African American cemetery,
located off US Highway 64 at Earle, just behind the Church of Christ. A dirt road runs beside the east side of the
church into a rice field. The cemetery is located on a mound, in a wooded area
on the right side of this road. The
wooded area can be seen from the highway.
This cemetery is heavily
overgrown. There is evidence of numerous
unmarked and sunken graves. The
following six graves were the only readable stones found, although at least 10
other stones were visible. Other stones
may exist beneath the overgrowth.
Surveyed by Danny Lunsford
and Deborah Lunsford Yates
HAIR, Henrietta - Wife of Jim Hair - died Dec. 11, 1890, Age 28 yrs
"In Love She Lived, In Peace She Died,
Her Life Was Craved,
But God Denied"
HEAIRE, Rillar - died Sep. 22, 1914,
HEAIRE, Millie - died Aug. 9, 1912, Age 76
HILL, John W. - born 1887, died 1929
"Out of Shadows, Into Reality"
JOHNSON, Henry - born Jul. 7, 1876, died Mar. 29, 1916
"Gone But Not
JONES, _____ A. - born ____ 25, 189?, died ____ 25, 192?
ROZELL, Julia - died Feb. 28, 1908, Age 100
"She Has Gone to Her Reward"
on census transcriptions, these families lived near each other in Tyronza
Township. Also in this area were the families of Sam
and James Shannon, as well as the family of H. A. Atkins. Members of these
families are buried at Gibson Bayou.
listed in this general area was Henry Hensley, another black resident who was
buried at St. Peters Church
Cemetery near Three Forks.
On the 1900 census of Crittenden
County, Arkansas - Tyronza
Township, Julie Rozell
was listed as head of household, age 70, a widow born March 1830 in Kentucky. She was a farm laborer who had given birth to
11 children, with 4 living as of June
18, 1900. Both her parents
were born in Kentucky. Also in the household was Thomas White, her
40 year old son-in-law, who was a preacher, born in Georgia,
February 1860. His father was born in
Virginia, his mother in North Carolina. Julie Rozell's
daughter, Sarah, wife of Thomas White, was age 50, born in Tennessee,
her father also born in Tennessee. Sarah had given birth to one child who was
Living nearby was a 29 year old
Jordan Rozell, who was living as a boarder with Jessie and Jennie Brandon. He was born in Arkansas,
March 1871, with both his parents having been born in Kentucky. He may have been a son of Julie Rozell.
Hare was listed on the 1900 census as being age 24, born 1876 in Mississippi. She was living in the household with her
husband, James Hare, age 35, a farm laborer born in Arkansas. James and Rilla
Hare had been married 5 years with no children.
Also listed in the household were two children of James Hare; Sarah, a
daughter age 13, and a son, Malcolm, age 11.
Both had been born in Arkansas. The father of James Hare had been born in Arkansas,
his mother born in Tennessee. Both of Rilla
Hare's parents were born in Mississippi.
Millie Hare was listed on the
1900 census of Tyronza Township,
living in the household of her daughter and son-in-law, Jason and Paralee Munn. Millie
Hare was 60 years old, born 1840 in Tennessee. She was listed as a widow who had given birth
to 8 children with 4 living.
A 31 year old Emitt Hare was living nearby along with his wife,
Hare was born June 1868 in Arkansas,
with both his parents having been born in North Carolina. He was a farm laborer with two stepdaughters
and a niece living in the household.
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