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Salem Cemetery
Avent, George County, Mississippi

Lat: 30° 59' 44"N, Lon: 88° 47' 27"W
T1S R8W Sec 4

Contributed by James Trussell, Feb 13, 2008, last edited Apr 23, 2008 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 15.

Travel out of Benndale, Mississippi on highway 57 north. You will go 9.3 miles, where you will come to an intersection on your left with Mt. Rose Circle. Take this left hand turn and go .3 miles. On your right you will see a small narrow woods road, take this turn, and go another .2 miles.

The cemetery is located in heavy woods, there are many trees that have fallen over the years into this cemetery. There are small sections of fence around the sides of the cemetery. On the side of the road just before you get to the cemetery there is a small sign saying you are entering Government Land. This cemetery is located just inside the boundary of the DeSoto National Forest.

I walked the cemetery on Feb 09, 2008, taking information from headstone and concrete slab inscriptions. There are two Civil War veterans and one War of 1812 veteran buried here.

- James Trussell
Black, John F, no dates, 24th Mississippi Inf. C.S.A.
Black, John Hugh, b. 02-20-1872, d. 03-02-1887
Black, Louisa, d. 03-31-1902, wife of Malcolm Black
Black, Malcolm (Jr.), b. 1810, d. 1861, husband of Louisa
Black, Malcolm, b. 1765, d. 1832-1840
Black, Sarah, b. 1766, d. 1850-1860
Cochran, Edward L, no dates, Co. A, 3rd Mississippi Inf. C.S.A.
Cochran, H. C, b. 11-26-1826, d. 03-18-1899
Cowart, Margarette, b. 1849, d. 1878, wife of John V. Cowart
McClendon, John, b. 1790, d. 12-01-1869, Pvt., Mississippi Militia, War of 1812
McClendon, Mary Catherine, b. 1797, d. 1870-1880
Perkins, John, b. 1777, d. 02-05-1811
Yahn, Emma Isabel, no dates, wife of J.A. Yahn
Yahn, Lissie, no dates
Yahn, Margaret, no dates

 

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