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Burial of Edward L. "Ed" Jones

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Burial of Edward L. "Ed" Jones

Posted: 1378950919000
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I need help in locating the burial place of my great grandfather, Edward L. "Ed" Jones who was killed in a shoot out in the area of Forrest City, Wynne and Colt around 12 Dec 1894. Others who were mentioned in the article were Willis Jones of Cross County, Zeke Jones, Joe Shumate of Colt and Dr. Emmet Allen of Colt. Willis Jones and Dr. Emmet Allen both were killed. Ed Jones and his young daughters moved from Mississippi to the area a few years after his wife died and owned some land there. The story goes that relatives arrived and sold his land and took the girls to raise, No info on where the relatives were from. It has also been mentioned by some family members that Ed was a gambler and bootlegger. I assume he may have been buried in a paupers cemetery but not sure. The article where I found this information was in the Forrest City newspaper in 1894. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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