Kelly Cemetery, Lawrence County, Arkansas

Discover your
family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

choose a state:
Start Now

Birth Date on Left, Death Date on Right

(121 Unmarked Graves)

181.3 Nettie Johnson 1887
1890 Paster Grider 1919
1859 Mary Smith 1939
1862 J. C. Smith 1926
1890 A. H. Smith 1911
1853 Mary Lawson 1940
1836 Anoren Lawson 1923
1889 Otho Lawson 1900
1872 Martha Lawson 1889
1842 J. V. McBride 1913
1849 Frances McBride
1893 Beulah McBride
1831 Rebecca Smith 1890
1918 Odis Smith 1942
Johnson Smith 1834
1859 Moses Moore 1897
1861 Sarah Kelley 1922
1883 Ernest Hayes 1931
1882 Nellie Jones 1918
1918 Almus McClaride 1920
1895 Paul McBride 1889
1902 William Laird 1906
1899 Ralph Nelson 1921
1915 Charlotte Hedrick 1938
1868 L. C. Howell 1922
1921 Susan Howell 1938
1911 George E.
Underwood 1912
1875 Johnson H. Kell 1942
1892 James Weir 1929
1894 Pearl Weir 1919
1875 Berry H. Wilson 1936
1874 James F. Weir 1900
1897 Mattie M. Weir 1899
1853 Martha J. Weir 1884
1846 George F. Weir 1903
1876 Wash Lawson 1950
1933 Cecil Fullington 1945
1917 Darsy Holder 1918
1902 Mrs. Ora Beasley 1947
1867 William N. Beasley 1901
1944 John D. Holder 1952
1897 Wayman L. Holder 1951
1886 Tom Anderson 1947
1874 James A. Baker 1936
1876 Winnie E. Baker 1942
1863 Laura E. Thompson 1951
1860 Robert P. Thompson 1929
1888 William Underwood
1891 Myrtle Underwood
1913 Odes D. Forrester 1916
1896 Andy Thompson 1918
1905 Homer Thompson 1927
1888 Sophronia T. Watley 1947
1906 William Lawson 1947
1878 Claude Lawson 1951
1880 Stella Lawson 1946
1915 Helen Lawson 1922
1906 A. C. Weir 1933
1872 Geneieve Weir 1946
1869 T. F. McBride 1953
1872 Rebecca McBride 1945
1893 George McBride 1938
1893 Ira D. Bridges 1954
1941 Peggy C. Goodrum 1942
1899 Herbert Goodrum 1915
1956 Barbara A. Jean 1956
1872 Lula Ann Depriest 1950
1877 Ike Depriest 1939
1876 Isaac C. Depriest 1939
1868 David F. Marchbanks 1933
1866 Dora E.
Marchbanks 1931
1828 Sarah Brown 1902
1857 Mary N. McLaughlin 1944
1852 George W. McLaughlin 1917
1917 Dolph Lawson 1918
1923 Adabell Harris 1925
1889 Velma Kelly
1826 Mary Ann Kelly 1882
1830 J. W. Kelley 1923
1830 Cynthia Kelly 1918
1923 John H. McLaughlin 1941
1894 Jesse Moore 1895
1886 Johnnie McLaughlin
1882 W. B. McLaughlin 1954
1870 Henry J. Smith 1950
1874 Ora Dell Smith 1956
1910 Manzie Smith 1927
1.905 Lula Smith 1905
1909 Chester B. Wilson 1936
1884 Ollie Irene Miller 1951

Note:
The following incident took place near this cemetery in 1865. A soldier of the Confederate Army deserted and was making his way home when he met a 16 year old boy near the site of Hopewell church. While the rebel was talking to the boy, other soldiers came up and captured both of them. They charged the boy with aiding and abetting the deserter. (The deserter was an expert cannon gunner.) They hanged the boy and saved the deserter. After placing the rope around the boys nick they asked him if he had any thing to say before he died. The boy said, “Yes”, and I am told these were his last words. “I am not prepared to die. I am going straight to hell and I will be there to heap coals of fire upon your heads when you get there.” His body was buried in this cemetery. The names of both parties are withheld in order that the living may not be embarrassed.

I am also told that the grand father of the late Sash Kelly was the first one to be buried here in the late eighteenth century.



MLA Source Citation:

Jean, J. W. Cemeteries of the Western District of Lawrence County, Arkansas. 1959. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 15 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/arkansas/kelly-cemetery-lawrence-county-arkansas.htm - Last updated on Mar 10th, 2012


Categories: ,

Locations:

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.