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Waddell-Powers Cemetery

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05/31/14 was the last day I modified this page.

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.

Sam Wilkes  

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