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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD] Obits before 1900 for Izard/Baxter counties?
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 16:27:15 -0500
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I have copies of the names of the cemeteries moved and the people in them from the Corps.
If there was a marker it was also moved. If not in a lot of cases a field stone marks the spot. In some, wooden markers were made and they have since rotted. These papers tell where the cemetery was and were it was moved to. When the name is on the list but no stone found I've tried to find an obituary to give the dates or at least some kind of information.

I'm going to have to get some more posted and also see if I can't get the energy to get out and walk some more now that the weather is getting nice.

Just below the Norfork Dam is the little town of Salesville. There is still a store, fire station and city hall. They still have their own mayor but the children in that area go to school in Norfork and have for the last 20 years or so. "I Think" I've been back in Baxter County since 1990 and I'm pretty sure there's been no school there since then.
----- Original Message -----
From: Annita Fulton
To: Jean (Mayfield) Cuevas ; Vera Reeves
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 3:49 PM
Subject: RE: [ARIZARD] Obits before 1900 for Izard/Baxter counties?


When the Corps of Engineers goes in and builds dams and floods the area where there's a cemetery, they do keep documents with the names of the graves moved, in their Real Estate Division. The Norfolk Dam documents would be maintained by the Little Rock District. I retired from the Corps Real Estate Division in Omaha a few years ago, but don't believe this policy would have changed. I'm sure you could Google the USACE, Little Rock Real Estate Division for a phone number or address. If you have a problem, let me know and I'll help. Also, isn't Salesville right next to the Dam? I know my Mom's cousins have an annual get-to-gether there, but don't know if there's any town there or not. I only remember the school/church and a small grocery store.

Annita (Taylor) Fulton

> From:
> To:
> Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 12:53:44 -0500
> Subject: [ARIZARD] Obits before 1900 for Izard/Baxter counties?
> > Vera, thanks.
> > They probably didn't have a proper headstone so that makes it really
> > difficult.
> > Pat
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> If there was a marker of any kind with a name on it, the name would have
> been recorded by the Corp of Engineers. It may have been wooden and over the
> years rotted. Also in one cemetery were I found some of these kind of
> markers there had been a fire. Some were chared and others may have burned.
> I still think if there was a marker when the Corp went in the early 40s
> thier name would have been on a list.
> Since this area was near Fulton County I checked their cemetery book.
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