Ware Cemetery




A Victim of the Great Hanging

Transcribed by Barbara Jarvis
© 2003

This old cemetery, which dates from at least 1862, is very overgrown and has been abandoned for many years.   The property is leased out and horses are allowed to roam through the grove of trees where these graves are located.   All traces will soon be gone.   We counted about 20 graves but few names in 2002.   An earlier survey done in Feb. 1980 must be our source for some names.  All graves were marked by sandstones with a number of them representing the Powers family.
It is located south and west of CR 678 on private property.

NELSON, Robert Carroll, Jr.   25 Oct 1863 - 12 Aug 1867
note: 1980 survey; no marker.

POWERS, J. A.    - no dates
note: this is James A. Powers, born abt. 1833 in Missouri
and hanged by vigilantes in Cooke Co.   I believe he died 19 Oct 1862.

N. E. W.   24 June 1857 - 3 Feb 1867

McBROOM, M. A.   21 Jan 18(9?) 4 - 7(27?)___?
note: rock enclosed grave with a similar one nearby

REDMOND, John L.   6 Apr 1846 - 28 Apr 1872
note: identified by the D. A. R.; fragment of stone
found in 2002.
Src. Family bible: - b. Searcy Co, AR, parents Mary Matthews
and John Sr.  - marr. cousin, Dorcas McLerran.
see Dye Cem. for Dorcas.

Jay   - no dates
note: not found 2002

HAYNES & DOLLY    - no dates
note: not found in 2002

Stones found with initials:

"H." with "M" below it

"W. C." with "J. A." below it

"P. R."

next to this is a larger stone which
also has "P". Next is "I"?

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