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(Continued) A Partial List Of Private Cemeteries In Natchez and Adams County, Mississippi
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Cemeteries
Natchez, City Of / Nevitt / Oak Ridge / Oakley Grove Plantation / Ogden / Pine Log

NATCHEZ, CITY OF
Natchez Municipal Building, "City Hall"
TRIPOD
Oct. 9, 1983
"The City's Kitty"

 
 

THE ABOVE SMALL GRANITE MARKER IN THE FRONT YARD OF THE NATCHEZ CITY HALL MEMORIALIZES A STRIPED ORANGE AND WHITE KITTY THAT ARRIVED ONE DAY AND TOOK OVER CITY HALL FOR IT'S OWN. A LOVED AND LOVING CAT, THREE LEGGED TRIPOD ATTENDED BOARD MEETINGS, APPEARED IN TELEVISION SHOWS AND HAD HIS PICTURE TAKEN OFTEN - BUT MOSTLY TRIPOD JUST LOVED PEOPLE, AND THEY LOVED TRIPOD IN RETURN.

The following is an excerpt from a newspaper article by Susan Willey that appeared in the Sunday, Nov. 13th, 1983 issue of the "Natchez Democrat" newspaper:

"Monument Immortalizes Tripod"

When Dave Pace read that Tripod the cat died, he knew what he was going to do.

He decided then his company would create a special tombstone for the city of Natchez's favored three-legged mascot and donate it to the city.

Pace, owner of Brookhaven Monument Co. and Natchez Monument Co., said he felt it was the right thing to do.

"We are always looking for ways to help the community and I felt this was proper. When I read they were going to bury Tripod in front of city hall and were going to get him a tombstone, I felt an obligation to do it," Pace said.

Natchez Mayor Tony Byrne said the tombstone, with an etching of Tripod engraved along with the date of his death, will be placed on Tripod's grave Wednesday at 11 a.m. at city hall.

The engraving reads: " The City's Kitty."

Tripod appeared on the steps of Natchez city hall one day in September 1979 and adopted it as his home. He became a national celebrity when P.M. Magazine filmed his life story. No one knew where Tripod came from or how he happened to lose his front leg, although veterinarians said it was a professional amputation.

Tripod began ailing in September after spending four years at city hall. On Oct. 9, after his kidneys had failed, he was put to sleep. Natchez Mayor Tony Byrne and other city hall employees attended his burial ceremony on the grounds of city hall where Tripod was laid to rest underneath the branches of a sprawling oak tree.

Tripod's marker is a slant-faced grey granite. The cat's likeness is sandblasted onto the face along with his name. An assistant sketched the cat's features from a photo and the image was transferred to the stone." 


NEVITT CEMETERY
Sacred To The Memory Of
George Washington Nevitt,
Son Of
Mary Shilling & John B. Nevitt
Born March 15, A. D. 1813 Died
Sept. 3, A. D. 1834
"A Graduate Of Masson Hall, Princeton
To A Finished Education He Added The
Higher Feelings Of Honor And Virtue
Remarkable From Early Youth For Filial
Affection.
Love Of Truth, Ingeniousness And Modesty,
This Tomb Is Raised By A Father To An Only Son.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sacred To The Memory Of
Mary Shilling Late Mary Nevitt
Who Departed This Life Dec. 14, 1813
In The 20th Year Of Her Age.
She Was Gentle And Amiable In Her
Disposition,
Mild And Affable In Her Manner,
An Affectionate And Dutiful Wife
A Fond And Tender Parent
She Lived Respected And Died Regretted
To This Sad Shrine Who E'er Thou Art
To Draw Near Here Lies A Friend
Much Loved, A Wife Most Dear
Who E'er Knew Joy But Friendship
Might Divide,
Or Gave Her Husband Grief But
When She Died.
Go Then Dear Shade! Where Only
Bliss Is Known
Go There To Live And To Enjoy
Is One."
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Lucile Hearne
Wife Of T. D. Giles
Born In Laurel, Delaware
August 21, 1845
Died In Ashville, North Carolina
Oct. 3, 1897.

 

 

In Memory Of

Sutton Banks Nevitt
Born Dec. 19, 1821
Died Aug. 31, 1832

 

 

In Memory Of

Helen Nevitt
Born July 5, 1817
Died Oct. 3, 1823

 

 

To The Memory

Of Matilda N. Giles
Died Oct. 24, 1868
Aged 47 Years
"The Lord Is My Sheppard
I Shall Not Want."

 

 

In Memory Of

Thomas D. Giles
Born In Sussex Co. Delaware
Jan 19, 1838
Died Jan. 27, 1883
At "Clermont", Adams Co., Miss.
"I Shall Not Want."

 

 

In Memory Of John Nevitt

Son Of Peyton T. & Matilda N. Johnson
Who Died At Oxford University, Miss.
Oct. 21, 1858 Aged 17 Yrs. & 6 Days.
"I Shall Go To Him But He Shall Not Return To Me."

 

 

NEVITT

Gen. Solomon D. Jacobs
Born Nov. 3rd 1797
Died 22nd May 1859

 

 

Peyton T. Johnson, M. D.

Born At Lexington, Ky. Aug. 29th, 1813
Died At St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 2nd, 1843

 

 

Sarah Susannah Banker

Late S. S. Nevitt 2nd Wife Of
John B. Nevitt
Who Departed This Life Feb. 27, 1822
In The 26th Year Of Her Age.

 

 

She Was A Dutiful And Affectionate Child

A Chaste And Amiable Maiden
A Kind And Affectionate Wife
An Indulgent And Fond Parent
To Her Inferiors, Condescending And Affable,
To Her Equals Respectful And By Them
Respected
To Her Superiors She Had But Few,
The Poor Found In Her
A Kind And Benevolent Friend
And, We Trust Her God, A Dutiful And
Obedient Servant
To Her Many Virtues
And Unlimited Affection,
This Poor And Inadequate Testimony Of
Gratitude And Respect Is Given By A
Bereft And Disconsolate Husband.
Go Live For Heaven Eternal Year Is Thine.
Go Exalt The Mortal Divine.
These Little Recites A Stone A Verse Receive
"Tis All A Husband, A Friend Can Give.

 
 

SURROUNDED BY A BRICK WALL AND LOCATED ON THE EDGE OF THE "DEVILS PUNCH BOWL" ON CLERMONT PLANTATION. CEMETERY ROAD LEADS TO THIS PRIVATE BURIAL GROUND. HAS BEEN KNOWN AS THE GILES PLACE & ALSO THE OLD NEVITT HOME, ON THE BLUFFS NORTH OF NATCHEZ.

NOTE: Discrepency notice.

This cemetery needs to be re-surveyed. A sheet in the Edith Wyatt Moore Collection at the Armstrong Public Library gives the following disparate information: Gen. Solomon D. Jacobs, date death 1858 rather than 1859; Sarah Susannah BANKS rather than BANKER (added is the information that Sarah is the daughter of Sutton Banks); Mary Shilling's date of death is given as 1838 rather than 1813, (added is the information that she was Captain Nevitt's first wife through whom he inherited the Clermont plantation.) 


OAK RIDGE CEMETERY
August Boyd, A Native Of
Conway, Mass., Son Of
Johnan Eunice Boyd,
Born Aug. 27, 1790,
Died At Williams Est.
Adams County
Aged 35 Years, 11 Months
And 9 Days.

 
 

LOCATED ABOUT ONE MILE DOWN THE RAILROAD FROM SELMA, RIGHT HAND OF ROAD. IN BAD SHAPE, ONLY ONE GRAVE. 


OAKLEY GROVE PLANTATION CEMETERY
1. Sacred To The Memory Of
Dr. Andrew Hunt, Who
Departed This Life Aug. 12, 1828
Aged 47 Years 4 Mo & 5 Days.
He Was Born In New Jersey, Edu-
cated In The City Of New York, Where
For Nine Years He Successfully Dis-
charged His Duties In His Profession.
By A Numerous Circle Of Endeared Rela-
tives And Friends, His Memory Will
Long Be Cherished As A Philanthropic
Cicizen, And A Skilled Physician. A
Kind Husband And An Enlightened Chris-
tian, Relying Entirely On The Anone-
ment Of Christ Of Acceptance With God.
He Died In Holy Triumphs Of Chris-
tian Faith. Blessed Are The Dead Who
Die In Christ.

 

 

2. Joseph Dunbar - a native of

Mississippi, born near Natchez,
Adams Co. Nov. 13th, 1873 and
died at Arundo, Jefferson Co.
July 15th, 1846. 62 yrs 8 mos. & 2 da.

 

 

3. Jane Ferguson

Born June 7, 1778
Died Jan. 25, 1860
To The Memory Of Their
Mother This Monument Is
Ertected By Her Two
Surving Daughters.

 

 

4.

Sacred To The Memory Of
Ann Dunbar
A Native Of
Va. Died Aug.
29th. 1822
Aged 74 Years
Robert Dunbar
A Natice Of
N. C.
Died Mar. 15
1826, Aged
78 Years
They Were United In Matrimony And
Emigrated To West Florida In The
Year 1775. From There They Moved
To The City Of Natchez Where They
reared and provied for a large
family of 6 sons & 3 daughters,
All Of Whom Yet Live. A Numerous
progeny With Grateful Recollections
Aspire To Imitate Their Example Of A Virtuous
And Well Spent Life. Calmly
They Moved To Meet Their Latter End.
Angels Around Befriending Virtues Friends.
Sunk To The Grave With Gradual
Slow Decay While Resignment Sloped The Way.
O Weep Ye Not Who Knew Their Worth
For Truth And Virtue Never Die.
This Mortal Covering Blend With Earth.
Their Spirit Lives With God On High.

 

 

5. To The Memory of

Olivia Dunbar
Relict Of Joseph Dunbar
(Deceased)
Born In Maryland, Aug. 20, 1786
Died In Arundo, Miss.
Dec. 12, 1859

 

 

6. In Memory Of

Lavinia Turpin Newman
Born May 16, 1856
Died Oct. 31, 1856

 

 

7. In Memory Of

Charlotte Dunbar Newman
Born July 1, 1852
Died June 22, 1853

 

 

8. Sacred To The Memory Of

George Newman
Who Died Mar. 4, 1845
Aged 67 Years.

 

 

9. In Memory Of

Catherine O. Fox
Born Dec. 19, 1819
Died Mar. 14, 1856

 

 

10. Sacred To The Memory Of

Thomas A. Affleck
Eldest Son Of Thomas & Anna Affleck
Who Was Born Mar. 18, 1843 And
Died Sept 26, 1853.

 

 

This Monument Is Erected To

Elizabeth Priscilla, Only
Daughter Of C. S. & A. M. Smith
By Her Devoted Mother.  She Was
Born June 13, 1836 And Departed
This Life OCt. 25, 1839.

 

 

12. To The Memory Of

Geo. A., Son Of Aylette & Charlotte Buckner - Born
Sept 26, 1825
Died Oct. 20, 1829
A Monument Erected By His
Loving Parents.

 

[Note; #12, stone is not erroded, years are now illegible.]

The Tomb Of George Cochran
Ferguson, M. D.
A Native Of The State Of Miss.
County Of Adams, And Graduate
From The University Of New York.
In Him We United Native Talent
Improved By Ample And Diligent Cultivation
And The Virtues Of The Heart
Nurtured By A Deep Sense Of Religion.
He Died In The 23rd Year Of His Age,
Oct. 17, A. D. 1825
Of The Yellow Fever
Then Prevailing In Washington.
While In The Faithful Discharge
Of His Duties As A Physician,
Deeply And Universally Lamented
By The Profession Of Which He
Was A Rising Ornament And By
His Friends To Whom He Was
Endeared By Active Benevolence
And Spotless Purity Of Life And Character.

 

 

14. This Marble Slab Is Erected By

Aylette & Charlotte Buckner
To The Memory Of Their Son,
John
Born Nov. 4, 1838
Killed By The Fall Of A Tree
Sept. 13, 1851

 

 

15. Aylette & Charlotte Buckner

Have Caused This Marble Slab To
Be Erected To The Memory Of
Their Daughter,
Ann H. Buckner,
Who Perished In The Flower Of
Her Youth, Deeply Regretted.
Born Jan. 17, 1837
Died Oct. 16, 1853
We Laid Her In Her Tomb In The
Hope Of A Happy Reunion Beyond
The Grave.

 

 

16. In Memory Of Isaac Dunbar

Born Mar. 4, 1788
Died July 22, 1849
Aged 61 Years
Erected by his Affectionate
Wife and Children.

 

 

Sacred to the memory of

James Dunbar Senr.
Born Feb. 22, 1780
Died Dec. 27, 1846

 

 

18. Isaac Wilkinson Dunbar

youngest son of Isaac and Elizabeth
M. Dunbar, who was born 20 March
1828 and died 16 July 1838, aged
ten years, three months, 26 days.

 

 

19. George Ferguson Newman

Born 28 Dec. 1853
died 11 Aug. 1873.

 

 

20. Sacred To The Memory Of

Margaret Ferguson
Who Died On The 16th Of
July 1823 Aged 23 Years
This Tomb Is Caused To Be
Erected To Her Memory
By One Respectfully And
Ardently Attached To Her.
"Thy Agonizing Look
They Last Farewell
Struck To The Inmost
Feelings Of My Soul,
As With The Hand Of
Death."

 

 

21. To The Memory Of

Robert William Dunbar
Born May 29, 1810
Died Jan. 7, 1820.
Only Son Of Joseph & Lizzie Dunbar.
In Him They Lost Their Best Earthly
Hope.
The Lord Givith And The Lord Hath
Taken Away. Blessed Be The
Name Of The Lord.

 

 

22. To The Memory Of

Sarah W. Chotard, Relict
of Robert Dunbar Born OCt.
13, 1800, Deceased July 28, 1860.
This Monument Is Erected As
A Testimonial Of Love And Regret By
Her Afflicted Children.

 

 

23. In Memory Of

Ann E. Newman
Born Feb. 11, 1810
Died Feb. 12, 1856.

 

 

24. To The Memory Of

Robert Dunbar
Who Was Born At The Place Where
He Now Lies Buried
On The 17th Of Jan. 1791
And Died,
Loved And Respected By All
Who Knew Him, At His REsidence
Near Natchez On The 3rd Of Nov. 1848.
In The 58th Year Of His Age
This Tablet Waas Erected By His Deeply
Afflicted Widow.

 

 

25. Sacred To The Memory Of

Calvin Stephen Smith
Son Of The Late Stephen Smith And
Of Anna M. His Wife.
He Was Born Dec. 22, 1838
Died At Natchez, Miss. On
Oct. 22, 1859.

 

 

26. Sacred To The Memory Of

Charlotte Newman
Wife Of Geo. Newman
Died Dec. 7, 1833
Aged 52 Years.

 

 

27. In Memory Of

Thos. Wood Newman
Born May 16, 1811
Died Oct. 11, 1858

 

 

28. "Jesus, this is Leicester"

Leicester Reber McGehee
March 11, 1926
September 26, 1985

 
 

HAS ABOUT FOUR FOOT WALL OF BRICK AROUND IT WITH WIRE ON TOP TO KEEP STOCK OUT. SLABS AND MONUMENTS BROKEN. BETTER CONDITION THAN SOME OLD CEMETERIES. THIS CEMETERY WAS RESTORED IN 1979 AND THE WALL WAS PARTIALLY REBUILT. IT IS NOW (1988) BEING MAINTAINED IN GOOD CONDITION.

LOCATED ON THE PROPERTY OF THE NATCHEZ-ADAMS COUNTY AIRPORT

Corrections by Mrs. L. R. Mc Gehee. November 7, 1988 


OGDEN CEMETERY
1A. Sacred To The Memory Of
Calvin Smith
This Tribute Of Regard Is
Created By The Affectionate
Children.

 

 

1B. Calvin Smith

Born Dec. 25, 1768
Died Nov. 7, 1840.

 

 

1C. Priscilla Smith

Born June 19, 1774
Died July 28, 1849.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

 

2. Augusta

Daughter Of
T. J. And Helen Faby
Wife Of
Ralph W. Gilky
Born
April 15, 1862
Died
July 20, 1849
To Live In Hearts We Leave
Behind Is Not To Die.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

 

3. Sacred To The Memory Of

Mrs. Helen Ferriday
Who Was Born
July 29, 1805
And Died In New Orleans
Nov. 18, 1857
Aged 52 Yrs., 8 Mos., 21 Days
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

 

4. Sacred To The Memory Of

Samuel Dutton Ferriday
Born Oct. 4, 1835
Died Jan 25, 1836.
The Lord Givith, The Lord Taketh
Away, Blessed Is The Name Of The
Lord.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

 

5. W. C. Gillespie

Son Of
John And Susan Gillespie
Born March 11
Died Sept 11, 1818
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

6. These Graves Have No Monuments:

Henry Ogden

 

 

James B. Ogden
Mrs. Ogden
Lucien Ogden
Katie Bennett
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
7.

FATHER
MOTHER
Father
Calvin Smith
Bennett
Born Dec. 20, 1846
Died Nov. 4, 1916.
None Named Him But
To Praise Him
-
8. Sacred To The Memory Of
Wm. Calvin Ferriday
Son Of
Wm. & Helen C. Ferriday
Who Was Born 30 Dec. 1826
And Died 19 Nov. 1936.
For This Corruptible Must Put On
Immortality
So When This Corruptible Shall
Have Put On Incorruption
And This Mortal Shall Have Put On
Immortality
Then It Be Brot To Pass The Saying
Which Is Written:
"Death Is Swallo'd Up In Victory."
1st Corinthians 15 Chap. 53 and 54 Verses.

 

 

9. Helen Augusta

Wife Of S. J. Aly
Born Feb. 28, 1834
Died Sept. 30, 1893.

 

 

10. Sacred To The Memory Of

Jane Priscella Ferriday
Who Was Born 17th May 1830
And Died 9th June 1847.
Aged 17 Years And 23 Days.
Thou Art Gone To The Grave But
We Will Not Desert Thee.
He Gave Thee, He Took Thee And He
Will Restore Thee.
And Death Had No String Since The
Savior Hath Died.

 

 

11. Sacred To The Memory Of

N. Bennett Ferriday
Born 2nd Aug 1845
And Died 17th Oct. 1856
O Death! Where Is Thy Sting,
O Grave! Where Is Thy Victory,
The String Of Death Is Sin & The
Strength Of Sin Is The Law
But Thanks Be To God Which Givith
Us The Victory
Thru Our Lord Jesus Christ.
1st. Cor. 15 Chapt. 55 & 56 Verses.

 

 

12. Lucien B. Goden

Died June 17th 1926
Aged 44 Years, 23 Days.

 

 

No Stone, Just A Tin Marker

13. In Memory Of
Richard Payson
Son Of Wm. & Helen C. Ferriday
He Was Born At
Helena Plantn., La.
Feb. 20, 1843
And Died There July 16, 1848.
Aged 3 Yrs. & 5 Mos.

 

 

14. Beneath This Stone Are

Deposited The Earthly
Remains Of
James Dutton Ferriday
Son Of William & Helen C. Ferriday
Of Natchez.
He Was Born Oct 11, 1828
& Died July 26, 1829
Aged 9 Mos. & 15 Days.
But Now He Is Dead
Wherefore Should I Fast,
Can I Bring Him Back Again
I Shall Go To Him But
He Shall Now [illegible]
Me.
2nd Sam. 12th Chapt. 23 v.

 

 

15. Sacred To The Memory Of

Susan Matilda Ferriday
Daughter Of Wm. & Helen
Ferriday Of Natchez.
Died Mar. 2nd., 1832
Aged 9 Months & 1 Day.
"Suffer Little Children To
Come Unto Me And Forbid
Them Not For Such Is The
Kingdom Of Heaven."

 

 

16. In Memory Of Calvin Smith

Second Son Of __________
Born Nov. 12, 1837
Died July 24, 1838
Aged Nine Months - 12 days.

 

 

17. Thomas Jefferson Aby

Nov. 23, 1827
April 25, 1914

 

 

18. Charles William Aby

July 16, _____
Feb. ________

 

 

19. Mother

Anna Carey Bennett
Born Feb. 21, 1864
Died Jan. 31, 1918
"Her Children Shall Rise Up
And Call Her Blessed:
Her Husband Also,
He Praiseth Her."

 

 

20. In Memory Of

Caroline
Infant Daughter Of
Calvin And Priscilla Smith
Born Nov. 18, 1814
Died July 18, 1815
Aged 8 Months, 18 Days.

 

 

21. Sacred

To The Memory Of
Maria Philomenia Gillespie
Born 3rd April 1801
Died 15th Oct. 1819
Aged 18 Years, 6 Mos & Days
"By Her Sleeps An Infant."

 

 

22. Sacred To The Memory Of

Calvin Stephen Smith
Eldest Son Of
Calvin & Priscella Smith
Who Was Born Sept. 12, In The Year
Of Our Lord Eight Hundred And Three,
And Died Dec. 19th., 1838.
Aged 36 Years, 3 Mos., 7 Days.

 
 

THIS HAS BEEN CALLED THE "CALVIN SMITH CEMETERY." THE LOCATION OF THIS CEMETERY IS LISTED AS: About 6 mi NW of Kingston. Off Retirement Plantation Rd, at Ogden Road.


PINE LOG CEMETERY

 
1. L. B. Haney
Born Jan 26, 1938
Died Jan 4, 1963
Aged 24

 

 

2. Henry Reed

June 23, 1895
April 10, 1934
At Rest

 

 

3. Mrs. Bertha Jackson

Born Nov 30, 1872
Died Aug 31, 1962
At Rest - Age 90

 

 

4. Nev Jackson

Feb 28, 1865
Dec 31, 1951
At Rest

 

 

5. James A Green

Oct 17, 1947
Oct 25, 1970
At Rest

 

 

6. Willie G. Yancy

Apr 26, 1968
At Rest

 

 

7. Francis Jackson

June 2, 1923
Aug 9, 1967
At Rest

 

 

8. Mother

Mary Matthews
Feb 3, 1910
Dec 18, 1966
At Rest

 

 

[Father or child beside her with a tin marker, but could not read it.]

9. Mrs. Arbuyon P. Dunbar
Born Sep 24, 1890
Died May 19, 1963
Aged 73

 

 

10. Rev. W. T. Dunbar

April 19, 1910
July 10, 1952

 

 

11. George Dunmore

[no birth or death dates]
Rest In peace

 

12. Grave marked with iron rod and flowers

13. H. B. Steward
May 20, 1886
Jan 4, 1944

 

 

14. Forrest Washington

Mississippi
Pvt
U. S. Army
World War II
Oct 3, 1920
Aug 22, 1969

 

 

15. Mrs. Leola Ellis

Born March 23, 1900
Pasted Oct 1968
Age 68

 

 

16. Clayborn Lewis

Feb 17, 1950
Age 58
At Rest

 

 

[has photo on stone]

17. Alice Lewis
May 8, 1908
April 30, 1970
At Rest

 

 

[has photo on stone]

SEC. 67, T6N, R1W. CEMETERY LOCATED 5.2 MILES DOWN PINE LOG - PALASTINE ROAD FROM KINGSTON ROAD. SURVEYED BY:



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Addendum:  Maiden name should be "Aby."  Submitted by Anne Midgley
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Addendum:  Husband's name should be "Gilkey."  Submitted by Anne Midgley
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Addendum:  Helen Augusta is the wife of  T. J. Aby Thomas Jefferson Aby.  Submitted by Anne Midgley
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