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Weeks Family Cemetery # 1


There are two cemeteries for the Weeks families located in the southwest corner of Copiah County off MS 547. This cemetery, approximately 3/4 acre in size,  is the larger of the two Weeks' cemeteries in size and the number of grave sites identified. The cemetery, located on a hardwood knoll within a recent pine reforestation project, has been neglected, is in a state of disrepair, and is difficult to locate. [Samuel Shelton, owner of the land, lives approximately 0.7 mile on the Weeks-Shelton Road. He has been most willing to assist in locating the two Weeks’ cemeteries.]


Only six gravestones have been located although there is evidence of 15-25 other grave sites.


Directions: (1) From the Jackson, MS area, take I-55 South to the Hazlehurst exit onto MS 28; continue of MS 28 toward Union Church for approximately 13 miles to the intersection of MS 547 (to Port Gibson). Turn right on MS 547 and continue for 3.0 miles; exit left on Weeks-Shelton Road, a gravel road (the road sign is missing). Continue on the gravel road for 0.6 mile; immediately after crossing a bridge with guardrails, turn left onto a forest fire break road; go approximately 0.1 mile up a slight embankment. The cemetery is located on the right in a stand of hardwood trees. (2) (2) From the Natchez, MS area, take US 61 North to Fayette to MS 28 to Union Church. Continue on MS 28 from Union Church 9.1 miles to intersection of MS 547. Turn left on MS 547 and continue for 3.0 miles. [See remaining directions above.]


Information compiled by Larry W. Little [ ] on May 26, 2001.


Last Name

First Name

Date of Birth

Date of Death









Katie Alline

24 OCT 1896

3 MAY 1899

d/o W. L. and Marie M.



6 JAN 1891

8 JAN 1901

d/o J. H. and F. E. Turnipseed *



18 JAN 1886

18 NOV 1901

d/o J. H. and F. E. Turnipseed *



12 JULY 1899

26 SEPT 1899

s/o J.W. and J.M. Williams


James Washington

25 MAR 1847

18 MAY 1895

[Married Sarah E. Kemp 30 JUN 1868 Copiah Co. MS]


Lillie B.   

30 MAY 1894

22 JULY 1894

d/o J. D. and M. I. Weeks



* Emma and Mary Turnipseed were daughters of J. W. Weeks' younger half sister and her husband, Frances E. Weeks and John Harvey Turnipseed


Sarah Elizabeth Kemp (b. Apr 1844/45 d. ~1920) buried next to J. W. Weeks, no gravestone. 3 grandchildren (children of John Thomas Weeks & Ora Orlean Ainsworth Weeks) are buried at the foot of J.W. Weeks. The children are: Mary Emma Weeks, b. Nov 25, 1907 d. Nov 26, 1907; Betty May Weeks, b. Jan 24, 1914 d. bef. 1920; Albert Byram Weeks b. Aug. 11,  1918 d. bef 1920.


Corrections/additions provided by Virginia Weeks Warbington   


Symbols used:


s/o           Son of

d/o           Daughter of

w/o          Wife of

[   ]          Information provided by compiler


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