Sanders-Bennett Cemetery

Submitted by JoAnn Bradford
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Located in Sec. 21, 10 N, 12 W, Cradron Township, Van Buren County AR.
William Pitts Bennett married my GGrandfather's sister, Mary Elizabeth Sanders. They had 10 children so there are lots of Bennett cousins descendants buried there.....
therefore the Bennett part of the cemetery name.

Location & Bennett info submitted by Shirlene, great granddaughter of Elihu Daniel Sanders.
She would like to know who the Kennedy people were that are buried there.
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The original 80 acre land grant was in the name of Elihu Sanders, later in his son's name, Elihu Daniel Sanders.

This farm was eventually sold to a man named Grow, and was known for many years as the old Grow Place.

There are approximately 15-17 graves located in this cemetery, only one of which has a name, that of James Crawford Sanders. The rest are marked by only fieldstones, so there is no way to determine who is represented by which stone.

From Sanders family records, the following individuals are recorded as being buried there.

Elihu Sanders 1814-1891
Lucinda Brown Sanders 1816-1891
James Crawford Sanders 1837-1897
Benjamin Holloway Sanders 1840-1865
Andrew J. Sanders 1848-before 1860
Elijah M Sanders 1850-before 1860
Arrilia Sanders (twin) 1878-1886
Melinda Shelton Sanders abt. 1853-1872/78


Following submitted by Juli Risener Morgan

Eddie Sanders Kennedy  1895
Kennedy baby  1895
Lucinda Brown 1816-1891
Mr. Brown