Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Knowles Cemetery, Monroe County, Mississippi

A circa 1860s cemetery was photographed and inventoried yesterday in Monroe County, Mississippi. Knowles Cemetery (south of Becker) consists of a small fenced area containing twenty-one marked burials of the Knowles Family (many formerly of South Kingston, Rhode Island) and allied family members (Watkins, Williamson, Stanton) and a small unfenced area containing evidence of several other graves but only two readable markers. This outside-the-fence area may contain burials of slaves or recently freed slaves of the family; more research is needed.

The last inventory found of Knowles Cemetery is the one by Evans et al completed in May 1938.

Click here to read the current inventory of Knowles Cemetery and to access the links to photographs of each grave marker found in the cemetery.

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