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Old Wheats Cemetery
Crossroads, Pearl River County, Mississippi

Lat: 30 47' 59"N, Lon: 89 46' 42"W

Contributed by Earl Alexander, May 12, 2004 [dukerl42@bellsouth.net].  Total records = 18.

The cemetery is located 1 (one) mile north of Hiway 26 on Hiway 43 in Pearl River county, MS. There is a sign by side of Hiway 43 identifing it as Old Wheats Cemetery. It is 2/10 mile west of the road.

The cemetery is fenced in and could use a good cleanup. I'm not sure when it was established. I understand it is available only for Wheat family inside the fenced area. I did not see any markers outside the fence.

The first burial listed is in 1842 and there are no burials with markers since 1910. There may be several unmarked graves. There is at least one marker I could not decipher, which was lying flat on ground.

This is a complete list of all visible and legible markers. It was compiled by my wife Nelli and I on 11 May 2004.

- Earl Alexander

Harvy, Laura Elizabeth, b. 9 Jun 1867, d. 20 Dec 1870
Harvy, Missouri Wheat, b. 11 Mar 1845, d. 6 Oct 1868
Harvy, Missouri, b. 2 Oct 1870, d. 4 Dec 1870
Lowe, Amanda Fornea, b. 1838, d. 1892
Wheat, Elizabeth, b. 1801, d. 10 Nov 1877
Wheat, Emily M., b. 5 Dec 1881, d. 22 Feb 1883, d/o B.F. & Nancy Wheat
Wheat, Everette F., b. 16 Sep 1904, d. 15 Jul 1905, s/o J.H. & M. J. Wheat
Wheat, infant, b. 5 Sep 1899, d. 5 Sep 1899, d/o J.H. & M.J. Wheat
Wheat, James A., b. 6 Jun 1930, d. 22 Dec 1910, s/o Conf. Vet 1896 Plaque
Wheat, John, b. Abt.1755, d. 1842, SAR 1775 Plaque
Wheat, Joseph, b. 1798, d. 13 Nov 1874, Vet.War of 1812 Plaque
Wheat, Julia C., b. 25 Feb 1865, d. 8 May 1891, w/o J.H. Wheat
Wheat, Martha A., b. 7 Jun 1792, d. 8 Aug 1876, s/w William G.
Wheat, Mary Magdaline (Stockstill), b. 14 Jan 1835, d. 18 Apr 1920
Wheat, Nancy (Kennedy), b. Abt. 1755, d.
Wheat, W.T., b. 24 Jan 1861, d. 16 Aug 1878
Wheat, William G., Jr., b. 1 Nov 1826, d. 21 Oct 1892, Co. C, 9 MS Cav, CSA
Wheat, William G., b. 7 Oct 1787, d. 24 Aug 1858, War Vet. 1812 Plaque,s/w Martha A.

 

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