Girlinghouse Cemetery

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Girlinghouse Cemetery

Location
Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorials 13 added (85% photographed)

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The Girlinghouse Family Cemetery is located off the east side of La. Hwy.8, on the southwest side of the little town of Manifest in Catahoula Parish.

The property on which this cemetery is located once belonged to Joshua & Elizabeth (Jones) Croom (Joanna Girlinghouse's parents). It is suspected that Joshua may have been the first to be buried here, sometime between 1855 & 1860.

The earliest marked grave is that of Girlinghouse patriarch, Christian Henry Girlinghouse, Sr., who immigrated from Germany with his parents and siblings when he was four years old in December 1837. Christian fought in the Civil War for the South and died in about 1869 (his tombstone incorrectly lists 1864).

There are probably several additional family members buried in this family cemetery in unmarked graves. William's wife (Emma) is thought to be buried here, and possibly Mary Jones (Elizabeth Croom's sister-in-law). We know that several graves were originally located under the old roadbed, which is where the Crooms may be. Between William E. Girlinghouse's burial spot and Henry Newman Girlinghouse's, there are thought to be two or three children's graves, according to one source.

Visit the Girlinghouse family website at: www.heddins.com.

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GPS Coordinates: 31.6989, -91.9728

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #67620