Its at Old Greensboro Cemetery
Old Greensboro Cemetery
The following information was submitted by Mr. Avery copied the information at the State Archives, Jackson, MS. The original survey was done by Dr. William D. McCain (Vol. 1) May 16, 1965-April 27, 1986.
The blacks have used the eastern part of the Old Greensboro Cemetery for some years for their burials. It is difficult to determine in some cases which are the tombstones and markers for blacks and for whites. Therefore, all inscriptions on all markers and tombstones was copied.
Mr. Avery suggests that if you visit this cemetery, you go in the winter months when there is less growth as the cemetery is overgrown and has been badly neglected. Many stones have been damaged and many just no longer exist, either covered by brush, earth, or removed by vandals.
If there is anyone who can organize a clean-up day and time and get volunteers to help restore this cemetery (as much as possible); it would be a most valuable project and would be appreciated by generations yet to be born and begin genealogy research.
The Directions there is
Old Greensboro Cemetery
Driving Directions: At Tomnolen going west on Hwy 82, turn right and go
2.9 miles, turn right and pass Greensboro Church & Cemetery, go .4 mile, turn left on Webster 56, Old Greensboro Cemetery is located on first road to the left.
Old Greensboro Cem. – section 8 – Bailey & Old Greensboro Road's
The CSA'S ARE:
AYERS, James T., Co. K, 24 MS Inf, CSA
BOX, Rev. Josiah, B. May 9, 1785, d. Oct 3, 1844, Age 59 yrs, 5 mos, 25 days
JOHNSTON, N., Co. C, 15 MS Inf, CSA
MARSHALL, Calvin Y. B. OCT 9, 1842, D. Mar 30, 1920,
Co A, 5th MS Cavalry Regiment, CSA, Masonic emblem
SINGLETON, J. B., no dates, MS Lt. Arty, CSA
MITCHELL, STEPHEN F., 1840--1862 PVT 24 MISS INF C.S.A
STRICKLAND, JOHN S. 1812-JUN 16 1900
PVT CO B 31 (ORR'S) MS INFANTRY DIXIE GUARDS & AVENT REBELS C.S.A.
RANDLE, J. A., B. Feb 18, 1852, D. Feb 10, 1906, Masonic emblem
RANDLE, J. A., Jr., B. Feb 28, 1880, D. Jul 30, 1915, Masonic emblem
MOORE, D. G., B. Jul 4, 1839, D. Dec 5, 1873, (inscription illegible) I don't know what The Webster Co Website meant by that
MARSHALL, S. C., B. Feb 14. 1821, D. Jul 21, 1899, w/o W. W. MARSHALL
(tombstone has been pushed over by vandals and inscription no longer
COFFEY, Dallas Pickens, B. Dec 3, 1836 in Laurens Dist SC, D. Dec 23, 1881 in
Webster Co, MS, s/o Gilbert T. & Mary COFFEY, 48 yrs, 20 days, Masonic emblem (stone broken)
Its pitiful that Webster Co Government couldn't step up to the plate and help out these ABANDONED GRAVES AND CEMENTERYS
THIS IS WEBSTER CO 2ND WEBSITE
The Maps of The Cemeteries locations
From what I have seen they haven't done any thing to contact to help restore these Precious Tombstones and Grave Sites Cemeteries there is more in Webster Co Cemeteries that has been abandoned and vandalized and treated unfairly.
Thank You for your email and Sincere,
Mrs Laouida Majors Dunn
Webster County citizens and the Government should have stepped in and helped cleaned up this precious History and Webster County should have had an Civil War Historical Society and a Cemetery Clean up campaign See Webster County what was used to be called Sumner County and before Sumner County it was all Choctaw County up there Has rich History and lots of facts and I hate that the Webster County Citizens and Government failed to Restore all Cemeteries that has been vandalized and abandoned and there is people that has the Money and there is some Wealthy Citizens in Webster County that could have pitched in at least 40% of there money in the Clean Up Cemetery Campaign heck that is just pocket change to them all they had to do is get some Chainsaws , Hacksaws , mowers, a few dump trucks heck they use the County Equipment at there house and if a friend needs a backhoe dump truck etc..the County says go ahead and if they can do that they can sure Preserve the History of our Cemeteries no matter if there Poor, Rich , Was on Welfare , town gossiper , had a baby out of wedlock, had Bi-Racial Children , didn't like them , didn't like the person they married , and etc... I don't care if anyone from Webster County reads this cause they know it's the plain truth. My own Family don't want to tell us the truth about My GGG Grandparents Martha Victoria Rogers Pogue and James Franklin Pogue and won't let us see the Family Bible either and I and My Mother has more rights than an Cousin does but thats enough on my part cause I can go on and on about it. I had to express my feelings on this . Cause it the Plain Truth and not a Pile of Lies like some of the Webster County Citizens are doing and saying . I Love You All
Mrs. Laouida Majors Dunn
Pogue , Rogers , Rodgers , Hodges , Pace , Beam , Hawkins , Aldridge , Kendall , and Johnson Descendant
Thank You all for reading this maybe it would shed some light and get things out in the open.