This cemetery is located on Backbone Mountain about five miles west
of Pocola on a bluff overlooking the Poteau river.
On Dec 15, 1902, James Thomas George was laid to rest under his pine
tree with his first wife, Sefronia. They share the same headstone with
her name on one side and his name on the other.
In 1905 the mountain was awarded to Frank and Lela Dunnam, who deeded
off a 100 foot X 100 foot cemetery plot and a 10 foot wide 450 foot
road to the main county road. The easement And deed and the key to the
cemetery gate was given to Mrs. Edith (Hobbs) Green because of her Grandparents
and relatives buried there. She and her Family have tried to maintain
and keep the cemetery clean. The cemetery is now maintained By Lula
Faye (Green) Vanvekoven.
There are about 30 each unmarked and sandstone (Indian) graves. Financial
and physical help is needed to bring the cemetery back to itís original
state. The Choctaw Indian tribe has ignored efforts to help maintain
- Arthur Vanvekoven
Barnes, August, b. Apr 28, 1900, d. Sep 20, 1900?
Barnes, Ivy R., b. Apr 26 1891, d. Jul 24 1894
Barnes, J. P., no dates, husband of Martha J. George.
Barnes, Jessie J., b. Mar 06, 1889, d. Sep 06, 1889 ?, son of
J.R and J.E Barnes
Barnes, Martha J. (George), b. 1852, d. Apr 11 1908, Wife of
J.P. Barnes, daughter of Bird and Jane George
Barnes, Mary E., b. Jun 2 1886, d. Jun 1 1887, daughter of J.P.
& M. (Martha) J Barnes
Bell, Cornellia, b. daughter of Dell Bell Hobbs 6 years old,
Birth Pl: Ind terr
Bell, Del Hobbs, b. daughter of Thomas & Charlotte Hobbs, Died
in childbirth, Birth Pl: Ind terr
Boman, Montie, b. Jul 27, 1881 Oct 21, 1882, son of Joseph B.
and Mattie Boman
George, James Thomas (Tom), b. Sep 19 1847, d. Dec 15 1902, brother
of John Wesley, William, Jesse, Ann, Martha & Joshua, son of Bird &
Jane George, Husband of 1. Sefronia 2. Sarah Barnes, Father of ______,
Henry, Effie M., Minnie, and Estella O.
George, Sefronia, b. Nov 14 1847, d. Feb 27 1890, 1st wife of
James Thomas George (TOM), Mother of -------, Henry, Effie M. and Minnie
Gollihar, (Child), no dates
Gollihar, Andrew Jackson, Choctaw card # NB620?
Gollihar, John Henry , b. Oct 6, 1901, d. Oct 16, 1902, son of
J and Harriet C Gollihar
Hobbs, Charlotte (Pickins), b. 1848, d. 1916, Wife of Thomas
D Hobbs, Children: John Odel, James H. (Jim),Stephen E. and Jesse M.
Birth PL: OHIO
Hobbs, James (Jim), b. Jul 1882 son of Thomas and Charlotte Hobbs,
Birth pl: Ark
Hobbs, Nettie, b. May 1891, daughter of Thomas and Charlotte
Hobbs, Birth PL: Ind Terr
Hobbs, Thomas D., b. Apr 5 1835, d. Dec 10 1901, Corporal Co
C 2nd Regt. West Virginia Infantry Civil War, Birth Pl: OHIO
Hobbs, William (Bill), d. Dec 1875, son of Thomas and Charlotte
Hobbs, Birth PL:Ark
Loyd, F. H, b. Feb 22 1898/99, d. Oct 18 1900/1902