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BENJAMIN E. HALL FAMILY

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BURIED IN
THE TAYLOR CEMETERY
NOWATA CO OKLAHOMA

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Photo taken September 11, 2006
by John and Sharlee

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This cemetery sits on top of a lonely hill called Inspirational Point overlooking fertile farm land south of Nowata Oklahoma, formely Cooweescoowee District Cherokee Nation Indian Territory.

This is a fairly good size cemetery, with just a hand full of headstones still visable and most of those have been knocked down.

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On Wednesday, March 12, 2014
To: Sharlee
I was doing some web browsing and ran across the article for the Taylor cemetery near Nowata OK. Your name was at the bottom of the web page.
I grew up around that cemetery and remember playing on and near there as a kid.
My grandfather owned the land just below the hill which butted up to the cemetery (Henry Vice was my grandfather; Mr. Manual from Bartlesville later bought this place when my grandfather had to move to town due to health) I donít know when My grandfather bought the place but he had been there a few years.
My dad bought the adjoining land on the other side of the creek (Winford Vice). I lived there. They have since sold the land and we have all moved on.
What I remember most of this cemetery was the old graves. There was also a large sandstone rock that was shaped like a bowl. I was told that rock was used by the Indians to grind their flour in. Most of the headstones were knocked over even back then but there were still some standing. I wish I had some pictures of the area but we never took any.
Take care,
Rick Vice

March 13, 2014
To: Sharlee
The bowl (which was really a large rock hollowed out in a bowl shape) was on the west side of the entrance gate. It looks as if some roads have been added since I was there many years ago (using Google maps).


TAYLOR CEMETERY FROM GOOGLE EARTH


You may use any part of the email.
I did find your pictures and they were a great reflection back in time. I never knew anyone that was buried there, from my recollection they had stopped using it well before I was born. I donít even recognize any of the names of families that are buried there. I did know the Pecks (one mom and daughter, I think they were kind of the volunteer care takers of the cemetery) Charlie Harshman and Blythe Dunn also lived near there. The only Rose I knew was Pete Rose and his wife (I can't remember her name). They were old back then. They lived on the west side of the property and across the creek. My grandfather and grandmother that did have the property adjoin the cemetery are buried in Nowata.
From my best recollection the sandstone rocks would have been in the area I highlighted in red (on the attachment).
I had heard stories that there were civil war soldiers buried there but the only thing to back that up was the one gravestone that had a PVT listed. We also heard stories of Indian fighters buried there but again nothing to back that up. My mom and dad are still alive and they may be of a better source of information than me. I can contact them if you have any questions. They were more from the Talala Area and moved to Nowata in the 50's. I am not sure when my grandfather purchased this property.
Keep up the good work,
Rick Vice

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LILY ANN DAY
First Wife of Benjamin E. Hall
and Mother of Frank, Laura (md Charles Franklin Brannan) and Henry Hall. As you can see this is a really large stone that has been knocked over. She is buried next to her sons and grandchild.
Special THANKS to Lori for providing LILY's full name.

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Infant Daughter of Henry and Edith Smith Hall

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Henry Hall
Son of Benjamin E. and Lily DAY Hall

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Frank Hall
Son of Benjamin E. and Lily DAY Hall

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This flat native stone lay between Lily and the tree in high brush.
It appears to say
"H. H. Hall" with other writing on the rock.
Could this be Harrison H. Hall, father of The Hall's of Nowata OK?
On September 17, 2006 John and I went back to Taylor Cemetery and gave this stone a bath. There are NO dates on it. It is a homemade stone. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hall. Per Lori's Mother, yes, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison H. Hall are buried here.

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BENJAMIN E. AND DELLA TANNER HALL are both buried in the Englewood Cemetery Clinton Henry Co MO. Thanks again to Benjamin's Great Great Granddaughter Lori

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This stone of Alexander Brown was near by
Another large stone, knocked off its pedestal.
Don't know anything about him, yet, hopefully one day we will. Just afraid his stone will be broken more before someone can claim him.

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Courtesy of Jo Crabtree and GenWeb
Taylor Cemetery was dedicated August 11, 1905 on the John Forsythe farm," occupied by John Sigler. Rev. Lamb officated 3:00 Sunday Afternoon. They had dinner and a program.
This cemetery was canvassed by Jeannie Inman & Elsie Berg.
It has been submitted for online use with their permission. Most of these graves do not have headstones at all. It was also canvassed by James W. & Alice Tyner in 1969-- 24 graves those graves have {* a bracket & asterik to indicate their records ** asteriks indicate records taken from the 1898 diary of Elizabeth Taylor wife of G.W. Taylor. Her records also indicate the orginial name of the cemetery was "Glendale Cemetery".
I contacted Jo Crabtree about the diary. She told me on Sept 18, 2006 that the diary was under lock and key. That it was to fragile too handle. That everything in the diary is up on the internet.

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If you look at the pictures courtesy Jeannie Inman and Jo Crabtree on the Nowata County Genweb site, the Hall Family stones are pictured on the right. Look, they are still standing when Jeannie and Jo took their pictures..... Sharlee

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