Campbellite Church Cemetery

Located in the Northwest corner of Getwell and Byhalia roads. R7W, T2S, Sec. 33. Copied by Roland I. Lyons March 1983. Additional information added by Tim Harrison. Surrounded by a steel fence.



Oliver Lee Crawford –  September 4, 1898 – March 2, 1899.  Son of Oliver and Sarah Crawford.
Born in DeSoto County, son of James Oliver Crawford (1873 – 1951) and Sarah Frances Rosalee Vaiden (1875, MS – 1972) who were married on October 10, 1897 in DeSoto County.  James Oliver Crawford was the son of James Martin Crawford (1845, GA – 1925) and Frances P. Clifton (1851, MS).  (James Martin Crawford was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry).  James Oliver Crawford and family are listed in the 1900 (p. 220), 1910 (p. 199), 1920 (p. 217), and 1930 (p. 245) DeSoto County Census records.

Virginia H. Vaiden – January 12, 1835 – May 11, 1913.  Wife of P. F. Vaiden.
Born Virginia Hester Jones in Halifax County, Virginia, the daughter of John W. Jones (b. 1803) and Martha Osborne (b. 1804) who married in Chesterfield County, Virginia on November 8, 1821.  She married Peter F. Vaiden (also spelled Vaden) in Richmond, Virginia on July 8, 1858.  She was the mother of at least ten children: John R. (1859, VA), William A. (1861, VA), Peter F. Jr. (1863, VA), Edward E. (1865, VA), Henry (1867, VA), Martha L. (1868, VA), Florence Jennie (1869, VA), Mary A. (1870, VA), MuraDora (1872, MS), Sarah F. (1875, MS).  The family moved to DeSoto County shortly after 1870 and remained there.  She is listed in the 1900 (p. 220) and 1910 (p. 199) DeSoto Census records living with James Oliver Crawford and Sarah F. Crawford.  She was also listed in the 1906 Census of Confederate Veterans and Widows.

P. F. Vaiden – November 14, 1833 – June 22, 1883.  (Name on stone spelled Vaden)
Born Peter Francis Vaiden in Chesterfield County, Virginia, the son of Michael Vaden and Prudence Worsham. He married Virginia H. Jones (see above) in 1858 in Richmond, Virginia.  He was a Confederate soldier, serving in Captain Parkers’ Company, Virginia Light Artillery and Captain Jeffress’ Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Nottoway Light Artillery).  He and is family are listed in the 1870 Nottoway County, Virginia Census (p. 99), and the 1880 DeSoto Census (p. 568).  He was the father of ten children (see above).

J. T. Jones – May 22, 1841 – January 15, 1928.
John T. Jones was born in Nottoway County, Virginia, the son of John W. Jones (b. 1803) and Martha Osborne (b. 1804) and the brother of Virginia H. Jones, who married Peter F. Vaiden (see above).  He was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. B, 23rd Virginia Infantry, with the rank of corporal.  He was reported wounded in May and September 1862, and was captured in April/May 1864.  He spent the rest of the war a prisoner at Fort Delaware.  His brother, Benjamin, served in the same company.  He married Mary S. Robertson (see below) in 1867.  They were living in Desoto County shortly after 1870, and are listed in the 1880 (p. 576), 1900 (p. 223), 1910 (p. 202), and 1920 (p. 17) DeSoto County Census records.  He was also listed in the 1906 Census of Confederate Veterans and Widows.  He was the father of nine children: John E. (1869), Thomas A. (1873), George C. (see below), Lelia A. (1868), Sam (1880), Norman (1884), Cleveland (1885), Maggie (1896) and Susie (1899).

George Jones – 1877 – 1896.
George C. Jones was the son of John T. Jones and Mary S. Robertson.  He is listed in the 1880 DeSoto Census (p. 576).

Mary S. Robertson Jones – September 27, 1843 – September 29, 1914.  Wife of J. T. Jones.
Born Mary Susan Robertson in Chesterfield Co., Virginia, daughter of David G. (1816) and Martha W. (1816) Robertson.  She married John T. Jones (see above) about 1867 and was the mother of nine children: John E. (1869), Thomas A. (1873), George C. (see above), Lelia A. (1868), Sam (1880), Norman (1884), Cleveland (1885), Maggie (1896) and Susie (1899).

L. J. Pounders – November 17, 1841 – January 26, 1906.  Wife of J. F. Pounders.
Born Louisa J. Harris in Tennessee, daughter of James and Mary Harris (both of North Carolina) who are listed in the 1850 DeSoto Census (p. 396).  She married John F. Pounders on June 27, 1857 in DeSoto County.  The couple are listed in the 1860 DeSoto Census (p. 230).  John Pounder enlisted in the Confederate Army and served in Co. D, 1st Mississippi Regiment.  She was the mother of eight children, seven of whom survived until 1900: James (1859), John A. (1863), Joseph L. (1865), William W. (1867), George C. (1869), David C. (1869), and Alice (1874).  The family is listed in the 1880 (p. 573) and 1900 (p. 108) Census records.

Note from 1986 book:

The old Campbellite Church has long since disappeared but the little iron fence still protects the memory of this pioneer family.

Peter F. Vaden and his wife Virginia Hester Jones brought their seven children as they left Nottoway County, Virginia to come to DeSoto Co., Miss at the close of the Civil War.  They built a two story log dog-trot house ½ mile south of the site of the cemetery.

Peter and his family were early members of the Campbellite Church, which was named for Mr. Campbell, the pastor.  Peter served as church treasurer for many years.

Peter and Virginia were blessed with the birth of two additional children after they moved to Mississippi.

The Jones family buried here were Virginia Hester Jones’ brother, his wife, and his son.



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