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2012-06-11 08:33 pm

Tombstone Tuesday: Edmonson Family Plot

This is the Edmonson family plot at Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock. These are my brother-in-law's maternal ancestors.

Graves in this plot include:
Jonas Smith Edmonson, 1828-1894
Phebe Harris Edmonson, 1835-1903

Their daughter, Mary Frances "Mamie" Edmonson Jordan, 1861-1948

Mamie's children:
Harry Jordan, 1887-1887
Helen Phoebe Jordan Rutherford, 1899-1978

Helen's son from her first marriage to George Ira Brandon, George William "Billy" Brandon, 1910-1927

Helen's second husband, Herbert Hoshall Rutherford, 1899-1930
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2011-08-22 12:59 pm

Tombstone Tuesday: Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, AR

I went there on Sunday to photograph the graves of Frances Reeve Edmonson and her husband, John Parks Almand.

They are interred in one of the mausoleums, which was locked. I'm trying to contact the cemetery association to gain access, which is proving more difficult than I thought it would be.

Not to worry though...Mount Holly ranks close to the top of my favorite cemeteries, and I never get tired of taking photos there.


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2011-08-21 07:39 pm

Mystery Monday: Who was David Childress Jordon?

I know who he was.

He was my brother-in-law's maternal great grandfather.

And that's it. That's what anyone knows.

He married Mary Frances Edmonson, daughter of Jonas Smith Edmonson and Phoebe Harris.

They probably got married in Pulaski County, AR - most likely Little Rock, since that's where the Edmonsons had been living for a while - around 1888.

I can't find a marriage record.

David and Mary Frances had one daughter, Helen Phoebe Jordon, who was born in Little Rock on 18 Aug 1889.

The family story is that David messed around on Mary Frances, and her father forbade him to return to the family home.

So he didn't.

The 1900 census says Mary Frances was a widow. The family said that was the cover story for an embarassing failed marriage.

But after the 1889 Arkansas Press Little Rock City Directory, I can't find David Childress Jordon - any where. In 1889, he was working as a clerk for the Bank of Little Rock.


He was there in the 1887 Gazette City Directory for Little Rock.


And then, he was gone...

I've looked for military records, remarriages, and everything I can think of...I use 1860 as his date of birth, because 1861 was when Mary Frances was born. But I don't know if that's right, or even close.

I just hate it when they go ~poof~