Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rush Springs Cemetery - Roenna Box Headstone

The Rush Springs Cemetery is in Rush Springs, Grady County, Oklahoma. Rush Springs is one of the oldest communities in Grady County. In 1901, our Box and Leffel families moved from Texas to the Rush Springs area. They probably lived in-between Rush Springs and Rocky Ford, since they attended church in Rocky Ford.
Roenna Johnson Box was the daughter of Luke Johnson and Anna Hellums.  She was born 15 October 1822 in Alabama - probably in Cahawba County but it could have been Fayette County.  When she was about 16 years old, Roenna married Grief Johnson Box, who was her half-1st cousin.
Roenna Johnson Box died in 1904 and was buried in the Rush Springs Cemetery. Here are pictures of her headstone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you know where Roenna's husband Grief J. Box died and was buried?