Gartrell Family Cemetery
Located at R8W, T2S, Sec. 22, east of Tulane Road, midway between Nesbit and Star Landing Roads. Surveyed 1983. Additional information added by Tim Harrison.
John J. Gartrell – 1811 – 1853. Born in Abbeville, SC.
Married Martha J. Anthony (1819 – 1894) on June 16, 1842 in Lincoln Co., GA. Moved to DeSoto County just prior to 1850. The family is listed in the 1850 DeSoto Census (p. 402). He and his wife have three known children: Joseph C. (1845 – 1926), Jennie M. (1846 - 1933), Sallie A. (1848 - 1899). There may have been a fourth child, Mark K. Gartrell (see below). His widow, Martha, married Henry W. Johnson on October 16, 1854, but was widowed again by the 1860 Census (p. 165). Of the Gartrell children, Joseph C. was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. F, 18th Mississippi Cavalry, and married Ann Eliza White on November 12, 1868. Jennie M. married J. B. White on December 25, 1865, and Sallie A. married James G. Davis on March 25, 1867. John’s widow and three children are buried in New Bethlehem Cemetery.
Mark K. Gartrell – Age 1 yr. – 1852.
May be the son of John J. Gartrell and Martha Jane Anthony.
Sarah Waldrop – Age 45 yrs. – 1854.
Believed to be the wife of Harmon Waldrop (b. SC) and listed in the 1850 Census for Chickasaw Co., MS (p. 349). If so, she was born in Tennessee. However, there is another Sarah Waldrop of the proper age in Holmes County, MS in 1850 (p. 287) born in SC.