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Wyatt Cemetery
Lafayette County, Mississippi

Lat: 34° 32' 54"N, Lon: 89° 34' 25"W

Submitted by Ronnie Billingsley, Apr 24, 2004 [ronbill@cox-internet.com]. Total records = 13.

This cemetery is now abandoned (see background) Only accessable by hiking trail from Lafayette County Road 500.

This was the town cemetery of Wyatt, Mississippi, a river port on the Little Talahatchie River. The town was completely burned by Federal forces during the Civil War. Afterwards, the town was deserted.

The cemetery remained a primary cemetery for the area until around 1920. It was maintained until the 1950's. Erosion on one side has encroached into the cemetery and some graves have been lost. Other markers have been lost due to theft or vandalism. At one time, the cemetery contained several hundred graves.

- Ronnie Billingsley

Austin, J. T., b. 27 Sep 1848, d. 21 Jun 1896
Billingsley, Iris B., b. 14 Jun 1895, d. 18 Jun 1898, dau. of David W. and Lucy (Brown) Billingsley
Edlin, Mary, b. 1866, d. 1895
Estill, John P., b. 26 Nov 1828, d. 24 Jul 1844, son of John W. and Mary Estill
Estill, James Woods, b. 12 Jul 1841, d. 2 Jul 1844, son of John W. and Mary Estill
Estill, Mary Ann, b. 11 Aug 1830, d. 13 Aug 1844, daughter of John W. and Mary Estill
Flynt, Ann R., b. 16 Nov 1803, d. 23 Apr 1849, wife of Martin Flynt
Leeton, Deborah H., b. 24 Mar 1875, d. 25 May 1896, wife of J. C. Leeton
Leeton, B. G., b. 24 May 1845, d.13 May 1874, wife of J. C. Leeton
Nicholson, James M., Corporal, Company E, 1st Mississipp Infantry C.S.A
Roy, Dewey, b. 5 May 1888, d. 22 Jun 1899, son of M.C. and Sallie (Billingsley) Roy
Simpson, Harriet W., b. 24 Feb 1812, d. 11 Nov 1867
Talley, Arinthia A, b. ca. 1825, d. 13 Jun 1852, wife of J. H. Talley

 

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