Grant # 1
Grant # 1 Cemetery, a family cemetery, is located off Holly
Grove Lane, in northwest Copiah County, just south of Carpenter, Mississippi.
The cemetery, located in a stand of hardwood trees, is no longer in use, with
the last burial in the 1860s. Originally, the cemetery had a brick retaining
wall. The size of the cemetery is approximately 36' x 63'. In addition to the
six grave markers found, there was evidence of additional burials.
DIRECTIONS: (1) From Natchez Area: Take US 61 to Port
Gibson; turn right on MS 18 for 18 miles to intersection of Miles Station Road
(on the left) and Shelby Road (on the right); turn right on Shelby Road and
continue for 3.2 miles; turn left on Holly Grove Lane for 2.9 miles to the
entrance of the Molly Conn Place, a private hunting reserve. Grant # 1 Cemetery
is located about ½ mile from the entrance to the private, posted property.
Permission to enter the property is required. Walk to the equipment shed; take
the road to the right for approx. 350-400 yards; the cemetery is located about
200 yards on the left. (2) From Jackson Area: Take MS 18 to Utica; continuing
to and through Carpenter, Mississippi, to Shelby Road, which is two miles south
of Carpenter, immediately after crossing Big Bayou Pierre bridge; follow
directions above. (3) From Vicksburg Area: Taken MS 27 to Utica, Mississippi;
continue on MS 18 toward Port Gibson and follow directions in # 1 and 2 above.
In some instances, a wife's grave stone has the maiden name
and a citation that she is the wife of "X". Where such occurs, two
entries have been made, one with the maiden name and the other with the married
Information compiled 15 March 2002 by Larry W. Little
Name DOB DOD Inscription/Comments
Brown, E. W. Mrs. 3
Mar 1818 1 May 1867 Consort of Col. D. J. Brown. [First
marriage was to George W. Grant.] Marker lying on ground.
Brown, Sallie 30 Aug 1866 d/o Col. DJ and EG Brown; aged 8 yrs 11 mos 14 dys.
Grant, George W. 28
Apr 1789 4 Dec 1854 [1st h/o EW Brown.] Large stele.
Grant, Joel S. 2
July 1843 20 Aug 1848 s/o George W. and EW Grant; small stele.
Grant, John W. W. 12
Oct 1841 1 Mar 1844 s/o George W. and EW Grant; small stele.
Grant, William M. 19
Jan 1840 1 Dec 1851 s/o George W. and EW Grant; small stele.