Pulaski County, Arkansas
Submitted December 28, 2005
by George W. Gatliff, Archeology Technician
Directions to cemetery; Little Rock Pulaski County Arkansas from I-430 take Arkansas Highway 5/Stagecoach Road West for 4.1 miles. The cemetery is on a small wooded rise on the right side of the road, east of the entry to Westwood Apartments.
This cemetery is not being maintained and has a broken down chain link fence on the west and north sides, and Arkansas Highway 5 is on the south side. It is approximately 43 meters square with the west side fence running at 430 degrees north. The graves are in the traditional true north/south alignment with the headstone markers on the west end of the grave. There are 35 unmarked depressions, one depression with a slate headstone, one with a sandstone headstone, and three, side by side, each with a flat, ground level, 55 mm square granite stone at the head of each grave. It gives the impression the bases for monuments were set and the monuments never erected. These three graves are near the southwest corner of the cemetery. On the south side, 15 meters east of the southwest corner, is a set of concrete steps that appear to have gone down to the road that was there at the time the cemetery was being used and maintained. Today the bottom step is only half way down the present road bank.
This is a complete census. MARGARET, MARTHA, and LEONARD have footstones. When we do our "team mapping", we always include them. When I wrote it is "not maintained", that means it is not cleaned annually. Actually there was a group of people in there a few years ago cleaning it up, but unfortunately I didn't have time to stop and visit with them. I suspect that was when CASSIE'S bronze plaque was found and tied to the tree. It is in great condition compared to many I see. The biggest problem I see at this time; since the apartments were built next to it, the fence is being torn down and I found the footstone of MARTHA P. ROSENCRANS outside the fence and the footstone of LEONARD ROSENCRANS has been re-set south of MARTHA, where a headstone would normally be. The three square stones fascinate me. I sure would like to know the story behind them.
There are five commercial engraved headstones. They are;
EMILY C WIFE OF SAMUEL G. PARKER BORN JUN 18, 1837
DIED OCT 11, 1859
JOHN DEE DOUGLASS AUG 10, 1873 AUG 5, 1937
MARGARET A. E. WIFE OF F. R. BRAZIEL BORN JUN 22, 1860
DIED OCT, 1882
MARTHA P. WIFE OF VICTOR E. ROSENCRANS DIED NOV 27, 1916
AGED 41 YRS 7 MOS 9 DYS
LEONARD SON OF VE & MP ROSENCRANS DIED SEP 11, 1909
6 Y 9 M 20 D
Two meters south of JOHN DEE DOUGLASS grave is a 5 X 11 mm bronze plaque tied to a cedar tree with a piece of wire. The plaque appears to have once been nailed to some object. It also appears to have been recently wired to the tree. The plaque is stamped; MRS CASSIE DOUGLASS DIED JULY 10 1922
HEALEY & ROTH
NOTE: The headstone of MARGARET A. E. is down and is broken across the name of her husband; however, with experience and proper lighting, the name F. R. BRAZIEL can be read.
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