New Harmony Cemetery

Union Co, MS

New Harmony Cemetery is located west of the present town of New Albany, MS.  To reach the cemetery take Highway 15 North (past the Hwy 78 intersection) into the New Albany city limits.  Turn right at the stoplight intersecting Route 178.  The cemetery is on the right hand side of Route 178 in approximately 4-5 miles.











Seaborn G. Crenshaw

July 11, 1833 - May 25, 1856

W. R. Crenshaw

December 7, 1853 - August 16, 1859

Eliza E. Crenshaw

January 8, 1857 - August 20, 1859

Henry J. Crenshaw

April 4, 1839 - March 12, 1863

Four of James Crenshaw & Mary Gray's children share the same tombstone.  You can see it in the foreground middle in the picture to the right.  Next to the children is a large rock marker, followed by the tombstone of Phoebe F. Crenshaw.  You then see what are probably several unmarked graves.  The tombstone to the right of the unmarked area is that of Abraham B. Crenshaw.  In the row immediately behind the Crenshaw graves you see a row beginning with two tall tombstones.  Those are the graves of Robert Presley Caldwell & his wife Jane G. McCracken.  Abraham B. Crenshaw & his wife Susan T. Cobb were living in their 1880 Union Co, MS household.  Can anyone explain why?



Phoebe Francis Crenshaw 

October 25, 1851 - July 12, 1872

A child of James Crenshaw & his wife Mary Gray,  Phoebe is listed on the 1860 Pontotoc Co, MS census as Phoebe F.  On the 1870 census she is enumerated as Francis.  Her tombstone is broken and can be viewed in that state in the cemetery picture shown above.



Abraham Crenshaw

Born in Hartford Co, Tenn

May 4, 1846

Died Apr 15, 1891

Abraham B. Crenshaw died leaving a widow, Susan T Cobb.  Both were enumerated in the 1880 Union Co, MS household of Robert Presley Caldwell & his wife Jane G. McCracken.  Abraham Crenshaw was a son of James Crenshaw & his wife Mary Gray.  The birthplace on his tombstone is a mystery as no Hartford Co, Tenn. exists today.  Abraham was the only child of James Crenshaw born in Tennessee.   What was their relationship to the Robert P. Caldwell family?

Union Co, MS Will Book 1 p. 26-27, A. B. Crenshaw Will, Susan T. Crenshaw Executor, State of Miss., Union County, A. B. Crenshaw of Union County Mississippi of sound mind and memory make this my last will. I give, devise and bequeath all my estate and property real and personal as follows: 80 acres of land being and lying in Union County and state of Mississippi North (40) Forty acres of the South half (1/2) Township (8) Eight, Range (4) Four, also two mules and one cow and calf one year living. I appoint as the Executor of this my last Will my wife S. T. Crenshaw Union County, Miss. In witness whereof I have signed published and declared this instrument as my will at said county this April the 8th 1891. Signed: A. B. (his mark) Cranshaw
State of Miss, Union County, The said A. B. Cranshaw in the County of Union Mississippi on the 8th day of April 1891 signed the forgoing instrument and published and declared the same in our possession as his last will and us at his request and in his presense and in the presense of each other on said date have hereunder written our as subsainbing? witness is thereof. Signed: A. Richey, C. (or E) H. Caldwell. The instrument of writing of which the next foregoing is a true copy was filed for record April 18, 1891 and this day recorded in Will Book No. 1, Pages 26 & 27. This May 14th 1891. Signed: S. D. Owens Clark. 

1880 - Enumerated on the 1880 Union Co, MS census of Robert Caldwell, p. 307a


Nancy C. Littlejohn

May 14, 1855 - June 27, 1914

Drury Littlejohn

Sept. 24, 1854 - Dec. 21, 1899

Nancy C. Crenshaw & Drury Littlejohn married on June 28, 1882 in Union Co, MS.  Bondsman was Watt Littlejohn.  She was a daughter of James Crenshaw & his wife Mary Gray.

James Crenshaw to N. C. & D. Littlejohn Jan. 13, 1887 Book 5, p. 421
James Crenshaw to D. Littlejohn Dec. 1, 1892 Book 7, p. 397

1900 Union Co, MS Census, Blue Springs, Beat Four, house #75

Earnest A. Cobb

March 21, 1861 - March 14, 1920

Jennie L. Cobb

April 12, 1863 - July 28, 1949

Earnest A. Cobb, son of Hillary C. Cobb & his wife Elizabeth, married Jennie Lin Crenshaw about 1885.  She was the youngest daughter of James Crenshaw and his wife Mary Gray.  

Photo courtesy of  Tony Sheffiield

1900 Union Co, MS Census, Blue Springs Precinct, Beat 4, 115-115
1910 Union Co, MS Census, p. 249b, #103-103, Farmer, ED 112, Sheet 6b, Beat 4
1920 Union Co, MS Census, 4th Beat Township 8, #25-25

New Albany Gazette, 25 March 1920
E. A. Cobb Dead......On Sunday morning at 3 O'clock, our friend and neighbor quit the walks of men, and was gathered to his fathers. He died as he had lived, trusting in his Savior. He had suffered much with that fatal disease dropsy, but in and through it all he never murmured but bore his awful suffering in patience. he leaves a wife and three children to mourn his departure. But we would say, weep not for him, for he has gone where pain and sickness never enter but all is happiness and love. He is better off then we who are left behind, because he has won the victory over death. His pastor, W. T. Darling, conducting the funeral services, after which his remains were laid to rest in the New Harmony cemetery to await the morning of the resurrection. (signed) A FRIEND.


R. P. Caldwell

Born February 9, 1826

Died January 4, 1913


Robert Presley Caldwell married Jane G. McCracken

1860 Pontotoc Co, MS Census, Birmingham Division, #2370
1870 Pontotoc Co, MS Census #370-370, Township 8, PO: Tardyville
1880 Union Co, MS Census, p. 307a, Supv Dist 1, ED 203, #718-718, Farmer
1900 Union Co, MS Census, p. 328b, Blue Springs, Beat 4, Supv Dist 1, ED 127, Sheet 6b, #110-110, Farmer



Jane G. Caldwell

Born Aug 14, 1831

Died September 13, 1917


Jane G. McCracken was the wife of Robert P Caldwell.




William M. Littlejohn

Born Oct. 4, 1820

Died Apr. 1, 1895





Lucinda Emmeline Littlejohn

Wife of W. M. Littlejohn

Born March 8, 1829

Died Feb. 26, 1908





W. H. Littlejohn

Born May 11, 1887

Died Nov. 30, 1908



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