Burials in Old Dickson Cemetery

Benton County, Arkansas

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This old cemetery had thirteen burials between 1839 and 1882, mostly of Woods and Dickson families who were early settlers in Benton County and grandchildren of Revolutionary War officers and soldiers. The purpose of this page is to provide a reliable reference to the families of those thirteen, limited to just a couple of generations of both ancestors and descendents.

This is private property and not open to unscheduled visitors. Location is NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Section 36 T20N R31W about 1/2 acre.
N36° 22.27’ W094° 13.77’

Apparently the only list of gravestones was by Bentonville Mayor and) Benton County Historian Alvin A Seamster(1891-1974), sometime before 1955 when it was over grown with brush and several gravestones already damaged. That account was first published in Washington County Flashback, vol V, no 6, December 1955, again in the Benton County Pioneer Vol 6, no.4, page 25 May 1961, and third in Cemeteries of Benton County, Arkansas Vol V, Winter 1976, page 30. The cemetery was legally abandoned about 1958-9 when Wayne Carlson built two houses east of the burial ground. The neighbor across the highway, Mac McKee removed the remaining gravestones, most likely as Carlson was starting earthwork for his house and it's original unpaved driveway. The stones were certainly removed well before McKee's airplane crash in 1964.

My house, 1603 SW 2nd Street, was built shortly after parcel was deeded to Rick and Fredra Carlson on November 21, 1974. Memories of those who had seen the cemetery before gravestones were moved, indicate this house was placed slightly north of most, if not all, of the burials. Note that the graves have not been disturbed, and remain in place as of 2017 though umarked.

  1. Dickson Robert 1773-1849 m 1796 Esther Moore 1775- bef 1849
    LN has G.Stone.
  2. Dickson, Joseph Samuel 1797-1845 son of Robert & Esther m 1821 Mary Hare 1803-1869
    LN has G.Stone.
  3. Dickson, Mary Hare 1803-1869 wife of Joseph, mother of 11
    LN has G.Stone.
  4. Woods, Samuel 1799-1871, m1818 Sarah Adams.. son of Francis Harper 1776-1849 and Martha Leeper
  5. Woods, Dysart 1806-1882 son of John 1774 -1846, grandson Samuel 1740-1825 and Margaret Holmes
  6. Woods, Sarah Holmes 1810-1859 wife and 3rd? cousin of Dysart,
    dau of Phineas 1784-1860 and Rachel Stewert 1807-1855
    LN has G.Stone.
  7. Woods, Phineas H 1833-1860, son of Dysart 1806-1882 and Sarah 1810-1859
  8. Woods, infant b&d Feb 1839, son of Dysart and Sarah
    LN has G.Stone.
  9. Woods, infant b&d Mar1852, son? of Dysart and Sarah
  10. Burns, Mary Ann 1806-1870 of consumption, m 1828 wife of Thomas Patrick Burns 1797-1838
  11. Burns, Robert L 1832-1860 son of Thomas Patrick Burns and Mary Ann Knot
  12. Wooden, Rebecca Eleanor 1824-1868, daughter of Isaac 1801-1865 and Rebecca Stephenson of Carroll County Mo,
    brother Cornelius Wooden in NW Benton County in 1870 with his family.
    She signed a will June 1868, it was probated January 1869 Carroll County, Missouri
  13. Kirby, M. B. maybe family of Henry Kirby, born abt 1819, constable in 1850 & 1860 census Osage, Benton Coutny, Ark...
    Findagrave.com has 51 Kirby in Benton County, names could include son and grandson.

Close Family and Genelogy of the 13 known burials in Old Dickson Cemetery, Bentonville Ark.

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Questions, additions, corrections, and comments to Arthur Bowie, Bentonville, Arkansas.

tweek 2 Seamster 8/25/17