTIAN, W.R. "Dub" Dec. 31, 1924 Oct. 21, 1997   Double stone with Evelyn
CHRISTIAN, W.W. 1896 1972   Double stone with Ida
CHRISTIAN, Wiley R. Jun. 4, 1866 Jul. 6, 1915    
CRAIG, Nancy Christian Sept. 4, 1900 Oct. 19, 1918    
CROFFORD, Alice Aug. 10, 1882 Jun. 29, 1960   Double stone with Jim
CROFFORD, Grady L. Nov. 14, 1923 Sept. 3, 1943 Brother  
CROFFORD, Hal Jul. 25, 1894 Jul. 7, 1933 Daddy  
CROFFORD, Jim Feb. 27, 1860 Feb. 16, 1942   Double stone with Alice
CROFFORD, Julia Ann Nov. 14, 1861 Sept. 28, 1954    
CROFFORD, Linda Jeanne   Aug. 30, 1946 Angel of Emma Jeanne & Elbert Crofford  
DICKEY, Robert   1901    
DORMAN, Evelyn Cheairs 1919 1969    
EAVES, James Michael   Jul. 2, 1956 Grandson of Skid & Lula Ash  
ERWIN, Bettie 1869 1960   Double stone with J.B.
ERWIN, Doll Baby       No data
ERWIN, Edward       No data
ERWIN, Henry L. Mar. 25, 1896? Nov. ?, 1948    
ERWIN, J.B.       No data
ERWIN, J.B. 1860 1956   Double stone with Bettie
ERWIN, J.C.       No data
ERWIN, Jessie       No data
ERWIN, Minnie Keels May 5, 1892 May 26, 1985    
ERWIN, Minnie Ola Oct. 31, 1913 Feb. 14, 1914    
ERWIN, Ruth       No data
GLEISS, Mary Aug. 16, 1833 Oct. 10, 1902 Wife of Rev. F.J. Gleiss  
HAMILTON, C.A.   Dec. 15, 1890 Dau of AS & SA Hamilton-Aged 12 yrs  
HAMILTON, S.F.   Nov. 12, 1889 Wife of W.H. Cheairs-Aged 28 yrs  
HOPKINS, Arminda Crofford Apr. 9, 1898 Apr. 13, 1972 Mother  
HORTON, Earl 1912 1933 In loving memory  
KEELS, Opal Feb. 27, 1909 Apr. 3, 1956 Our dear loved one has gone, but not forgotten  
KEELS, William Melvin Oct. 10, 1928 Dec. 14, 1997 Till we meet again, we'll miss you-Daddy "Pa-Pa"  
LARUE, Donald Gary Mar. 31, 1956 Dec. 16, 1982 Son of Carl & Freddie McDonald LaRue Photo & Memorial
LOTT, Will B. "Uncle Bud" 1881 1963 By Kent Rollo  
MAGEE, M.E. Dec. 17, 1847 Mar. 21, 1893 Wife of Rev. W.T. Chase  
MCDONALD, J.R. Jan. 30, 1892 Jun. 21, 1969   Double stone with Lula
MCDONALD, Lula Dec. 24, 1897 Feb. 13, 1988   Double stone with JR
MCDONALD, Walter W. May 5, 1922 Jan. 17, 1980 TEC 5 US Army WWII Military Marker
MERIDETH, Lizzie Sept. 17, 1879 Jan. 9, 1897 Dau of ?? & S.J. Merideth  
MERIDITH, James Mobley Oct. 8, 1850 Mar. 27, 1937    
MERIEDTH, Dora Mae Jan. 3, 1855 Feb. 6, 1899 Wife of J.B. Ash-Wating for the glorious resurrection - Mother This is the 2nd stone for Dora
MURPHY, John 1881 1924    
NELSON, Authur M. Jan. 24, 1884 Dec. 15, 1885 Son of R.H. & J.S. Nelson  
NELSON, Hardy H. Jul. 14, 1886 Jul. 20, 1886   Double stone with Hubbard
NELSON, Hubbard C. Oct. 18, 1887 Nov. 21, 1887   Double stone with Hardy
NELSON, Ralph H. Sept. 17, 1843 Apr. 8, 1895   Double stone with Sibby
NELSON, Sibby W. Jan. 8, 1850 Feb. 5, 1907   Double stone with Ralph
NETTLES, James Lawrence Sept. 17, 1933 Sept. 27, 1933    
NORTON, Jennie Dec. 5, 1870 Feb. 19, 1935 At Rest Double stone with John
NORTON, John W. Oct. 1, 1865 Feb. 20, 1930   Double stone with Jennie
NORTON, Marshal H. Apr.17, 1903 Sept. 8, 1903 Son of J.W. & E.J. Norton  
OLIVER, Anna Sept. 14, 1875 May 17, 1946    
OLIVER, Bessie A. (Lambert) Mar. 29, 1914 Sept. 7, 1995   Double stone with Johnie
OLIVER, Frances       No data
OLIVER, John III       No data
OLIVER, Johnie T. Jan. 18, 1905 Mar. 3, 1997 Married Sept. 27, 1932 Double stone with Bessie
OLIVER, Mildred M. Jan. 19, 1939 May 21, 1996    
OLIVER, Nan 1848 1924    
OLIVER, R.L. (Bob) 1876 1961 At Rest  
ROGERS, James Benton May 9, 1841 Jan. 16, 1887 Father  
ROGERS, James C. Mar. 25, 1881 Jun. 25, 1881   Double stone with Mamie
ROGERS, Mamie L. Jan. 5, 1878 Feb. 18, 1879   Double stone with James C.
ROGERS, Mary Julia Aug. 28, 1882 Oct. 25, 1895    
SESSIONS, Elladee Angelica Sept. 23, 1882 Oct. 31, 1884 Daug of H.C. & C.E. Sessions Double stone with Hiram
SESSIONS, Hiram A. Feb. 29, 1812 Sept. 7, 1885   Double stone with Elladee
SWEARINGIN, Guy J. Jun. 8, 1895 Mar. 23, 1966   Double stone with Susan
SWEARINGIN, Johney J. Aug. 30, 1918 Jul. 14, 1999   Double stone with Virginia
SWEARINGIN, Susan J. Oct. 28, 1902 Jan. 30, 2000   Double stone with Guy
SWEARINGIN, Virginia B. Aug. 25, 1931     Double stone with Johney
VICKERS, C.L. Feb. 19, 1839 Apr. 14, 1913    
VICKERS, Ida Apr. 13, 1871 Aug. 14, 1876    
VICKERS, Jesse Jun. 5, 1873 Aug. 31, 1883    
VICKERS, Julietta Jul. 11, 1839 May 1, 1884    
VICKERS, S.R. Apr. 20, 1869 Sept. 16, 1878    
WEDEMEYER, Hilton E. Sept. 11, 1895 Aug. 7, 1922 Son  

The following is a list of names of people supposed to have been buried in the Boggs Cemetery which we did not see headstones for when we visited. We may have missed it, it may have been destroyed or they may never have had one, as my research sources often use cemetery records as opposed to headstone transcriptions. I suggest that if you desire further information on any of the following, that you contact the Houston County Courthouse which has a historical society that resides in the courthouse building..

NAME
BAUGH, Unknown Adult
CHASE, Oliver
CHEAIRS, S.H. Hamilton
CHRISTIAN, Bryant
CHRISTIAN, Larkin
CHRISTIAN, Rhetta
CROFFORD, Rosie
CROFFORD, Wife of Jim
DOLAN, Bill
FRANCIS, Adult Male
HAMILTON, A.C.
HOPKINS, Martha
HOPKINS, Hal
HOWELL, Male
KEELS, Pearl
KEELS, Willie
KEYS, Emmit
KEYS, Emmit, Jr.
LARUE, Thomas
MCDONALD, Joyce
MCDONALD, Infants
MINTER, Infant
NELSON, Harry
NELSON, Mary Kate
OLIVER, T.W.
SMITH, Edgar

Last Updated on 6/11/2001
By Letty Harrington
Email: lettyein@hotmail.com