Wiser Cemetery, Yell County, Arkansas

I am deeply grateful to Ms. Gee Spencer and Mr. & Mrs. Hulon Wiser for their hard work transcribing the information for this cemetery. They spent many long hours checking each headstone in the cemetery.

Some of Ms. Spencer's comments: "Mr. Hulon Wiser, his wife Nell and myself went to the Wiser Cemetery in August 2002. The cemetery is two miles west of Havana on Highway 10. Then turn left on a country road and go about a mile toward a grove of huge trees. It is south of a gas well.

"There are 18 graves with headstones and 2 rocks. The 2 rocks mark the graves of 2 slaves that came with the Wisers from Tennessee.

"The Wiser Family buried in the cemetery is listed in the 1880, 1900, and 1910 Yell County Census in the Riley Township. The J.H. Walkup Family is listed on the 1870, 1880 and later years. The Julia A. (age 4) on the 1870 Census may be Julia E. who was the first person and only Walkup buried in the Wiser Cemetery.

"I don't understand the gap from Julia's death in 1870 to Eliza J. Wiser's death in 1884. That is a 14-year gap without any new headstones."

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Mr. Hulon "Shug" Wiser standing by his grandfather's grave (D.R.C. Wiser - 12 Jan 1838-9 Aug 1910)

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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
Rock for Slaveno dates

Rock for Slaveno dates

Walkup, Julia E. d/o James H. & Margaret T.24 Sep 18655 yr 1 mo 26 da
Wiser, Clara w/o D.R.C.20 May 18566 Jun 1908
Wiser, D.R.C.12 Jan 18389 Aug 1910
72 yr 6 mo 6 da

Wiser, Della w/o D.R.28 Aug 18824 Mar 1905
Wiser, Eliza w/o D.R.C.
4 Mar 1884
Wiser, Inf. d/o D.R. & Della10 --- 18904 May 1890
Wiser, Inf. d/o D.R. & Laura24 Feb 19018 Sep 1901
Wiser, Inf. s/o D.R.C. & Wifeno dates

Wiser, Inf. s/o Frank & Hattie1 Mar 190523 Apr 1905
Wiser, Inf. d/o J.R. & Bonnie
17 Jun 1891
Wiser, Inf. d/o J.R. & BonnieB & D3 Apr 1908
Wiser, Laura w/o D.R.28 Jul 187424 Apr 1901
Wiser, Laura J. w/o M.J.9 Sep 186919 Apr 1901
Wiser, Lillian d/o D.R. & Della15 Jan 19051 Oct 1905
Wiser, M.J.2 Jul 18636 Jun 1908
Wiser, Nancy A.2 Mar 185828 Apr 1898
Wiser, Robert s/o M.J. & Wifeno dates

Wiser, William s/o J.R. & Bonnie25 Nov 18973 Jan 1898

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Karen Groce / wgroce@wildblue.net
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Last updated 09 Apr 2010