Monday, 26-Jan-2015 13:48:33 MST
Malvern Road (Highway 270 East)
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 34.46855 Longitude: -93.97955
Directions: take Highway 270 East from Hot Springs approximately 5.5 miles (just past Westinghouse Drive).
One sign states it was established in 1824 and another shows 1833 - 1938. The cemetery is encircled with a chain-link fence and is surrounded by homes. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. The only known Garland County Revolutionary War soldier is buried in this cemetery.
The cemetery was read and photographed by Patti Vance Hays November 2008. The photographs are the property of Patti and cannot be used for publication in any medium without her permission.
|Name||Date of Birth||Date of Death||Details on Marker||Comments|
|Bassett, Jane||07/05/1809||12/03/1873||Wife of David Bassett|
|Bassett, Jonathan||05/24/1764||07/04/1833||Massachusetts Pvt Col Freeman's
Regt Revolutionary War
|The only known Revolutionary War soldier
buried in Garland County
|Bassett, Temperance Crocker||01/02/1763||06/06/1833||Wife of Jonathan Bassett
Children Nathaniel, David
and Lydia Bassett
|Belding, Mrs. Lydia||05/01/1799||1864|
|Christian, Infant Daughter||1874||1874||marker very hard to read|
|Christian, Virinda||10/28/1874||aged 22 years; wife of Jos. Christian|
|Gaines, Abner L.||1859||1900|
|Gaines, Mary P.||02/18/1856||11/04/1938|
|Gaines, William H.||06/30/1797||06/01/1884||one reading stated the year of death was 1894|
|Littler, Charles R.||01/20/1869||01/29/1889||son of A. D. & S.|
|Littler, Susan Bassett||12/18/1834||12/12/1873||older marker|
|Judy||dates are buried underground; a prior reading indicates she died 05/29/1874 and states her surname was McCoy|
|S. P. [said to be Dr. Stephen Proctor]||all that is there is a footstone that reads "S. P"; the rest of the stone is broken; a prior reading by Inez Cline shows 07/06/1813-03/26/1869|
|Rogers, Marguerette Littler||1871||1953||In Memory Of||this is a cenotaph; she is buried in Greenwood Cemetery|
|Simpson, Elsie||12/26/1889||01/03/1890||age 9 days|
|Simpson, Louisa Jane||09/09/1851||10/08/1876|
|Stitt, Samuel H.||07/23/1878||08/04/1878||son of Sam'l H and Augusta|
Inez Cline's prior reading showed: Simpson, Mother, Father, Daughter and Son. I only saw three Simpson markers.
There is a stone that reads:
Husbands and Children of Susan Bassett Etchison Hays Littler
Giles P. Etchison 12 14 1826 - 2 1 1856
Son Junius Preston Etchison 9 12 1855 - 10 2 1862
A. J. Hays 12 12 1826 - 10 21 1861
Son William Clayton Hays 11 24 1858 - 10 2 1862
Daughter Eliza Lovetta Hays 11 5 1860 - 4 18 1861
It is unknown if they are buried in this cemetery or if it is a marker to show her spouses and children.