McDonald Cemetery

Kemper Co, MS

Photos courtesy of  Kathy Rhodes

Kathy writes,  "There is a MacDonald Cemetery in Kemper County on Murphy-Hardy Road near Moscow. It is on land that was bought by my great great grandfather in the 1850s. When I was a child, it was on my great-uncle's land and I played around there when I visited my grandparents.   These are the two pictures I took in 2000 on a trip down there.  When I was little, the old cemetery was shrouded in trees and saplings and scrub and weeds. You couldn't see it at all from the road, which at that time was a dirt road. They've cleaned it all out and it's visible from the road now. It was right next to my Uncle Rufus Hardy's  house. The old house is gone now, but Rufus' barn is still standing across the street."  Those resting for eternity in McDonald's Cemetery include James McDonald (1795 - 1860) and his wife Flora Campbell (1807 - 1883).  James McDonald was the younger brother of John & Daniel McDonald, who settled with their families in Neshoba Co, MS.  The families of John & Daniel McDonald are buried at Old Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery in the Laurel Hill Community of Neshoba County near the Leake County line.  James McDonald's daughter Lovedy Jane, who married James Monroe McNair, is also buried in that cemetery.  Kathy has promised more pictures with be forthcoming on a future trip to Kemper County. 

02/17/2007 05:15:38 PM