Gamble Cemetery - Marvell, Arkansas

 

In some publications in the early 1900's, this cemetery was called Midway. It is located about six miles north of Marvell on county road 115. Tri-County Genealogical Society recently erected a sign on highway 49 pointing the way to the cemetery, and erected another sign at the entrance . This cemetery had been neglected for years and undergrowth and brush made walking almost impossible. In 2010 Marty and Mack McKissic undertook the monumental task of clearing the cemetery and have made remarkable progress. An article on their work appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of the Tri-County Journal. The initial cemetery inventory was made by Rose White of Marvell with later additions by Loyd and Flora Turner. There are more than 150 recorded graves in this cemetery, but many more burials are known to be in the three to five acre cemetery in unmarked graves. The earliest recorded burial was in 1864 and the last burial tombstone placed was in 1996. .

 

Addy, William 1848 - Aug 1, 1896

 

Bailey, Alice Mar 1, 1865 - May 7, 1890

Benson, Carrie Dau of J.E. & B.J. Jan 25, 1894 - Aug 28, 1900

Benson, George W. Son of J.E. & B.J. Oct 5, 1891 - Aug 6, 1892

Benson, Infant daughter of J.E. & B.J. Born and died - Jun 27, 1893

Benson, Lela Dau of J.E. & B.J. Aug 3, 1899 - Aug 19, 1900

Benson, Robert Lee Son of J.E. & B.J. Sep 2, 1896 - Jun 7, 1897

Bottorff, Fontainne b. AR Age 19 years - Mar 25, 1923

Son of Henry and Tola Sallis Bottorff, born AR.

Bottorff, H. C. Nov 4, 1871 - Apr 13, 1913

Bottorff, J. M. (James) Mar 4, 1810 - Jul 1, 1876

Bottorff, Margaret Wife of J.M. 1834 - Jul 18, 1899}

J. M. Bottorff was b. IN, Margaret b. in Ireland. (1870 US Census)

Bottorff, Jimmie J. Son of J.W. & M.L. Feb 4, 1900 - Jun 28, 1900

Bottorff, James Washington b. GA Mar 6, 1858 - May 26, 1943

h. of JoeAnn, son of James Morris (b. PA) & Margaret Mahoney (b. IA)

Bottorff.

Bottorff, Marie Louise Wife of J.W. Feb 21, 1861 - Aug 20, 1900

Bottorff, Robert Lewis Jul 4, 1944 - Jul 15, 1944

Son of Henry C. (b. AR) and Ida Mae Law Bottorff.

Bottorff, Tola Sallis Mother Jun 1, 1883 - Nov 10, 1949

b. Lexa d. Marvell AR. Dau of Fontaine & Geneva Chappelle Sallis.

Bottorff, Willie Wife of J.W. Dec 26, 1882 - Mar 22, 1907

Bottorff, Willie May Dau of J.W. & W. Mar 6, 1907 - Jul 20, 1907

Brewster, Tommy Lee Son of John A. & Mary E. 1907 - 1911

Brown, Fannie b. Talladega AL Feb 5, 1862 - Oct 9, 1948

Dau of J. M. and Mary Hicks Hayes, b.b. AL.

Brown, John Feb 10, 1857 - Feb 15, 1918

Brown, Ida Mamie b. AR Age 6 years - Feb 2, 1940

Dau of O. C. (b. AR) and Lelia May Smith (b. MS) Brown.

 

Cates, Nancy b. TN Jan 19, 1872 - Nov 26, 1944

Wife of Charlie Cates, dau of Jennings and Mary Blassingham Bostick.

Cheek, George Earl WOW Aug 20, 1894 - Jan 13, 1922

Cooper, Charley b. Phillips Co AR Age 45 years - Sep 24, 1932

Costillo, Alfred Feb 4, 1879 - Feb 4, 1949

Costillo, Alfred b. AR Feb 4, 1948 - Mar 7, 1949

Son of Simon and Toto Vela Costillo, b.b. TX.

Cox, Ellen Wife of J. W. Jan 10, 1861 - Nov 26, 1881

Daughter of E. & M. Bottorff.

Cox, John Wesley My Husband Aug 25, 1858 - May 29, 1905

Cross, Sarah Francis Bostic Feb 17, 1872 - Jul 18, 1952

Wife of J. R. Cross.

Curtis, Horace G. Son of T.F. & A.L. May 3, 1897 - Jul 19, 1905

 

Darr, George Jun 18, 1892 - Aug 25, 1908

Darr, Isabelle Annie Wife of John Darr Apr 9, 1856 - Jul 7, 1947

Darr, John R. Mar 7, 1854 - Apr 4, 1934

Darr, William V. Aug 14, 1888 - May 2, 1945

Davis, A. K. Oct 14, 1864 - Jan 14, 1910

Davis, Edith Dec 26, 1897 - Nov 15, 1913

Davis, James No birth date - 1910

Davis, Lula No birth date - Aug 11, 1914

Dortch, Lottie 1870 - Nov 27, 1917

Duccer, Josephine Nov 10, 1861 - Feb 8, 1918

Dyce, Infant Jan 1, 1938 - Jan 2, 1938

Infant of Lee and Mary Enola Smith Dyce, b.b. AR. (Dice)

 

Ellis, W. M. 1877 - 1889

 

 

Fridell, Infant May 28, 1939 - May 30, 1939

Infant of Charlie (b. AR) and Virginia Varner? (b. MS) Fridell.

Fridell, Johnny Floyd Oct 28, 1942 - Dec 7, 1942

Son of Charles Max (b. Clarendon AR) and Laura Virginia Bonner

(b. Ruleville MS) Fridell.

 

Grantham, Infant Born and died - Jan 13, 1942

Infant of Robert (b. MS) and Carrie Varner (b. AL) Grantham.

Grantham, James Edward b. AR May 31, 1940 - Jun 2, 1940

Grantham, Opal Rene May 27, 1938 - Jun 29, 1939

Children of R. Y. and Carrie May Varner Grantham, b.b. MS.

Green, Hadie No birth date - 1913

Guest, L. D. Jun 24, 1854 - Feb 13, 1923

 

Hall, John T. Apr 11, 1843 - Jun 12, 1898

Hall, Mary A. Jul 11, 1848 - Apr 5, 1895

Harpole, Ida Ann b. AL Aug 8, 1861 - Nov 2, 1938

Wife of Will Robert Harpole.

Herron, Ophelia Nov 30, 1878 - Feb 28, 1918

Hicks, Julia Age unknown - May 13, 1929

Horn, Martha Jan 13, 1889 - Jan 31, 1929

 

Iland, William M. 1876 - Aug 4, 1897

 

Johnson, Bessie Lou 1896 - Aug 1904

Johnson, Christovan 1874 - Sep 1902

Johnson, Joe No birth date - Apr 15, 1922

Johnson, Mildred M. 1937 - 1938

 

Kelly, Minnie H. Wife of G. M. Feb 1, 1878 - Jan 7, 1906

Kloene, George Dec 15, 1840 - Sep 15, 1880

 

Larkin, Louise Elizabeth No birth date - Oct 10, 1930

b. Phillips County AR, dau of M. C. Tolleson.

Larkin, William Ellis Nov 10, 1877 - Sep 16, 1880

Son of William J. and N. A. J. Larkin.

Larkin, E. A. Sep 8, 1873 - Jan 2, 1908

Larkin, Ellen 1867 - 1881

Leonard, Joseph Lee b. MS Dec 2, 1879 - Mar 10, 1945

Husb of Cora Lee Foster Leonard, son of Albert Brown (b. VA) and Sallie

Brown (b. TN) Leonard.

Leonidas, James J. 1884 - 1891

Lollar, Annie L. Nov 19, 1869 - Dec 15, 1926

Wife of A. H. Lollar, dau of M/M Jim Davis.

Lollar, Emma Julia Wife of A.H. Dec 25, 1877 - Jun 19, 1908

Lollar, Minnie No birth date - Mar 30, 1929

Wife of Jeff D. Lollar, mother was Lou White, b. AR.

 

 

Lollar, Nancy Caroline Dec 20, 1849 - Jan 1, 1912

Lollar, William Felix m. Feb 6, 1866 Apr 3, 1845 - Jan 8, 1887}

"Came in covered wagon, left in God's Chariot.

Luke, Mattie Jane Aug. 12, 1935 (shown bu. at Midway in

K-L Records)

 

McDowell, Elmyra (Lois) Wife of James Dec 20, 1822 - Jun 13, 1894

McDowell, James Sep 27, 1818 - Aug 12, 1877

Elmyra McDowell b. VA, James McDowell b. SC.

McDowell, J. F. Feb 9, 1837 - Sep 15, 1906

McDowell, L. F. 1859 - 1901

McDowell, W. A. WOW Feb 5, 1867 - Dec 1, 1924

McGinnis, Mrs. W. T. (dau of James Davison) age ca 45 - Jul 15, 1900

Manning, Isam Mar 3, 1822 - Dec 12, 1906

Manning, Semanthia E. Wife of I. Jun 15, 1843 - Feb 28, 1912}

Isam Manning b. IN, Semanthia b. AL. (1870 Census)

Manning, Isam 1861 - 1945

Manning, Jessie Rembert Sep 2, 1908 - Mar 25, 1910

Moore, Clara Filmore Wife of John A. Age 46 years - Nov 13, 1928

Wife of John A. Moore, dau of Philmore & Isabella Ann Connelly Suit.

Morris, A. M. 1886 - 1898

Morris, George W. Jun 9, 1848 - May 30, 1878

b. AL, son of W.D. and Harriet A. Morris.

Morris, Harriet A. Sep 17, 1823 - Apr 13, 1890

Morris, W. D. (William) Nov 23, 1820 - May 21, 1888}

William and Harriet Morris were born in AL. (1870 Census)

Morris, John W. Son of W.D. & H.A. Nov 16, 1855 - Jul 9, 1864

Morris, William A. Son of W.D. & H.A. Dec 5, 1869 - Feb 19, 1878

 

Nance, Edward D. Son of Wm.H. & Mary A. Sep 30, 1880 - Jul 9, 1883

Nance, Harvey M. Son of Wm.H. & Mary A. Aug 22, 1866 - Jun 30, 1889

Nance, Isham H. Son of Wm.H. & Mary A. Jun 16, 1861 - Feb 3, 1893

Nance, Mary A.E. Dau of Wm.H. & Mary A. Jun 30, 1859 - Aug 3, 1878

Nance, Sarah E. Dau of Wm.H. & Mary A. Jan 25, 1871 - Jul 18, 1877

Nance, William H. Sep 6, 1836 - Jan 6, 1892

Nelson, Armetie 1952 - 1952

Nelson, Earnesteen Apr 15, 1952 - Aug 13, 1952

Norton, Milton D. b. Antigua Co NY Sep 15, 1826 - Oct 26, 1869

 

O'Neil, Edwin Feb 23, 1873 - Nov 25, 1899

 

Parham, F. M. Mar 7, 1849 - Sep 5, 1893

Pearson, Emma F. Wife of M. L. Oct 17, 1864 - Aug 23, 1919

Pearson, Dr. Micajah L. Jun 24, 1848 - Dec 13, 1909

Pearson, James Leonidas Jan 4, 1884 - Feb 14, 1891

Pearson, Micajah Ewell Feb 21, 1881 - Jul 21, 1883

Pearson, William Parr Sep 17, 1879 - Aug 19, 1881

The three Pearson boys are sons of M. L. and E. F. Pearson.

Powell, Anner 1874 - 1951

 

Rodden, Lucinda May 21, 1945 - May 21, 1945

Dau of James C. and Daphna Varner Rodden, b.b. AR.

Rowell, Miles Franklin Son/B.F. & M.A. Jan 11, 1877 - Nov 30, 1894

 

Severs, Hugh May 11, 1855 - Aug 5, 1877

Severs, M. F. Jan 18, 1826 - Jul 21, 1892

Severs, W. S. No dates -

Suit, James Franklin b. Trenton AR Apr 28, 1864 - Nov 30, 1946

Son of Gus and Bessie Cardin Suit, b.b. NC.

Suit, Lola Sage Mar 6, 1872 - Aug 8, 1954

Dau of J. A. and Sophie McDowell Sage.

Suitt, Freddie Son of J.F. & L.C. Sep 14, 1891 - Sep 3, 1904

Suitt, Infant daughter of J.F. & L.C. Jan 23, 1894 - Feb 10, 1894

 

Tate, Gennie Aug 22, 1874 - Oct 9, 1925

Tate, V. M. 1810 - 1866

Thomas, Alphonso b. AR Age 65 years - Oct 13, 1927

Thomas, C. M. No birth date - 1955

Thomas, Leland b. AR Dec 23, 1904 - Dec 23, 1948

Husb of Maggie Cross Thomas, son of Alfonso & Parthena Medor Thomas.

Thompson, Isom Manning Feb 25, 1861 - Feb 16, 1945

Husb of Alice Bailey, son of Jacob and Louisa Thompson, b.b. GA.

Thompson, Alice Bailey Mar 1, 1865 - May 7, 1890

Tolleson, Edna Blanche Nov 27, 1880 - Oct 9, 1940

b. Phillips County AR, dau of Charles and Fannie Settles Terrell.

Turner, Edwin Lee Jul 15, 1871 - Sep 22, 1872

Turner, Finis Pearson Jan 24, 1880 - Aug 9, 1881

Turner, James Hodge Jul 20, 1869 - Sep 22, 1871

Sons of James R. and Reeter M. Turner.

Turner, Templin May 3, 1887 - Aug 7, 1892

 

Varner, David F. 1882 - Jun 24, 1950

Varner, Harvey No birth date - Dec 6, 1935

Varner, Mary Ida b. AL Jun 14, 1921 - Dec 20, 1942

Wife of D. F. Varner, dau of John and Fannie Hayes Brown, b.b. AL.

Varner, William Grandy, Pfc. b. AR Jun 14, 1921 - Dec 20, 1942

Died at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, son of D. F. & Mary Ida Brown Varner.

 

Wells, Daughter of J. W. and L. A. No dates -

Wicker, John A. WOW No birth date - Oct 31, 1915

Wilson, J. A. Jun 11, 1851 - Jan 26, 1884

Wilson, John March 1835 - No date

Wilson, Martha Jan 1866 - Jun 2, 1917

Wilson, Burton Age 41 years - Sep 30, 1931

Son of John and Mollie Cockrell Wilson.

Wilson, Leo No birth date - Sep 2, 1976

Wilson, Sattie T. Dau of J.A. & L.E. Aug 8, 1881 - Aug 7, 1883

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The following are buried at Gamble Cemetery in a separate section.

Arytes, T. F. A. E. 1897 - 1905

Barnesteen, Nelson Apr 15, 1952 - Aug 1952

Bloodson, John No birth date - Aug 11, 1957

Briley, No name Jun 12, 1882 - Apr 3, 1943

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