Patty Springs / Campbell Cemetery|
Read the story of how the lost cemetery was found
The cemetery is overgrown with trees and brush, and an estimated 30 or so graves are identified with only handmade, unmarked fieldstones along with many, many irises, jonquils, and peonies painstakingly planted decades ago in loving memory of those long gone.
To get to the cemetery, [See Deed] turn on the Alpena-Denver Road (CR 811) off highway 62 between Green Forest and Alpena. Take the first left (CR 815), go about a half mile and again take the frist left (still CR 815). Continue about 2 tenths of a mile till you come to a metal farm gate on the left. There is a pond a few yards from this gate. The cemetery is at the top of the knoll along the fence line directly above this pond, to your right as you reach the pond with your back to the gate. The cemetery is on private property, so one would need to get permission to visit the cemetery.   Send all corrections to
Keeper of the Keys.
Patty Springs location map from USGS Terrifirma Mapping
- Butler, James C. 1855 - 1935
- Butler, Eliza C. 1849-1938
Additional information from Peggy Seidler & Brian Butler :
Butler, James C. March 3,1855 – February 21, 1935 and his wife Eliza Catherine Moore Butler December 1,1849 – October 9, 1938. Eliza is daughter of Permelia Caroline Smith and William Summers Moore. Her parents are buried in Liberty Cemetery.
- Campbell, Joseph C., Harrell's MTD, ARK Inf.
He also has another military stone: Joseph Calvin Campbell, Pvt Co A Ark Cav, Confederate States Army, Jul 28 1843 - Nov 25 1929
- Campbell, Mary Elizabeth wife of J. C. Campbell born February 1850 – Died February 8, 1908
Additional information from Peggy Seidler:
Mary Elizabeth born February 6, 1850. Their daughter Mattie married Ira Fennell, grandson of James and Eliza Butler.
- McCracken, Little Mildred, daughter of J. T. & L. A. McCracken, November 20, 1917 – December 1, 1917;
Budded on Earth, Bloomed in Heaven
- Tackett, Laura (fieldstone, no dates)
- Halcomb, Marvin (fieldstone, no dates)
- Halcomb, M. (fieldstone, no dates)
- Baby of R. L. & M. L. (homecarved fieldstone, no other information)
Campbell Cemetery Deed
Carroll County Arkansas
Deed Book 32 Page 370
Clay Maples to Cal Campbell, Trustee
March 8, 1913
Pt SW quarter of NW half
Section 16 / Township 19 N / Range 22 W
Clay Maples and Joanna Maples his wife for the sum of $1 to Cal [might be Col] Campbell, Trustee and his successor assign forever the following lands being in the County of Carroll, State of Arkansas.
Beginning at a point 6 rods north of ½ Sec corner on line between Sec 16 & 17 Tp 19 N Range 22W, thence East 9 rds, thence North 20 rds, thence West 9 rds to place of beginning, being pt of the SW ½ of NW ¼ of Sec 16, Twp 19 N, Range 22W, containing one and one-eighth (1 1/8) Acres. This land to be used for a public Graveyard, to have and to hold Cal Campbell, Trustee and his successor.
With my hand and seal, 8 March 1913.
Recorded 31 March, 1913 at 11:30 AM.
Clerk & Ex Offcio
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