Coalville Cemetery

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Coalville Cemetery

12556 Lorraine Road
Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, 39532 USA
Phone 228-392-5970
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The photo of Coalville Methodist Church is the old building that was built after the one room original building burned. The 2nd building had additions added on. The original church did not have a side room on the left or across the back of the church. Additions were later added on and then a recreation, kitchen and other classrooms were added in a separate building at the back of the church.

Coalville Cemetery is located in the Community of Woolmarket on the Lorraine Road and is located across the road from Coalville Methodist Church, which both were established in 1852 by the coal burner families (Pioneer Families) in the community. The area where the Coalville Cemetery lies is the spot where coal burners made charcoal for home use and bound by schooners to the markets of Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Coalville Cemetery is the community burial site for most of the families that lived in the area and at different times, since it was established it has had people of the community that were the overseers of burials and grave digging.

Rev. Louis Fayard was the custodian of the burials until his death and was assisted in the burials by "Boss" Husley who dug many of the graves in this old cemetery. Other grave diggers were Charlie Fayard (Grandson of Rev. Louis Fayard) and James 'Jimmy' Lyle.

Mr. Johnny Ross was also Custodian in the cemetery as well as Henry Curry and later it went to Mazie Husley Stewart.

At present M.L. Richardson is the record keeper for this cemetery and had his Grandfather's records (Mr. John Ross) and there are more than 1900 graves at present time, which a few people have started to record on Findagrave for future generations to have this information available when they are looking for ancestors.

This cemetery is the burial site for Civil War Soldiers, which were soldiers for the Confederate States of America (CSA)all having CSA Tombstones and the records keeper Mr. M.L. Richardson lists them as: George Armstrong, George Arnold, James F. Bullock, Sarden Byrd, Sylvester 'Sylvan' Fayard, Robert Vance Krohn, N.M. Taylor and E.H. Yelverton as well as old Sea going Schooner Captains and Mariners, Farmers, Loggers and various other trades and their families and in this community, most everyone knew each other, many were related by direct kinship and marriages. It was a close knit society and was a very closed community for many years, where few outsiders entered to live. Only within the last 20 or so years, when the elders died off the land was sold. It has a history of pioneer families that settled and made this community a wonderful place to grow up.

Information Courtesy of M.L. Richardson about Coalville Cemetery Civil War Soldiers:

Armstrong, George
4/9/1845 11/15/1907
Pvt. Co. E 1st ms. Inf
Enlisted: July 25, 1861
Discharded: April 26, 1965

Bullock, James F.
4/9/1836 5/18/1909
Pvt. Co A 17th Ms. Calv.
Enlisted March 9, 1861
Discharged April 26, 1865

Byrd, John Ira
1/13/1840 9/18/1933
Pvt. Co. A 50th N.C. Inf.
Enlisted Aug. 6, 1861
Discharged April 26, 1865

Dowdle, William E.
4/11/1821 11/22/1871
Pvt. Co. F 20th Ms. Inf.
Enlisted May 20, 1861
Discharged April 26, 1865

Fayard, Sylvestor
10/16/1828 1/14/1907
Pvt. Co. E 20th Ms. Inf
Enlisted May 20,1861
Discharged April 26,
(Son of Alexis and Martha Ryan Fayard)

Rev. Louis Fayard ~ 1849 ~ 1934 (Son of Louis Fayard II and Martha Louise Bosarge Fayard) (Grandson of Alexis and Martha Ryan Fayard) Note: I think the record below of Louis Fayard is the record of Rev. Louis Fayard's father Louis II instead of Rev. Louis, because his birth was not until 1849 making him only about 12 years old and his father's tombstone in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woolmarket, Harrison County, Mississippi is the correct Civil War Soldier, not Rev. Louis
Note: Father of Rev. Louis Fayard
Louis Fayard
Pvt. Co. D Ms Cav.
Discharged 1865

Krohn, Robert Vance
7/10/1840 6/30/1912
Pvt. Co. A 17th Bat. Ms. Cav.
Enlisted Feb.26, 1862
Discharged May 4, 1865

Taylor , N. M.(Neil McAllister)
Pvt. Co. A 4th Ms. Cav.

Yelverton, Edward H.
1/17/1833 2/16/1902
Pvt. Co. L 27 Ms. Inf.
Enlisted Oct. 20, 1861
Discharged April 26, 1865

Written by: Bobbie Mabry Graue
Raised in the Woolmarket Community, Harrison County, Biloxi, Mississippi

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GPS Coordinates: 30.46566, -89.00082

  • Added: 29 Jan 2008
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