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PARKS CEMETERY, HOPKINS CEMETERY
HART INSCRIPTIONS and UNNAMED CEMETERY



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PARKS CEMETERY

In Section 13, Range 16W, Township 38N.  On the Bill Davis homestead, now owned by Jesse Franklin.  At one time this has been a beautiful burial plot.  Today you would not know it had a grave on the knoll unless some one showed you where it was.  Was told by Mr. Franklin more than a hundred are buried there, including two rows of graves of negro slaves, belonged to Foster, Davis and Dodson.  Eitht tombstones were found, each broken down, laying flat.  Buckbrush, dead limbs and logs and high weeds cover the area.  Cattle use the area for shade.

Parks, Sarah M. wife of Leonard Foster, b. 11 Feb. 1858; d. 13 Apr. 1880
Davis, grave mounded with large rocks
Foster, A.  d. 3 Mar 1857 age 6 yrs., 5 mos., 15 days
Foster, William H., d. 12 Nov 1863  age 18 yrs, 9 months, 15 days
Foster, J. P., d. 7 Jan, 1840, age 12 yrs. 8 months, 16 days
Foster, G. W., d. 10 Jan. 1846, age 8 years 15 days
Foster, Nancy  b. 2 Feb 1812; d. 19 Sept. 1884; 72 yrs, 7mo., 17 days
Scott, Mary A., wife of Elisha Scott, b. 18 Mar 1820; d. 8 July, 1877   "Gone home to rest"
Evans, William, b. 14 Apr., 1832; d. 9 July 1902  (home made stone)
Craft, Mary B., b. 26 Mar, 1863; d. 23 Oct. 1926
Craft, John A., b. 21 Nov. 1861; d. 8 Sept., 1927
Craft, John H., son of John A. & Mary B. Craft, b. 24 Nov. 1888; d. 24 Jan. 1908
    "Say not goodbye but greet me in some fair clime"
Morrison, b. 5 Apr., 1842; d. 12 June, 1881
Morrison, Bennie D., son of John & Jo Ann Morrison, b. 12 July 1874; d. 8 Apr. 1875



HOPKINS CEMETERY

In Section 29, Range 16, Township 39, first road left at Lee's Gift Shop, to the trails end, then almost a mile through the timber and thick underbrush.  At one time this plot was fenced but not now.

Christopher Columbus, b. 29 Jan. 1860; d. 19 July, 1866
McGager Hopkins, b. 4 Jan. 1867; d. 25 Oct. 1868
Sarah Ann Hopkins, b. 14 Feb. 1862; d. 15 Sept. 1876
Rebecca Hopkins  b. 16 Jan. 17799   ; d. 15 Dec. 1879
Angeline, wife of E. Hopkins, b. Feb. 1838; d. 6 Mar. 1884
E. Hopkins, b. 1 Sept., 1829; d. 23 Apr. 1907



HART INSCRIPTIONS

Found in Section 25, R. 19W, T. 38N.  On Ray Eldred farm just two markers both flat in an alfalfa field.  Across the road from his house.

John H. Hart    b. 29 April 1821; d. 16 May, 1863
Catharine J. Hart, wife of John, b. 3 Apr, 1822; d. 9 Nov., 1879



UNNAMED CEMETERY

In Section 24, Range 15, Township 38, across the road from the house occupied by Frank Stanton, one lone grave, a concrete vault above ground about 2 1/2 foot high said:      "To be the resting place of Hal Bryant"