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From: "Peggy Truesdell" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Burntschool Cemetery - KING
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 23:03:30 -0500
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Vera, our family has numerous unmarked graves in Burnt Schoolhouse Cemetery,
which includes William Rufus KING and wife Sarah "Ellen" COCKRUM.

We know that Margaret "Peggy" {HULSEY} KING and husband James "Buck" KING
are buried there. She was sister to Elizabeth "Betty" {HULSEY} KING and he
was brother to William "Jeems" KING. William and Elizabeth were my
great-grandparents. He is the one who was the Union spy in Alabama, who had
been shot at and jailed. William and two of their sons, James Caleb and
William Rufus (above) and Alfred left Alabama in early 1865 for Nashville
where they joined Union forces. William died of Bright's disease (kidney).
James Caleb and William Rufus returned home after the war ended. Alfred
died in a hospital at or near Nashville. James Caleb remained in Alabama
and did not come to Baxter County with Elizabeth and Catherine -- and their

My mother has two little sisters (PERRY) that she and everyone knew were
buried there. She remembers R. B. "Barney" LANCASTER (husband of Myrtle
FINLEY, first cousin) making their coffins in the back yard of their home
and that my father's sister made their burial dresses. They did not die at
the same time and both were just a few years old. I have pictures of them.
I have their dates of birth and death.

In our family, tradition was that my aunt, Cleora {KING} ROBERTSON, knew
where the graves were, marked by (field) stones. A few years ago markers
appeared for Elizabeth "Betty" {HULSEY} KING (my great-grandmother) and her
daughter Catherine {KING} who married William THARP later in life.
Catherine was sister to my grandfather Robert Polk KING. Catherine was
mother of Charles Oliver KING, Noah Webster KING, and Willa Ann {KING}
PERRY. As I have related before, these children (HURST) are all buried
there. Willa Ann's twin died in infancy and was probably buried in Alabama.
Elizabeth and Catherine's markers were erected by the "Cemetery Committee."

So there is no record of the above unmarked graves and they are not located


----- Original Message -----
From: "Vera Reeves" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 8:46 PM

> > Does anyone know who the parents are of the below Alexander Goad???
> > Descendants of Morgan Vale Cockrum
> > 1 Morgan Vale Cockrum
> > .. +L. B. ?
> > . 2 Sarah Ellen Cockrum b: Abt. 1857 in AR Died: Bef. 1900 in
> Baxter
> > Co., AR Burial Place: AR, Baxter Co., Lone Rock, Burnt Schoolhouse Cem
> > ..... +William Rufus King b: Abt. 1846 in Franklin Co., AL m:
> Aft.
> > 1880 in Probably Baxter co., AR Died: Bef. 1900 in Baxter Co., AR
> > Place: AR, Baxter Co., Lone Rock, Burnt Schoolhouse Cem
> > . 2 Elizabeth Alice Cockrum b: Abt. 1864 Died: Abt. 1886
> > ..... +Alexander Goad m: January 23, 1887 ++++++++++++++=
> I don't show these 2 Kings in the Burnt School Cemetery.
> do show these 2 with no dates.
> Goads, Elic
> Goads, Ezie
> Don't know if this means the stones were to hard to read or if that's all
> there was. I didn't do the up-date.The guy who did also has all the
> obituaries for most everyone there. Believe me he has spent years trying
> find them all.I'l as him if he knows anything more.
> I don't show them in the Lone Rock Cemetery either.
> Vera
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