Lee #1 Cemetery


Status: Inactive

GPS Coordinates: ?

Background: A long naval military career beginning in the English naval academy, George Joseph Lee purchased 131 acres on the Greenbriar creek on March 18, 1867 south of Winkler from James Patterson. He built a log cabin homesite on the parcel.

Cemetery Description: Small, private, family cemetery in the Winkler area. The cemetery is on land owned by the Anderson family of Streetman. There is apparently a second Lee cemetery between Butler and Oakwood in the southern part of the county.

Directions: From Fairfield, go north on FM-488 to FM-416. Turn left past turnoff of Harp cemetery. Go past St. Elmo cemetery and New Hope Church. After entering Winkler city limits, go past stores turning left on a red clay road. Look for a old log house which is near the cemetery. Note- there is also Hill cemetery next to another house on this parcel.

Oldest Marked Grave: George J. Lee, Jr. 23 Jan 1894

Lee, Annie Marie Dec 17, 1840 Nov 22, 1932
Lee, Arthur Archibald
    age 5 yrs
? Feb 15, 1914
Lee, George Joseph Jr. Apr 6, 1869 Jan 23, 1894
Lee, George Joseph
    War with China & war with Africa in British Navy
    War with Mexico with General Winfield Scott
Nov 28, 1827 Dec 23, 1908
Lee, Harry Lightfoot
    son of George J. & A. M.
Apr 6, 1885 May 17, 1975
Lee, Lillian
    dau of George J. & Anna
Aug 26, 1864 Feb 6, 1894
Lee, Virginia Oct 3, 1921 Oct 3, 1921
Weaver, Birdie Adois
    2 yrs, 1 mo, 9 days
? Nov 17, 1936
Weaver, John Richard Wear
    7 yrs.
? Nov 23, 1926
Weaver, Tommie
    TX Fireman, 3 CL, Naval Reserve, WWI
? Aug 14, 1937
Wilson, Mary
    dau of C. J. & A. M.
May 16, 1879 Sept 19, 1895