Beasley Cemetery

Natchitoches Parish, LA

Picture courtesy Betty
Monk Ryman, 2002

Beasley Cemetery is located near Lotus, LA, about 15 miles south of Provencal, LA, in the Lotus-Red Dirt area of the Kisatchie National Forest. Turn east off Hwy 117 at the Forest Service Work Center; travel about 5 miles, and the there is a sign on the right indicating the cemetery, which is about three miles along this road. From this point the road is passable only in very dry weather, preferably using sport utility or all-terrain vehicles.

Beasley Cemetery is quite large, and has a nice fence and gate with the name of the cemetery. The cemetery has an old and interesting history, being located adjacent to the old stage road which connected the Natchitoches/Alexandria area and the Texas frontier. The surrounding acreage exhibits land forms unique to this special section of Louisiana, especially notable being the Devil's Backbone, the rocky ledge followed by the early travelers.

Beasley Cemetery

Local residents indicate that an effort is made to mow and clean the cemetery yearly. However, the access road appears to traverse several of the soil types indigenous to the Kisatchie Forest: low swampy areas, clear sandy creeks, deep sand beds, white gumbo soil, rocky outcroppings, hills and valleys. Only the hardiest and best equipped visitors venture beyond the first mile.

Beasley Cemetery

Special thanks are extended to Mrs. Myra Beasley McGee, Mr. McGee, and Aaron and Courtney, who loaded up four-wheelers and took their neighbor, friend, and teacher on this tour of an historic area of the Kisatchie National Forest.(1999, N. Liles)

***** Beasley Cemetery *****

BEASLEY, Abraham R. ( 17 Nov 1894 / 14 Dec 1925 )


BEASLEY, Alto ( 06 April 1870 / 24 Nov 1894 )


BEASLEY, Amanda ( 29 Feb 1854 / 13 July 1942 )

He giveth His beloved sleep.


BEASLEY, Ethel Beatrice ( 14 April 1921 / 26 April 1928 )

Our Sister

(Double stone: Rosie Pearson Beasley)


BEASLEY, James ( 10 Mar 1812 / 02 Jan 1895 )

My Husband


BEASLEY, James ( 02 Dec 1850 / 22 March 1924 )


BEASLEY, James ( 27 Aug 1876 / 24 Oct 1888 )

Son of James and Amanda Beasley

Gone But Not Forgotten


BEASLEY, Louisa E. ( 30 Oct 1881 / 24 Aug 1886)

Daughter of James and Amanda Beasley

At Rest


BEASLEY, Mary A. ( 07 July 1856 / 17 March 1922 )

Aged 85 Yrs 8 Mos 12 Dys

Asleep in Jesus


BEASLEY, Mary Lutecia ( 26 May 1878 / 03 June 1878 )


BEASLEY, Pearl G. ( 09 Dec 1891 / 16 Nov 1969 )

(Double stone: Wm. Thad Beasley)


BEASLEY, Rosie Pearson ( 04 March 1888 / 26 May 1928 )

(Double stone: Ethel Beatrice Beasley)


BEASLEY, Thadies ( 25 July 1858 / 30 Dec 1892 )


T.J. Beasley

BEASLEY, Thomas Jefferson ( 22 Jan 1880 / 03 Feb 1963 )

At Rest


Beasley

BEASLEY, William ( 25 Sep 1852 / 17 Dec 1918 )

Age 66 Yrs. 2 Mos 22 Days

(Adjacent to: Mary Beasley)


BEASLEY, William H. ( / 01 March 1900 )

Age 12 Yrs 9 Mo 19 Dys.


BEASLEY, William Kermit ( 16 Nov 1910 / 17 May 1972 )

Loved and Remembered


BEASLEY, William Thad ( 07 Sep 1879 / 16 Aug 1974 )

(Double stone: Pearl G. Beasley)


BOSWELL, B. B. ( no dates )

Co F CRESCENT LA INF CSA


BOSWELL, Bud ( 28 July 1889 / 23 March 1914 )


BOSWELL, Charley ( 22 Jan 1896 / 06 Jan 1927 )


BOSWEL L, Grover S. ( 31 Jan 1902 / 20 Nov 1904 )

Son of Thomas and Dora Boswell

(Adjacent and similar stone: Thomas Boswell)


BOSWELL, Isadora ( 11 March 1866 / 25 Nov 1932 )

Wife of T. J. Boswell


BOSWELL, John ( 04 Jan 1812 / 24 Feb 1907 )

Gone to a fairer land, Of pleasure and love . . .


Johnie Boswell

BOSWELL, Johnie W. ( 26 March 1882 / 24 Feb 1893 )

Borne home by angels hands.


BOSWELL, Louisa ( 14 Nov 1816 / 09 Dec 1894 )

Wife of John Boswell

In love she lived, In peace she died . . .


BOSWELL, M. T. ( 15 Sep 1885 / 04 Aug 1919 )


BOSWELL, Margret Eveline ( 02 Feb 1859 / 09 Aug 1944 )

(Double stone: Richard Clayborn Boswell)


BOSWELL, Mary E. ( 26 Feb 1855 / 22 Feb 1933 )

( Faithful to her trust, even unto death.


MJBoswell

BOSWELL, Mary Joe ( 20 Dec 1857 / 04 Nov 1933 )

She's safe at home.


BOSWELL, Mid ( 03 Aug 1850 / 29 June 1930 )


BOSWELL, Ransom P. ( 19 Feb 1890 / 23 Nov 1921 )


BOSWELL, Richard B. ( 29 March 1878 / 26 July 1936 )


BOSWELL, Richard Clayborn ( 15 Dec 1851 / 15 Dec 1942 )

(Double stone: Margret Eveline Boswell)


BOSWELL, Thomas ( 17 Aug 1884 / 19 Feb 1898 )

Son of Thomas and Dora Boswell


BOSWELL, Thomas J. ( 15 Dec 1852 / 26 May 1904 )


BOSWELL, Tinie ( 18 Dec 1880 / 21 July 1957 )


BOSWELL, Willie H. ( 25 Feb 1888 / 08 Oct 1919 )


BOSWELL, William R. ( 05 July 1856 / 23 Oct 1923 )


CRAIG, Lou ( / 30 March 1914 )

Age 41 Yrs.

Wife of J. E. Craig


DODD, Douglas D. ( 11 Feb 1922 / 08 July 1980 )

S Sgt US ARMY WWII

Loved and Remembered


DODD, Rosa S. ( 13 Aug 1883 / 03 Nov 1922 )

Our Mother (Rosanah S. Beasley Dodd)


EASTWOOD, Jennie Elizabeth ( 14 June 1913 / 14 Oct 1922 )


W.Eastwood

EASTWOOD, Willard Monroe ( 14 July 1915 / 15 Oct 1922 )


Goins

GOINS, Shermon ( 16 Dec 1923 / 20 April 1924 )

Our Darling and one of God's chosen


GRANT, Silma Armour ( About 1822 / After 1860 census )

(First wife of Stephen Grant)

(Marie Celina Armand m. Stephan Grant 6 Feb 1840)

(Groom son of Stephen Grant and Marie Rose Sidec)

(Bride daughter of Jean Baptiste Armand and Louise Adelaide Noffrey)

(Correction courtesy Betty Monk Ryman, 2002)


HAGAN, Aubrey J. ( 13 May 1913 / 09 Oct 1919 )

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B.D. Hagan


Kile

KILE, Elizabeth Rinkel Adle ( July 11, 1821 / 1912 )

One worthy of remembrance.

(Adjacent to Abram Rinkel)


MARSHALL, G. H. ( 09 Oct 1848 / 23 Feb 1916 )


MARSHALL, Louise E. ( 09 Nov 1880 / 23 July 1930 )

The best Mother & wife has gone, but is not forgotten. Rest in peace.


Moss

MOSS, Charles Lee, Sr. ( 04 Nov 1935 / 06 Dec 1995 )

Husband of Claudine E. Ivey

Children: Chuck, Lynn, and Tammie

Red Dirt -- His Heaven on Earth


O'BANNON, Nina Belle ( 23 Feb 1915 / 28 March 1915 )

Daughter of B. L. and Anna (Beasley)


PARKER, Edna B. ( 19 June 1900 / 03 Sep 1900 )

Daughter of G.C. and M. I. Parker

(Adjacent and identical stone: Ella D. Parker)


PARKER, Ella D. ( 19 June 1900 / 09 Sep 1900 )

Daughter of G.C. and M. I. Parker


PARKER, Minnie ( 08 Sep 1897 / 10 Aug 1909 )

Daughter of G.C. and M. I. Parker

(Adjacent and similar stones: Edna B. and Ella D. Parker)


W.D. Parker

PARKER, William Dwight ( 24 Oct 1944 / 24 Nov 1999 )

Double marker: Vonell Beasley Parker

W.D. Parker

RINKEL, Abram ( 1779 / 03 Aug 1844 )

One worthy of remembrance.

(Old marker: Abram Rinkel, departed this life Aug the 3rd 1844)

(A new marker has been placed near the old handmade marker)


WADE, Augustus ( 31 Jan 1888 / 10 Sep 1913 )


WHATLEY, Addie ( 03 Dec 1924 / 09 Dec 1927 )


WHATLEY, Mavis ( 28 Sep 1927 / 07 Dec 1934 )


WHATLEY, Shelton ( 22 Oct 1919 / 09 Nov 1921 )

Asleep in Jesus


WHATLEY, W. R., Sr. ( 03 March 1889 / 06 Aug 1947)


WHATLEY, W. R., Jr. ( 19 March 1911 / 10 Oct 1912 )

Gone so soon.


Rinkel




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