Pilot's Knob Cemetery is a peaceful, normal rural family cemetery, but somewhere over the years an untrue and terrible grave myth somehow got started about a little witch girl being buried there and would haunt the cemetery at night.
The tale went like wild
fire and is even on the internet featuring this false information.
It has caused many curiosity seekers, and out of town ghost hunters,
which over the years have vandalized the cemetery grounds and been
disrespectful to the dead buried there.
Several times this harmful and erroneous information has tried to be removed from the internet but with no results, it's like the old saying, Once the words are out of your mouth there is no taking them back, so it is with this tale of the little witch girl.
The real story is that they were just a normal farm family that lived on the Fords Ferry Road. The little girl was Evelyn Ford, who did die a sad death at a young age, she was born May 9, 1911 and died May 31, 1916. The cause of death, according to her death certificate, was a ruptured appendix.
Her father was James Andy Ford, who was a farmer, he died Sept. 17, 1927 and her mother was Mary Rebecca (Davis) Ford who died in the Crittenden County Hospital on March 13, 1955. The family is buried side by side at the cemetery.
If anyone wants to tell you this story I hope you will set them straight and let them know there is no truth to this terrible tale. It is upsetting to family members that live here.
On another note, no relationship has been found to connect this Ford family (descendants of Burton Ford) with the James Ford family that founded the town and ferry of Ford's Ferry.