Arkansas Cemeteries



(Old Amason Cemetery or  DAVIS  Cemetery)

Submitted April 4, 2004, by Janice Holzer


This cemetery is located on private property, in heavy woods, south west of Calion.  Carl Raymond Amason graciously took myself & some others to this cemetery in October 2002.  There are only three tombstones, but Carl Raymond showed us the sunken graves of James & Mary Jane Perry Davis and the parents of James Davis….John Davis & Elizabeth Murphy Davis. (The Davis graves are sunken in with trees growing out of them, but there is a layer of large stones, probably old ballast)  According to Carl there are only Davis & Daniel graves in this cemetery.  John & Elizabeth Davis were my great great great grandparents & James & Mary Jane Perry Davis are my great great grandparents.  I revisted the cemetery in the fall of 2003.

This cemetery was canvassed back in 1968 by Lillian Craig McGowen and only the present day markers were visible.


JOHN  D.  DANIEL   May 21/ 31, 1818  to July ______

*  John died between June 1880 &  July 1886.  He is with Martha on the 1880 Arkansas, Union County Federal Census.  Martha remarried in July 1886.  His headstone is a tall standard looking tombstone, but it is broken & held together with metal strips and lying flat on the ground.  The break runs through the death date.


THOMAS  W.  DANIEL   February 1, 1845  to  1875.  Thomas was

the oldest son of John & Martha Daniel.  His tombstone is broken in several pieces and lying on the ground.


MARTHA  JANE  BARNES  DAVIS    died  April 26, 1898,  age 70 yrs.

Martha was married first to John D. Daniels.  After his death, she married a widower, Peter Davis in July 1886.   Her tombstone is intact and standing erect.


*Several of the other Davis children/descendants (including Peter Davis & his first wife) are all buried a little over a mile away in Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.


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