Saunders-Pettit-Chapman-Cook Plantation Cemetery

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Saunders-Pettit-Chapman-Cook Plantation Cemetery

Chicot County, Arkansas, USA
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This home was built about the year 1848 for John H Saunders and his wife Martha A Pettit Saunders. During the Civil War engagement at Ditch Bayou in 1864 the house was used as a hospital for soldiers of both armies. A number of military dead were buried just west of the house. Antonia H Pettit, sister of Martha Saunders, was reputed to have been the first white child born in Chicot County.

This was also the site of the Saunders family cemetery, as evidenced by an account written in January 1977 by Harry E Cook, Jr. The article was published in "Tribute to Chicot County, Arkansas" compiled & edited by Sheila Farrell Brannon. There are purportedly more Saunders family members buried in a grove of trees at the West of the home "in the same area as the Saunders family cemetery". (Source- "The Cook Home" by Harry E Cook Jr, from "Tribute To Chicot County" Compiled & edited by Sheila Farrell Brannon)

There are three unknown Confederate soldiers buried in the cemetery identified with government-issued monuments.


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GPS Coordinates: 33.2755610, -91.2463200

  • Added: 2 May 2018
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2665051