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Smyrna Cemetery

This is an old cemetery that has been abandoned for many years. It is fairly large in size, but is made up of several plots surrounded by fences or low concrete walls. It is badly overgrown with brush and briars. A large tree has fallen on top of one monument. I decided to make a complete record of this cemetery, but I
Driving directions: From Prescott, go north on Hwy. 19 toward Delight about one mile north of I-30. Turn right on Rd. No. 42 and go one half mile. Turn right on Rd. No. 39 and go about one mile. Just before you get to a sharp curve to the left, a woods road will lead to the right. The cemetery is about 500 feet down this trail and will be on your left. You will probably need to walk from the county road.
A COMPLETE SURVEY OF THIS CEMETERY WAS MADE OCTOBER 24, 2006

Name

Birth 

Death 

Comments

Arnott, Alexander "Alex"  10-17-1854  7-7-1906   
Arnott, Jessie Black Rodger  9-24-1857  2-3-1929   
Arnott, Abraham Alexander "Abie"  4-8-1877  2-17-1900  Son of Alex & Jessie Arnott; born in Bathgate, Scotland 
Arnott, Edward  8-15-1893  8-15-1893   
Arnott, Hazel  6-17-1915  8-9-1916  Daughter of Herbert Arnott 
Arnott, Jesse Herman  1-8-1913  12-4-1915  Son of Herbert & Ella Arnott 
Arnott, Max  10-1-1925  12-10-1925  Son of Wilfred & Ruby Arnott 
Arnott, Willie  1-1-1883  8-31-1883  William Hamilton Arnott; son of Alex & Jessie Arnott 
Auxier, Estelle "Este" Buchanan    8-7-1918  Wife of Ben Auxier; grave not found; listed in earlier record; age 39 (from newspaper article) 
Auxier, Ben    3-16-1940  Age 64 yrs., 6 mths., 15 days 
Billingsley, Georgia   10-4-1880  9-16-1948  Georgia Rodger Arnott in earlier record 
Billingsley, Will   12-18-1874  2-28-1960  William Orlando Billingsley in earlier record 
Billingsley, Henry Orlando  10-26-1924  6-19-1926   
Britt, (baby)  6-20-1928  6-20-1928  Son of Baker & Phala Britt; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Buchanan, H. J. (Hance Jones)  7-31-1845  6-7-1923  Co. H-33 Ark. Inf.-CSA; dates are from earlier record; not on stone 
Buchanan, Duff  9-17-1870  5-16-1960  Metal marker-no dates; birth date from William Yancey; death date from obituary 
Buchanan, Carrie Williams  11-10-1881  8-10-1941  Grave adjacent to husband Duff; dates & info. from William Yancey 
Buchanan, Helen  12-25-1851  12-17-1915  Wife of W. P. Buchanan; spelled Hellen in earlier record 
Buchanan, Kate   8-9-1872  3-3-1903  Kate Hawkins Steele Buchanan; wife of W. K. Buchanan; name info. from William Yancey 
Buchanan, Launa M. (May)  9-6-1910  9-6-1910  Daughter of J. P. and L. E. Buchanan 
Buchanan, Lois  12-17-1909  12-20-1909  Daughter of J. P. and L. E. Buchanan; broken stone 
Buchanan, W. P. "Press"  11-2-1833  10-24-1928  William Preston Buchanan in obituary; Co. H-33 Ark. Inf.- CSA; birth date from obituary; obituary had death date of 10-27-1928 
Buchanan, Ada  9-1-1882  infant  Child of H. J. & Nora Buchanan; grave not found; listed in earlier record; date supplied by William Yancey 
Buchanan, ??      Child of H. J. & Nora Buchanan; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Buchanan, Arion      Son of W. P. & Helen Buchanan; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Buchanan, Curtin      Son of W. P. & Helen Buchanan; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Buchanan, Edith      Daughter of W. P. & Helen Buchanan; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Buchanan, Hance Amet "Burv"      Daughter of Bolls & Soshie Buchanan; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Buchanan, Hattie "Hatt" Palameta Tug    12-6-1917  Wife of Hance Amet Buchanan; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Buchanan, J. P.      Son of Thad & Ossie Buchanan; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Buchanan, Annie Lenora "Nora"  5-20-1850  6-25-1922  Grave adjacent to H. J. Buchanan-; information from William Yancey 
Buchanan, Carrie Neal      Grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Carrel, Tempie G. Williams  8-27-1870  11-7-1899  Wife of R. Carrel; daughter of A. M. & S. E. Williams; birth date 8-25-1870 on earlier record; broken stone 
Clark, James  11-10-1800  3-10-1884  Dates from earlier record; can't read now 
Clark, Lillie  9-16-1885  6-20-1893   
Crain, James H.      Grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Docker, ?      Grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Dockey, ?      Grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Eggerman, Tildey Olson  8-27-1858  4-11-1897  Born in Sweden; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Groves, Harmon E.    3-11-1913  Grave not found during survey; information from obituary 
Haltom, Dovie    Oct., 1967  Grave not found during survey; information from obituary 
Heel, Dills      Wife of Jack Heel; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Howard, Herman Joseph    2-22-1963  Age 57; grave not found during survey; information from obituary 
Jacobs, George C.    Nov., 1947  Age 88; buried at Smyrna as per obituary; grave not found during survey 
McClure, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann      Grave not found; listed in earlier record 
McClure, Harty Jane Ward  3-17-1860  3-19-1899   
McKenzie, ?      Father of John McKenzie; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
McKenzie, ?      Mother of John McKenzie; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Pye, (baby)      Son of Ned & Molly Pye; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Pye, William  5-26-1891  5-26-1891  Son of William "Kade" & Francis "Fannie" Hayes Pye; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Rodger, George, Jr.  10-29-1869  11-24-1884  Son of George Rodger, Sr. and Jane Rodger 
Rodger, Jimmy  1-27-1866  9-17-1883  James Russell Rodger in earlier record; son of George Rodger, Sr. and Jane Rodger 
Shanks, Hugh  1883  1911  Husband of Jane Smith Russell Rodger Shanks; large tree on top of monument; earlier record had death date 2-25-1911 
Shanks, Jane   12-7-1836  1-9-1920  Jane Smith Russell Shanks in earlier record; born at Torphichen, Scotland 
Steele, Dave  4-17-1849  1-10-1892  David Steele in earlier record; born in Ireland 
Steele, Jeanie  11-8-1889  2-22-1896  Effie Hugh Jeannie Steele in earlier record; daughter of David and Euphremia Steele 
Steele, Euphemia   7-26-1867  11-11-1900  Euphemia Aitkin Rodger Steele in earlier record; wife of David Steele; born in Bathgate, Scotland 
Steele, Willie  8-23-1886  7-20-1887  William Steele in earlier record; son of David and Euphremia Steele 
Thompson, Henry      Grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Ward, Alice    3-11-1870  Daughter of John and Medius Ward; age 1 yr., 9 nths., 10 days 
Ward?, H. W.    11-2-1890  H. W. on footstone-near Ward graves; can't read name on marker 
Ward, Mary Lucy    10-19-1866  Age 2 months, 15 days; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
White, ?      Grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Wilson, Anna   1862  2-19-1947  Anna Lou Olsen Wilson in earlier record; wife of Willis Wilson; born in Sweden; earlier record had birth date 12-22-1862; full death date from obituary; year only on stone 
Wilson, Mary E.   5-31-1833  6-17-1918  Wife of Leonard Wilson 
Wilson, Leonard      Co. K-Newton's Ark. Cal.- CSA 
Wilson, Rosa  4-22-1880  4-11-1883  Daughter of Willis and Anna Lou Wilson; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Wilson, Willis  5-21-1856  4-28-1914  Husband of Anna Lou Olson Wilson; full dates from earlier record; years only on stone 
Wilson, Etta      Daughter of Berry and Mollie Wilson; age 16; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Wilson, Steve    7-28-1903  Son of Berry and Molly Wilson; grave not found; listed in earlier record 
Wilson, (baby)      Child of Piburn and Ellen Wilson; grave not found; listed in earlier record 

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Author: Jery and Jeanie McKelvy
Title: "Cemetery Survey - Smyrna Cemetery"
Published by: Nevada County Depot and Museum, 403 West First Street South, Prescott Arkansas 71857
URL: www.depotmuseum.org/cemetery.php/c/82
Retrieval Date: November 20, 2017

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