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KING SOLOMON CEMETERY

CRITTENDEN COUNTY, ARKANSAS

 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CEMETERY LOCATED AT JOYLAND,

12 MILES NORTH OF EARLE ON HIGHWAY 149,

140 FEET EAST OF THE HIGHWAY

 

 

Dated June 28, 1968

 

Document located at Crittenden County Library 2001

Unknown who conducted original survey

 

 

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BANKS, Jennie – Born Sept. 28, 1878, Died 1901

 

BLACK, Claude – Born March 7, 1892, Died Nov. 27, 1966

 

FRANIER, Alfred – Born Jan. 21, 1889, Died Nov. 1, 1964

 

LAVENDER, Alonza – Born May 21, 1904, Died July 5, 1925

 

LAWRENCE, W. N. – Died August 31, 1918, Age 40 years

 

MARTIN, Mary – Born Jan. 21, 1807, Died Dec. 20, 1922

 

MOORE, David O. – Born 1853, Died 1906

 

MOORE, M. E. – Died March 1898, Age 48 years

 

MOORE, Nancy E. – Born 1889, died 1941

 

PHILIPS, Merry E. – Died 1914, Age 87 years

 

SEMMONS, Alice – Died Dec. 31, 1915, Age 45

 

STACK, Lillie – Born 1896, Died 1948

 

WALKER, Etta – Died Oct. 2, 1912, Age 5 years

 

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Additional information

 

August 1, 2004

 

This cemetery is located north of Earle at what is now known as Milam Road in the Joyland community, on the west bank of the Tyronza River.  The cemetery is approximately 160 yards off of Highway 149 and is visible from the highway. 

 

According to the USGS mapping service, this is the site of the historical King Solomon Church which is no longer in existence. This cemetery remains active with burials noted as late as 1993.

 

A second cemetery is located about ˝ miles north of this one on Highway 149, on the right side of the highway. This cemetery is believed to be that of Liberty Church.  The church no longer exists and although stones were once visible in this area, it doesn’t appear that any are remaining.

 

The cemetery is badly overgrown with evidence of numerous unmarked graves.  At this time, a swath has been mowed along the west side of the cemetery with a second swath through the center to the grave of James Vann, Jr. The accessible stones were read, with several other stones visible in the distance, beneath the heavy undergrowth. Due to the condition of the cemetery and the time of year, I did not attempt to access the other stones. Hopefully, these other stones can be read when weather permits.

 

The following stones were read:

 

BLACK, Claudie, born Mar 7, 1892, died Nov 27, 1966

Arkansas PVT US Army World War I

 

GARRETT, Earnestine, born Oct 16, 1926, died Mar 5, 1992, “Mother”

 

McCUISTON, Annie Jean, born Jul 1, 1972, died Apr 26, 1993

“Gone But Not Forgotten”

 

McCUISTON, Betty J. Foxx, born Jul 25, 1948, died Nov 25, 1993

“Gone But Not Forgotten”

 

McINTOSH, Annie B., born Sep 9, 1877, died Sep 1, 1950

 

MILTON, Minnie L., born Oct 17, 1917, died Jan 2, 2000

 

VANN, James Willie, Jr., born Jul 22, 1961, died May 30, 1988 (age 27)

“In Loving Memory  (Crumplex Funeral Home, Blytheville, Jonesboro)

 

VANN, Willie Mae, born Jun 1, 1911, died Mar 4, 1984

“In Loving Memory”

 

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On March 26, 2007, Faith Truska submitted the following names:

 

BROWN, Joseph Lee, July 23, 1937 - May 31, 1991

 

COLEMAN, Annie Coleman, Aug. 6, 1927- Aug. 25, 2002, "In loving Memory"

On back of stone reads, "If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane we'll walk right up to heaven and bring you home again - Your children"

 

COLEMAN, Dan, Dec. 8, 1889 - Jan. 22, 1964, "We will meet again"

 

COLEMAN, Delois, (couldn't read the info)

 

COLEMAN, Jimmy L., Jan 15, 1966 - Mar. 17, 1966, "Rest Little Brother"

 

COLEMAN, Ken L., May 29, 1975 - Jan 25, 1993, "We miss You"

 

COLEMAN, Nicholas, 1982 - 2006

 

COLEMAN, Ronnie, Aug 25, 1960 - Aug 29, 1960, "So Little Time"

 

COLEMAN, Tommy L., Aug. 15, 1952 - Nov 28, 1952

 

DAVIS, Pollie, Sr., Mar 8, 1870 - Jan 28, 1912

 

EDWARDS, Mr. Theodore Larry, Sep 17, 1942 - June 5, 2005, age 62

 

JONES, George J., July 23, 1939 - Jan. 8, 1987   

 

MARTIN, Nathaniel, b. ??, 22, 1898 - d. Dec 23, 1913

 

PORTER, Betty J., 1951 - 2005  "We Love You"

 

RAND, Otis, 1928 - 2002

 

TYLER, Mary, (couldn't read info)

 

 

 

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Feature Name:

King Solomon Cemetery

Feature Type:

Cemetery

State:

Arkansas

County:

Crittenden

USGS 7.5' x 7.5' Map:

Joyland

Latitude:

352253N

Longitude:

0902457W