Old Baptist Cemetery, Yell County, Arkansas

Copied and updated 7 February 1992 by Oresta Foster and Martin B. Foster Jr. In the late 1800's the Old Baptist Church was 1/2 mile east of the old Riley School House, Yell County, Arkansas Township 5 Range 24-Section 18. This cemetery is about 50 yards west of where the old church stood. It is overgrown with brush. There are about twenty-five graves of native stone and three with markers.

Where possible, we have updated this page to include any corrections and additions to listings. Source information for these additions and corrections came from the Social Security Death Index and various external sources.

CPF = Confederate Pension Files
SSDI = Social Security Death Index
UPF = Union Pension Files
WWIR = WWI Records

NameBornDiedAdditional Verification
Abernathy, Inf./o Clayborn & Catherinenative stone

Grist, Rhoda E. w/o W.H.19 Jan 185717 Nov 1884
Hunter, Oneida M.
23 Dec 1937
Moore, William Thompson s/o W.H. & Emly14 Jun 188120 Feb 1884

History Note: Martin B. Foster Sr. attended school in the old Baptist Church in the 1890's. He used a slate in the one room with very few windows.

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