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Eldridge Family Cemetery


Transcribed and updated

September 2005

By Gary Telford

Family Roots


The Eldridge Family Cemetery is located about three-fourths of a mile north of Gregory on Highway 33.

Rolfe Eldridge bought the land on which the Eldridge Family Cemetery is located in the year 1852 from Robert H. Adams who had acquired it by Government Patent (deed) in 1849.

The Eldridge Cemetery was cleaned up and put back into use under John Rolfe Eldridge, Jr's direction when his uncle George Paul Eldridge wanted to be buried there.

The old trees have been trimmed to preserve them and members of the family have planted pines and shrubs. The cemetery is now enclosed by a single chain fence.

One-fourth mile north of this cemetery is what was once the burial grounds of slaves of the Eldridge family, Eldridge Cemetery (Black)

Burfoot, John, July 27, 1855, d. June 6, 1856
Son of T. A. and C. M. Burfoot

Chamblin, Jason Gordon, b. March 19, 1981, d. May 22, 1981
Son of Keith Drummond Chamblin

Currie, William J., b. April 06, 1818, d. April 06, 1867

Married Caroline Mary "Kate" Eldridge
Daughter of Rolfe and Caroline Mary (Hall) Eldridge

Eldridge, Caroline Mary (Hall), b. January 28, 1807 Virginia, d. September 23, 1880. Daughter of Dr. John H. and Martha Hall, Wife of Rolfe Eldridge
(No marker found in any cemetery. Assume she is buried next to Rolfe Eldridge)

Eldridge, Carra Wood (Mixon), b. January 08, 1911, d. March 25, 1996
Daughter of Robert E. Lee and Carra Lee (Robinson) Mixon
Married John Dupree Eldridge, Jr. on October 18, 1934 Marianna, Lee Co., AR

Eldridge, Emma C., b. January 22, 1857, d. October 01, 1857, marker with lamb
Daughter of John T. E. and Anna "Annie" Emily S. (White) Eldridge

Eldridge, George Paul, Sr., b. December 20, 1915, d. September 02, 1969 WW II
Son of John Dupree Eldridge, Sr. and Kate "Katie" Martin (Nowlin) Eldridge
(1) Married Percy Katherine Steel on June 29, 1937
(2) Married Shirley Ann (Elms) Snyder, b. January 08, 1929 Fort Worth, Texas

Eldridge, John Dupree, Jr., b. March 03, 1909, d. September 25, 2002
Son of John Dupree Sr. and Kate "Katie" Martin (Nowlin) Eldridge
Married Carra Wood Mixon on October 18, 1934 Marianna, Lee Co., AR

Eldridge, John T. E., b. January 03, 1831 Sussex Co., VA, d. December 13, 1862 CSA
Son of Rolfe and Caroline Mary (Hall) Eldridge
Married Anna "Annie" Emily S. White on November 10, 1855

Eldridge, Robert, b. June 09, 1849, d. March 15, 1873
Son of Rolfe and Caroline Mary (Hall) Eldridge

Eldridge, Rolfe, b. November 06, 1806 Sussex Co., VA, d. April 30, 1859 (Pioneer)
Son of Thomas, IV and Elizabeth (Hall) Eldridge
Married Caroline Mary Hall on November 28, 1828 Sussex Co., VA

Eldridge, Sarah Jane, b. June 7, 1840, d. August 5, 1852, first known burial here.
Daughter of Rolfe and Caroline Mary (Hall) Eldridge

Galloway, William Perry, Sr., b. February 02, 1930, d. October 01, 1996
Son of Charles Rench, Sr. and Cora Virginia (Eldridge) Galloway
Married Mary Elenor Gregory on February 22, 1964 Woodruff Co., AR

Jackson, Laura Anna (Eldridge), b. May 24, 1838, d. June 28, 1858
Daughter of Rolfe and Caroline Mary (Hall) Eldridge
Married Robert E. Jackson on August 26, 1856

Yancy, Martha Elizabeth (Eldridge), b. September 05, 1829 Sussex Co., VA, d. July 01, 1866
Daughter of Rolfe and Caroline Mary (Hall) Eldridge
Married Alexander L. Yancy on May 10, 1849 Shelby Co., TN By Rev. Samuel Watson

NOTE: Many other Eldridge family members are buried in Augusta Memorial Park Cemetery