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Friday, December 26, 2008

The Veazey Family Buried in Berea Cemetery

Above: Entrance to Berea Cemetery
Right: Berea Cemetery

Gravemarker for John Henry Veazey, born 1847 in Georgia. Veazey died in Attala County in 1828. Inscribed on the marker are these words: "His words were kindness, His deeds were love, His spirit humble, He rests above."

Gravestone of Isobella Wade Veazey
b. August 5, 1849
d. November 17, 1929
"Wife of John Henry Veazey, Sr."

Berea Cemetery is the final resting place for members of the Veazey Family of Attala County, Mississippi. This family was once headed by John H. Veazey, Sr. and his wife, Isobella Wade Veazey. According to the U. S. Census taken in 1880, John Henry and Isabella Veazey were living in northeast Attala County, in Beat 2, Township 15. John's occupation was shown to be "farmer," and his birthplace, and that of his parents, was shown as "Georgia." In 1880, when the census was recorded, John and Isabella Veazey were parents to five children, William R., age 6, Mary V., age 4, James T., age 3, John H., age 2, and Arther L., age 8 months. The census record showed that all five children, as well as their mother, had been born in Mississippi. Other members of the Veazey family who are buried in Berea Cemetery are:

Arthur Lat Veazey, b. 1879 d 1966
Batha Baba Veazey,
b. Sep. 1, 1889 d. Sep. 24, 1892
Benjamin W. Veazey,
Apr., 1882 d. Mar., 1963
Bessie W. Veazey
b. 1887 d. 1972
James Thomas Veazey
b. Feb. 22, 1877 d. Jun. 14, 1963
Leona Buckner Veazey
b. Jan. 6, 1880 d. Aug. 5, 1921
Maggie Veazey
, b. Mar., 1892 d. March 1937
Rufus Hall Veazey, b. Mar. 28, 1884 d. unknown

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