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 Recorded and contributed by Mary Collins Landin  7-06-05


Located:  About one mile northwest of the center of Clinton, MS, adjacent and part of to the new section (2005) of the Natchez Trace Parkway (S19T6NR1W).   Recorded:  By Mary Collins Landin, on 5 May 1979
First Grave:  1834

Remarks:  Cowles Mead was Territorial Governor of Mississippi from 1806-1807, having come to Mississippi Territory from Georgia.  He was a colonel in the territorial militia, and a member of the House of Representatives for many years.  His palatial mansion, “Greenwood” was located near the cemetery on the old Natchez Trace, and he was an avid gardener.  He introduced many new plants to America, including Bermuda grass, and maintained a 50-acre lawn around his beautifully landscaped home and gardens.  Absolutely no trace of the home or grounds remain with the exception of an occasional surviving shrub and spring bulbs found in the woods where the graves are located.  When the cemetery was recorded in 1979, it was as lost as any cemetery in Hinds County, but in 2005 it has now been restored and is now a tour stop on the Natchez Trace Parkway, with a parkway marker honoring Mead’s life and home.  Mead had a daughter who married into the Adams County Craven P. Moffett family, and they moved from the area in later generations.

Mead, Cowles b. VA 18 Oct 1776 d. 17 May 1844

Mead, Cowles G., son of C. and M. L. G. b. Jefferson County, MS 28 Nov 1818 d. Yazoo County, MS 25 Oct 1849

Mead, Mary Lily Green, wf of Cowles, daughter of Abner Green, b. VA 10 Mar 1797 m. Apr 1817 d. 20 Oct 1834

Shearer, _____ Mead, daughter of C. and M. L. G. (can’t read dates; gravestone broken)


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