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Re: Mechanicsville, Short Mt, Melton Cemetery
Posted by: Ken Haas (ID *****6697) Date: November 30, 2003 at 19:43:56
In Reply to: Mechanicsville, Short Mt, Melton Cemetery by Melanie Garrett Nistad of 635

Melanie -

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.

-- Ken

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