Adams Co, MS Genealogical and Historical Research is an independent,
not-for-profit site brought to you as a public service in the interest of *free* genealogy.  
It is not a part of Ancestry Community.

If you arrived here via a paid site or in frames, you've been ripped off.

Click Here to break out of frames and see what you're missing.


Natchez City Cemetery

Adams County, MS 

The Natchez City Cemetery, established in 1822, is the largest cemetery in Adams County. Located on Cemetery Road, on the north side of the city, the cemetery is situated on a bluff overlooking the MS River. It is approximately 95 acres in size.

At one time, the old Charity Hospital stood just south of the cemetery, but burned on Sunday, August 5, 1984. The cemetery was established in 1821, but it contains graves dating to the 1700's. Over the years, several parcels of land were either purchased or donated, thus increasing the size of the cemetery.

The Cemetery is comprised of fifteen sections:

  • Plot 1 - Old Catholic
  • Plot II
  • Plot III
  • Case Addition
  • Fields Addition
  • Catholic HIll
  • Jewish Hill
  • Zurhellen I
  • Zurhellen II
  • Zurhellen III
  • Hospital Additon
  • Browns Additon
  • Browns Final Addition
  • Public Ground
  • Sullivan's Addition



    Notable Gravesites:

  • ALDRICH, Lyman G. - Wrote the last General Order for the Confederacy, during the Civil War. 1839 - 1901
  • BEEKMAN, Rosalie - The only civilian casualty of the Civil War, in Natchez. Killed during a Union gunboat bombardment from the Mississippi River. 1855 - 1862
  • DAHLGREN, Brigadier General Charles G. - Commander of the 3rd Mississippi Regiment - CSA - 1811 - 1888
  • DOCKERY, Brigadier General Thomas P. - Commander of the 19th Arkansas Infantry, - CSA - 1835 - 1898
  • HUNTER, John - Twice called for the surrender of Natchez during the Civil War. - 1816 - 1863
  • LAMBERT, James W. - Co-founder of the Natchez Democrat, one of the first Natchez newspapers. CSA veteran who served with the 16th Mississippi Regiment. 1839 - 1906
  • LEATHERS, Captain Thomas P. - Captain of the steamboat Natchez that raced against the Robert E. Lee in 1870, on the Mississippi River - 1816 - 1896
  • QUITMAN, General John A. - Mexican War hero, Governor of Mississippi, and Natchez Congressman. Died of food poisoning at inaugural banquet for President James Buchanan. 1799 - 1858
  • VIDAL, Don Jose - Governor of Natchez Spanish Distric in 1798. Also, Commandant of the Vidalia, LA post, and Spanish Consul at Natchez after the Americans gained control of the territory. Vidalia, Concordia Parish, LA is named for him. 1765 - 1828
  • YORK, Brigadier General Zebulon - Commander of Louisiana Troops during the Civil War. 1819 - 1900

  • .

    Tombstone Transcriptions - Natchez City Cemetery

    Adams County Cemeteries


    Copyright Notice:

    All files and graphics on this site are copyrighted by their creator. They may be linked to but may not be reproduced electronically or otherwise without specific permission from the county host and/or the contributor. Although public information is not in and of itself copyrightable, the format in which they are presented, the notes and comments, etc., are. It is however, quite permissable to print or save the files to a personal computer for personal use ONLY.


    Unless otherwise indicated, written permission
    by the webmaster is necessary in order to
    download files and/or graphics.

    Copyright 1996 -2006 Ellen Pack All Rights Reserved.