Surveyed by "Jim Bo" Jim Hale, Jr., 1958
Posted with permission of James C. Hale, Sr., January 2001
by Deborah Lunsford Yates
According to Mr. Hale, this cemetery was recorded as part of a Boy Scout Project.
Note: The added marriage and census information are my own comments.
Location: North on Highway 77 from
To the Memory of BETSY
Pause! Traveler. Here rests the body of
(fragment) This stone is dedicated to the
memory of the best woman, by her beloved husband. WM D.
(William D. Ferguson married Parmelia L. Craig 05-Feb-1845 in Crittenden County, Arkansas)
(fragment) This stone is dedicated to the memory of their mother by her children.
Erected in the memory of JUDITH
This stone is a token of the gratitude of his children. J. H.
COLEMAN, Cin. O (this was found in the
Reflect Youth. Here sleeps the dust of
To the Memory of E. P. FERGUSON. Friend after friend departs, Who has not lost a friend, There is no union here of hearts, That finds not here an end.
DR. T. B. LYON, Born in Trumbel
(Dr. Thomas B. Lyon of Mississippi County married Nancy Elizabeth Ferguson of Crittenden County in Crittenden County 21-Feb-1854)
INFANT of W. H. & K. E . WILLIFORD, Born & Died
ELIZABETH J. ELLISON, Born
A. W. LAWRENCE, Native of
In Memory of ALLA CATONE consort of JOHN NEA-------, who died February 28, 18---- in the 23rd year of he--------- . (crypt cover broken)
MARGERY JANE (GREER), daughter of ARCH__D O. & MARY ANN GREER, born at Greenock, Ark. July 15, 1849, departed this life Aug. 12, 1858.
(Archibald O. Greer of Greenock married Miss Mary Ann G. Ferguson of Greenock in Crittenden County, Arkansas 20-Apr-1845)
IOLA JOSEPHINE, dau. of C. & A. A.
ALICE A. (DANIELS), wife of C. DANIELS, born July 28, 1851, died May 28, 1887. Weep not husband and children for me, For I am waiting in glory for thee.
INA ISABELLE (DANIELS), dau of C. & A. A. DANIELS, Born Mar 18, 1887, died Aug 1, 1887.
NANCY DANIELS. Our sister left this world of ours for regions of eternal love. Twas God who called her from below to praising him above.
MISSOURI B. (DANIELS), born Nov 29, 1839, died Jan 8, 1851.
INFANT (DANIELS), BORN
Children of B. & C. M. DANIELS. Suffer the little children to come unto me.
Our Father, BEVERLY DANIELS, died Jan 18, 1851, aged 45 years. The sweet remberance of the just, Shall flourish when they sleep in dust.
DECATUR (DANIELS), son of B. & C. M. DANIELS, born Feb 15, 1843, died Feb 2, 1851. Weep not he is at rest.
ISAAC S. (DANIELS), son of B. & C. M. DANIELS, born May 20, 1848, died Sept 13, 1851. Not lost, but gone before.
STEPHEN (SANDS), son of J. G. & C. A. SANDS, Born June 14, 1858, Died July 23, 1858. He has gone to the mansion of rest.
MILTON L. DOWELL, born Dec 31, 1848, died Aug 31, 1850.
BERNETTIA W. DOWELL, born Mar 24, 1851, died Aug 28, 1851.
Children of J. C. & A. J. Dowell. Sleep lovely babes and take rest.
LUCY A. (SANDS), dau of J. G. & C. A. SANDS. Born
MARY E. (SANDS), dau of J. G. & C. A. SANDS. Born
MARTHA J. (SANDS), dau of J. G. & C. A. SANDS, Born May 9,
JOHN B. CROCKETT, born Dec 23, 1844, Murdered Dec 27, 1870. Beneath the sod and gloomy shade, A wise and virtuous one layed, Who lived beloved lamented died, O' may he now in Christ abide.
CAPT. R. D. BALL, born Sept 11, 1813, died July 28, 1858. Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, For the end of that man is peace.
EMMA V. (SANDERS), dau of E. B. & H. B. SANDERS, born Feb 3, 1874, died Oct 9, 1886. (Fisher)
WILLIAM WALDROP, died Mar 17, 1891, aged 24 years, Rest husband in the silent tomb, Rest for the shadow and the g______ of death is passed, Rest from the griefs thy path bes______, Rest dear one, til we have met in heaven at last. (broken)
Others noted as being buried in this cemetery, according to Margaret Woolfolk, but not included in this listing:
Glenda Simpkins, died 1935
Rufus E. Simpkins
Dora I. Simpkins
Rufus H. Simpkins
Flora T. Simpkins
Peggy Joe Simpkins
1850 Census of
Ferguson, Jane…Age 30…Born AR, Ferguson, Edward…Age 20…Born AR, Ferguson, Sarah…Age 22, Ferguson, Elizabeth…Age 18, Ferguson, Margarett…Age 16, Ferguson, Catherine…Age 13, Ferguson, Andrew…Age 18
Greer, Archibald…Age 30…Born TN, Greer, Mary…Age 30…Born TN,
Greer, Mary Jane…Age 1,
Biographical and historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas
Alexander H. Ferguson, the present efficient and
popular treasurer of
The Grandfather Ferguson went from
William D. was the first sheriff of
Allen McL. served as
postmaster of Oldman, now Greenock, and was justice of the peace for several
years. He died in
Horatio N. the father of our subject,
came to this State when a young man, married upon attaining his maturity, and
settled at what was afterward called
Jane G. Proctor, his wife, was also an Arkansan by
birth, her parents having emigrated here about the beginning of the nineteenth
century, settling below
The latter was reared in this county where he has
always lived. As school advantages were
not very good hereabouts in his youth he attended school at
In 1880 Mr. Ferguson was elected county clerk, and
discharged the duties of that office until elected treasurer in 1884, in which
position he is now serving his third term.
He has always taken a grea6t interest in the advancement of education is
also a hard worker in the Democratic party. He was
Alexander Ferguson entered the Confederate army in
August, 1862, and had served but a short time when he was wounded at the battle
Mr. Ferguson is a competent officer for the place which he fills and is in every way worth of the trust reposed in him.
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