History of the Restoration Movement

George Washington Cone


Gospel Preacher From Tennessee To Arkansas

G.W. Cone At Cross Roads, Bellbuckle, Tennessee,
- Gospel Advocate vol.8 #46 Nov. 20,1866. p.740.

Directions To The Grave of G.W. & Margaret Jane Cone

George Washington & Margaret Jane Howland Cone are buried with several of their family members at the New Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery. The church and cemetery is located southwest of the town of Violet Hill, Izard County, Arkansas. Izard County is in the northeast section of the state of Arkansas. Traveling from Memphis, Tennessee, head through Jonesboro on Hwy. 63. At Walnut Ridge continue on Hwy. 412. At Ash Flat, head south on Hwy. 167 a short distance and turn right on Hwy. 56. Go through Violet Hill, and soon after turn left on Road 15. Go about a mile or so to the church and cemetery on your left. Head into the center part of the small cemetery to find the Cone family plot.

GPS Location
36.131872, -91.866276

John W. Cone
July 5, 1850
March 22, 1908

Margaret Jane Howland Cone

Margaret J.
Wife Of
G.W. Cone
October 26, 1930
September 16, 1906
Sleep on dear mother, take
thy rest in Jesus arms,
forever blest.

G.W. Cone
March 7, 1817
January 29, 1890
Farewell dear but not forever
there will be a glorious dawn
we shall meet to part no never
on the resurrection morn
tho thy darling form lies sleeping
in the cold and silent tomb
thou shalt have a glorious wak
ing when the blessed land doth come.

Photos Taken 11.15.2014
Webpage Produced 03.31.2015 
Courtesy of Scott Harp

*Special thanks to Tom L. Childers and Charlie Wayne Kilpatrick for assisting in the burial location. They, along with your web editor, took a trip into northern Arkansas to find the graves of gospel preachers of yesteryear in November, 2014. We traveled together three days and located the final resting places of nearly forty preachers and their families. It was a great trip. Many of the personalities we researched were chronicled in Boyd E. Morgan's book, Arkansas Angels, or later in Dr. Michael L. Wilson's book, Arkansas Christians: A History of the Restoration Movement in Randolph County, 1800-1995.

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