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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Benjamin W. Boteler, Confederate Veteran

Pictured here is Benjamin W. Boteler's grave marker, located in Briar Hill Cemetery, near the community of Monterey, in Rankin County, Mississippi. The symbol on Mr. Boteler's grave marker is the Southern Cross, denoting that he was a Confederate veteran, and the inscription shows that he served in Company "A," of the 18th Mississippi Infantry. Born in 1839, Benjamin W. Boteler died in 1908.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Midway Cemetery in Calhoun County, MS

This unique grave site located in Midway Cemetery in Calhoun County leads one to believe the individual buried here was someone who enjoyed hunting with his favorite beagle dog.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fellowship Cemetery - Cleanup and Repair of Stones

Recently, a nephew of Duncan C. Covington, performed some cleanup work in and around the Fellowship Cemetery in rural Attala County. Duncan's Covington ancestors are buried in this cemetery near my own paternal great-great-grandfather, James M. Porter. According to an email I received from Duncan over the Easter weekend, his nephew also repaired James M. Porter's grave stone (shown here today) that had been broken in half.

Special thanks go out to Duncan and his nephew for their work in maintaining Fellowship Cemetery, especially the graves of members of the Burel, Covington, and Porter families.

Repaired gravestone of James M. Porter
Photographed by Duncan C. Covington
Fellowship Cemetery - April 2009