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William G. Latham Jr. (#46881253)
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My name is William G. Latham Jr., and I have worked on Genealogy Research for over 25 year's. I love family research, and visiting old cemeteries. And enjoy helping other's with their own Ancestor's. Please check out my new name's, and photo's. I'm sure you will also enjoy viewing this website, and want to start your own page! Add your ancestor's today. If you find any mistake's, please please let me know, I'll be sure and change any misspelled name's, or date's.
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margaret mcbride
RE: Gabriel Shirley Cemetery
Hey William, I'm glad you listed that cemetery! Someday I'd like to see it!
Added by margaret mcbride on Feb 04, 2016 3:34 PM
Eula LaNier
RE: Location of Lanier Cemetery
The cemetery is located in Lowndes County, MS about a quarter mile north of the intersection of Highway 50 and Youngblood Road. This is a few miles east of the city of Columbus. It is totally overgrown with large trees, bushes, and vines. In June of 2012, my husband (who died in 2013) had headstones erected at the graves of his father, mother, and brother. At that time, they had access to the cemetery from the south side across a muddy field of grass and weeds. The cemetery is on property owned by the Youngblood family who live at 488 Youngblood road. Permission was obtained from them to erect the headstones. This was done by Columbus Marble Works. I can give you more details if you e-mail me directly at: lanier002@comcast.net
Thank you for your intrest.
Eula Inez LaNier
Added by Eula LaNier on Jan 22, 2016 8:55 AM
Brenda Green
RE: McBee Cemetery
Have you been to the Lowndes County Library, 314 North 7th Street, Columbus, MS? They have/had a book titled LOWNDES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI CEMETERY RECORDS By Rolfe B. Chase, Revised Copy 1979. That is how my cousin found the McBee Cemetery. The only marker found was that of Aaron Evans. I have a picture of his marker and it looks like it is laying on the ground. That was back in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Gee, I hope you can connect with someone who knows about it. Don't give up!
Added by Brenda Green on Jan 19, 2016 6:37 PM
margaret mcbride
RE: McBee Cemetery
I don't have anyone buried at McBee that I know of. I just have a hope that I can one day find my Kleber Kilcrease and Amanda Carter Kilcrease's graves. Kleber was born in TN in 1818, the child of Davis Kilcrease and Mahala Mandley( mahala's second husband was Thomas Townsend.) kleber at age 17 left Lowndes Co and went to TX in1835 and fought in the Texas Revolution! He received bounty land in TX but came back to Lowndes and married Amanda. They settled on land (the Alexander Carter tract) just east of the Luxapulila. kleber was a lawyer and he died before 1860. To date, I have not been able to locate Kleber and Amanda's graves or Alexander and Polly Carter's. I have found evidence that Alexander owned land in section 13. T18 and R18. That land doesn't seem to far from the McBee Cemetery location that you describe.
Added by margaret mcbride on Jan 19, 2016 5:23 PM
margaret mcbride
RE: RE:McBee Cemetery
Do you know where this "Lanier Cemetery" is? Have you ever been to it? I am looking at this cemetery via Columbus satellite. It is hard to tell from the satellite that there is a cemetery there. However, this fits the descriptions I have seen online for Lanier Cemetery. Also, this is how I remember it from the late 1970's when I visited it. I notice that on findagrave Lanier Cemetery website there are graves posted that are also on the McBee Cemetery website. How can this be? Have you compared these cemetery listings? ......... I did visit the cemetery where Macajah is buried many years ago. That is wonderful news that ya'll have placed a stone! I don't think I have any documents that list Henry F. Walters middle name as Freeman.
Added by margaret mcbride on Jan 19, 2016 5:10 PM
margaret mcbride
RE: RE:McBee Cemetery
I think I have located the Lanier Cemetery or McBee Cemetery. By sattlelite, I am looking north of 50 highway and west of Youngblood road. North and behind Marvin's building supply and eddies setrvice center is a large field. In the middle of the field are a few tress and a lot of brush. North of this brushy stuff is a remnant of a road or abandoned road. It looks like the road could have been entered from Youngblood road and traveled to the west. At the very end of this old road are two structures that look like mobile homes from the satellite view, and they are behind the Hyundai dealership. Please tell me I am right and this is the cemetery!
Added by margaret mcbride on Jan 18, 2016 11:18 PM
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RE: RE:McBee Cemetery
I'm wondering if the cemetery I'm seeking is on Youngblood Road. The road we traveled to the cemetery was a pretty nice maintained road. We saw the cemetery to our right. I would guess the field was allowed to grow up in trees and that the cemetery is there but back always from the road. A field can grow up in trees and brush pretty fast. It has been at least 35 years since I was there. I googled endangered cemeteries in Lowndes County, MS. The Lanier is on the list. I think the website is called Saving Graves. The article says the cemetery is about a quarter of a mile north of E Hwy 50 and Youngblood Rd. It says it is on a private road. I have tried looking for it on the sattlelite map, but I can't figure the mileage. The cemetery must have been closer to the road than I remembered. The names listed are Evans, Shirley and Lanier. Shirley descendents were the people who directed us to this cemetery long ago. We are kin to them thru the Alexander Carter line. One article I read about this cemetery says this cemetery was on the plantation grounds. It must have been the McBee Plantation since the creek is named for him.
Added by margaret mcbride on Jan 18, 2016 9:24 PM
margaret mcbride
RE: Hawkins / McBride
Dora was my wonderful grandmother. My niece Amber and I have been working on the Hodges side. Amber discovered our Ann M. Hodges Hawkins living in Loundes Co. ms. In the 1850 census with her mother, Mariah C. Hodges. Ann married Joseph Malone Hawkins son of William Hawkins, and moved to Webster County in 1852. Her mother, Mariah C. Hodges, was still living in lowndes co in 1860, according to the 1860 Census. Mariah was living with the William Cox family in the ante bellm mansion called Bryn Bella located out from Columbus on the Stinson Road. Amber and I got to tour the house during the pilgrimage.!!! Mariah C. hodges was married to John Hodges. They bought land together in Green Co. Al. In 1835. We do not know when or where John Hodges died.
Added by margaret mcbride on Jan 18, 2016 2:51 PM
margaret mcbride
RE: Shaffer / McBride
Levy and William Walter McBride were my great grandparents. My father was Vernon McBride. His father Joe and Dora Hawkins McBride moved from Webster Co. To the Ms. delta in The early 1920's. My mother's parents moved to the Delta also. My mother was born at Rye, MS, but her parents moved back to the Columbus area in the early 1940's. My lines in Monroe County and Lowndes County are Pools, Rye, Egger, Freeman, Jaudons, Kilcrease and Carter. William Moore, the first mayor of Columbus, was married to my ggg grandmother Amanda Carter Kilcrease's sister Charity. My ancestor Kleber Kilcrease was a stepson of Thomas Townsend. I have been searching for Carter and Kilcrease graves for over 35 years!
Added by margaret mcbride on Jan 18, 2016 1:06 PM
margaret mcbride
McBee Cemetery
Hello William! I think we might be related. I am a descendant of Eli Shaffer of Webster Co., Ms. thru Levy Shaffer McBride. I saw your post about the McBee Cemetery. I, too, am very interested in this cemetery. In about 1978, I visited a cemetery I think was the McBee with my maternal grandmother and aunts. It was on a dirt road and we had to climb over a barbed wire fence and walk about a hundred yards or so across a grassy field to some trees in the middle of the field. There were tombstones among the trees. High winds had blown some of the trees over and the cemetery was unkempt. At, the time I didn't record any names because I didn't see any that pertained to us. One of my aunts was sure she had brought my great grandmother to that cemetery about fifty years earlier. I have been searching for the graves of my Kilcrease and Carter ancestors since the late 1970's and so far I have not found them. My Aunt Earline Freeman drove us to the cemetery I described, but years later she couldn't remember where it was. I live in Missouri and so I wasn't familiar with the area then. Have you been able to locate this cemetery? Thanks for your work on findagrave! Margaret McBride Schultz
Added by margaret mcbride on Jan 17, 2016 10:12 PM
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