CEMETERIES

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LAWRENCE COUNTY/ARKANSAS GENEALOGY TRAILS

Tidbit

The earth holds more dead bodies than it numbers living souls. It is a mighty charnel house—a universal cemetery. The pioneers died and no mark remains to tell where they were buried. In this work we shall number some of the ancient deaths and mark their general resting place. It may comfort some soul, besides aiding others to perfect a record of their family lines. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die, and my work is to help the dead to that sort of immortality. In the larger realm of thought each departed friend is a magnet attracting us to another world. These friends lie in graves which are the general meeting places for all mankind; places where all distinctions are leveled—vast ante-chambers to immortality.

SOME EARLY SUPERSTITIONS

Very few of the old Arkansas rings carried posies, although their wearers were great hands at quoting them. The plain golden ring was the almost universal form and grew out of the saying of Queen Mary, who, rather than have a wedding ring with jewels on its surface and engravened with a foolish couplet, "chose to be married with a plain hoop of gold like any other maiden." Our grandmothers wore this ring on the third finger of the left hand, because at that time there was believed to be a channel of connection between the ring finger and the heart. Lemnius said "the small artery is stretched from the heart to this finger." Many an old Arkansas mother has aroused her daughter from a swoon by pinching her ring finger and rubbing saffron on her wedding ring. It was the saffron and the pain together that wrought the cure, and not the mystic artery. It was said of an Arkansas physician that he dosed  his patients with gin and sulphur, because it made them cheerful, and always attributed the cheerfulness to the sulphur. After marriage suppers in early Arkansas days the younger lassies observed the following superstition: She would sleep on a pillow over a piece of wedding cake cut by the bride from her bridal cake and passed three times through her bridal ring. She was sure to dream of her future husband. - Source - Arkansas History 1908

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ADAMS-Walnut Ridge

ALDRIDGE-Podo Creek

ARBOR GROVE-Black Rock

ARNOLD-Podo Creek

ASHBY-Strawberry

AUSTIN CEMETERY-Walnut Ridge

BETHEL

BRATCHER-Smithville

BROOM-Strangers Home

BROWN-Podo Creek

CALVINS CROSSING

CAMPBELL-Strawberry

CLARK-Alicia

CLOVERBEND

COFFMAN-Ravenden

COLBERK-Black Rock

COVINGTON-Alicia

CROSS-Strangers Home

CROSSROAD-Black Rock

DAIL

DENT-Imboden

DRY CREEK

FENDER-Walnut Ridge SE

FRYE-O'Kean

GODWIN-Strawberry

Henry Cemetery - Hoxie

HILLHOUSE-Smithville

HOLOBAUGH-Imboden

HOPE-Imboden

JENKINS-Walnut Ridge SE

JENKINS-Noland

JERUSALEM-Strawberry

KELLEY-Imboden

KISSEE-Black Rock

LANCASTER-Strawberry

LANE CEMETERY

LAUDERDALE-Black Rock

LAWRENCE MEMORIAL PARK-Walnut Ridge

LAWSON-Eaton

LESTER-Noland

LONE OAK

MANNING-Podo Creek

MANNING-Walnut Ridge

MARKHAM-Podo Creek

MASSEY-Smithville

    MC NUTT-Eaton

    MILLER-Alicia

Morris ( also called Allen Cemetery)

    MOUNT ZION-Strawberry

    MOUNT ZION-Manson

NATION-Imboden

OAK FOREST-Black Rock

OLD BETHEL-Eaton

OLD LEBANON

OLD MILITARY-Bono

OLD WILLIAMS CEMETERY

OPPOSITION-Ravenden

PARK-Ravenden

PENN-Strawberry

PHILLIPS-Eaton

PIERCE-Walnut Ridge

PLEASANT HILL-Strangers Home

PORTIA-Black Rock

    POWHATAN-Eaton

    RAY-Walnut Ridge SE

ROBERTS-Podo Creek

    RUFFNER-Strangers Home

RUNYAN-Strawberry

SHARP-Eaton

SMITHVILLE

SNOW-Manson

STRANGERS HOME-Strangers Home

TOWNSEND-SMITHVILLE

WALNUT RIDGE

WARD-Strawberry

WESTPHAL-Walnut Ridge

WHITLOW-Black Rock

    WHITTAKER-Walnut Ridge

WILLMUTH-Strawberry


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