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Memorial
Located at Douglas Cemetery in Highfill, Arkansas DOUGLAS
Jesse T. Douglas
Nov 3, 1808 - Sept 11, 1863
His Wife
Majincy E. Roughton Douglas

Both were born near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Came by ox wagon to Twelve Corners, Arkansas in 1839. Settled on this homestead in 1860. In 1863 they set aside this cemetery site which was deeded by the heirs in 1904.

To them were born six sons:
J. Marion, Thomas Hopkins, Jesse Powell, Eligah H.,
John Jasper and Decatur Quitman and two daughters: Christina Belle and
Amanda.
The sons are all buried here
except Dr. J. Marion Douglas, a high ranking officer in the Confederate Army who was killed in the Battle of Corinth and buried in the Confederate Cemetery at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

During the Civil War, Eligah was killed by Bushwhackers a mile north of this site while trying to save his brother's horse. These Bushwhackers took all livestock, tore up the kitchen floor where food was hidden, missing only one box of corn buried in a field.

Thomas Hopkins Douglas also served in th Confederate Army.
Eligah H. Douglas
Aug 18, 1843
Dec 20, 1864

He was killed by Bushwackers as they were stealing his brother's horse who was in the 15th Inf of Noethwesr Arkansas just north of this spot on the homestead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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