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Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
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Paris to Big Sandy - 16 Miles (25 Minutes)

From Paris court square, take Market Street / Veterans Drive / Mineral Wells to 69A toward Big Sandy. Once in Big Sandy, turn left on Main Street (there is a Citgo Gas station on the Northwest corner), bear right on Front Street, turn left on Second Street, then right on Fifth Street (where a sign points to the right and reads "All Resorts"). Fifth Street takes a hard turn to the left and then right, and is now considered Lick Creek Road. A fork comes up pretty quick with Faxon Road, so bear to the left to stay on Lick Creek Road.

It is another 10 miles and between 25 to 30 minutes from Big Sandy to the Henry/Benton County line and the wildlife refuge boundary. You will pass an old storefront on your left and then turn left on Bennett's Creek Road to enter the refuge and cross the county line. While inside the refuge, you are on gravel roads at best and dirt roads at worst. You are best to double and triple check that your vehicle is prepared for some rough terrain. Also of note, Cellular phones do not work while in the old 23rd district, so emergency assistance may not be as easy to get.

Once inside the Old 23rd, follow Bennett's Creek Road for approximately 1 mile, until the old Mt. Zion Church building appears on your left inside a clearing. Turn left and park on the left side of the church. The cemetery is behind the church inside a chain link fence.

Travel time from Paris Court Square is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, allowing for slow speeds.

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The Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery sits surrounded by the remote woods of the Old 23rd District. Seemingly, its only company among the trees and the waters is the old church building itself, where an annual homecoming is held for those with ties to the Old 23rd. The church does not seem to be active beyond this homecoming, but it seems that either the wildlife reserve staff or a representative of the church keeps the cemetery in excellent condition.



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Earliest birth date: J. H. McFadden, born 1824. Names listed in Compendium: 201
Earliest death date: John G. Grainger, died 11 Jan 1873. Names evident on records as of April 28, 2007: 222
Photos archived here: 155



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Photographs taken April 28, 2007.
 
Name Photos Birth Death Notes Marriage Next of Kin
Bailey, Alfreda Will Bailey, Son
Bailey, Nannie Velma 1885 1906 W. T. Bailey, Father
Bailey, Unknown 007 No stone; marker reads "daughter of Will & Sid Bailey"
Bradford, Sally 009 Wife of Jeff Bradford Jeff Bradford, Husband
Brewer, Bill 011 1885 1960
Brewer, Ila C. 011 1892 1974
Bryant, Pink No Relatives Found
Cathey, James C. 1919 1921 Will Cathey, Father
Chandler, Infant 1918 1918 Riley Chandler, Father
Chandler, Theodore 019 1917 1917
Christopher, Annie 1930 1930 Jesse Christopher, Father
Christopher, Bell K. Wynn 022 06 May 1864 11 Nov 1915 Wife of G. S. Christopher Mrs. Sophia Odom, Daughter
Christopher, Claudy C. 1901 1919 Clady C. Richardson Christopher, Dau of J. L. & L. J. Richardson Mrs. Lottie Richardson, Mother
Christopher, Ed 024/a 1912 Jessie Christopher, Half-Brother
Christopher, Elizabeth "Lizzie" 024/a 1874 1907 Wife of Mart Christopher Jessie Christopher, Son
Christopher, G. Solomon "Sol" 026/a 16 May 1861 06 Nov 1925 Mason Mrs. Sophia Odon, Daughter
Christopher, Howard E. 027 1921 1925 Son of C.B. & Maudie Christopher Clennie Christopher, Father
Christopher, Infant 028 11 Oct 1928 11 Oct 1928 Infant daughter of Jesse Christopher
Christopher, John 024/b 1855 1916 Jessie Christopher, Nephew
Christopher, Mart 024/a 1859 1920 Jessie Christopher, Son
Christopher, Martha G. Hutchinson 031 1848 1935 Wife of Warren W. Christopher Mrs. Lottie Richardson, Daughter
Christopher, Mrs. Matt 024/b 1917 Jessie Christopher, Nephew
Christopher, Warren W. 033/a 1847 02 Oct 1914 Aged 67yrs; Mason Mrs. Lottie Richardson, Daughter
Culpepper, Infant 1925 1925 Elmer Culpepper, Father
Culpepper, Unidentified 036/a moved from Culpepper Cem.
Culpepper, Unidentified 037/a moved from Culpepper Cem.
Culpepper, Unidentified 038/a moved from Culpepper Cem.
Culpepper, Unidentified 039/a moved from Culpepper Cem.
Culpepper, Unidentified 040/a moved from Culpepper Cem.
Dortch, Rosalynn 042/a 09 Apr 1913 12 Jul 1918 Dau of R.F. & Ova Dortch Fulton Dortch, Father
Dortch, Stella Gray 043 1899 1934 Wife of Hurley Dortch Hurley Dortch, Husband
Dunn, Alford 045 06 Jul 1846
Dunn, Ina Bell 046 1894 1919 Wife of Charles Dunn Charley E. Dunn, Husband
Dunn, Infant 1921 1921 Jim Dunn, Father
Dunn, Mary E. Woods 045 25 Aug 1849 22 Feb 1922 Wife of Alford Dunn Miss Ardell Dunn
Eldridge, Clinton 050/a/b 1924 1931 Mrs. Pearly Gray Eldridge, Mother
Eldridge, Evala 1917 1934
Eldridge, Pearl Gray 052/050/a 1882 1958
Evans, Celia 1863 1935 Wife of John Evans Alse Evans, Son
Evans, Charley Charley Marion? Evans Mrs. Charlie Evans, Widow
Evans, Frances M. 18?2 1919 Emma Grainger, Granddaughter
Evans, Granville 1889 1927 Mrs. Jennie Claxton, Widow
Evans, Infant 1913 1913 Infant of Preston Evans Mrs. Thurman King, Mother
Evans, Infant 1915 1915 Mrs. Bertie King, Mother
Evans, John 1835 1918 Alse Evans, Son
Evans, John F. 1911 Elmer Evans, Father
Evans, Preston 1879 1914 Mrs. Thurmon "Bertie" King
Evans, Sandra Leola 1924 1926 Howard Evans, Father
Evans, Vernie 1915 Mrs. Jennie Claxton, Mother
Evans, Ywerby 1912 1927 Mrs. Jennie Claxton, Mother
Flowers, Isa Medlock 067 14 Mar 1885 16 Jul 1942 Wife of W. Clarence Flowers
Flowers, W. Clarence 067 28 Feb 1886 22 Apr 1987
Granger, Glen 070
Grainger, John G. 072 08 Aug 1846 11 Jan 1873
Grainger, Martha E. Hudgins 073 1860 1939 Wife of Willian S. Grainger Mrs. Maud Wynn, Daughter
Grainger, William S. "Bill" 074 1855 1920 Mrs. Maud Wynn, Daughter
Grainger, Willis G. 1925 1925 Willis Grainger, Father
Gray, Balem C. 077/050/a 1916 1916 Mrs. Pearly Gray Eldridge, Mother
Gray, Bell Wife of Kiah Gray Mrs. Ora Evans, Daughter
Gray, Cyrus H. 079/050/a 1908 1909 Mrs. Pearly Gray Eldridge, Mother
Gray, Elbert S. 080 11 Nov 1865 22 Aug 1922 Mrs. Mollie Gray, Widow
Gray, Evola 081/050/a 1917 1934 Mrs. Pearly Gray Eldridge, Mother
Gray, Infant 1911 1911 Stillborn twin sons Mrs. Mollie Gray, Mother
Gray, Infant 1911 1911 Stillborn twin sons
Gray, James Monroe 084 13 Aug 1925 24 Nov 1925 Aged 3m Edmond Gray, Father
Gray, John 18?? 1902 Williard Gray, Son
Gray, Kiah Mrs. Ora Evans, Daughter
Gray, Mary A. 080 27 Jun 1876 22 Jul 1976 wife of E.S.
Gray, Mary W. Mizell 088/a 24 Jan 1842 25 Mar 1911 Wife of James M. Gray Edmond Gray, Son
Gray, Paul 089 14 Oct 1909 31 Dec 1960
Gray, Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" 090/050/a 1869 1919 Mrs. Pearly Gray Eldridge, Widow
Hampton, Allison Aged 1y Mrs. Joe Hampton, Mother
Hampton, B. J. 1845 1925 Annie Bell Winters, Cousin
Hampton, Caroline 094 1845 1917 Wife of John A. Hampton Annie Bell Winters, Daughter
Hampton, Catherine Aged 1y Mrs. Joe Hampton, Mother
Hampton, Finis 094 1852 1907 Annie E. Winters, Sister
Hampton, Hardie 094 1882 1923 Annie Bell winters, Sister
Hampton, Infant Mrs. Joe Hampton, Mother
Hampton, Infant Mrs. Joe Hampton, Mother
Hampton, Joseph "Joe" 100/a 11 Mar 1872 17 Feb 1939 Mrs. Joe Hampton, Widow
Hampton, Mattie Aged 2y Mrs. Joe Hampton, Mother
Hampton, Miller 094 1884 1913 Annie Bell Winters, Sister
Hampton, Nida Mrs. Joe Hampton, Mother
Hampton, Tannie 100/a/104 15 Jun 1878 25 Feb 1959 Wife of Jospeh Hampton
Herndon, George 106 07 Nov 1881 17 Jun 1969
Herndon, Hattie 106 1877 1928 Wife of George Herndon George Herndon, Husband
Herndon, Mollie Ann 108 1859 1930 George Herndon, Son
Hornberger, Infant Jane Beecham, Mother
Hutchinson, Dallas Alline 112 1922 1923 dau. of John & Emily Mrs. E. K. Hutchinson, Mother
King, Dick 1852 1924 Mrs. Dane King, Widow
Lane, Ambrose 116 1916 1934 Mrs. Geo. "Maud" Wynn, Mother
Lane, William 117/a/b 1884 15 Jun 1916 Aged 32y Mrs. Geo. "Maud" Wynn, Widow
Leegan, Ida Bailey Will Bailey, Brother
Lemons, B. 121 1863 1927 Mrs. Josie Lemonds, Widow
Lemons, Josy 121 1882 wife of B. Lemons
Manon, Francis 124/a name stone only
Martin, Mrs. A. J. Moved from Culpepper Cem.
Martin, A. J. 127/a 26 Oct 1838 23 Jan 1900
Martin, James Stanley 128 1921 1927 Jim Martin, Father
Martin, Polly Sexton 129 09 Mar 1846 1905 10 Aug 1858
Maynard, Isham 1865 1900 Sellie Maynard, Brother
McDaniel, Charline 133/a 13 Mar 1923 29 Apr 1923 Dau of D.A. & Makie McDaniel Arthur McDaniel, Father
McDaniel, J. H. 134 1857 1920 Mrs. Beulah Gray, Widow
McDaniel, J. T. 135 31 Jan 1920 21 Jul 1923 Mrs. Beulah Gray, Mother
McDaniel, Naomi 136/a 13 Apr 1915 28 Nov 1915 Dau of D.A. & M.E. McDaniel Arthur McDaniel, Father
McDaniel, Roda M. Gray 137/a 14 Apr 1857 03 Feb 1916 Wife of J. H. McDaniel Edmond Gray, Brother
McFadden, Grace Robbins 139 1840 1910 Wife of J. H. McFadden; Aged 70yrs Ben McFadden, Grandson
McFadden, Helen 1938 Ben McFadden, Grandfather
McFadden, Henry R. 141/a/148 03 May 1905 03 Oct 1905 Son of B.F. & Adline McFadden Ben McFadden, Father
McFadden, J. H. 139 1824 1900 Aged 75yrs Ben McFadden, Grandson
McFadden, Larkin 1909 1921 Ben McFadden, Father
McFadden, Molene 1926 1938 Dau of B. F. & Adaline McFadden Ben McFadden, Father
McFadden, Royal T. 145/a/148 17 Mar 1915 04 Apr 1915 Son of B.F. & Adline McFadden Ben McFadden, Father
McFadden, Ruth Rudene 1936 1936 Ben McFadden, Grandfather
McFadden, Samuel 1874 1925 Ben McFadden, Nephew
McFadden, Zittie L. 148/a 04 Mar 1902 21 Aug 1916 Dau. of B.F. & Adline McFadden Ben McFadden, Father
Medlock, Ada 1918 Wife of John Medlock John Medlock, Husband
Medlock, Hannah Wood 151 14 Nov 1862 13 Mar 1926 Pink Medlock, Son
Medlock, Infant 1930 1930 John Medlock, Father
Medlock, James H. 153/a 07 Jan 1881 13 Mar 1904 Will Medlock, Brother
Medlock, Mary Larue 154 1927 1929 Dau. Of John S. & Rosa Medlock
Medlock, Pink A. 155 26 Aug 1888 06 Aug 1982
Medlock, Raymond 1918 John Medlock, Father
Medlock, Vennie 155 1895 1931 Wife of Pink Medlock Pink Medlock, Husband
Medlock, Willie B. 1917 1918 J. O. Medlock, Father
Medlock, Zala Lee 159/a/b 06 Jul 1907 15 May 1910 Dau of James Henry & Mattie Grace Herndon Medlock J. Henry Medlock, Father
Merrill, Cynthia L. V. Robbins 161/a 12 Dec 1874 25 Mar 1915 Albert Merrill, Husband
Mitcheson, Huice 1863 1903 Mrs. Josie Lemonds, Sister
Mitcheson, Infant 1900 1900 Mrs. Josie Lemonds, Aunt
Morris, Bell Philips 166/a 21 Mar 1875 18 Jul 1954 Wife of J.B. Morris
Morris, Denny C. 21 Sep 1907 16 Jul 19?? Mrs. J. B. Morris, Mother
Morris, Gertie 13 Aug 1898 29 Dec 1982
Morris, J. B. 166/a 07 May 1873 26 Oct 1934 Mrs. J. B. Morris, Widow
Odom, Bessie W. 171 1901 1931 Wife of Thomas H. Odom Thomas H. Odom, Husband
Odom, Brit 1906 1907 Frank Odom, Father
Odom, Corine 173 22 Aug 1924 15 Dec 1925 Dau. of W.L. & Rena Odom W. L. Odom, Father
Odom, Cyrus Hall Aged 2y John Odom, Father
Odom, Deckard 1931 Mrs. Andy J. Barnes, Widow
Odom, Elmer Decker 176 1891 1931
Odom, Eugene Aged 2y John Odom, Father
Odom, Ida Lee 1882 1920 John Odom, Husband
Odom, Infant 1892 1892 Buried with Minnie Lee Odom, mother (who died delivering) Johnny Odom, Father
Odom, Infant 1892 1892 John Odom, Father
Odom, J. J. 181/a 30 Dec 1846 02 Sep 1916 Bridger Odom, Son
Odom, Laura Bell 1900 1904 John Odom, Father
Odom, Lennie Aged 2y John Odom, Father
Odom, Lewis D. Franklin 184 1861 1944
Odom, Lloyd 1891 1909 Crusader & Martha Odom, Parents
Odom, Mary Parlee 184 1865 1944 wife of Lewis D. Franklin Odom
Odom, Minnie Lee 1874 1892 Died in Childbirth Johnny Odom, Husband
Odom, Rachel M. 188 20 Mar 1928 05 Sep 1990 wife of Thomas A., Sr. 25 Feb 1946
Odom, Ronald Franklin 189 1922 1928 Son of Bridger & Sophia Odom Bridger Odom, Father
Odom, Sallie 190 1900 1924 name stone only Frank Odom, Father
Odom, Thomas A., Sr. 188 10 Mar 1924 22 feb 1991 25 Feb 1946
Odom, Thomas H. 171 1884 06 Mar 1959
Odom, Thurmond 1917 O.R. Odom, Father
Odom, Verby Aged 8y John Odom, Father
Odom, Virgil L. 195 01 Jun 1920 22 Feb 1936 Son of W.L. & Rena Odom W.L. Odom, Father
Odom, Willie Haskell 189 1922 1928 Son of Bridger & Sophia Odom Bridger Odom, Father
Phillips, Willie Gorce Ann 198/a/b/c 10 Aug 1836 12 Nov 1920 wife of George Washington Phillips Mrs. Josie Lemonds, Daughter
Pierce, Bill 1918 Mrs. Geo. "Maud" Wynn, Niece
Richardson, Clady C. 202 1901 1919
Richardson, Infant 203 27 Jun 1913 01 Jul 1913 Son of J.L. & L.J. Richardson Mrs. Lottie Richardson, Mother
Richardson, Raymond 204/a/b 01 Apr 1908 25 May 1908 Son of J. L. & L. J. Richardson Mrs. Lottie Richardson, Mother
Robbins, Cornelia 206 1843 1906 funeral marker Isham G. Robbins, Son
Robbins, Cynthia 1908 Anderson Robbins, Son
Robbins, Darius 208 1885 1901 funeral marker Isham G. Robbins, Brother
Robbins, Floy May 209 18 Jan 1903 17 Aug 1921 Travis Robbins, Brother
Robbins, Ida Gray 210 1875 1901 Isham G. Robbins, Husband
Robbins, Infant 1908 1908 G. Cleve Robbins, Father
Robbins, Lillie Bayne 210 1879 1923 Wife of I. G. Robbins Isham G. Robbins, Husband
Robbins, Molly M. 213 1871 1925 Wife of T. Y. Robbins Travis Robbins, Son
Robbins, Nell 214 20 Jun 1908 Dau of T.Y. & M.M. Robbins Travis Robbins, Brother
Robbins, T. Y. "Yance" 215/a 1862 02 Nov 1916 Travis Robbins, Son
Robbins, Thomas 216 1842 1909 funeral marker Isham G. Robbins, Son
Robertson, Lula Scarborough 218 1897 1936 Wife of Paul Robertson Paul Robertson, Husband
Robertson, Warren Douglas 219 1925 1927 Son of Paul & Lula Robertson Paul Robertson, Father
Rowlett, Margaret 1920 1922 Jim Rowlett, Father
Stagner, Sylvia 1910 Ellen Stagner, Mother
Stagner, Talmadge 1905 Ellen Stagner, Mother
Stitts, Charley 226 17 Dec 1886 09 Jan 1901 Will Stitts, Half-Brother
Strickland, May 1902 Mrs. J. W. Stricklin, Mother
Swor, Evelyn 230/a 06 Mar 1919 28 Mar 1919 Dau of W. C. & Mary C. Swor Wymer Swor, Father
Swor, Mary C. 231/a 13 Feb 1893 21 Mar 1919 Wife of W. C. Swor Wymer Swor, Husband
Todd, Henry Clay 233 14 May 1926 24 Dec 1927 Walter Todd, Father
Todd, Laura 1920 Walter Todd, Father
Todd, Rose Lynn 235 28 Oct 1932 18 Nov 1934 Walter Todd, Father
Underwood, Alberta 1904 1904 Allen Underwood, Father
Underwood, Pauline 1910 1911 Allen Underwood, Father
Walker, Mrs. W. T. Delton Odom, Grandson
Walker, Clarice 1907 Mrs. John Walker, Mother
Walker, Infant 1908 1908 Mrs. John Walker, Mother
Walker, Minnie Delton Odom, Nephew
Wallace, John D. 245 01 Apr 1935 02 Feb 1936 George Wallace, Father
Wallace, Melvin Everett 246 02 May 1928 07 Nov 1929 George Wallace, Father
Watson, Ernie Arvil 248/a 29 May 1906 22 Mar 2002
Watson, Ervin 249 11 Mar 1872 22 Sep 1905 Levy & Ernie Watson, Sons
Watson, Nadine 250 07 Jul 1931 18 Aug 1931 Ernie Watson, Father
Watson, Roe Harris 251/a 1913 1985
Weldon, Infant 253/a 1913 1913 No stone; marker reads moved from Bradford cem. T. J. "Jeff" Weldon
Weldon, Isaac N. "Newt" 1857 1927 T. J. "Jeff" Weldon, Husband
Weldon, James Aulse 255 23 Dec 1891 13 Dec 1958
Weldon, John W. 256/a 25 Nov 1853 21 Mar 1927 Mrs. Mary Herndon, Daughter
Weldon, Linney 257 1876 1915 Wife of T.J. Weldon T. J. "Jeff" Weldon, Husband
Weldon, Lula 1902 1912 T. J. "Jeff" Weldon, Father
Weldon, S. B. 256/a 27 Sep 1863 10 May 1927 Mrs. Mary Herndon, Daughter
Weldon, T. J. 257 1862
Weldon, Willie
Williamson, Jenn(ie/y) M. 1917 1918 Jim Williamson, Father
Williamson, Margarite 264 1918 1919 dau. Of James D. & Ellen Dunn Williamson
Wood, James Sylvester 266 28 Oct 1865 07 Jul 1930 Arthur Wood, Son
Wood, Taxanah Weldon 266 06 Aug 1869 21 Jul 1938 Wife of James S. Wood Arthur Wood, Son
Wright, Manola 269/a 01 Dec 1904 25 Jan 1906 Dau of J.R. & H.B. Wright Mrs. Blanch Simmons, Mother, & Ray Wright
Wynn, Earnie 271 1900 1925 child of G.W. & M.L. George Wynn, Father
Wynn, Henry E. 272 1843 1899 19 Mar 1882
Wynn, Herbert 271 1910 Aged 4; child of G.W. & M.L. George Wynn, Father
Wynn, Infant 1914 1914 Crawford Wynn, Father
Wynn, Infant 1916 1916 Crawford Wynn, Father
Wynn, Malinda McElroy 272 1853 1904 19 Mar 1882 Nettie Robbins, Daughter
Wynn, Mollie L. 277 1877 1912 George Wynn, Husband
Wynn, Porter 271 1905 1919 child of G.W. & M.L. George Wynn, Father
Wynn, W. H. "Babe" 279 1873 1907 George Wynn, brother
Unknown Grave 281 20 Sep 1864 17 Nov 1940 Aged 76yrs; no name on stone



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