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Byrd Cemetery
Basin, George County, Mississippi

Lat: 30° 45' 32"N, Lon: 88° 38' 09"W
T3S R7W Section 25

Contributed by James Trussell, Dec 12, 2007 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 7.

Leave Lucedale, Mississippi on old highway 63. You will go south 4.8 miles and will run into the highway 63 by-pass, turn left onto the by-pass and now go another 6.0 miles. You will see Grain Elevator Road on your right, take the right hand turn and go approximately 4 miles to the Salem Campground road on your left. Take the left and now you will go south, when you see the rural mailbox #2161 on your left, turn on the small dirt lane directly across the road.

This is a private drive and the cemetery will be on your right about 50 yards ahead. This private cemetery and upkeep is done by family members. The gate has a sign saying “Reubin Byrd Cemetery”, I have also been told it is sometimes referred to as the Jim Byrd Cemetery. There is a chain link fence and the cemetery is in pretty good condition for the age of it.

I walked this cemetery on Dec 10, 2007, and the information was taken from headstone and concrete slab inscriptions.

- James Trussell
Byrd, Caroline (Carter), b. 05-21-1837, d. 11-02-1906
Byrd, Mrs. Sabra Etta, b. 01-23-1870, d. 09-19-1900
Byrd, Reuben A, b. 02-14-1828, d. 01-2-1882, 53 years, 10 months, 16 days
Byrd, S, b. 1831, d. 1915
Byrd, Susie (?), b. 1891, d. 1921
Steede, Loula B, b. 01-31-1866, d. 11-16-1908, wife of W.E. Steede
Steede, W. E, b. 1853, d. 1925

 

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