Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday, Chamberlain, Jefferson County, Mississippi

Copyright 2012, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

This family cemetery located at Mount Locust, on the Natchez Trace, near Cannonsburg, Jefferson County, Mississippi,  is represented on Find A Grave, with very good photos of five gravestones. (Note on Find A Grave it is named the Chamberlin Cemetery, I have used the spelling of Chamberlain, as found on all of the inscribed stones.)

This is the family cemetery of the founder of the Mount Locust Inn, William Ferguson and his widow, Paulina Burch (Ferguson-Chamberlain).  Six of Paulina's sons, four with William and two other sons with her husband James Chamberlain are interred here.  There is also a visitor, Robert Law, who died here at the inn in 1825, buried here.  There are also a number of 'pre-need' stones here, which are not shown on Find a Grave, or here at Reflections, out of respect for privacy of those individuals.

I posted the slave cemetery of Mount Locust.


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