College Hill Cemetery

                   Murfreesboro Arkansas


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Posted by: Betty G. Schimpf
Date: November 08, 1999 12:24:01

Anyone in Pike County who is familiar with this cemetery, I am looking for
the ELAM family plot. John H. and Nancy ELAM had a daughter by the name of
ELLA ELAM who married my great uncle, F.S. BLOUNT. I would like the
readings from their markers. Your help is most appreciated. Betty G.
Schimpf in Ohio email:

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AR. The following information was added to the forum:

Name: David Kelley
Body of Message:

COLLEGE HILL CEMETERY, Pike County, Arkansas, inventoried by David Kelley,
July 29, 1975. This cemetery lies about 4 miles west northwest of the court
house in Murfreesboro and is in Section 11 and 12 of Township 8, South
of Range 26, West. You leave the court house traveling north on the 26/27
interchange .6 mile and take Highway 19 toward Narrows Dam, the road will
turn west, and at .1 mile Highway 19 turns right or north to the dam, but
you take a road straight ahead west from there 1.7 mile and cross a low
water bridge on the Little Missouri river. From here you drive 1.5 mile to
a gravel road (1975) on the right. Turn right on this gravel road and the
cemetery lies .2 mile on the left. There were several stone markers having
no information and unmarked graves. TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS. Blount, Fred
S., May 4, 1880; April 16, 1950. Blount, Ella Lee. Footstone: E.B., April
1, 1883; April 9, 1955. Fred S. Blount, age 24, and Ella Lee Elam, age 21,
daughter of John H. Elam and Nancy Ann Coker, were married February 19,
1905 in Pike County, Arkansas, Marriage Book C, page 55. Elam, John H.,
March 19, 1853; Jan. 5, 1926. Elam, Nancy Ann, July 16, 1854; March 5,
1939. "Pioneer Citizen Passes Away. J.H. Elam, of College Hill, Died
Tuesday Night of Paralysis. J.H. Elam, one of the oldest and most respected
citizens of this section of the state, died at his home near College Hill
at 11 o'clock Tuesday night (January 5, 1926). Mr. Elam had not been in
good health for some time but it was not thought dangerous as he was able
to be up most of the time, but about a week ago he suffered a stroke of
paralysis and continued to grow worse until his death. Mr. Elam was 72
years of age, and lived in this county for many years and has raised a
large family of boys and girls, most of whom survive him. He was a good,
christian gentleman, always standing for the things that tend to make
better towns, communities, churches, and schools and his influence will be
sorely missed in the community where he lived. His remains were laid to
rest in the College Hill cemetery Thursday afternoon amid a large
congregation of sorrowing relatives and friends who gathered there to pay
their last respects to his memory. He is survived by his wife, two sons,
George and Owen and four daughters, Mmes. Isabel Garrett, Vienna Williams,
Ella Blount and Mary McRae. The Courier extends its sympathy to the
bereaved family in the loss of their husband and father." Pike County
Courier, Volume 38, Number 2; Friday, January 8, 1826; page 1, column 6,
item 1. John Henry Elam and Nancy Ann Coker were married, August 1869, in
Pike County, Arkansas.

Added on Date: 2/13/00

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my query and with such
depth. I appreciate your help very much. I hope to be able to visit this
cemetery some day, so I will be sure to keep your directions on file.

Betty G. Schimpf in Lima, Ohio
Update 03.29.01              David Kelley 2000                 GNF00001.HTM