|dee_burris (dee_burris) wrote,|
@ 2011-02-03 06:54 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||appleton cemetery, friends of friends friday, poe, pope county ar|
I was surprised to see this stone in Appleton Cemetery - it is considered a "white" cemetery.
about 28 years old - servant of Joe Poe
Obviously, that's not a 150 year old stone, either in condition or language. I remember that I remarked cryptically to my dad that someone had used a strange euphemism for the word slave when the stone was carved. Dad wondered if there was more to it than that, given that Wiley was buried in a cemetery for whites.
Joe Poe was a landowner in Pope County with a very large family. I checked the 1860 Federal Census Slave Schedule, and did not find him listed, although he and his family were enumerated in the 1860 census.
So I went back to 1850. He had one male slave, 20 years old in that census.
Maybe Dad was right.
Maybe Wiley had more significance to Joe Poe than "just" a slave...