Truett Historic Cemetery of Texas
Jasper Co. Cemeteries of TX
Submitted by Imogene Pulleine
DIRECTIONS: Located on County FM Road 298 between County 252 and County 777. From Hwy 190 turn to left (or right) on to County Rd 252 and turn right on to County FM 298. Cemetery is about .5 mi from this turn off, on a knoll, and to the right. It is fenced and well kept though unmarked at this date. There is an unlocked gate at the easement entry.
HISTORY: Over time this cemetery gradually became known as the Truett Cemetery even though the first individuals buried there were Allens. There is an Allen Cemetery on FM 777 a few miles from this cemetery. Members of the family have always acknowledged that one acre was set aside in the property for a cemetery. A few years ago a deed was filed in the Jasper County, Texas courthouse and recorded following the probate of the Thurston Truett estate. This deed was filed by the owner at that time, Mary Lou Truett Trotti.
SPECIAL NOTATIONS: Unfortunately, there is one headstone which does not have a name or date. The family assumes that as time progressed climatic conditions have eroded the limestone. Several headstones are double and so noted in this list.
In addition, there are four large rocks set into the ground (loosely) as if they represent head and foot markers for two gravesites. None of the past few generations has a clue as to identities of individuals who might be buried there. Nevertheless care has been taken to leave them in place. These stones could have been there for more than one hundred years.
Method for listing dates (by: m, d, y). Also dates of birth & death have been included in this listing even though in some cases only the year is on the tombstone and in others only the name.
Application was made to the Texas Historic Commission for a historical designation and was granted in 2008. This is registered as Truett Cemetery Jasper County and recorded under a special category as a Historic Texas Cemetery .
NAME Born Died
Allen, John (Citizens of Texas Marker) 11/09/1795 10/01/1864 - Double
Allen, Leurainy (Citizens of Texas Marker) 05/11/1811 12/07/1858 - Double
Allen, George 05/17/1842 02/09/1862
Case, Douglas Paul 11/01/1957 04/09/1994
Case, James David 05/23/1962 10/25/1992
Case, Irene (first name, Sally) 05/17/1917 05/06/2008 - Double
Case, Rudolph 11/11/1905 11/26/1971 - Double
Falgout, Robert Louis 04/21/1985 04/21/1985
Hamilton, Rev. Beverly 09/09/1962 12/12/2008
Hamilton, Christopher John 06/23/1899 12/17/1981
Hamilton, Imogene Truett 04/09/1897 01/12/1970
Hamilton, Joseph Warren 07/03/1929 05/05/1941
Meshell, Nora Truett 07/28/1925 03/22/2001
Trotti, Mary Lou Truett 02/24/1929 01/16/1991 - Double
Trotti, Robert G. 02/24/1926 08/16/1994 - Double
Truett,Baby(Sarah Frances,dtr of Gus&Alpha) 07/29/1936 08/13/1936
Truett, Baby(infant of James & Martha) 09-28-1958 09/28/1958
Truett, Infant(Robert Arthur,son of Gus&Alpha) 01/17/1916 01/25/1922
Truett, Alpha (Perkins) wife of Guss 11/21/1892 03/09/1972
Truett, W.H. Josh 03/23/1892 01/22/1918
Truett, James Whitcomb 02/19/1929 11/19/2009
Truett, John W. (William) 12/06/1857 12/21/1936 - Double
Truett, Priscilla (Bloss) 02/10/1858 12/21/1935 - Double Truett, Thurston “Pete” – Texas Pvt.64 Inf.,
7 Div (WWI) 08/201894 10/11/1951 - Double
Truett, Lucy Ann (Martindale) 03/11/1900 05/05/1978 – Double
Truett, Pamela Kay 04/01/1952 12/23/1975
Truett, Robert Ernest 11/10/1915 06/16/1972
Truett, Guss (Richard Augustus) Texas
Chauffeur 662 Aero Sq (WWI) 05/23/1888 12/26/1942
Truett, Sandy (wife of Joe Truett)
(nee, Mary Cassandra Schlentz) 03/01/1943 11/02/1972
Truett, William B.”Bid” (Mason emblem 11/18/1886 03/31/1947