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Number Nine Cemetery

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Re: Number Nine Cemetery

Posted: 1222112364000
Classification: Query
Hi,

First, I should be clear about which Number 9 cemetery we are talking about. Being from the north and not familiar w/ how things worked down there years ago, I did not realize there was a white church/cemetery, and a black church/cemetery. The white church still stands, and the cemetery is maintained. The black church was malitiously burned down a good 10 years ago, and the cemetery as of last year was mostly just a patch of weeds that was gradually getting encroached upon by the plow. Illegal or not, I am told that it is not uncommon in Arkansas for plantation black cemeteries to get "lost", when the last oldtimers are gone. My wifes uncle can no longer maintain it. We never did get a list together, but we can look thru some of our old photos and send you what we can find if it is the black history you are interested in. Also, the office is still active at the plantation and there is an older gentleman who has been there for at least 40-50 years who has alot of information on both the black and white populations of number nine in his head - he's the guy you need to talk to.
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