Huddleston Family Cemetery

Located at R8W, T3S, Sec. 3, the corner of Tulane and Pine Tree roads.  Found and reported by Melinda Wingo (1980s).  At that time, two stones were on the Ray Wolff property and one on the Mullins property (next door).  According to the cemetery book (1988): “Evidently the stones were moved from graves during construction work on road, as graves are not evident and stones were found leaning against trees.”  Additional information added by Tim Harrison.

W. G. Huddleston – 1806 – 1855.
William G. Huddleston was born in Greenville County, South Carolina, the son of Benjamin Huddleston and Margaret Welch.  He married Eliza S. Ellis about 1833 in Wayne County, Tennessee.  The couple had three known children: Malissa A. (see below), Alonzo W. (1838, TN), J. W. (see below).  He is listed in the 1840 Shelby County, TN Census (p. 210) as follow: 10011 – 01001.  He is in the 1850 DeSoto Census (p. 386).  In 1850 he owned 20 slaves.  He was a member of Hernando (Masonic) Lodge No. 51.  After the death of Eliza he married Mrs. Martha M. Taylor on December 20, 1853.  They had no children.  After his death Martha married R. E. Doggett on September 7, 1857.

[Alonzo W. Huddleston, the only child known to have survived to adulthood, was listed in the 1860 DeSoto Census (p. 154) with the mistaken age of 2 instead of 22.  He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in Co. F, 22nd Mississippi Regiment, CSA, and was mistakenly listed as having died in the war by the local newspaper in 1866.  However, he survived the war and married Eliza F. Doggett on November 12, 1865.  They had five children: Mary E., William R., John, Anna, and Thomas J.  He died in 1881.  Thomas J. Huddleston married Belle Wooten in July 1907.]

El. S. Huddleston – 1811 – 1852.
Born Eliza S. Ellis in Tennessee.  She married William G. Huddleston (see above) about 1833 in Tennessee.  She was the mother of three known children (see above).

Malissa A. Huddleston – (died) 1848, aged 14.
Daughter of William G. Huddleston and Eliza S. Ellis (see above).

J. W. Huddleston – (died) 1848, aged 6 yrs and 10 days.
Child of William G. Huddleston and Eliza S. Ellis (see above).

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