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Old Scooba Cemetery

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Some names and additional information submitted Bonnie Murphey Evans who read the cemetery on Jun 3, 2002.

ROADSIDE HISTORICAL MARKER: This cemetery was part of the William Cannon Plantation dedicated prior to 1839. William Cannon 1779-1843 great great grandfather of Margaret Cannon Boyce Brown. Maintained by Margaret C. B. and Shepherd Spencer Nevile Brown foundation HQ Waco, Texas. Located on MS Hwy 16 and Dozier Rd.
�Old Scooba Cemetery� is on Hwy. 16, 1.6 miles east of Hwy. 45 in east Kemper County, Mississippi, near the town of Scooba. It is very well-kept and clean. A historical marker at the cemetery reads:

�Old Scooba Cemetery. This cemetery was part of the William Cannon plantation, dedicated prior to 1839. William Cannon 1779-1843, great-great-grandfather of Margaret Cannon Boyce Brown.�

Austin, William K. d. Jun 1852 age 26 yrs

Barksdale, Nathaniel C. Aug 17, 1819 - Feb 22, 1849, son of John & Ann P. Barksdale, a native of Alabama

Barksdale, Huldah Feb 5, 1826 - Aug 14, 1854, consort of N. G. Barksdale and dau. of Wm. & Selah Cannon

Cannon, Benjamin Sep 9, 1802 - Aug 17, 1850, son of William and Selah Cannon was born in South Carolina and died in Kemper Co., MS.

Cannon, George W. Feb 18, 1806 - Aug 26, 1839, son of William and Selah Cannon a native of South Carolina

Cannon, John Q. Jan 24, 1840 - Sep 6, 1847, son of William & Selah Cannon, a native of South Carolina, Died in Marengo Co., Alabama

Cannon, Selah Jun 15, 1786 - Sep 9, 1840, consort of William Cannon, a native of South Carolina

Cannon, William Dec 10, 1779 - Oct 5, 1843 in MS, Born in TN and emigrated to SC with his father when very young

Carnathan, J. C. Jun 20, 1811 - Mar 12, 1877, Could be Joseph Curry Carnathan, "Our Father"

Dozier, Daxeus D. Jan 23, 1815 - Oct 25, 1873, born in Nash Co., N.C.

Dozier, Elizabeth Caroline June 12, 1822 (Tuscaloosa Co. Ala) - Oct 21, 1876, wife of D. D. Dozier & dau of Wm. Cannon

Dozier, William C. Aug 20, 1844 - Aug 2, 1856, son of Daxeus D. and Elizabeth C. Dozier

J.T.W. no dates, possibly a footstone, leaning on a tree

Jackson, Matthew 1792 - Jan 18, 1853, aged 56 yrs

Jackson, Jane L. 1797 - Jan. 15, 1855, aged 58 yrs

Jackson, Robert 1802 - Oct 1839, aged 37 yrs, Large vault

McBee, Daniel Hill May/Mar 5, 1856 - Sep 15, 1878

Peden, Mrs. S. C. 1836 - 1905

Simpson, John T. Jun 4, 1846 - Apr 28, 1864, son of James and Elizabeth Simpson

Stewart, Joseph E. 1840 - 1908

Stewart, Miss Mary E. 1843 - 1916

Unknown Small vault, no inscription, numerous repairs evident

Whitsett, James T. died May 11, 1857, aged 41 yrs 4 mos & 10 days

This is all of the intact stones present in the cemetery. On the other side of the fence are numerous pieces of marble slabs, obviously tombstones, and many old red bricks. Due to the weight of the pieces, insects, and poison ivy, it was impossible for me to move any but the smaller parts, but several long narrow stones were intact, probably footstones, and I found the following initials: JCC, BSC, GWC, NGB, WC, HB, JQC. It seemed fairly easy to place these with the respective names J.C. Carnathan, Benjamin Cannon, George W. Cannon, N.G. Barksdale, William Cannon, Huldah Barksdale, and John Q. Cannon, though, of course, this is uncertain. I could find no evidence of inscriptions on a number of these pieces of stones, but one large (about 40” x 36” at its longest points) stone bore several lines of poetry, only a few words of which were legible. - BM Evans

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