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Goff-Carter-Waltman Cemetery
Jackson County, Mississippi

1900 Jim Waltman
Wade, Mississippi

Lat: 3040'29"N, Lon: 8834'42"W
T4S R6W Sec 27

Contributed by Brenda Knippers, Nov 03, 2002 [bsknippers@aol.com]. Total records = 29.

This cemetery is located on Jim Waltman Road which is in the general area of the Edmond Goff homestead. The new owner have cleared the spot, which is located between their home and the road.

The Goff-Carter-Waltman is also known as the Lost Goff-Carter Cemetery of Americus. It contains 15-30 unmarked grave sites which date back into the mid 1800's. It was given this name by Mississippi Department of Archives and History on Apr 30, 1999.

A search revealed sunken graves clearly visible spaced among the trees. Norris Waltman, a Waltman-Goff descendants who lives next door remembers the marked grave of his father's baby sister, Nancy. She was born and died in 1890. There was a small fence around it for many years. He was told that Waltman, Goff and Carter family members from years ago were buried there. It is estimated that the cemetery contains 25 to 30 graves, including several slave or ex-slave black man.

The following data was copied from the bible of Miss Maude Goff, d/o Molly Carter and Edmond A. Goff by Alice Johnson Sumerlin, Sep 05, 1970 for the Jackson County Genealogical Society's cemetery book, Requiem: Vol II. When the site was located, the records were updated by Betty Clark Rodgers, Else J. Martin and Hary H. McDonald, Sr. The source of proof comes from personal interviews, land records and Goff, Carter, Waltmon and Americus other historical data.

Mississippi Dept of Archives History, P.O. Box 571, Jackson MS. 39205- 0571, J.C. Dept. Of Archives, P.O. Box 998, Pascagoula MS 39568-0998 and Jackson-George Regional Library System, 3214 South Pascagoula St., Pascagoula MS 39567 all helped me get this project done. We needed a sign for the cemetery. Their was no headstone left at cemetery. The following people are not known to be buried in any other area cemetery, therefore we believe this is their family cemetery.

The last time I visited this cemetery was on Oct 10, 2002.

- Brenda Knippers

Asheley, Mr, no dates, father of Mary Jane Ashley Carter
Asheley, Mrs, no dates, mother of Mary Jane Ashley Carter
Carter, Ellis, b. 11 May, 1859, d. 29 Apr 1864
Carter, Harmon Harrison?, b. 24 Feb 1840, d. Aug 19, 1861, Son of Sebern & Mary Ann Goff Carter
Carter, James W., b. 26 May, 1862, d. 14 Dec 1862, s/o Sebern & Jane Walker Carter
Carter, Jane Walker, b. 26 Apr 1830, d. 27 Apr 1897, second, w/o Sebern Carter, d/o James L. & ? Walker
Carter, Jane, b. ca 1795 Ga, d. 30 May,1856, d/o Matthew & Cassandra B. Goff Carter, Sr.
Carter, Mary Ann Goff, b. 5 Jun 1821, d. 25 Oct 1847, d/o James & Francis Fannie Davis Goff, 1st., w/o Sebern Carter
Carter, Mary Jane Ashley, no dates
Carter, Moses, b. 19 Apr 1859, d. 29 Apr 1864
Carter, Noah T., b. 23 Nov 1845, d. Apr 1895, s/o Sebern & Mary Ann Goff Carter
Carter, Noah, b. 22 Oct 1888, d. 9 May, 1874
Carter, Roseann Jenkins, b. 21 Feb 1838, d. 25 May, 1878, w/o Noah Carter
Carter, Samuel, b. 27 Aug 1841, d. 18 Jan (Civil War), s/o Sebern & Mary Ann Goff Carter
Carter, Sebern, b. 14 May 1814, d. 28 Jun 1886
Carter, Wiley H., b. 5 Jan 1860, d. 14 Dec 1882, s/o Sebern & Jane Walker Carter
Carter, Infant no dates, child of William & Nancy Carter
Goff, Carrie Pearl, b. 25 Sep 1888, d. 3 Oct. 1889, d/o Edmond & Mary Ann "Mollie" Carter Goff
Goff, Cassandra Carter, b. 2 Jan 1789, d. after 1860 census
Goff, Civil, b. 28 Jan 1820, d. ca 1832, d/o Cassandra Carter
Goff, Dau, b. no date, d. no date, 15 years old, d/o William P. & Martha Ann Tanner Patsy Goff
Goff, Edmund/Edmond, Sr., no dates
Goff, Frances, b. 25 Aug 1796, d. before 1860
Goff, James, b. 30 May 1782, d. before 1860 census
Goff, Jane Eloise, b. 19 Mar 1877, d. 19 Mar 1883, d/o Edmond & Mary Ann "Mollie" Carter Goff
Goff, John M.Matthew, b. 11 Jul 1825, d. Oct 1, 1891, s/o James & Francis Fannie Davis Goff
Goff, Rebecca, b. 10 Nov 1823, d. 17 Jan 1887, d/o Cassandra Carter & Edmond Goff, Sr.
Waltman, Nancy, b. 1890, d. 1890, Infant, d/o William Asbury Waltman & Nancy N. Goff
Ward, Patrick Patrick, was in the household of Noah Carter in 1860 and died prior to 1870 and it is thought that he is buried here

 

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