To reach Moon Family Cemetery, take Highway 36 west from Rose Bud to Highway 124. Turn right on Highway 124. The cemetery is approximately one-quarter mile on the left. A chain link fence surrounds the cemetery.
This cemetery was first listed for the White County Historical Society by Cloie Presley of Searcy on July 10, 1962. Mrs. Presley recorded that W.H. Moon, a grandson of Dr. W. B. Moon, told her that the Moon family came from Alabama in the late 1860s and bought a homestead west of Rose Bud. The house was directly across the present road from the cemetery. Dr. Moon later purchased a large tract of land in Cadron Bottoms.
Mrs. Beatrice Carter gave Mrs. Presley and her husband Leister a map and a list of names of persons buried here. She told them that there are nine unmarked graves and they are members of the families of Henry Ware, Dave Copeland, Billy Powell, A.L. McKay, Dr. W.B. Moon Jr., George Layne, Sam Pearson and the Walters. The Walters were good friends of the Moon family but they were not related. All others buried in the cemetery are members of the Moon family.
The cemetery was updated January 8, 2001, and again in late 2002 by Leroy Blair of the White County Historical Society. He reported the cemetery is clean and nicely maintained. He visited the cemetery again on January 4, 2005, and found four bottoms of tombstones. The top parts containing information were not found.
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.
|Copeland, Susan C.||June 20, 1854||March 27, 1888||daughter of W.B. and R.C. Moon|
|Copeland, Willie H.||August 18, 1881||July 1, 1882||son of D.G. and S.G. Copeland|
|Henderson, Gillian Faye Moon||28-May-04||11-Dec-91|
|Johnson, Ellen M.||1908||2001||on double stone with Harvy J. Johnson|
|Johnson, Harvy J.||September 13, 1898||19-Apr-72||Ark. SF1 USNR WWII on double stone with Ellen M. Johnson|
|Moon, Alice E.||it originally had a funeral marker that was illegible in 2000 grave not found in 2005|
|Moon, Allie Darden||October 15, 1856||24-Jan-35||wife of Dr. W.D. Moon|
|Moon, Dr. W.B.||June 20, 1821||March 25, 1890|
|Moon, Emma Virginia||July 22, 1889||16-Feb-33|
|Moon, George B.||May 11, 1886||December 2, 1887||son of R.V. and G.H. Moon|
|Moon, Gillian H.||July 28, 1868||26-Jul-55|
|Moon, Helen Redd||21-Aug-14||16-Oct-01||PM3 USN WWII|
|Moon, Hinton U. Jr.||born and died May 15, 1924|
|Moon, Jacob O.||July 31, 1856||October 31, 1877||son of Dr. W.B. and R.C.Moon|
|Moon, Mary||1-Mar-16||vacant||on double stone with Silas Moon|
|Moon, Robbie Lee||January 19, 1874||August 23, 1875||son of W.B. and A.E. Moon grave not found in 2005|
|Moon, Robert H.||12-Oct-23||7-Sep-02||U.S. Navy|
|Moon, Robert Urial||July 22, 1860||3-Jul-40|
|Moon, Rowena C.||December 25, 1828||June 30, 1897||wife of W.B. Moon|
|Moon, Silas||23-Mar-13||14-Feb-65||on double stone with Mary Moon|
|Moon,||August 23, 1875||only date that was legible in January 2001 survey||son of Dr. W.D. and A.D. Moon stone is badly worn|
|Moon, Theodosia E.||May 31, 1866||October 6, 1873||daughter of Dr. W.B. and R.C. Moon-grave not found in 2005|
|Pearson, Mary C.||dates illegible||consort of S.S. Pearson, daughter of W.B. and R.C. Moon|
|Seymour, Balfour Moon||June 27, 1887||June 14, 1974.|
|Walters, Effie 1861||May 22, 1899||age 38 years||wife of J.J. Walters|
|Walters, Joseph J.||August 22, 1852||18-Dec-08|
|Ware, Frances L.||April 21, 1848||March 26, 1876||consort of H.M. Ware, daughter of Dr. W.B. and R.C. Moon|