This African American Cemetery is located 11 miles west of Davis, Murray Co., OK on Hiway 7. There are about 119 marked but unknown graves. Some of these are marked with metal pipes. There are many native stone markers with no inscriptions. Original registry by the Arbuckle Historical Society, with reorganization by Dennis Muncrief.
To get to the cemetery from Davis, OK go west on SH 7 about 9 1/2 miles to Mountain View road. Turn left (south) and go to the first section line and turn right (west). Travel west on the county road 9/10ths of a mile. There is a sign on the right that reads "Arbuckle Ranch" with an underground house. The pasture gate will be there on the left. Take the pasture road 3/10ths of a mile over the hill until you come to a fork in the path, take the right fork. Continue down the hill until you come to the flat near a creek. The cemetery is about fifty yards to the right (west) in a grove of trees.
This cemetery is one of the most historically significant cemeteries in Murray County as it is an African American cemetery which contains the Chickasaw and Choctaw Freedmen (ex-slaves) and their descendants. The slaves were brought with the Chickasaw and Choctaw people when the U.S. Government removed them from Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Old Five Mile is one of the first cemeteries in Murray County and possibly the oldest as there are many graves marked with only native stones. There are also five graves that are the typical stone monoliths of Chickasaw burials. Descendants of these interred still live in the area known as Jacksonville. Before school integration there was a county school in the area known as Jackson Special School for local black children.
The cemetery has been horribly vandalized with every tombstone, save one, toppled and smashed to pieces. The information on some of the stones could not be pieced together as some of the stones had missing parts. I visited and read this cemetery in Feb of 2004.
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|LAST NAME||FIRST MI||BORN||DIED||COMMENTS|
|????||Angeline||14 May 1880||12 Aug 1906||Wife of S? E? (missing parts)|
|Abram||Sanders||19 Aug 1891||about 52 yrs old|
|Austin||Joanna||23 Aug 1895||Married Benjamin Mason 12/24/1866|
|Brown||Dealia||30 Sep 1902||Age 36 yrs|
|Franklin||Alexander||5 Feb 1883||28 Dec 1906|
|Franklin||Alexandrew||24 Apr 1895||Age 85 yrs|
|Franklin||Alfred||1860||28 Dec 1897|
|Franklin||Bailey||16 Nov 1893||Age 50 years|
|Franklin||Buck||Sep 1810||Sep 1875|
|Franklin||Buck||1790?||Typical Chickasaw stone grave|
|Franklin||Creek||26 Feb 1893||13 May 1896|
|Franklin||David||16 Aug 1900||Age 65 yrs|
|Franklin||Delora||17 Jan 1873||22 Oct 1894|
|Franklin||Eliza||1867||27 Dec 1891||Age 24 yrs, Wife of Walter|
|Franklin||Eliza||Daughter of J. and H. Franklin|
|Franklin||Elizabeth||6 May 1897||Wife of J. C.|
|Franklin||Infant||1895||1 Mar 1895||Daughter of P. F. and L. F.|
|Franklin||James C.||10 Dec 1905||1 Apr 1906||Son of J. C. and H.|
|Franklin||Levy||15 Feb 1868||Age 31 yrs|
|Franklin||Lorene||14 Jun 1884||4 May 1905|
|Franklin||Lula M.||14 Feb 1895||28/1897||Daughter of A. and M.|
|Franklin||Malinda||1870||14 Mar 1898||Wife of P.|
|Franklin||Manerva||9 May 1863||28 Jun 1898|
|Franklin||Millie||1847||25 Dec 1891||Wife of Dave|
|Franklin||Reuben||3 Sep 1887||1896||Son of P. and M.|
|Franklin||Willie||3 Sep 1887||1 Oct 1887|
|James||Leah||2 Feb 1877|
|Johnson||Pricillia||Aug 1860||Wife of Eli|
|Jones||Delphi||No dates||Age 70 yrs, Wife of Phil|
|Jones||Phil||No dates||About 70 yrs|
|Newberry||Callie||29 Sep 1903||Age 60 yrs|
|Newberry||Lydia||12 Aug 1888||31 Nov 1904||(note death date?)|
|Newberry||Sonnie||1 Jan 1821||19 Jan 1893|
|Newberry||W. N.||1 Oct 1895||Age 54 yrs|
|Peters||Emerline||14 Nov 1898|
|Philips||Susan||21 Oct 1891||Age 50 yrs, Wife of James|
|Prince||Newt||25 Feb 1849||16 Jan 1906|
|Settles||Matilda||No dates||Age 60 yrs|
|Stephenson||Manervy||1831||23 Oct 1906|
|Williams||Mary||13 May 1882||Age 21 yrs|
|Young||Mime||12 Jan 1908||Age 53 yrs, Wife of James|
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