Salathiel E. Gassiott was a farmer who was born in
Louisiana. He came to Polk County in
1849 with his brothers Nicholas E. Gassiott and Williford R. Gassiott. He settled on land on
Sandy Creek, East of Leggett, Texas. On September 18, 1859 he married Celicia Perry
and had a large family. Apparently, several of their children died young and were buried on
their property. Today, only the sandstone bases of two cemetery markers are all that are left.
Area residents stated their were more markers many years ago that have disappeared over
the years. Mr. & Mrs. Gassiott are both buried with cemetery markers in the Gassiott family
lot at the Center Grove Cemetery. Many of their children/descendants are buried there.
(See Center Grove Cemetery listing for the names and vital statistics of the Gassiott family.)
Location: At the intersection of U. S. Highway 59 and FM
942 in Leggett, Texas,
go East on FM 942. At the Jones Prairie Cemetery continue for .2 miles. Turn Left
on the old FM 942 dirt road for four miles. Cemetery on Left in the woods near the road.
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