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Oakalla in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tobey Cemetery

 
 
Tobey Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
1. Tobey Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This cemetery, which began with the burial of Mary J. Tobey in 1872, overlooks a stretch of the Lampasas River valley named for Nathaniel Wheeler Tobey (1810-1892). A blacksmith from Connecticut, Tobey settled on several hundred acres here about 1870 and built a two-story rock house nearby in 1875. Nathaniel Tobey, his wife Winnie (Dennis) (1828-1878), and Mary J. Tobey are the only Tobey’s buried here.

About 1875 William H. Reavis (1821-1885) and his wife Harritt (Ellis) Reavis (1830-1893) purchased land along the Lampasas River east of this site. William and Harritt and a large number of their descendants are buried here. In 1895 John Priest, Sr., (1839-1908) and Mary (Castleberry) Priest (1841-1925) purchased a significant portion of the Tobeys’ original estate, including this cemetery. John and Mary Priest and many of their descendants also are buried here. Successive generations of the Reavis and Priest families have owned land in this area of Tobey Valley.

Tobey Cemetery contains the burials of many of the pioneer families and their descendants who lived in Tobey Valley including the Bell, Williams, Shed, Castleberry, and Black families. This historic cemetery is maintained by a cemetery association.
 
Erected 1994 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13394.)
William H. Reavis Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
2. William H. Reavis Headstone

 
Location. 31° 0.137′ N, 97° 54.135′ W. Marker is in Oakalla, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on CR-221 0.1 miles east of FM-2657, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Killeen TX 76543, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakalla (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gillum Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Smith Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Briggs State Bank (approx. 8 miles away); The Community of Briggs (approx. 8.3 miles away); Prairie View Cemetery (approx. 9.8 miles away); Battle Branch (approx. 12 miles away); Mahomet-Sycamore Springs Community (approx. 12.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakalla.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
John Priest Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
3. John Priest Headstone
Tobey Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
4. Tobey Cemetery Marker
Nathaniel Tobey Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
5. Nathaniel Tobey Headstone
Winnie Tobey Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
6. Winnie Tobey Headstone
Mary J. Tobey Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
7. Mary J. Tobey Headstone
Harritt Reavis Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
8. Harritt Reavis Headstone
Mary Priest Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
9. Mary Priest Headstone
 
 
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