SLATE BRANCH CEMETERY
Saline County, Arkansas
Submitted by Katrina Johnson
Surveyed the first time on March 14, 2000.
Second survey done on March 31, 2000, completed on this date and also photos
were taken. Anyone wishing to view a photo or anything to add can contact me.
03/15/2003 – Photos copyright & submitted by Patti Vance Hays
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From Riverside Grocery on Hwy 5 about 16 miles on the right before you get to the old Colonial Nursing Home. It is located just 3/10 of a mile inside Saline County from the Garland County Line. An old wire fence around part of it, deep depressions in the area around the fence on the left as you pull into the old gate. Limbs had been cut and left lying on graves and there
was a pile of white gravel, some had been used on a few of the graves. There is a Phillips Real Estate sign on the road where you pull off of the Highway marked for commercial property.
Four graves marked with rocks between Henry's and Infant son of
Henry; Arkansas Private 3 Training Regiment
October 11, 1918
Born on October 8, 1894 and died on March 13, 1962
Ora Mae (located at head of Henry's) on foot marker has mother
Born on September 11, 1897 and died on September 4, 1922
Unmarked grave next to hers (white gravel had been used on the unknown
grave next to hers a long with hers and the other Rigsby graves
Mary A. (located next to Sarah Edds)(In bottom corner R. Tunnah L. Rock Ark.)
"She died as she lived trusting in God"
Born on September 18, 1856 and died on November 5, 1887
Sarah A. Pierce wife of Moses
Born on April 24, 1827 and died on March 16, 1898
Moses H. husband of Sarah A.
Born in 1829 and died on September 20, 1885
Unreadable rock next to his
A. F. husband of Mary Ann (these two were located at head of Moses)
"Kind father of love thou art gone by thy rest forever to bask mid
the joys of the blest"
Born on January 6, 1837 and died on April 20, 1914
Mary Ann wife of A. F. age of 83 years
"She was a kind and affectionate wife, a fond mother, and a friend
Born on June 10, 1840 and died on June 9, 1923
Sarah E. erected by her son Fred Elza wife of Greenville B. Elza and also
of David J. James
"In memory of my mother"
Born on December 31, 1858 and died on September 16, 1894
Grave with rock marker next to hers (located next to Moses Edds)
Sarah Jane daughter of Bennett and Mary Malone (2 rock markers next to her)
Died on December 6, 1876 at the age of 22 years 7 months and 9 days
John T. son of Bennett and Mary Malone
Lucinda (nee James, per Patti Vance Hays) wife of David J. Robinson erected by her daughter Ellen James
(located at foot of Missouri's grave)
Born in 1823 and died on May 17, 1901
Missouri Boran wife of G. D. children M. J. and T. J.
Born on August 26, 1848 and died in November 1877
G. D. (George Dallas) husband of Missouri and Alabama
Born on January 1, 1846 and died on September 1, 1916 (Mason)
Alabama Boran wife of G. D.
"In memory of our mother C. E., P. H., F. J., N. W."
Born on January 17, 1854 and died on July 8, 1935
Henry (located next to Alabama)
Born on November 22, 1881 and died on January 11, 1962
Rock marker with Mary scratched on it located next to Charley's
Born on March 1, 1872 and died on February 13, 1904
Bessie Lecie Delda (located next to Charley)
Born on October 15, 1900 and died on October 21, 1904
Bert (on metal funeral Marker along fence) (funeral marker from Caruth in
Died on July 2, 1965 at the age of 73 years 9 months and 27 days
Albert (on metal funeral marker along fence)
Died on October 1, 1964 at the age of 76 years
Clarinse (on metal funeral marker along fence)
Died on July 26, 1966 at the age of 60 years
The following two graves are located at the foot of Sarah E. Malone and next to
"In memory of _?ander B. Bora" on the foot marker reads N. B. B.
this stone was broken and laying flat
The one next to this reads M. B. on the foot marker and on the broken headstone
reads Mary daughter of ?(broken)
Old child's stone with foot marker reading J. H. G. B.
James son of James & ? born in Aug and died in Jan? (located next to a stump)
Born on September 19, 1830 and died on February 3, 1886
Grave next to his with letters scratched into cement Sam Clair
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David Neal
Born and died August 27, 1918
Slate rock next to the above with just a readable J. C. R? (this is in line
with Rigsby graves)
Born on October 2, 1903 and died on September 21, 1908
Born in 1910 and died in 1912
On the same stone the following is carved Walter and Dora children boy and girl
Born in 1904 and died in 1906
A foot marker with these letters found M. S. E. there are graves marked with rocks all around this one
Rev. Aaron Ball (located on far side of cemetery, large stone very little
wear, easy to read)
Born on August 17, 1821 and died on October 16, 1887
Also on far side 5 graves surrounded by white rock and an old wire fence
This is a fairly large cemetery with many graves marked with rocks, took
photos from the corners so a person could see just how large it was, very
close to the highway, I don't see how they could build any commercial
property here without disturbing the cemetery.
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