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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.,...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Slave Narrative of Bob Benford

Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person Interviewed: Bob Benford Age: 79 Location: 209 N. Maple Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas “Slavery-time folks? Here’s one of em. Near as I can get at it, I’se seventy-nine. I was born in Alabama. My white folks said I come from Perry County, Alabama, but I come here to this Arkansas country when I was small. “My old master was Jim Ad Benford. He was good to us. I’m goin’ to tell you we was better off then than now. Yes ma’am, they treated us right. We didn’t have to worry bout payin’ the doctor and had plenty to eat. “I recollect the shoemaker come and measured my feet and directly he’d bring me old red russet shoes. I thought they was the prettiest things I ever saw in my life. “Old mistress would say, ‘Come on here, you little niggers’ and she’d sprinkle sugar on the meat block and we’d just lick sugar. “I remember the soldiers good, had on blue suits with brass buttons. “I’se big enough to ride old master’s hoss to water. He’d say, ‘Now, Bob, don’t you run that hoss’ but when I got out of sight, I was bound to run that hoss a little. “I didn’t have to work, just stayed in the house with my mammy. She was a seamstress. I’m tellin’ you the truth now. I...

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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...

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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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Sycamore Grove Church of Christ Cemetery, El Dorado, Union, Arkansas

A cemetery transcription of the Sycamore Grove Church of Christ Cemetery in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas. 4 mi. N. on Hwy. 167 to Norphlet cut off Hwy. 129 2½ mi. on O’Rears Road ¼ mi. S E to Church from El Dorado, Union, Arkansas. Gravestones Canvassed, 16 Oct. 1960, by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, El Dorado Branch, Genealogical Committee. ANDREWS James A., d. 6 July 1938. James A., Mrs., d. 24 Dec. 1938. BURTON Oscar F., b. 1 July 1887, d. 19 Nov. 1898, ae. 11 yrs., 4 mos., 19 days. S. H., b. 17 Sept. 1855, d. 2 May 1923, ae. 67 yrs., 7 mos., 15 days. Husband of Fanie Lallar. CARROLL James H., b. 8 Feb. 1856, d. 6 Apr. 1928. Husband of Laura E. Carroll. Laura E., b. 10 Mar. 1859, d. 13 Mar. 1933. Wife of James H. Carroll. DAFFER George W., d. 15 Oct. 1941, ae. 84 yrs. (Jessie ?) Louise, d. (15 or 25) Nov. 1946, ae. 85 yrs., 9 mos., 23 days. DUMAS Ida E., b. 9 July 1878, d. 2 Aug. 1957. Wife of Ira V. Dumas. Ira V., b. 22 Sept. 1908, d. 19 Sept. 1950. Husband of Ida E. Dumas. FITZGERALD William H., b. 1882, d. 1948. GILLS Laura Lee, b. 20 Dec. 1877, d. 14 Nov. 1959, ae. 82 yrs. KIZER Homer, b....

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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, El Dorado, Arkansas

A cemetery transcription of the Friendship Primitive Baptist Cemetery in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas. ¼ mile east of Lion Oil Refinery on Highway 15¼ mile south. Gravestone Canvassed, 25 June 1960. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, El Dorado Branch, Genealogical Committee. ALLBRITTON Jim Richard, b. 9 Oct. 1890, d. 10 Apr. 1938. BAKER Herman, b. 28 Dec. 1891, d. 6 Jan. 1940. BLAIR D. W., b. 30 Oct. 1867, d. 10 Apr. 1945. Husband of Mattie. Herbert, b. 15 Nov. 1915, d. 27 Dec. 1939. Son of D. W. and Mattie Blair. Mattie, b. 22 Aug. 1873, d. 19 June 1955. Wife of D. W. Blair. BOYD Allister A., b. 30 Nov. 1879, d. 4 Dec. 1953. CAMERON Edwin M., b. 1891, d. 1937. CHISHAM John H., b. 1862, d. 19 Dec. 1941. CLEMENTS P. N., Rev., b. 1888, d. 1936. CRAFT George A., b. 19 Dec. 1902, d. 13 July 1940. James Monroe, b. 29 July 1904, d. 20 June 1958. Nelson Anderson, b. 1881, d. 1945. DAUNIS Charles Oliver, b. 1899, d. Mar. 1945, ae. 46 yrs., 7 mos., 22 days. EASTRIDGE Earl Wayne, b. 14 July 1918, d. 11 Dec. 1934. Son of E. W. and Carrie Eastridge. John F., b. 24 Dec. 1870, d. 2 Aug. 1934. Husband of Sula. Sula, b. 28 Jan. 1872, d. 25 June 1952. Wife of...

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Galilee Baptist Cemetery, El Dorado, Arkansas

A cemetery transcription of the Galilee Baptist Cemetery in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas. 2½ miles out S. Field Road to Church & cemetery on right hand side of road from El Dorado, Union, Arkansas. Gravestone Canvassed, 18 Feb. 1961, by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints El Dorado Branch, Genealogical Committee. BANKSTON Lillian Hill, d. 2 Jan. 1947, ae. 54 yrs. BECK George Harold, d. 20 May 1942, ae. 52 yrs., 11 mos., 10 days. BYROM W. A. CLIFFORD E., ae. 52 yrs. O. E., b. 1 Sept. 1868, d. 3 Nov. 1920. DAILEY Charles, d. 23 July 1924. DODSON Infant son, d. 5 June 1943. Son of R. H. & Syble Dodson. ELLIOTT Virginia Lois, b. 25 Dec. 1942, d. 25 Dec. 1942. Dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Willard Elliott. HASKINS William Harley, d. 28 July 1947, ae. 59 yrs., 11 mos., 12 days. HOWELL Infant Son, b. 21 Dec. 1928, d. 23 Dec. 1928. Son of H. C. & L. E. Howell. LAWRENCE John, b. 9 July 1907, d. 19 Aug. 1922. LOWERY Infant, d. Nov. MC CARTY Eddie (?), d. 18 —- 1931. MC GOOGAN Richard Wayne, b. 24 Apr. 1949, d. 3 Nov. 1949. MC LEOD Candis Viola, b. 18 Dec. 1910, d. 28 Feb. 1928. W. E., b. 26 Feb. 1928, d. 3 June 1928. MOSS Buddy (Infant son), d. 14...

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Newton Family Cemetery, El Dorado, Arkansas

A cemetery transcription of the Newton Family Cemetery in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas Highway 82 about 3 miles east of El Dorado about 200 ft. south of the highway right of way on what is known as the Old Dunbar Place. Gravestones Canvassed, 22 Feb. 1961, by Annie Laurie Spencer & Mary Spencer Riley (non-member). Submitted to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, El Dorado, Branch, Genealogical Committee. NEWTON Harrell, b. 1 Sept. 1818, d. 20 July 1866. Not on marker, but was born in Ala. according to 1850 Union Co. census. Penelope, b. 17 Oct. 1855, d. 17 Apr. 1857. William Baker, b. 1855, d. 18 Nov. 1924. W O W...

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Philadelphia Cemetery, El Dorado, Arkansas

A cemetery transcription of the Philadelphia Cemetery in El Dorado, Union County, 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....

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