Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas
Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator:
Brenda E. Wiggins
Information provided by the State of
Texas Atlas Site
South off SH 7 from Joaquin on County Road.
James Truitt (Oct. 23, 1795 - June
11, 1870) and his wife Sarah Hall Truitt (July 29, 1796 - July 3, 1848) left
North Carolina for Texas in 1838, settling near this site in 1840. Truitt was a
congressman in the Republic of Texas, 1843-45; a representative, 1846-48, and
four terms a senator in Texas State Legislature. The Truitts had five sons and
five daughters. Two sons fought in Regulator-Moderator War, three in Mexican
War, five in Civil War. Descendants continue to be prominent in texas history.
Several generations rest in this cemetery which was founded at the death of
Sarah Hall Truitt.