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Cotton Family Cemetery

 

Inscription copied by Mary Parker Partain and Joseph Holyfield, July 1993

Going toward Jonesville from Jena on US Hwy. 84, go exactly 5.1 miles past blinking light at Archie. (This is the intersection of US Hwy. 84 and LA Hwy. 28 coming from Pineville). After passing Archie Terminal on the left, the road is near the levee in several places. The land is in open fields broken up by wind-breaks or terraces between the road and the levee. At the 5.1 mile mark, there is a windbreak with a turnrow (dirt road) the left of it. The little cemetery can be seen from the road on the right side of the windbreak, but must be reached by car on the left side. There is an arch cut in brush as a pathway to the cemetery. The original iron fence, about 3 feet high, is still standing, inside new hurricane fence. The area is about 30 feet by 40 feet. The old fence with spiked-top uprights, has six pedestal type posts still standing, but there is no sign of a gate. The only stone was a large, modern double marker, possibly replacing the original ones.

[Double Stone]

Cotton, Mary Gibson
1824 - 1897
Cotton, Elijah B.
1813 - 1893

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