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Old Bear Road
Royal, Garland County, Arkansas

Briggs Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas

Directions:  Take Highway 270 West to Old Bear Road. Cemetery is located about a mile on the left. This cemetery is on posted land and permission must be obtained from John Briggs. This is a private family cemetery.

Read February 8, 2009, by Debra Slater Garner

The Melting Pot Genealogical Society has archived most of The Sentinel-Record obituaries for 1998 through 2016 as well as some from other years. Check our obituary section to see if they are listed.

Bird, James    unknown-unknown
Co I 57 USC Col'd Inf.
(Union Army, listed at the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington, D.C., as James Bird C-68)

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

57th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized March 11, 1864, from 4th Arkansas Infantry (African Descent) Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Corps, to January, 1365. Colored Brigade, 7th Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to December, 1866.
SERVICE.-Garrison duty at Helena and Little Rock, Arkansas, till August, 1864. (A detachment on Steele's Camden Expedition March 23-May 3, 1864, as bridge train guard.) Skirmish near Little Rock April 26, 1864. Operations against Shelby north of Arkansas River May 13-31. Skirmishes near Little Rock May 24 and 28. March to Brownsville, Ark., August 23, and to Duvall's Bluff August 29. Duty there and at Little Rock till June, 1865; then at various points in the Dept. of Arkansas guarding property and on post duty till December, 1866. Companies "A" and "D" mustered out October 18-19, 1866. Regiment mustered out December 31, 1866

Bledsoe, Edward    02/13/1896-03/31/1947    Kentucky Pvt 64 Pioneer Inf WWI
    Parents: James Monroe and Arkie Bledsoe

Bledsoe, Ernest     09/11/1892-07/10/1980     Pvt US Army WWI
    Parents: James Monroe and Arkie Bledsoe

Briggs, Robert     1879-08/19/1966 age 87
*Robert Briggs 28 to Maybell Parker 18 on 10/17/1910
    Briggs, Maybell     1877-10/1970 age 93

Briggs, Herbert     1889-09/22/1931    Arkansas Pvt 845 Co Trans Corps
*Herbert Briggs 32 to Sina Carroll 18 on 11/03/1922

Briggs, Lee     04/1888-01/1968
    Spouse: Alice Bledsoe married 03/14/1909, daughter of James Monroe and Arkie Bledsoe

Briggs, Albert     1915-1935
    Parents: Levi and Alice Briggs

Briggs, Minnie Mae     1918-1967
    Parents: Levi and Alice Briggs

Briggs, John     [no date of death shown]
    Spouse: Cedell Greathouse married 06/16/1954 double marker with
    Briggs, Cedell L.     07/17/1936-01/31/1995 1

Carter, Sadie     09/12/1913-03/07/2005 Mitchell Funeral Home of Arkadelphia, Arkansas
    Parents: ___Carter and Idella Briggs; granddaughter of Frank Briggs

Harden, Alicia Michelle     03/24/1965-04/21/2005
    Parents: John Briggs and Cedell Greathouse
    Spouse: Paul Douglas Harden, Sr.

Hill, Sallie     age 73 01/31/1967     Had funeral home marker in 1968 reading by Inez Cline; no marker found in 2009.

Reed, Sinnie ----- 09/1961     Had marker in 1968 reading by Inez Cline; no marker found in 2009
    Spouse: 1st. Herbert Briggs

McCauley, Leola Anderson     12/04/1913-06/12/1942

Parker, James     age 40 Had Funeral home marker in 1968; no marker found in 2009
    *1880 Census of Garland Co., Arkansas, has James b. 1845 TN age 35

Tweedle, Allen C. “Dinky”     1936-1963

Walker, Ed    SR    03/02/1958 (nc)    [burial per Sentinel-Record obituary and added by pvh]

Wilson, Arkie     05/10/1872-02/04/1962
    Spouse: 1st James Monroe Bledsoe

3 unmarked graves

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