The location of the Waddell-Powers Cemetery is south of Wesson on old Highway 51. It is located on private property and
is some distance from the road located on a knoll near a barn in a cattle pasture. The cemetery does have a sign at the site.
The following are know to be buried there. There are markers for each.
Francis Marion Waddell
Born 12 Dec. 1832 Brunswick, NC
Died 30 June 1907, Wesson
4th Miss. Cav. CSA
Sarah Jane Laird Waddell
Born 14 June 1840- Covington County Mississippi
Died 13 April 1915 Wesson
Three sons of Francis Marion and Sarah Jane Laird Waddell.
Robert L. Waddell
Born 10 August 1867
Died 21 Jan. 1938 Wesson
Wellington "Wellie" Waddell
Born 15 Nov. 1869
Died 21 Jan. 1924 Wesson
Maurice Morris Waddell
Born 15 Nov. 1872
Died 19 Dec. 1950 Wesson
There are no marked graves in the Powers section of the cemetery. The Powers and Waddell families were neighbors .
I have photos of the marked graves that has been placed in recent months.
The orginal grave marker of Francis Marion Waddell is still in very good condition.
Thought you might be interested in this little known cemetery in the area.