dee_burris: (Default)
2012-08-24 20:34

Sympathy Saturday: St Joe Cemetery, outside Atkins, Pope County AR

August 10, 1969 was a horrific day for Charles R and Geneva L Ketcherside.

They lost their home in a fire, and with it, 6 children.

Photobucket


Randy L Duvall, b 27 Sep 1958 (son of Geneva and her first husband, Lee Duvall)
Connie L Ketcherside, b 20 Mar 1962, and her siblings
Aaron R, b 13 Nov 1963
Sheila K, b 20 Jun 1965
Dennis R, b 18 Oct 1966; and
Michael R, b 29 Oct 1967
dee_burris: (Default)
2011-12-04 08:46

Ernest Arthur Burris family

Ernest Arthur Burris was the second of twelve children born to George Washington Burris, Sr., and Mary Mathilda Wharton.

He was also their second son. He was born 2 Nov 1880, as our family says "on Isabell Creek," and died in 1952.

On 5 Feb 1905, he married Ida May McCauley. She was the daughter of Patrick McCauley (who was born in Ireland), and Mary E Thoss. Ida was born 22 Apr 1887, and died 10 May 1971. She and Ernest are buried in St. Joe Cemetery in Pope County, not far from where Ernest was born.

This photo is of Ernest and Ida in 1950 at St. Joe.
Photobucket


Ernest, in an undated photo.
Photobucket

Ernest and Ida had three sons, Lewis Earl Burris, Fay O Burris, and Ernest McCauley Burris.

Lewis Earl Burris, undated photo.
Photobucket


Lewis Earl Burris was born 28 Oct 1905, and died 24 May 1971. He is buried in St. Joe Cemetery also, and is the grandfather of the cousin who shared these photos with me.
dee_burris: (Default)
2011-11-18 07:15

What a treat...

Another descendant of a family that emigrated from Tennessee to Pope County, AR contacted me last night when she found my online tree and from there, this blog.

She is a Duvall descendant. Duvalls married into my Burris line throughout the years after all the families settled in Pope County.

And she remembers going to Decoration in the 1960s at St. Joe Cemetery, too.

I love it when this happens.
Just a reminder to those who stumble on the blog while they are shakin' their own family trees.

You can right click and save copies of the photos posted here.

Seriously.
dee_burris: (Default)
2011-10-28 18:32

Sepia Saturday: St Joe Freewill Baptist Church, Pope Co., AR

While I was at my dad's house, I took pictures of some more of his pictures.

What we believe to be the first building that became St. Joe Freewill Baptist Church - where my g-g-grandpa set up a Sunday school under a brush arbor until they could get a building - and the very beginning of the cemetery, way over to the right.

Photobucket


St. Joe as I remember it when I was little kid, going to "Decoration" on Mother's Day...

Photobucket

There's a very nice, modest brick building there now.

And a much larger cemetery.




This is a Sepia Saturday post.
dee_burris: (Default)
2011-05-10 19:07

Wednesday's Child: Burris children buried in St Joe Cemetery, Pope Co., AR

Photobucket
Arkie Lucille Burris, daughter of George W and Mary M Burris

Photobucket
Ella Rea Burris, daughter of George W and Mary M Burris

Photobucket
Infant son of George W and Mary M Burris

Photobucket
Ocie Myrtis Burris, daughter of George W and Mary M Burris

Photobucket
Clarence C Burris, son of John Sherman and Mitti Belle Burris

Photobucket
Infant daughter of John Eddie and Amanda Caroline Burris

Photobucket
Infant son of John Eddie and Amanda Caroline Burris
dee_burris: (Default)
2011-04-04 17:52

Tombstone Tuesday: Moore family plot

The Moore family plot at St Joe Cemetery, just down the road from my dad's home in Pope County, drew my attention yesterday.

It is guarded by an assortment of four footed sentinels.

Photobucket

Photobucket