I visited this Cemetery for the first time when my Aunt Ruth Travis Bias was laid to rest November 2006 I beleive??????
It was cold, and I didn't know at the time that there were other relatives here... otherwise I would have trekked awhile!
She was living in the town of Halley (Desha County) AR at the time of her marriage to Harrison Mcgehee on Feb 19, 1891. She was 23 years old (est birthyr 1868) - but may be truly be just 21 yrs of age. Harrison's age was reported as 24 years (est 1867) Marriage license date: 18 Feb 1891 Film number: 2027477
Digital GS number: 4307847 Image number: 00910 Page: 132 Source:
Marriage Records, 1837-1957 Arkansas County
On the June 25th 1900 US Census (location Bowie Township (Chicot County) Arkansas) my Aunt Kittie's birthday was still listed at about 1867....she was the mother of 6 living children (one died) and the couple had been married for ten years.
Harrison Head Black Married Born Dec 1866 - Age 34
Kittie Wife B F Oct 1867 -33
Beulah daug B M Nov 1890 -10
Sarah daug B F Mar 1893 -7
Bessie daug B M Jun 1894 -6
Vergie daug B F Dec 1896 -4
Altha son B M July 1897 -3
Blanche daug B F Feb 1900 0
. . . . . Belle sister B F Jan 1885 -15
. . . . . Scott daug B F Sept 1881 -19
. . . . . Cindy mother B F Jun 1847 - 53 Census data say she LUCINDA, CINDY or SINDIA was the mother of 14 children - 7 living. Lucinda and her parents were born in Lousiana... she could not read, nor write. Yes-speaks English