Cemeteries relocated to Murphy Cemetery, Montgomery Co. AR.

Cemeteries relocated to Murphy Cemetery, Montgomery Co., AR

In the early 1950s due the Lake Ouaticha project cemeteries were relocated. Reference1951 Corps of Engineers report "Relocation Plan of Cemeteries" for the Blakely Mountain Reservoir Area, AR. Information posted here with permission from the COE, Vicksburg office.

Located Graves
A = Murphy Cemetery         

Blackburn Cemetery
Grave No. Marker Name Next of Kin Address New location Site
1-18 None unk unk unk A, A 78 - 95
19 Rock John Blackburn Mrs Effie Fulton Mt Ida. Ark A,  A 1
20 Rock Jim Blackburn Mrs Lewis Goodner Silver Ark A,  A 2
21 Rock Susan Ollie Blackburn Mrs Louis Goodner Silver, Ark A,  A 3
22 Rock John Wesly Blackburn Mrs Louis Goodner Silver, Ark A,  A 4
23 Rock Metchell Blackburn Mrs Louis Goodner Silver, Ark A,  A 5
24 Rock Bill Blackburn W.D. Blackburn Silver, Ark A,  A 6
25 Rock Virgel Blackburn W.D. Blackburn Silver, Ark A,  A 7
26 None Lee Blackburn W.D. Blackburn Silver, Ark A,  A 8
27 None Johnnie Blackburn W.D. Blackburn Silver, Ark A,  A 9
28 Rock Mollie Blackburn W.D. Blackburn Silver, Ark A,  A 10
29 Rock George Blackburn W.D. Blackburn Silver, Ark A,  A 11
30 None Infant Goodner Mrs Louis Goodner Silver, Ark A,  A 12
31 Rock Cynitha Blackburn Mrs Louis Goodner Silver, Ark A,  A 13
32 None Infant Johnson Mrs Louis Goodner Silver, Ark A,  A 14
33 - 41 Rock unk unk unk A,  A 96 -104
42 Rock Willis Webb J.E. Witherspoon Crystal Spgs A, A 39
43 Rock Mother Webb J.E. Witherspoon Crystal Spgs A, A 40
44 Rock Willis Webb, Jr. J.E. Witherspoon Crystal Spgs A, A 41
45 Rock Allen Webb J.E. Witherspoon Crystal Spgs A, A 42
46 Rock Bud Webb J.E. Witherspoon Crystal Spgs A, A 43
47 None Mae Halley Milholen George Milholen Albert Pike, Hot Springs A, A 77
48 None Sarah Witherspoon J.E. Witherspoon Crystal Spgs A, A 44
49 Rock Mary Witherspoon J.E. Witherspoon Crystal Spgs A, A 45
50 Rock Green Witherspoon J.E. Witherspoon Crystal Spgs A, A 46
51 None John Lewis Witherspoon J.E. Witherspoon Crystal Spgs A, A 47
52 Rock Wiley W. Witherspoon J.E. Witherspoon Crystal Spgs A, A 48
53 - 77A  78- 86 86A - 87 88 None unk unk unk A, A 49-53 15-30 53-68 104 105

Ninety known graves: 65 unknown, 25 identified.


Mayberry No. 1
Grave No. Marker Name Next of Kin Address New location Site
1 None Mary Mayberry G.W. Mayberry Mt Ida, Ark A, B 1
2 None A.A. Ratcliff G.W. Mayberry Mt Ida, Ark A, B 2

 

Mayberry No. 2
Grave No. Marker Name Next of Kin Address New location Site
1 Rock John Mayberry G.W. Mayberry Mt Ida, Ark A, B 3
2 Rock Nancy Elizabeth Mayberry G.W. Mayberry Mt Ida, Ark A, B 4
3 unk unk unk unk A, B 10
4 unk unk unk unk A, B 11
5 unk Thomas Crawford unk A, B 12
6 -9 unk unk unk unk A, B 13 - 16
10 Rock Mary Ann Prince unk unk A, B 17
11 Rock Wm. Joseph Prince unk unk A, B 18
12 -17 None unk unk unk A, B 19 - 24

 

Thompkins Cemetery
Grave No. Marker Name Next of Kin Address New location Site
1 Double
Monu.
Father Thomkins unk unk A, C 8
2 Mother Thompkins unk unk A, C 9
3 Monu. P.G. Thompkins unk unk A, C 10
4 Monu. S.A. Thompkins unk unk A, C 11
5 Monu. H. Thompkins unk unk A, C 12
6 Monu. Ed Thompkins unk unk A, C 13

Thompkins Cemetery was above the flood line but US HWY 270 would pass through it so the six graves were moved to Murphy Cemetery.

Murphy Cemetery, Montgomery Co. AR is located fourteen miles east of Mt. Ida on the Hwy 270, one mile west of the county boundary with Garland Co. south side of the road. This site origanlly had only a couple Murphy family graves so   the addtion of the relocated graves  removed from the lakebed of Lake Ouachita it is now a large cemetery with the majority if the graves without dates. No dates listed in the cemetery books.

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