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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Photo by Natalie Maynor

Arthur S. Ragland
Son of Elizabeth Smith Ragland and John W. Ragland
Brother of Winiford Ragland Branch
b. July 22, 1811
d. Feb. 25, 1847
Buried in Palestine Cemetery
Raymond, Mississippi

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Dr. J. H. Binford, Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Ebenezer, MS

Dr. J. H. Binford
b. April 9, 1838
d. Nov. 16, 1889
Buried Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery
Ebenezer (Holmes Count) MS

Monday, February 28, 2011

Commemorative Plaque Laid in Memory of Dr. William Lovett Balfour and His Wife, Elizabeth Gartley Balfour, Mound Bluff Cemetery, Madison County, MS

Photo by Bill Hays

Mound Bluff Cemetery
Near Flora (Madison County) Mississippi

Photo by Bill Hays

Flat Plaque Grave Marker
Dr. William Lovett Balfour and His Wife, Elizabeth Gartley Balfour
Mound Bluff Cemetery
Madison County, Mississippi

Follow posts on Mississippi Memories to read more about the Balfour, Davis, and Gartley Families.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Barwick Family Gravestones

Recently, one of my readers, Aubrey Wren, wrote to tell me about an abandoned cemetery on Cauthen Road about five miles off Highway 43 in Madison County.  Wren is unsure if the Madison County Board of Supervisors know about the cemetery, but he has been voluntarily maintaining the area around the old grave stones there.  The cemetery is small, measuring about 40 by 60 feet, and is located about 200 yards off the county road on old church property.  According to Wren, a trench about 12 to 18 inches deep surrounds the area and may indicate the previous existence of a fence that once surrounded the graves. Wren was kind enough to send photos of the gravestones to me for posting here today. According to his transcriptions of inscriptions on the gravestones, at least four members of the Barwick family are buried in this old cemetery. Watch for information about the Barwick family planned for future posts on Mississippi Memories.

Photo by Aubrey Wren
Mary Barwick
Born May 22, 1783
Died Feb. 27, 1853
Aged 69 yrs 9m 5d
Dear mother thy pilgramige is united (?)

Photo by Aubrey Wren

Jane M. Barwick, Wife of H. K. Barwick
Died Sept. 16, 1853
Not lost but gone before
On the left lies her infant daughter
Margaret Eleanor
Aged 12 days

Photo by Aubrey Wren

W.B. Barwick
Born  June 12, 1840
Died  Dec. 17, 1868
Aged  28 years 5 months 19 days
"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall ___ "

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Dr. J. H. Binford, Coxburg Cemetery, Coxburg, MS

Digital Photography Collection (2009-2010); Privately owned by J. Tracy

Dr. J. H. Binford
Born April 9, 1938
Died Nov. 16, 1889
Buried in Coxburg, Cemetery
Coxburg (Holmes County) MS

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Eula Gill Smith, Hillcrest Cemetery, Goodman, MS

 Digital Photograph Collection (2009 - 2010)
Privately Held by J. Tracy

Grave Monument of Eula Gill Smith in Hillcrest Cemetery
Goodman (Holmes County) Mississippi
Wife of F. D. Smith
Born Oct 13, 1869
Died Apr 2, 1893

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Carrie Croft Nelson and William John Nelson

Digital Photograph Collection (2009-2010) - Privately Owned by J. Tracy

Carrie Croft Nelson and William John Nelson
Brother and Sister-In-Law of Carlotta Nelson Fairchild
Buried in Hillcrest Cemetery
Goodman (Holmes County) Mississippi