This Cemetery indexed October 1997-by Nick Denley, Clerk of Chancery Court, Tallahatchie County Mississippi. Every Effort has been made to make this Cemetery as accurate as possible.
New Smith Cemetery is located North on Smith Road from Cascilla Mississippi on Lud Smith Property. It is Approx 1 mile on the left.
When the Government opened this section of land for sale in 1833 many
settlers came. Most of them settling around what is now Cascilla.
Cascilla is located nine miles southeast of Charleston.. In 1833 the
first settler was Thomas A. Ellis. He established himself about two
miles northeast of the present town. He was soon followed by Ross,
Staton, Cox, and the Calhoun families. Ross established his residence
on the creek and erected a water mill which soon became the center of
the community, and it was given the name Ross's Mill which it retained
until around 1877.
Ashland Church was built in the early 1840's near the neighborhood of the Ross's Mill. Many of the the old settlers remembered the community by the name of Ashland, but the name does not appear in the county records. In time the center of interest shifted to the west. A village was developed near the present town site and in 1877 it became a voting precent and was named Cascilla. the H. Staton family had settled to this site.
Cascilla received its name from the post office which was originally about two miles from where the town now stands. The post office was named Calista for a friend of the postmistress, but another office had a similar name and the name was changed to Cascilla. In 1898 the Cascilla Male and Female High School was chartered by J.M. Calhoun and J.H. Brown as trustee. The school functioned for only a few years and in 1920 the Cascilla Consolidated School was organized in a new building and it also served as the community center. NOTE: The H. Staton they speak of, was probably Harvey Staton, my GrGrGrandfather. I have not been able to prove or disaprove this as of this date.
Bailey, Terry Lee/age 54/09-27-1957/06-09-2012/
Jackson, Roy Earl/02-21-1944/04-01-1991
Kendall, Charlsie Smith/age 67/widow of Charles F. Kendall/10-13-1933/05-30-2001
Kendall, Wendall Charles/04-05-1958/04-27-1990
Smith, Clinton Lee/age 30/shot by sisterinlaw Amanda Faye Wiggins/08-30-1974/07-23-2005
Smith, Dovie Louise Winters/age82/wyf of Thomas M. Lud Smith/11-07-1922/12-29-2004
Smith, Thomas L. "Billy"/age 64/US Army retired/Died-02-03-2005
Smith, Thomas Meredith "Lud"/09-27-1916/02-19-2008
Smith, James Lewis/06-20-1967/02-09-1993
Smith, Lennis G./age 87/died 02-28-2001
Smith, Samuel Lee/1996/1996
Smith, Elizabeth Carpenter/12-03-1930
Smith, Clinton Edward/PFC US Army WWII/08-11-1923/02-06-1987
Smith, Lucy G./08-19-1924
Smith, Greek O./PFC US Army WWII/08-15-1921/07-01-1989
Winters, Charles Ace/02-16-1914/12-30-1992
Winters, Ronnie Tyrone/12-15-1954/08-23-1996
Winters, Ray/Age 81/01-23-1923/04-20-2004
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