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Lilac (#48110047)
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Jeff Lovelace
Please see this memorial: 161804973.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 06, 2016 11:54 AM
Jeff Lovelace
Easter Wishes
May your Easter be filled with blessings.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Apr 04, 2015 7:03 AM
Jeff Lovelace
RE: Ellen Randolph
Hello Lilac,
I wish that Ellen's grave could have been located, but I searched the cemetery at Bethel from one end to the other. There are quite a few empty spaces there that appear to have someone's remains in them, so it is possible she could be in an unmarked grave. There are broken markers and old white marble markers that have not aged well with the years. The white marble looks great when it is new, but after 75-100 years, they look like someone has washed the names and the inscriptions right off. The cemetery is mowed alright, but the monuments themselves need a lot of tender loving care, that the church is not taking very seriously. It could be due to their budget decreasing and their membership falling, or for other unknown reasons.
Anyway, I am sorry that my search was not more successful for you.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Sep 06, 2013 6:43 PM
Janet Masters
Lizzy Garren - My ggrandmother
Good Morning Cousin:
Please contact me at
I have lots of information to share

James Thomas Garren

James Thomas Garren was born March 1853, in either Buncombe or Henderson Co., NC. James T. Garren age 20 and Mary E. Redmon age 24 were married 22 December, 1872.

James Thomas Garren moved his family to AR after 1885. Family tradition is that Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) said they had planned to go to Texas where other relatives were, but she refused to go as there was an epidemic in Texas, and she did not want to endanger the lives of her children.

2 November, 1889 James T. Garren applied for land under the Homestead Act in Pope Co., AR. After proving residence and improvements under the Act, a Patent was issued to him by President Grover Cleveland 1 August, 1895 for 160 acres, certificate #6489. He sold this land 4 January, 1898.

1900 US C Pope Co., AR Galla Creek Twp.
Garren, James T., 47, M
Mary E., 51, F
John K., 21, M
James A., 16, M
Arthur E., 11, M

19 October, 1919 J. T. Garren was donated 80 acres of land in Yell Co., AR from the State of AR under the State's Act to Regulate the Donation of Forfeited Lands.

James Thomas and Mary Elizabeths granddaughter Kathleen Garren, daughter of James Albert and Nora Garren, wrote: Mama and Grandma Garren were very close, and Grandma talked with Mama about her family back in NC. I have heard Mama say Grandma and Grandpa eloped and for years her family did not know if she were dead or alive, and when finally Grandpa began to correspond with her family, they wrote back and ask that 'Lizzie' write and they would believe she was living if, and only if, it were in her own hand writing.

Grandpa was a school teacher in NC and Grandma was a seamstress. She hand made suits for doctors, lawyers, businessmen, from the finest wool broadcloth.

I well remember when we were expecting Grandma for a visit, Mama would make up several garments for each of us children, and have them ready for Grandma to work the button holes. She could make each one exactly the same, just to precision, never varying one thread. Mama would laugh and say, 'well I never could make a button hole, I just make hog eyes'. Mama had a super sense of humor. I also thought she made a good button hole but not like Grandma.

Grandpa kept a grocery store at one time probably after he and Grandma had a growing family, and I remember we had a big ledger or account book where Grandpa kept charge accounts of customers, and he wrote each item, Sugar, Flour, etc. and the prices. He had a beautiful hand-writing.

James Thomas Garren died in in 1918. In 1920 Mary Elizabeth Redman Garren was living with her son, Christopher. Her Death certificate indicates she died 18 February, 1923 in Pope Co., AR and was buried in Russellville, Arkansas.
Added by Janet Masters on Aug 28, 2013 9:48 AM
Janet Masters
Are you related to the Garren family?
Added by Janet Masters on Aug 27, 2013 1:59 PM
Jewel Callieanne
RE: Stevens Family Cemetery
You are welcome! Finding this cemetery actually became a project of mine because the directions were unclear, and I have looked and looked for it. Finally wandered onto some one's property who knew where to direct me. The missing instruction in the directions is that you turn left onto Cleveland school road, not just note that Cleveland School is on the left. I was so happy to finally find it!

I counted twenty four headstones, many with no dates or given names, just Stevens hand inscribed on the headstone. I took pictures of every headstone that had more information on them.

So happy the mystery solved & so sorry it took so long to get the pictures for you.
Added by Jewel Callieanne on Aug 26, 2013 7:37 PM
Edith Garrett
RE: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Hi - I took other photos of the building itself, but you can't see her plaque. Would you like me to upload one of them, also?

Glad to be of help - Edith
Added by Edith Garrett on Jun 19, 2013 7:56 AM
Lisa Brewer
RE: Matilda Stevens
You're welcome, I hope you have a great summer too
Added by Lisa Brewer on Jun 14, 2013 9:11 PM
Ethel Kirkpatrick
RE: Woody Cemetery
You are most welcome....this is my home territory...have been doing cemetery research in Spring Creek since 1985.. Glad you liked them..Ethel
Added by Ethel Kirkpatrick on May 25, 2013 10:35 AM
Tommy Wilson
RE: Bent Creek
Glad I was able to help with this request.
Added by Tommy Wilson on May 04, 2013 5:58 PM
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