CROWNOVER, JOHN - Yell County, Arkansas | JOHN CROWNOVER - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Crownover Grave Cemetery
Yell County,

This grave is on Polecat road not far from the Scott County Line. There are 2 stories about John Crownover. One story is that he stole a horse in Fort Smith, was chased by a posse & hung. He is buried where he was hung. The other story is John Crownover won a horse in a poker game in Texas in May 1898. After he rode out of town the man who lost the horse claimed Crownover stole it. A posse was formed and tracked him into the Ouachita mountains of Arkansas. They snuck up on him early on a spring morning and shot him and his partner. Crownover died and his partner escaped. His partner told some men in nearby Gravelly who then rode out to this spot and buried John Crownover where he was bushwhacked. Descendants of the Crownover family say that the second story is the one that was handed down through the generations.

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Contributed on 7/12/10 by murdockpat123
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Record #: 342907

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Submitted: 7/12/10 • Approved: 3/9/12 • Last Updated: 7/29/12 • R342907-G0-S3

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