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Friday, July 24, 2009

The Semmes Family - St. Mary of the Springs Cemetery

The grave marker pictured here identifies the final resting place in St. Mary of the Springs Cemetery, Madison County, Mississippi, of Walter Semmes, Ignatius Semmes, and Emily Semmes.

The Semmes family were early settlers of Madison County, having taken a migration path from Charles County, Maryland that included Wilkes County and Savannah, in Georgia. Included among its family members in Mississippi and elsewhere, were physicians, merchants, and at least one Catholic priest.

A biography of the Semmes family can be read here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Sarah Donald's Grave Marker

Sarah Donald, b. 1856 d. 1910
Hillcrest Cemetery, Goodman, MS

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Lucy Lula Bass

The tombstone pictured here is that of my maternal great-grandmother, Lucy Lula Trigleth Pettus Bass. She was born Lucy Lula Trigleth and married my maternal great-grandfather, William Elza Pettus around 1900. After her first husband died, Lucy remarried, and her grave stone shows "Bass," the surname of her second husband. Lucy was born on March 15, 1881 and died on April 7, 1951, and is buried in Coxburg Cemetery in Holmes County, near numerous graves of other members of the Pettus and Trigleth families. Lucy's grave marker is a simple rectangular stone, with engravings of palm leaves and the word "Mother" stamped on the top.

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