Oak Grove Cemetery has no real
cemetery records, i.e. sexton book, burial book, etc. All that was
available was a typed listing of folks who owned the plot, the plot number, who
was buried within and when they were buried, and who buried them.
No one at the Cemetery Office seems
to know who compiled this list, nor where they got the information to make this
listing. From walking the actual cemetery, there are numerous mistakes,
and now I see how the compilers of previous Oak Grove Cemetery books, made so
This listing, however, also has
someone handwriting corrections and additions to the list, and no one remembers
who made those corrections either. So, I have typed everything on the list
as it was when I copied it in 2005.
The listings go as follows:
NAME of person buried in plot
CHANGED TO this is the
handwriting where someone entered a new name like for Mrs. they put in her first
name. Also, I used this column to put notes, like for Confederate
Soldiers. If you see the word "added" in this column, you will know that
the person was handwritten onto the list, they were not part of the original
BURIAL date the person was
interred in the cemetery, this is NOT a death date in most cases.
CHANGED TO this column
is for dates that were written in. Sometimes the typed document had no
burial date, so one was written in later. I have no idea of this is a
burial date, or the actual death date, I have not referenced them but I think it
may be a death date. Sometimes there was a typed date, but someone thought
it was in error, so wrote in another date.
CHANGED TO same as
with the BURIAL CHANGED TO, sometimes no age was listed and one was written in
BURIAL PERMIT this is
the funeral home that handled the interment.
OWNER the owner of the plot.
LOT this is the number and
the section A or B.