Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Marshall Co, MS

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is located on the east side of Highway 311 as you approach the community of Mt. Pleasant.

Susan D. Hail Johnson

Born April 14, 1825 - Died February 15, 1894

Susan D. Hail was the daughter of William W. Hail.   She married William Johnson September 30, 1841 in Marshall Co, MS.  In the picture to the left you see the row in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery where she is buried.  She is the left tombstone.  To her right are the tombstones of her daughter, Susie J. Puryear, P. B. Puryear, her son George H. Johnson, & his wife Fannie Person Johnson.

1870 White Co, AR Census, Red River Twnship, 100-100
1880 Marshall Co, MS Census, ED 116, p. 11, 89-90


Susan J. Johnson Puryear

Born October 15, 1861 - Died December 26, 1898

Susan J. Johnson  was the daughter of William W. Johnson and his wife Susan D. Hail.  She married Peter B. Puryear.

By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
March 29, 1899; SUSIE JANE PURYEAR, nee Johnson, wife of Peter B. Puryear, born Oct. 15, 1860; died Mt. Pleasant, Miss., Dec. 26, 1898; married Feb. 7, 1881; 7 children.





Peter B. Puryear

Born February 14, 1859 - Died February 25, 1918

Peter Beauregard Puryear was the son of John W. Puryear and his wife Virginia B. Hawkins.  Virginia married 2nd James T. Hail, the uncle of Peter Puryear's wife Susan J. Johnson.

1900 Marshall Co, MS Census, Beat 2, #83-83


George H. Johnson

Born February 15, 1851 - Died January 5, 1930

George H. Johnson was the son of William Johnson & Susan D. Hail.  The proprietor of the Johnson Hotel for many years, George Johnson married Fannie Person August 27, 1878 in Marshall Co, MS.

1880 Marshall Co, MS Census, Mt. Pleasant, P 472B
1900 Marshall Co, MS Census, Mt. Pleasant, Beat 2, #8-8

Fannie Person Johnson

Born April 22, 1859 - Died January 28, 1937

Fannie Person was the daughter of Thomas F. Person & Holly Ann Hinton.

The South Reporter, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Thursday, February 4, 1937
Prominent Woman of Mt. Pleasant, Dies
Mrs. Fannie Johnson Succumbs Two Days After Brother's Death
Mrs. Fannie Person Johnson, widow of the late George H. Johnson died at her home in Mt. Pleasant late Thursday after a long illness. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church Friday afternoon with Rev. Claud Tollison officiating. The remains were laid to rest beside her husband in the family lot in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Mrs. Johnson is survived by two brothers, John and Bob Person of Mt. Pleasant, and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie King of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Obe Stone of Memphis. Mrs. Johnson's brother, James Persons, passed away on the preceding Tuesday. With her late husband, George H. Johnson, she conducted a hotel at Mt. Pleasant for over forty years. In the horse and buggy days, they entertained many travelling men. The meals served and the courtesies extended at the Johnson Hotel were famed throughout the section. It was this writer's pleasure to board one year in the hotel and many recollections are cherished of the kindness and consideration extended to a young school teacher. Mt. Pleasant will never be the same without Miss Fannie and Mr. Johnson. We sorrow and sympathize with the relatives in their passing. C. H. C.

George H. Hale

Born Montgomery Co, Tenn.

October 17, 1832

Died Shelby Co, Tenn.

June 27, 1891

George H. Hale, son of William W. Hail & Nancy W. Bass, married Henrie B. Scruggs on April 24, 1867 in Marshall Co, MS.

1880 Marshall Co, MS Census, Mt. Pleasant, P471D

Independant South Newspaper, Holly Springs, MS, April 10, 1873. List of Grand Jurors for May Term, 1873, District #3: Geo Hale.


Mary J. Hail Hinton

Born April 9, 1820 - Died June 18, 1906

Mary J. Hail was the daughter of William W. Hail and his first wife Holley Powell.  She married William K. Hinton.

1880 Marshall Co, MS Census, Mt. Pleasant, p. 468B


William K. Hinton

Born September 5, 1807

Died November 21, 1879


1840 Marshall Co, MS Census, p. 4
1841 Marshall Co, MS State Census
1850 Marshall Co, MS Census, Northern Division, p. 295 #249-249
1860 Marshall Co, MS Census, PO: Mt. Pleasant, Township 2, Range 4, #481-472



Jennie P. Hale

Wife of J. T. Hale

Born April 3, 1838

Died June 30, 1900


Virginia P. Hawkins married (1)  John W. Puryear on September 25, 1855 in Limestone Co, AL.  She married (2) James T. Hale 


Jimmie L. Hail

Born April 24, 1862

Died July 9, 1862


Jimmie L. Hail was a child of James T. Hale & his first wife Eliza J. Leonard.


Georgella Hale

Dau. of J. T. & E. J. Hale

Born March 7, 1858

Died October 22, 1861

Georgella Hale was a child of James T. Hale & his first wife, Eliza J. Leonard.


J. Robert Johnson

Co. A Forrest's Tenn. Cav. CSA

Born May 1846

James Robert Johnson, oldest son of William Johnson & Susan D. Hail, married Sarah Walton October 8, 1867 in Marshall Co, MS.  He married (2) Harriet Thomas


1900 Marshall Co, MS Census, Mt. Pleasant, Beat 2, #114
1910 Marshall Co, MS Census, Beat 2, #313-314
1920 Fayette Co, TN Census, District 12, p. 198, Supv 10, ED 19, Sheet 5a, Somerville Road, #71-81, Farmer



Sarah Walton Johnson

Born May 15, 1844

Died March 22, 1907


Mrs. Hattie Johnson

Born January 3, 1858 - Died June 5, 1935

Harriet Thomas married James Robert Johnson between 1910 - 1920.  The 1930 Fayette Co, TN Census enumeration lists her as household head with her 83 year old sister Louella B. Bennett living in the household.  She filed, as a widow, Confederate Pension application W8035.

1930 Fayette Co, TN Census, District 12, #13-14


Lemuel H. Johnson

Husband of Mattie J. Johnson

Born September 25, 1836

Died April 26, 1917

1880 - Enumerated in the Marshall Co, MS household of his mother-in-law Mary J. (Hail) Hinton

Mattie J. Hinton Johnson

Wife of L. H. Johnson

Born June 6, 1847

Died May 5, 1912

Martha J. Hinton was a child of William K. Hinton and his wife Mary J. Hail.

On Sunday, May 5, 1912, Mrs. Mattie J. Johnson, wife of Mr. L. H. Johnson, a prominent citizen of Mt. Pleasant, passed from her earthly home to a mansion above, after a lingering illness of several months. Mrs. Johnson leaves besides her husband, one brother, Mr. Sam Hinton, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of this county and four sister, Mrs. Holly A. Person, Mrs. Mollie B. Loftin, Mrs. Jennie B. Gunn and Miss Sallie Hinton. Mrs. Johnson was a consistent member of the Methodist Church, a true friend and kind neighbor and her death is a great blow to the little town where most of her life has been spent. She will be sadly missed not only by a large family connection but by the many to whom she had become endeared through her kindly ministrations. ("The South", Holly Springs, Mississippi, Wednesday, May 22, 1912)


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