Brigance Cemetery

Located approximately five miles east of Olive Branch.  R5W, T1S, Sec. 33.  Additional information added by Tim Harrison.



James Flewellen – 14 Feb 1834 – 8 Dec 1868.
Born in Carroll County, Tennessee, the son of Shaderick Flewellen (1799, TN – 1856) and Lydia Page (1801, NC – after 1880).  His siblings were: Nancy (1821), Martha (1823), Elizabeth (1824), Susan (1827), Lydia (1829), William (1832), Rebecca (1837), Laura (1840), and Augusta (1842).  He married Martha Fredonia Brigance on March 13, 1856 in DeSoto County.  They were listed in the 1860 DeSoto Census (p. 97).    He was the father of three children: Ada (b. 1857), H. Augusta (b. 1859), and Mack (b. 1864).  He was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. F of Perrin’s Battalion Mississippi Cavalry.

Martha Fredonia Flewellen – 23 Jan 1835 – 10 Sept 1927.
Born Martha Fredonia Brigance in Carroll County, Tennessee, the daughter of William Melvin Brigance (see below) and Lydia Wallace.  Her siblings were: Claudius (1837), Addison (1839), Harriet (1841), Columbus (1846), Ben (1847), Luther (1850), Jefferson (1856) and Robert (1861).  She married James Flewellen in 1856 and was the mother of three children (see above).  She never remarried.

M. M. Flewellen – 1 Mar 1864 – 4 Feb 1894.
Mac Flewellen, son of James and Martha Flewellen (see above).  Married Rebecca Harris Joyner on January 30, 1889 in DeSoto County.  She was the daughter of Jacob and Westchina Joyner (see below).  Mac was the father of two children: Bessie (1890) and Alma (see below).  His widow remarried to B. E. Brigance in February 1896.

Alma Flewellen – 26 Sept 1894 – 26 Aug 1894.
Daughter of Mac Flewellen and Rebecca Joyner.

Arch D. Stallings - ____ - 1917.
Archie Daniel Stallings (sometimes spelled Stallins or Stallions) was born January 1851 in Mississippi.  His parents are unknown.  In 1870 he was in the DeSoto County Census (p. 155) with his siblings Sally (24, NC), John (19, AR), and Green (14, MS).  They were living with John and Anna Coleman.  He married Ada Flewellen (see below) on December 22, 1875 in Tate County, Mississippi.  They are listed in the 1880 Marshall County Census (p. 506) with one child, Anna (2).  They are listed in the 1900 (p. 16) and 1910 (p. 7) DeSoto County census records with the following children: Jim (1883), William (1886), Gilson (1887), Jim Bet (f) (1889), Lena (1890), McKie (1893) and Carl (1902).

Ada F. Stallings - ____ - 1931.
Born Ada Flewellen in DeSoto County in February 1857.  She was the daughter of James Flewellen and Martha F. Brigance (see above).  She married Archie Daniel Stallings in 1875 in Tate County.  She gave birth to 11 children, seven of them still living in 1910 (see above).  She was listed in the 1920 Marshall County Census (p. 150).

H. A. Jones – 3 Jan 1859 – 22 July 1894.  Daughter of M. F. Flewellen.  Wife of C. B. Jones.
Born Hallie Augusta Flewellen in DeSoto County, daughter of James Flewellen and Martha F. Brigance.  She married Chalmers B. Jones on November 19, 1876.  She was the mother of at least two children:  Everett (1882) and Clyde (1884).

Elizabeth J. Joyner - ____ - 26 March 1913.  Sister.
Born in 1863 in DeSoto County, daughter of Jacob J. Joyner and Weschina Neville.  She never married.  She died at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, TN of peritonitis after an operation.  She was a school teacher by profession.

Jacob Joyner – 21 Sept 1817 – 6 Jan 1901.  (Second tomb stone) 1817 – 1900.
“A Virginia gentleman, a benevolent slave owner, a patriot, his word was his bond, through a long life of enfty (?) faith and fervent prayer, he was one of God’s workmen who need not be ashamed.”
Born in Southampton County, Virginia, he was living in DeSoto County probably by 1840.  He is listed in the 1850 DeSoto Census (p. 396) with siblings Tolbert (28), Mariah (24), Delia (22), and William (15), all born in Virginia.  He married (first) Elizabeth J. Small on March 13, 1851 in Shelby Co., TN.  They had one child: William Henry, born about 1852.  Elizabeth died prior to 1860.  Jacob is listed in the 1860 Census (p. 185) with his son and brother, William.  The 1860 Slave Schedule shows that he owned 19 slaves.  He married (second) Weschina Ann Neville (see below) on November 28, 1861 in Shelby County, TN.  They are listed in the 1870 (p. 24), 1880 (p. 418), and 1900 (p. 8) DeSoto County Census records.  He was a Confederate soldier.

Weschina Nevill Joyner – 1838 – 1913.  Mother.
She was born in Carroll County, Tennessee on October 21, 1838, daughter of Matthew Neville and Mahala Kirby (both of North Carolina).  She married Jacob Joyner in November 1861.  The couple had the following known children from the census records: Elizabeth Josephine (1863), Mahala Kirby (1865), Matthew Neville (1868), Rebecca Harris (1871 – married Mack Flewellen, see above).  Weschina died August 21, 1913 in Memphis, TN.

Paton Everett Proctor – 22 Mar 1869 – 14 Dec 1869.  Son of T. A. & H. A. Proctor.
Son of Thomas A. Proctor and Harriett A. Brigance (see below).

Harriett Addeline Proctor – 2 Oct 1841 – 8 Jan 1923.
Born Harriett Addeline Brigance in Carroll County, Tennessee, the daughter of William M. Brigance and Lydia Wallace.  She married Thomas A. Proctor on November 16, 1866 in DeSoto County.  He was a Confederate veteran, serving in Co. A, 1st Mississippi Regiment.  She gave birth to six children, four of whom were still living in 1910.  Her known children are: Paton (see above), Anna, Nannie, Tom S., and Melvin S.  She and Thomas are listed in the 1900 Marshall County Census (p. 172).  They divorced prior to 1910.  Harriett is listed in DeSoto County (p. 7) living with her son, Tom.  Thomas is listed in the Marshall County Census (p. 164), living with his daughter and son-in-law, Nannie L. and William A. Phillips.  He died in 1912 and is buried in the Center Hill Cemetery.  Harriett is listed in the 1920 DeSoto Census (p. 27) as Hattie, and is living with her son-in-law and daughter, Hatton L. and Anna Beal.

Hudson Brigance – 4 May 1874 – 4 July 1942.
William Hudson Brigance, born in DeSoto County, was the son of Ben Franklin Brigance and Lydia C. Hudson.  In the 1930 Census he is living in Coahoma County, MS.  He never married.

William M. Brigance – 9 Oct 1810 – 20 Mar 1882.
William Melvin Brigance was born in Tennessee, possibly Sumner County.  He married Lydia B. Wallace about 1834 in TN.  She was born about 1816 in Tennessee and died between 1880 and 1900.  William is listed in the 1840 Carroll County, TN Census (p. 75) and then moved to DeSoto County about 1846.  He is listed in the 1850 (p. 388), 1860 (p. 211), 1870 (p. 16) and 1880 (p. 404) DeSoto County census records.  He was the father of nine children: Martha Fredonia (1835, see above), Claudius Green (1837, see below), Addison P. (1839, TN), Harriet Addeline (1841, see above), Columbus T. (1846, MS), Ben Franklin (1847, MS), W. Luther (1850, MS), R. Jefferson (1856, MS), and Robert H. (1861, MS).

S. E. Brigance – 15 Mar 1859 – 27 Mar 1883.  Wife of R. J. Brigance.
Susan Eugenia Massey was born in DeSoto County, the daughter of Joseph Benjamin Massey (1820, SC – 1884, Tate Co., MS) and Nancy E. J. W. Spratt (1822, SC – 1890, Tate Co., MS).  She married R. Jefferson Brigance on August 26, 1880.  They had one son, Joseph Jefferson, born December 30, 1882.  Her husband remarried on June 4, 1884 to Fanny Bailey.  Her parents are buried in Perry Cemetery, Tate County, MS.

Morris Andrew Brigance – 13 July 1911 – 24 June 1932.
Born in DeSoto County, the son of Thomas Jefferson Brigance and Inora Hays.  He died at Baptist Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, of acute appendicitis (ruptured).

Inora Elizabeth Brigance – 18 Dec 1872 – 4 Feb 1971.
Born Inora Elizabeth Hays in Mt.  Pleasant, MS.  She married Thomas Jefferson Brigance  about 1907.  She was the mother of six children: Paul (see below), Claud (1910), Morris (see above), Elizabeth (1913), Harry (1916), Edwin (1918).

Thomas Jefferson Brigance – 16 Mar 1882 – 1 November 1941.
Born in DeSoto County, son of Claudius Green Brigance and Susan Anna Martin.  Married Iona Elizabeth Hays about 1907.  Was the father of six children (see above).  The family is listed in the 1910 (p. 6), 1920 (p. 7), and 1930 (pp. 18 & 19) DeSoto County census records.

Paul Jefferson Brigance – 17 Aug 1908 – 19 Oct 1946.
Born in DeSoto County, MS, the son of Thomas Jefferson Brigance and Inora Elizabeth Hays.  He served in the U. S. Army during WWII, enlisting in 1942 from Franklin County, MS.

Sarah Alice Brigance – 7 Apr 1873 – 12 Mar 1955.  Mother.
Born Sarah Alice Rogers in Mississippi, the daughter of David J. Rogers (also spelled Rodgers) and Julia Hollowell Golden (her second marriage).  Her father was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. D, 34th Mississippi Infantry.  She married John Frank Brigance on December 14, 1898.  They are listed in the 1900 ((p. 17), 1910 (p. 6), 1920 (p. 13), and 1930 (p. 10) DeSoto County census records.  She was the mother of three children: Valda (1899), Pauline (1907), and Frank R. (1911).  She died at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee of cerebral vascular accident, acute, due to arterioscelerosis.

John Frank Brigance – 20 Mar 1876 – 20 June 1934.  Father.
Born in DeSoto County, the son of Claudius Green Brigance and Susan Anna Martin.  Married Sarah Alice Rogers (see above) in 1898.  He was the father of three children: Valda, Pauline, and Frank R.

Nannie Lee Brigance – 27 Jan 1874 – 20 Oct 1951.
Daughter of Claudius Green Brigance and Susan Anna Martin, she was born in DeSoto County and is usually listed as Lee in the census records.  She never married.  She was living with her parents in 1900 and with her mother in 1910.  In 1920 (p. 59) and 1930 (p. 220) she is living with her sister, Claudia, and brother-in-law, Bethel H. Garner, in Tunica County, MS.  Bethel Garner and Claudia Brigance married on June 13, 1890.

Nellie E. Brigance – 18 Oct 1865 – 6 June 1885.  Daughter of C. G. & S. Brigance.
Daughter of Claudius Green Brigance and Susan Anna Martin.  She was their third child.  She never married.

C. G. Brigance – 11 July 1837 – 4 Apr 1904.
Claudius Green Brigance was born in Carroll County, Tennessee, the son of William Melvin Brigance (see above) and Lydia Wallace.  He married Susan Anna Martin (see below) on August 30, 1859.  He was a Confederate soldier, enlisting in 1861 in Co. A, 9th Mississippi Infantry, and was wounded at Atlanta on July 28, 1864.  He and Susan were the parents of nine children: Anna (1861), Mary (1865), Nellie Elizabeth (see above), James Melvin (1870), Harriet Claudia (1871), Nannie Lee (see above), John Frank (see above), Taylor Adison (see below), and Thomas Jefferson (see above).  He and his wife were listed in the 1860 (p. 124), 1870 (P. 250), and 1900 (pp. 16 – 17) DeSoto County census records.  They are listed in the 1880 (p. 246) Tate County, MS Census records.

Susie Martin Brigance – 17 Dec 1839 – 4 Nov 1919.
Born Susan Anna Martin in Limestone County, Alabama, the daughter of James G. Martin and Amy White.  Her family moved to DeSoto County about 1841.  She married Claudius Green Brigance in 1859, and was the mother of nine children (see above).  She was listed in the Confederate widows census of 1906 and in the 1910 (p. 6) and 1920 (p. 7 – with son, Thomas Jefferson Brigance).

Ora Rogers Brigance – 14 Mar 1881 – 8 Sept 1969.
Born Ora Gertrude Rogers, most likely in Marshall County, MS, the daughter of David J. Rogers and Julia Hollowell Golden, and the sister of Sarah Alice Rogers (see above), wife of John Frank Brigance.  She married Taylor Addison Brigance (see below) on March 18, 1899 in DeSoto County.  She was the mother of six children: Maynard Rogers (1901), Frank Taylor (see below), Victor Lee (see below), Russell Lenoir (1909), Ora Athene (1911), and Allie Marie (1915).

Taylor Addison Brigance – 19 Mar 1879 – 5 Jan 1944.
Born in DeSoto County, the son of Claudius Green Brigance and Susan Anna Martin.  He married Ora Gertrude Rogers (see above) in 1899.  He was the father of six children (see above).  He and Ora are listed in the 1900 DeSoto census (p. 17), 1920 Tunica County census (p. 269), 1930 Tunica census (p. 64).  He was at one time game warden in Tunica County.

Frank Taylor Brigance – 14 July 1904 – 14 May 1906.
Son of Taylor Addison Brigance and Ora Gertrude Rogers.

Victor Lee Brigance – 2 Apr 1906 – 4 Mar 1917.
Son of Taylor Addison Brigance and Ora Gertrude Rogers.

Addie Bell – 1875 – 1945.
Born Addie Brigance in Mississippi, her parents can’t be identified.  However, she may be the Liddy A. Brigance, daughter of Benjamin F. Brigance and L. C. Hudson.  She married J. Robert Bell (see below) on November 21, 1894 in DeSoto County.  They are listed in the 1900 DeSoto Census (p. 23) and the 1920 DeSoto Census (p. 8).  They had the following known children: Viola (1896), Earnest (1898), Vance (1900), Alma (1903), Hattie May (1905), Angie May (1907), Eulin (1909), Jack (1911), Roy (1913), Lucille (1903) and Ben (see below).

J. R. Bell – 1876 – 1932.
Known as Robert Bell in the census and marriage records.  Married Addie Brigance in DeSoto County in 1894.  Was the father of at least eleven children (see above).

Ben T. Bell – 1919 – 1943.
Son of J. Robert Bell and Addie Brigance.  Born in DeSoto County.

D. P. Warren – 1840 – 1906.
Dennis P. Warren.  Born in North Carolina.  Listed in the 1870 DeSoto Census (p. 71) with wife, Catherine (25, NC) and son, William (Nov 1869, TN).  His first wife died about 1876 and he married (second) Sarah Bell on September 29, 1879 in DeSoto.  Listed in the 1880 Census (p. 376D) with the following: Sally (33, TN), Willie (11, TN), Frank (11, TN), John (9, TN), Lula (7, MS) and Charlie (4, TN).  Sarah Bell Warren died prior to 1882.  He married (third) Bettie Sheppard on December 10, 1882 and then (fourth) S. E. McClendon on May 14, 1888.  He was a Confederate soldier, serving in either Co. I, 6th North Carolina Infantry or Co. D, 42nd North Carolina Infantry.



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