Cemeteries relocated to Little Fir Cemetery, Montgomery Co., AR

Sunset over Lake Ouachita from the top of Blakely Mtn Dam July 2001

Little Fir Cemetery is three miles past Big Fir Cemetery. Take Highway 27 north of Mt Ida for six miles. Turn right on the Little Fir Rd, Hwy 188, for six miles. Many metal markers here with the word "Unknown". In the early 1950s due the Lake Ouaticha project cemeteries were relocated. Reference: 1951 Corps of Engineers report "Relocation Plan of Cemeteries" for the Blakely Mountain Reservoir Area, AR. Information posted here with permission from the COE, Vicksburg office. 

Cindi wrote: My g-g-g-g-grandmother Gilly Fulton is buried at the Little Fir Cemetery (was Fulton Cemetery). I visited this cemetery a few years ago when I was in Arkansas and was very disappointed in it's condition. It broke my heart because it seemed abandoned. It's a mess. A cousin who lives in Arkansas is trying to get descendants together to place a new gravestone on Gilly's grave. She and her husband went there this weekend and cleaned up some of the area where Gilly is buried and surrounding. They piled up some of the branches and what not near where someone else had cut down a couple of trees and had already made a pile. How do we go about getting the whole cemetery cleaned up and kept that way? Also we are trying to find other living descendants who would be willing to help clean up the cemetery. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You, Cindi  Posted 28 February 2005

Located Graves
C = Little Fir Cemetery     

CUNNINGHAM CEMETERY
Grave No. Marker Name Next of Kin Address New location Site
1-11 None unk unk unk C 153-163

DOZIER CEMETERY
Grave No. Marker Name Next of Kin Address New location Site
1- 10 None unk unk unk C 170- 176 164 -166


FULTON
CEMETERY

The Fulton Cemetery contained 38 graves, most of which where unknown. 17 known graves were marked with native stones slabs and one was covered with concrete. The cemetery was below the flow line elevation and was relocated to the Little Fir Cemetery.

Alexander Marion Daves and his wife Susannah Scott came to Montgomery Co. AR in 1855-1856 and settled in the Owley community six miles south of Mount Ida, AR. Susannah, a herb doctor, rode a mule throughout the mountains doctoring people. Alexander at the age 34 enlisted 24 June 1862 at Caddo Gap in Co. I , Captain Francis Erwin Company, 33rd Arkansas Infantry CSA for a period of three years.  He traveled 115 miles to Camp Hindman July 3, 1862 and fought in the battle of Pea Ridge. The last record in his service record 31 Aug 1863 showed he was "absent and sick furlough". Alexander was probably buried in Fulton Cemetery along with his wife and son, George Silas Daves, and grandchildren. 

Susannah was the d/o Wm. T.& Elizabeth A. Scott. Her brother William A. Scott was a Primitive Baptist preacher at Oden and a circuit rider.  He was buried in 1929 in the old Bill Scott Cemetery along with his three wives; Betty Gray, Eliza Karr and Betty Parker. He had six children by each of two wives and seven by the other.  He and his wives have a common headstone.  

Page 51 & 52 'Montgomery Co. Our Heritage' an article and photo of the George Silas Daves family written by Grady S. Daves. "George Silas Daves was a hard working farmer and a mason.  He raised cotton and corn on the land he owned between Lone Valley and Sims, AR along the Ouachita River. George sold acreage for the Lone Valley Church and Cemetery for the sum of $1.00 so they could have a church.  Thomas E. Swinford was the first one buried there at Lone Valley.  Thomas at the age of 22 married Mary Elizabeth Daves  age 18, 4 Jan. 1874.  Mary was a d/o A.M. Daves.  George sold the land at Sims, buying more land farther down the river on South Fork, known now as the Little Fir Community.  Mr Daves helped to build the school house, which served as a church and a community building. At first this building was called the Daves School, later being changed to Little Fir." George S. Daves age 46 m. Mary J. Riley age 19 16 Dec. 1894 Book C. page 67 Montgomery Co. Marriage Records. George married four times.

Grave No. Marker Name Next of Kin Address New location Site
1 Rock unk unk unk C 78
2 Rock George Silas Daves
Nov. 19 1848 Lincoln Co. TN d. Nov. 20 1914
Walter Daves Hot Springs C 79
3 Rock Mary Jane Daves
b. June 1877 nee Riley d. 1906
Walter Daves Hot Springs C 80
4 Rock Grover Daves 
b. 9 Sept 1895 d.
28 March 1920
Walter Daves Hot Springs C 81
5 Rock Vestal Daves b. 1905 Walter Daves Hot Springs C 82
6 Rock Odie Daves b. 1905 Walter Daves Hot Springs C 83
7 None Isabel Condry Walter Daves Hot Springs C 84
8 Rock unk unk unk C 85
9 Rock unk unk unk C 86
10 Rock unk unk unk C 87
11 Rock unk unk unk C 88
12 Rock unk unk unk C 89
13 Rock D.K. Fulton unk unk C 106
14A Rock T. Fulton George Fulton Hot Springs C 107
14 Rock Gilley Fulton 
Nov. 10 1868 - Oct. 29 1873
George Fulton Hot Springs C 108
15 Rock Nancy Fulton George Fulton Hot Springs C 109
16 Rock Francis Fulton J.B. Fulton Mt Ida C 110
17 Rock Ciley Fulton J.B. Fulton Mt Ida C 111
18 Monu. Glain Fulton J.B. Fulton Mt Ida C 112
19 Monu. L.B. Fulton J.B. Fulton Mt Ida C 113
20 Rock C.E. Cother J.B. Fulton Mt Ida C 114
21 Rock unk unk unk C 118
22 None unk unk unk C 119
23 Rock unk unk unk C 120
24 Rock unk unk unk C 121
25 Monu. Frances Fulton George Fulton Hot Springs C 115
26 Monu. Joel D. Fulton J.B. Fulton Mt Ida C 116
27 Monu. Shelton Fulton J.B. Fulton Mt Ida C 117
29 Rock Infant Harris Monroe Bates Hot Springs C 90
30 Rock John Harris Monroe Bates Hot Springs C 91
31 None Bill Harris Monroe Bates Hot Springs C 92
32 None Sarah Harris Monroe Bates Hot Springs C 93
33 Rock Oddessie Harris Monroe Bates Hot Springs C 94
34 Rock Ellen Harris Monroe Bates Hot Springs C 95
35 None Dekater Harris Monroe Bates Hot Springs C 96
36 Concrete over unk unk unk C 122
37 Rock John Bates Monroe Bates Hot Springs C 97
38 None unk unk unk C 123

Gilly James Fulton is definitely the matriarch of the family buried here b. 27 Dec 1803 York District, SC and d. 11 Sep 1875 AR  She married Horatio Sparburn Fulton in SC and the family migrated through north Georgia to Jasper, Walker Co., AL about 1840.  In 1850 there were back in Talking Rock, Pickens Co, GA where Gilly's mother died. The family remained in GA until about 1858 when they migrated to Garland Co, AR. Horatio b. 16 Jun 1795 York District, SC died 11 Sep 1875 in Marcus, AR and is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  They had ten children: 

1. Shelton Fulton (1822-1888) age 58 m2 Nancy M. Saveall age 25, 20 April 1880 Montgomery Co. Marriage  Book B. pg 47
Shelton  age 62 m3 Mrs Mary A. Johnson age 43, 23 Dec. 1884 Montgomery Co. Marriage  Book B. pg 210
Frances Fulton 1w/o Shelton Fulton b. Frances Livingston, d/o Anthony Livingston and Margaret Ann Kinney b. 11 Mar 1826 AL (probably Walker or Cullman Co.) d. 19 Dec 1879 Montgomery Co, AR. Mary w/o Shelton is buried at the Mt Ida Cemetery. A son W. Taylor Fulton 1848-1890 is buried at the Little Fir Cemetery. m1 Nancy Hill, m2 Elizabeth Irons. Another son Winfrey 1846-1864 served as a private in the USA 4th Arkansas Cavalry Co. D. and is buried at the National Cemetery in Little Rock. Died   d. 14 Sep1864.  He probably enlisted at Cedar Glades.

2. Rachel Fulton b. 1824 m. S. J. Caldwell. Buried Caldwell Cemetery Garland, Co. AR.

3. D.K. Fulton might be DeKalb Fulton 9 Jun 1827 York District, SC s/o Horatio and Gilly.  He married Susannah Curtis.

4.Arabella b. 1830

5. Jonathon b. 1 Nov 1834 - d. 1915 is s/o Gilly and Horatio.  T. Fulton is most likely Thurman  son of Jonathon Fulton and Mary Keeton.. There are definitely two Gilly Fulton's buried in this cemetery.  The younger Gilly was Abigail Ann Fulton, d/o Jonathon and Mary.  Thurman Oct 18 1867-1873 and Gilly 1868-Oct 29 1873 died young and within a few days of each other. George Fulton could be one of several different ones. Most likely s/o Jonathon and Mary.

6. J.B. Fulton is James Began Fulton II, s/o Gilly and Horatio.
b. 13 Jun 1837 in Jasper, Cullman Co, AL - d. 16 Oct 1902 AR
James B. Fulton age 22 m. Almedia Cunningham age 16, 8 Dec 1859
J.B.  and his wife Almeda Fulton d. Jun 26 1887 are buried at the Mt Ida Cemetery. "Jim" was a Montgomery Co. sheriff from 1874-76 and a county judge 1878 - 1884. They didn't have any children.

7. Emily Fulton b. 1840 m. Frederick Merridith 1856

8. Daniel m. Pulcherry Southerland. Children per 1920 census Ouachita Twp Montgomery Co. AR 
J.B. Fulton age 41 b. AR parents born AL & MO
sister Vera age 23 b. AR parents born AL & MO
This entire family is buried at Lone Valley Cemetery, Montgomery Co. AR.


9. L. B. Fulton is Leven Benton Fulton b. 6 Jan 1846 Jasper, Cullman Co, AL, s/o Gilly and Horatio
He married Emily Luella Cubbage 3 Jan 1880 Montgomery Co. Marriage  Book B pg 30 Emily is buried at Mt Ida Cemetery.
L.B. Fulton, 30, m. Amy L. Harris, age, 24, 4 Dec. 1884 Montgomery Co. Marriage  Book B pg 210

10. Dicey Fulton b. 1849

This family was highly educated and fairly influential. Others of this family are buried in the Caldwell Cemetery in Garland Co, AR, and in the James Cemetery in Talking Rock, Pickens Co, GA. Information courtesy of Sylvia Caldwell Rankin. Posted August 16 2001.

LENDERMAN CEMETERY
Grave No. Marker Name Next of Kin Address New location Site
1 None unk unk unk C 9
2 None Infant Dick John Dick C 10
3 None Allie Dick John Dick C 11
4 None Mr Partain unk unk C 12
5 None Mrs Partain unk unk C 13
6 None Vellie Lenderman Harriet Lenderman Mt Ida, Ark C 14
7 None Mary Lenderman Harriet Lenderman Mt Ida, Ark C 15
8 None Dixie Lenderman Harriet Lenderman Mt Ida, Ark C 16
9 None Lou Lenderman Harriet Lenderman Mt Ida, Ark C 17
10 None Infant Lenderman Harriet Lenderman Mt Ida, Ark C 18
11 None Infant Lenderman Harriet Lenderman Mt Ida, Ark C 19
12 None unk unk unk C 20
13 None Infant Willingham Randolph Willimgham Emmett, Idaho C 21
14 None Infant Willingham Randolph Willimgham Emmett, Idaho C 22
15 None unk unk unk C 23

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When the Lord sends rain
When the tanks in the sky run over
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When the Lord send frost
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For the things I eat
The spice by the angels sprinkled.

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