Copyright © Janice Tracy, Cemeteries of Dancing Rabbit Creek.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Brooksville Cemetery - Mrs. M. A. Dotherow

This beautiful grave monument marks the burial place of Mrs. M. A. Dotherow in Brooksville Cemetery, located in Noxubee County, Mississippi. The large marble monument bears the resemblance of a draped altar, with its top adorned with a partially covered urn.

According to the inscription on the monument, Mrs. Dotherow was born on February 18, 1837, and died on February 1, 1908, barely a week before her 71st birthday.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Marker with angel and baby
Brandon Cemetery, located in
Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Weeping Angel

This large grave monument of a weeping angel bears the name Teasdale and marks the plot where several Teasdale family members are buried in Friendship Cemetery, in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi. Smaller stones nearby mark the graves of Rev. Thomas Cox Teasdale and his wife, Delia Lottridge Teasdale.

Rev. Teasdale was born in Massachusetts, and according to his grave stone, his date of birth was December 2, 1808. Well-known for his service as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Columbus, Mississippi from 1858 - 1863, Rev. Teasdale died on April 4, 1891. Also nearby is the grave marker of Rev. Teasdale's wife, Delia Lottridge Teasdale. Born in New York, Delia's date of birth was January 16, 1811. On July 5, 1899, Delia died, having outlived her husband by a little over 8 years.

Friendship Cemetery, a historical cemetery in the eastern part of the state, contains several thousand graves, including those of Confederate heroes and Mississippi statesmen.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Duck Hill Cemeteries, Montgomery County, MS

Duck Hill Cemetery is actually the name of two cemeteries located in Duck Hill, Montgomery County, Mississippi. Historically, one of the cemeteries is Black, and the other is White. Combined, the two cemeteries contain almost 1,000 graves of deceased residents of this north central part of the state. Among the families buried in the Black cemetery are those with Bloodsaw, Butts, Elliott, Eskridge, Grantham, Gordon, Hardiman/Hardimon, Khite, Lott, McChrision, Monday, Nash, Parker, Sykes, and Tyler surnames. Buried in the larger of the two cemeteries, the White cemetery, are members of the Abel, Bennett, Binford, Embry, Fox, Grant, Holmes, Leverette, McCuiston, Miers, Mitchell, Moore, Oliver, Pottle, Rodgers, Rose, Sledge, Sykes, Taylor, Thomas, Trotter, Waugh, and Wilkins families.