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[MS] Colored Cemeteries and Morticians

8) I have been stuck.....again and I went back and started looking at all of the death cert. I have accumulated. I realized I had not ever tried to collect any for my MS peeps. I remember now it was so difficult to sort out kinfolks relations in Central Grove, Monroe County Ms 1870. There were a group of Adams surnames. I really felt were connected by blood, but I only knew of my gggranf Dan and gggrma Mary Adams. I charted all children bn in the family group and knew my ggranfa Lee Adams was one of the sons. Next Door was a Andy Cox and Ellen Cox and in their household was 4 Adams surnamed nephews. I automatically felt these were sons of Dan and Adams because I found documents where these siblings bought and farmed land with Dan.
Now I am wondering if there could possibly be a written death certificate for the men. But first I need to know the answer to this. I would like to know does anyone know the names of the 'COLORED" cemeteries in or near...

Central Grove, Monroe Ms between 1870-1900
Coahoma Ms between 1900-1930
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Aberdeen "" " ""

Does anyone know the name of the morticians who may have serviced the 'colored' folks during these time periods in these communities?

Can anyone tell me how to find the information. I realize between Nov 1912 and abt 1920, there may not be any info written r reported as to deaths, But I have to try. There just may be some tidbits. Also I know funeral homes did not keep records. Many could not read r write and head stones as well as burials may have been too expensive for families. So what they did is, according to one funeral director for his MS family in that time period, he said, family came to a picked out spot, men dug the hole and had the funeral the next day, buried the deceased themselves. I HAVE TO TRY TO LOOK. Can anyone answer my questions?


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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