Saturday, June 18, 2011

Nearly Lost But Saved - Horsley Cemetery

Horsley Cemetery, established in 1873 last burial 1912, is located on the corner of Dixieland and Persimmon in Rogers, AR. It is a sad little cemetery that was nearly lost at one time.  Even thou it sits on the corner of a very busy street, for a number of years, you would have never known it was there. It was vandalized leaving many of the stones in pieces. At times the grass and weeds were so tall you couldn't tell it was a cemetery. Until it was cleaned up in 1982 - 1983.  From that point on it has been well mowed and maintained.  The stones have never been repaired but a Restoration Stone was placed with a burial list near the gate. This stone contains most of the names but not all that are buried here.  Many of the names on the list have markers and many do not.  I also found a few stones whose name was not on the list.

Horsley Cemetery
Restored 1982  1983
Lest We Forget

ARENDALE, RICHARD Dec 5, 1802 Apr 10, 1883
BREEZE, MARTHA E. Dau of J.E. and S.A.Sep 29, 1877 Oct 22, 1877 
BURGER, JANE Dau of Eli and Lettia Jan 13, 1876 Nov 17, 1885
DOUGLAS, FANNIE 1854 Jan 2, 1873
DOUGLAS, MARSHAL Husb of R.L. May 22, 1805 May 13, 1873 
GOODHEART, MATILDA Jun 30, 1836 Jun 9, 1912
HORSLEY, NANCY S. 1805 1878
HORSLEY, SIMEON S. 1825 1894
HORSLEY, WILLIAM BURRELL 1800 1885
REESE, EMME  Died A 9, 1882 Age 36 years
REESE, VERGIL S of J.H. and E. Died Dec 9, 1881 Age 3 m 28 d
SHORT, JENNIE Wife of M. June 10, 1830 July 9, 1880
C.W.S (Footstone only)
WILLIAMSON, ARTHUR Dec 28, 1837 Dec 28, 1894
WILSON, ALFRED S of G.E. and M.E. Sep 19, 1881 Oct 9, 1881 

These are all the stones in this cemetery.
Martha E
Dau of
J.E. and S.A.
Breeze
Born
Sept 29, 1877
Died
Oct 22, 1877

Nora Jane
Dau of
Eli and Lettia
Burger
Born
Jan 13, 1876
Died
Nov 15, 1885

Mary J.
Wife of
David Calbert
Born
Mar 9, 1837
Died
Mar 22, 1885
 
Note: Note listed on the Restoration Stone.
 
Emma
Daughter of
J. Z. & M. J.
Douglas
Born
May 27, 1886
Died
June 27, 1886
 
Note: Note listed on the Restoration Stone.
 
Fannie
Douglas
Born 1854
Died
Jan 2 ,1873

Rebecca L
Wife of
Marshal Douglas
Born
Dec 11, 1815
Died
Dec 21, 1885
 
Note: Note listed on the Restoration Stone.

Matilda
Goodheart
Born
June 30, 1836
Died
Jun 9, 1912

Horsley
Wm Burrell
1800 - 1885
Nancy S
1805 - 1878
Simeon S
1825 - 1894

Emme
Wife of
I. H. Reese
Died
Apr 2, 1882
Aged 36 years

Virgil
Son of
E. and I. Reese
Died
Dec 9, 1881
Aged 3 M 28 Ds

William

Note: The first name is all that is left that is legible.

Arthur Williamson
Dec 28, 1837 - Dec 28, 1894

The following are unknown.



Born Oct 1, 1856 - Died July 24, 1890
 


2 comments:

  1. It still looks sad to me, but it is good it is looked after now.
    Laurie

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  2. I love your website I have driven so many times by this cemetery and never seen the beautiful tombstones and rich history behind it. thanks for bringing it to the present.

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