San Jacinto Co: Cemeteries of TX
Submitted by Brenda Wiggins
Special thanks to the
San Jacinto County, Texas Historical Commission for authorizing use of
historical information contained in their book entitled, “San Jacinto
County Texas Cemetery Records,” Copyright 1997.
ABBREVIATIONS: AAD = Age at death; C = Circa; D/O = Daughter of; H/O = Husband of; PB = Place of Birth; S/O = Son of; W/O = Wife of
Overton Cemetery can be reached from Hwy. 980, by an
extension into Waterwood Property, off a road east from Staley that once went to
Barnett’s Crossing. It is in a
remote area and is marked with only native stone markers.
There are eighteen or more graves her in Overton, but none of them are
marked and no one still residing locally is old enough to remember the names of
anyone buried here.
information was submitted by Ynette and James Boyce:
Located about ¼ mile north of Pool’s Creek and ½
mile west of Lake Livingston, Overton is beside an old road adjacent to a rock
glade (area about ½ acre). The
stones are of native rock and two large rock tombs are obviously adult graves.
15 adult’s graves, native rock, no inscription
3 children’s graves, native rock, no inscription
One grave has ARR scratched in it.
However, this could have been ABB, ABR, ARB, AAA, AAR, etc. as it was
impossible to be sure.
In 1967, Mr. Arnet Williams, a neighbor, said 4 or 5 members of the Overton family are buried in the cemetery. The Overton family once owned what is now known as the Wallace field.