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Phidelphia Cemetery, El Dorado, Union, Arkansas

11 miles on Highway 15 East, turn S E, 1½ miles to Church and Cemetery. Gravestones Canvassed, 20 Nov. 1960, by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, El Dorado, Branch, Genealogical Committee. BEZONI Fred, b. 22 June 1884, d. 12 Oct. 1913. He was a Mason member. FELDMANN Alice, b. 12 Apr. 1904, d. 5 July 1906. Dau. of John Jacob Feldmann & Pinkie Rugg. John Jacob, b. 22 Feb. 1867, d. 9 Aug. 1919. Husband of Pinkie Rugg. Orrell Robertson, b. 30 Nov. 1912, d. 12 Jan. 1959. Pinkie Rugg, b. 18 Sept. 1872, d. 14 Sept. 1955. Wife of John Jacob Feldmann. GRAVES James B., b. 5 May 1890, d. 24 Jan. 1958. Husband of Evie D., b. 14 Jan. 1889. HELMS Allie Ellen, b. 25 Sept. 1910, d. 12 Dec. 1913. Dau. of G.W. & M.A. Helms. Ellen, b. 26 Dec. 1853, d. 5 Nov. 1920. Wife of W.H. Helms. George William, b. 30 Sept. 1881, d. 18 Feb. 1940. Lizzie, b. 13 May 1888, d. 17 Jan. 1903, ae. 14 yrs., 8 mos., 4 days. Dau. of W.H. & E.L. Helms. James Marshall, b. 15 July 1883, d. 25 Sept. 1957. Susie Hill, b. 17 Feb. 1817, d. 16 May 1936. W.A., b. 14 July 1833, d. 11 Oct. 1921. HOBSON Frank A., b. 8 Apr. 1909, d. 8 May 1941. John B., b. 24 Apr. 1879, d. 20 Dec. 1920. Mellie V., b. 14 Apr. 1886, d. 8 Sept. 1945. KIDD Charley C., b. 8 July 1886, d. 21 Jan. 1955. Lennie McGough, b. 27 Apr. 1896, d. 16 Jan. 1955. Maynard...

Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery, El Dorado, Union, Arkansas

11 Miles southwest on Highway 15 from El Dorado, Union, Arkansas. Gravestone canvassed, 25 June 1960, by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, El Dorado Branch, Genealogical Committee. COTTRELL David Monroe, b. 20 Oct. 1885, d. 20 May 1946. David Monroe, d. 19 Nov. ae. 6 yrs. John Wayne, b. 16 Dec. 1942, d. 19 Dec. 1942.  Son of J.W. and Polly Cottrell. GIBSON Lela Mitchell, b. 21 Sept. 1910, d. 11 June 1946. GOZA Robert “Sid”, b. 30 Oct. 1901, d. 17 Jan. 1953. GRIFFIN E. L., b. 16 Dec. 1906, d. 31 Dec. 1946. GRESHAM John David, b. 9 Sept. 1881, d. 27 Feb. 1958. Logan Marvin, b. 14 July 1878, d. 24 July 1954. JACKSON Martha Hubbard, b. 10 Aug. 1871, d. 25 Nov. 1954. KELLY Robert Neal Jr., b. 31 July 1953, d. 30 Aug. 1956. LEWIS William D., b. 1 June 1879, d. 6 Oct. 1959. MCCLESKEY Conrad F., b. 8 Mar. 1882, d. 1 Dec. 1959. MITCHELL Gibson. Thomas T., d. 7 May 1960, ae. 85 yrs., 9 mos., 13 days. ROBERSON Jessie P., b. 24 Dec. 1869, d. 23 Aug. 1955. Julivs C., b. 4 July 1887, d. 19 Feb. 1955. ROGERS Willie, Mrs., b. 1907, d. 1957. SNIDER James, b. 16 Feb. 1955 (only one date), d. ae. 20 yrs., 3 mos., 20 days. SPLAWN Pamela Ruth, d. 31 Mar. 1956 (only one date), ae. 2 mos., 11...

Slave Narrative of Josephine Ames

Interviewer: Parnella Anderson Subject: Early Days in Caledonia—Early days in El Dorado Ah wuz bo’n de first year niggers wuz free. Wuz born in Caledonia at de Primm place. Mah ma belonged tuh George Thompson. After mah ma died ah stayed wid de Wommacks, a while. Aftuh dat mah pa taken me home. Pa’s name wuz Jesse Flueur. Ah worked lak er slave. Ah cut wood, sawed logs, picked 400 pounds uv cotton evah day. Ah speck ah married de first time ah wuz about fo’teen years ole. Ah been mahrid three times. All mah husband’s is daid. Ole man England and ole man Cullens run business places and ole man Wooley. His name wuz reason Wooley. De Woolies got cemetery uv dey own right dar near de Cobb place. No body is buried in dar but de fambly uv Wooleys. Ole man Allen Hale, he run er store dar too. He is yet livin right dar. He is real ole. De ole Warren Mitchell place whar ah use tuh live is Guvment land. Warren Mitchell, he homesteaded the place. We lived dar and made good crops. De purtiest dar wuz eround, but not hit’s growed up. Don lived dar and made good crops. De purtiest dar wuz eround. Dar is whah all mah chillun wuz bo’n. Ah use tuh take mah baby an walk tuh El Dorado to sevice. Ah use tuh come tuh El Dorado wid a oman by de name of Sue Foster. Nothin but woods when dey laid de railroad heah. Dey built dem widh horses and axes. Ah saw em when dey whoop de...

Slave Narrative of Katie Arbery

Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person Interviewed: Katie Arbery Location: 815 W. Thirteenth, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 80 “I am eighty years old. My name ‘fore I was a Arbery was Baxter. My mother was a Baxter. Born in Union County. “My mother’s first people was Baxter and my grandmother was a Baxter and they just went by that name; she never did change her name. “The boss man—that was what they called our master—his name was Paul McCall. He was married twice. His oldest son was Jim McCall. He was in the War. Yes ma’am, the Civil War. “Paul McCall raised me up with his chillun and I never did call him master, just called him pappy, and Jim McCall, I called him brother Jim. Just raised us all up there in the yard. My grandmother was the cook. “There wasn’t no fightin’ in Union County but I ‘member when the Yankees was goin’ through and singin’ ‘The Union forever, hurrah, boys, hurrah We’ll rally ’round the flag, boys, Shouting the battle cry of freedom.’ (She sang this—ed.) And I ‘member this one good: ‘Old buckwheat cakes and good strong butter To make your lips go flip, flip, flutter. Look away, look away, look away, Dixie land.’ “Pappy used to play that on his fiddle and have us chillun tryin’ to dance. Used to call us chillun and say, ‘You little devils, come up here and dance’ and have us marchin’. “My cousin used to be a quill blower. Brother Jim would cut fishin’ canes and plat ’em together—they called ’em a pack—five in a row, just like my...

Slave Narrative of Cora Armstrong

Interviewer: Parnella Anderson, colored Location: Union County, Arkansas Ex-Slave And Riddles “I was born in the Junction city community and belonged to the Cooks. I was ten years old at surrender. Mother and father had 12 children and we lived in a one room log cabin and cooked on a fireplace and oven. Mos and Miss Cook did not allow ma and pa to whip me. When ever I do something and I knew I was going to get a whipping I would make it to old Miss. She would keep me from getting that whipping. I was a devilish boy. I would do everything in the world I could think of just for devilment. Old mos was sure good to his slaves. I never went to school a day in my life. Old Miss would carry me to church sometimes when it was hot so we could fan for her. We used palmeter fan leaves for fans. We ate pretty good in slavery time, but we did not have all of this late stuff. Some of our dishes was possum stew, vegetables, persimmon pie and tato bread. Ma did not allow us to sit around grown folks. When they were talking she always made us get under the bed. Our bed was made from pine poles. We children slept on pallets on the floor. The way slaves married in slavery time they jumped over the broom and when they separated they jumped backward over the broom. Times were better in slavery time to my notion than they are now because they did not go hungry, neither necked. They...

Slave Narrative of Mose Banks

Interviewer: Pernella M. Anderson Person Interviewed: Mose Banks Location: Douglas Addition, El Dorado, Arkansas Age: 69 “My name is Mose Banks and I am sixty-nine years old. I was born in 1869. I was born four years after freedom but still I was a slave in a way. My papa stayed with his old miss and master after freedom until he died and he just died in 1918, so we all stayed with him too. I had one of the best easiest times in my life. My master was name Bob Stevenson and he was a jewel. Never meaned us, never dogged, never hit one of us in his life. He bought us just like he bought my papa. He never made any of the girls work in the field. He said the work was too hard. He always said splitting rails, bushing, plowing and work like that was for men. That work makes no count women. “The girls swept yards, cleaned the house, nursed, and washed and ironed, combed old miss’ and the children’s hair and cut their finger and toe nails and mended the clothes. The womens’ job was to cook, attend to the cows, knit all the socks for the men and boys, spin thread, card bats, weave cloth, quilt, sew, scrub and things like that. “The little boys drove up the cows, slopped the hogs, got wood and pine for light, go to the spring and get water. After a boy was twelve then he let him work in the fields. My main job was hitching the horse to the buggy for old Miss Stevenson,...

Union County, Arkansas Census

Union County, Arkansas was formed from Clark and Hempstead counties in 1829. 1830 Union County, Arkansas Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Union County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1830 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Union County, Arkansas Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1840 Union County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1840 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Union County, Arkansas Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Free 1850 Census Images (partially indexed) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1850 Union County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1850 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 Union County, Arkansas Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Free 1860 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1860 Union County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1860 Census Transcription (partial) Boone Township Franklin Township Harrison Township Lapile Township Wilmington Township Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide 1870 Union County, Arkansas Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Free 1870 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1870 Union County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1870 Census Transcription (partial) Cornie Township Tubal Township Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Union County, Arkansas Census Free 1880 Census...

Three Creeks Cemetery, El Dorado, Arkansas

A cemetery transcription of the Three Creeks Cemetery in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas. 15 miles S. W. on Highway 15, ½ mile S. from El Dorado, Union, Arkansas. Gravestones Canvassed, 25 June 1960, by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, El Dorado Branch, Genealogical Committee. ALDERSON Bathurst C., b. 18 Jan. 1812, d. 1 Nov. 1892. BAILEY Floyd O’neal, b. 4 Apr. 1944, d. 27 July 1945. BRITT W. E., b. 25 Nov. 1858, d. 24 Feb. 1930. Husband of Turie A. Jean. BROWN Artemas, b. 19 May 1823, d. 6 Apr. 1873. Daniel F., b. 6 Mar. 1875, d. 12 Sept. 1877. Duncan, b. 23 Aug. 1797, d. 14 Nov. 1880. Duncan (Infant). Johnie, son of Artemas Brown. Sally A., b. 15 Mar. 1805, d. 21 Oct. 1882. Susan A., b. 12 Aug. 1842, d. 20 Aug. 1869. Walter A., b. 23 Nov. 1869, d. 5 Nov. 1924. BYERS Sarah Jane, b. 19 Jan. 1850, d. 13 Aug. 1921. BYRD Laura Jane, b. 22 Mar. 1871, d. 2 May 1952. Wife of Shelton Byrd. Shelton, b. 11 Jan. 1857, d. 28 Feb. 1939. Husband of Laura Jane Byrd. Stewart Campbell, b. 31 Mar. 1944, d. 8 June 1944. COTTRELL Hiram B., b. 5 July 1885, d. 4 Apr. 1959. Husband of Junie Cole. CRAWFORD Appie, b. 24 July 1879, d. 23 Apr. 1908. Wife of Lee Crawford. Bessie, b. 1881, d. 1908. Wife of Alexander Lamar Jones. Billy M., b. 21 Apr. 1936, d. 26 Nov. 1954. Cellia Frances, b. 20 Dec. 1951, d. 20 Dec. 1951. Dau. of A. H. Crawford. George, b. 17...

Tatum Cemetery, El Dorado, Arkansas

A cemetery transcription of the Tatum Cemetery in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas. 1½ miles south of Wilmington Landing. Gravestones Canvassed, November 1959, by Wade Tatum – non-member. Submitted to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, El Dorado, Genealogical Committee. MCDANIELS Crowell Wright, b. 15 Mar. 1882, d. 10 July 1888. Child of T. T. & M. E. McDaniels. TATUM B. F., Jr., b. 9 Jan. 1849, d. 16 Jan. 1879. B. F., Sr., b. 6 Aug. 1815, d. 9 Oct. 1896. Mother, Rebecca Tatum. Husband of S. M. Tatum. Rebecca, b. before 1800, d. after 1838. Birth place Alabama. S. M., b. 22 Sept. 1822, d. 28 Jan. 1901. Wife of B. F. Tatum,...
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