View Full Version : Rufus Nathanial Bishop/born New Springplace

03-29-2005, 08:04 PM
I've been trying to find about a man who is buried in a family plot in Monroe County, Arkansas by the name of Rufus Nathanial Bishop. His tombstone says he was born in New Springplace Cherokee Nation. I've been wondering who he is, how he came to be in Monroe County, AR and more importantly, why he's buried in a family plot since we are unrelated to him. I believe he may have been a Moravian missionary. He's also buried with an infant son. I was looking for New Springplace online and found this site, which has a brief description of New Springplace. Any help would be greatly appreciated.