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Friday, July 10, 2009

Jessamine Cemetery - Ridgeland, Mississippi

Photo: Digital Collection (2009), privately held by Janice Tracy

The entrance to Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi is seen above. With its historic area and another one that contains more recent burials, the cemetery is owned and maintained by The City of Ridgleland. Partially surrounded by a newer housing development with well-kept, tree-shaded yards, and a portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway, the cemetery is in a serene and peaceful setting in one of Madison County's most beautiful areas.

Already buried in Jessamine Cemetery are some of Madison County's early settlers, including James B. Yellowly, known as the "Father of Ridgeland." Among others buried in the cemetery are members of families with the surnames of Adcock, Battley, Baker, Carr, DeVelling, McNair, Moody, Schluetter, Tucker, Tweedy, and Woodbridge.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Confederate Graves in Hillcrest Cemetery, Goodman, MS

Photograph is part of Digital Photograph Collection (2009),
Privately held by Janice Tracy

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - William L. Ziegler, Coxburg Cemetery

This is one of many beautiful and unique Woodmen of the World monuments that mark graves in Mississippi cemeteries. The marble monument seen here was provided by the organization and erected at the grave of William L. Ziegler in Coxburg Cemetery. Mr. Zieglar, a longtime resident of Holmes County, was born January 22, 1873 and died on August 2, 1912. Other Ziegler family members and members of their allied families are also buried in this cemetery next door to the Coxburg Methodist Church.

Source: Digital Photograph Collection (2009), privately held by Janice Tracy