Truitt Cemetery

Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas

Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator:  Brenda E. Wiggins


Information provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site


Location:  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.