Relocated Cemeteries - Garland Co. AR

Many probably buried in Montgomery Co., but the county line changed so cemeteries ended up in Garland Co. AR after 1917

1900 Federal Census Cedar Glades Twp, Montgomery Co. AR

Garland County cemeteries from the north side of the Lake Ouachita site were relocated by the Army Corps of Engineers between 28 June 1952 and 25 July 1952 before the area was inundated with water. Buckville Cemetery was the only cemetery in the area left untouched by the flooding of the Ouachita River. Since the dam was talked about in the 1930s many started burying elsewhere before all this took place. The various small cemeteries of Bradley, Pittman (Williamson) & some of the Cedar Glades were moved to the hilltop above what is now the Buckville Cemetery and Church  These graves are also known as the NEW CEDAR GLADES CEMETERY. Most of those from Cedar Glades went to the small Mount Valley Cemetery, originally Fowler Cem., near Hot Springs. It grew with the additions of the grave removals from the Buckville area, and many families of those descendants bury there today. All were removed a coffee can of dirt at a time. Only recent graves were actually moved by the Corp of Engineers. We found also that many markers were never actually moved either.

Cemeteries in Montgomery Co. relocated.
Blackburn
Brazile
Cunningham
Dozier
Fulton
Helem
Kymes
Lenderman
Little Georgia
Mayberry No. 1, 2 & 3
Smith
Thompkins
Unnamed cemeteries 1 & 2

Additional material can be found in:

Montgomery County, Arkansas Cemeteries published Dec. 1997 contains a listing for the Murphy Cemetery but no dates mentioned. Peak Cemetery was in Montgomery Co. until 1917, now located in Garland County is listed in the 1997 cemetery book. The USFS may have more information.

Garland County Tombstone Inscriptions: Western by Inez Cline and Bobbie Jones McLane. 1969. Contains dates beside 50% of those buried at Pittman.

Garland County Historical Society and the the Garland Public Library has a photocopies of the COE 1951Cemetery Relocation Plan of Cemeteries

They Can't Go Home: A History of Northwestern Garland County, Arkansas, by Wendy Bradley Richter and Inez Halsell Cline.

Lowe Cemetery, Garland Co.: There were over two dozen unmarked graves moved here by the Corps from what is now Lake Ouachita.  From Hot Springs take State Hwy. 270 west for 13 miles, about one mile past Royal, turn left at Social Hill Church, first road to left takes you to cemetery. Incomplete listing

"Relocation Plan of Cemeteries"
1951 Corps of Engineers report

Thanks to the effort of Gabrielle McKinney and permission from COE Vicksburg office we have posted the information from the 1951 Corps of Engineers report "Relocation Plan of Cemeteries" for the Blakely Mountain Reservoir Area, AR. Indicates 518 graves were removed from sixteen cemeteries and relocated to Murphy Cemetery, Montgomery Co. AR (located approx. 14 miles east of Mt Ida near Hwy270), Brooks (Garland Co.), Little Fir (has over 150 graves marked with metal stakes that say Unknown) and Stanley-Standridge cemeteries in Montgomery Co. prior to Lake Ouachita being created.

'Letter's of Consent's' where obtained when possible concerning relocation and the selection of new sites. A court order from the U.S, District Court for the Western District of Arkansas was required to authorize the relocation of the cemeteries. Marked and 'unknown' graves were removed and reinterned without a 'Letter of consent' because no next of kin was found.

Johnny Kiser from the COE, Vicksburg wrote April,  2001: "We have no objection if you identify the cemetery names on your web site providing the information will be available to the general public and is strictly used for historical and/or genealogical purposes.  It looks great.  I likewise have done a significant amount of research into some of the relocated cemeteries.  I'm sure your site will be of great benefit to some people that are investigating their roots."


PITTMAN Cemetery > NEW CEDAR GLADES Cemetery, Garland Co.

The Old Williamson Cemetery was located about two miles southeast of Buckville near the Ouachita River on and was renamed by the Army Corps to Pittman Cemetery. The Record, Garland County Historical Society 1975 publication contains a photo "Cleaning the Williamson Cemetery" about 24 folks and all named. The Pittman Cemetery probably got its start when some southern soldiers on patrol looking for Jayhawkers ran into a group of Union soldiers on patrol including Mike Blocker, Mason Speer and Joe Demby. The men killed were buried in the Pittman Cemetery.

page 1 pittman cem

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. C-211, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, for public use and for flood control purposes in connection with the construction, maintenance, and operation of the aforesaid project in Garland County, Arkansas.

WHEREAS, The foretold tract of land either constitutes a cemetery or there is located a cemetery known as Pittman Cemetery, and

WHEREAS, New Cedar Glades Cemetery now exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in Pittman Cemetery, and;

WHEREAS, The bodies interred in Pittman Cemetery will be removed therefrom and re-interred in the aforesaid New Cedar Glades Cemetery at the request of the most interested of the next of kin, and:

WHEREAS, (I) (We), the undersigned, being the most interested of the next of kin do hereby consent that the following named decedents be removed from the aforesaid Pittman Cemetery to the New Cedar Glades Cemetery: Graves are not marked but decedents are buried about center.
James Housley   line 11
Polly Ann Housley
Martha McKinney
Laura Relford
Lee Housley
Bud Housley
Unnamed infant Housley
Elisabeth Housley
Margaret Housley
Emily Housley

NOW THEREFORE, (I) (We), the undersigned, being the most interested of the next of kin of the said descendents buried in Pittman Cemetery, do hereby agree and consent that the Government remove the afore said bodies interred in Pittman Cemetery, it being understood that the cost of the unit value for the removal of the bodies and the monuments as agreed to by contract between the Government and its contractor will be born by the Government) but if the cost of the unit value as aforesaid exceeds and that fixed by said contract, said excess will be borne by the undersigned) and that the removal of said bodies be under supervision of the District Engineer, Corps of Engineers, Department of Army, Vicksburg, Mississippi and in compliance with the rules and regulations of the State Board of Health of Arkansas.

WITNESS (my) signature this 27th day of July 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     M.L. Ryan.


page 2 pittman cem

Pittman Cemetery to New Cedar Glades Cemetery (form as above)
William Williamson
Malinda Williamson
H.C. Mahan
Jeff Williamson
W.B. Elder
M. Elder
Gracey J. Elder
R.W. Elder

WITNESS (my) signature this 14th day of August 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler      W.R. Williamson


page 3 pittman cem

Pittman Cemetery to New Cedar Glades Cemetery (form as above)
Earnest Pittman
Ora Pittman
Rosie Pittman
Daniel Pittman
Wm. H. Pittman
Lee Williamson
Mary Elizabeth Williamson

WITNESS (my) signature this 14th day of August 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler      W.F. Pittman



BRADLEY Cemetery > NEW CEDAR GLADES Cemetery

The Bradley Cemetery was located about two miles west of Buckville on Sec31, T1S, R22W.

page 1 bradley cem
WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. C-236, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

H.R. Anderson
Infant Anderson
Lafayett Anderson
A.E. Anderson
Minnie Anderson
Rebecca Jane Anderson

WITNESS (my) signature this 28th day of July 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler         J.C. Anderson


page 2 bradley cem

Luey Bradley
Willie Bradley
George Bradley

WITNESS (my) signature this 28th day of July 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler         M.W. Bradley


page 3 bradley cem

Margaret Bradley
Jo Anna Bradley
Minerva Bradley
Newton McClinton

WITNESS (our) signature(s) this 1st day of August 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler         L.F. Bradley


page 4 bradley cem

James L. Vanderslice
Lettie Lee Vanderslice

WITNESS (my) (our) signature(s) this 22 day of August, 1950
Witness: Mrs Lillian Vanderslice,  T.D. Vanderslice, Jack S. Thweatt


page 5 bradley cem

Martha Jane Housley

WITNESS (our) signature(s) this 7 day of December, 1950
Witness: Charles C. Norwood        Mrs M.L. Ryan


page 6 bradley cem

Jeff Kinsey
Della Kinsey
Loney Kinsey


WITNESS (our) signature(s) this 10 day of January, 1951
Witness: Charles C. Norwood  M.L. Kinsey


page 7 bradley cem

Meda Elizabeth Smith
Hiram Cornelius Smith
Rhodie Mayberry

WITNESS (my) signature(s) this 5 day of July, 1951
Witness: Allie Booth


Mt. Pleasant Cemetery > NEW CEDAR GLADES Cemetery

page 1 mt pleasant cem

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. B-139, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

Henry Murders
Pearl Richardson
Thomas Lanier
Lisey Lanier
Infant Lanier
Infant Lanier

WITNESS (our) signature(s) this 26th day of June, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     Mildred Blake, Mrs Grace Ragadale


page 2 mt pleasant cem

Cornelius Ritter
Emeliza Ritter

WITNESS (my) signature(s) this 11th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     Pearl Ritter


page 3 mt pleasant cem

Jim Bates
Creigton Bates

WITNESS (my) signature(s) this 5th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     Sam x Bates (his mark), Bernadean Bates


page 4 mt pleasant cem

Lola Wilson
Sadie Wilson
Unnamed Infant Wilson

WITNESS (my) signature(s) this 10th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     Lydia Wilson


page 5 mt pleasant cem

W.M. Bryan
Mat Bryan
Queen Bryan Rogers

WITNESS (my) signature(s) this 14th day of July, 1950
Witnesses to mark:
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler    Mrs E.R. Browning  
  (X) Mrs. Ona Pool


page 6 mt pleasant cem

E.H. Shaw

WITNESS (my) signature(s) this 12th day of July 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     Mrs E.R. Browning


page 7 mt pleasant cem

Emma Miller
Elisha Jackson       
not marked
Mary A. Jackson

WITNESS (my) signature(s) this 20th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     W.A. Miller


page 8 mt pleasant cem

Katie Johnson
Johnnie Johnson
R.M. Johnson

WITNESS (my) signature(s) this 5th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     John Johnson


CEDAR GLADES Cemetery > NEW CEDAR GLADES Cemetery

page 1 Cedar  Glades cem

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. D-323, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

Margaret Boyd
Mary (Mollie)
Anna Boyd Thompson
Infant son Boyd

WITNESS (my) signature(s) this 11th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     Pearl Ritter


page 2  Cedar  Glades cem

H.A. Beloate
Elizabeth Beloate

WITNESS (my) signature this 18th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     Alice Lewis


page 3  Cedar  Glades cem

Polly Ann Ray
W. or Bill Ray
Joe Ray
Lee Ray
Frank Ray
John Martin
Nancy Martin
Rachel Martin
Thomas L. Martin
Jim Martin
Two un-named infants
Thomas J. Martin

WITNESS (my) signature this 18th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     B.W. Martin


page 4  Cedar  Glades cem

Jim Hall
Wm. T. Hall
Matilda Hall
Fred Hall

WITNESS (my) signature this 24th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     Will Hall


page 5 Cedar  Glades cem

Mary E. Boone
Columbus  Boone
Andrew J. Boone
Martha E. Spoone
James M.  Boone

WITNESS (my) signature this 24th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     Mrs. G.C. Thornton


page 6 Cedar  Glades cem

Frank Dailey

WITNESS (my) signature this 26th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler     W.F. Caldwell


page 7 Cedar  Glades cem

Samuel Talley
Sara C. Talley
Julia E. Talley
Martha Y. Talley
Thos. J. Talley
Mary E. Talley
John Y. Talley
Mary E. Speers
Robert Speers

WITNESS (my) signature this 26th day of July, 1950
Witness: Jack S. Thweatt    Aila Speer Spiva


page 8  Cedar  Glades cem

Bill Bolt
Mrs. Bill Bolt
Janice Rogers
Ruth McGrew

WITNESS (my) signature this 26th day of July, 1950
Witness: Jack S. Thweatt    Gilbert C. Caldwell


page 9 Cedar  Glades cem

Sarah Williamson
James Golden
Ezekiel E. Golden
R.C. Golden
Ira Crookett (I.C.) Golden

WITNESS (my) signature this 26th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler   Mrs A.D. Shaw


page 10  Cedar  Glades cem

E.E. Tidmore
H.M. Tidmore
F.N. Dailey

WITNESS (my) signature this 26th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler   E.M. Meredith


page 11  Cedar  Glades cem

Paul Knowles infant

WITNESS (my) signature this 27th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler   Lewis Noles


page 12  Cedar  Glades cem

Minerva Dosier
Dora Dosier
Un-named infant Dosier

WITNESS (my) signature this 27th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler       T.L. Dosier


page 13  Cedar  Glades cem

James Q. Ryan    line 55 (link broken)
Geo. W. Housley
Stonewall Jackson Housley
Robert J. Housley
Sarah J. Housley
Sarah I. Housley
Jesse Housley
Ira Housley
Two un-named Housleys
Benjamin Webb
Elizabeth (N.E.) Webb


WITNESS (our) signature this 27th day of July, 1950
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler       Mrs. M.L. Ryan     Charles C. Norwood    J.J. Housley


page 14  Cedar  Glades cem

Corner Buret
Susie Blocker

WITNESS (my) signature(s) this 28th day of July, 1950
Witnesses to mark:
Witness: Nelson H. Sadler    E.T. Hicks         her (X) mark Alice Buret Hicks


page 15  Cedar  Glades cem

W.C. Ray & T.F. Thornton

WITNESS (my) signature this 28th day of July, 1950
Witness: Jack S. Thweatt       Mrs. Ada Ray


page 16  Cedar  Glades cem

Unnamed infant Tucker

WITNESS (my) signature this 1st day of August, 1950
Witness: Jack S. Thweatt       George Tucker


page 17  Cedar  Glades cem

Adah Ault Buttram
Johnnie A. Buttram

WITNESS (my) signature this 14th day of August, 1950
Witness: Jack S. Thweatt       Mitchell Buttram


page 18  Cedar  Glades cem

Samuel Lee Smith

WITNESS (my) signature this 15 day of August, 1950
Witness: Jack S. Thweatt       Estel G. Smith     Rt. 1, Hot Springs Ark.


page 19  Cedar  Glades cem

Jacob Vanderslice

WITNESS (my) signature this 22nd day of August, 1950
Witness: Jack S. Thweatt       T.D. Vanderslice


page 20  Cedar  Glades cem

Willie Surrett

WITNESS (my) signature this 8 day of Jan, 1951
Witness: Charles C. Norwood        Nora L. Dosier


Old CEDAR GLADES Cemetery > New MT. PLEASANT Cemetery now known as Mountain Valley Cemetery

page 1  Cedar  Glades cem to Mt Pleasant

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. D-323, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, New Mt. Pleasant Cemtery now exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in   Cedar Glades Cemetery, and;...

Chas. Halsell
Effie Halsell

WITNESS (my) signature this 26 day of June, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ C.N. Hasell


page 2  Cedar  Glades cem to Mt Pleasant

Freeland LaFayette Thornton     line 6
Mary A. Thornton
Robert Thornton
A.N. Thornton
Mrs A.N. Thornton
Pinkney Thornton ca 1818-1900
Louise Thornton
1822-1903

WITNESS (my) signature this 24th day of July, 1950
/s/ Jack S. Thweatt        /s/ C.L. Thornton


page 3  Cedar  Glades cem to Mt Pleasant

Geo. W. Sharp    line 94
Sarrah Sharp
Betty Sharp
Johnnie Sharp
Emerson Sharp

WITNESS (my) signature this 24 day of July, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ Clem Thornton     /s/Kathryn (X) Thornton her mark


page 4  Cedar  Glades cem to Mt Pleasant

Isaac Neal     line 23

WITNESS (my) signature this 26th day of July, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ Marlenia Neal      318 Maylock St. Hot Springs, Ark.


page 5  Cedar  Glades cem to Mt Pleasant

Joseph H. Lynch
Benjamin Lynch

WITNESS (my) signature this 27th day of July, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ Ernest Lynch      Cedar Glades Road, Hot Springs, Ark.


page 6  Cedar  Glades cem to Mt Pleasant

Johnie A.L. Ault
Ira Ault
Guicie Ault
Samuel G. Ault
Christania Ault
2 Unknown Aults
Robert Russell Ault
Baby Ault
All unknown Aults in same row as Samuel G. Ault

WITNESS (my) signature this 27th day of July, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ Roy A. Ault    


page 7  Cedar  Glades cem to Mt Pleasant

J.A. Middleton

WITNESS (my) signature this 11th day of August, 1950
/s/ Jack S. Thweatt        /s/ Orlean Payton


MT. PLEASANT Cemetery & Old CEDAR GLADES Cemetery > New MT. PLEASANT Cemetery

page 8  Cedar  Glades cem to Mt Pleasant

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No.B-139 & D-323, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, New Mt. Pleasant Cemtery now exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in   Mt. Pleasant & Cedar Glades Cemetery, and;...

S.J. Muse amd Lissie Muse    In Cedar Glades Cemetery
Martha Lillard                         In Cedar Glades Cemetery

James Boren
Thomas Boren
Jim Boren
Sarah Richardson
Ann Hawkins
Elizabeth Lillard
Freddie Watson
Unnamed infant Watson

WITNESS (my) signature this 26th day of June, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ J.M. Lillard       /s/ Melvin Lillard


BRADLEY Cemetery > LOWE Cemetery

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. C-236, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

Katie Bryant
Moss A. Bryant
Mabel Bryant

WITNESS (my) (our) signature this 12 day of July, 1950
John W. Bryant     Witness: Nelson N. Eadler


Cunningham Cemetery > LOWE Cemetery

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. B-139, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, Cunningham Cemetery now exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, and;...

Walter A. Metcalf

WITNESS (my) (our) signature this 5 day of July, 1950
Notify Bess Metcalf who works at C.L. Johnson Cleaners, but lives at Royal.    /s/ Mary Lou Graves


MT. PLEASANT Cemetery > MOMANN Cemetery, Hot Springs Co.

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. B-139, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, ???MoMann Cemetery now exists in Friendship, Hot Springs Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, and;...

Mrs Walter (Bessie) Sperlin

WITNESS (my) signature this 10th day of July, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        Notify:  /s/G.W. Sperlin 114 Albert Pike Hot Springs, Ark.


MT. PLEASANT Cemetery > MT. TABOR Cemetery, Garland Co.

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. B-139, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, Mt. Tabor Cemetery now exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, and;...

Amon Caldwell
Arles Caldwell

WITNESS (my) (our) signature this 21st day of July, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ Y.R. Caldwell      ??Lena RT. Cedar Glades, ARK


MT. PLEASANT(aka Blakely) Cemetery > ROCK SPRINGS Cemetery, Garland Co.

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. B-139, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, Rock Springs Cemetery now exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, and;...

Unnamed infant Murders
Savanah Murders
??Creame Murders
Clarence Murders
Nora Murders

WITNESS (my) signature this 10th day of July, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ ?J.S. Murders


Nora Mae Fisher

WITNESS (my) signature this 6th day of July, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ Mrs. J.A. Fisher


Mary Fisher
Wm. Fisher
Raymond Fisher

WITNESS (my) signature this 5th day of July, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ Mrs. J.B. Fisher


HOUSLEY Cemetery > UNION CHURCH Cemetery, Garland Co.

page 1 Housley to Union Church

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. C-206, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, Union Church Cemetery now exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in   Housley Cemetery, and;...

Frank Housley
Nellie Housley

WITNESS (my) signature this 7 day of December, 1950
/s/ Charles C. Norwood        /s/ Mrs. N.L. Ryan


page 2 Housley to Union Church

Mary Jane Smith

WITNESS (my) signature this 4 day of Jan., 1951
/s/ Charles C. Norwood        /s/ W.N. Smith


NEAL (No. 6) Cemetery > UNION CHURCH Cemetery, Garland Co.

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. B-101, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, Union Church Cemetery now exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in Neal (No. 6.) Cemetery, and;..

Martha Jane Morgan
Helen Morgan
Ivra Neal
Louise Seaton

WITNESS (my) signature this 9 day of Jan., 1951.
/s/ Charles C. Norwood        /s/ Mary Neal


DOSIER Cemetery > New Mt. PLEASANT Cemetery, Garland Co.

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. B-109, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, New Mt. Pleasant Cemetery now exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in Dosier Cemetery, and;..

Leneth Dosier
Pearl Dosier
Pearl Trouttt
Beckie Dosier
William Dosier
Delia Dosier
Lonnie Dosier
Sarah Dosier
Martha Dosier
Nancy Dosier
Geo. F. Dosier
Mary Dosier

Susan Dosier
Flossie Dosier
Lavinne Tisdale
Margaret Lamb
Cornelia Lamb
Joseph J. Lamb
Parthenia Lamb
Unnamed Infant Dosier
Unnamed Infant Dosier
J.W. Dosier

 

WITNESS (our) signature this 28th day of July, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ George Dosier       /s/ Florence Brown

Two members of the Dozier family were killed by Jayhawkers about 1863. Another engagement took place near Arnold Muse's farm, approximately three miles west of old Bethlehem (about mile from Lake Ouachita on Little Blakely Creek) The men were buried at Mt Pleasant and Dozier Cemeteries. 


McCOLISTER Cemetery > New Mt. PLEASANT Cemetery, Garland Co.

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. B-155, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, New Mt. Pleasant Cemetery now exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in McColister Cemetery, and;..

Gilliam Graves, Sr.
Polly Graves

WITNESS (my) signature this 1st day of August, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ Katie Speer


Unknown Smith
Unknown Smith
Unknown Smith
Unknown Smith
Unknown Smith

WITNESS (my) signature this 1st day of August, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ Virgil Speer


Clemmie Washburn

WITNESS (my) signature this 1st day of August, 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ Lauria Kelly


Mt PLEASANT Cemetery > NEW HOME or New Mt. PLEASANT Cemetery, Garland Co.

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. B-139, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, New Home & New Mt. Pleasant Cemetery exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, and;..

WHEREAS, (I) (We), the undersigned, being the most interested of the next of kin do hereby consent that the following named decedents be removed from the aforesaid Mt. Pleasant Cemetery to the New Home, unless cost is too much otherwise, New Mt. Pleasant Cemetery:

Myrtle Lee Vaughter

WITNESS (my) signature this 31st day of July 1950
/s/ S.B. Vauter        /s/ Nelson H. Sadler        /s/ Mrs. Jethre Herron
/s/ Lillie Vauter


SHILO Cemetery > NEW HOME or New Mt. PLEASANT Cemetery, Garland Co.

WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. B-139, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, New Mt. Pleasant Cemetery exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in Shilo Cemetery, and;..

WHEREAS, (I) (We), the undersigned, being the most interested of the next of kin do hereby consent that the following named decedents be removed from the aforesaid Mt. Pleasant Cemetery to the Shilo, but if extra expense to the New Mt. Pleasant.

Elisabeth McEarl
Mary McEarl
Mary Elizabeth McEarl
Lloyd McEarl
Emily Jane McEarl
Wm. McEarl

WITNESS (my) (our) signature (s)  this 3rd day of July 1950
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler       Witness to mark /s/ Martha (X) Jane Ritter
/s/ Floyd Ritter


Mt PLEASANT Cemetery > New Mt. PLEASANT Cemetery, Garland Co. (aka Mountain Valley Cemetery)

John Edge at age 36  enlisted in US Army  4th AR Vol. Cavalry by Lt. Spiva  Jan. 14 1864. Private Edge was killed in the Cedar Glades area near his farm and buried at Mt Pleasant Cemetery on Blakely Creek. Gilliam Graves (see page 11) and were in the same unit Winfrey Fulton. Reference "They Can't Go Home" by Richter and Cline.

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WHEREAS, The United States is acquiring a tract of land designated as Tract No. B-139, Blakely Mountain Reservoir Project, ....(form as above)

WHEREAS, New Mt. Pleasant Cemetery exists in Garland Country, Arkansas, and provides a satisfactory place for burial of bodies interred in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, and;..

Nancy Jane Muse
Caul H. Muse
Jessie A. Muse
Mary Louise Muse
Martha Muse
Archibald Muse
Gershal Muse
W.L. Lay
Jessie L. Lay
Julia A. Lay

WITNESS (my) (our) signature (s)  this 23rd day of June 1950
/s/ Bertha B. Muse         /s/ G.E. Muse
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler

 


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Mary Pate
Zachery Pate
Mandy Pate
Martha Pate


WITNESS (our) signature (s)  this 26 day of June 1950
/s/ A. E. Pate         /s/ Salley Pate
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler


page 3

Margaret Bailey
Josephine Marriott
Susie Marriott
Roberta Allen

WITNESS (our) signature (s)  this 26 day of June 1950
 /s/ Milton Kelley   Witnessnes to mark /s/ J. ?W. (X) Marriott his mark
/s/ Nelson H. Sadler         /s/ Laura Kelley


page 4

Bessie Richardson
Margaret Richardson
W.P. Richardson
Lucy Richardson
Mint Richardson
Houston Richardson
Johnnie Richardson
Elizabeth Richardson
George Richardson
Valla Richardson

WITNESS (our) signature (s)  this 27 day of June 1950
 /s/ Nelson H. Sadler   /s/ Nancy Fisher   
  Witnessnes to mark     /s/ Janie (X) Richardson her mark


page 5

J.W.J. Murders
James Wm. Fisher


WITNESS (my) signature this 27 day of June 1950 
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler   /s/ Nancy Fisher


page 6

Rosetta Outler
Infant Outler

WITNESS (my) signature this 29th day of June 1950 
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler       /s/ Ottie Outler


page 7

Daniel Murders
Odie Murders
Otis Murders
Johnny Murders

WITNESS (my) signature this 29th day of June 1950 
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler       /s/ Mrs Murders Sharp


page 8

Aubrey Ray Speer
Hiawath Speer
Elwood Speer
Curthbert Speer
Hazel Inez Speer

WITNESS (my) signature this 29th day of June 1950 
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler       /s/ Homer Speer


page 9

John G. Smith
Clarensa Smith
Lurean Smith
Bertha Smith
two unnamed infants
Ray Smith

WITNESS (my) signature this 29th day of June 1950 
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler       /s/ W.F. Smith


page 10

J.F. Murders
Temple Murders
Stella Murders
Jessie Murders
Edward Murders

WITNESS (my) signature this 29th day of June 1950 
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler       /s/ Geo. W. Murders


page 11

Gillian Graves
Mollie Graves
Johnnie Graves
Betsy Graves
George Graves

WITNESS (our) signature (s)  this 29 day of June 1950
 /s/ Willie Hicks   /s/ Homer Speer   
Witnessnes to mark     /s/ Amanda (X) Graves      her mark

Gilliam was b. 1819 NC. He was 5'10". A member of the US 4th AR Cav. d. abt 1876. His daughter Elizabeth 'Betsey" Graves m. George Blocker Jr. 1857.
 see page 17. son Aaron  1846-1919, gs Calvin 1872-1932.


page 12

Juile Burks
Roxy Ann Barrs

WITNESS (our) signature (s)  this 3rd day of July 1950
 /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Floyd Ritter 
Witnessnes to mark     /s/ Emma (X) Murders      her mark
/s/ T.M. (X) Lamier    his mark


page 13

Odie Jackson
Missie Jackson

WITNESS (my) signature this 3rd day of July 1950 
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler       /s/ Nettie McEarl


page 14

Isaac Neal
Robert Neal
Ona Neal
Jake Neal

WITNESS (my) signature this 3rd day of July 1950 
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler       /s/ Jesse Neal


page 15

J.H. Fisher
Sarah Jane Fisher
G.N. Fisher
Arthur N. Anderson
Roosevelt Fisher
Nick Fisher
Nicholas Fisher
Louanda Fisher

WITNESS (my) signature this 5th day of July 1950
 /s/   Nelson H. Sadler 
Witnessnes to mark     /s/ Neal (X) Fisher     his mark
/s/ Elsha Fisher


page 16

Pairlee Ritter
Presley Ritter
C.A. Ritter
J.H. Ritter
L.P. Ritter
Chely Ritter
Rosa Ritter
Samuel Ritter
L.P. Ritter
Nettie Ritter

WITNESS (my) signature this 5th day of July 1950 
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler       /s/ S.M. Ritter


page 17

Aaron Graves
Mrs James Graves
George Graves
Calvin Graves
Lonetta Graves
Lawson Graves

WITNESS (my) signature this 5th day of July 1950 
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler       /s/ Ernest Graves


page 18

John Y. Speers
Dosie Speers
Two unnamed infants (Speers)

WITNESS (my) signature this 6th day of July 1950
 /s/   Nelson H. Sadler 
Witnessnes to mark     /s/ Lizzie (X) Crumpton      his mark
/s/ Lorrayne Crumpton


page 19

Aaron Herron
Dave Herron
Bennie Herron
Mandy Herron
Unnamed infant Herron

WITNESS (my) signature this 6th day of July 1950
/s/   Nelson H. Sadler 
Witnessnes to mark     /s/ William S. (X) Herron his mark
/s/ Lola Herron


page 20

Charlotte Hoskins
Jessie Murders
Elisabeth Murders
Rhodie Murders
Hannah Murders
Cyntha Hoskins
Margaret Hoskins
Sarah Davie


WITNESS (my) signature this 6th day of July 1950 
Witness: /s/  Nelson H. Sadler       /s/ Belle Adams


page 21

Infant Ouel Miller
Infant Meldrid Miller
Mary Ann Kellie
Neal Kellie
Ellon Phillips
Billy Phillips

WITNESS (my) signature this 6th day of July 1950
/s/   Nelson H. Sadler 
Witness to mark     /s/ (X) A.D. Miller his mark
/s/ Jack S. Thweatt


page 22

Carter Speers
Martha Jane Castleberry
Martha Speers
Mary Speers

WITNESS (our) signature this 6th day of July 1950
/s/  Nelson H. Sadler    /s/ Eunice Speers 
Witnesses to mark     /s/ Sally  (X) Speers her mark
/s/ John  (X) Speers his mark


page 23

Bell Ritter

WITNESS (my) signature this 6th day of July 1950
/s/   Nelson H. Sadler 
Witness to mark     /s/ (X) Bennie Ritter  his mark


page 24

Robert Lloyd Johnson (Infant)
Carl Eugene Johnson

WITNESS (my) signature this 7th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Mrs Loyd Johnson



page 25

W.L. McElrath
Minnie McElrath
Kathryn McElrath

WITNESS (my) signature this 10th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ J.A. McElrath


 

James L. Roper
Adison Roper
Minnie Lee Roper
Eugene Roper

WITNESS (my) signature this 11th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Julia D. Corley  315 Virignia St. Hot Springs, Ark


page 27

George Blocker

WITNESS (my) signature this 11th day of July 1950
/s/   Nelson H. Sadler 
Witnessess to mark     /s/ George M. (X) Castleberry His mark
/s/ Jack S. Thweatt


page 28

Will Hawkins
Unnamed infant Hawkins
Thomas J. Hawkins
Weida Hawkins
George H. Speer
Mary Ann Speer
Thomas Hawkins
Johnnie Speer
Francis Speer
Samantha Speer
Femie Speer
Unnamed infant Speer

WITNESS (my) signature this 13th day of July 1950
/s/   Nelson H. Sadler 
Witnessess to mark     /s/ Mary E. (X) Sharp  her  mark
/s/ Mary E. Meredith


page 29

Anner Speer
Samuel Jefferson Speer

WITNESS (my) signature this 17th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Virgil Speer


page 30

Josephine Kyle

WITNESS (my) signature this 17th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ I.W. Kyles


page 31

Mary Ames Moore
R.T. Moore
Wm. Lash Moore

WITNESS (my) signature this 17th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Hattie Bates


page 32

Zackariah Phillips
Infant Phillips
Albert H. Phillips
Ida L. Echols
Sarah L. Phillips

WITNESS (my) (our) signature this 18th day of July 1950
Witnesses: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Jennie Mae Phillips Dillard
/s/  J.L. Phillips 106 Miller, Hot Springs


page 33

Phakabee Bledsoe
Cynthia Bledsoe

WITNESS (my) signature this 18th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ J.C. Bledsoe


page 34

Louvicy Matilda Jane Ratliff Muse
W.J. or Will Muse

WITNESS (my) signature this 18th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Henry M. Ratliff


page 35

George W. Blocker 1st
Elizabeth Blocker
nee Graves
George W. Blocker 2nd
Inez Blocker
        Blocker

WITNESS (my) signature this 20th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Jim Blocker


page 36

Mary Martin
Golden

WITNESS (my) signature this 20th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Mrs. A. D. Shaw


page 37

James R. Neal
Henry S. Stookesberry
Josie Neal
W.P. Sturrett
Bart Neal
Elisabeth Neal
Sarah J. Neal
Lydia T. Neal
Josie F. Neal
Henry Stookesberry, Jr.

WITNESS (my) signature this 20th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Isaac C. Neal


page 38

Unnamed infant Neal

WITNESS (my) signature this 20th day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Marlenia Neal 218 Maylook St. Hot Springs, Ark.


page 39

Pauline Jones
Aaron Gray
Mose Gray

WITNESS (my) signature this 28th day of July 1950
/s/   Nelson H. Sadler 
Witnessess to mark     /s/ (X) Austin Jones      his  mark
/s/ Jack S.Thweatt

Jayhawkers hung Moses Gray SR about 1863. George Blocker Jr. b. Nov 9 1834, a Union recruiting officer returned home for a visit  December 1863 about this time as did his half brother William Gray who was in the Southern Army. George was making a pair of shoes and Bill was in the yard when a group of Jayhawkers approached. They tried to run to the woods to stand them off and draw gunfire away from the family but George was hit in the leg and Bill came to his aid and was shot. George grabbed his sword and was killed and his body thrown in the creek after the Jayhawkers took the boots. The brothers, one in blue and the other in gray were placed in a double walnut casket built by a neighbor and buried in the Mt Pleasant Cemetery by George's wife, children and neighbors who witnessed the event. Aaron Gray fought for the south until he deserted 25 April 1863 and then fought for the North and Moses fought for the South, they were twin brothers. Reference "They Can't Go Home" by Richter and Cline. There was a skirmish at Cedar Glades 1 March 1864.


page 40

Lou Ona Lamb
Genova Lamb
Rector Lamb
Lola Middleton
H.C. Lamb
Ruth Nichols
Infant Nichols
Ruby Nichols

WITNESS (my) signature this 31st day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Lila Cloud


page 41

Mary Ann Kelley

WITNESS (my) signature this 31st day of July 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Luther C. Phillips


page 42

Lee Blocker

WITNESS (my) signature this 7th day of August 1950
Witness: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler  /s/ Minnie Blocker


page 43

W.T. Phillips
M.J. Phillips
C.A. Phillips
J.M. Phillips
S.J. Phillips

WITNESS (my) (our) signature this 18th day of August 1950
Witnesses: /s/   Nelson H. Sadler 
/s/  J.L. Phillips  106 Miller, Hot Springs


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