Old, abandoned black cemetery center of controversy
By David A. Farrell, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item Picayune Item Fri Apr 08, 2011, 08:37 AM CDT
CARRIERE — A controversy involving an abandoned black cemetery more than 100 years old here has wound up in Pearl River County Justice Court.
Access to the cemetery, in the center of Stone Bridge subdivision, has become the center of the controversy.
The dispute has resulted in the subdivision’s security officer, who also lives in the subdivision, filing an affidavit in Justice Court, charging another Carriere resident with trespassing and desecrating the cemetery.
The dispute revolves around who has access to the cemetery. To Read the Full article click the title link above.
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The Anderson Cemetery is located on Old Hwy 178 about a mile east of Byhalia, Ms in Marshall County. It sits in a small clearing on top of the hill, just west of the intersection of Quinn Mills Rd and Edwards Rd which cross Hwy 178.
Approx. GPS Coordinates: Lat. 34.86829/ Lon.89.66964 .
There were 9 names memorialized in the small clearing and what looked like at least 2 unmarked graves, where the ground had started to sink. I have set up memorial pages and added the cemetery to the FindA Grave memorial website.
I have not yet had a chance to research the history of this little cemetery, but if you have any information about it that you would like to share or add to the memorials on FindAgrave, you can click on the links below each photo to view the individual memorials and send the information to me and I can either add the information for you or if you are a family member and have a FindAGrave account, I will transfer the memorial to you and you can add any information you wish to add. I had some problems with posting some of the photos, blogger is not cooperating with me today, but you can click the link and see the headstone photo as they are all posted on the FindAGrave memorials.
Sept 20 1955- Jan 18 2001
Oct 8 1877- July 1 1946
Sep 10 1870- Jan 13 1944
Mar 24 1898- May 5 1975
Nov 1 1895- June 19 1984
Moses F Watson
Feb 3 1891- July 9 1967
Feb 3 1891- July 9 1967
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You can read about the history of the Old Phil Cemetery on our main website http://www.mississippi-spi.com/. or in a previous post I have done about the cemetery in this blogs archives.
If you would like to help out or contribute to the clean-up efforts at Old Philadelphia, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.