Etris Cemetery

CEMETERIES of BENTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS - Volume 9, Page 89


    In 1871 Capt. Austin Kimsey Etris purchased 40 acres of land (NW1/4 of SE1/4 of Section 30, Township 20N, Range 29W) located about three miles north of Rogers by way of the Old Wire Road, and one-half mile west of the Pleasant Hill Church.

    After Mr. Etris acquired the above land, he established a cemetery in the southwest corner of the 40 acres. It became a beautiful spot with iris and flowering shrubs around the graves. There were about twenty-five graves, some marked with tombs and others with just brown sandstones. Most of the graves were of the Etris family, but he did permit some of his neighbors to make burials there.

    After Mr. Etris died in 1915, the family sold the farm to another family - I have been told to a Mr. Degree. In 1929, my family came here from Oklahoma and purchased this land; and for the forty years my family owned this land, the Etris family came many times to visit the cemetery, usually on Memorial Day.

    My family sold this forty acres to the City of Rogers for the Rogers Municipal Airport, the last parcel being sold in 1973. The Cemetery no longer exists since it was bulldozed out when the airport was built. The stones cannot be found for reading, but in our effort to preserve all the cemetery records of Benton County, we can furnish the following:


LAST FIRST BORN DIED NOTES
CARR Sep 25, 1915 dau - Information From Family
DEASON WILLIAM C. ND ND Information From Family
DEASON AMANDA MAHALIA (Etris) 1848 ------ wife of WC, married Oct 5, 1866
DEASON INFANT ND ND dau 
DEASON INFANT ND ND son
ETRIS CAPTAIN AUSTIN KIMSEY 1836 May 22, 1915 Co F. 15th NW Ark. Inf. Married Sep 16, 1867
     He fought in the Battle of Pea Ridge and was wounded.
ETRIS MARTHA (WOODS) 1841 ------ wife of AK
ETRIS SON ND ND son of AK & Martha
ETRIS HENRY 1810 ------ born N.C. - father of AK
ETRIS ELIZABETH 1814 ------ born Ga. - mother of AK
ETRIS THEDA ------ Jul 7, 1914
GEORGE MR. AND MRS. ------ 191?


    This information was secured from several sources: Mrs. Sadie Etris Hayes of Gravette, Donald Etris of Gentry, Bryant Funeral Home Records of Rogers, other Benton County historical records, my parents, R.W. and Jessie M. (Fimple) Davis, and my own personal memory.

Mavis (Davis) Carden


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