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Harris Family Plot Cemetery
Faulkner County,

Harris Family Plot

The graves are reported to be members of the Stephen Harris Family. The Harris's owned this portion of the park from 1867 to 1903. The Harris's settled in the Cadron area prior to 1829.


In 1834, a large group of Cherokee emigrating to Oklahoma (perhaps as many as 724) were stranded at Cadron by low water in the Arkansas River. The commanding officer, Lieutentant Joseph W. Harris, mentions camping by a “few tall chimneys—the wreck of a once comfortable tenement.” Apparently, only one storage building remained at Cadron. A cholera epidemic swept through the weakened Indians, and many died. In 1991, a cemetery census by the Faulkner County Historical Society identified forty-four Indian graves and thirty-six unidentifiable graves, but there may have been many more unmarked graves.

Contributed on 4/11/15 by hawkinsdonna
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Record #: 1069100

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Submitted: 4/11/15 • Approved: 4/13/15 • Last Updated: 4/16/15 • R1069100-G0-S3

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