William Everett Stancell and his wife Caroline E. long Stancell came to Arkansas from North Carolina in 1854 (see notes on Hays Cemetery). He was a planter and merchant and settled in the Bethel Community near the present town of Harrisburg. He entered a timber tract, which he improved, but only lived two years, his death occurring in October of 1856. His wife Caroline died in 1869.
Though no monument stands for their resting place, the oldest grave is that of their daughter, Catherine A. Stancell Harris, wife of John M. Harris who died August 10, 1870
DIRECTIONS. From intersection of Highway 1 and 14 at the stop sign in Harrisburg take Highway 1 south 2.1 miles. Turn east at Bethel Church sign. Turn south on Old Military Lane and go over an old iron bridge. Continue on Old Military Lane .8 mile south of Vinson Road intersection. Cemetery is about .25 mile east of the road on a hill behind the Steve Eastin Home.
HARRIS, Benjamin Franklin, (CHART) born Sep. 22, 1845, died March 3, 1900 HARRIS, Catherine A. Stancell (Mrs. John M.), dau. of Wm. E. & Caroline E. Long Stancell,
born_______, died Aug. 10, 1870 HARRIS, Mary Melverna Moulder (Mrs. Benj. Franklin), dau. of Wm. P. & Eliza A.R. Jones Harris, (Chart) born Aug 31, 1863, died Jan. 10, 1944