ROGERS FAMILY CEMETERY
HARDIN and ROGERS GRAVES
Located Section 35 Township 17 South Range 16 West
Union County, Arkansas
Traveling west from El Dorado on Hwy. 82, go to N. Wyatt Drive (aka Hwy. 335).
Turn right onto Hwy. 335, going northeast. At Mt. Holly Road, turn right going east back
toward El Dorado.....within a mile the graves were located off the south side of the road
in a pasture. Today there is a subdivision there. These are approximate directions.
Once you turn onto Mt. Holly Rd, you should see Tree Line Dr., left on the south side of
Mt. Holly Rd.; then Kansas Ave., left on the south side, and Agnes Road on the north side of
Mt. Holly Rd.
Located somewhere between Tree Line Drive & vicinity of Kansas Avenue is the subdivision.
In November 1994, when canvassed by Violet M. & Ralph G. Weldon, only
two markers remained. This was private land & the graves were located out
in a pasture beneath a big Oak Tree. Since then, a subdivision has been built and any
signs of this old family cemetery have disappeared. One descendant of the family,
Ramona Harrison of Magnolia, in 2003-04, went to take pictures and found a subdivision
covering the area. She drove around & did manage to find a tombstone for Destie Rogers
Hardin, in a flowerbed in the front yard of one of the houses.
(No info on what became of the tombstone since then(ca 2003-04 ) or what became
of Elisha Rogers' tombstone. email@example.com
Posted by Janice Holzer, 2016. *See note at end about video.
DESDEMONIA "DESTIE" INEZ ROGERS ROGERS HARDIN 1-1-1863 to 3-20-1926
*D/of Elisha Rogers (6/9/1801GA-7/22/1892AR) & Rachel Susanna McCullar Johnson
*Elisha Rogers & Rachel Susanna McCullar Johnson (Md:11/17/1850)
*RACHEL S. McCULLAR is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs, AR
(I was unable to find her, but some of her descendants say that she is buried at Greenwood,
a large cemetery located in Hot Springs NP, Garland County, AR)
Desdemonia Inez Roger's spouses:
*1st JAMES CRAWFORD ROGERS, JR.(1860-1890)
*Md:12/30/1883 Union County, Arkansas
*James Crawford Rogers, Jr. was "Destie's" *2nd cousin
*2nd ELIJAH MARION HARDIN (1833-1913) *Md:10/07/1890
*Desti married widower, Elijah, as his 2nd wife.
ELIJAH "LIGE" MARION HARDIN 10/31/1833GA to 4/16/1913AR
*1st wife, md;11/13/1856, Union Co., AR FRANCES E. HARRELL
(ca 1838 AL to bef. Oct 1890 AR)
*Frances was the daughter of Myrick Harrell (ca 1814 GA to ca 1855/1860 AR) &
Susannah Slaughter (ca 1816/1818 GA to aft. Jun 1889 AR)
*2nd wife, md: 10/7/1880 DESDEMONIA "DESTIE" INEZ ROGERS ROGERS
(1/1/1865 AR to 3/21/1926 AR)
* Children of Elijah Marion Hardin & *1st wife, Frances E. Harrell
(*They had at least 9 children)
*1.) Mary E. "Mollie" Hardin (Aug 1857- ca 1916 Hill Co.,TX)
*md: Junius D. Clifton (b: ca 1854 AR)
*Mary is buried in Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas
*2.) Susan Caroline Hardin(1859-1885)
*Md:11/26/1880 Joseph Thomas Dumas(1862-1904)
*Susan Caroline is buried in Burns-Ebenezer Cemetery & Joseph T. Dumas is
buried at *Rehobeth Primitive Baptist Cemetery.
Both cemeteries are located in Union Co.,AR
*3.) Sarah F. Hardin (1864-1934 OK) *md:6/23/1881 Madison E. Parnell(1858-1907)
*Sarah & Madison are both buried in Lexington Cemetery,Cleveland Co., OK
*4.) Levi J. Hardin (Apr 1867 AR to ? ) Callie Howard (8/1/1870 AR-4/3/1909 AR)
*Callie Howard Hardin is buried in Old Parkers Chapel Cemetery, Union Co., AR
*Children of Destie Inez Rogers & Elijah Marion “Lige” Hardin
*1.) Kathryn Hardin Winham(1891- ? )
( Redman Cemetery, DeQueen, Sevier Co., AR)
*2.) Adam Bell Hardin(1893AR -1959TX)
Wife, Jennie Johnston(1895-1935)
*3.) Verna May Hardin (1895- ?)
*Md: a Mr. Bolinger
*4.) Early Marion Hardin(1897-1988)
*Md 1922, Wife, Genie Lillian Bishop (1901-1996)
( both buried at Burns-Ebenezer Cemetery)
*5.) Elmore Rogers Hardin (1908-1944)
*6.) Mamie Hardin (1910- ? )
*Md: R. L. McCowan
ELISHA ROGERS 6-9-1801GA to 7-20-1892 AR
*H/of Rachel Susanna McCullar Johnson(1825 GA-1904 AR) *Md: 11/17/1850 Union Co., AR
*Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs,Garland County, AR
*Children of ELISHA ROGERS & RACHEL SUSANNA McCULLAR ROGERS
1.) Daniel Webster Rogers (1861-1936)
*Md: in 1885, Viola Ann “Shug” Lawrence,(1867-1961) Union Co. AR
*Daniel buried in the Pate Cemetery, Union County, AR
*Viola Ann Lawrence Rogers d:94, Pineville Insane Asylum, Pineville, LA
(aka now Central LouisianaState Hospital) *Viola has a cenotaph in the
Pate Cemetery, Union Co., AR
2.) Desdemonia Inez Rogers Hardin (1863-1926)
*Spouses: *Md: 12/30/1883 *1st JamesCrawford Rogers, Jr
*Md:10/7/1890 *2nd Elijah Marion Hardin
3.) Willis Brinton "Willie" Rogers (11/8/1864 to 7/21/1865)
ORVILLE WILLIS ROGERS 4-1-1887 to 1895
*S/of James Crawford Rogers, Jr.(1860-1890) & "Destie" Inez Rogers Hardin(1863-1926)
*Rogers's Family Cemetery
*Note: As of October 2011
HANK ROGERS posted the following info concerning this cemetery.
“I now have a short video of this cemetery on youtube.
Simply search for Rogers Family Cemetery, El Dorado, AR.”
The Rogers Family Cemetery is located just west of El Dorado, Union Co., AR, about
1/2 mile south of Highway 82 in what once was a pasture known as the "Goodwin Place,"
(a bit southeast of the original Elisha Rogers homestead),
but is now a subdivision called Meadow Hills Estates.
At the time of the subdivision (1997 or so), only one marker was found,
that of Destie Rogers Hardin.
It was surrounded by a flower bed/rock garden when a home was
built behind it.
The family is nice enough to allow visits, but please respect them by calling ahead.
Please contact me (Hank Rogers) for his phone number.