Holleman Cemetery

historical marker From Laneville, take FM 1798 east to FM 2496. Go southeast (right) to Oak Flat. Turn right at the Smyrna Church onto CR 3161. Turn right at the "T" onto CR 3158D. Cemetery is on the right at the end of the road.

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John J Holleman, born in 1785, came to this area from virginia circa 1846, bringing with him his wife, Jane (Jennie) Elliott Holleman, and their children. Josiah was buried on his family's land here in 1862. In 1869, his wife was buried beside him. The cemetery gradually came to serve the community, known as Oak Flar or Oak Flats. Cam Lyles later donated additional land for the graveyard, which was expanded with land purchased from Ludie Lyles McAlister.
   The community, which served as a mail route from Mount Enterprise, at one time supported a post office under the name Lyle, as well as a school, general store and church. The cemetery's numerous gravestones preserve the names of several generations of area families, including Chapman, Garrett, Griffith, Ham, Holleman, Lyles, Vaughn and Woolverton. War veterans, including Josiah Holleman, who served in the War of 1812, are also interred here.
   The cemetery is maintained by an association, which holds an annual homecoming for the community and descendants of those buried here to gather and celebrate the area's rich history.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2003