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Martha (#46981928)
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Bio Photo It is very gratifying to think that I may be helping someone to find their loved ones final resting place. I have had such a difficult time finding graves and genealogy for my family tree and would like to help others in this way. I will be happy to transfer any of your family to you to maintain as long as they are not related to me. Simply go to the memorial and click on edit and then suggest other correction and ask me to transfer as this is so much easier for me to make the transfer.
Please help me by sending me any corrections that I need to make.
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Mathilde Halcomb
RE: Strong-Hill Cemetery
I will. Thank you
Added by Mathilde Halcomb on Aug 11, 2016 9:34 AM
Mathilde Halcomb
Strong-Hill Cemetery
Thank you so much for taking such excellent pictures of this cemetery. My ancestor is Maxwell Washington Bland and I would love to visit to see his grave. I attempted to do so but the coordinates led me to private property. Do you know if it's still possible to visit this cemetery? I have a feeling his mother may also be buried there. She was Jane McKee Bland Walton. I can't figure out why MW was buried there except that it was to be near his mother's family. Thanks you so much for any info you can provide.

Mathilde Halcomb
Lois Lancaster
Mathilde Truly Bland
Maxwell Washington Bland
Lucien Bland
Maxwell Washington Bland
Added by Mathilde Halcomb on Aug 11, 2016 7:42 AM
Amanda Clark
RE: David Darius Dixon
Thank you!
Added by Amanda Clark on Jul 28, 2016 4:21 AM
James Earl (Sam) Price
RE: Jacob Johnson - 39215496 - 1830
Dear Martha; Vicksburg has a very simple Cemetery History.
When Newt Vick had the City of Vicksburg Surveyed in about 1819, he surveyed in a Two Block Cemetery,
Bordered by what is now 1st North Street on the East
Farmer Street on the West
One Black on North of Clay Street and
One Block on South side of Clay Street.

In 1837, (I suppose it was full but do not know,) the City of Vicksburg purchased Section A and I think Section B of Vicksburg City Cemetery, 17 acres regardless. This remained until the Civil War Overwhelmed it.

Soon after 1837, the Graves in the original Cemetery were dis - in - terr3ed and moved to the new.

Only one other Cemetery in Vicksburg until after the Civil War. A small Jewish Cemetery was located on Open wood Street - Old Jackson Road - Martin Luther King Blvd, about Zollinger Hill or where Mission 66 crosses, some argument about exactly where, Do not know how many graves, I would think 30 - 40 almost certainly less than a 100. The new Jewish Cemetery was created soon after the Civil War, Many Jews were brought from Jackson and as far west as Monroe and buried in the new Jewish Cemetery.

The National Cemetery was created in 1866,

Thus, almost all persons who died in Vicksburg before the end of the Civil War were buried in the City Cemetery.

Next time I go to the Library will check on the Block numbers etc.

Sam P
Added by James Earl (Sam) Price on Jul 24, 2016 8:38 AM
James Earl (Sam) Price
Jacob Johnson - 39215496 - 1830
Dear Martha; First Grave I have found that was buried in Old Cemetery down town on Clay and 1st North Street. Do you think he has a stone??????
This wouuld make a nice little article for the Genealogy Quarterly. Can you check it out for me.

Sam P
Added by James Earl (Sam) Price on Jul 24, 2016 12:02 AM
Laurie Davis Hannah
FindAGrave Memorial #26202005
Hi Martha: Question: Do you happen to have a pic of the tombstone for Augustus Batton #26202005? There appears to be another memorial for him in another cemetery. Any light you might be able to shed on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Laurie
Added by Laurie Davis Hannah on Jul 15, 2016 1:29 PM
Shelly Girl
Simrall Family
Hi Martha:

Thanks for processing my edits. My husband's line includes the Simralls and am making many changes trying to make sure all memorials are correct and linked (I have a family genealogy book.) So you'll be seeing more edits in the next few weeks as I have time to go through it.

I noticed you had a conversation on Judge Simrall 26780638 with another member about whether he is buried there. And the genealogy book does state that he is. It also has some bio information on him that I may send to you for consideration.

Thanks for your work with these graves.
Added by Shelly Girl on Jul 14, 2016 7:49 AM
RE: Davis Family
OK. I noticed that all his family members' entries have him as half-sibling, but on his mom's he isn't listed at all. Maybe the person managing mom's site can shed some light. I have a grandson wanting info. May have to ask his Dad.
Added by Betty on Jun 30, 2016 7:38 AM
Davis Family
Do you know why Marvin Earl Davis is marked as a half-sibling? Who is his real dad/mom?
Added by Betty on Jun 29, 2016 1:35 PM
Elizabeth C Methvin Ramos
Methvin Family
Thank you for taking the grave photos and adding my changes. I'm trying to go through my father's photos and family bible in order to upload photos. I've been taking the grave photos and adding them to the Methvin Family Facebook group.It's been really helpful, as well as fact checking with Mimi (Mildred) Methvin's extensive genealogy website.
Added by Elizabeth C Methvin Ramos on Jun 28, 2016 11:00 AM
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