Saint Peters Church Cemetery is located approximately 4 1/8 miles north of Earle, Arkansas on Highway 149, adjacent to
Update March 1, 2006
This cemetery was plowed over within the last year
and is no longer in existence
HENSLEY, Henry - born 1867, died 1921, Beloved Husband of Maranda Hensley.
Inscription: Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. Psalms 37:37 (Henry Hensley died Sep 10, 1921, Maranda Hensley died Nov 29, 1941)
PARKS, J. O. - died April 14, 1918, age 22.
Inscription: In Triumph of Faith
SIMMS, Sarah - born 1882, died July 20, 1918.
Inscription: International Order of Twelve Knights and Daughters of Tabor. St. Peter Tab No. 311
WASHINGTON, Robert - born November 6, 1900, died November 10, 1972.
In care of Cloar Store
Robert Washington apparently lived in the Old Richards Homeplace at some point.
Brief History of the
The Knights of Liberty
was a secret African American organization, reportedly organized by twelve
black men meeting privately in
The Knights claimed a peak membership of nearly 50,000, and they estimated that over ten years they helped some 70,000 slaves escape from slavery over the clandestine Underground Railroad. Apparently the Knights abandoned their plans in 1856 because they believed that tensions between the free North and the slave South were leading to a national civil war that would bring slavery to an end. Following the Civil War, the leaders founded a benevolent fraternal society called the International Order of the Twelve Knights and Daughters of Tabor.
Moses Dickson was the
power behind the Knights and may have been its actual founder. Born free in
Although little is known about the Knights when they were a secret society, their very existence shows the involvement of African Americans themselves in the struggle for black freedom.
Mr. Titus Arnold requested that the following information be posted, March 1, 2006
Good Morning. My name is Titus Arnold.
I became interested in the Knights Of Tabor a few years
ago. I looked for any and all references on them. I was raised in a place
If you know of anyone that might be interested in this information please feel free to share this with them. I would consider it an honor to take anyone to the sites and learn all I can of these brave men and women that risked all in their pursuit of freedom and equality.
I am trying to find out if there still exists a functioning group of this organization.
You can contact Mr. Arnold through the following address and phone numbers
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program
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