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*BARB FAMILY CEMETERY

Barb Family Cemetery
Marion County,
Arkansas

LOCATION: Barb Family Cemetery is located east of Flippin near the White River. From the center of Flippin take US62 east approximately 4.4 miles to the intersection of MC 7024 on the north side of US62. On MC 7024 drive north 1.4 miles to the intersection of Denton Ferry Rd. (MC 7023). Turn east and drive approximately .7 miles to a double cattle gate on the south side of the road. The double cattle gate leads to an abandoned house. The remaining graves are located about 200’ south of the road on the top of a small hill west of the old drive leading to the abandoned farm house. The graves are located on the Woodland Acres property owned by the Wood family

INFORMATION: "Marion County Cemeteries" by Marian Burnes provides the following: Barb Cemetery is located on White River, above Cotter. It is very near the site of the old Denton Ferry. It is grown up and no longer in use. Copied Sunday Dec 2, 1962 (MCH- Located in a field now owned by Lyle Wood. It is no longer used and was established there by the Barb Family who originally owned the farm. Most early graves are of members of that family. The latest grave is that of Lt. Albert G. Cravens, who died in 1931. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having been a Lieutenant in the 27th Arkansas Infantry. Later he became a steamboat captain on the White River. Before his death at 91 years of age, "Daddy" Cravens, as he was known, requested that he be buried there in sight of the White River. An inscription on his stone reads "Pioneer. Soldier. Patriot".

Surnames found during the 1962 survey Roberts, Spoon, Gibson. Cravens and (5) Barb.

COORDINATES: Longitude 92.52962W Latitude 36.29618N


SOURCE:
USGS TOPO Map, Cotter, 1972
"Marion County Cemeteries" by Vicki Roberts 2008

CONDITION: This cemetery is overgrown. Gravestones have ben removed and are stacked around the largest stone (Cravens) which is propped up. It is a cattle pasture with salt blocks laid around. Only one complete stone remains, the rest are broken and in pieces.
The 1962 survey found 9 readable gravestones. Pictures below, top picture was from the 1943 Barb Reuion and the bottom picture is from 2011.

AGE: Oldest readable stone (partial) is 1898. Survey from 1962 showed the oldeat stone as 1884. Most recent is 1931.

Contributed on 8/30/09 by WhiteRiverWoodturning
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Record #: 229013

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Submitted: 8/30/09 • Approved: 8/19/11 • Last Updated: 8/24/16 • R229013-G0-S3

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