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Grant # 1 Cemetery



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 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 name.


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.



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