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Friday, February 27, 2009

Double Springs Cemetery - Oktibbeha County, Mississippi

The steps pictured here take visitors to the small plateau that is Double Springs Cemetery, located near Maben, Mississippi. Among those buried in this cemetery in Oktibbeha County are dozens of deceased members of the Fulgham, Stallings, and Turner families. Although many buried here were born during the early 1800s, the cemetery continues to be the site of burials even today. One of the oldest graves in the cemetery is that of Osborn Brewer, who was born on April 5, 1804 in Tennessee, and who died on September 11, 1876 in Choctaw County. Oktibbeha and Choctaw are both counties formed from lands acquired after The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek was signed with the Choctaw Nation.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting, Janice. Reminds me that I haven't investigated further the Stone ancestor of mine that was from that area and claimed to be a Mississippi Choctaw. I need to see if her place of residence was listed in the interviews of the family taken by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes. I wrote a bit about it in My American Indian Ancestor. Her name was Nancy Johnson, nee Parish or (Paris), and her mother was Polly Parish or (Paris). There was a mention of Scott and Clark counties in the interview papers.

    I like the steps leading up to the cemetery here. Thanks for the post.