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Caldwell Cemetery

Transcribed and contributed by Rita Thompson

Location: On Highway 25 near Smithville.
Name Date of Birth Date of Death Notes
Gideon L. THOMPSON   25 July 1846 2 yrs 2 mos - monument has a crown with a cross lying on it
Sarah RAMEY 14 Feb 1782 29 March 1850 68 yrs 17 days; "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." [Mother of William J. Thompson]
Sophonia D. THOMPSON   17 May 1851 [1850 census says she was age 20, born in SC]
Elizabeth W. THOMPSON 19 Mar 1807 23 June 1851 44 yrs 4 mos 4 days; [History of Monroe County, Mississippi gives her maiden name as Rommoly]
William H. H. THOMPSON 27 July 1839 24 June 1851 son of Elizabeth and William J.
Israel Pickens JOHNSON 2 May 1804 11 November 1851  
Robert Lee JOHNSON 26 Dec 1833 17 July 1853 [Census shows his name as Robert D.]
Mary MANIRE   23 Dec 1854 [Footstone reads M.A.M.M. and is all that remains.][Wife of Preacher Benjamin F. Manire; Married 15 Feb 1854]
Sarah JOHNSON 19 Jan 1836 10 Aug 1855  
Lucretia JOHNSON 29 Jun 1841 16 May 1859  
Samuel T. JOHNSON 12 Nov 1832 21 June 1859 [Census shows middle initial as F.]
William Johnson THOMPSON 1 Mar 1807 1 Jan 1869 [He was one of the first farmers in Smithville.]
B. L. WADLEY 24 Jan 1845 1871  
Jane THOMPSON 25 Oct 1807 11 May 1875 [Death is 29 days after selling land to Johnson's son-in-law T. R. Caldwell.]
John J. JOHNSON 24 Apr 1847 23 Jan 1876  
Mrs. E. B. McCORMICK 8 Nov 1814 14 Nov 1876 [Mother of Mary McCormick Manire?]
Paul JOHNSON 6 Aug 1860 1 Dec 1894  
Juliana C. JOHNSON 19 Nov 1816 27 Sep wife of Israel Pickens Johnson; [no death year on the monument but she is residing in the T. R. Caldwell household in 1880, listed as being his mother-in-law and being 68 years of age]

 


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