BLACKFORK CEMETERY
Scott County, Arkansas

From Waldron go south on Highway 71 to Highway 248 West. Turn right and go approximately 5 miles to Winfield. Turn left on Nella Road and go 7.5 miles to Blackfork Trail. Turn right and go 15 miles. Cemetery is on the left. Surveyed & photographed 25 & 31 July 2004 by Delaine, Bob & David Edwards. If you would like a copy of the photograph of your ancestor's tombstone, please contact Delaine Edwards and it will be sent via E-mail. Please put "Blackfork Cemetery Photo" as the subject of your message.

Please scroll all the way through the cemetery listing for a second photograph and also for a listing of two unmarked graves. If you have information about other unmarked graves in this cemetery, please let us know so we can add them.

Abbreviations Used:
B/D=Born & Died
B/o=Brother of
C/o=Child of
D/o=Daughter of
Dbl/w=Double stone with
FHM=Funeral Home Marker
H/o=Husband of
S/o=Son of
Sh/w=Shares stone with
W/o=Wife of
WWI=World War I
WWII=World War II

Ayers, Martha C., 1 Nov 1891-26 Feb 1981, Dbl/w Ross C.
Ayers, Ross C., 19 Jan 1882-20 May 1966, Dbl/w Martha C.
Beaty, Atha H., 24 May 1899-17 Jan 1991, Dbl/w Ida L.
Beaty, Basil Dean, 26 Feb 1932-22 Oct 1970, California SN US Navy (Military Marker)
Beaty, Ida L., 18 Nov 1899-14 Feb 1993, Md. 27 Jan 1921, Dbl/w Atha H.
Bowen, Bertha, 29 Apr 1900-12 Dec 1920
Bowen, Corda E., 22 Aug 1906-8 Feb 1907, D/o C.C. & Josie
Bowen, Elijah, 28 Feb 1851-11 Aug 1918, "A minister of the gospel 40 yrs."
Bowen?, Elmer, No Dates (Hand Inscribed Fieldstone, Nearly Illegible)
Bowen, Infant, B/D: 1 Jun 1912, S/o C.C. & Josie
Bowen, Infant Son, 4 Dec 1926-20 Dec 1926
Bowen, Jess, 25 Jul 1899-27 Feb 1928
Bowen, Jewel, 25 Sep 1902-24 Oct 1902, "Baby"
Bowen, Lemuel E., 3 Sep 1912-6 Apr 1936, "Son"
Bowen, Martha J., 4 Oct 1855-1 Nov 1927, W/o Elijah
Bulmer, Col. Howard D., 5 May 1928-Jun 1992, "Lived his life & cared for others his own way, Nuff Sed"
Butts, Lillie, 11 Apr 1903-30 Mar 1912, D/o N.J. & Mollie
Butts, Nathan J., 4 Aug 1850-12 Feb 1922
Campbell, William, 16 Apr 1872-27 Feb 1948
Cheek, Alice, 14 May 1868-14 May 1913, "Mother"
Cheek, Ernest S., 28 Sep 1892-27 Dec 1964, Dbl/w Estell R., Masonic Emblem, "Father"
Cheek, Estell R., 21 Jul 1896-15 Nov 1981, Dbl/w Ernest S., "Mother"
Copelin, Edgar, 1 May 1898-27 Mar 1901, Sh/w Leola, Rosemay & Willie
Copelin, Leola, 13 Jan 1894-17 Aug 1898, Sh/w Edgar, Rosemay & Willie
Copelin, Rosemay, 28 Mar 1896-27 Mar 1901, Sh/w Edgar, Leola & Willie
Copelin, Willie, 27 Feb 1900-21 Mar 1901, Sh/w Edgar, Leola & Rosemay
Davis, Aaron L., 24 Sep 1911-18 Oct 1989, Tec 4 US Army WWII (Military Marker)
Davis, Cecil, 19 Apr 1905-19 Feb 1929, Dbl/w Nina
Davis, Dearrl L., 28 Feb 1941-20 Mar 1941, "Baby"
Davis, Drusilla Cole, 18 Sep 1892-27 Mar 1913
Davis, Emma, No Dates, W/o W.M.
Davis, Loyd E., 17 Mar 1917-10 Dec 2002
Davis, Martha Owens Holsonback, 1842-1915, Dbl/w William Greenberry
Davis, Nina, 23 Feb 1885-11 Mar 1918, Dbl/w Cecil
Davis, Retha M., 1 Jun 1938-10 Oct 1994
Davis, Thelma, 7 Feb 1914-4 Dec 2001 (Paint is peeling; see also FHM)
Davis, Walter M., 10 Feb 1908-30 Apr 1990, S/o Melvin & Emma
Davis, William Greenberry "Bill," 1845-1907, Dbl/w Martha Owens Holsonback
Day, Balis VanBuren, 7 Sep 1884-27 Apr 1898, S/o L.O. & Louisa
Day, Bill, 21 Apr 1911-30 Sep 1922, Age 11yrs 5mos 9days, S/o L.O., Dbl/w Dan
Day, Dan, 22 Aug 1909-31 Aug 1922, Age 13yrs & 9days, S/o L.O., Dbl/w Bill
Day, John Sebastian Little, 23 Dec 1886-30 Jul 1898, S/o L.O. & Louisa A. (Stone broken in 3 pieces)
Day, L.O., 1 Mar 1857-12 Dec 1933, Masonic Emblem
Day, Louisa Agness, 8 Feb 1857-28 Mar 1908, Age 51yrs 1mo 20days, W/o L.O., D/o Robt. G. & Louisa Richmond
Dehart, John E., No Dates (Hand Inscribed Fieldstone)
Dickerson, J.A., 4 Jan 1840-30 Jul 1902, H/o M.E.
Dickerson, John U., 13 May 1876-8 Oct 1915
Dickerson, Margarett Elizabeth, 8 Feb 1842-24 Jul 1910, W/o J.A.
Dickerson, Omer L., 22 Nov 1885-24 Jan 1914
Duncan, Lura Katie, 22 Dec 1896-9 Oct 1904
Fleshner, Bertha, 16 Apr 1872-12 Aug 1934, W/o M.F.
Fox, Edward M., 1 Jul 1899-24 Oct 1970, Dbl/w Hattie Mae
Fox, Elery Robert "Bee," 6 Feb 1907-25 Jul 1955, "Loving Husband & Father"
Fox, Emery Lee, 31 Jul 1902-25 Jun 1973, "In Loving Memory of Daddy"
Fox, Hattie Mae, 18 Sep 1902-7 Jan 1975, Dbl/w Edward M.
Fox, J.R., 24 Oct 1866-9 May 1909
Graham, Gartie, 28 Jan 1915-18 Feb 1916, D/o H. & D.
Graham, Jackie Dean, 10 Jan 1933-27 Feb 1933
Hahn, Alta, 16 Nov 1898-21 Oct 1906, Dbl/w S.E.
Hahn, S.E., 18 Feb 1860-30 Nov 1909, H/o Dora B., Dbl/w Alta
Hairrell, Annie M., 28 Apr 1899-20 Mar 1901, D/o J.T. & M.D.
Hairrell, Ella, 1874-1904, "Mother"
Hairrell, Emil E., 5 Nov 1901-20 Dec 1975
Hairrell, Infant, B/D: 1904, D/o Mr. & Mrs. R.L.
Hairrell, Thomas Franklin, 25 Oct 1896-23 Mar 1901, S/o R.L. & E.L.
Hamon, Elizabeth, 22 Aug 1842-5 Oct 1908
Hamon, Wm., 2 Mar 1821-30 Oct 1908
Hansen, Minne F., 21 Feb 1882-26 Jul 1932, Dbl/w William W. (Hand Inscribed Stone)
Hansen, William W., No Dates, Dbl/w Minne F. (Hand Inscribed, Williamís name added at bottom)
Hill, A.D. "Doss," 30 Apr 1899-27 Mar 1973, Dbl/w Vesta F.
Hill, Bobbie, B/D: 28 Oct 1938, "Baby"
Hill, Floid H., 7 Apr 1916-2 Sep 1917, "Baby"
Hill, Katie Pearl, 25 Dec 1899-8 Sep 1962, Dbl/w William "Bill"
Hill, Lon, 14 Mar 1892-29 Aug 1988, Dbl/w Maud
Hill, Maud, 22 Feb 1890-28 Sep 1980, Dbl/w Lon
Hill, Vesta F., 23 Mar 1896-15 Dec 1974, Dbl/w A.D. "Doss"
Hill, William "Bill", 15 Dec 1894-2 Jan 1962, Dbl/w Katie Pearl
Holsanback, ----, 1887 (Hand Inscribed Fieldstone, Remainder illegible)
Hoover, Lillia F., 26 Dec 1897-13 Jan 1898, D/o W.T. & B.Z.
Hoover, Teddy K., 16 Oct 1891-15 May 1894, S/o W.T. & B.Z.
Howze, M.J., 5 Aug 1846-17 Feb 1889
Jackson, Afton, 29 Apr 1906-14 Jun 1907, S/o Sam & Lizzie
Jackson, Margaret Ellen Hunter, 1845-1908, W/o Thomas J. Jackson, D/o Nicholas Hunter & Mary Polly
Hudgens, M/o 18 Children, "Grandma"
James, Loy Chapman, 1913-1920, FHM
Janway, Annie B., 30 Dec 1897-16 Jul 1981
Janway, Bud M., 25 Mar 1905-9 Mar 1988
Janway, Charlene, 3 Mar 1934-[Blank], Dbl/w Delbert, "Ma"
Janway, Delbert, 30 Sep 1931-28 Dec 2000, Dbl/w Charlene, "Pa"
Janway, Dora Jane, 31 Jan 1872-13 Nov 1949, "Mother"
Janway, Evelyn, 4 Nov 1907-20 May 1981, W/o Bud
Janway, Infant, B/D: 27 Sep 1953, D/o Delbert & Charlene
Janway, Pearl, 21 May 1907-16 Mar 1929, "Mother"
Janway, Thomas J., 1 Dec 1894-23 Aug 1984
Janway, W. Crowder, 19 Sep 1892-1 Feb 1982
Janway, W.T., 11 Dec 1862-14 Jan 1917
Jones, Jim W., 21 Apr 1861-12 Aug 1936
Jones, Nancy E., 16 Jan 1864-23 May 1927, W/o Jim
Littlejohn, Wiley, 7 Sep 1845-25 Nov 1913
Lockhart, Delia, 1881-1941
Lockhart, Edith P., 30 Nov 1892-22 Jan 1896, D/o J.T. & J.L.
Lockhart, Eliza P., 22 Dec 1837-17 Jan 1888, W/o W.P.
Lockhart, Infant, 16 Jun 1903-27 Jul 1903, C/o J.T. & Delia
Lockhart, James T., 1859-1938, Masonic Emblem
Lockhart, Julia L., 20 Dec 1862-30 Aug 1900, W/o J.T.
Martindale, Dora Hahn, 22 Jan 1867-12 Oct 1955
McCabe, Mary Anna, 18 Aug 1903-20 Oct 1979
McCoy, Joseph Andrew, 14 Aug 1861-5 Nov 1916
Morrison, Alice M., 26 May 1942-26 Oct 1942
Morrison, Jesse G., 26 Nov 1949-15 Feb 1996
Morrison, Luie M., 27 Feb 1907-4 Mar 1988, "Mother"
Moore, Aden H., 1855-1910, "Father"
Murry, Wesley Ray, 25 Nov 1990-3 Jan 1995
Muse, Edna, 22 Nov 1903-10 Mar 1906, D/o V. & Addie
Muse, Eva, 10 Jan 1911-30 Jan 1911, D/o H.H. & Mattie, Dbl/w Mattie
Muse, Harland, 19 Jan 1911-25 Oct 1913, S/o V. & Addie
Muse, Mattie, 7 Nov 1888-17 Jan 1911, W/o H.H., Dbl/w Eva
Muse, Valtie B., 14 Nov 1912-13 Oct 1916, S/o Z.R. & Kate
Nixon, G.W.C., 7 Dec 1817-19 Apr 1885
Oglesby, Carl E., 24 Mar 1905-29 Aug 1968 SEE NOTE 2 BELOW
Oglesby, Clara Mable, 16 Feb 1903-1 Oct 1911
Oglesby, Ibbie, 22 Jun 1890-9 Sep 1977, "Mother"
Oglesby, Jessie B., 30 May 1834-17 Nov 1907
Oglesby, Lula B., 1881-1918, "Mother"
Oglesby, Mary Agnes, 1 Jun 1907-4 Oct 1912
Oglesby, Mary Frances, 7 Nov 1875-14 Feb 1944, "Mother"
Oglesby, S.E. "Edd," 7 Dec 1870-5 Aug 1908, "Father"
Oglesby, Sarah E., 20 Nov 1843-25 Jul 1912
Oglesby, William J., 12 Feb 1892-25 Mar 1984, "Father"
Oglesby, Wm. Tom, 28 May 1865-7 May 1932, "In Loving Memory of Father"
Pettit, Jake, 1860-1932, Dbl/w M.J. SEE NOTE 3 BELOW
Pettit, M.J., 1847-1929, Dbl/w Jake
Pitman, Mary Ellen, 20 Sep 1895-8 May 1929
Rainwater, Mettie, 24 Oct 1858-5 Mar 1918 (Hand Inscribed Fieldstone, Hard to read)
Richmond, Amanda E., Died: 29 Sep 1873, Aged 3yrs 5mos, D/o J.D. & E.J.
Richmond, Floye, 15 Aug 1926-14 Jul 1998
Richmond, Irwin H., 29 Aug 1916-12 Jul 1944, Arkansas PFC 83 Armd Rcn Bn Cav WWII (Military Marker)
Richmond, Jason Ryan, 29 Jun 1978-1 May 1995
Richmond, Jeremiah Cockrel, Died: 23 Jan 1876, Aged 24years
Richmond, Louisa Elisabeth, 12 Jun 1824-3 Oct 1900, W/o R.G.
Richmond, Martha, 22 Nov 1892-27 Sep 1989
Richmond, Milton Barber, Died: 5 Jun 1876, Aged 5mos 16dys, S/o J.D. & E.J.
Richmond, Olen, 5 Jun 1923-25 Jul 1985
Richmond, Robert Gunion, 29 Feb 1820-13 Jan 1902
Richmond, W.D., 31 Oct 1885-24 Nov 1959
Roop, C.L., 13 Apr 1894-23 Jan 1912
Rowland, Elmer, (Hand Inscribed Stone, Dates Illegible)
Rowland, Minda, 1866-1954, Dbl/w Rufus
Rowland, Odus, 1895-1919, Co C 9th FB Sig Cor (Military Marker)
Rowland, Rufus, 1861-1932, Dbl/w Minda
Rowland, William Vernon, 27 Jan 1919-27 Jun 1925
Sanders, Leaner L., 4 Jun 1894-2 May 1895, D/o J.F. & M.E.
Sherrill, Robert L., 2 Jul 1857-8 Mar 1894, S/o Henry & Ardena
Sparrow, Mrs. Gnettie, 6 Aug 1849-27 Mar 1915
Stites, Baby, 13 May 1935-14 May 1935
Stites, Frank, 1898-1971, Dbl/w Mae
Stites, Mae, 1905-1992, Dbl/w Frank
Stites, Nadine, 7 May 1930-25 Aug 1993, Md 8 Sep 1947, Dbl/w Virgil
Stites, Virgil, 21 Aug 1927-22 Dec 1999, Dbl/w Nadine
Stites, Virgil L., 21 Aug 1927-22 Dec 1999, US Army WWII (Military Marker)
Taylor, Baby, 7 Oct 1940-8 Oct 1940, "Our Darling"
Taylor, Daniel R., 1918-1986, PFC US Army WWII (Military Marker)
Taylor, Daniel R., 12 Jun 1918-9 Jan 1986, Dbl/w Reba I., "Daddy"
Taylor, Joe, 9 Apr 1866-9 Nov 1934, "Father"
Taylor, Joe Lee, 13 Apr 1950-11 Apr 1981
Taylor, Julia F., 17 Jun 1879-9 Aug 1929, "Mother"
Taylor, Reba I., 1 May 1919-3 Jan 1984, Dbl/w Daniel R., "Mother"
Tomlin, Emily C. Sawyer, 6 Feb 1855-25 Feb 1901, W/o Joseph L.
Turner, Elliott, 5 Jan 1924-25 Jan 1928, S/o Mr. & Mrs. Lit
VanDorn, J.A., 1843-1906
Webster, Betsy Ann, 15 Apr 1877-24 Jun 1965
Webster, Greenberry, 20 Mar 1873-23 Mar 1928
Whisenhunt, Rosa G., 13 Mar 1882-24 Feb 1901, W/o E.B., D/o F.G. & M. Burger
Wiles, Ike Houston, 1861-1940, Masonic Emblem
Wiles, Mary C., 17 Sep 1861-29 Dec 1915, W/o I.H.
Wiseman, Elizabeth, 1 Dec 1894-9 Feb 1982
Wiseman, Samuel E., 1878-1954

Posted in a wooden box at the front gate of this cemetery are lists of the known burials in the cemetery. One list is by row and the other is alphabetical. We had no way of copying these lists. If you have information about a burial in an unmarked grave at this cemetery or know of someone whose marker we did not find, you should contact Prudie Hairrell or Sadie Gregory, the two ladies who evidently listed all these markers and who have added small funeral home markers for the unmarked graves. If you have information to add, please contact me and I will send their telephone numbers via Email.

*The following Funeral Home Markers were found and transcribed but not photographed since the inscriptions are very small & will not be legible in a photo:

Barracks, Wife of Jack, No Dates, *FHM
Bowen, Edward, 4 Oct 1926-20 Oct 1926, S/o C.C. & Josie, *FHM
Bowen, Wilma Jean, 16 Jul 1926-1931, *FHM
Crawford, Scott?, No Dates, *FHM
Davis, Unknown, No Dates, B/o Ora Davis Fox, *FHM
Fox, Baby, No Dates, C/o Emery & Bertha, *FHM
Fox, Ora Davis, No Dates, W/o Edward M. Fox, *FHM
Hill, Myrtle Stedham, No Dates, W/o Walter, *FHM SEE NOTE 1 BELOW
Hill, Walter, No Dates, H/o Myrtle Stedman, *FHM SEE NOTE 1 BELOW
Janway, Baby, No Dates, Infant of Co?? & Ethel Fox Janway, *FHM
Janway, Baby, No Dates, D/o Coulden? & Annie, *FHM
Janway, Baby, No Dates, D/o Angela & Jack, *FHM
Janway, Sarah Elizabeth, 8 Aug 190?-18 Sep 1909, D/o Tom & Dora, *FHM
McCammish, Estle, 7 Nov 1924-19 Jun 1927, Infant of Augusta & Jack, *FHM
McCammish, Infant, No Dates, Infant of Lee & Ruby, *FHM
McCammish, Sherman, 8 Apr 1926-Feb 1928, *FHM
Oglesby, Anderson, 18 Mar-16 Jun, No Years Listed, *FHM SEE NOTE 4 BELOW
Rowland, Baby, No Dates, Infant of Rufus & Minda, *FHM
Smith, Baby, No Dates, Infant of Tom & Edith, *FHM
Stites, Baby, No Dates, *FHM
Stites, Frank J., No Dates, *FHM
VanDorn, W.J., 1892-1984, *FHM
Webster, Vernon, No Dates, *FHM
Wiseman, Unknown, No Dates, *FHM

We were unable to locate the following markers listed in a 1993 survey of this cemetery:
Janway, Infant, B/D: 17 Sep 1951
Oglesby, Dolly, 28 Jan 1894-30 Aug 1937
Richmond, Betty Gunter, No Dates, W/o Jeremiah Cockrell Richmond
Williams, Virgil Lee, 21 Jul 1921-7 Sep 1974

NOTE 1:

From Pat Hill Powell: My great-grandfather's grave is unmarked. He is:
Stedham, Cisero King, 21 Jul 1862-29 Nov 1936
He is buried next to his wife:
Stedham, Mary Brown, 15 Dec 1868-15 Mar 1941
These two graves are beside (to the north) of William C. Hill and Kate Stedham Hill. Kate was their daughter and my grandmother.
Hill, Myrtle Stedham, born 4 Dec 1897 & died 10 Apr 1918
Hill, Walter, born Nov 1896 & died 1937

Note 2: Will the person who sent Oglesby information please contact me again. This information has been lost.

Note 3:
Pam Leonard has contributed a copy of the Death Certificate of Josephine "Jake" Pettit. The correct date of birth was 23 Dec 1854 and death 24 Sep 1940 on this record.

Note 4: From Alvin Oglesby: This is Samuel Anderson Oglesby, born 18 Mar 1896 in Scott Co., AR and died 16 Jun 1985 in LeFlore Co., OK.

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