Thursday, May 7, 2009

Welcome to the Monroe County Mississippi BOOK OF THE DEAD


by Terry Thornton
email: hillcountrymonroecounty@gmail.com

The Monroe County Mississippi BOOK OF THE DEAD is a work in progress. As inventories are completed and transcriptions prepared and alphabetized lists of burials are written, they will be published here. Eventually all of the lists will be combined into a single index.

Preface: Cemeteries of Monroe County (click title to read list of cemeteries and to links to earlier transcriptions of burials at selected cemeteries

Chapter 1. New Hope Cemetery at Parham (click title to read transcription and inventory) Links to photographs of all of the grave markers at New Hope Cemetery are now available.

Chapter 2. Lann Cemetery at Splunge (click title to obtain inventory of burials)

Chapter 3. Pearce Chapel Church Cemetery (click title for a transcription and inventory of burials) Links to photographs of all of the grave markers at Pearce Chapel Cemetery are now available. Click title and go to the alphabetized listing by surnames to find link to photographs.

Chapter 4. Stockton Cemetery, Weaver's Creek near Parham (click title for article with photographs and inventory)

Chapter 5. Sartor Cemetery, transcription and inventory completed February 9, 2009. Click title to go to the Sartor Cemetery Blog for an alphabetized list of names and dates from the grave markers. Update: Photographs of all the grave markers at Sartor Cemetery are online; go to Sartor Cemetery for links to those photographs.

Chapter 6. Beeks Cemetery, coming soon, click title to go to the Beeks Cemetery Blog

Chapter 7. Bethlehem Cemetery. An inventory of the burials recorded on the grave markers at Bethlehem Cemetery, a map to the cemetery, and other information has been posted at the Bethlehem Cemetery Blog. Go to Bethlehem Cemetery for a transcription of the 644 burials found there. Links to photographs of all of the grave markers at Bethlehem Cemetery are now online.

Chapter 7. Baker Cemetery, Greenwood Springs, click title for article and link to inventory

Chapter 8. Crenshaw Cemetery, Greenwood Springs, click title for lists of burials, alphabetized lists of names, map, and general information. On April 14, 2009, a photographic inventory was made of all of the grave markers and from those photographs lists were prepared. Links are provided to each of the grave marker photographs.

Chapter 9. Neal Cemetery (abandoned cemetery with two marker burials surviving); click title for an article about the cemetery and an inventory of the burials there

Chapter 10. Caldwell Cemetery (click title for article with photographs and an alphabetized list of burials)

Chapter 11. Stegall Family Cemetery (click title for general article about this destroyed graveyard and for photographs of the marker removed from the graves)

Chapter 12. Bryan Family Burial Ground (click title for a list of names from the grave markers and links to photographs)

Chapter 13. Johnson Family Cemetery has been inventoried and photographed and posted online. Click here to read Johnson Family Cemetery at Cemeteries of the Hill Country. UPDATED: Family member Jackie Pace Grubbs has submitted additional information about the Johnson Family. That information is now included at Johnson Family Cemetery.

Chapter 14. Old Center Cemetery has been inventoried, photographed, and partially annotated with census and other data and posted online. Click here to read Old Center Cemetery and to view photographs of individual grave markers found in the cemetery. The inventory and links to photographs are posted at Cemeteries of the Hill Country.

Chapter 15. Cox-Gilliland Cemetery has been inventoried and photographed. Click here to read Cox-Gilliland Cemetery for names from the grave markers and to see photographs of those grave markers in the article posted at Cemeteries of the Hill County. Additional photographs and a map to the cemetery is posted at Cox-Gilliland Cemetery: An Almost Forgotten Cemetery in the Hill Country (click to read) at Hill Country of Monroe County Mississippi.

Chapter 16. Gilleylen Cemetery # 2 has been inventoried, photographed, and transcribed in an article at Cemeteries of the Hill Country. As far as can be determined, this is the first online publication of an inventory of marked graves of this traditional black cemetery near Hatley, Monroe County, Mississippi.

Chapter 17. Jones Cemetery, located along Highway 23 east of Smithville, has been photographed and inventoried. A list of burials, photographs and other family history are posted at the blog Hill Country of Monroe County Mississippi. Click here to read Jones Cemetery.

Chapter 18. Baker-Word Cemetery. An inventory and links to photographs of the burial markers at Baker-Word Cemetery has been published at Cemeteries of the Hill Country. Click chapter title to view.

Chapter 19. Shiloh Cemetery. An inventory with links to photographs of the grave markers in this abandoned eastern Monroe County cemetery is available at Cemeteries of the Hill Country (click to read).

Chapter 20. Riggan Chapel Cemetery is now online.
RIGGAN CHAPEL CEMETERY 2009 consists of three parts. The following links will open the individual parts for you to read --- simply click on the section you wish. Both the list of grave markers and the alphabetized list of burials contain links to photographs for all of the grave markers found at Riggan Chapel Cemetery on March 3, 2009.
An Alphabetized List of Burials

Chapter 21. Siloam Cemetery. Click here for an inventory of names from the grave markers and for links to photographs of the grave markers at Siloam Cemetery.

Chapter 22. Burdine Cemetery. Click here for an inventory of names from the grave markers. Click here for an alphabetized list of names from the grave markers. Both lists have links to photographs of the grave markers at Burdine Cemetery. General information and a map to Burdine Cemetery may be read by clicking here.

Chapter 23. Springfield Cemetery. Transcriptions, links to photographs, and a map to Springfield Cemetery have been posted online. To read a list of the burials at Springfield Cemetery, click here.

Chapter 24. Sims-Word Cemetery. For a transcription of the names from the grave markers of this traditional black cemetery northwest of Aberdeen, click here.

Chapter 25. Thompson Cemetery or George Stanford Cemetery. For general information, map, and a list of the grave markers, click here. For an alphabetized list of names from the grave markers, click here.

NEW! Chapter 26. Harmony Church Cemetery. A transcription of the names from the grave markers at Harmony Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Mississippi, is now online. Posted at Cemeteries of the Hill County, the three articles about the cemetery and the list of names are at (click to access):
NEW! Chapter 27. Gilleylen Cemetery # 1. Names, dates, and links to photographs of all of the grave markers are at Cemeteries of the Hill Country in three posts:

General information and map to cemetery
List of grave markers in order found at the cemetery
Alphabetized list of burials at the cemetery

NEW! Chapter 28. Boggan Cemetery. A new blog, Boggan Cemetery, will house the inventory and transcription of burials at Boggan Cemetery as well as to provide links to the photographs of each grave marker in the cemetery. The blog Boggan Cemetery is located at URL http://boggancemetery.blogspot.com/ or click the chapter title to access. Articles posted at Boggan Cemetery include (click to access):





Index to be developed
. Currently the only partial index is the 2006 one posted at Monroe County GenForum which does not include all of the cemeteries listed above in individual chapters. Here are the links, however, to those surnames lists from
Index to Online Cemetery Records, Monroe County, Mississippi:

3 comments:

  1. Terry,
    Nice work. I've added a link to this project here: Online Mississippi Death Records and Indexes

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  2. Terry,
    Much Appreciation !! This is so interesting. Gail

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  3. What a wonderful source, Terry! Thanks for your continued great work.

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