The cemetery is located Section 28, Twp 21, Range 25, two miles east of Colcord, just north of Highway 116. It is on private property.
Donley Harrington wishes to share the following notice:
“I have seen this cemetery grown up twice in the past. I believe that if this is allowed again, that within a few years, it will not be usable. Some of you need to step forward to organize and find a way for maintenance of this historic property.
A couple of suggestions would be,:
#1 to support professionals to do the annual mowing and
#2 organize an annual cleanup in the spring and fall.
THE CURRENT MAINTENANCE WILL END SOON.
Please help. If you have family members buried in this cemetery, or would just like to see an historic site preserved, PLEASE HELP. Call 479-215-9943 or 479-228-4067 to discuss your ideas/suggestions to keep this historic site operating.”
The Beck Prairie Cemetery was established about 1839/1840 by Jeffrey Jr and Sally Downing Beck family. It consists of one acre. It is described on Robert Beck’s allotment papers; he was a son of Jeff and Sally Beck. It is estimated there may be a minimum of 130 burials on the property. These burials include Civil War Veterans, and WWI and WWII veterans. Also, three men who died on the same day at the infamous Zeke Proctor Trial of April 15, 1872.