Thursday, January 29, 2009
The Zinc Grave Marker of Jacob Kinard
The gravestone of Jacob Kinard marks his burial place in Beth Eden Cemetery near the Lutheran church of the same name located in Winston County, Mississippi. Bluish-gray in color, the marker is made of cast zinc, often called "white bronze." A Masonic emblem appears predominantly on Kinard's marker, along with his date of birth, date of death, and a notation that he was born in South Carolina. A pioneer of Winston County, Jacob Kinard, who was born on February 4, 1817 and died on March 21, 1881, is one of over 50 Kinard family members buried in this cemetery where many graves date back to the mid-late 1800s.