Grave Site of Ka-Tee Cockrum (Sequoyah State Park)
Ka-Tee Cockrum was buried at this site in 1884, in the first of an estimated 10-12 gravesites. By the mid-1920's the site had deteriorated to the point the rocks were collected and used for a grain silo. The headstone was taken to the family homestead where it remained with the family until 1948 when it was moved with the fail house to Wagoner. The gravestone was retured to the park in May 2000. An original picture of the grave is in the book "The Ray Community". Oklahoma State Park Employees and Oklahoma Department of Correction inmates constructed the replica of the original structure. The Junior Ranger Class of 2001 and Oklahoma State Park Employees built the fence. The headstone of Charles Cockrum, the son of Ka-Tee was found near the North Ray Cemetery by Warren Heathcock and returned in the year 2000. The exact circumstances of its removal are unknown.
Headstone for Ka-Tee is in the Cherokee language but it appears that she died at the age of 55.
Cockrum Family Cemetery
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Dec 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16956712
Added: May. 1, 2010