The old cypress log house is one of the
oldest historical landmarks in
Two or more of the Richards family are buried in the Richards Cemetery, behind the old cypress house. Only two graves are marked, with Woodsmen of the World monuments. These graves are the two sons of William Alexander Richards and Sophroney Gilmore Richards, both of whom died 9 days apart of pneumonia.
(The top photo was taken about 35 years ago. The picture to the left was taken May 2001.)
RICHARDS, J. E., Jan 7, 1857 - Feb 8, 1900
(James Emery Richards was the husband of Fannie M. Brown)
RICHARDS, William A., Jan 27, 1862 - Jan 30, 1900
(William Alexander Richards, Jr. was the husband of Sara A. Rose)
James E. and William A. Richards were the sons of William A. Richards (Sr.) and Sophronia Gilmore.
William A. Richards, age 30, and Sophroney Gilmore, age 22, both of Crittenden County, Arkansas, were married on 26 Sep 1855 by John Smith, Justice of the Peace
Fannie M. Brown was the daughter of Erastus Brown and Delia McGehee
Portions of the information on the Richards family
were taken from "Earle Epic", compiled by Gladys Wright and committee members.
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