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Old Dallas Cemetery

Gleamed from the MSLAFAYE-L ARCHIVES, rootsweb.ancestry.com: March 13, 2005. Comments inside []s belong to the webmaster's, ~ indicates double tombstone. This cemetery index was submitted in four parts, I have combined the four. Evelyn Crocker MSGenWeb Lafayette County Coordinator . For your convenience, Find A Grave Organzation.

Submitted by Patricia Manson

Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 00:11:53 -0400

"Located in the Dallas Community, Section #21, Township #10 South, Range #1 West. GPS Coordinates: 341157N 891812W

Leaving Oxford on Highway 6 East, take Highway 334 for 12 miles, then turn right on 331 through Tula Community; pass New Elbethel Church and take first dirt road to the left [CR 442 E] for approximately 4 miles. Cemetery located on the left."

If you do visit this remote cemetery, be sure to tell someone where you are heading and the route you plan to take, also, carry plenty of drinking water and a cell phone in case of an emergency. It is a very remote area, houses are hidden deep among the trees.



"This cemetery is in VERY BAD condition. Many of the stones are almost unreadable, or are unreadable, I have notes from 1978, and matched what I could. I am also adding what I can."

"There was a Old white oak tree in the middle that has now fallen across some graves and some of the stones are broken under it." Patricia visited with a very old citizen of the Dallas Community who told her the following story:"That Old White Oak was the hanging tree for the area, he said, he remembered when he was very young going in an oxen drawn wagon, and they would hang people from that tree, then drag the bodies off to the side of the cemetery to bury them." Patricia state there must be a number of unmarked graves along the side of the cemetery due to these hangings. The White Oak has been removed and it is kept clean now, I was out there last summer.


  • Swaim, Annie Glide, daughter of E. J. and J. F., b. II April 1881, d. 16 October1884.
  • Swaim, E. J., b. 24 December 1831, d. 13 July 1885.


  • Swaim George, b. 19 April 1806, d. 2 March 1862.
  • Swaim Mary, b. 15 June 1808, d. 10 January 1872.
  • Swaim Elizabeth, daughter of G. & M., b. 12 February 1847, d. 15 December 1862.


  • Swaim Alice, daughter of R. & P. E., b. 31 January 1869, d. 17 August 1870.
  • Swain Bettie, wife of Richard, b. 19 December 1848, d. 17 December 1870.


  • Swaim Dr. William, consort of N. E., b. 4 March 1830, d. 25 April 1883.


  • Swaim Sallie, wife of E. J., d. 10 August 1867, aged 22 yrs., 9 mos., 16 days. [bn. 1844, emc]


  • Swaim Josephus, son of E. L. and S. E., b. 29 July 1870, d. 1 July 1875.
  • Swaim infant daughter of E.-and T., b. & d. September 1888 (sic)
  • Swaim infant son of E.and S. E., b. I July and d. 2 July 1912
  • Swaim Sarah E., daughter of E. L. and S. E., b. 21 January 1873, d. 18 October 1877
  • Cearley infant daughter of G. and P. A. B., b. 20 Cearley August 1864, d. 27 September 1864.
  • Cearley Alice J. E., daughter of G. and P. A. B., b. 16 July 1866, d. 28 August 1867
  • Cearley Sarah E., daughter of G. and P. A. B., 6 December 1867, d. 3 September 1869.


  • Cearley Theophilus, son of Eli and M. L., 8 March 1873, d. 7 June 1886.
  • Cearley Ethel, b. 26 August 1879, d. 19 July 1899.
  • Cearley Eli, b. 24 February 1839, d. 26 July 1893, Mason.
  • Cearley Absolum, d. 18 March 1868, age 23.
  • Swain Susan wife of Eli, b. 7 September 1839, d. 16 December 1862.
  • Cearley Mary Jane, daughter of Eli and Susan, b. 20 July 1859, d. 29 June 1874.


  • Cearley John, b. 27 October 1824, d. 8 November 1884.
  • Cearley infant daughter of P. G. and P. A., b. 22 December 1861, d. 20 January 1862.
  • Harwell, Polly, d. 3 August 1802, age about 70 yrs.
  • Harwell John, d. 25 November 1871, age 28 yrs., I mo., 17 days.
  • Harwell J. E. E., infant son of John and Julia A., d. 13 July 1871, age 22 days.
  • Harwell Absolum, d. 30 July 1855, aged about 75 yrs., 8 mo., 3 days. [bn. 1780, emc]
  • Harwell Sarah, wife of A., d. 20 November 1859, aged 83 yrs., 4 mos., 17 days. [bn. 1776, emc]
  • Harwell _______, daughter of A. G., d. 2 June (year not legible); aged 11 mos Stone broken.
  • Harwell B. F., b. I December 1851, d. 23 November 1929.
  • Kirkland, Mrs. E., b. 7 December 1817, d. 27 February 1880.
  • Bland, J. H., b. 4 July 1845, d. 21 April 1931.
  • Bland Nancy L., wife of J. H., b. 30 May 1853, d. 4 December 1932.
  • Bland Dr. W. C., b. 8 January 1811, d. 20 November 18__ (broken).
  • Justus, Ben Tom, son of Bea and Luther,b. 30 June 1912, d. 20 November 1912.
  • Justus Lucille, daughter of Bea and Luther, b. II November 1913, d. 9 July 1915.
  • Tatum, Matilda, b. II April 1809, d. 19 November 1860
  • Ratliff, James S., husband of Mollie, b. 6 October 1858, d. 27 June 1888.
  • Ratliff Mollie, wife of James S., b. 3 February 1860, d. 18 March 1932
  • Dolton, Charlie Albert, son of J. P. and Lizzie, b. 3 February 1908, d. 15 November 1908.
  • Whitworth, wire enclosure with stone which reads "The Whitworth Family" It is about a 8' by 15' area that is enclosed, the weeds are very high so I could not tell if any other markers are there.
  • Ratliff, Ella, daughter of J. S. and Mollie, b. 30 November 1882, d. 9 June 1948; Sister.
  • Cofer, J. W., b. 15 January 1870, d. 29 April 1914
  • Cofer George B., 15 July 1888, d. 12 January 1928; Mason.
  • Cofer, Nora Rae, daughter of George B. and Dixie, b. 19 September 1923, d. 12 January 1928.
  • Cofer Margaret C., b. 1840, d. 1920
  • Cofer J. P., b. 16 June 1846, d. 27 February 1915
  • Hartsfield, James L., b. 4 November 1843, d. 4 January 1890.
  • Hartsfield, Josephine, wife of James L., b. 8 December 1850, d. 15 July 1889.
  • Powers, Nora, d. 11 June 1972, aged 72 yrs. [bn. 1900, emc]


  • Huffman, Anice D. C., b. 14 February 1876, d. 19 July 1878.
  • Bratton, A.J. b. 15 September 1858. d. 14 July 1924
  • Bratton Permelia E. Fortner, wife of A.J. b. 31 July 1856 d, 13 Jan 1897
  • Bratton Mrs R.A. b.12 Feb 1836, d. 20 Oct 1920

    Notes on her from the cemetery listing that I have say "She was Rebecca A Hayes, wife of John, who died 29 Dec 1862, Vicksburg Hospital, Ms. C.S.A."
  • Hill, Bobie L., son of W. A. and L., b. 29 May 1882, d. 22 January 1901.


  • Mayes, Collie, wife of J. S., d. 14 February 1902, aged 25.


  • Horwell, Collie C., b. 24 October 1925, d. 22 March 1965.


  • Perry, Elbert, b. 23 August 1878, d. 6 June 1948


  • McGuirt, Mr. Edgar, d. 14 July 1949, aged 73 yrs


  • Morrow, Little Laya, Jr., d. 23 March 1958


  • Lester, Einma, d. October ________; age 31.


  • Perry, lla, daughter of R. N. and C. L., b. 6 December 1918; d. 24 October 1920
  • Perry, Leila, daughter of Little Tom and Grizzle, b. 16 March 1881,: d. 23 September 1898.
  • Perry, Tom, U. W. Camp # 184, b. 15 May 1862, d. 17 November 1910


  • Sellers, M.(?), 31 August 196 , age 28 yrs.., 10 mos. (No other date) This is from the notes, I do not recall seeing this marker


  • Harrison, W. T., b. 16 February 1853, d. I April 1902; Father. ~ Harrison, N. J., b. 14 January 1852, d. 2 February 1935; Mother.~ DOUBLE STONE above
  • Harrison, infant daughter of W. T. and Ada A., b. 28 September 1889, d. 30 September 1889.
  • Harrison, Clarence A., b. 7 September 1903, d. 22 December 1937.
  • Harrison, A., son of Thomas and Mary, b. 14 August 1836, d. 30 July 1897.
  • Harrison, Elizzie Bell, daughter of A. and M. E., b. 18 July 1882, d. 20 January 1883.
  • Harrison, Porter Henry, son of M. E. and A., b. 24 August 1868, d. 7 October 1872
  • Harrison, Mary E., wife of A., b. 24 February 1837, d. II April 1859
  • Harrison, Tabor A., son of A. and M. E., b. 9 April 1879, d. 27 August 1887.
  • Harrison, Oillie Arester, daughter of M. E. and A., b. 5 June 1876, d. 19 September 1878
  • Harrison, Mary, wife of Thomas, b. 7 July 1813, d. 4 March 1901.
  • Harrison, Thomas H., d. 8 August 1856, aged about 42 yrs.


  • Hartsfield, Sarah, b. 9 June 1822, d. 23 September 1899.


  • Stocksdell, Valley, daughter of S. and K., b. 13 March 1880, d. 28 April 188
  • Stocksell, G. L. D. D., daughter of Willism H. and S., b. 16 September 1869, d. 27 July 1872.
  • Stockstell, Sarah, wife of W. M., d. 17 June 1903, aged 59.


  • Jones, Minnie, daughter of A. J. and M. A. b. 28 April 1895, d. 7 May 1913.
  • Jones,Zeilar, daughter of A. J. and Mattie, b. 29 November 1897, d. 29 September 1901.


  • Kitchens, Alice Sanders, b. 29 January 1869, d. 15 July 1945.
  • Kitchens, J. A., b. 18 June 1867, d. 14 May 1933.
  • Kitchens, Dollar May, daughter of J. A. and A., b. 15 August 1899, d. 10 February 1911.


  • Sanders, J. W., b. 27 January 1839, d. 21 August 1915; Mason.


  • Russell, Mrs. Lou J., b. 14 December 1854, d. 23 February 1908.
  • Russell, William E., b. 10 January 1847, d. 21 December 1901; Mason.
  • Russell, Alice A., infant of William E. and L. J., b. 24 November 1873, d. 26 December 1873.
  • Russell, Little Sister, infant of William E. and L. J., b. and d. 6 July 1893.


  • Sanders, Jettie Clyde, daughter of J. G. and Sallie, b. 30 October 1900, d. 28 September 1901.
  • Sanders, Julia F., wife of J. W., d. I January 1896, age about 42 yrs.
  • Sanders, Modena, daughter of J. W. and Julia F., d. September 1892, about 3 yrs.


  • Rayburn, Martha, wife of John T., b. 22 August 1835, d. 23 August 1858.
  • Rayburn, Wm. Jefferson, son of J. T. and M. A., b. 28 September 1857, d. I September 1858.
  • Rayburn, John T., b. 18 January 1830, d.'29 September 1860.
  • Rayburn, Martha T., infant of W. C. A. and E. 0. M., 16 January 1862;-Only date.
  • Rayburn, Wm. Bryailt, son of W. C. A. and E. 0. M., b. 23 November 1867, d. 29 May 1874.
  • Rayburn, Josephus, son of W. C. A. and E. 0. M., b. 18 March 1876, d. 28 July 1879.
  • Rayburn, William C. A., b. 24 February 1837, died in Colorado 21 July 1879.
  • Rayburn, E.O.M., b. 31 March 1845, d. 10 October 1928; Mother.
  • Rayburn, J. 0. N., son of W. C. A. and E. 0. M., b. 21 February 1874, d. 29 April 1896.
  • Rayburn, Eliza, d. 28 March 1865, aged 62 yrs.
  • Rayburn, Noah, d. 10 August 1862, aged 68 yrs.
  • Rayburn, Esther L., daughter of W. C. A. and E. 0. M., b. 10 October 1869, d.15 October 1873.
  • Rayburn, Chas. Noah, son of W. C. A. and E. 0. M., b. 14 September 1863, d. 18 December 1864.
  • Webb, Kate Rayburn, wife of J. N., b. 18 December 1871, d. 12 February 1896.
  • Webb, Cornelia A. E. Gilpin, wife of S., b. 4 March 1838, d. 27 December 1855.


  • Hudson, Ruthie J., wife of W. S., b. 25 August 1828, d. 8 June 1856.
  • Hudson, Olivia J. E., daughter of 1. N. and 0. J., b. 7 October 1858, d. 27 June 1859.
  • Hudson,Isaac, b. 5 May 1795, d. ?8 March 1857.
  • Hudson,Peachy G., wife of Isaac, b.l9 August 1795, d. 16 November 1858.


  • Goodgame, M. A., daughter of J. and N., d. 7 August 1871, age 15 yrs., I mo., 14 days.


  • Powell, Emma 2., wife of John W., b. 22 April 1849, d.2 April 1923.
  • Powell George Washington, b. I July 1848, d. 14 September 1849
  • Powell Nancy E., b. 16 July 1850, d. 4 September 1850.
  • Powell John W., b. 23 July 1846, d. 19 July 1911
  • Powell, William J., b. 15 January 1846, d. 30 September 1853.
  • Powell, Permelia, wife of Charles, b. 23 April 1824, d. 15 July 1870.
  • Powell, Mary F., daughter of C. and P., d. 15(?) September 1872.
  • Powell, Sallie F., b. 6 July 1886, d. II September 1889.
  • Powell, Robert W., b. 19 July 1880, d. 29 July 1880.
  • Powell, Robert E., 8 May 1883, d. 15 April 1885.
  • Powell, John B., b. 23 September 1881, d. 4 October 1885.
  • Powell, John W., b. 23 October 1851, d. 29 July 1852.


  • Shepard, Steve L., b. 28 June 1874, d. 8 May 1922.
  • Shepard, Mary A., b. 17 November 1886, d. 29 May 1965.
  • DOUBLE STONE

  • Harrison, Ada A., daughter of John W. and E. Z. Powell, wife of W. T.: b. 4 January 1873, d. 7 August 1896.


  • Anderson, 0. 0., d. 7 August 1871, aged 6 yrs., 4 mos., 28 days.
  • Anderson, J. M., d. 3 August 1871, aged 9 yrs., II mos., 28 days.


  • Dover, 1. M., d. 31 October 1955, aged 69. (Funeral Home Marker)
  • The funeral home marker is no longer there! This is from the notes

  • Ragland, Emma E., b. 10 September 1871, d. 13 June 1926.


  • Walker, Bettie, b. 20 September 1868, d. 20 March 1940.
  • Walker, Carl, daughter of E. L. and Bettie, b. I December 1896, d. 9 October 192? .
  • Walker, Ehrmine, son of E. L. and Bettie, b. 4 November 1892, d. 27 March 1913
  • (2 Unmarked graves on this lot - look like baby graves).

  • Davis, William A. J., b. 23 November 1874, d. 2 December 1951.
  • Davis, Josie, wife of W. J., b. 31 December 1880, d. 4 July 1918.
  • Davis, Rex, d. July 1914; only date.


  • Sulivan, Melvina Beason, wife of Frank, b. 13 November 1829, d. 14. February 1905


  • Johnson (should read Johnston), Abel, b. 9 August 1803, d. 4 November 1878. Correction send by James J. Pruett, gggrandson.


  • Frazer, Elizabeth E., b. 17 July 1810, d. 19 March 1885. (marker broken)
  • ____________, (another marker (also broken) beside this one - unreadable)


  • Miller, John J., b. 9 September'1817, d. 5 October 1851.


  • Rogers, infant daughter of Dr. J. W. and Georgie, b. and d. 26 February 1893.


  • Philips, Sarah E., wife of J.G. and mother of E. Swaim, b. 29 January 1850, d. 10 November 1920.


  • Three well kept, unmarked graves beside this one.

  • ***The unmarked graves are
    Dover, Thomas Jefferson B.1824
    Hayes, Merancia, wife of Thomas Jefferson Dover
    Dover, Harvey, son of Thomas Jefferson Dover and Merancia Hayes.

  • Graham, Johnie Lee, son of M. and L. E., b. 12 March 1875, d. 4 January 1888.
  • Graham, J. P., b. October 1835, d. 28 August 1905.
  • Graham, William, d. 19 January 1878; aged about 80 yrs.
  • Graham, Catherine, d. 26 November 1876; aged about 72 yrs.
  • Graham, D. H., d. 16 March 1859; aged about 18 yrs.
  • Graham, James A., d. 8 January 1908; aged about 72 yrs.
  • Graham, H. H., d. 31 July 1914; aged about 75 yrs.


  • P______S. M., b. 1844, d. 1862
  • (this stone near Powell graves; made of long slabs of rock) .
  • One grave in covered roof fence enclosure; V shingle roof; no identification.
  • Powell, Moses, b. 19 October 1821, d. 11 February 1877; Father - Mason.
  • Powell,Moses, b. 19 October 1822, d. 10 February 1877;

  • (two markers, different dates).
  • Powell, Mary, wife of Moses, b. 15 March 1825, d. 21 October 1908; Mother.
  • Powell, William I., son of M. and M. H., b. 1 February 1844, d. 1 June 1861.


  • Chilcoat, Wm. G., b. 27 January 1849, d. 26 May 1926.
  • Chilcoat Ora L., b. 15 September 1863, d. 28 March 1946.
  • Chilcoat Mauncie Laverne, son of H. A. and M. F., b. 16 December 1916, d. 16 April 1920


  • Latham, Janie H. Mullins, wife of L. A., born Chilton Co., Ala., 20 October 1858, died Pontotoc Co., Miss.. 11 May 1902.
  • Latham, Harvey Mc., son of L. A. and Janie, b. 20 March 1889, d. 30 January 1891.
  • Latham, Louis Alvin, son of Louis A. and Janie H., b. 6 May 1887, d. 10 December 1888.
  • Latham, Margaret Indiana McLarty, wife of H. J., b. 16 January 1836, d. 6 July 1898.


  • Singletary, Hubert Alonzo, son of. W. S. and H. L., 22 September 1912, d. 17 March 1915.


  • Harrison, John, b. 1875, d. 1927. Harrison, Emma, b. 1872, d. 1912.


  • Tramel, Will, b. 1872, d. 1933.
  • Tramel, Dorthy, b. 1879, d. 1913.


  • Moreland, Francis Idell, b. 24 March 1862, d. 22 January 1884.


  • Sisson, Crucy Jane, wife of William, b. 19 December 1833, d. 7 November 1886.


  • Cofer, Viola, daughter of J. W. and F. C., b. I February 1890, d. 17 March 1890.

  • Harmon, W. S., husband of Mattie, b. 20 June 1849, d. 17 January 1884.
  • Harmon, J. E., husband of Mollie, b. 15 February 1845, d. 16 January 1884.


  • Brown, Verne Clyde, daughter of Oren and Anna, b. 19 April 1883, d. 21 November 1884.
  • Brown, Anna.Fae, daughter of Oren and Anna, b. 17 January 1905, d. 8 October 1905


  • Watts, J. W., b. 5 November 1823, d. 10 September 1896.


  • Mullins, Rev. W. L., b. 28 June 1828, d. 19 September 1908.
  • Mullins, Martha A., wife of W. L., b. 17 September 1833, d. 23. February 1878.


  • Lusk, Louis, d. 20 December 1909; aged 52 yrs., U. W. Camp # 184.


  • Kirkwood,Lizzett,b. 10 September 1822, d. 6 December 1886.
  • Kirkwood, Harriett, daughter of D. K. and Jencie, b. 7 February 1864, d. 18 March 1905.


  • McNight, Edgar, son of A. and Minnie, b. 17 September 1887, d. 6 April 1888.


  • Oliver, Edward, son of J. L. and L. L., b. 9 February 1897, d.. 2 September 1899.
  • Oliver, Lena Malissa, wife of Julius, b. 9 July 1872, d. 29 April 1904.


  • Mayes, Callie, wife of J. S., d. 14 February 1902; aged 25.


  • Fortner, John H., b. 1878, d. 1950. Fortner, Callie R., b. 1878, d. double stone for John and Callie
  • Fortner, Elisha J., b. 20 July 1848, d. 20 April 1916.
  • Fortner, Mary E.., wife of.,E. J., b. 12 February 1848, d. 8 November 1938.
  • Fortner, Delbert, son of E. J. and M. A. E., b. 17 September 1884, d. 22 March 1886.
  • Fortner, Elmer Hoile, son of J. H. and C. R., b. 24 September 1907, d. 19 March 1909.
  • Fortner, Gladys, b. 10 September 1912, no death date given.
    (Funeral Home Marker gives date of death 18 July 1973) This is from the notes, I do not recall seeing the marker still there.
  • Fortner, D. D. "Buzz", b. 6 June 1902, d. 15 November 1957. (Delmer Doyle)
  • Fortner, Delmer Ernest, b. 12 November 1941; no other date.
  • Fortner, Sallie Jane, daughter of E. J. and M. A. E., b. 8 July 1872, d. I January 1874.
  • .
  • Fortner, Richard, son of E. J. and M. A. E., b. 28 September 1877, d. 21 June 1878.



  • Happy Hunting:)
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