Montgomery County ArkansasGenWeb Project
Scott-Wehunt Cemetery is an abandoned cemetery located about eight miles west of Norman on Highway 8. It is located at the junction of Hwy. 8 and North Polk Creek Road (a dirt road) on the south side [the left side]. It is easy to miss as it is located on a curve. The fence around the cemetery is grown up in brush. There is no sign indicating the name of the cemetery. The oldest grave here is Susanah Earp-Scott buried here in 1858. Susanah was the wife of John W. Scott, a member of the 4th Arkansas C.S.A.. John's 2nd marriage was to Susannah's younger sister Anna Earp-Scott 1824-1903. Both wives are buried here.
The information below transcribed on 25 names was transcribed on 15 April 2005 by Carla Brigance during a visit to the cemetery. There were eight graves marked with only rocks. Carla took photos of every headstone and made a rough diagram of the cemetery showing the graves in relationship to one another. There are 33 photos in all. Some of the information gathered did not match that found in the Montgomery County Cemetery book. The 1997 cemetery book reports 30 graves unmarked plus an additional 32 graves marked but not legible. A second trip was made to verify the mismatched information. The cemetery had been freshly mowed the first visit.
Colgrove, Nelda Connie 06 May 1915 (one date for Nelda) (double stone w/Robert Colgrove) Colgrove, Robert A. 16 May 1919 (one date for Robert) (double stone w/Nelda Colgrove) Earp, Granny 07 Aug 1795 10 Jun 1888 wife of Allen Earp Granny Earp was Mary Stogsdill In memory of Allen Earp, CA. 1797 to 23 May 1862, Polk County Burial place unknown, Probably Old Dallas Cemetery
Gray, L. "Lump" 10 Oct 1873 03 May 1958 Gray, Lee 15 Mar 1878 21 Feb 1929 wife of L. Gray Gray, Luler Ann 17 Nov 1900 02 May 1903 dau of L. & C. Gray (stone has been repaired) Irby, Alice M. 29 Jul 1869 14 Jan 1940 Irby, Bessie M. 1891 1916 Mother Lingerfelt, Claudie 1889 1896 Lingerfelt, Joseph 1856 1936 (double stone w/Susie Lingerfelt) Lingerfelt, Susie 1853 1915 (double stone w/Joseph Lingerfelt) Rider, John (broken into 4 pieces) Rider, Mary (broken into 6 pieces) Sam's Leg
Scott, Mrs. Ann 13 Jan 1824 26 Mar 1903 wife of John Scott Scott, John 22 Feb 1818 21 Mar 1888 Scott, Sarah F. 17 Jan 1860 16 Jan 1883 wife of D.N. Scott Scott, Susanah 08 Jan 1821 03 Aug 1858 wife of John Scott Shaw, Ivy A. 09 Sep 1909 10 Feb 1910 (etched in a rock) Steel, Judy 1897 1947 Swindle, Elizabeth 25 Jul 1901 17 Apr 1987 (footstone reads "Aunt Foss") Swindle, Francis 1870 1913 (double stone w/John Tim Swindle) Swindle, George H. 15 Nov 1859 11 Nov 1910 Swindle, I.W. (no dates on stone) (double stone w/Rhoda Swindle) Swindle, Infant 1913 1913 infant son of J.T. & S.F. Swindle Swindle, Infant 1928 1928 infant son of J.W. & E.M. Swindle Swindle, John Tim 1855 1918 (double stone w/Francis Swindle) Swindle, Joseph I. 02 May 1908 14 Mar 1930 Swindle, Aunt Mary N. 1857 1922 Swindle, Rhoda no dates (double stone w/I.W. Swindle) Swindle, Sam 1910 1973 Taylor, Mrs. Ella L. 18 Sep 1880 13 Mar 1913 wife of A.B. Taylor (double stone w/ Infant Taylor) Taylor, Infant Still Born 01 Mar 1913 dau of E.L. & A.B. Taylor (double stone w/ Ella Taylor) Wehunt, Dora Elva 08 Aug 1908 30 Aug 1909 dau of M.G. & H.L. Wehunt, J.M. 13 Oct 1853 11 Nov 1938 (double stone w/Suseanah Wehunt) Wehunt, Jacob Mar 1816 30 Mar 1886 Wehunt, James M. 24 Mar 1905 20 Mar 1928 son of M.G. & H.L. Wehunt (stone has been repaired) Wehunt, Mary M. 08 Oct 1822 21 Aug 1918 Wehunt, Suseanah 02 Aug 1860 12 Nov 1902 (double stone w/J.M. Wehunt)
Sam Swindle's leg
At the age of twelve Sam's leg had osteomyelitis and was amputated with a saw on a kitchen table in 1922 by Dr Stueart and with Guy Fitzwater, a pharmacist from Womble, administering the anesthetic. The leg was buried in the Scott-Wehunt Cemetery, eight miles from the old Swindle farm. Later a gravestone was placed over this site. In gratitude for saving his life Sam bought the doctor a recliner. Sam carried on farm work using a crutch until his death in 1973. Mr Swindle was buried next to his leg.
Colgrove Lee Gray Lump Gray Luler Gray
Alice Irby Alice Irby Bessie Irby Joseph and Susie Lingerfelt
John Scott Mrs Ann Scott Sarah Scott Susanah Scott Mrs Ella L. Taylor and Infant Taylor
Joseph Swindle George Swindle Mary Swindle John & Francis Swindle
Swindle, infant 1913 Swindle, infant 1928 I.W. & Rhoda Swindle Elizabeth Swindle Sam Swindle
Infant stones Taylor infant Dora Wehunt James M. Wehunt Granny Earp J.M. & Suseanah Wehunt's double stone
Judy Steel John Rider - Illegible writing Broken Stone Broken stones
The stone broken in 4 pieces is that of John Rider and the one
with 6 pieces is Mary Rider.
The one pile of broken pieces was not legible. In fact, we were not able to tell if the pile was one stone or more than one stone.