The land was first owned by John Lamb. He had it platted for graveyard purposes and recorded the plat on April 1, 1893, in Deed Book 1, page 279 in the Crittenden County Court House.
J. B. Kevil suppose to have prepared the plat for Lamb and was involved in a change of its ownership.
On August 23, 1893, a deed was recorded, whereby John Lamb and his wife, A. A. Lamb, conveyed the cemetery to R. W. Wilson and J. B. Kevil with the exception of certain specified lots; these evidently had already been sold or committeed to various individuals. John Lamb was to be responsibile for laying out th ecemetery and for building and maintaining its road. He was permitted to make use of the undeveloped acreage but not for the purpose of grazing livestock.
John Lamb died almost a year later on Sept. 1894 and was buried in his plot in the new cemetery.
His obituary from the Crittenden Press. Sept. 13, 1894. John Lamb died at his residence in Marion, Friday, Sept. 7, 1894, after several months illness of consumption.
He was born in the Bells Mines neighborhood, June 18, 1829. His father was David Lamb, who was born in North Carolina in 1801, and his mother was Mary Ann Price Lamb.
In 1807 the family came west, crossing the Ohio at the falls; then a settlement was made in Indiana. In 1820 David Lamb left this settlement and traveled on to Kentucky and settled, in what later be Crittenden County.
He was married to Miss Almedia A. Phillips. As a fruit of this marriage, four children was born, one of whom died in early childhood; and three were at his bedside when he died. They are Rev. J. Reed Lamb of California, Pa., A. U. Lamb, of this place and Mrs Mollie Travis of Princeton, Ky.