Cataloged by: Mrs. Chris Lancaster, Mrs. Albert Thomas, Mrs. Oscar Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. W. Bernard Barber, Completed July 1975.
The oldest marked grave if that of William Leatherwood, 1875. The family Bible indicates his death to have been in 1867.
Directions: From Benton, out Highway #5 to Kirk Road, the Cemetery is located off Kirk Road near Paron.
Historical information: William Leatherwood was half Indian and lived in the area and owned the property on which the cemetery is located overlooking the North Fork of the Saline River. He chose the site and took his wife up the small mountain overlooking the river and his farm. He told his wife this was the spot he had selected for his burial. His wife told him she did not think she would be able to find the spot later, he assured her he had blazed a trail and she would have no difficulty when the time came to bury him. He also told her that he had selected the spot, not only for its beauty, but so he could "watch over the children as they work the farm". This information was provided by Mrs. Chris Lancaster, a granddaughter.
Aldridge (unmarked) Infant No dates Arey Jess May 24, 1882-October 22, 1938 Lula Ann August 14, 1890- June 19, 1929 Goodwin Clark G. 1883-1947 Cora E. 1885-1940 Wordie, son of Clark and Cora No dates, about 1907 - 1918 Unmarked Grave Harley M. Texas, Pvt. 93 Chemical Service Co. WW II September 1, 1915 - September 14, 1962 Thomas Mrs. Van (Unmarked) wife of John Jane, wife of William Died, 1903 Letherwood William Died, 1875, family Bible shows 1867 S. A. (Sarah Ann) wife of William Died, 1910 Dryden Lucy Leatherwood (unmarked) No known dates Gilbert Mollie L. Died, 1890 Thomas Ashbury November 4, 1904-1904 Nora May 5, 1882-August 18, 1885 Fanny 1867-1925 Lee 1861-1929 There were a number of Unmarked Graves, some Adults, many Children, known to be Thomases and Leatherwoods, but uncertain.