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King Cemetery (Russell Cemetery)
Sumrall, Lamar County, Mississippi

Lat: 31° 22' 09"N, Lon: 89° 35' 47"W

Contributed by D. Christopher Watts, Jul 07, 2006 [cwatts@cblink.com]. Total records = 17.

From Sumrall MS drive west on Hwy 42 for about a mile, then south onto Hwy 44 and continue for about a mile, turning left or east onto Press Russell Rd., turn right onto N Bryant Rd. and right onto the next right, which should take you to the King Cemetery.

This cemetery is inactive at the present time. It apparently was established as a small family cemetery in 1873 by the King family. It is now located on private land owned by Mr. Talmus Russell of Lamar County, who despite his age, maintains the cemetery.

It is known that there are several unmarked graves in the cemetery, some marked by stacks of bricks and indigenous stones. This cemetery sustained a good bit of damage from Hurricane Katrina but is now almost nearly cleared, There are three graves that are completely bricked over. Family folklore claims that a fever epidemic claimed these victims, and they were subsequently bricked over to keep the fever interred with the bodies.

Dr Jani Purvis and I visited and compiled this cemetery on Jul 07, 2006.

- D. Christopher Watts

King, Amanda, b. 6 Mar 1840, d. 21 Oct 1911, “Wife of J.R. Robbins”
King, Azzie L., b. 9 Oct 1902, d. 10 Nov 1903, “Daughter of P.G. & Mary King”
King, James Frankline, b. 22 Jan 1860, d. 2 Jan 1873
King, Polley, b. 4 Oct 1816, d. 17 May 1890, “Wife of W.J. King”
King, Porter E., b. 10 Jun 1899, d. 10 Nov 1903, “Son of P.G.& Mary King”
King, W. J., b. 8 Apr 1816, d. 26 Oct 1905, Spouse Polley King
Miller, Bufort C., b. 18 Aug 1896, d. 12 Jan 1897, “Son of W.C. & Zilphia Miller”
Robbins, John R., b. 24 Dec 1834, d. 24 Sept 1912
Russell, Elizabeth, b. 4 May 1839, d. 12 Mar 1926, “Wife of Raford Russell”
Russell, Rayford, b. 10 Oct 1836, d. 1 Jun 1934, Pvt Co. E, 38th Miss Cav, C.S.A.
Stephens, Jesse F., b. 5 Oct 1893, d. 18 Oct 1918
Weatherford, Dicy, b. 24 Dec 1854, d. 30 Aug 1922
Weatherford, Frank, b. 24 Apr 1901, d. 12 Jun 1902
Weatherford, Nancy, b. 8 Oct 1806, d. 15 Dec 1888, “Wife of Nathaniel Weatherford”
Weatherford, Nathan, b. 24 Apr 1882, d. 2 Mar 1918
Weatherford, Pink, b. 13 Nov 1909, d. 18 May 1911
Weatherford, Sarah A. Broom Miller Douglas, b. 4 Jun 1880, d. 21 Sep 1974

 

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