Robeline African-American Cemetery

Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, LA, USA


Location: On LA 120, south of Robeline, LA approximately one mile. Turn South at the junction of LA 6 and LA 120 (one block west of the one traffic light in Robeline), travel approximately one mile ( will pass the large Robeline Cemetery on the left); a small entry road is on the left, with a secured automobile gate. A smaller entry is provided for foot traffic.

This is a spacious cemetery with numerous unmarked graves. Rev. Sapp of the Robeline Church parish is a helpful contact person for those seeking to visit the cemetery.

A broken stone in the vicinity of the J.C. Smith gravesite is inscribed with the following :

2 1852

Age 102

Asleep in Jesus

The upper part of the stone is broken off and apparently has been lost or mislaid, so no name can be attached to the above inscription.

A number of gravesites have been marked with metal crosses, iron pipe, concrete blocks, brick and rocks. A concrete vault to the right of the marked grave of Ester Little Page is marked only by the following inscribed in the concrete: 'Daddy Jim'.

The cemetery is well maintained, with several large shade trees and is enclosed by cyclone fencing. The entry gate for persons on foot is unusual, being what is generally referred to in this area as a 'cattle gate', allowing for the passage of people but impossible for cattle to negotiate. In earlier years this area would have been 'free range' for cattle, so this is a particulary efficient type entry. Unfortunately, it is seldom seen anymore.

Just prior to this visit to the cemetery, a new burial had occurred. Limited information was available as indicated in the listing: OWENS, Kesonia ( / 1998 ) . However the various offerings indicated that it was the burial of a teen or young adult and great sadness was expressed at the passing.

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Robeline African-American Cemetery

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BELL, Leroy ( September 6, 1890 / June 19, 1923 ) Age 81


BOOKER, Sam ( / ) Age 22
BOWIE, Mary (Born 1883 / Died 1922 )
BRANCH, Joe ( 28 Feb 1919 / 06 July 1962 )

LA TEC 4 H&S CO 828 ENGR BN WWII


BROWN, Alex , Jr. ( 06 Jan 1914 / 16 July 1927 )
BROWN, Anna ( 01 Jan 1881 / 01 Jan 1968 )
BROWN, Bob L. ( 27 July 1918 / 04 Apr 1968 )

LA TEC 5 CO C 24 INF WW II


BROWN, Carrie ( 01 Feb 1882 / 15 Dec 1928 )
BROWN, Emmanuel ( 02 Jan 1943 ) Age 60
BROWN, Isaac ( 08 Dec 1915 / 04 Dec 1916 )

Son of G.W. and Mariah Brown


BROWN, John ( 15 June 1889 / 17 Jan 1962 )
BROWN, Marie ( 22 Nov 1916 / 01 Sep 1960 )
BROWN, Ulues ( 01 May 1917 / 24 Sep 1918 )
BROWN, Viola ( 10 July 1889 / 01 Dec 1973 )
CALHOLM, Chester ( Born 1909 / 24 Mar 1935 ) Age 24
CHANCEY, Bobby J. ( 24 Mar 1935 / 22 Oct 1996 )
CHEERY, Alice ( 02 Apr 1846 / 26 May 1938 )
COLEMAN, Percey ( 11 July 1897 / 22 Feb 1927 )
COOK, Julia ( Born 1868 / Died 1922 )
COOK, Minnie ( 22 Apr 1897 / 09 Aug 1907 )
DANIELS, Richard ( 15 Dec 1901 / 18 May 1970 )
EASILY, Robert C. ( 16 Dec 1950 / 01 Dec 1980 )
EASILY, John ( 07 Sept 1924 / 10 Oct 1995 )

PFC US ARMY WWII


ELIS, Laura ( 09 Dec 1892 / 23 Dec 1931 )
FERGURSON, Frank ( / 14 Aug 1916) Age 58
FERGURSON, George ( 10 June 1894 / 06 June 1932 )
FERGURSON, Henry ( 06 Apr 1885 / 06 Feb 1911 )
GARRETT, Richard ( 07 Mar 1894 / 22 Nov 1958 )

LA PVT CO C 306 SVC BN OMC WWI


GRISBY, James ( 02 Dec 1942 / 01 July 1950)
HENDRICKS, Evie J. ( 10 Nov 1930 / 27 Nov 1995 )
HOLDEN, Bessie ( 20 Aug 1888 / 08 Mar 1947 )

Buried March 12, 1947


HOLDEN, Rebecca ( / 27 Oct 1918 ) Age 49

Wife of Columbus Holden


JACKSON, Alice ( 06 April 1882 / 07 Dec 1936 )
JACKSON, Bill ( 16 July 1865 / 28 June 1948)
JACKSON, Robert (Born 1902 / Died 1965 ) Age 63
JAMES, Lillie ( Born 1891 / Died 1945 )
JOSEPH, Lee ( 25 Dec 1868 / 13 Dec 1942 )
KENNEDY, Rena Little ( 06 Jan 1909 / 14 June 1949) Mom
KIRBY, John Washington ( 09 Aug 1926 / 29 Sep 1989 )
LEE, Rennealit I. ( Born 1910 / 11 Sep 1935 )

Born in Robeline, LA


LITTLE, Elvira Holden ( 06 Jan 1892 / 12 Mar 1963)

Loving Mother and Grandmother


LITTLE, John ( 15 Oct 1873 / 06 Mar 1967 )
LITTLE, John, Jr. ( 17 Feb 1916 / 06 Apr 1957 )
KENNEDY, Rena Little ( 06 Jan 1909 / 14 June 1949) Mom
LOWE, Sam ( 27 Sep 1883 / 10 Mar 1919 )
MACK, Caroline ( Born 1876 / 08 Oct 1961 )Age 85
MACK, Marcellus ( 18 Sep 1876 / 02 Aug 1968 )
MATTHEWS, Emmer ( 01 Nov 1900 / 30 Apr 1901 )
MATTHEWS, Zuma ( Born 1872 / Died 1897)
MORRIS, Kate Lee ( 18 Jan 1912 / 03 May 1965 )
MORRIS, Susie ( 12 May 1888 / 16 July 1967 )
NORWOOD, George W. ( 06 Jan 1849 / 11 Feb 1922 )
NORWOOD, Mary ( 13 Aug 1874 / 05 May 1929)

Wife of George W. Norwood


OWENS, Kesonia ( / 1998 )

New burial, no stone.


PAGE, Ester Little ( 07 Aug 1920 / 04 July 1975)
PEARSON, Mary ( 02 Feb 1911 / 18 Sep 1938)
PICUE, Minnie Victoria ( 12 Dec 1905 / 11 Dec 1906 )
PRICE, Herman ( 04 Mar 1878 / 03 June 1954 )
SCARBOUGH, George ( 01 Jan 1855 / 01 Sep 1905 )

Husband of Rhoda Scarbough


SMITH, Christine ( Born 1871 / 09 June 1964 )
SMITH, S. ( / Died 1935 )
SMITH, Henry ( / Died 01 Dec 1940 )
SMITH, J. C. ( 11 Mar 1910 / 29 mar 1971 )
SMITH, Walter ( 23 May 1892 / 04 June 1913 )
STEPHENS, Herbert ( 28 May 1917 / 29 Sep 1973 )
STEPHENS, Carrie Bell ( 10 Sep 1914 / 05 June 1997 )
STURGEON, Bessie J. ( Born 1875 / Died 1968 )
THOMPSON, Eli ( Born 1893 / 08 Aug 1918 )
THOMPSON, Emley ( / 10 May 1937 ) Age 84
WEBB, Josephine ( 27 Mar 1922 / 18 Sep 1932 ) Age 90
WEBB, Millie ( 25 Apr 1894 / 02 June 1955 )
WINN, Mamie ( / 18 Feb 1902 )
WOLF, Annie Bell ( 25 Oct 1914 / 01 May 1981 )
WOLFE, Hardy Raines ( 25 Mar 1946 / 10 Sep 1971 )

LA SP4 US ARMY VIETNAM


***** REST ***** IN ***** PEACE *****

Submitted by Nelda Liles in August, 1998.





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