Benton County, Mississippi
Contributed by Mark Renick, Sep 12, 2000 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Total records = 34.
The Selph-Collins Graveyard is near Pine Grove Baptist church off
highway 5 between Hickory Flat and Ashland, about a half mile off Pine
Grove road, between Pine Grove Baptist Church and Bethel Methodist Church.
An old logging road leads almost right to the cemetery. It now sits
in a forest that is extremely overgrown with trees, grass and vines.
All of the graves are sunk and one grave has been vandalized. There
are only 3 tombstones in the cemetery. The other graves are marked by
sandrocks. Luckily, family records in Bibles have been passed down and
we know some of the names of people that are buried there but do not
know which graves they are in. I have arranged to have the cemetery
cleaned up fenced and have even ordered 4 new tombstones for Civil War
veterans that we know are buried there. My next goal is to get a tombstone
to identify all the names of people that I know are buried there.
This is an inactive cemetery with the last burial being in 1922. It
originated as the Hudson Family Cemetery ca. 1820. The deed to the cemetery
was transferred to the Collins Family heirs in 1905. It is one half
an acre in size.
- M Renick
Collins, William D., b. 1838, CSA marker
Collins, Fredrick, b. 1799
Collins, Nettie Tinney,
Collins, Sarah E., b. 1835, d. 1923
Unidentified Markers, but names were found in Bibles
Collins, James, no dates, s/o William and Margaret Collins
Collins, Margaret Noe, no dates, (w/o William Collins)
Collins, Mosouri, no dates
Collins, Nellie, no dates, d/o William and Margaret Collins, (All
of the females died young before they married)
Collins, Rose, no dates, d/o William and Margaret Collins
Collins, Seabell, no dates, d/o William and Margaret Collins
Collins, Thomas M., no dates
Collins, Thomas, no dates, s/o William and Margaret Collins
Hudson, David, no dates
Hudson, Martha Collins, no dates
Hudson, Sally Maxey, no dates
Selph, Sally, no dates
Additional names from research
Boseman, Cansadia Collins, no dates
Boseman, Julian, no dates, CSA MS 45th Inf and Hardcastles 3rd
Brown, Lavinia Collins, b. 1827, d. no date
Brown, Martin, no dates, CSA MS 34th Inf
Collins, Clayborn, b. 1843, d. no date
Johnson, Mary Ann Collins, b. 1824, d. no date
Johnson, Thomas, no dates, CSA MS 2nd Inf Co D
Newman, Arthelena Collins, b. 1820, d. no date
Newman, Martin, no dates, CSA MS 2nd Inf Co D
Nutt, Emma Collins Embry, no dates
Perkins, John, no date
Perkins, Nancy, b. 1826, d. no date
Raney, Sepermiah Collins, b. 1833, d. no date
Raney, Wilson, no dates
CSA Veterans for whom monuments soon to be erected.
Hudson, E., no dates, Miss 23rd Inf Co G
Hudson, Grey W., no dates, 34th Miss Inf Co F
Hudson, James M., no dates, 34th Miss Inf Co F
Hudson, Lewis J, (Memorial Marker) Miss 34th Inf Co F Killed in
Battle of Manassas, Va.
We know for a fact there are more Selphs buried here but have been unsucessful
in getting any information on them. This cemetery should be completely
restored by Dec 01, 2000s
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