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Local Cemeteries in the Dell Area:

Mooney Cemetery: On an old Indian mound north of Dell lies what is known locally as the Mooney Cemetery. Many of the tombstones date back to the mid-19th century, but the mound was used by Native Americans long before that. Many burial sites are unmarked. Many tombstones are broken and lost. The following is a list of the those that remain, as recorded by Gerald Sizemore:

M. A., Wife of John Perry, April 3, 1849-Sept 9, 1904 Callie, Son of C. D. & M. A. Edwards, July 16, 1893-Feb 1, 1906
Ellen Perry, Oct 12, 1901-June 15, 1917 John, Son of G. & M. A. Edwards, Nov 17, 1881-Oct 9, 1882
B. J., Daughter of J. W. & Maggie Perry, May 8, 1898-Nov 18 1899 G. D. Edwards, Died May 23, 1914, Age 61
Lorene Perry, Sept 19, 1915-June 22, 1917 Mother: Lula Field Crawford, Feb 1870-June 27, 1920
Joe Perry, Apr 20, 1889-Oct 10, 1916 Father: Rev. William L. Crawford, Feb 15, 1847-Jan 13, 1916
J. A., Daughter of John & M. A. Perry, May 19, 1884-Dec 2, 1898 Rebecca, Wife of G. H. Edwards, Apr 15, 1863-Feb 16, 1897
Minnie Fisher, Feb 10, 1884-Apr 16, 1909 Van P. Wolley, Oct 7, 1922-July 19, 1924
Gracie H. Southard, Feb 28, 1905-Oct 21, 1928 Ted A. Barger, July 17, 1880-Aug 28, 1920
Aarena E., Dau of t. J. and E. Daugherty, Mar 6, 1902-Aug 28, 1902 William Avitts, Dec 11, 1852-May 23, 1914
William Roberts, Jan 12, 1879-Feb 4, 1916 John Thomas Merryman, Nov 23, 1917-Mar 5, 1918
Robin H., Son of J. W. & C. A. Meador, Jun 3, 1896-Sept 12, 1917 Perlie Angeline Merryman, Feb 20, 1912-Feb 27, 1918
Lucy Belle, Dau of J. W. and C. A. Meador, Feb 1913-Sept 1916 Charles A. Enloe, Feb 15, 1857-Dec 27, 1910
  Mary E., Wife of M. J. Bishop, Died 1866
   

Wilkins Cemetery: Ekron/Half Moon Area: Sometime in the mid-90s, Mom (Irene Magers Duncan) and I fought our way through the briars and brambles on a mission to record as many tombstones as possible in this cemetery. I'm sure we did not find all the marked graves. It was also apparent that many graves had never been marked.
James Riggs, Annie Bell, Dau of J. T. and M. E. Merryman, Feb 10, 1901- March 22, 1903    
Cordelia Ann Riggs, His Wife, 1865-1924 Minerva E., Wife of A. J. Estes, June 17, 1854-April 2, 1910    
James W. Riggs, Their Son, 1899-1924 Thos E. Bunch, Son of M. E. and Mita Bunch, Oct 20, 1880-July 19, 1892    
Ellen Patterson, April 14, 1832-October 22, 1912 Baby Holland, Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Holland, b.&d Feb 20, 1918    
Theodore, Son of H. C. and M. E. Duncan, May 23, 1884-Aug 24, 1906 Woodrow, Son of W. D. & Lelia Deason, Mar 23, 1916-Apr 24, 1917    
Alva, Son of C. T. and A. P. Duncan, Nov 8, 1911-October 29, 1912
 
 
Thomas Duncan, May 2, 1821-June 27, 1914 Infant Daughter of W. B. and A. L. Vastbinder, b&d June 7, 1902  
Washington, Son of C. T. and Alice Duncan, Feb 22, 1916-June 14, 1917 Jessie E., Son of Samuel & L. L. Vastbinder, Mar 3, 1890-Dec 23, 1904  

Clyde Farris Duncan, Oct 21, 1910-Nov 26, 1912

 
Rudy Jewel Duncan, Oct 6, 1914-June 4, 1917 Lawrence, Son of W. O. T. & T. F. Danon, Jun 28, 1905-Jun 21, 1908
Lilly Ethel, Daughter of C. T. and A. P. Duncan, July 11, 1905-Oct 2, 1905
 
Flora, Daughter of C. T. and A. P. Duncan, Feb 6, 1899 J. M. McGill, February 1, 1855-January 6, 1912
Earnest L. Son of E. R. and Lizzie Heflin, Aug 20, 1917-June 19, 1918 Earnest A. Kinney, February 5, 1881-August 9, 1908
Hervie W., Son of H. W. and S. J. Richardson, May 14, 1907-May 27, 1907 J. J. Easter, December 10, 1843-January 30, 1908
Lolar, Wife of J. G. Richardson, December 20, 1888-August 16, 1909 L. M. Widner, December 1, 1858-June 25, 1905
Baby J. W. Richardson, July 24, 1926-July 24, 1926 G. W. Rhodes, May 26, 1855-October 1, 1905
Tommy, Son of J. G. & J. L. Richardson Nov 5, 1907-Nov 9, 1907 Joseph Renfro, Aged 85 Years, Died: November 16, 1904
Becca Jane Richardson, May 23, 1855-March 22, 1904 James U., Son of J. N. & S. A. Robinson, Born: Apr 5, 1888, Aged 1 Day
B. N. Shultz, December 11, 1869-August 26, 1916 Sara A., Wife of J. N. Roberson, Died: Aprl 8, 1888, Aged 44 Years
Tlitha Shultz, November 24, 1887-December 26, 1916 Dorothy Wilkins
Liz Golden, January 28, 1862-March 16, 1907 Vanae, Wife of J. C. Smith, Feb 4, 1844-Mar 31, 1913
C. C. Golden, October 28, 1849-March 17, 1907  
Claracy C., Wife of M. Ashbranner, February 4, 1856-June 8, 1889  
M. E. Ordin, Son of M. S. N. & C. C. Ashbranner, Sept 3, 1891-Mar 14, 18-  
James E., Son of M. & C. Ashbranner  
Silas P., Son of M. S. N. & Clara Ashbranner, Apr 12, 1887-Jan 9, 1900  

 

Shady Grove Cemetery, Shonyo: The Shady Grove Cemetery is a cemetery of African Americans. Very few tombstones are present, but it is evident that many persons are buried there. The cemetery stood to the right of the Shady Grove Church.

Delia, Wife of Noah Bell, Oct 18, 1874-Sept 30, 1926 Bunnie Titus, Arkansas Pvt 526 Engrs, October 22, 1932
   
   

 

Simmons Plantation Cemetery: The Simmons Plantation Cemetery is also an African American cemetery. A stone marker reads: 1923 "This burial ground decicated by B. S. Simmons to the Loyal Members of the Negro race who have served him and this plantation so devotedly and so faithfully through the years." Very few tombstones are present but many persons buried there. A fence encloses the area. A church once sat close to the cemetery.

Zack Murphy, Died Nov 22, 1964, Age 75 years

Annie His Wife

"Loyal and Devoted Employees of B. S. Simmons for 48 years"

 

 
   
   


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