You no doubt know Mechanicsville was also known as "Half-Acre".
A man named Dennis wrote a private history of northern Cannon County in which he recounted stories of Half-Acre. I can share if that interests you.
I have visted the Melton cemetery. I research Spurlock, Ferrell, Sullins, Herriman , Ledbetter, other familes of that general area. Many moved to NW Ark in the 1870s.
"Pomp" Kersey was a infamous "guerilla" during the Civil War. He killed a Spurlock and was hunted down and killed at Half-Acre by soldiers from the area who were serving in the Union cavalry. Quite a few from Cannon and DeKalb were pro-Union.
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