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Liberty School, Huckleberry Mountain
Logan County Arkansas
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ROGERS MOUNTAIN GROVE CEMETERY CENSUS
Liberty Community, Spring Lake Road at Copper Springs Road Intersection
Huckleberry Mountain, Logan County, Arkansas
Prepared and hosted by Bruce Dickey
The area was widely known as Liberty Community and the school was first called Mtn. Grove in 1897. By
1912 it was renamed Liberty School. The school was also used as a church. This cemetery is also listed on
some maps as the Liberty Cemetery. The location is on Forest Service Road 1601 aka Spring Lake Road.
The cemetery is at the intersection of Copper Springs and Spring Lake Roads. Highway 309, which traverses
Mt Magazine, North and South leads from Paris to Havana.
Two roads leave 309 to arrive at the cemetery. From the South as you climb up Magazine Mountain, turn
right onto Barber Ridge Road then left onto Valentine Ridge Road which will turn left onto Copper Springs
Road and intersect Spring Lake Road. Coming from Paris simply turn left and head East onto Spring Lake
road, it's located about halfway toward Spring Lake on the left.
From New Blaine, Chickalah, or Belleville you will find yourself on 1601 headed West to the cemetery on your
right. I tacked a sign on the GUM TREE noting that landmark. Head on West from there. This compilation
includes info from four published censuses either in print or online, from a hand-drawn map of Catherine
Eikleberry, plus information gathered on site or word of mouth from interested parties. See additional notes
Identity Birth - Death Information
Anderson, Infant No dates Concrete marker says "Anderson Baby", East of 5 Children of
Frank and Esta Rogers, South central part of cemetery
Apple, Bessie Ray 1912 - 1918 Light Gray granite stone, one by two feet, North of Cordie
Apple, Calvin Earl 1910 - 1911 Light Gray granite stone, one by two feet, North of Cordie
Apple, Cordie (Carter) 9-11-1870, 11-3-1957 w/o George William, Betty Cochran says d/o Jesse B and
Lucy Jane (Brewer) Carter
Apple, George W. 4-21-1869, 5-2-1950 h/o Cordie (Carter), George William "Will" Apple
Apple, Gertie No dates Grave is West of Lewis
Apple, Lewis d. 10 Jun 1908 h/o Mary Lou, CSA, Company F, Cooke's 15th Regiment
Ark. Inf., Civil War
Apple, Markus No dates South of Lewis, concrete
Apple, Mary Lou 1845, 4 Feb 1936 w/o Lewis, also Mary Louisa (Patterson) according to Betty
Cochran, North of Lewis, white marble
Apple, Pat No dates WNW of Lewis, concrete
Bates, Rutha 1897 - 1919 Rutha Bates and the years are very clear on her stone. bd
Rutha was 22 years old.
Bell, I. John 1837 - 1914 s/o Alexander and Mary M. (Oates) Bell, Company A, 11th W.
Virginia Infantry, (Inft.) On stone, Civil War, 1910 census
gives "Israel John Bell," h/o Julia A. Bell. Map of Catherine
Rogers 1978 shows "Grandpa Bell". 1910 census also shows
John as 71, married 43 years, he was born Pennsylvania as
was his mother, father born in Virginia. This census depicts
birth year as: 1839 which is different than date on stone.
Arkansas Death Index (ADI) gives d. 2 April 1914.
Bell, Julia A. 1845, d. after 1910 Concrete marker is South of John Bell. The Map by
Catherine Rogers says "Grandma Bell" shows grave
misplaced. 1910 Census indicates a birth year of 1845, died
after 1910. Wooden marker with name placed September
Bozarth, Harriet 12-19-1935, 12-19-1935 "d/o Henry & Hazel Bozarth", 20 feet South of G.W. Kimpton.
Buchanan, Infant No Dates Concrete marker two graves East of Gustave Orth reads:
"Rachel Buchanan Baby", Catherine Rogers 1978 map says
Rachel Rogers Baby, so I suspect that Rachel was actually
Rachel (Rogers) Buchanan.
Burbank, Mrs. Amanda (Keeth) 1843 - 1930 Marker is gray granite. Betty Cochran says m/o W. B. Keith.
Stone reads "Mrs. Amanda Keeth Burbank". Near West fence
Carter, Garland No dates Gray polished granite with pink cast. Rock footstone. Grave
is North of Waldo Ray Valentine.
Churchman, J. W. 1900 - 1902 Nice gray marble stone. John W. Churchman has a land
patent for 40 acres in 1860 in T6N R24W the general area of Liberty Community and proves to be J. W.'s
grandfather. Betty Cochran found George C. Churchman and Rebecca Jane "Beckie" (Fink) Churchman and
family in the 1900 and 1910 U. S. Census of Logan County, Bear Wallow Township. Although J. W. is not
listed in the 1900 census, he was born and died prior to the census of 1910. Beckie lost a child between
those two censuses indicated by 4/4 and 7/6. One child had died by 1910. This Churchman family is the
only one in the vicinity at that time. Very Good Betty, bd.
Dempsey, Frankie E. 8-28-1929, 2-21-1931 Dan and Minnie (Seedig or Sadig) Dempsey are the
parents of Frankie E. Dempsey. She is divorced and in the home of her father Frank J. Hasen on the 1930
Census of Logan County, AR, Bear Wallow township. Frankie is listed as a grandson of Frank J. Hasen, and
Minnie is listed as a daughter. The marriage of Dan and Minnie was solemnized by Reverend Gustave Orth,
pastor of Liberty Church, also buried Rogers Mtn. Grove Cemetery. Sonny Dickey told me personally about
Rev. Orth being the preacher at the church, while Betty Cochran found this census identity of Frankie and his
parents/ grandparent. Located NE part of cemetery.
Dickey, Alfred Randall 2-16-1924, 7-13-1985 s/o Allie Alfred & Clyde Harriet (Moudy), h/o Helene
Dickey, Anna Mary (Smoluch) 10 Jul 1916, 21 Nov 2002 w/o James Isaac, Jr., d/o Joseph Frank &
Dickey, Carl David 10-8-1947, 3-22-1967 s/o James I., Jr. & Anna Mary (Smoluch)
Dickey, Frank Carl 7-17-1908, 3-25-1967 d/o James Isaac & Savannah Ann (Brigham)
"Lonely tired traveler, home from his journey."
Dickey, James Isaac 1-20-1861, 2-8-1936 h/o Savannah Ann (Brigham), s/o William Henry
Harrison and Mary Ann (Hyett), Jim was a blacksmith and
was known to grow a little patch of tobacco every year.
Dickey, James Isaac, Jr. 6-15-1905 5-10-1973 w/o Anna M. (Smoluch) f/o Sonny. James built a
pole cabin on Eikleberry Road on the place
homesteaded by Clarissa Jones. His mother and
father bought this land in 1918, ninety some acres.
Sonny Dickey lives on the north half of that place in
Dickey, James Joseph, Jr. 12-29-1958, 6-18-1996 s/o James Joseph "Sonny"& 1 wife: Geraldine
Dickey, Savannah Ann (Brigham) 7-7-1874, 1-27-1961 w/o James Isaac, d/o Benjamin & Mary (Lee),
Catherine Eikleberry Rogers says Savannah
delivered her and was a midwife to many.
Dickey, William "Noah" 1858 - 1932 s/o William Henry Harrison & Mary Ann (Hyett), b/o
James Isaac Dickey and Ida Modena (Dickey) Ward
Dunn, Millie J. (Churchman) b. 1869, d. before 1896 m/o Gracie Dunn, w/o James Dunn. Unmarked grave
of "Gracie Dunn's Mother" found on Catherine Rogers 1978 map. Millie's grave is East of James Washington
Rogers. Betty Cochran of Alabama finds Gracie Dunn's Mother, Millie J. (Churchman) Dunn 24 in 1893
wedding to James Dunn at Yell County. Betty also presents a U.S. Census which says Gracie Dunn,
adopted daughter in the household of James W. and Amanda E. Rogers. (Born in 1869), she's 11 in the
1880 census. Millie's husband James is remarried to Mary C. in 1896 showing in the 1900 Arkansas Census
of Scott County so her death was likely before 1896. Millie is likely a sis/o J.W. Churchman also buried here
in Rogers Mtn. Grove. Wooden Marker with name placed on grave September 2009.
Ellis, Mary E. (Rynders) 6 Nov 1937, 8 Feb 2001 "Rest in Peace", sis/o Benny Rynders
Ewing, George W. b. Apr 1848 h/o Linda, f/o John B., concrete marker is eroding,
I found Reverend G. W. Ewing performing the
marriage ceremony of O. O. Rogers 18 of Millard to
Lida Dorrough 15 of Millard on 7 December 1913.
Ewing, James Dudley 4-12-1882, 3-3-1962 h/o Statia I. "Stacy" (Rose), s/o George W. & Linda
(Rogers). This concrete marker memorial is of whimsical nature. From the mailbox aluminum lettering on
top, to the blue yellow and red, cat-eye marbles embedded in the concrete, it exhibits an interesting way to
remember a loved one. I always enjoy seeing it says Bruce Dickey. "J. D. Ewing" is all it says. Lineup: near
road J.D, then north is Linda, north again is George, and finally is John B..
Ewing, John. B. 1889 - 1911 s/o George W. & Linda (Rogers), J. B. on stone, also
reads: "Son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Ewing". Also has a nice
Ewing, Linda (Rogers) b. Jun 1850 w/o George W. says Betty Cochran, who also gives:
Lucinda Miranda (Rogers) from census. Concrete marker
Fink, Carl L. 12-21-1916, 10-6-1961 Sgt., Co. F, 137th Ark. Inf., WWII
Fink, Emly E. (Hodges) 6-2-1849, 11-17-1913 w/o Henry, spelled Emly on the stone
Fink, Henry 1849 - 1918 h/o Emly E. (Hodges), s/o George Riley & Lavina
(Lipe) Fink, other dates for Henry from Don
Rogers are 6-2-1843, 10-31-1918. Company L,
14th Regiment of the Kansas Calvary, Civil War
Fink, Ida Modena (Ward) 10-28-1892, 1-28-1958 w/o Macie N., d/o William & Ellen E. (Dickey) Ward,
footstone reads "Dena", sis/o Dewey.
Fink, John Thomas 2-25-1880, 3-22-1962 h/o Lula Mae, s/o Henry & Emly E. (Hodges)
Fink, Lula Mae (Barfield) 8-24-1891, 7-20-1925 w/o John Thomas
Fink, Macie N. 1-1-1886, 3-29-1968 h/o Ida Modena (Ward), s/o Henry & Emly e. (Hodges).
Don Rogers says Lavina Jamima "Viney" (Fink) Rogers is
Macie's sister. Don says Macie was born on 1-1-1885.
Footstone reads "Macie." Viney married Stephen Andrew
Fink, Raymond Leon 1925 - 1931 s/o John Thomas & Lula Mae (Barfield), Don Rogers
gives July 1925, and 6-5-1931
Fink, William Henry 2-10-1915, 3-25-1969
Frazier No dates Concrete marker with way faded out "Frazier" in block
letters. Being just North of James W. Rogers, the
granddaddy to ‘em all, to me is significant. Who is
Frazier? Several land patents display early Fraziers on
Huckleberry Mtn. Betty Cochran shared a Confederate
Pension Filing of James W. Rogers which states that he
was married at the home of V. V. Frazier by James
Freeman, Child No Dates "Child of Homer and Grace Freeman", on concrete
marker, East of Mahala Freeman near North fence center.
Freeman, Mahala 7 Feb 1874 - 1938 Don Rogers givesw/o W. D., Flora Ann Mahala
(Rogers) Freeman and d/o James W. and Amanda E.
Freeman, Three (1) Children No dates Concrete block marker with inscription.
Freeman, Three (2) Children No dates
Freeman, Three (3) Children No dates
Freeman, W. D. "Bill" 1871 - 1944 h/o Mahala, Sonny Dickey said the Freeman Place
was NE of Liberty School on shortcut from Dickey
Place, the way they walked to school. Location of Freeman
Place on map in Catherine Rogers book, Fever Weed
Gray, Herder 8-29-1906, 1-23-1921 Don Rogers gives s/o Joseph and Mary Eveline
(Rogers) Gray. Mary Eveline is the d/o James W.
and Amanda E. Rogers
"A little time on earth he spent, Till God for him, his angel sent."
Haston, Infant No Dates Eroding concrete marker, six feet West of James and Anna
Dickey, stone reads: "Haston Baby"
Hawkins, Kenneth C. 1917 - None Cut h/o Laura J., nice burgundy double granite at an angle.
Hawkins, Laura J. 1911 - 1973 w/o Kenneth C.
Henson, Aarom 1883 - 1919 s/o Brown Henson and Mary (Gray)
Henson, Alice 16 Jan 1919 - 17 Jan 1919 infant d/o Arb and Eliza Henson
Henson, Arb 8-19-1885, 1959 h/o Eliza (Ewing), (also Elton and A.E.), s/o Brown
Henson and Mary (Gray)
Henson, Bettie 17 Dec 1893, 30 Sep 1904 d/o Brown & Mary (Gray) Henson. 1900 U. S.
Census gives a birth date of December 1893. Hand-cast
concrete marker reads: Bettie Hinson. Marker broken
numerous times and shows repairs. It needs replacing.
Dates are visible on this marker but due to damage,
difficult to decipher. Bettie's grave is first South of Brown
& Mary (Gray) Henson.
Henson, Eliza (Ewing) 1886 - 1972 w/o Arbury Arlton aka Arb, d/o George W. & Linda (Rogers) Ewing
Brenda Trice from Obit gives Martha Eliza 83 years, Lila King submits 1897 school souvenir with Liza Ewing,
Karen Thompson wrote Emiliza on a photo, and Betty Cochran alleges Emma Liza. So if you are confused,
just go with Eliza which is on her wonderful double granite stone with Arb.
Henson, George "Brown" 1852 - 1913 h/o Mary (Gray), Census gives b. Aug 1851, Stonecutter
obviously got the dates wrong. An attempt at correcting it
leaves a bit of confusion. This adds some interest for
sure and bewilderment.
Henson, Mary (Gray) 1860, 3 Oct 1903 Stone reads, w/o G. B. Hinson, age 43 yrs, G.B. is Brown
Henson, Steven G. 1901 - 1964 Don Rogers gives h/o Vosie A. (Rogers) Henson.
Henson, Two (1) Infants No dates c/o Arb & Eliza (Ewing) Henson, Yes these have concrete
markers and are 12 and 16 feet South of Arb and Eliza.
Likely these are graves that were marked with wooden sticks
in 2010 by visiting relatives. Likely Alice 1919 an infant, and
Noble, 1917 an infant.
Henson, Two (2) Infants No dates c/o Arb & Eliza (Ewing) Henson, Yes these have concrete
markers and are 12 and 16 feet South of Arb and Eliza.
Likely these are graves that were marked with wooden sticks
in 2010 by visiting relatives. Likely Alice 1919 an infant, and
Noble, 1917 an infant.
Hignight, Children (1) No dates These (3) children likely belong to Abner C. and Elizabeth
(McBride) Hignight. Elizabeth later marries becoming the
second wife of William R. Kennington. The Hignight
children graves are due South of Mary and William R.
Kennington. Elizabeth goes by Martha E. in 1910, Matilda
E. in 1900, M. E. in 1880 and Elizabeth McBride on the
marriage record to Abner C. Hignight. The constant in her
name is the M and E, and the E, no doubt is her main
Hignight, Children (2) No dates
Hignight, Children (3) No dates Center tombstone denotes "Hignight Children," centrally
located among 3 pairs of head and foot field stones.
Census records indicate Hignight children living in the W.
R. Kennington household per Betty Cochran. These
three graves are in proximity to the Kenningtons as well.
Hoadley, Ruben b. 1823, d. after 1910 Census Concrete block inscribed as, "Mr. Hodley".
Betty Cochran found Ruben Hoadley age 77 and Mary A.
Hoadley age 67 in the 1910 U. S. Census of Logan
County, Bear Wallow Township, E. D., Sheet 11a, and
mentions they would be likely individuals for the Hodleys
at Rogers Mtn. Grove Cemetery. I concur. bd
Wooden marker with name placed Sep. 09.
Hoadley, Mary A. b. 1833, d. after 1910 Census Concrete block inscribed as: "Mrs. Hodley"see notes
for Ruben Hoadley. Wooden marker with name placed Sep 09
Hollingsworth, Hattie 1895, 1-16-1903 Stone reads: d/o "L. D. & S. A.", Census gives: Lewis B. and
Sylvia A. Hollingsworth. Hattie was only 7 to 8 years old.
House, Henry No Dates Shown on May 1978 Catherine Rogers' map,
East of Alson A. Valentine. Another House and likely
related is the wife of G. W. Kimpton, Elizabeth House, who is
daughter of George House. Wooden marker placed Sep '09
Hulsey, Sadie 1908 - 1912 d/o Laffette M. & Ellen M. Hulsey who had a child named
Sadie in the 1910 Census but was not listed in the 1920
Census. I notice that Ellen had previously lost a different
child based on the 1910 Census. bd Thanks to Betty
Cochran! Located Northwest of Dora & C. N. Rogers.
Kennington, Harriet Actually the only marking on her stone is "Harriet," similar make except short / flat
on top and in proximity to the Kenningtons. Note from Bruce Dickey 23 Aug 2009 visit: even footstone
mirrors Mary E.'s footstone. Mary's main stone is rounded, footstone is rounded. Harriet's main stone is
squared, footstone is squared. Same rippled stone used on both footstones. As other census takers
surmised this to be a Kennington grave, due to marker similarities and grave proximities, I concur, bd.
Kennington, Mary E. 11 Sep 1858, 9 May 1894 1. w/o William. R., Mary E. J. Kennington is 21 in the
1880 Yell County Census, Mountain Township in the
home of Wm. R. Kennington. She was only 35 years
of age when she died.
Kennington, Sophronia No dates "Aunt Phronia", see Francis Taylor
Kennington, William Robert 3-16-1845, 6-20-1910 h/o 1 Mary E., 2 Elizabeth (McBride) (Hignight).
Elizabeth was previously married to Abner C.
Kimpton, Elizabeth d. 1908 "J. Elizabeth (House) (Kimpton) Thomas" North of
G. W. is a grave marked with field stones and in close proximity. I believe this to be Elizabeth's grave. bd
Three reasons: 1. Info jotted down for a Kimpton? 1908? that note from work by Mildred Wasser. 2. G. W.
Kimpton was married to Elizabeth. He died and is buried in RMGC, she remarried. 3. The soldier Thomas
she married, is also buried in RMG Cemetery, but she isn't buried beside him, no one is. I chose to
alphabetize by her longtime married name since she was so short a time married to soldier Thomas.
Daughter of George House and likely sister to Henry House also buried RMGC.
Kimpton, G. W. 7-15-1835, 10-24-1904 Betty Cochran researched and found this
information based on U. S. Census records. George W. Kimpton was married to J. Elizabeth (House), whose
father George House and son Levi D. Kimpton was in their household in the 1880 Kansas, U. S. Census of
Republic County, Richland Township. The "Kimpton? 1908?", is a vague reference from the July 1 1998
survey of Rogers Mountain Grove by Mildred Collins Wasser and is published online under the name of the
cemetery on the USGENWEB, aka rootsweb.com
Betty believes the grave is likely a child of Levi D. and Hattie A. Kimpton. You find them in a separate
household to George and J. Elizabeth (House) Kimpton in the 1900 census of Logan County, Bear Wallow
Township. By the 1910 Census George and Elizabeth Kimpton are removed from the county and Levi and
Hattie are missing a second child. Through Arkansas marriage records Betty deduces that Levi is security to
sister Francis' wedding to C. T. Spearman at Belleville, AR, 1905. She finds H. A. Studebaker marriage to
daughter Merna in Millard, 1912. She also finds Levi as security to his mother J. Elizabeth to W. J. Thomas at
Millard in 1906 after the death of George Kimpton her first husband. Incredible and convincing work Betty,
G.W. died in 1904, Elizabeth in 1908, so they wouldn't be around for the 1910 Census. I would like to note
also that William J. Thomas is buried in Rogers Mt. Grove Cemetery and Elizabeth isn't buried beside him.
That leads me to believe that the grave near G. W. Kimpton is that of Elizabeth (House) (Kimpton) Thomas. It
is located as the next grave North of G. W.
"My ship is anchored and I have safe passport."
Knox, John William 25 Sep 1939, 29 Apr 2005 s/o Fred J., SSG, U.S. Army, Vietnam, bronze marker
Knox, Fred J. 7 Nov 1921, 16 Dec 1996 f/o John William, SFC, U. S. Army, WWII, bronze mkr.
Maida, Jeannette J. (Smoluch) 1 Jun 1922, 17 Jan 2008 Aunt to Sonny Dickey who says she lived at Bryant,
McNeeley, Clarence E. 1909 -1911 s/o J. H. & Emma, One of the most artistic
tombstones in the cemetery.
Mina, Rosa No dates Infant, Concrete block marker.
Orth, Gustave No dates Sgt., Spanish Am. War & Civil War, 3rd New York Inf.,
Reverend Orth solemnized the wedding of Dan
Dempsey and Minnie (Seedig). He was also the
minister of the Liberty Community Church.
Payne, Infant No dates Eroding concrete marker reads: "Payne Baby" and is
located two graves South of John W. Payne.
Payne, Belle 1877, 22 May 1962 w/o John W., Betty Cochran adds that her full name
is Maggie "Belle" (Apple) Payne, d/o Lewis and Mary
Louisa (Patterson) Apple, no reference given.
Payne, Bunea 1906, 29Feb1920 d/o John W. and Maggie Belle (Apple) Payne. She is
4 years old on the 1910 Census, and 14 years old
on the 1920 Census. The Arkansas Death Index
says she died 29 February, 1920 in Logan County
Arkansas. From Betty Cochran
Payne, John W. 1875 - 1941 h/o Maggie "Belle" (Apple) Payne
"Rains - Oldest known graves in the cemetery. BD"
Rains, Three 1. Son 8 Jun 1882 s/o J.A. Rains and S. F., upright slender engraved
fieldstone with fieldstone foot marker.
Rains, Three 2. Son 3 Aug 1884 s/o J. A. Rains and S. F., Concrete block says
"Son of J. A. Rains"
Rains, Three 3. Son 27 Feb 1889 s/o J. A. Rains and S. F., Concrete block says
"Son of J. A. Rains"
Three Son of J. A. Rains and his wife, S. F., markers are North of large raised rock slab grave of Ruthy
Isabelle Rogers. Ruthy's mother, is Missouri Ann (Rains). It is likely these two added markers are for the
sons listed on the upright slender engraved fieldstone. Incredible find, faint engraving covered by lichen.
Interpreted by flashlight Aug 23 2009 by Paula Smith and her brother, Bruce Dickey, Margaret Dickey 82
gave up and was waiting in the truck.
I returned on Aug 25, 2009 and authenticated the dates by using the soft bristles and plastic end of
toothbrush. The original marker likely had one listing, with each of the other two added as needed. Markers
South of John William Knox. bd Betty Cochran submits that J. A. and S. F. Rains listed in 1880 Census at
Yell County, Arkansas, Spring Creek Township are the parents. There is a J. A. Rains married to Rachel who
lived in the area but moved on to Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. Rachel states that she is J.A.'s wife of 26
years and has 7 of 8 children living, precluding them as parents to the three sons of J. A. Rains buried at
Rogers Mtn. Grove. Excellent work Betty Cochran! Sure would be nice to have a copy of that burned 1890
census. bd Markers South of John William Knox. bd
Rogers, Alfred Elijah 12-5-1886, 6-26-1960 h/o Versia A., also Alford, Alfred and Versia Rogers
sold a three acre tract south of Liberty School and
Rogers Mt. Grove Cemetery to the school for a
playground, storm cellar, and water well use.
Married 13 February 1907
Rogers, Amanda Elizabeth 6-22-1842, 4-28-1925 w/o James Washington, (aka Mandy), Stone was
damaged by vandals in 2004. Restored to upright
but break evident. Signer to two acre deed to the
Liberty Community Church and Rogers Mtn. Grove
Rogers, Buffard 4-8-1907, 5-24-1926 Bruce Dickey says: stone reads "Buffard" and date
was corrected to read 1926. Betty Cochran gives
Bufford M. h/o Pearl (Nicholson) Rogers.
Rogers, C. N. "Charlie" 1882, 10 Jul 1957 h/o Dora s/o James Miles & Mary Elizabeth (Fink),
still extant Cornwell Funeral Home metal marker:
"Charlie Rogers, 75 yrs." and it had death date. Stone
reads: "C. N.".
Rogers, Callie (Lee) 1874 - 1954 w/o Tom M., Don Rogers gives probably Susan
Caroline (Lee) Rogers b. 1873 and d/o Thomas A
and Martha J. Lee. Callie raised Ila Mae and Wava Mae,
daughters of Irving and Claudia for a time, until Irving
Rogers, Calvin No dates Infant, grave within 20 feet of South fence line near road.
Rogers, Clara 3-10-1922, 6-21-1951 d/o James Ben Franklin "Frank" & Esta Christina
Rogers, Claudia E. (Dickey) 5-20-1902, 3-14-1982 1 w/o Irving Lavestal, d/o James Isaac &
Savannah Ann (Brigham)
Rogers, Dora 1882 - 1930 w/o C. N. "Charlie", d/o Thomas A. & Martha Jane
Rogers, Elmer Lesley 8-29-1888, 8-12-1900 s/o James Miles & Mary Elizabeth (Fink), Concrete
upright marker is broken in three pieces. Still mostly
legible, shows signs of previous repairs, should be
Rogers, Esta C. 1890 -1952 w/o James Benton Franklin "Frank" B. Rogers, Esta
Christina (Barnes) Rogers
Rogers, Everett Earl 7-22-1902, 7-7-1973 h/o Pearl Marie
Rogers, Five (1) Children No dates c/o Frank B. & Esta C. Rogers, located in the South
central part of the cemetery. All are marked with eroding
concrete markers. Slightly W and N of Frank and Esta
Rogers double granite marker.
Rogers, Five (2) Children No dates c/o Frank B. & Esta C.
Rogers, Five (3) Children No dates c/o Frank B. & Esta C.
Rogers, Five (4) Children No dates c/o Frank B. & Esta C.
Rogers, Five (5) Children No dates c/o Frank B. & Esta C.
Rogers, Frank B. 1885 1967 h/o Esta Christina (Barnes), also James Benton Franklin
Rogers says Don R. Rogers
Rogers, Four (1) Children No Dates Central concrete block marker reads: "Children of
Harvey and Rosa Rogers", East of Gustave Orth, Don
Rogers adds; Harvey Wilburn and Rosa (Redding)
Rogers. All four graves are marked with fieldstones head
Rogers, Four (2) Children No Dates Children of Harvey & Rosa Rogers, East of Gustave
Rogers, Four (3) Children No Dates Children of Harvey & Rosa Rogers, East of Gustave
Rogers, Four (4) Children No Dates Children of Harvey & Rosa Rogers, East of Gustave
Rogers, Inez L. "Garee" 12-31-1907, 8-21-1988 2 w/o Irving Lavestal
Rogers, Infant No Dates "Acie Rogers Baby",Infant, North of Frank B. and Esta
C. Rogers children. Eroding concrete marker, census
shows Charles "Acie" Rogers being married twice and
having had six (6) children by each wife.
Rogers, Infant No dates c/o C.N. "Charlie" & Dora, nice white marble stone set in a
Rogers, Two (1) Infant No dates c/o Thomas Jefferson & Nancy Ellen (Miller) Rogers,
Says Michael N. Rogers. These two burials marked
with fieldstones and are located due East of a huge
raised slab grave which is also unmarked. Wooden marker
placed Sep 2009.
Rogers, Two (2) Infant No dates c/o Thomas Jefferson & Nancy Ellen (Miller) Rogers
Says Michael N. Rogers. These two burials marked
With fieldstones and are located due East of a huge
raised slab grave which is also unmarked. Wooden marker
placed Sep 2009.
Rogers, Infant d. 21 Mar 1916 c/o Tom M & Callie, beautiful small gray marble with
bird and vines
Rogers, Irving Lavestal 8-18-1900, 12-1-1965 1. Claudia Dickey 2.Inez L. "Garee", (aka "Rog"), f/o
Ila Mae and Wava Mae Rogers
Rogers, James Miles 24 Nov 1857, 29 Mar 1939 h/o Mary Elizabeth (Fink)
Rogers, James S. 10-27-1894, 4-16-1895 This youngster is the second grave North of Mary S.
Rogers. Nice small tombstone, blackened by lichen
and hard to read though well cut.
Rogers, James Washington 13 Nov 1831, 14 Apr 1917 h/o Amanda Elizabeth (Hodges), Co. L, 14 Kansas
Cavalry, Civil War, James W. and Amanda E. donated a two
acre tract to Liberty Community Church for use as a
school and cemetery in 1913. First known school 1897, first
known burial 1882. One cemetery census mistook Jas. for
Jess. There is no Jess Rogers.
Rogers, Mary Elizabeth (Fink) 1-25-1853, 10-6-1911 w/o James Miles d/o George Riley & Lavinia (Lipe)
Rogers, Mary S. (Sharp) 23 Jan 1861, 21 Oct 1904 w/o William J., d/o Spencer R & Julia A. (Fink) Sharp
"As a wife devoted, as a mother affectionate, as a friend ever kind and true."
Rogers, Osby L. 18 Jun 1916, 23 Jan 2002 Osby Larenzo, PFC U. S. Army, WWII, granite
stone by Ocker Monument, Van Buren, AR, bronze
military marker, very nice funeral home marker from
Roller Funeral Home. Osby Rogers and Sonny
Dickey had the two acres of Liberty School and
Rogers Mt Grove Cemetery surveyed and platted in
Rogers, Pearl Marie 2-28-1920, 5-31-1985 w/o Everett Earl
Rogers, Ruthy Isabelle No dates Don Rogers says d/o Joseph Washington and
Missouri Ann (Rains) Rogers. Don Rogers show
Missouri as buried in the Benton Cemetery in
Warner, Oklahoma and Joseph as buried in Box
Cemetery, Blackgum, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.
Someone mined this slab rock locally, it has
engraved a very beautiful script of the full name of
this child. Someone gave up a good job of cleaning
and etching the name back into the rock in 2009.
This landmark grave would certainly benefit from a
foundation and resetting of the raised slab which
has cracked in half.
Rogers, Tom M. 14 Jan 1870, 28 Mar 1921 h/o Callie (Carter), similar stones Callie and Tom,
located in the North central part of the cemetery.
Rogers, Ursie M. 5-8-1899, 8-22-1899 A tiny advertisement adorns the face of Ursie's
stone, the proud mark of a maker, Arnn & Houston,
Magazine, AR. First grave North of Mary S. Rogers.
Catherine Rogers has a "May Rogers" listed there, so it
was likely Ursie May Rogers. This is a nice small
tombstone and similar to James S. Rogers.
Rogers, Versia Arabelle (Henson) 8-26-1889 2-15-1976 h/o Alfred E., signer of 3 acre deed to the school
playground, well, and storm cellar areas.
Rogers, William J. "Willie" Jan 1865 - 1951 aka "Willie", h/o 1 Mary S. (Sharp), 2 Molly (Ramsey),
s/o James and Amanda Rogers, Anvil and Hammer
Rogers, Willard May 1908, Oct 1910 Don Rogers says s/o Alfred Elijah and Versia Arabelle
(Henson) Rogers, footstone says: "Son".
Rynders, Franklin Eugene 3 Aug 1940, 14 Feb 2009 "Benny", Delbert Faradice & Nellie Mae (Dickey)
(Hildebrand) Rynders, b/o Mary (Rynders) Ellis and
Rynders, Margarette E. G. 2-12-1931, 6-2-1942 d/o of Delbert Faradice & Nellie Mae (Dickey), sis/o
Benny Rynders and Mary Ellis.
Scrivner, Infant No dates Concrete marker states: "Scrivner Baby", North of
Anderson Baby, and Frank and Esta C. Rogers
Smoluch, Edward Mike 1-20-1920, 7-04-1997 s/o Joseph Frank, (aka Eddy), U.. S. Army, WWII
Smoluch, Frank P. 2-24-1915, 11-1-1980 s/o Joseph Frank, Tec 4, US Army
Smoluch, Joseph Frank 3-12-1893, 6-15-1959 Born in Poland
Snodderley, Edith 1874 - 1935 w/o Orestus Herbert
Snodderley, Jasper "Joker" 6-14-1908, 5-7-1942
Snodderley, Minnie 2-10-1911, 5-7-1942
Snodderley, Orestus Herbert 12-15-1868 12-1-1948 h/o Edith, "Grandfather" and "Beloved Father".
Snodderley, Robert 8-20-1937, 5-7-1942 Four year old Robert and his parents, Joker and
Minnie, died in a truck wreck say Margaret Dickey
and Sonny Dickey, independently. Arline Gray told
me the same story.
Squires, Clarence 7-14-1903, 10-20-1906 s/o Robert & Julia E. "Mae" (Mason), "Gone but
Squires, Julia E. "Mae" (Mason) 25 Dec 1865, 17 May 1934 1 w/o Albert W. Cherry,
2 w/o George M. Melchor,
3 w/o Robert N. Squires
Squires, Robert N. d. after 1937 Someone added two small granite markers for Julia
and Robert Squires about 2004, only one grave for
an adult is visible, marked with fieldstones near
Stapleton, Amanda Jane 2Nov 1923, 27Jan1964 Bronze marker with two branches each with three
Stapleton, Betty Jane 15Dec1941, 17May1974 Bronze marker with mountain scene, sunset,
rivers, spruce trees.
Stapleton, Hoyle L. 12 Sep1921, 30 Aug 2000 Bronze marker with cross. h/o Margaret Amanda
Jane (Sanders), from Paris Express obituary: f/o
Jack Stapleton of Clarksville, Bill Stapleton of New
Blaine, Jimmy Stapleton of Arizona, one step
-daughter, Tammy Stapleton, and one daughter
Betty Jane Stapleton. s/o Hugh Abner and Myrtle
Elizabeth (Smith) Stapleton. Blank death date on
Stapleton, F. M. "Marion" 1860 - 1930 h/o Mary, has a nice gray marble footstone which
Stapleton, Mary 1865 - 1940 w/o F. M. "Marion", footstone reads: "Mary"
Stapleton, William F. "Bill" 5-5-1909, 9-4-1969 PFC, Company D, 359th Arkansas Infantry,
Studebaker, Abe No Dates Shown on Catherine Eikleberry Rogers hand drawn
map of May 20, 1978 is "Abe Studebaker" grave. It
is located near the West fence between Amanda
Burbank and Enos Studebaker. Verified by bd 2009.
Wooden marker placed Sep. 2009. While this
fieldstone grave exists right where it is mentioned,
there is another Abraham Studebaker buried in the
RMGC. It is possible that this is his son? However,
the evidence is based solely on Catherine's map.
Studebaker, Enos 10-9-1841, 1-5-1905
"An honest man, the noblest work of God."
Studebaker, Infant No dates Concrete marker West of A. W., third grave South of
Studebaker, A. W. 1-31-1827, 5-3-1909 "Age 82 yrs. 3 mo. 29 da." One of the more unique
and beautiful stones in the cemetery, special marble.
"A. W. Studebaker" is the spelling on the tombstone.
Abraham W. Studebaker, h/o Louina or Louisa,
census says he was born in January 1827 in Ohio.
Louisa was born January 1831 in Mississippi. He
was 73, she 69, in the 1900 Census.
Taylor, Francis No dates "Aunt Frank" is what it says atop her tombstone.
Next to and practically identical to "Aunt Phronia"
stone, Sophronia Kennington.
Teague, Henery C. 1819 - 1903 Bruce Dickey says stone has spelling of Henery C.
and the years, only.
Thomas, William J. No dates h/o Elizabeth House Kimpton Thomas, Civil War,
Company A, 145th Ohio N G, 1861 - 1865,
"Landmark Grave - Raised Slab"
"Unknown Grave" No Dates This unknown grave features a large, even double
size, raised slab rock. It is located in the West central part of the cemetery. This burial is significant to the
cemetery because of it's landmark status. Another similar grave but smaller is that of Ruthy Isabelle Rogers.
Jack King even with Catherine Rogers help, could do no more than conjecture it is a Rogers, adding a
question mark after the name on the map. There is also some suggestion that it is a double grave due to it's
size. I heard one comment of the possibility of bears tampering with grave sites, allowing that a rock slab
could protect the grave. The slab has cracked in half over the years and vandals did their best in 2004 to
unseat it, but it remains yet today. This grave site would be a candidate for resetting of the stones this time
using a foundation and mortar.
Valentine, Ada F. 1-23-1865, 5-9-1951 w/o Alson A., "Mother", "At Rest." Ada F. Fentress
Valentine, Alson A. 1-16-1860, 5-2-1932 h/o Ada F. Fentress (Strong), s/o John I. & Francis
Valentine. His name is also spelled Allison
Valentine, Christine Anita 11-12-1925, 11-20-1925 This wonderful stone has a heart face, with info
"Budded on earth to bloom in heaven."
Valentine, Emery E. 12-14-1893, 11-18-1982 h/o Rosa E. (Apple), f/o Rose Dixon
Valentine, J. Eustace 5-28-1895, 1-20-1973 h/o Pearl, Corporal, Battery F, 142nd Arkansas
Valentine, Fentress 5-24-1898, 8-29-1899 s/o Alson A. & Ada F.
"Our darling one has gone before, to greet us on the other shore."
Valentine, Lelia 1891 - 1939 "At Rest."
Valentine, Pearl 10-5-1896, 4-25-1963 w/o Eustace J.
Valentine, Rosa E. (Apple) 12-9-1901, 1-26-1983 w/o Emery E., m/o Rose Dixon
Valentine, Waldo Ray 1-1-1925, 1-6-1925 Stone depicts resting lamb with two leaved
branches. Small tombstone North of Emery and
Ward, Ellen Elizabeth (Dickey) 12-13-1871, 3-7-1958 w/o William L. "Will", m/o Dewey Ward and Ida
Modena (Ward) Fink, sis/o James Isaac Dickey,
d/o William Henry Harrison and Mary Ann (Hyett)
Dickey of Paducah, Kentucky
Ward, William L. "Will" 8-31-1867, 6-21-1953 h/o Ellen Elizabeth (Dickey), f/o Dewey, who moved to
Richmond California says Lila King, also f/o Ida
Modena (Ward) Fink.
Whitwell, Hugh Elvis "Mack" 3-5-1902, 4-3-1967 2nd h/o Lydia Golda (Dickey) (Still)
Whitwell, Lydia Golda (Dickey) (Still) 14Jan1898, 20Feb1999 1 w/o Dean Still, 2 w/o Mack, d/o James Isaac
& Savannah Ann (Brigham), lived to be 101,
m/o Jimmy Still.
Woods No dates Concrete marker near road.
Zeiler, Andrew D. 8-21-1870, 1-30-1972 h/o Laura Lee
Zeiler, Laura Lee 9-13-1887, 8-3-1973 w/o Andrew D.
Zeiler, Opal Lee 2-16-1930, 3-27-1967 h/o Thelma
Zeiler, Thelma 10-13-1932, 12-24-1967 w/o Opal Lee
Zeiler, Tomey Lee 5-10-1965, 2-18-1969 Stone depicts a child with a lamb, looking away.
*ADDITIONAL NOTES, As of August 22, 2009, I became aware of additions to this Rogers Mtn. Grove /
Liberty Cemetery Census from sources other than on site surveys, likely from obituaries or other
documentation. Anyone looking at this census should be aware of these other cemeteries. I have gone back
and purged this census, if the addition, was on the strength of unclear information. If there is a marker or
other credible supporting documentation then it is proper to include them in the survey and census listing.
Here are the other similar cemeteries in Logan County which can easily be confused: 1. Liberty Church
Cemetery, Driggs 2. Liberty Cemetery, Scranton 3. Mt. Grove Cemetery, Sugar Grove near Magazine 4.
Sugar Grove Cemetery, near Magazine 5. Logan Cemetery, Sugar Grove near Magazine 6. Liberty
Two maps of the cemetery exist, the first is by Catherine Eikleberry Rogers hand drawn on brown Kraft paper
and has notes to a draftsman, dated 20 May 1978. The second map is by Jack King May 1978 and is more
compact. Several other censuses of Rogers Mountain Grove Cemetery exist as well: 1. 1965 North Logan
County Cemeteries 2. 1994 bethg.shutdown.com by Arline Gray and Mabel Roseborough 3. 1998
Rootsweb.com by Mildred Collins Wasser 4. and this one: 2009 dickeyguitars.com by Bruce Dickey
Updated 18 September 2009 . You may freely use this census, please acknowledge the source.
Bruce Dickey, Russellville, AR, Trustee, Rogers Mtn. Grove Cemetery, Liberty Community, Logan Co. AR