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Belfast, Grant (formerly Saline) County, Arkansas and Poe Cemetery

 

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John Poe and Sarah Threet       

Along with the family of John’s brother, Simon Poe (and probably other more distant relatives), a large group of settlers came by wagon from Fayette County, Alabama to Saline (now Grant) County, Arkansas about 1852 establishing the community of Belfast – chosen because of a natural spring at the site. Warren Holiman, ancestor of Sarah Elizabeth Holiman, my great-grandmother, wife of John Poe’s grandson, William Elkin Poe, led the expedition. The community was relocated in the late 1800s. Nothing remains at the original site but a marker – now inaccessible, located on land owned by a hunting club.  John and Sarah along with several of their children and other relatives are buried in Poe Cemetery, Grant County, Arkansas.

 

Poe Cemetery Plaque

 

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