Peebles Cemetery

Webster County, MS

Dedicated to the memory of
William Waylon Jacks

…and his enduring belief that even the smallest town in America can have the biggest  hidden history imaginable. And that to know this history, somebody must discover it, learn it, write it down, and share it with all who are interested. Thanks for being that somebody, Mr. Jacks. Thank you for teaching me, through your book, about my earliest Bailey family ancestors who settled in the great state of Mississippi.

James Wiley Bailey, Jr.
 

“This history here in this account, may not be a true one, if not, then maybe someone will come up with one. We the people who lived in Stewart made its history! I love its history! I love its people!”

Stewart: A Town to Remember
by
William Waylon Jacks

        Peebles Cemetery was originally located in Choctaw County, Mississippi. Today it is located in Webster County, Mississippi. The legal description of the cemetery as obtained from land records is as follows: W ½ of NW ¼ of Section 19, Township 19, Range 8, East. More specific: “...commencint at a point fifty yards southeast of the grave of Alpha Peebles and running west one hundred and twenty yards, thence north seventy yards, thence east one hundred and twenty yards, thence south seventy yards to the beginning point."
        This deed is on file at the Webster County courthouse in the Chancery Clerk's office.

       Directions to Peebles Cemetery, located in Webster County, Mississippi, from Stewart, located in Montgomery County, Mississippi.
        At Stewart, from the Stewart-Lodi Road, travel west 3.9 miles on Hwy 82.
        Turn right onto Milligan Springs Road (this gravel road is not marked due to Hwy 82 construction, but it is just east of Burt's Truck/Trailer Equipment).
        Travel north 1.5 miles on Milligan Springs Road to the 'Y' (fork) in the road.
        At the 'Y', turn left onto Dacus Road. (There is a sign.)
        Travel northwest 1.3 miles to the One Lane Bridge. (There is a sign.)
        Travel another .5 miles to the 'T' in the road. (There is no stop sign.)
        At the 'T', take a left heading toward Piney Forest Church. (There is a small arrow with "Piney Forest Church" written on it.)
        Travel .5 miles and cross over another One Lane Bridge (identified as such).
        Travel an additional .8 miles from the bridge. Then turn left onto the dirt road that leads down to Peebles Cemetery. (There is a light pole directly across from the turn on the right-hand side of the road.) Come through the gate and immediately bear to the left at the fork. Descend down the hill along the dirt road to a clearing at the bottom of the hill.
        Peebles Cemetery is located to the right of the clearing in the wooded area. There is a large cedar tree (only one) visible at the edge of the woods. If you enter here and walk northwest approximately 50 yards, you will come upon the grave of Alpha Peebles, Sr.

Directions prepared by Deborah Castle Zaperach on 3 June 2000.
 
 

CEMETERY ROSTER PREPARED BY:

JAMES WILEY BAILEY, JR.
MILDRED EARLINE WOOD BAILEY
DEBORAH CASTLE ZAPERACH

PHOTOGRAPHS BY:
JAMES WILEY BAILEY, JR.

6 JUNE 2000

Peebles Cemetery Roster

1. AMOS, Mary F., 22 September 1847, 30 August 1925, (Wife of W. D. Amos)
2. BAILEY, William R. 20 September 1810 5 May 1876
3. BAILEY, Celia L. E. C., 28 May 1821, 1 February 1891, (Wife of W. R.
        Bailey)
4. FORREST, John 3 July 1851 29 March 1876
5. FOREST, Minnie G., 25 September 1875, 2 January 1879, (Daughter of J. D
           & S. E. Forrest)
6. FORREST, A. O., 15 September 1827, 26 February 1887, (Wife of D. F.
        Forrest)
7. FORREST, Charles, no date, 21 December 1863, (Son of D. F. & A. O.
        Forrest)
8. FORREST, D. F., 13 January 1822, 7 December 1881
9. GORDON, Thomas Y., 1843-1855
10. HARRISON, Nora, 22 March 1876, 8 August 1888, (Daughter of Anderson
        and Charity)
11. HUDSON, Baby Girl, 1930-1930, (Of Luther & Modena Hudson)
12. HUDSON, John W., 29 January 1880, 8 September 1886
13. HUDSON, Susan (Sue) Johnson, 30 March 1853, 5 September 1929
14. HUDSON, John Hamilton, 15 September 1852, 25 February 1936
15. HUDSON, Chapel Y., 1805-1869
16. HUDSON, Lucinda Hamilton, 1820-1901
17. HUDSON, George Washington, 1854-1929
18. JONES, Barnett, no date, no date
19. PEEBLES, Alpha, 22 October 1794, 23 July 1867
20. PEEBLES, Amanda, 1 January 1812, 21 October 1876, (Wife of Alpha)
21. PEEBLES, Caroline, 23 June 1838, 23 August 1855, (Consort of R. B.
        Loggins, Daughter of Alpha and Amanda Peebles)
22. PEEPLES, Col. Anderson, 10 August 1830, 20 September 1902
23. PEEBLES, Hubbard J., 18 November 1810, 16 July 1875
24. PEEBLES, B. Y., 10 November 1852 , 30 January 1892
25. PEEBLES, L. D,.  6 June 1854, 6 March 1900, (Wife of B. Y.)
26. PEEPLES, A. D., 12 June 1813, 24 September 1897, (Father)
27. PEEPLES, L. J.,  6 June 1819, 1 February 1903, (Mother)
28. WAITS, Virginia M., 22 June 1844,,  1 March 1884, (Wife of A. F.)
29. WAITS, Anderson F., 10 January 1829, 14 March 1916

        The above roster does not include numerous other stones that have been placed on unmarked graves throughout the cemetery. All of the above names are spelled as they appear on the headstones. Information that could not be read and verified was not recorded.

        I, James Wiley Bailey, Jr., personally visited the Peebles Cemetery on 3 June 2000 and recorded and photographed all information on every inscribed headstone that was visible. There are many unrecorded graves that have unmarked sandstones placed over the gravesite. I certify that this Peebles Cemetery roster is a true and accurate account of all identified markers as of this date, 3 June 2000.
__________________
James Wiley Bailey, Jr.
619 Alabama Street
Columbus, Mississippi 39702
Phone 662-327-1818

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