Washburn Cemetery - Russellville AR-Pope Co

Russellville AR-Pope Co.


         Washburn   Abigail Woodward  Aug 22 1797 Apr 19 1879    w/o Cephas Washburn
         Washburn   Arry Cephas       Dec 16 1858 Jun 16 1860

There are also some unmarked graves.


The Cephas Washburn home stood a few hundred feet northeast of this cemetery.
Washburn purchased this land in 1857 and spent the last years of his life residing here in Pope County. It was in this house that Edward Payson Washburn, Cephas Washburn's son, painted the now famous "Arkansas Traveler."
In 1860 Cephas Washburn journeyed to Little Rock where he became ill with pneumonia and died, thus ending forty years of preaching and teaching on the American frontier. A few days later Edward Payson also died of pneumonia. Both are buried in the Mt. Holly Cemetery at Little Rock.
Mrs. Washburn continued to live here until her death on April 19, 1879. She is buried here in the family cemetery along with other members of the Washburn family.
The Historical Restoration is a joint effort of the Pope County Historical Association, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Green Thumb of the National Farmers Union.

Photos taken & Transcription by Charlotte Curlee Ramsey - Apr 25, 2004

Charlotte Curlee Ramsey

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