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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 05:58 pm
I have a death certificate for an African American woman who died in 1941 in Chicot Co., AR. The certificate says she was buried at Mt. Grove Cemetery, most probably in Chicot County because the funeral home was also located in Chicot County.

There is no modern day Mt. Grove Cemetery in Chicot County. I've found the following cemeteries in Chicot County with the word "Grove" in them:
Holly Grove, Holly Grove Number 1 and Holly Grove Number 2.

Holly Grove Number 2 appears to be an African American Cemetery, and has very few interments listed on Find a Grave.

Any thoughts or suggestions? The nearest Mt Grove Cemetery is Mountain Grove Cemetery (African American) in Faulkner Co, and given the distance, I just don't think that's it. This was a family of modest means.
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
Does the funeral home still exist? If so, you might contact them and see what they can tell you about whether it was renamed, misidentified, or if it was in another location. If anyone will know, they would.

Also, was there someplace else where the family was concentrated? Check there for a Mt. Grove Cemetery as well. My GGgrandfather was transported from Wyoming to South Dakota to be buried, and they were of modest means too.

~Jenny
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
I think that writing to the local churches is a great idea. Also, if a cemetery was moved, closed, or renamed, would there be any record of that in places like the minutes of the city council meetings, or the paper, or some other official source?