& Isbell Cemeteries
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Bethel Cemetery (there are three in the county) is located just north of Rhome. From Hwy 287 turn east on Pioneer Rd. In about 2 miles youíll see the cemetery on the left.
In September 2001 we found 11 headstones. There was some tall grass but no brush in the fenced area. Several piles of rocks covered graves with missing headstones. The headstone basses were still there. A listing of the cemetery done in the 1960ís showed 2 headstones that we did not find.
We numbered the headstones as we came to them from the gate on the south. They are listed below in alphabetical order.
|#||Name||Born||Date of Death||Information Notes||Link to Headstone Picture|
|7||Auvenshine, Elias||June 15, 1830||July 14, 1889||Old stone has birth date of June 15, 1827 - PVT CO F 2 ARK CAV Civil War or Fed States Army (2 Military Markers)||Bethel-Rhome-07.jpg|
|7||Auvenshine, Elias||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-07a.jpg|
|7||Auvenshine, Elias||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-07b.jpg|
|7||Auvenshine, Elias||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-07c.jpg|
|7||Auvenshine, Elias||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-07d.jpg|
|7||Auvenshine, Elias||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-07e.jpg|
|6||Auvenshine, Gatsey||Feb 24, 1830||Feb 22, 1882||Wife of E. - New and old stones||Bethel-Rhome-06.jpg|
|6||Auvenshine, Gatsey||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-06a.jpg|
|6||Auvenshine, Gatsey||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-06b.jpg|
|8||Boyles, Polly R.||Jan 1, 1860||Apr 3, 1879||Wife of Joe - New and old stones||Bethel-Rhome-08.jpg|
|8||Boyles, Polly R.||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-08a.jpg|
|8||Boyles, Polly R.||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-08b.jpg|
|8||Boyles, Polly R.||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-08c.jpg|
|11||Dawson, Mary A.||Apr 27, 1854||May 10, 1879||Bethel-Rhome-11.jpg|
|11||Dawson, Mary A.||additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-11a.jpg|
|9||Ford, Benjamin||May 31, 1827||May 3, 1896||Bethel-Rhome-09.jpg|
|10||Ford, Sarah||Jan 12, 1827||July 30, 1884||Wife of Benj||Bethel-Rhome-10.jpg|
|10||Ford, Sarah||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-10a.jpg|
|10||Ford, Sarah||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-10b.jpg|
|2||James, J. Bunyan||no dates||Aged 11 mos. - Son of J. & R.||Bethel-Rhome-02.jpg|
|1||James, M.E. Ross||1849||1879||Wife of J.||Bethel-Rhome-01.jpg|
|3||James, Sarah Rebecca||Feb 24, 1879||Aged 14 yrs, 11 mos, 21 dys||Bethel-Rhome-03.jpg|
|3||James, Sarah Rebecca||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-03a.jpg|
|3||James, Sarah Rebecca||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-03b.jpg|
|5||Robertson, Infant||June 5, 1884||June 5, 1884||Daughter of J.A. & N.J.||Bethel-Rhome-05.jpg|
|5||Robertson, Infant||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-05a.jpg|
|4||Robertson, Nancy J.||Feb 20, 1855||July 16, 1884||Wife of J.A.||Bethel-Rhome-04.jpg|
|4||Robertson, Nancy J.||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-04a.jpg|
|4||Robertson, Nancy J.||Additional Picture||Bethel-Rhome-04b.jpg|
|Not Found||Robertson, Twins||July ?||July ?||Children of J.A. & N.J.||Bethel-Rhome-No Picture|
|Not Found||Taylor, William Arthur||June 13, 1886||June 1, 1889||Bethel-Rhome-No Picture|
|Not Found - from an earlier listing|
Isbell Cemetery is
located north of Rhome in a new housing development.
From Hwy 287 just north of Rhome turn right on Pioneer Rd. After about a mile turn right on Zion Rd and then left on Gladness Rd. Turn right on Joy Rd and the cemetery is on the left between the second and third houses. Itís on the hill between, and just behind, the houses pictured below.
A pipe fence was being built around it when we were there.
In September 2001 we found one
headstone and one footstone with the initials J.B.J. on it.
The engraving on the headstone was as follows:
James & Sarah
Apr 17, 1859
16 yrs, 3 mos, 26 dys