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   Mt Carmel Cemetery
aka - desert Cemetery and aka Hampton Schoolhouse Cemetery


By Elaine Nall Bay & Patricia Nall
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Mt. Carmel Cemetery
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 Directions:  At the intersection of Hwy 121 and Hwy 160, travel north on Hwy 160 for about ½ mile.  Turn west (left) onto CR 584.  Travel about three-fourths of a mile until CR 584 makes a sharp left curve.  Just past this curve, is a house on the right with a gate that says 'Private Property'.  On the left (south) side of the house is another locked gate with a path leading to the cemetery.  The gate has been locked due to cemetery visitors leaving the gate open and livestock getting out.
About 2 ½ years ago, the county Sheriff visited the owner of the property that is in front of the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.  He requested permission to bring workers and equipment onto the owner?s property in order to clean up the cemetery.  It took ten men ten days to cut away overgrowth, trees, etc.  The cemetery is in good condition.  It is, however, infested with poison oak, copper head snakes, and coyotes.  Extra caution should be taken when visiting the cemetery.
Information obtained from the property owner:
· The cemetery has two names ? Mt. Carmel and Hampton.  However, there are only two Hampton buried in the cemetery per marker inscriptions.
· The county Sheriff used dowsing rods and there is evidence that there are burials as far out as the property owner?s driveway.
· Most headstones are in very good condition considering their age.  The property owner put a barbed wire fence around the cemetery to keep goats out.  A few headstones have been slightly damaged by the goats.
· Trees have grown quit large over time.  Some headstones have been dislodged from their original placement because of the tree?s roots and expanding size.
· Trees have grown in the location of burials as evidenced by a tree being between a headstone and footstone.
Desert got its name (according to the property owner):  There were many deserters during the Civil War that settled in the current area.  The community became known as Desert (pronounced with a short E instead of a long E vowel).  Entire families are buried in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.  Many of the men buried here were the deserters for which the town was named for.
( editors note;*read the real origin of the name)
NAME     BIRTH DATE               DEATH DATE            COMMENTS
The Unknown

B. B.   footstone

W.H.B. --- --- Footstone

Broken Stone

Unknown Tombstone Bases
 
 







(View another List of this cemetery  contains many unmarked burial listings)

Austin, Hester E.          Jan 29 1871 - Oct 5 1890 w/o W.F. 

Blackwell, ---                 May 21, 1868 - Feb 28 1889 d/o J.M. & L.J.  Blackwell
Blackwell, Infant -----    Died  Sept 7 1887 s/o J.M. & L.J.  Blackwell

Blevins, George M.        Dec 30 1879 - Oct 18 1882 s/o H.F. & S.J.  Blevins
Blevins, Martha M.        Jan 7 1853 - Apr 9 1882 w/o Wm. J. Blevins
Blevins, Stewart L.         Nov 23 1885-  Mar 22 1886 s/o H.F. & S.J.  Blevins 
Blevins, Vona A             Oct 21 1888 - Sept 9 1889 d/o H.F. & S.J.  Blevins 
Blevins, Wm. J.              Sept 27 1845 - Jan 26 1897

Buchanan, Lexington  H. Oct 17 1879 - Sept 31 1880 s/o J.L. & J.H.  Buchanan
Buchanan, Maggie A.   Apr 1 1862 - Oct 3 1903 w/o W.D. Buchanan 
Buchanan, Norah M.    June 10 1883- Aug 2 1883 d/o W.D. & M.A.  Buchanan
Buchanan, William       May 30 1907- Feb 19 1908 s/o W.D. & F.B.  Buchanan

Buttler, Idah L.              May 13 1877 - Oct 3 1878 
Butler, James                Jan 5 1836 - Feb 28 188- 

Clark, Susan                  June 30 1818 - May 23 1890 w/o Wm. Clark
Clark, Wm.                    Feb 4 1815 - June 17 1903 

Crouch, infant               May 2 1892-  May 7 1892 sons of R.S. & C.M. Crouch
Crouch, Walter              Apr 28 1890 - Jan 27 1891 sons of R.S. &  C.M. Crouch

Damron, Maggie A.       Jan 22 1883 - Feb 6 1884 Children of J.W.  & M.J. Damron
Damron, Wm. E.  Feb 10 1887 - Sept 22 1887 Children of J.W.  & M.J. Damron 

Dillard, Jesse                 Feb 1 1882 - Oct 2 1882 s/o M.L. & E.R.  Dillard

Frogge, Ellen J.            Aug 4 1861 -7 Feb 1869  d/o F.M. & R.G.  Frogge
Frogge, partial headstone --- --- 

Frooge, Francis M.         Mar 22 1830 - Apr 25 1866 h/o R.C. Frooge

Gardner, Cordela           Aug 29 1884 - July 29 1885 d/o B.A. & M.E.  Gardner
Gardner, John J.            Jan 23 1882 - Mar 5 1883 s/o B.A. & M.E.  Gardner

Gentry, Elizabeth           Aug 12 1840 - May 15 1911 Married 1870
Gentry, M.                     June 28 1823 - May 4 1890 
Gentry, Martha J.          June 27 1858 - Mar 16 1878 w/o S.V. Gentry

Glass, John M. ---      --- Footstone

Golden, Bossie               Nov 16 1880 - Aug 5 1883 
Golden, Rev. John         June 20 1806 - Apr 10 1880 
Golden, Sarah Ann Lewis  1813 - 1895 w/o Rev. John Golden
Golden, Thomas W.       July 14 1848 May 4 1888 h/o Cora Golden

Grounds, Flora A.          July 22 1865 - July 21 1889 w/o T.J. Grounds

Hampton, Mary J.           --- --- Aged 5yr 5mo 10dys
Hampton, William M.     July 10 1852- July 14 1861 Age 10yrs, 4dys

Harrison, Bettie              June 3 1893 - May 6 1894 
Harrison, Ethel               Dec 7 1890 - June 23 1896 
Harrison, Ida B.             Aug 20 1866 - Dec 2 1893 

Ingram, Darcas               1824 - 1883 

Jordan, John H.             Feb 11 1843 - July 25 1879 
Jordan, John H.            Jan 5 1880 - Jan 5 1880 

Keller, Beulah P.            1 Jul 1886  - June 13 1887 

Lafever, Robert              Mar 1 1818 - June 6 1883 

Land, Rufus                   Aug 22 1878 - Apr 29 1887 

Lorance, John L.            Jan 15 1828 - Apr 25 1883 h/o Sarah O. Lorance

Mangrum, R.I.               Jan 11 1841 - June 30 1882 h/o M.A. Mangrum

Marchman, H.A.            Jan 29 1867 - Aug 24 1888 

McCollom, E.D.              Jan 13 1894 - Jan 17 1896 d/o J.S. & V.R.  McCollom
McCollom, Grover S       May 29 1885 - Jan 1 1886 s/o J.S. & V.R.  McCollom
McCollom, Hurshal K.    Feb 15 1892 - Oct 16 1892 s/o J.S. & V.R.  McCollom
McCollom, infant            May 4 1884 - May 4 1884 d/o J.S. & V.R.  McCollom
McCollom, J.S.                Mar 18 1808 - Mar 1 1887
McCollom, Johnathan  S. Mar 23 1859 - Apr 5 1859 s/o J.S. & M.A.  McCollom
McCollom, Missouri        Mar 22 1879 - May 13 1887 d/o J.S. & M.A.  McCollom  age 8 yrs, 1 mo, 21 days
McCollom, Nancy J.        May 5 1850 - Sept 21 1869 
McCollom, Url                 June 6 1867 - Sept 24 1876 s/o James S. &  M.A. McCollom
McCollom, William A.     Apr 2 1858 - Jan 5 1870 s/o James S. &  M.A. McCollom

Morrison, Harvey             Jan 31 1829 - July 23 1881 h/o R.G. Morrison  Footstone
Morrison, Jonathan          Jan 8 1872 - Feb 16 1892 s/o Harvey &  R.G. Morrison

Morrisson, Elizabeth         Apr 17 1815 - Aug 26 1859
Morrisson, J.                     Oct 27 1811 - May 12 1859 Aged 41yr 5mo 15dys 

Nance, L. Dow                  Died 1868 ~ Unmarked Grave

Norwood, George A.         Nov 22 1877 - Aug 18 1879 s/o W.J. & M.R.  Norwood
Norwood, Maggie E.         Aug 9 1857 - Oct 21 1878 d/o J.S. & M.E.  Norwood

Scott, Malindie C.              --- Mar 12 1883 w/o N.J. Scott  Aged 52 years

Smith, James O.                Mar 4 1881 - Mar 2 1889 s/o G.A. & J.A.  Smith
Smith, Victory                   Oct 20 1858 - Oct 23 1881 d/o J.R. & P.M.  Smith

Thacker, Beatrice               Jan 17 1887 - Feb 14 1887 d/o B.F. & C.E.  Thacker
Thacker, James M.            Oct 27 1859 - Dec 24 1889 

Tidwell, ---- --- --- Headstone base
Tidwell, Henry E. Nov 19 1889 Dec 12 1890 s/o H.F. & J.E. Tidwell
Tidwell, Julia Feb 4 1848 Sept 21 1913 w/o H.F. Tidwell
Tidwell, Willie F. July 22 1871 Nov 18 1872 s/o H.F. & J.E.  Tidwell 

Tomlinson, Mary E. Apr 22 1877 Sept 14 1882 d/o W.A. & B.J.  Tomlinson
Tomlinson, Ruby L. May 24  1885- Sept.12 1887

Walker, Mary              1816 - Feb 8 1882 w/o W.G. Walker
Walker, W.G.              1813 - Oct 20 1873

Wallace, Bulah Jan 30 1885 June 2 1888 d/o J.E. & N.J.  Wallace  aged 3yrs 4mos 3ds

Webster, M.C. Jan 25 1863 Nov 7 1885 w/o W.A. Webster

Withrow, Alonzo Jan 9 1818 Apr 25 1887

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