Cooper Cemetery - Baxter County
Miscellaneous Notes



Below are a new notes based on people buried at the Cooper Cemetery in Baxter County.



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Overview of Cooper Cemetery
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Overview of Cooper Cemetery
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Cooper Row
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Directions to cemetery: Take highway 5 north (west/northwest) from Mountain Home, Arkansas, to the Y at Midway. Turn left (south) on 126/178 and continue about approximately 2.2 mi. to Kinsdale Lane. Turn right (west) onto this dirt/gravel road which dead ends at the cemetery.



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Cooper Family

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Francis Cooper

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Celia Alice "Hettie" (Crane) Cooper

Francis Marian Cooper was the son of James "Uncle Jimmy" and Mary (Fannin) Cooper. Celia Alice "Hettie" Crane was the daughter of Josiah M. and Mary Jane (Norman) Crane. Francis and Celia were married October 25, 1866 in Arkansas according to the family Bible.



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Warren C. Cooper

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Washington Cleveland Cooper

Warren and Cleve Cooper was the sons of James "Uncle Jimmy" and Mary (Fannin) Cooper.



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Nancy Jane (Wise) Cooper

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Andrew Jackson Cooper

Jane Cooper was the daughter of Absolum and Nancy (Walker) Wise. Nancy Jane married Andrew Jackson Cooper in 1872 per 1900 census. A. J. is the son of George Washington and Susan Caroline (Stafford) Cooper



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Eliza (Cooper) Tucker

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Thomas Cooper

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Jackson Cooper

Thomas, Jackson and Eliza Cooper Tucker were the children of Andrew Jackson and Nancy Jane (Wise) Cooper. Eliza married William Alexander Tucker on September 30, 1906 in Baxter County, Arkansas.



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Julianne (Payne) Cooper

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James Madison Cooper

Jim was the son of Francis Marian and Celia Alice (Crane) Cooper. Julia was the daughter of Alexander and Mary (Byrd) Payne. Jim and Julia were married on February 4, 1894 in Baxter County, Arkansas.



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Edith and Ora Cooper

Edith and Ora were daughters of Jim and Julia (Payne) Cooper. Both born after 1900 and passed on before 1910



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Jordan / Conley / Bodenhamer Families

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Tombstone of Baxter Jordan and Mary L. Conley Jordan Tombstone

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Baxter Jordan
Company C., “Dixie Boys”
24th Alabama Infantry



From: History & Families of Baxter County Arkansas
JORDAN - After losing a small fortune in Alabama during the Civil War, William B. Jordan came to Arkansas to get a new start. He staked out 1,000 acres of land on the Northfork and White rivers in what was then Marion County, but was incorporated in Baxter County when it was formed. A part of this land on White River is still owned by descendants of his granddaughter, Hessie Jordan Dilbeck.

The family of William B. Jordan came originally from England. He was born in Virginia and was a member of the Christian Church. As a young man, he moved to Alabama and became a prosperous farmer and miller. He was a colonel in the Civil War and died in Baxter County in 1897.

William B. Jordan married a Miss Paul of Alabama; their children were Alice and Albert. After her death, he married Martha Gammill; their children were: Jane, Georgia, Baxter, John and James Luther.

In 1867, Col. Jordan brought his family to Arkansas and established their home at what became known as the Jim Lonon place on Highway 126. The original house is now a part of Mountain Village 1890 in Bull Shoals.

Baxter Jordan married Mary Conley; their children were: Fannie, William, Thomas and Nell.

John Jordan married Lou Messick; their children were: Virgil, Ethel and another son.

James Luther Jordan married Mary "Sis" Lonon; their children were Belle and Florence. After the death of his first wife, James Luther married Martha Davis who had come to Baxter County from Georgia.

The children of James Luther and Martha Davis Jordan were: Ephram (married Addie Lee) who moved to Oklahoma at an early age and died in California; Nora (married John Dilbeck); Hessie (married Henry Dilbeck); and Don (married Zora Herron).

Both James Luther Jordan and his wife are buried in the Cooper Cemetery. One daughter, Hessie Jordan Dilbeck, lived her entire life in the Whiteville Community of Baxter County. Her children were: Lloyd, Edith, Rex and Alene Lonon -all deceased; Harvey, Neil and Iva Wiltfong - still living in the area. Henry C. Dilbeck and his wife, Hessie Jordan Dilbeck, are buried in the Gassville Cemetery. Submitted by Donnie Pitchford

The History of Baxter County Arkansas by Frances Shiras McClelland reads:
After losing a small fortune in Alabama during the Civil War, William B. Jordan came to Arkansas to get a new start. He staked out 1,000 acres of land in what was then Marion County, but which later was incorporated in Baxter County when it was formed. He served as Justice of the Peace for many years. He was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, in 1808, the son of Baxter Jordan. When a young man he moved to Alabama and became a prosperous farmer and miller. He was married to Miss Paul of Green County, Alabama, and they were the parents of two children. After her death he married Martha Gammil, also of Greene County, and to them were born five children. Col. Jordan was a Mason. The family came originally from England and both of his grandfathers, Edward Jordan and John Pettus, were outstanding soldiers in the Revolutionary War

And from elsewhere on the web about the Civil War photo:
Born about 1843, young Jordan was photographed wearing a state-issue seven button fatigue uniform prescribed after the earlier AVC regulations. The shell jacket, probably made at Mobile, is light grey with darker facing color (a medium blue for infantry) on cuffs, collar and cloth shoulder straps. The kepi appears to be dark blue, bearing the brass letters “DB” for “Dixie Boys.” His musket is a M1816 with cone-in-barrel conversion probably captured (January 1861) inventory from the Mount Vernon Arsenal with locally made russet leather US pattern accoutrements. The rectangular belt plate is gilded, obscuring the surface detail.

From Pickens, Alabama, Baxter Jordan enlisted in the “Dixie Boys” at Navy Cove near Ft. Morgan as company 4th Corporal. Archive records are lacking but Jordan apparently ended the war as sergeant, later moving to Whiteville, Arkansas, and living until at least 1890. The 24th Alabama served in the Mobile fortifications and later marched with the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Atlanta. The regiment was decimated at Franklin, the survivors fighting at Bentonville and surrendering with Joe Johnston in April 1865.



1880 census
Jordon, Baxter          37     AL
             Mary L         34     NC
             Fanny S         7     Kids all born in AR
             Thomas C      5
             William B      2

Fannie L. Jordan Bodenhamer September 13, 1872 September ?? 1909
G. E. Bodenhamer married Fannie L. Jordan November 3, 1895 per “The Early Marriages of Baxter County Arkansas 1873 to 1897”

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Thomas C. Jordan

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William B. Jordan

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Cora Nell Jordan

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Fannie (Jordan) Bodenhamer

Thomas, William, Nell and Fannie were all children of Baxter and Mary L. (Conley) Jordan. It appears Thomas, William, and Nell never married as they were with their mother for the 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 census. Search of Baxter County Marriage records didn't yield any marriages for these three. Fannie was married on November 3, 1895 to George Ewell Bodenhamer in Baxter County, Arkansas.

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Adaline (Parks) Conley

Adaline was the mother of Mary L Conley who married Baxter Jordan. Adaline's husband's name was Aaron and he died before the move from North Carolina to Arkansas.



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Leland Bodenhamer

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Harold Bodenhamer

Leland is the daughter and Harold the son of George and Fannie (Jordan) Bodenhamer



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James Luther and Mary (Davis) Jordan

James Luther Jordan was born in February 1854 and died February 17, 1901. He was the son of William B and Martha (Gammill) Jordan. This makes him Baxter Jordan's brother.
Mary "Mattie" "Sis" (Davis) Jordan was born November 1862.



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Avis Dilbeck

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Nora D. (Jordan) Dilbeck

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Helen M. (Dilbeck) Sanford

Avis Dilbeck was the daughter of John Wesley and Nora D. (Jordan) Dilbeck. Nora being the daughter of the above James Luther and Mattie Jordan, would make Avis their granddaughter.
Nora Jordan married John Wesley Dilbeck on July 19, 1903 in Baxter County, Arkansas.
Helen M. Sanford was the daughter of John Wesley and Nora (Jordan) Dilbeck.



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York / Reed Family

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William and Nancy York

From: The Early Marriages of Baxter County Arkansas 1873 to 1897
W. H. York to Nancy T. Reed June 1, 1888
York Mamie 24 to J. L. Davis 24 November 11, 1917
York Arria 21 to H. C. Lonon 32 on November 25, 1917
York, Bonnie 19 to Wylie Brewer 25 on November 30, 1919


1900 Census Arkansas > Baxter > Independence >
York, William February 1862 Georgia
York, Nancy April 1866 Tennessee
York, Mamie daughter June 1892 Arkansas
York, Aubry son October 1893 Arkansas
York, Arria daughter June 1898 Arkansas

1910 Census Arkansas > Baxter > Independence >
York, Willie H. 48 Georgia
York, Nancy 46 Eight children six alive. Tennessee
York, Mamie daughter 17 All kids born in AR
York, Aubrey son 16
York, Aria daughter 12
York, Bonnie daughter 9
York, Willie son 6 6
York, Jesse son 2 2

1920 Census Arkansas > Baxter > Independence >
York, Willard H 57 Georgia
York, Nancy 55 Tennessee
York, Willie E. son 16 AR
York, John J son 12 AR

Both William and Nancy are gone by the 1930 census

From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hightower&id=I99963
•Name: James Aubrey York
•Birth: 25 OCT 1893 in Arkansas,
•Death: 05 NOV 1933 in Kellyville, Creek County, Oklahoma, USA
•Burial: AFT 05 NOV 1933 Kellyville Cemetery, Kellyville, Creek County, Oklahoma, USA
•Married: 27 MAR 1923 in Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma to Stella Mae Holden b: 1903 in Salem, Dunklin County, Missouri
Children:
1. James Leo York b: 24 AUG 1923 in Creek County, Oklahoma
2. Dorothy Marie York
3. John Paul York b: 26 OCT 1928 in Creek County, Oklahoma
4. Marie Dorothy York



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Marler / Martin Family

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James and Martha (Martin) Marler

James is the son of Dr. John E. and Martha Ann Muhulda (White) Marler and Martha is the daughter of James Franklin and Polly (Stone) Martin. James and Martha were married on January 13, 1895 in Baxter County, Arkansas.



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James Franklin Martin

James was in Company D 16 Illinois Infantry - Civil War. James was the father of Martha Marler and George Martin.



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George Martin

Dates on stone 1882 - 1958. George was the son of James Franklin and Polly (Stone) Martin. G. L (L probably typo in records) Martin (age 26) married Flora Payne (age 17) on February 2, 1908 in Baxter County, Arkansas



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Bagwell Family

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Malissa (Cooper) Bagwell

Malissa was the daughter of James "Uncle Jimmy" and Mary (Fannin) Cooper. She first married Stephen R. Stafford. Stephen died during the Civil War. After his death, she married Allen H. Bagwell.

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George and Alice (Smith) Bagwell

George Bagwell is the son of Allen H and Malissa Ann (Cooper) Bagwell. Alice is the daughter of Mitchell and Pauline (??) Smith. George and Alice were married in 1884 per 1900 census.

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Cora Bagwell and Dora Bagwell

Cora and Dora Bagwell are the daughters of George and Alice (Smith) Bagwell. Their sister, Nora, is married to Benjamin F. Marler who is a brother to James Marler (see above).



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Hammack Family

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James Monroe Hammack

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Sarah Juliet (Conley) Hammack Wolf

James was the son of William and Mary Ann (Bush) Hammack. James was married to Sarah Juliet Conley, the daughter of Aaron and Adaline (Parks) Conley. After James death, Sarah married Robert H. Wolf on June 28, 1896 in Baxter County, Arkansas.



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James William and Mary (Dilbeck) Hammack

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Henry M Hammack

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William Ray and Thelma L. (Doak) Hammack

Bill was the son of James Monroe and Sarah J. (Conley) Hammack. Mary was the daughter of Henry Tolliver and Martha E. (Stafford) Dilbeck. They were married October 8, 1905 in Baxter County, Arkansas.
Henry was the son of James William and Mary L. (Dilbeck) Hammack.
Ray was the son of James William and Mary L. (Dilbeck) Hammack. Thelma was the daughter of William Aken and Alpha Irene (Green) Doak.



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Tucker Family

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Eugene and Eunice Edna (Cooper) Tucker

Eugene was the son of Laben Epps and Lucinda Ella (White) Tucker. Edna was the daughter of James "Jim" Madison and Julianne "Julie" (Payne) Cooper.



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Webber Family

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Ambrose Webber

Ambrose was the son of Robert E. Lee and Mary A. (Cooper) Webber



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Jenkins Family

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Infant Jenkins

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Roscoe Jenkins

This infant daughter and Roscoe were the children of W. T. and M. A. Jenkins.



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Gray Family

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Eldon Gray

This may perhaps be a child of William and Nancy York. Small stone next to theirs. I have no other info.