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Bryson Cemetery (Sweet Home)
This old cemetery is at the same location as Sweet Home Cemetery (an African-American cemetery still in use). The Bryson graves are in the western part of the fenced area in a brushy area that is not being mowed with the rest of the cemetery. This cemetery was established originally when Robert H. Bryson was the first burial upon his return from the Civil War in 1865 and it was called Bryson Cemetery at that time. It became known as Sweet Home after it was adopted by the African-American community about 30 years later. At least one grave is outside the fenced area, so there could be other graves outside the fence that are not marked.
Driving directions: Turn off Hwy. 24 just east of Terre Rouge Creek onto County Rd. 290. Go about one mile and turn to the right on Rd. 407. Go about one half mile and it will merge with Rd. 41. Keep to the right. The cemetery will be on your right.
|Gibson, Mrs. Rufus
||Grave not found during survey; information from newspaper; buried in Bryson Cem. as per Cornish Funeral Home records
||Grave in woods outside chain link fence on west side
||Grave not found during this survey; listed in earlier record
|Barr, Sarah M. (Bryson)
||Double marker with John P. Barr
|Barr, John P.
||Double marker with Sarah M. Barr
|Barr, G. W.
|Barr, S. E. C.
|Barr, M. L.
||Broken stone under big oak tree; can't read death date
|Bryson, Levi Shields
||Double marker with Indiana McLain Bryson; old stone next to newer marker
|Bryson, Indiana Shields
||Double marker with Levi Shields Bryson
||Daughter of Levi Bryson; age 18; grave not found during survey; information from newspaper; assumed to be buried with parents
|Bryson, Robert A.
||Co. D - 33rd Ark. Inf. - CSA; dates from family
|Bryson, Eliza A. Swygert
||Grave not marked; information from family
|Edwards, Sallie Bryson
||Age about 34; grave not found during survey; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Bryson; information from obituary
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Author: Jery and Jeanie McKelvy
Title: "Cemetery Survey - Bryson Cemetery (Sweet Home)"
Published by: Nevada County Depot and Museum, 403 West First Street South, Prescott Arkansas 71857
Retrieval Date: February 19, 2019