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Jackson County, Oklahoma
Contributed by Patti O'Bannon, Nov 21, 2003, last edited Jul 24, 2007 [email@example.com]. Total records = 1.
From Altus, OK, take Hwy 62 West for about 8 miles. Turn South on Highway 6 (toward Olustee, OK). Turn West on Prairie Hill Road, go approximately 2 miles. The grave will be on the north side of the road in a ditch. If you get to the old school building which is falling down, you have gone too far.
I hope to learn more about this man. Stories abound about exactly what happened to him.
He is buried in a ditch so as not to be on anyone's land. The people in the area did not want a cemetery started on the land they were working.
He has a granddaughter living in Texas who was responsible for the concrete cover on his grave.
I surveyed this burial site in the summer of 2003.
- Patti O'Bannon
Moseley, Joel, b. 1846 (Georgia), d. 1892
Deaths & Obituaries: Newspapers 1690-Present