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James Family Cemetery (Big Canyon Cemetery)
Murray County, Oklahoma

Contributed by Dennis Muncrief, feb 04, 2000, last edited Nov 19, 2007 [mudman@cableone.net]. Total records = 7.

I did the registry of this little Chickasaw Indian family cemetery in December of 1999. It is way off in the woods and overgrown.There were two communities that once were near. One was called Crusher since there was a large rock crusher plant in the area. Later, there was a town called Big Canyon which disappeared in the 1950's. It is also known as the James family cemetery.

- Dennis Muncrief

??, ??, no dates, "MJ" footer, native stone and mortar monument, 4'x8'x? tree in grave, infant, 2'x3'x2', marble footer initials, "MJ"
??, ??, no dates, native stone and mortar monument, 4'x8'x3'
??, ??, b. 18 Mar ????, d. 9 Sep 1898, broken stone, infant, footer marble "EJ"
??, ??, no dates, large tree in grave monument, 4'x8'x?
James, Eastman, b. 1848, d. 28 Oct 1898, "Husband of Lydia An", 5' tall marble marker
James, Martha, d. 6 Aug 1885, age 37 years 8 months, "Wife of Eastman James", 3' tall marble marker
James, "Littleman", no dates, stone broken-missing, "Son of Eastman & L. ?", native stone monument, broken stone-missing parts, 3'x5'x3', native stone "tomb" w/marble name, "special" infant

 

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