Tombstone Tuesday ~ Harriett N. Suddarth Oakley Cowling


Harriet N Suddarth was born on December 4, 1831 to Dyer and Martha Gardner Suddarth in Franklin County Ternnessee. Her siblings were: Wallace, Rachael, Elizabeth, Virginia and Frances.  On November 25, 1851 she married Francis Marion Oakley, and they resided in Franklin County until sometime between 1856 and 1860, when they are found residing in Sevier County Arkansas on the census.

Harriet and Francis had the following children: James Calvin, Dyer Anderson, Fannie, Laura Virginia, George Morrison, Jasper Boone and Joseph Benjamin.

Francis died in 1874 and was buried in the Mineral Springs Cemetery.  On the 1880 census, Harriett is shown as a resident  in Mineral Springs, Howard County Arkansas with three of her children: George, Jasper and Joseph.

On August 25, 1886 Harriett married D.C. Cowling in Mineral Springs.  She passed away on  April 11, 1890 and was also buried in the Mineral Springs Cemetery.

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Mary Kate Frierson Givens


Mary Kate Frierson was born in Tennessee on November 17, 1828.  I don't know her parent's names, but believe her father may be Charles Frierson.  Mary married Newton Givens on 8/31/1853 in Lafayette County Mississippi.  He was the son of  Samuel & Cynthia Milligan Givens.
Mary and Newton had two children: Edgar and Samuel.   They lived in Lafayette County, Mississippi; Washington County, Arkansas; Ellis County, Texas,  and possibly traveled through or resided for a brief time in what is now Howard County, Arkansas as she was buried in Mineral Springs Cemetery.
Newton married Mattie Halloway in 1877 in Nevada County, and when he passed he was buried in Ellis County Texas.  He was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister.