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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 ___ "


  1. Very interesting journey of discovery.

  2. Thank you so very much for posting this cemetery. I am a major Barwick researcher and this answers many questions. Thank you again.

    The top one, Mary McKenzie Barwick, 2nd wife of James Barwick from Darlington Dist. SC. I did not know her first name until now.

    Next is Jane M Thompson Barwick, born in SC. She with Henry Kennedy Barwick were the parents of 5 children. He is buried at McClain Cem , Newport, Attala Co, MS. with his 2nd wife.

    Bottom is William Benjamin Barwick, son of Henry Kennedy and Jane Thompson Barwick. He was married to Flora Alice McLean. Mary at the top is his Grandmother.

    You mentioned 4 Barwicks. Do you know who the 4th one is???

    Thank you!