|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1829|
The baby's grave that is there today is the grandson of Joseph Desha. It was the child of his daughter Ellen who was married to James Chamberlayne Pickett (CHARGE' D'AFFAIRES, Latin America). According to the Duffy ladies this child died of cholera. The Duffy ladies were the last of the Desha family to live on the family plantation. The last died about 1992. They were the granddaughters of Lucius Desha who was Gov. Joseph Desha's son. It is believed that this cemetery was quickly made because of a cholera epidemic in the Desha Household. James' grave is the only "white" grave known to be here.
Thanks goes to Tom Hicks - who works for the Harrison County Slave Cemetery Preservation Society.
James Chamberlayne Pickett (1791 - 1872)
Eleanore Ellen Desha Pickett (1800 - 1837)
Desha Family - plantation
Created by: K M
Record added: Dec 18, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6035048
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