|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1830|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 1878|
According to the Weakley County Press, December 12, 1937, A. A. Atkinson was the second man to fall victim to the fever, and was the first man to be buried, being buried in an old cotton patch west of the Illinois Central Railroad. At first it was the intention of those who had the burial of Mr. Atkinson to bury him where the Methodist Church now stands, but they decided to take him out on the west side and then buried him in a cottom patch.
With the death of A. A. Atkinson arose the first question as to burial. Thus he was the first victim to be 'buried in' the present day yellow fever cemetery which at that time was sporting a fine cotton crop!
The following newsaper articles submitted by Rebecca Holder
Yellow Fever Cemetery
Created by: Michael J. Rea
Record added: Nov 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62101115
Michael J. Rea
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