JACKSONVILLE AR - PULASKI CO.
Researched by David V. Brannon - Aug. 26, 2000
This Cemetery no longer exist. It's present day location is the northwest corner of Main Street and Harris Rd., in Jacksonville. The GPS location is N 34.52.274 W 092.09.456. It is not shown on the Rand McNally Little Rock and Vicinity Street Finder Page 42. It was a small family cemetery containing members of the Davidson family and their kin. It was on what is called the Old Davidson Farm. This cemetery was destroyed by the construction firm of Ford Bacon and Davis in late 1941 or 1942. There is a house and a lake on the location where the cemetery once stood. The graves were not relocated, but were bulldozed and covered up. This resulted in a law suit filed by the Garvin family (A part of the Davidson family) against Ford Bacon and Davis and also the Federal Government Ford Bacon and Davis was the contractor and operator hired by the United States Government to build and operate the Arkansas Ordinance Plant during W.W.II. In 1955 the Federal Government put in the Little Rock Air Force Base which covered most of the Old Arkansas property. but it did not take in this area. Some time in the 1960s housing was built on the site. At a later date (approx. 1965) a tombstone was found in the area by a young man, Later he reported it to the authorities and tried to find the stone again, but could not. It was reported that the stone had the name of Esther (McCool) Davidson. The sources for the information about this cemetery is Charlie T. Smith who first told me about the location of the cemetery. Also Nellie May (Garvin) Matowitz who verified the location of the cemetery and told me the history of the cemetery being destroyed. Nellie is the granddaughter of Sallie (Davidson) Garvin. Mary Miller, a Davidson descendant and family researcher relayed the story about the tombstone being found. It is not known at this time, how many, and who the people that were buried there. It is now suspected that Esther (McCool) Davidson and her husband George Davidson were there. David V. Brannon (8-26-2000)