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From: J&W Hobbs <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] OLD ATHENS---Jean
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 20:11:26 -0500
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Jean and Evalyn
We were told that there never was an "Athens" at the cemetery, but that there was
another place called Athens that had a cemetery (perhaps at one of the
communities mentioned by Jean) and so this cemetery near June's home, is the old
cemetery called Athens, hence the "Old Athens Cemetery".
Now I think I am confused.
Jean Mayfield Cuevas wrote:
> It was in response to something that Rosemary had asked about where "Old
> Athens" was located ....JJ Sams wrote about "Old" Athens in his Journal,
> and in Karr Shannon's book, he describes the first Athens:
> "the first permanent county seat. They selected Athens, at the mouth of
> Piney Creek
> on White River, about three miles below the present site of Calico Rock,
> and in 1830 the county seat was moved to this location where it remained
> until 1836 when it was moved to Mt. Olive, six miles farther down the river."
> The discussion had been going on regarding the BENGE family moving through
> during the Trail Of Tears movement, and the fact that they came to the
> JEFFERY home to ask whether these were related to John JEFFERY, "The Indian
> Killer", who had murdered some of their family in TN.
> It appears that the Old Athens Cemetery is a little far away, or is
> Henderson that close to Calico Rock?
> Thanks for your response!
> At 12:29 PM 5/1/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >Hi Jean,
> >Got your message re "my message"! Could be my reply to the Old
> >Athens question.
> >The "Old Athens Cemetery" is located just down the road from
> >Junebug...near Henderson, AR. Some of my Wilson's are buried there.
> >Wondered WHERE they got the name "Old Athens Cemetery". It's listed
> >in "Of Grave Importance" and by a Blevins researcher also. Jim Hobbs
> >graciously gave me copies of the people buried there.
> >Junebug says it's rather difficult getting to the cemetery but when I
> >have the time and my "mud boots" I'm might try to find it the next
> >time I'm in Arkansas.
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