Photo: Digital Collection (2009), privately held by Janice Tracy
The entrance to Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi is seen above. With its historic area and another one that contains more recent burials, the cemetery is owned and maintained by The City of Ridgleland. Partially surrounded by a newer housing development with well-kept, tree-shaded yards, and a portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway, the cemetery is in a serene and peaceful setting in one of Madison County's most beautiful areas.
Already buried in Jessamine Cemetery are some of Madison County's early settlers, including James B. Yellowly, known as the "Father of Ridgeland." Among others buried in the cemetery are members of families with the surnames of Adcock, Battley, Baker, Carr, DeVelling, McNair, Moody, Schluetter, Tucker, Tweedy, and Woodbridge.