Thomas Wentworth Birch Family Cemetery


Five miles northeast of McGehee, one mile east of Crawford’s crossing on Highway 65.  (Land now owned by Birch descendents.)


The father of Thomas W. Birch came to the Birch community from Arkansas Post.  His name was William Austin Birch.  A window in the Tillar Methodist Church bears his name.


Thomas Wentworth Birch

Born August 29, 1857 (at Arkansas Post)

Died Nov. 8, 1908


Maude Hunter Birch

Born Nov. 25, 1881


Addie Hattie Birch DeFir

(first wife of Ben DeFir)

Died -----1911


The wife of Thomas Wentworth Birch was Elizabeth Blanche Hutchinson born in New Brighton, Penn., Feb. 26, 1864.  She died April 14, 1941 and was buried in the Tillar Cemetery.


T.W. Birch and his wife homesteaded the land in 1888.



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