McKnight Cemetery Photo

McKnight Cemetery

Bradford, Arkansas

This cemetery was visited in November 2000 by Gerald Torrence for the White County Historical Society. He reported it "is in bad shape and has been visited by vandals." As his photo above conveys, several stones have been pushed off their base. He provided the following directions: "To reach the cemetery, take Highway 87 North from Bradford. At the first fork in the road, go left. Heard Cemetery will be located on the right. Then go to the second road to the left after passing Heard. This is Turner Road – turn left there. Smith Cemetery is about 200 feet down Turner Road, on the left." McKnight Cemetery is located in Section 12, Township 9 North, Range 5 West. It was first listed in May 1968 by the Bradford Homemaker’s Extension Club, then published by the White County Historical Society in its 1969 edition of White County Heritage.

When Torrence visited the cemetery, he said he needed an axe to cut away brush to read the stones. He was able to read only eight stones. The cemetery was visited January 3, 2001, by Leroy Blair of the Historical Society, who found a grave – that of M.I. McKnight – which had not been listed previously. Other than the eight stones that Torrence found, plus the stone of M.I. McKnight that Blair found, the names below are from the original 1968 list.

Blair was unable to find the following graves from the ’68 list: Alonzo Gambill, Birdie Gambill, Willie May Gambill, McKnight next to Violet, Ellen McKnight, Hugh S. McKnight, R. McKnight, Violet next to McKnight, Ann Ball McKnight Wilson, William B. Wilson and Margaret Susie Gwyn. Blair reported, "This cemetery needs a good cleaning and stones remounted on their bases."

If you have corrections or additional information on McKnight Cemetery at Bradford, please contact the White County Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, Searcy, AR 72145.

Gambill, Alonzo August 11, 1883 March 2, 1885
Gambill, Birdie November 12, 1881 March 7, 1886
Gambill, Willie May January 18, 1880 August 16, 1886
Gwyn, Margaret Susie August 16, 1885 March 3, 1911
Mary L. June 16, 1849 21-Mar-04  no last name
McKnight     next to "Violet" – no other information
McKnight, Anna Ruth September 12, 1934 October 12, 1936
McKnight, Ellen died 1874 Mary Wilson’s sister
McKnight, Emma Belle December 25, 1855 June 22, 1926
McKnight, Hugh S. March 9, 1848 August 14, 1917 husband of Emma Belle McKnight
McKnight, M.I. November 10, 1868 January 2, 1889  stone is lying on the ground.
McKnight, R. – 1912 1913
McKnight , T.K August 28, 1849 3-Mar-11 .married to
Margaret Susie Gwin  August 16, 1885
Pierce, Emma A. McKnight     wife of W.S. Pierce, daughter of T.K.
McKnight December 29, 1891 15-Feb-12  – stone is lying on the ground
Tombstone base - no marker or other information
next to "McKnight" – no other information
Wilson, Ann Ball McKnight 1820 1906
Wilson, Eudorah December 4, 1874 October 4, 1875
Wilson, Mary L. McKnight June 16, 1849 March 21, 1904 (wife of W.B.)
Wilson, Prudence Eudorah (daughter of W.B. & Mary McKnight
Wilson) December 4, 1874 October 4, 1875
Wilson, W.B. – April 30, 1841 October 22, 1911 military marker - Co. H McGehee’s Ark Cav. C.S.A.
Wilson, William B. 20 September 1801 1874