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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Bagwell Family

This unique double grave monument marks the burial places of John Bagwell and his wife, S.F. Turner Bagwell in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Ackerman, Mississippi, located in Choctaw County. John Bagwell was born on January 3, 1832, and he died on September 28, 1908. His wife, S.F. Turner Bagwell, was born on September 10, 1842 and died just 6 days after her 63rd birthday.

The base of this large granite monument holds two Tuscan-like columns that provide support for a canopy. Two urns occupy prominent places on the grave marker; an open urn sits on the base between the two columns, and a covered urn graces the top of the canopy.

Bethlehem Cemetery also contains dozens of graves of other early Bagwell family members who lived and died in this area of Choctaw County during the late 1800's and early 1900s.

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