Burroughs Cemetery


submitted by Alice Burroughs Shipley


July 2006

This is an old family cemetary located on the Clifton Chapman farm in what used to be Cadron Township. It is on the Sequoah Ranch Rd. on the land that Nymphas Burroughs had a land grant on, SEC 22 TWP 9 NORTH RANGE 12 WEST. It was sold in 1885 to John W. Sivils, recorded Feb 19, 1885 Bk J Page 93. J.H. Chapman later bought the land around 1915. His widow still owns it. With the help of Eugene Smith we have gotten the old cemetary plotted out. We are having a fence put around it and having new monuments made.
Nymphas Burroughs died August 1, 1889 in a Little Rock, Ar hospital. They buried him on the grounds. It was about three months before the family knew he had died. He was only 59. I have contacted several people about locating and finding his grave. They have told me the cemetary has moved the graves twice. They have no idea where Nymphas has been put even if there was anything to move. We would like to get him a Civil War marker and have it put in the old family cemetary with his 1st wife, parents and children.

Buried there is:

Henry Burris(Burroughs) b. 1798 NC., d-1865 Van Buren Co, Ar

Charlotte Burroughs b.1805 NC, d. 1875 Van Buren Co., Ar.

Nymphas A. Burroughs
Serg. Co. H. 32 Ar. Infantry
Conderfederate States Army
June 1, 1829- August 1, 1889
(stone placed in 2005 between his mother Charlotte Burroughs and his 1st wife Mary Burroughs, Picture

Mary Burroughs b. abt 1835 Tn----1st wife of Nymphas Burris

Bill Phillips---a small boy about 6 years old

Sally Ann Burroughs B. 1867, D. 1871---dau. of Nymphas & Julie Burroughs.

One grave contains what the family thinks is twin boys born to Mary and Nymp about 1860.

Burroughs Cemetery