Earlier this week I was contacted by the Prairie Grove Police Dept. in Ark. They’ve had a headstone in their possession so long they can’t remember how they got it. I think they were willing to send it to me but what would I do with a tombstone?
So I’ve spent the week looking for a grave in Arkansas when I’m currently stuck in TX. At least I learned a lot.
Some people claim Whitfield Collins LeFors was a capt. but everything I’m coming across says he was a 1st or maybe 2nd Lieut. But he was at least Benton County’s sheriff. His son E. O. married James Berry’s daughter. And James Berry’s sister married Sam Peel.
All 3 of these important people were buried in the IOOF/Odd Fellows. But now that cemetery’s been merged with Bentonville. There is no map. I could’ve sworn I saw what looks like a base in a picture. If it is a base & the base matches they’re going to put Richard LeFors’ stone there. Otherwise they’re going to leave it near his family…his granny, his parents & at least one sib.
I’d like to know what happens. And map or no map I’d still like to find some kind of proof he’s there & I’d also like to find some of his other sibs. We’ll see. And I’ll report. 🙂