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Cooley Cemetery
Greene County, Mississippi

Lat: 31° 02' 28"N, Lon: 88° 36' 51"W

Contributed by James Trussell, Apr 13, 2007 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 3.

Travel south from Leakesville, Mississippi on highway 63, you will go 2.3 miles. This will be the intersection with Vernal River Road, take this right hand (west) turn on the Vernal River Road and go 10.4 miles. On your right will be the John Kittrell home, you will need to stop there and get permission to go to this old Cooley Cemetery.

The only road to the cemetery goes through the Kittrell property. You will take the dirt and grassy road through the woods for 1.2 miles and will end up at a small clearing. Mr. Kittrell keeps the road and this turn-a-round bush-hogged for access to these 3 graves.

The area is in very heavy woods and is grown up pretty bad. You can still see the four corner posts that at one time held a fence around the graves. This was a private family cemetery and there hasnít been any maintenance done to it in several years, and as you see the last burial here was in the year 1880.

John Kittrell and I walked this cemetery on Apr 13, 2007 and the information was taken from headstone inscriptions.

- James Trussell
Cooley, Elizabeth, b. 1780, d. 1830
Cooley, Kinchen, b. 1780, d. 07-??-1858, son of John Cooley
Pipkins, Sarene Rennie (Cooley), b. 1838, d. 04-??-1880, wife of Lewis Pipkins who is buried at CrossRoads Methodist Church Cemetery

 

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