This cemetery is located about 100 yards in the field behind 1080 and 1100 Jackson County Road 302. It was visited on February 15, 2006, by Leroy Blair of Clay, a member of the board of directors of the White County Historical Society who filed the following report:
I had been told that an old cemetery was located not far from the Smith Cemetery west of Bradford. But I had not been able to get access to it or find out a name for it. On February 15, 2006 my wife Ellen and I were visiting in that area. As we were going down the road we saw an elderly lady out in her yard very close to where I knew the cemetery was located. We stopped and talked to her. She said that the cemetery was back in the field behind her house and her sonís house that is nearby. She said we could drive through the gate in front of her sonís house and drive back to the cemetery. She said it was in very poor condition. She said she did not know a name for it but she thought her son might. While I was at the cemetery her son came home and joined us. He said he was told that the cemetery was known as the Westmoreland Cemetery. As we were on our way back to Bradford I saw an old gentleman who had originally told me about the cemetery several years ago. I stopped and ask him if he knew a name for it. He said that when he was young it was called the Heffington Community Cemetery. He also said that the cemetery was much larger when he was young. He said that a lot of rocks that once marked graves had been removed over the years and the ground farmed over.
There is an old fence around it. The cemetery is overgrown to the point that it is very hard to see what is there. There are also from 25 to 30 graves marked with rocks. A lot of them appear to be children. I was able to find the following marked graves.
If you have corrections or additional information on this cemetery, contact the White County Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, Searcy, AR 72145.
|Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Remarks|
|Abington, Janis Diane||September 4, 1946||October 4, 198|
|Goad, Estie||June 30, 1889||June 31, 1909||daughter of T.H. and Ella Goad.|
|Hodge, Alexander||August 16, 1880||March 2, 1900||son of A.L. and A.E. Hodge - stone is broken|
|Hodge, Robert||December 21, 1881||December 31, 1881||son of A.L. and A.E. Hodge - stone is broken|
|Kempson, Harmon H.||August 15, 1898||January 30, 1899||son of L.S. and M.E. Kempson - stone is broken|
|Ransom, Gracie||April 19, 1886||September 30, 1904||wife of Ira Ransom|
|Rotzel, Jackie||April 13, 1891||March 28, 1892||son of H.A. and S.P. Rotzel - stone is broken|
|Tidwell, Katie||March 29, 1854||July 10, 1895||stone is broken|
|Tidwell, Luther||June 6, 1852||September 7, 1924||0 stone is off its base|
|(I was unable to locate the following graves, which I found on an old list for this cemetery.)|
|Roetzel, Willie R.||May 14, 1886||October 14, 1893|
|Tidwell, Johnny L.||November 12, 1878||January 2, 1879|
|Tidwell, May||December 29, 1891||June 7, 1885|