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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Broom Cemetery, Yalobusha County, MS


The Broom Cemetery, located near Coffeeville in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, contains the graves of the Broom family, including the patriarch and matriarch of the family in Mississippi, Elizabeth and Ezekial Broom. Elizabeth was born in Georgia on December 2, 1798, and Ezekial F. Broom was born on November 25, 1799. The couple died two years apart; Ezekial's death occurred on September 1, 1959, and Elizabeth died on October 30, 1861. It appears that some gravemarkers for older Broom family graves may be replacement stones, since they are newer and are similar in design.

Among other families buried in the Broom Cemetery, some related to descendants of Elizabeth and Ezekial, and some not, are those with the surnames of Basinger, Dorris, Holland, Langham, Pate, Speir, and Walters.

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