Red Oak Cemetery

Photos & Listings submitted by Jack W. James

Located in Lavaca near the northeast corner of the crossroads of Utah Ranch Road and Highway 253.

Red Oak Cemetery is where all African-Americans were buried in the early days of the county and area's history. A one-room school house and church once stood beside this cemetery in the grove of tall blackjack oak trees. There are approximately 25 tombstones visible but more likely beneath the oak leaves that are scattered on the property..


Name Dates Notes Marker Photo
Berry, Amos Sept. 29, 1893---July 19, 1909 son of Willis & Leona Marker Photo
Berry, Henry C. Mar 12, 1858 - May 24, 1928 husb of Lotta Marker Photo
Berry, Henry O. Feb 19, 1896 - Aug 28, 1897    
Berry, Leona (Sept 1871) - Feb 26, 1911 Age 85 yrs, wife of W.A. Berry Marker Photo
Boundry, Henry W. Jun 21, 1884 - Feb 5, 1892    
Westbrook, Elbert Jan 4, 1906 - Jan 14, 1907    
Westbrook, Mary Oct 10, 1866 - Dec 14, 1911 Aged 45 years; wife of John  
Caldwell, Clarence Sept 14, 1898 - July 2, 1919 son of Alec & Mandy Marker Photo
Caldwell, Manda 1865 - 1935 Mother; wife of Alec Marker Photo
Coldwell, Emma 1887 - 1919   Marker Photo
Driver, Alice Oct 28, 1887 - Jul 18, 1888    
Driver, Joe Sep 19, 1865 - Mar 1891 son of Richard & Charlotte  
Homes, Maudie d. Feb 30, 1910 Aged 16 mos.  
Homes, Virginia Apr 30, 1907 - Sep 17, 1910    
G.M. footstone    
McDaniel, Kaodus 1915 - 1916   Marker Photo
Shepard, Marie Jun 17, 1908 - Jul 18, 1910    
Taylor, Charles 1835 - 1902 Our Grandfather Marker Photo
Taylor, Sophy 1827 - Dec 31, 1890    

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