Arkansas Cemetery Inscriptions & Genealogical Records
Vol 1 - 1966
An Old Graveyard At Spadra, Arkansas, Johnson County
Many years ago the following tombstone records were given to Miss Clara B. Eno, Crawford County D. A. R. Member, by a Mr. White of Clarksville, Arkansas, who had come upon the stones and copied them some years previously. Miss Eno wanted to visit the site personally but was told that it was almost impossible to reach. The graves were on a high bluff along the Arkansas River, near the town of Spadra. Note: Spadra is located about five miles south of Clarksville and was the last home of Matthew Lyon who came to Spadra Bluff in 1821. The name was derived from the Spanish noun "espada" meaning sword. The first Postmaster was Elisha B. Alston in 1831; note the above tombstone of "A. B. Alston" - it is quite possible that the "A" was misread by Mr. White and should have been "E. B. Alston".
Created by: Brenda Huntley
Record added: Feb 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10426212
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