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Ball Cemetery 1
Lucedale, George County, Mississippi

Lat: 30° 59' 37"N, Lon: 88° 40' 44"W
TS1 R7W Section 4

Contributed by James Trussell, Jan 08, 2009, last edited Apr 07, 2009 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 7.

Start your trip to this cemetery in downtown Lucedale, Mississippi. Take highway 98 west out of town going 4.7 miles. Here you will find the intersection with highway 98 by-pass. Take a left (west) onto highway 98 towards Hattiesburg, Mississippi, going about 2.5 miles. You will cross a small bridge on the highway and immediately on your left will be McInnis Lane. Take this left hand turn and go about .2 tenths of a mile where this cemetery will be located on your left. The cemetery is well kept and located in a small open field.

This property is on a part of what is called the Horace McInnis homestead, he was the father of J.W. McInnis the current landowner.

In speaking with J.W. McInnis, he stated at one time the cemetery was much larger. Years ago in clearing the land someone pushed a lot of the headstones down into a marshy branch. Also he stated that a group of visitors had visited the cemetery years ago and had a dedication ceremony honoring Charlotte (Lee) Ball, they said she was the sister to Gen. Robert E. Lee. This information has not been authenticated as of today.

I walked this cemetery on Jan 07, 2009, taking information from the headstone inscriptions.

- James Trussell
Ball, Charlotte (Lee), b. 1755, d. 1869, w/o William Bartholomew Ball (this is a hand made marker and is identical to the one listing William Ball. Same material and same crude engraving.
Ball, Martha, b. Jul ????, d. 10-24-1867, w/o Henry A. Ball, birth date unreadable, headstone is in three peices
Ball, Mellisa, b. 1856, d. 1872
Ball, William Bartholomew, b. 1777, d. 1860, this is a newly placed headstone located between the Charlotte (Lee) Ball and the William Ball markers. The inscription on this headstone reads as follows: Son of Edward & Rebecca Ball, Husband of Charlotte (Lee) Ball: Parents of James S.,Edward M., Sarah, Eliza, William D.,Bartholomew, Susan, Margaret, Harriet and Henry A.
Ball, William, d. 1860 (this is a hand made marker and is made identical to the one listing Charlotte (Lee) Ball. Same material and same crude engraving.
Woodard, Jesse, d. 1849, baby grave marker
Woodard, Wesley M, d. 1857, baby grave marker

 

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