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Conroe Community Cemetery
Montgomery County Texas
aka Unknown Name Cemetery
 

Conroe Community Cemetery is located in Conroe off Airport Road and is just north of Hwy 105 East at 10th street. This is an African American cemetery located just behind the fence of Oakwood Cemetery and is in very bad shape. Key Map 158X

Conroe Community Cemetery Restoration Project
aka CCCRP Began in 2014

Notice of Existence of a Cemetery
2014 from Montgomery County Clerk's office

See the Facebook for up-to-date information on the on going Conroe Community Cemetery Restoration Project

In the  "African American Experiences In Montgomery County Texas,"  this cemetery is referred to as “the cemetery without a name,” or “the community cemetery,” the graveyard existed in relative seclusion for decades hidden among the woods behind the predominantly white Oakwood Cemetery at the intersection of 10th Street and Highway 105 East. It is said to be one of the oldest burial grounds in Montgomery County serving as a final resting place for dozens of blacks who settled here during the post Civil War era."

Clarence Lewis of
Clarence Lewis & Son Mortuary, telephone 936-756-8662 in Conroe confirmed in a conversation on July 15, 2008 with Jane Keppler. Here is a synopsis of what he said:

The black cemetery behind Oakwood used to be called Conroe Community Cemetery.  Last burial was in 1966.  His great-great-grandfather L. J. Dorsey bought the land.  He would like to organize a cleanup when it starts getting cold.

Conroe Community Cemetery Montgomery County Texas
aka Unknown Name Cemetery
Jean Smoorenburg
 

Conroe Community Cemetery is located in Conroe off Airport Road and is just north of Hwy 105 East at 10th street. This is an African American cemetery located just behind the fence of Oakwood Cemetery and is in very bad shape. Originally surveyed by Oveta & Horace Wright in 1978. Key Map 158X.

See Conroe Community Cemetery Restoration Project for current news on the restoration of Conroe Community Cemetery

See CCCRP Brochure for how you can help
 

Lname Fname DOB DOD NOTES
TURNER J J  1862 1912 Father
TURNER  M J Campbell  1875 1933 Mother
GILDER  Maude Ruth 6 June 1892 18-May-1912 -
EVANS  Eliza DTR 20 Nov 1870 28-Mar-1912 333 In Solodeo Salus 777, Wild Rose Tabernacle 324,  K & D of TIO 0.12
PRUITT  George   9-Feb-1914 43 yrs.  777 333 Sir Knight Boaz Temple 47 K & D Tabor I0012
3 graves  foot markers MP, JP, WP   - - -
CAMPBELL  TOM  8 Mar 1886 8-Mar-1913 -
HE?NDERSN  Laura  - - no dates
ROBERSON  Simon 17 Oct 1884 12-Sep-1942 -
CARTER Lottie   17 Dec ??08 37 years
SCOTT  Sarah   3 Jan ??? 90 years old
JOHNSON  Carrie DTR 1 May 1868 24-Feb-1913 333 IN Solo Deo Salus 777, I.O.O. 120 K and O.O.T.
COZIER   J F 8 Sept 1830 26-Aug-1903 -
SOMERVILLE  Emma     Wife of Major Sommerville 
SOMERVILLE  Major 9 May 1839 17-May-1908 Born in Augusta, GA
1 unmarked grave   - - -
FOSTER  Hanna    22-May-1922  
WILLIAMS   Leon A 1910 1930 -
JONES  Evaenex  19 Aug 1913 5-Sep-1921  
???? Mrs. Ella - 17-Dec-1923 48 years old Jackson Funeral Directors
DRAKE  Little Luceil 25-Dec-1900 7-Jan-1901 -
WOODWORTH Agness L 30-Jan-1909 11-Jan-1918 -
GEMIGHT  Steve - - Dates unreadable
2 broken markers        
Several graves marked with railroad track         
ARMSTRONG  Dora Griffin 15 May 1863 9-Oct-1918 wife of Elijah Armstrong
1 large marker unreadable        
DIBBLES  Martin  - 29-Oct-1905 75 years
GREEN  Lucy 1897 3 July 1897 -
DIBBLES  Agness  - 27-Feb-1917 85 years 
ARMSTRONG  ?? Aug 1891 May 1892  
DENMAN  Baby 24-Jun-1947 24-Jun-1947 Pruitt Funeral Directors
HARNCY  Edwin  - 22 Nov 193? 24 yrs
2 unmarked graves   - - -
PITTS Sr J C 14 Dec 1876 26-Sep-1966 Prof. Jane; SSDI JAMES PITTS b 14 Dec 1876 d Oct 1966 79701 (Midland, Midland, TX) (none specified) Texas might be a match
DAVIS  Martha - 6 Aug 1898  
Other graves in above plot   - - -
JONES  Jonar 18 Oct 1875 20-Apr-1942 67 years
PITTS  Family         
PITTS Ollie K 1899 1942  
DORSEY Luther  26 Nov 1878 17-Sep-1939
D. C. Sgt 10 Cav; State File #43350 Says Dorsey Parents unknown born Montgomery County
GRIFFIN  Thomas - 26-Feb-1900 60 years
Many more graves no names or dates 

 

Transcription by Oveta & Horace Wright
 

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| | Luther Dorsey -A Buffalo Soldier Laid to Rest in Conroe |
| City to Help Clean Up |
| East Texas Cemeteries  |
| Conroe Community Cemetery Restoration Project |

 

 

 

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