Volume 3, Number 1
This old cemetery is located just in the edge of Yellville, Ark. The late Dr. L. M. Weast told me Col. Jefferson came here very early, while the town was still inhabited by Shawnee Indians, took up several hundred acres of land along Crooked Creek, and began this cemetery on his farm for his family and slaves. There are many graves not marked, most of the graves are covered with big flat stones with the inscriptions chiseled on them. It is in a lovely setting, having big shade trees and ivy covered graves.
b. April 4, 1845
d. June 18, 1857
1. Rufus A. Jefferson
inscription chiseled on native rock: "In memory of Rufus A. Jefferson, son of Thomas and Charlotte C. Jefferson, was born in Iredell County, N.C., died in Yellville, Ark.'
1. Rachel C. Martin (In 1850 census I find Rachel and her twin sister Charity living in Thomas Jefferson's household)
Inscription, chiseled on large flat rock covering grave.
"In Memory of Rachel C. Martin, daughter of Cole and Nancy M. Patten, wife of John M. Martin, she was born in Rutherford County, N.C. 21 January 1831, died in Yellville, Ark. 12 November 1857"
A tall gray spire marks these two graves, it is a bought stone.
1. Elizabeth Milum, wife of Brice Milum Born in S.C. 15 February 1824
Married 9 November 1840
Died 5 April, 1862
2. Thomas D. Milum, son of Brice and Elizabeth
b. 15 Jan. 1842
d. 20 May 1863
(An old issue of the Mountain Echo, the weekly county paper had an article telling of Thomas D. being wounded during the Civil War and was placed in hospital in Little Rock, he was so home sick his father went after him in a buggy and brought him home, and buried him in Jefferson Cemetery by his mother)
1. Elizabeth Wimberly who departed this life
Long abandoned, located in Section 28, Township 18 N. Range 16 W.
This old cemetery has not been in use for many, many years. It is about 6 miles south of Yellville off of State 14 So. Located on a hill top in a beautiful grove of trees. Old timers tell me this Samuel Vanzant owned the farm and ran a grist mill and gin from a large spring there. This spring now furnishes Yellville's water supply.
1. Andrew M. Callahan
2. Mary E., wife of Andrew b. 1840
3. Lelley Lee son of Andrew and Mary E.
1. John W. Clark
1. Husband J. H. Reed
died 12 March 1865 aged 42 years, 3 months and 24 days (Was killed by bushwhackers and brought here by women by ox wagon and buried)
2. Elizabeth, wife of J. H.
d. 17 April 1882 Aged 55 years, 2 months and 26 days
3. George L.
Inscription on stone: "Farewell, my wife and children all, from you a father Christ doth call."
1. Samuel L. Vanzant
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