Jackson Chapel Cemetery

Also known as Lockheart Cemetery, Walker Cemetery

Location
Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, USA
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The Jackson Chapel Cemetery, aka Walker Cemetery and/or Lockheart Cemetery, is a Negro Cemetery located south of Navasota, Texas about 4 miles off County Road 1227 about 1/3 mile east of the road in a pasture. A private property survey shows surveyor's stakes outlining a two acre cemetery. There are no visible grave markers at this time, though, in the late 1990s, there were several gravestones, some weathered and damaged, when research was done by John Maxwell for the 4th Volume of his Grimes County Cemetery books. This volume was published in 2000. A legal history of the property reveals that a deed was recorded in 1893 of the donation of a 2 acre tract in the J. Moore League to the surrounding black community for the sole purpose of a cemetery and the erection of a church or churches of Christian faith. Trustees for the cemetery named in the deed were Dick Taliaferra, William Morrison, and Tom Duckett. There is no evidence of a church ever built on the site but one could be led to believe there was a church and called Jackson Chapel. The name Jackson could refer to the adjoining survey league named Isaac Jackson. A later record indicates that Tennessee (Duckett) Daniels, daughter of Tom Duckett, was a joint owner of the property. She, her husband and children, are among those known buried in this cemetery. Many earlier burials dating from 1893 could well be in this cemetery, a time before death records are available. Walker, Lockheart, and Duckett families lived in the immediate neighborhood according to U. S. census records. Thus the varied names of the cemetery. If anyone has information of other burials please contact the creator of this Findagrave cemetery site.

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GPS Coordinates: 30.3423600, -96.0936800

  • Added: 9 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2377052