African American Cemeteries Forum
Names of MS Colored Cemeteries
I may have posted this here before but just in case... I have a number of peeps who r buried in towns/cities in MS. Our people r always segregated in cemeteries and usually they may be at church plots r areas that have become wooded areas. On the few death certificates I have, the name of the cities r given, but never a cemetery name. Sometimes a mortician name. It has been suggested that I call the morticians, but there is no law that morticians keep records of people they bury. Many many times, I do not get call back. So I am right back where I started. I am hoping that someone who reads this will realize that the funeral programs we people of color have at our funeral svc's r the ONLY information available that will have a family history about the deceased and the date as well as name of the place buried. My people lived in Monroe Co., Aberdeen, Okolona, Coahoma, Quitman, Tupelo, and Chickasaw according to what verbal information I have. Between 1910-1930 the surname was ADAMS. I don't know all of my Adams but the few names I have are Andy, Jack, Moses,Susie,Alford,Emma,Oetta,Hetta, Sam Jr, Rosie Lee-- living within the Quitman area. In Monroe Co Mary Francis, Bertie,Doc Sr and Sam Adams Sr and Jr between 1910-1940. Central Grove twnship was a area where many many of my peeps once lived from 1870 -1920. I will have to tell u this ADAMS surname has giving me the blues because I have found some of the men married men married many times and fathered many children by other women. Basically what I am looking for is THE NAME OF COLORED CEMETERIES in the towns I have listed. At least this will be a starting point.