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 Recorded and contributed by Mary Collins Landin  07-17-05

LOCATION: In Hinds County, MS, in a pasture called Shepard’s Hill off Clinton-Tinnin Road west of Clinton, first drive to the right past the Camp Kickapoo sign.  No further information known.
RECORDED BY: Jackie and Joe Ratcliffe, address unknown

REMARKS:   This is a Ratcliffe family cemetery site, and was owned in 1984 by Henry Lee, Clinton MS, a descendant of George Shepard, who at one time owned this land.  Mr. Lee preserved the burial site and has kept the gravestones together even though several were already broken in 1984.  There are only 2 stones, but the names of some of the unmarked graves are known by the family.  The Ratcliffes checked county records, and found Hiram Gale on the 1830 census with husband and wife and one child under age of five.  Mrs. Ratcliffe reported that Mrs. Eliza Gale married Chesney Crittendon on 10 Aug 1836, and that a  Josiah Gale was a witness to a will in 1836.  In the 1840 census, a Josiah Gale was listed in a household with two males 50-60 years old and one male 20-30 years old, no women.   In the same census Robert Gayle was listed as a male 50-60 years old, with one male 15-20 years old and no females.  An advertisement in the Clinton Gazette newspaper dated 21 Sep 1836 offered 400 acres of land, 130 cleared and in cultivation (100 cotton, 30 corn), plus 20 Negroes, livestock, and entire farm for sale, by Robert Gayle.  This cemetery is now gone and the area has been developed.  Submitted by Mary Collins Landin, 2005.
One gravestone:
Gale, Thomas, son of R. & D. b. 9 Jan 1830 d. Aug 1834
Gale, Josiah, son of R. & D. b. 28 Nov 1825 d. Nov 1828
Gale, Dorcas, wf of Robert b. 28 Jul 1799 d. Aug 1833
Gale, Robert b. 1 Jan 1787 d. Aug 1840
One gravestone:
Gale, James B. b. 14 Apr 1822 d. 6 Sep 1858
Gale, John, no dates given
Broken stone:   ____ Gale, son of J. B. & M. F. b. 1852 d. 1857.  Reading difficult but appeared to have died 2 Nov 1852, age 7 months, 1 day.


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