GEORGE CHAPEL CEMETERY

est. 1840-1842:

This cemetery is located Northwest of Strong, Arkansas; north from Strong on County Road 24 to

County Road 133 and go east approximately 1 miles. Cemetery is on the South side of the road in the woods.

The information on these burials was taken from Arkansas DAR cemetery survey records, Union County,

Arkansas. The survey was evidently done about 1987, judging from the burial dates. It was graciously

shared with me from the files of Lillian Craig of El Dorado, Arkansas 2003. Janice Holzer

jholzer321@att.net New survey: April 11, 2012. Final update: January 2016.

 

 

SAMUEL CRAWFORD BASKIN, Jr. 4-3-1881 to

9-17-1887 "Whose all of life's rosey ray blushed into dawn of a passed one"

*S/of Hon. Samuel Crawford(1840-1919) & Helen Margaret Brillhart Baskin (1847-1934)

 

JAMES M. BASKIN 2-13-1815 to 1-24-1879

"Our Darling"

 

 

MRS. (E.T.) EMMELINE T. POOLE BELL 8-21-1820NC

to 6-15-1875

 

 

E. TERISA MUNFORD BIENVENU 8-28-1850 NC

to 10-22-1936 * E. TERISA MUNFORD Wf/of Robert Bienvenu

* D/of Harriet Minerva Wallace(b:1822 SC) & Moses Johnston Munford(b:1814 SC)

 

 

JANE CAROLINE BOLDING 10-29-1857 to

7-19-1861 "Budded on earth to bloom in heaven"

*D/of Thomas Senter Bolding(1829-1888) & Annie Eleanor Wilson Bolding(1836-1911)

 

 

REV. JOHN BOLDING 7-2-1793 SC to 4-22-1862 AR

& NANCY SHAEFFER BOLDING 10-22-1803 TN

to 10-19-1870 AR "Of such is the kingdom of Heaven"

 

 

Infant CHRISTIAN (no dates)

*S/of W.S. & L.T. Christian

 

LOUISA J. POOLE GEORGE CHRISTIAN

5-22-1832 Perry Co., AL to 8-28-1856 Union Co., AR

*D/of Hosea George (1804-1859) & Louisa J. P. Poole George(b:ca 1810 NC)

born in Perry Co., ALA

*Louisa George - 1st Wife of S. W. Christian

*Hosea md: 1st Louisa Poole (1832-1856)

*Hosea md: as 2nd wife, Louisa's sister, Altana Poole

 

 

ALPHA NAN COCHRAN DAWKINS 8-12-1819 AL

to 3-25-1850 *D/of Samuel Cochran & Mary E. Finley Cochran

*Alpha & D.D. Dawkins (burial location unknown)

*Duncan DeKalb Dawkins(1819-1877) *Four spouses.

*1) Alpha Nan Cochran (1819-1850) *2)Margaret Brooks(1822-1867)

*3)Martha Jane Norris(1833-1871) *4)Sarah Amanda Norris(1837- ?)

*Most of the wives are buried in the Dawkins Family Cemetery, Truxno, Union Parish, LA

*Some of the children fathered by Duncan died in Lauderdale Co., MS in the 1840's & are

most likely buried there. Others are buried in the family cemetery at Truxno, LA.

 

 

ALTHO H. FILLAM 6-16-1858 to 5-2-1900

*Wf/of B.F. Fillam

 

 

JOHN C. W. FROST Aug 1842 d: 11-26-1857

*Age 15 yrs- 3 mos *S/of J.C. & S.W. Frost

 

 

CORDELIA INDIANA LUDINGTON GEORGE

11-28-1840 AL to 10-20-1848 AL *7 yrs-11 mos-22 dys

*D/of Hosea George (1804-1859) & Altana Cordelia Poole George

 

HOSEA GEORGE 2-14-1804 KY to 5-4-1859 (Mason)

*S/of James T. George(1770-1847) & Elender Green George (1777-1849)

*Age 55 yrs-2mo- 27 days

*Spouses:* 1st Louisa J. P. Poole *2nd wife, her sister, Altana Cordelia Poole

 

JAMES T. GEORGE, Sr. 8-7-1770 VA to 10-3-1847AR

Age: 77 yrs-1 mo 26 days *H/of Elender Green George

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord for they rest from their labors and

their works doth follow them."

ELENDER GREEN GEORGE 10-26-1777 to 7-29-1849

*Wf/of James T. George *Aged 71yrs-9 mos-3 days

 

JAMES T. GEORGE 10-20-1811 to 12-23-1844

*S/of James T. George(1770-1847) & Elender Green George(1777-1849)

*Aged 33 yrs-3 mos-3 dys

 

 

ALTHA GILLUM 2-7-1887 to 8-21-1891

*D/of Benjamin Franklin Gillum(1852-1926) & Altha H. Mathews Gillum(1858-1900)

"Gone to sleep. "That sleep from which none ever wakes to weeps"

 

(B. F.)BENJAMIN FRANKLIN GILLUM

10-10-1852 to 3-18-1926 *H/of Altha H. Mathews

"Rest is thine and sweet remembrance ours"

ALTHA H. MATHEWS GILLAM 6-16-1858 to

5-2-1900 *D/of George W. Matthews(1810-1866) & Lucy Ann Tatum Matthews(1828-1917)

*Wife of B.F. Gillam *Engraver misspelled Altha's name on tombstone-Altho. *Altha H. Matthews ~

 

 

T. E. GILLUM 12-23-1876 to 2-17-1877

*D/of Benjamin Franklin Gillum(1852-1926) & Altha H. Mathews Gillum(1858-1900)

"To Jesus may we fly swift as the morning light"

 

WILLIAM A. GILLUM 5-29-1880 to 10-17-1882

*S/of Benjamin F. Gillum(1852-1926) & Altha H. Mathews Gillum(1858-1900)

"Ready Savior I will be when the summons comes for me"

 

IRENE HARRISON 7-31-1880 to 12-24-1882

*D/of J. R. & M. J. Harrison

 

J. D. HARRISON 4-8-1859 to 7-6-1926

*James David Harrison * S/of Lorenzo David Harrison (1820-1865)-Sarah Ann Adams Harrison

"Asleep in Jesus. Peaceful rest whose waking is supremely blest"

M. J. HARRISON 3-12-1862 to 10-19-1885

*Wife of James David Harrison

 

WILLIAM HARRISON 4-9-1799NC to 5-10-1879AR

NANCY DUMAS HARRISON 11-8-1812GA to

7-23-1896AR *Wf/of William Harrison

 

 

NARSISSAL HARRISON HAYS 10-2-1858 to ?

*Unreadable *Death date illegible- stone is broken.

*Wf/of F. M. Hays (3/15/1823 to 9/19/1870) Burial: Camp Ground Cemetery, Hampton, AR

 

Rev. Dr. GEORGE W. MATTHUES 4-1-1810MA

to 1-18-1866AR ..... *Md: 9/28/1856 Union Co.,AR Book B-page 165C

LUCY ANN P. TATUM MATTHEWS 9-9-1828 to

2-5-1917 *Wf/of Rev. Dr. George W. Matthues

*Lucy is buried at Union Cemetery, Sadie, Union Parish, Louisiana .

 

(G. W.) GILL W. MUNFORD 9-6-1866 to 7-26-1926

*Gill W. Munford S/of Harriet Minerva Wallace Munford(1822- ) & Moses Johnston Munford (1814 SC)

 

HARRIET MINERVA WALLACE MUNFORD

B: ca 1822 Chester Co., SC. Death unknown except she most likely died in Union County, Arkansas.

Grave site or marker not found in either George Chapel.

Cemetery or one of the Poole Cemeteries, possible burial sites.

*Wife, of Moses Johnston Munford (b:1814 SC)

 

MOSES JOHNSTON MUNFORD 1814 SC to unk

*Most likely died in Union County, Arkansas. *H/of Harriet Minerva Wallace(1822-?)

*S/of James Munford(1768-1845) & Elizabeth Finney Munford(1778-1841)

 

 

EUGENE G.T. POOLE 12-30-1856 to 9-9-1859

*S/of W.S. & M.F. Poole *Aged 2 yrs-8mos-10 dys

 

GERTRUDE POOLE 7-10-1886 to 7-17-1886

*D/of R. B. & U.G. Poole "Our darling one hath gone before to greet us on the bl ___? ?_____"

 

MAGGIE C. WALLACE POOLE 11-11-1865 to

10-14-1884 "She died as she lived, trusting in God"

 

MAGGIE G. POOLE 10-1-1884 to 11-9-1884

*D/of R. B. & M.C. POOLE

 

SARAH C. A. POOLE 12-22-1847 to 10-2-1858

*D/of W. S. & M. R. Poole

 

WILLIAM GROVER POOLE 1-6-1885 to 8-19-1887

*S/of C. L. & G.M. Poole

 

WILLIAM D.B. RADFORD 2-12-1841 to 2-25-1880

 

 

(G.B.H.) GREEN BERRY HILL TERRY 11-8-1810

to 3-22-1848 "In Memory of" Green Berry Hill Terry,

Son of Stephen Terry (1788-1866) & Elizabeth Harrison Hill Terry (1793-1838)

Green Berry Hill Terry & Eleanor Gill Terry left Georgia in 1848 headed to Arkansas. Shortly after their

arrival, "Berry" Terry died following an illness on the boat enroute." He was 38 yrs old. His brother-in-law,

Robert Gill was named administrator of the property. Eleanor's cousin, R.M. Wallace was appointed guardian

of the children. Some of this info taken from a Biographical record & recorded 1/3/1919, by George W. Terry.

ELEANOR GILL TERRY 1-20-1811SC to 10-5-1861AR

"In Memory of" "Wife of G.B.H. Terry" *D/of Samuel Gill (1784-1840) & Mary McClure.

 

 

HARRIET GILL WALLACE 1-16-1810SC to 1-8-1857AR

*D/of Robert Gill (1783-1856) & Elenor Cabeen Gill (1787-1836)

*1st Wife of, Robert Marion Wallace(1809-1873) *Age 47 yrs-1 month, 22 days.

*Tombstone is difficult to read, but I believe she was born Jan 16th , 1810 & died March 8th, 1857.

 

HARRIET T. WALLACE 10-5-1867 to 10-26-1867

*D/of Robert Marion Wallace(1809-1873) & Sarah "Sally" Harrison Wallace (1841-1901)

*Stone broken & almost illegible

 

JOSEPHINE B. WALLACE 12-21-1861 to 2-22-1863 *Age 1 yr

 

JULIUS A. WALLACE 6-2-1842 to 6-5-1857

*S/of Robert Marion Wallace(1809-1873) & Harriet Gill Wallace(1810-1857)

 

NANCY H. M. WALLACE 6-1-1860 to 10-1-1861

*Age 1 yr

 

PERRY L. WALLACE 3-30-1850 to 3-11-1858

*S/of Robert Marion Wallace(1809-1873) & Harriet Gill Wallace(1810-1857)

 

ROBERT MARION WALLACE 6-29-1809 to

10-12-1873 *Age 64 yrs/3 mos/13 days

*S/of Jonathan Wallace(1774-1821) & Elizabeth S. Dunlap Wallace(1784-1852)

*Spouses: *1st wife, Harriet Gill (1810-1857)

*Md: 2nd wife, 2/7/1859, Sarah H. Harrison, age 19 yrs old.

SARAH "SUSAN" A. HARRISON WALLACE

5-18-1841 AR to 10-11-1901 Paris, TX

*D/of Nancy Dumas Gordon Harrison(1828-1873) & William Harrison(d:1873)

*Md: Robert M. Wallace at age 19. *Susan's Burial: Odd Fellow Cemetery, Paris, TX

*Much of the above info from Rodgers & Wade Furniture Co., Funeral Records in the

possession of Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #3; p. 84; Service #168

*Children of Robert & Sarah Wallace:

#1 Margaret Claminza Wallace Poole (1865 AR-1884AR )md: 8/9/1883 Randolph Beaty Poole.

#2 Harriet Teressa Wallace 10/5/1867 to 10/26/1867 b & d in New London, Union Co., AR

#3 Virginia Gordon Wallace 6/5/1869 to 2/26/1944 b:New London, AR d:Paris, TX.

*md:11/1/1885 late sister, Margaret Claminza's husband, Randolph Beaty Poole

#4 Minor Euphenia "Effie" Wallace 12/23/1873 to 4/12/1861 Bogata, Red River Co., TX

*Burial: Rose Hill, Handley, TX *Md: Charlie Wilson & divorced

 

SUSAN ANN WILLIAMS WALLACE 6-27-1834 AL

to 8-1-1860 AR *Her mother, Martha "Patsey"Clay Pounds Williams is buried in

Hillsboro Cemetery, Union Co., AR *D/of Martha "Patsey" Clay Pounds Williams (1800 AL -1870AR )

& father, Benjamin Cothran Williams (1800 GA-1846 AR)

 

RICHARD HENRY WOOLEY 1-25-1822 to 1-27-1881

*S/of Dr. Greenberry Wooley of AL & Rachel Sawyer Wooley.

*Md: 2/25/1841 Bibb Co., AL

SARAH CATHERINE HUNT WOOLEY 11-3-1821SC

to 11-19-1883 AR *Mother of 7 sons and 5 daughters.

 

 

*Update of status of George Chapel Cemetery: February 17, 2007

The cemetery has been cleaned up; all the trees removed so they will not come back; & a pipe fence

with a gate installed. For those of you with an interest in this particular cemetery, please contact

James Seymore at 870-310-8321 or 870-862-2504 Email at jlseymore@sbcglobal.net

 

*Note: Mr. Seymore says another tombstone was un-covered near the grave of Hosea George.

They think it may be Hosea's daughter, but in it's present state they were unable to read it. (2007)

 

*Eureka!!! April 2012..........

Finally, the third time was a charm! With the help of a

very nice man, Thomas Garner, who we flagged down, I was finally able

to find this cemetery. Without him, I doubt we would have ever found it.

He had just come out of the woods on his little Kabota vehicle & he had

us follow him.

 

Unfortunately, the info I was given back in 2007 about the removal of

the trees, so they would not come back didn't work out.

Most of the tombstones are obscured by young trees, lots of Sweet Gum

& pine, etc. Even the very tall obelisk ( at least 12 to 18' tall) belonging

to Hosea George, was barely visible. The granite sign was lying on the ground.

There are no signs or markings to tell you where to turn off the

dirt road. The area has a lot of logging going on.

If you have a nice car, low to the ground, I would not take it back there.

If you can find the spot to turn off, you might want to consider walking in.

It is probably about 1,500-2,000 ft .back from the road. There are young

sapling trees, mostly pine, growing up in the road way. The road has

been torn up by logging trucks & erosion has made it pretty bad at the beginning.

The cemetery will be on the left. Watch closely for the pipe fence, it too is

almost invisible because of all the trees & shrubs covering the area.

 

 

*This photo of the gate and cemetery was taken back around 2007

by Nora Poole Johnson.

These photos were taken in April 2012.

 

 

HOSEA GEORGE Tombstone

Hosea George

 

TERISA MUNFORD BIENVENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James M. Baskin

G. W. Munford