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BEARDS CEMETERY



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On July 22, 1858, Moses McMurtrey, Willimore Gallimore and Wellington Boyd (these men were called a party) who purchased from Mr. Barkley M. Beard five acres of land and held it for school and general church purposes. In case the house and land should not be occupied with church and school privileges for the space of five years, the land falls back to the said Beard above named. It is not known whether the socalled party represented the school, church or school and church. It is believed that there was a school before this date and was probably used as a church whether it was located on this same land or elsewhere. The land purchased above was where the (school and church as one building) and cemetery was located. The building located on the east part of the land.

Then on April 15, 1897, the Goodhope Missionary Baptist Church, represented by deacons, J. W. Gibson, J. W. Alfred and R. L. Wright purchased from E. W. Wilson and wife 221 acres of land located west and north of the northwest corner of the cemetery about 20 rods. The church on March 26, 1940 sold this land to Alton Wright and they tore down the church building and moved it northeast to the present location of the Goodhope Missionary Baptist Church on the highway No. 145.

The Beards school consolidated with other small schools and built a four room new brick building in 1929 south and east of the old Beards school. Of course this vacated the old school building and it was soon torn down, leaving only the cemetery on the first grounds purchased in 1858. About this time most people began to bury at other cemeteries, therefore the upkeep was neglected and numbers of markers were pushed or fell over and broken up. Trees were growing up on the grounds as well as brush and vines.

In 1977 we began to inventory cemeteries on the east of Cache River, it was mentioned to different ones who had relatives buried in the cemetery and the community became interested to do something about it. Bob Elam was suggested to lead the community into cleaning it up, and a very good job was done and it is understood that it is being mowed at least a few times a year.

This cemetery is located about five miles southeast of McCrory.

The legal description: The West part of the North 5 acres of the E1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 24, T7N, R2W.

Listing of the markers was done by Ralph Fore, Sr., Ralph Myers, Sr. and Curtis A. Houston.

The unmarked graves: Numbers of relatives and friends of the deceased gave information and names of ones buried there, including in ones that gave this information were the Longs, Mrs. Maude Elam and son Glenn, Jonnye Totty and many many others. We were able to get a number of people that were buried there from funeral home records also.

 

Allen, Archie M., b. Nov. 17, 1872, d. Dec. 6, 1886
	Eddie, b. 1882, d. 1885
	R.J., marker broken, no dates available
	Rebeckey, b. 1850, d. 1885
	Lucy, dtr. of R. S. and R. A., b. Nov. 16, 1877, d. Jan. 3, 1878
	Mary M., dtr1 of R. S. and R. A., b. Sept. 15, 1874, d. Jan. 10, 1875
	Minnie, dtr. of R. S. and R. A., b. Apr. 11, 1876, d. Jan. 1, 1877


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Barber, John F., b. 1857, d. 1935
	Henrietta, b. May 5, 1857, d. Aug. 23, 1900
	Luler, dtr. of S. F. and E. S., b. Septe 10, 1885, d. Nov. 7, 1898
	Martha V., dtr. of S. F. and E. S., b. May 31, 1906, d. Oct. 30, 1906
	Emma Frances, dtr. of John Smith, b. 1869, d. 1941 
Barnett, S. R. M., b.May 1, 1863, d. Jan. 3, 1910, md. Aug. 5,1884, WOW
Barton, William T., b. Aug. 22, 1850 or 59, d. Nov. 9, 1885 
Beard, George W., husb. of Fannie B., b. Mar. 17, 1841, d. Nov. 23, 1889
	John M., b. Mar. 5, 1852 (date of death missing) 
	Cesci May, b. Nov. 22, 1868, d. Dec. 15, 1978
Burrow, Anilizer, b. July 3, 1859, d. May 24, 1882 (question on last fig. - date of death)
Burrows, Alfred, child of A. E., b. Jan. 28, 1890, d. Sept. 23, 1891
	Willie, child of A. E., b. Feb. 1, 1877, d. Apr. 15, 1891
	Decimus M., wife of P. H. Y., b. Dec. 11, 1873, d. Mar. 5, 1899
Campbell, Bryant, d. Feb. 1, 1870 (no other date or age) 
	Nell A., d. Feb. 29, 1870, age 24 yrs., Confederate soldier, 4 yrs.
Chadwick, Genie Viola, b. Jan. 1, 1903, d. Apr. 30, 1915
Chappell, Little Genia, b. Dec. 8, 1887, d. Feb.. 10, 1890
Clifton, Herman Lee, son of C. L. and Pearl, b. Nov. 1, 1916,d.Feb.2,1917
Christian, Mary R., wife of W. A., b. Dec. 19, 1836, d. Nov. 13, 1879
Clutts, _____, b. Aug. 21, 1877, d. Aug. 8, 1908, WOW
Cook, Infant, son of G. W. and M. A., b. and d. Mar. 30, 1909
Covington, Herman, b. Jan. 23, 1909, d. Jan. 28, 1911 
	Minnie May, b. Dec. 22, 1898, d. July 30, 1912 
	Morris, b. Feb. 12, 1906, d. Oct. 11, 1912
Crooney, John Matt, d. Mar. 23, 1923, age 70 yrs. 
Crouch, (first name missing), d. Sept. 23, 1927, age 1 yr.,28 days
Daly, Carrie 0., b. Mar. 27, 1901, d. Dec. 17, 1918
Davis, Lula V., wife of W. W., b. Oct. 28, 1877, d. Feb. 3,
Dupree, William M., b. Aug. 11, 1873, d. Feb. 10, 1910
Dunkin, Leo 0., b. June 16, 1887, d. Oct. 29, 1910, WOW
Notley, b. Jan. 23, 1900, d. Aug. 19, 1906
P.	A., d. Mar. 9, 1911, age 53 yrs.
Odesa May, b. Nov. 4, 1910, d. Jan. 16, 1911
	Susan E., d. June 17, 1913, age 58 yrs. 
	Elliott, W. H., b. Mar. 12, 1862, d. Sept. 27, 1910 
Evans, William T., b. Dec. 8, 1847, d. Jan. 28, 1912
	Ethel Lucania, b. Oct. 18, 1909, d. Nov. 7, 1910 
Fisher, Cecil A. S., b. Feb. 28, 1862, d. Mar. 25, 1911, WOW 
Gibson, Charles E., b. Sept. 14, 1870, d. Aug. 4, 1887
	James M., b. Dec. 1, 1878, d. Mar. 24, 1911, WOW 
Goodrum, Lura E, wife of N. E., dtr. of L. C. and H. Tubbs,b.Aug 5, 1864, d Nov 5,1890 
Green, George, b. Jan. 29, 1874, d. Sept. 24, 1911
Halbrooks, Fannie E., wife of E., b. Oct. 11, 1874, d. July 9,1905
	George Parker, son of W. M. and N. B., b. Sept. 8, 1895, d.July 25, 1899
	Martin Franklin, b. Feb. 18, 1907, d. Dec. 9, 1909



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Harp, McKinley, son of J. A. and Fannie, b. Jan. 10, 1897,d.Jan. 20, 1916
	Marie, b. Mar. 4, 1913, d. Oct. 30, 1917
Harris, Maggie V., b. Jan. 19, 1889, d. Aug. 28, 1890 
Hartsell, Ambers, b. Mar. 8, 1891, d. Mar. 9, 1891
	Ada C., b. Sept. 9, 1895, d. Sept. 13, 1895
	John W., b. Aug. 15, 1880, d. Dec. 15, 1880
	Alice M., wife of F. M., b. Aug. 31, 1855, d. Mar. 12, 1888
	Mary A., dtr. of F. M. and A. M. A., b. Nov. 26, 1876, d.May 20, 1880
	Marion F., son of F. M. and Alice M., b. Mar. 2, 1888,d. Oct. 10, 1891
Henard, Aaron Andrew, son of Andrew, b. Jan. 6, 1899, d. Dec. 9, 1939 FHM
Holmes, Allen E., b. Feb. 26, 1894, d. Mar. 7, 1894
	Earnest Edgar, b. Dec. 13, 1892, d. July 10, 1894
Jackson, Elizabeth T. (Mrs.), b. Aug. 31, 1833, d. Dec. 14, 1889 
	John G., b. Mar. 2, 1871, d. Aug. 7, 1895
Jones, Johnnie, d. Sept. 1885, age 57 yrs.
	L.(Luther), b. May 29, 1889, d. Feb. 21, 1902
	S.	E., b. Dec. 25, 1854, d. Jan. 12, 1904
Kyle, Arthur, b. Aug. 30, 1914, d. Sept. 7, 1914
Largent, B. A., b. Feb. 6, 1863, d. Mar. 24, 1916
Matlock, Cleo, b. Nov. 5, 1890, d. Jan. 28, 1916
Mathews, Earl, son of R. J. and I. B., b. Aug. 21, 1891, d. Jan. 10, 1892
	Sallie, dtr. of W. M. and M. C., b. Feb. 9, 1875, d. Nov. 14, 1883
	Mrs. Willie, widow of Joe, d. Oct. 18, 1938, age 52 yrs.,FHM
Mauldin, Florence Deaubry, b. July 20, 1895, d. July 9, 1917
	Martha Elender, wife of W. M., b. Aug. 1, 1872, d. Dec. 31, 1891
Mearweather, Cesci, dtr. of Wm. and Eliza, b. Feb. 24, 1878,d.Sep. 1, 1883
Moore, Maud Lee, b. Nov. 17, 1881, d. Jan. 7, 1916
Neal, Callie L., b. Oct. 19, 1909, d. Jan. 6, 1914
Pegren, T. W., son of W. S. and Annie, b. Aug. 17, 1893, d. Nov. 24, 1914
Proctor, Willie A., b. Aug. 21, 1904, d. Jan. 29, 1916
Raymond, John M., b. Aug. 17, 1873, d. Feb. 16, 1913, WOW
	Eliza D., dtr. of I. 0. and F., b. Jan. 20, 1895, d. July 12, 1900
Rule, W. C., b. Apr. 4, 1898, d. Mar. 18, 1926
Smith, Andrew, b. Oct. 7, 1855, d. Apr. 12, 1914, WOW 
	Douglas T., b. May 21, 1914, d. Dec. 9, 1914
	Florence Adena, dtr. of John, b. Feb. 26, 1941, d. 1941 Feb. 27,
	Emmette E., b. Dec. 12, 1852, d. Mar. 9, 1914
	Mary A., wife of Emmett, b. Mar. 10, 1854, d. Mar. 26, 1931
	George, b. Dec. 12, 1831, d. Feb. 16, 1900
	Martha E., wife of George, b. Aug. 29, 1882, d.  May 24, 1906
	Louis T., b. Oct. 27, 1892, d. Oct. 21, 1913
	Virgie, b. Mar. 21, 1884, d. Mar. 20, 1906
Sorrels, Alice Fae, b. Aug. 3, 1919, d. Jan. 11, 1921
Stephenson, W. S., b. Oct. 10, 1895, d. Oct. 5, 1903
Stowe, Virgie M., wife of W. R., b  June 22, 1885, d. Jan. 7, 1919
Summer, I., d. Mar. 17, 1949, age ?.FHM
Taylor, Nettie May, dtr. of S. S. and C. L., b. Jan. 25, 1881,d.July 25,1887



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White, William Anderson, b. Mar. 21, 1878, d. Mar. 16, 1936 
	Haney E. Barber, wife of Wm. A., b. Nov. 24, 1889, d. May 11, 1947
Wilder, Elizabet, wife of S. W., b. Sept. 12, 1856, d. Sept. 10, 1883
	Lucinda C., b. Mar. 1, 1856, d. Oct. 5, 1878 
Williams, Johnie E., child of F. D. and S. L., b.Jun 19,1885, d.Sep.18, 1887
	Myrtle 0., child of F. D. and S. L., b. Mar. 19, 1898,d.Dec. 17, 1899
Wilson, E. W., b. Apr. 6, 1819, d. Oct. 5, 1897 
Wright, Anna Belle, b. June 12, 1860, d. Jan. 8, 1905
	E.A., b. Dec. 5, 1819, d. Jan. 19, 1906
	Minnie M., dtr. of E. A. and S. A., b. May 5, 1881, d. Aug.18, 1890
	Edward B., b. May 8 (or 2), 1847, d. Feb. 19, 1891
	Lou Munn, b. Mar. 8, 1834, d. Nov. 2, 1882
	Robert L., b. July17, 1862, d. Oct. 4, 1928DM
	Ida G., b. Feb. 12, 1869, d. Mar. 24, 1951DM


Unmarked Graves
Information relatives, friends, funeral home records, etc., have supplied. Not identified as to location in cemetery. Adkins, Betty (Garrison), b. 1859, d. 1940 Armspaugh, Sarah, d. Dec. 28, 1921, age 45 yrs. Annie Sue, d. May 24, 1922, age 19 yrs Ashburn, Eileen, d. Oct. 16, 1924, age 18 mos. Ballard, R. C., d. May 4, 1933 Infant, d. Aug. 12, 1936 Barron, Bryant, d. Oct. 31, 1921, age 2 mos. Barrow, Tom, d. Nov. 9, 1926, age 30 yrs. Bishop, Sarah C., d. Apr. 5, 1922, age 76 yrs. Brandon, Mrs., d. Apr. 14, 1923 Bruce, Johnnie, d. May 31, 1925, age 6 mos. Tommie, d. May 27, 1925, age 6 mos. Burrows, Bill Henry, grandfather of Milburn Long, Civil War Mrs. Bill, grandmother of Milburn Long Burrow, Betty, mother of Sam Kelly Henry John Cagle, Geo. Thomas, d. Mar. 25, 1922, age 71 yrs. Calahan, Infant, d. Oct. 28, 1920, age 3 wks. Infant, d. Sept. 27, 1927, age 1 day Calbert, Gracie, d. early 19301s, age 20 yrs. Chadwick, Jessie, bro. of Mrs. Retha Madison, b. 1911, d. Oct. 13, 1933 Collier, Mary, d. Feb. 14, 1923, age 32 yrs. Infant, b. and d. May 19, 1918 Cobb, Marvin, d. Sept. 3, 1918, age 2 mos. Crotzer, Infant, of M. M. and H. G., b. and d. Aug. 16, 1920 Davis, Minnie Mae (Stropes), b. Feb. 28, 1891, d. Nov. 1918 Dodd, Earnest Elmer, b. Sept. 22, 1912, d. Apr. 7, 1937 Elam, Gretchen, dtr. of Mr. and Mrs. Sake, b. 1916, d. 1922 Katie, d. June 22, 1922, age 31 yrs. Fowler, Levi, Sr., d. 1914 BEARDS CEMETERY: Unmarked Graves Page 157 Givins, Joseph Kenneth, d. Nov. 24, 1923, age 10 mos. Grimsley, Lillie May, d. Dec. 10, 1921, age 20 yrs. Hale, Otis Maxine, d. Oct. 1, 1927, age 24 days Molly O'Freida, d. Dec. 22, 1922, age 3 days Harp, James Andrew, b. Feb. 15, 1861, d. Mar. 8, 1936 Mrs. Fannie, b. Mar. 6, 1862, d. Feb. 16, 1930 Hartin, Elizabeth, great aunt of B. C., b. 1826, d. 1890 Hay, Geo. T., b. Jan. 2, 1853, d. Mar. 25, 1928 Heath, Robert, son of Etta and Joe D., d. Oct. 31, 1918, age 14 yrs. Henard, Peck Infant, b. and d. Oct. 13, 1935 Holden, Mrs. Carrie, d. June 6, 1923, age 17 yrs. Carthel, d. July 29, 1923, age 2 mos. Infant, d. 1934 Johnson, Infant, d. 1930 James, Infant, b. and d. 1931 2 or 3 small children Jones, Infant, d. July 23, 1920, age 4 days Long, Infant, son of Darling H., d. Mar. 18, 1880 Darling H., d. Sept. 2, 1882 Susie Revelle, d. 1891 Sarah Francis, d. Jan. 29, 1892 James Peter, d. Dec. 14, 1897 Charlie D., d. May 17, 1904 Earnest, b. 1912, d. 1915 John Wesley, d. Aug. 31, 1918 John L., d. Feb. 14, 1928 Emily Josephine, wife of Fielding, b. Sept. 10, 1889,d. Dec. 29, 1933 Love, John Dunkin, b. Feb. 5, 1858, d. Mar. 21, 1900 Nealie, dtr. of John Duncan and Mary F., d. 1899, age 6 mos. Nettie, dtr. of John Duncan and Mary F., d. 1899, age 2 yrs. Rachel Matilda, b. Jan. 25, 1877, d. Sept. 25, 1877 McDaniel, Jonathal Thomas, b. Dec. 20, 1866, d. Jan. 13, 1887 Little Bro., child of Robert Josephus and HettieL., b. and d. Nov 7, 1907 Maudie Beatrice, child of Robert Josephus and Hettie L, b Jan 13,1903, d Mar 15,1904 Robert Marion, child of Robert Josephus and Hettie L,b.Aug 23, 1896, d Aug 5,1897 Mary Jesamine, child of Robert Josephus and Hettie L,b.Jul 2,1901, d Jul 18, 1902 Matlock, Infant, d. Mar. 15, 1920 Marvin, d. Feb. 6, 1920, age S yrs. Matthews, Joe, father of Pauline James Willie, mother of Pauline James Mauldin, Matty Burrows, d. Dec. 31, 1891 Morgan, S. W., d. Apr. 2, 1918, age 39 yrs. Nelson, Robert T., d. Sept. 26, 1922, age 66 yrs. Parsons, Infant, d. Aug. 25, 1919, age 7 days Pigram, Mrs. Scott, d. Oct. 18, 1920, age 63 yrs. Pugh, Infant, b. and d. Jan. 14, 1920 Stotts, Rachel Lynne, b. Dec. 13, 1819, d. Feb. 10, 1899 Stowe, Mrs. Virgie, wife of W. R., d. Jan. 7, 1919, age 34 yrs. Totty, Rachel Meigel (Mollie), b. Nov. 14, 1878, d. Jan. 2, 1913 Loy, b. Jan. 2, 1913, d. Jan~ 16, 1913 Henry Albert, son of S. D. and Mollie, b. Apr. 3, 1896,d. Apr. 1, 1932 Thomas Robinson, b. May 26, 1899, d. Dec. 28, 1907 BEARDS CEMETERY: Unmarked Graves Page 158 Whicher, Gus, d. 1912 Minnie, d. 1913 White, Infant, dtr. of Harold and Ora Lee, b. Oct. 22, 1932, d. Oct. 23, 1932 Wilson, Mrs. Molly Miranda, b. July 18, 1850, d. Oct. 12, 1930 Wright, Mrs. Sarah, d. July 17, 1924, age 82 yrs. Young, Winfred, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R., b. July 20, 1920, d. Sept. 18, 1927


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