Arkansas Cemeteries

Brewster–Simpson Cemetery

By Burlene Hilton

February 1967

Vol XVII No. 1

Submitted January 16, 2006 by Billy Baker


This little family cemetery is about seven miles south of Prairie Grove, Arkansas. On the Cove Creek road[1] on the old Simpson place now owned by Vol Reed. It contains something like 50 graves of which only 23 have stones to identify those who lie there. I was in search of the graves of Jeremiah and Barsheba Brewster, for I have been told that they are buried there but they had no stones, except very old rock enclosures covered with slabs. There are about eight graves of this type, 15 with just sandstone markers.


In one very old iron fence enclosure were the graves of Jane W. Simpson, born April 23 1795, and Hugh Simpson, born 1817, died 1852. Near the enclosure are J.M. Simpson, born 1818, died 1898, and wife Mary Simpson, born 1821, died July 31, 1900.


In a new fenced enclosure are the Baker Family: Malinda Baker, born Jan. 20 1857; died Feb. 14, 1926; Wm. George Baker, born Oct. 17. 1847, Alvin Baker, 1879-1921; Stella Baker, 1897-1918; Anderson Baker 1886-1887; Isabelle Baker, 1874-1875.




Claude Stewart, Feb. 5, 1885-June 22, 1885 (twins)

Maude Stewart, Feb 5, 1885-July 24 1885 (twins)

Stella Stewart, July 9, 1880-July 19,1884 (it is believed these were children of George Baker’s sister, Mara Baker Stewart and Wills Stewart, who moved to Kansas shortly after their deaths.

Hiram Brewster, b. Dec. 31, 1842, d. Sept. 19, 1932

Sarah, wife of Haram Brewster, b. Jan. 23, 1818, d. Apr. 20, 1906

Emma Lee, daughter of H.M. & S.H. Brewster, 1880-1881

Mary Ellen Cantrell, wife of J. Cantrell, Nov. 27, 1861 – 5/18/01

Richard Wood, b. Feb. 14, 1795, d. Dec. 18, 1862

Michael Rinehart, b. July 15, 1826, d. Nov. 14, 1899 (Son of Mary Wood. She was previously Mary Rinehart - Eulimma Harvey)

Martha, wife of Michael Rinehart, b. 1837, d. May 5, 1905

Mary Wood, b. Feb. 2, 1806, d. Mar. 3, 1877 (wife of Richard Wood; ggg grandmother of Eulimma Harvey)

John Francis Brewster, b. Dec.10, 1852, died 1928, and his wife Mary Elizabeth Brewster are also buried in this little cemetery, but no stone to identify their graves.


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[1] On Cove Creek, in Section 25-14-32, immediately west of the road, in field about one mile north of Morrow cemetery (Eemetery Records of Washington County, Ark Vol. 1