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(Continued) A Partial List Of Private Cemeteries In Natchez
and Adams County, Mississippi
Compiled by Bob and Sarah Shumway
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Dorothy Nugent, his wife, a native of South Carolina, born 1756, died 1807.
Mary Ann Brandon, daughter of Gerard and Dorothy Brandon, born 1783 -- died 1807.
Margaret Brandon, daughter of Gerard and Dorothy Brandon and wife of Col. James Smith. Born 1786 -- Died 1856.
James Smith, husband of Margaret Brandon, born 1784 -- died 1830. Soldier and Indian fighter.
Mary Phillips, daughter of James and Margaret Smith and first wife of Richard Philips.
Richard Philips, husband of Mary Smith....
Maria Chambers, sister of Mrs. Gerard C. Brandon (the first)
Sarah Brandon, daughter of Gerard and Dorothy Brandon, born 1787 -- died 1831.
Gerard C. Brandon, Mississippi's first native governor. Born 1788 -- Died.... and is buried near Woodville, Mississippi.
SELMA STANDS OFF HIGHWAY 61 N. E. ABOUT 2 MILES BEYOND THE VILLAGE OF WASHINGTON. IT WAS ERECTED BY GERARD BRANDON THE FIRST, AND IT IS THE SECOND HOUSE ON THIS LAND, BUT NOT ON THE SAME SITE.
[The above information was copied from a sheet in the Armstrong library's "Edith Wyatt Moore Collection" folder #35, sheet #a]
[see also the listing for "BRANDON" and for "BRANDON HALL"]
ONE GRAVE IN STANTON FORKS, IN FIELD ON HIGHWAY 61. NOT WELL KEPT.
2. In Memory Of
3. Sacred To The Memory Of
4. Here Was Buried
5. Sacred To The Memory Of
6. Laura Ann
7. Sacred To The Memory Of
8. In Memory Of
9. Annie L. Homes
THIS CEMETERY IS ABOUT THREE MILES FROM CRANFIELD ON A MUCH USED ROAD LEADING FROM HIGHWAY 61 ON THE LIBERTY ROAD. INSIDE A GATE AT LEFT OFF THE ROAD. IN BAD SHAPE, NO FENCE, WEEDS AND BUSHES ALL OVER THE GRAVES, MONUMENTS BROKEN AND OUT OF PLACE; HAD TO BE TURNED OVER TO READ THE INSCRIPTIONS.
(Note: East of highway approximately 30 yds.)
2. To the memory of
3. Anna W. Chaase
4. Hester Smith
5. William Rufus Smith
6. The Tomb of
7. The Tomb of
8. Courtland Smith
9. In Memory of
Two graves cannot be recorded. On one the marker is broken into small pieces, and on the other the marker is missing.
There is an above-ground crypt that is mostly intact but the memorial marker is missing from it also.
Cemetery has not been cared for and brick work is crumbling, etc.
Sec. 37, T6N, R2W. From the junction of Hy 61S and Kingston road, go about 2 miles on Kingston road. Cross the Second Creek bridge. There is a levie on the North side of the bridge. The cemetery is located below the East side of the levie just beyond the bridge.
This cemetery was surveyed on October 15, 1987 by:Mr. Thomas D. Perry 122 Rosehill Drive Natchez, MS 39120
AT THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. HWY 61N, MORGANTOWN ROAD AND PALESTINE ROAD TURN NORTH ON PALESTINE ROAD. AT ABOUT 1 TO 1.2 MILES IS "SOLDIER'S RETREAT" ABOUT 200 YARDS FARTHER AND SET BACK INTO THE WOODS A SHORT DISTANCE IS THE SINGLE GRAVE OF THIS DISTINGUISHED BAPTIST PREACHER. THE BRICK WALL IS NOW COMPLETELY DOWN AND THE HEADSTONE AND FOOTSTONE ARE SEPARATED FROM THE GRAVE'S COVERING DECORATIVE SLAB. THE HEADSTONE HAS FALLEN AND IS CRACKED BUT IS STILL LEGIBLE.
REV. DAVID COOPER MAY BE RELATED TO T. P. LEATHERS, the celebrated steamboat Captain (Thomas P. Leathers married a Charlotte C. Claiborne, 27 Apr 1853, Adams Co., Miss.) (Rev. Cooper married a Magdaline H. Claiborne, 6 May 1824, Adams Co. Miss.)
Possible location: Section 59, T7N, R2W [????????????]
Plat drawing number unknown.
Will filed in Adams County Chancery Court Will Book #1, pages 453 & 454, created 16 March 1830.
Mentions his wife as Magdaline H. Cooper; son, Douglas H. Cooper and their slaves: Bendecin; Bacchus; William sometimes called Elisha and his wife & children; Tamar; Suckey; Titus & his wife and children; Big Charles.
Bequests to: Columbia College in the District of Columbia; The American Bible Society and The American Baptist Tract Society.
David Cooper studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. He did not complete his course of studies there.
Cemetery was re-surveyed and errors were corrected by Mrs. Margaret F. Green on January 22, 1996.
Orpha Adams 20 March 1774/25 Sept. 1837 aged 63 yrs. 5 mo. 5 days.
William Adams s/o William & Orpha Adams 12 Nov. 1808/25 April
aged 42 years. 7 mo. 3 days.
Marcy Ann d/o Isreal & Elizabeth Adams d. 2 Oct. 1840, aged 3 yr. 3 mo. 3 days.
Gabriel A. Fowler 2 Mar. 1846/23 Feb. 1855, aged 8 yr. 11 mo.
Laura Olivia d/o Isreal & Elizabeth Adams, d. 9 Feb. 1847, aged 6 yr. 6 mo.
Mrs. Marcy L. Fowler 8 June 1814/8 Feb. 1839, aged 25 yrs.
William Adams, Sr. supposed to have been born 1755, d. 31 March 1857
Cordelia Adams d/o Wm. & Orpha, 30 Oct. 1816/30 July 1819, aged 2 yrs 9 mos.
John Routh Ballance s/o James R. & Eliza, b. 4 Apr. 1830, aged 6 mos 8 days.
Double tomb "Two Little Children of Alfred & Mary Ann Fowler."
SOLITARY VALLEY CEMETERY IS LOCATED ON LIBERTY ROAD ABOUT 5 MILES OUT.
THIS INFORMATION COMES FROM THE ARMSTRONG LIBRARY'S EDITH WYATT MOORE COLLECTION AND WAS SUPPLIED BY:CAROLYN MARTIN COLE 803 N. UNION ST. NATCHEZ, MISS. 39120
2. Elijah Knight
3. Marie Knight
4. Henry Knight
5. Daisy White
6. Fred White
7. Earl White
8. Abbie White
9. Anna Sanders
10. Clara Thomas Carter
11. Horace Carter
12. George D. Carter
13. Beloved Mother
14. Beloved Father
15. Martha Gibson
16. Annie Thomas
17. Bertha Alexander
18. Jennie Woodson
19. Marie Miles
20. Ernest Douglas
A small Black cemetery at the northern end of the Stanton limits, just past the Stanton Baptist Church. On the west side of Hwy 61
Many unmarked graves, poorly cared for. An uprooted tree stump has overtuned at least one marker. There are several markers made of poured concrete with unreadable inscriptions.
Surveyed March 8, 1988 by Bob and Michael Shumway
1. Sarah K. Cummings Died 19 June 1851 Aged About 45 Years.2. Joseph S. Stowers Born 6 June 1802, Died 14 July 1835, Aged 33 Years, 1 Month And 8 Days.
TWO FLAT MARBLE SLABS HIDDEN AMONG TREES ARE ALL THAT CAN BE FOUND AT THIS PRIVATE BURIAL GROUND WHICH IS LOCATED ON PROPERTY OF ISAAC ANDERSON, NORTH OF THE ROAD BETWEEN McLURE'S PLACE AND WADE BAYOU, SEC. 33, T8N, R11E. NEIGHBOR OF ANDERSON, JAMES HARRIS CAN LOCATE IT.
COPIED FEBRUARY 1981MRS. L. R. McGEHEE ROUTE 6, BOX 223 NATCHEZ, MS 39120
ON ROAD THROUGH TO CANNONSBURG ABOUT 4 MILES FROM HIGHWAY 84, AND ABOUT 5 MILES FROM CANNONSBURG. IN BAD SHAPE, NO FENCE, MONUMENTS CRUMBLED, SEVERAL BLOWN DOWN. LEAVE WASHINGTON ON HIGHWAY 84, RIDE ON BEYOND TWO MILES - - TURN TO THE LEFT, GO THROUGH TOWARDS CANNONSBURG ABOUT THREE MILES -- TURN TO LITTLE GAP ON SMALL ROAD ABOUT 100 YARDS OFF ROAD.
2. Mrs. Catherine Van Court
3. Sidney D. Swayze
4. Francis W. Swayze
5. Nathan Swayze
6. Alexander A. Swayze
A note on the listing at Archives & History in Jackson states "Eliza W. Beltzhoover married David B. Swayze on 31st May 1849"
8. Jedediah N. Swayze
9. To the memory of
10. [A 4-sided oblisk that has fallen off it's pedestal. One side cannot be read in it's present location.]
George Wallace Swayze
Eliza W. Swayze
SEC. 25, T5N, R2W, From Hutchings Landing road go East .8 mile on "Old 61" (Deerfield Road). The cemetery is located about 300 yards to the South of the road. Between the junction of Hutchings Landing road & Sammy Creek. About 600 yards East of the old abandoned road bed of the original Old Woodville Road (Hy 61). On what was at one time Commencement Plantation.
Cemetery abandoned, dilapidated and falling to pieces. Brick work crumbling and the stones broken and strewn about. Was once a beautiful place. Has a pair of pretty cast iron gate posts - the gate itself is missing.
Re-Surveyed by Thomas D. Perry, Bob & Sarah Shumway, October 11, 1987