Oats / Scott Family Cemetery Miller County Arkansas


 This cemetery was walked and photo's taken 5/13/2005 by Doris Lindblad, Anna Brett, & Tresa Underwood.  Also some research information has been added.  There are some scenes of this one to show that it is very grown up.  It is very hard to see from the road.  So there may be more under all of the growth.  It appears none of the family members are still in this area.  If you know of any more burials in this cemetery please contact us.

DIRECTIONS:  From Texarkana, travel south on Hwy 71 to AR237. Go South approximately 6 miles. Turn East (left) onto MC234. A mile or so on this narrow road and you will make a sharp left curve. Top the hill and the cemetery is in the woods to your left, just off the road. Very hard to find if you don't know what you are looking for. 

NOTE: This cemetery is on private property currently owned by Mr. Karlton Kemp. It is a very old cemetery and probably has other graves under the years of natural mulch from the trees, etc. If there are family members or friends in the area, it sure could stand some TLC.

This gate is not on the side of the road it looks like it enters from the middle of the woods.

This is standing at the gate looking towards the area that it was entered from.


This is where the Cemetery was entered.  The fence was broken.  This is the side by the road.

Larger photo's of different scene's taken.

ONE      TWO      THREE      FOUR      FIVE      SIX      SEVEN 

Oats, John     10/5/1813       7/13/1871 Born in North Carolina.  Physician  Scene with position of stones marked

Oats, Jane       10/21/1818     9/17/1905  Close up  Married John A. Oats 4/8/1844 in Marengo Alabama. Her maiden name was Pruett and she was born in Alabama.  Scene with position of stones marked

Their children were:

Mary E. Born 1847 in Alabama.

John M. Born 4/28/1848 in Alabama. He was a Judge and is buried in The Masonic Section of State Line.  He was listed as a carpenter in 1899 City Directory.  He died 1/31/1921 at the age of 72 and occupation at that time was listed as Grocery Business.

Philomel Bunyan Oats (Full name submitted by Calbake@aol.com) Born 1851 in Alabama.  Married Myra Mobley.  Had 4 Children.  He Died before 1910

Victor Austin Born 1/1853 in Texas.  Physician  He married Betty M.  

Taletha Eliza Jane Born 1860 in Arkansas

Scott, James V. Sr.    1/18/1856     8/8/1896  Close Up  Husband of Taletha, he was born in LA

Scott, Tonsa    4/4/1892     2/28/1936   Son of Taletha & James

Scott, Taletha    83  years     3/5/1943  Did not find stone Born 1860 in Arkansas Dau. of John & Jane Oats. She also had a daughter Jessie Aug 1882 (She Married Isac Pickard.)  In 1900 she was a widow, it also state she was had six children with only two living.  In 1880 Miller county she is living with her husband James V. Scott with no children at that time.

Foot stone with   Intials D. (could be O.) S.     Marker in front of  foot stone

Sources:  1850 & 1860 Marengo County Alabama Census, 1870 Layfayette County Arkansas, 1880 Miller County Arkansas, 1900 Miller County Arkansas, 1910 Miller County Arkansas, 1920 Miller County Arkansas, & 1930 Miller County Arkansas.  City Directories & obits & Bowden Records.

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