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Edited and Revised by
Sarah & Bob Shumway 

NOTE: This document appears on Adams County, MS with the permission of the authors, Robert "Bob" and Sarah Shumway. Researchers are invited to read/search the document for specific facts, relative to individual research, but no part of the document may be reproduced in any format, electronically or otherwise.                         -Ellen Pack


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The library of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in Jackson, Mississippi has a xerographic copy of a weak carbon copy of a cemetery list produced under the auspices of the W. P. A. (Works Progress Administration) during 1936/1937.

The earliest date on the document is June 5, 1936, and the latest is March 27, 1937. The cover letter names this as "Inscriptions And Locations Of Forty Nine Private Cemeteries In Adams County Mississippi" and is Signed by Lelia H. Mulvihill, County Supervisor, Historical Research Project. This work is also identified as "Project #2986" and "District Six". Listed on this report are the others that helped with it's preparation: Mrs. Amanda W. Phipps, Miss Allie Marsh, Miss Leona Herman, Miss Katrina Perrault and Josephine Kaiser.

During this same time period, perhaps simultaneously, an almost exact word for word copy was created in the format requested by the D.A.R. for their library. No date or name can be located in the D.A.R. book to indicate the date or person that was responsible for this work. The D.A.R. book leaves out a small amount of the information contained in the W.P.A. book, and has some information not in the W.P.A. book, each book is just slightly different. This work is an effort to bring the information from the two books together, re-type it for clarity and provide a surname index.

The Kibbe-Tucker Cemetery has been re-surveyed and information for the Stowers, the Foster-Speed & Oakley Grove cemeteries has been added by Mrs. L. R. McGehee, Route 6, Box 223, Natchez, Miss. The "Cliffs" plantation cemetery was surveyed by Anne Vaughn and the information typescripted By Ronald W. Miller, Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The information for the Saragossa & Longwood cemeteries was found on unsigned sheets in the Archives And History Cemetery files. Confederate Memorial Park was surveyed and added 6/14/87. The Van Court Cemetery was re-surveyed and added October 11, 1987, with the assistance of Thomas D. Perry, 122 Rosehill drive, Natchez, MS. Also - the Smith cemetery was added by Mr. Perry on October 16, 1987. He has also corrected and added to the listings for the Kingston cemetery and added the Hutchins-Mayfield, the Pine Log cemetery and the Cherry Grove cemetery. Carolyn Martin Cole, 803 N. Union St., Natchez, supplied corrections & additions to the McCullough & Perkins Cemetery and added the information for the Solitary Valley Cemetery on July 27, 1988. Mrs. Ruth Emerick supplied the information on the Gardens cemetery May 10, 1989. Mrs. Mavis O. Feltus, 102 Melrose, Natchez supplied the information for the Wayside Plantation/Cole Tract cemetery on November 14, 1989 and Beechland cemetery on December 15, 1989. The Soldiers Retreat Cemetery was re-surveyed and corrections made by Margaret F. Green on January 22, 1996. Additional information was added to the Monette cemetery listing on March 26, 1996 by Robert Shumway. The Grove Plantation Cemetery was added from a list made February 9, 1996 by Mr. Eugene J. Parker and her sister Mrs. John M. Jones who lives at Grove Plantation.

Bob Shumway 

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