OLD BELLWOOD CEMETERY

BELLWOOD, NATCHITOCHES PARISH, LA

Old Bellwood Cemetery is located adjacent to the Kisatchie National Forestry Work and Visitors Center complex about three (3) miles south of Bellwood, LA. Traveling south on LA Hwy 117, the small entrance road will be on the left just before reaching the large Kisatchie Forest sign. Take this road for about 100 yards and turn left (north) into the cemetery parking area.

There are a number of rocks, stones, broken slate or concrete pieces marking burial sites, as well as three illegible markers. A concrete vault marks the grave of a child, but has no inscription. This cemetery is occasionally referred to as the Montgomery Cemetery.

The cemetery is located in a very wooded and rustic area. It is fenced and well maintained. Separate, but only a short distance south, another small road leads to a picnic area, furnished with tables, benches, and small grills. This picnic area is a part of the Kisatchie National Forest complex and is available for public use.

*** Old Bellwood Cemetery ***


GIVENS, Earle Inez ( 18 Sep 1921 / )

GIVENS, George Stanley ( 19 August 1915 / 17 May 1996 )


MONTGOMERY, James Dossie ( 06 Jan 1898 / 21 Dec 1970 )

( Husband of Pearl Eugenia Collins )


MONTGOMERY, Pearl Eugenia Collins (27 Dec 1900 / 06 Oct 1990 )

( Adjacent to: James Dossie Montgomery )


MONTGOMERY, Andrew J. ( 28 May 1889 / 07 July 1977 )

Double stone: Minnie K. Montgomery


MONTGOMERY, Minnie K. ( 21 Oct 1892 / 17 Jan 1970 )


GANDY, Mack L. ( 25 May 1902 / 14 Feb. 1978 )


GANDY, Mrs. Rosa ( 12 Sep 1903 / 05 June 1959 )

( Rosa Anna Montgomery)

(d/o James Henderson Montgomery and Minerva Rebecca Weldon)


GANDY, Infant ( no dates )

Son of George and Freddie Gandy


MONTGOMERY, John W. ( 18 Dec 1913 / 15 Jan 1982 )

Double stone: Ruth W. Montgomery


MONTGOMERY, Ruth W. ( 25 Aug 1915 / 30 Mar 1991 )


MONTGOMERY, James H. (enderson) ( 14 March 1866 / 15 July 1939 )

Adjacent to: Minerva (Rebecca Weldon) Montgomery


MONTGOMERY, Minerva ( 22 Jan 1870 / 29 Nov 1943 )


HARDEE, Leola Montgomery ( 04 Dec 1908 / 09 Oct 1933 )


KNIPPERS, Margret I. ( 1795 / 12 Oct 1873 )

Born in SC 1795 Died Natch. Par. LA


KNIPPER, Margeetha ( __ Oct 1870 / 1878)

Suffer little children to come unto me and follow the Lord;

For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.


BANES, Callie ( 10 Jan 1867 / 15 Mar 1938 )

( Wife of George Airhart )


AIRHART, George W. ( 1861 / 1896 )

( Husband of Callie Airhart Banes )


FRANTOM, Rosa Etta ( 29 Oct 1897 / 05 Aug 1898 )


FRANTOM, J.P. ( 03 Feb 1839 / 16 Apr 1925 )

Adjacent to: Rosa Etta Frantom and Eliza B. Frantom


FRANTOM, Eliza B. ( 1859 / 07 Feb 1939 )


FRANTOM, William ( 27 May 1877 / 26 Mar 1958 )

Double stone: Rilda Weldon


FRANTOM, Rilda Weldon ( 17 Aug 1879 / 28 Mar 1957 )

Double stone: William Frantom


FRANTOM, Louis Lambert ( 28 July 1910 / 29 Dec 1997 )


TARVER, Lizzie ( 20 Nov 1879 / 07 Mar 1918 )

Wife of W.A. Tarver


TARVER, William Allen ( 10 July 1873 / 17 Feb 1938 )


TARVER, John L. ( 1901 / 1954 )


Note: The following five stones are identical except that the three infant markers are small; all are in a row on the northwestern edge of the cemetery. The smaller stones have no dates, but all have the following inscription: God Doeth All Things Well.

GANDY, Dossie W. ( 10 Feb 1889 / 20 Dec 1960 )

GANDY, Maudie V. ( 18 Jan 1894 / 26 Feb 1952 )

GANDY, Vester V. ( no dates )

GANDY, Verie O. ( no dates )

GANDY, Infant ( no dates )

Infant of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Gandy


MONTGOMERY, Louis O. ( 14 Nov 1914 / 10 May 1989 )


MONTGOMERY, Sidney ( 28 Nov 1879 / 03 June 1958 )

Adjacent to: Louis O. and Allie Montgomery


MONTGOMERY, Allie ( April 1877 / 29 Nov 1952 )


MONTGOMERY, Mary E. ( 15 Mar 1856 / 24 Jan 1932 )


MONTGOMERY, Martha Gibson ( 17 Mar 1830 / 19 Aug 1899 )

Adjacent to: Mary E. and William Henderson Montgomery

( Daughter of Isom Gibson and Mary Airhart )


MONTGOMERY, William Henderson ( 16 Jan 1825 / 11 Sep 1887 )


HORN, Nona M. ( no dates )

( Daughter of William Henderson and Martha Gibson Montgomery )


MOSS, Andrew, Jr. ( 02 Aug 1902 / 01 Feb 1964 )


MOSS, Dorothy Marie ( 24 Dec 1927 / 01 Jan 1928 )

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Moss, Jr.


Note: the following markers are enclosed within an iron, gated fence in the center of the cemetery. The large concrete vaults with slate slabs have evidently been the victims of both vandalism and weather, with one almost completely destroyed.

EDWARDS, Son ( Born and Died Jany 1892 )

Infant son of J.B. & C. Edwards

Grandson of Dr. J.D. & Julia A. Addison


ADDISON, Walter Dawson ( 16 Jan 1869 / 20 Aug 1880 )

Son of Dr. J.D. & Julia A. Addison

Aged 11 Ys. 7 Ms. 4 Ds.


MOORE, Julia A. ( 26 Jan 1832 / 30 Oct 1892 )

Beloved Wife of Dr. J.D. Addison

Aged 60 Ys. 9 Mos. 4 Ds.


ADDISON, J.D., Dr. ( 05 Oct 1833 / 30 Aug 1897 )

( A tall obleisk bearing legend: My Father)


Note: The following marker is located adjacent and to the north of the fenced Addison plot:

HAM, Rose Mary ( 19 Jan 1952 / 06 Feb 1994 )

Double stone: Wayman W. Ham, Jr.

HAM, Wayman W. Jr. ( 17 Aug 1946 / )


Rest In Peace


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