Gassiott Cemetery
Submitted by Cannon Pritchard

    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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