EAST SAND CREEK CEMETERY, also now known as EAST SAND CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

Road leading in from highway.

I, Clare L. Herrick, visited this cemetery in October 2004. It was originally a white cemetery, and perhaps a white church but now there is a very nice African-American church on the back part of this cemetery site, and new burials in the back part of this old cemetery. This cemetery is in good condition.

I photographed as many stones of the old part as I could find. I did not photograph the newer part because there was a church service going on and these new stones were very near the church. If you can help photograph this cemetery or other cemeteries, please email me and let me know.

Also Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 14 February 2004.

Location: About nine miles east of Starkville, Mississippi, just south of Highway182, at the county line of Oktibbeha and Lowndes Counties. The cemetery is probably in Lowndes County, White Section Abandoned.

Originally Copied by: Mr. and Mrs. Charlie R. Ashford, Sr., Starkville, Mississippi. Date copied: March 9, 1966 Rewalked and checked for updated August 1994.

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Victoria (Shields) Locke (first wife of Jesse H. Locke)
1831-1870

Mary McDonald (If you can tell me who she was and which families she was related to, I would appreciate it so I can add that here).
d. May 23, 1869
Age 43 yrs., 2 mos, 16 days

Wm. H. Lock (wives were Martha __, Rebecca L. and Virginia Adaline Yellowly)
b. Halifax Co., N.C.
d. Jan. 8, 1867
Age 51 yrs, 9 mos, 27 ds.

Asa Pilkinton (Husband of Temperance Cox Pilkinton)
b. Guilford Co., (NC)
Feb. 6, 1817
d. Feb. 15, 1883
66 yrs, 9 ds.

T. J. Pilkinton, (Temperance Jane Cox Pilkinton)
wife of Asa Pilkinton
b. Nov. 1, 1824
d. Sept. 5, 1912
87 yrs, 10 mos, 4 ds.

J. W. Pilkinton (John Washington, son of Asa and Temperance Jane Cox Pilkinton)
d. July 29, 1873
Age 19 yrs, 3 mos, .24 ds.

Eliza Ada, wife Of J.(Jesse)H. Locke
b. Nov. 11, 1812
d. Sept. 27, 1898

Nancy A. Pilkinton Golden, wife Of T.J. Golden
1847-1932

Thomas J. Golden (Husband of Nancy A. Pilkinton)
b. Oct. 23, 1836
d. May 24, 1909

A. W. Switzer (husband of Martha Ann Grizzle Thompson)
b. Dec. 13, 1825
d. Sept. 16, 1895

Samuel Garner, (Father) A native of Virginia
d. May 14, 1859
Age 73 years

Susannah Garner, (Mother) A native of Virginia
d. July 15, 1862
Age 66 years

Jane A. Word, dau. of Wm. D. & Martha S. Word
b. Sept. 23, 1845
d. Nov. 2, 1854

Henry Hodnett
d. Feb. 17, 1867
Age 67 years

Mrs. E. C. Hodnett, wife of Henry Hodnett
b. June 20, 1820
d. May 13, 1899
Other Part of this broken stone for Mrs. E. C. Hodnett.

Benjamin Speed
b. March 1, 1815
d. Oct. 14, 1889
THESE TWO STONES ARE NOW IN CURTIS CHAPEL CEMETERY
Minerva Ellen Speed
b. Oct. 17, 1839
d. Oct. 10, 1907

Speed, Samuel
01/23/1918

Rachel C., wife of Y. Saxon
d. Oct. 1, 1868
Age 53 yrs, 6 mos.

H. H. Williams, (Father)
b. Sept. 22, 1845
d. March 11, 1880

T. H. Williams, (Mother)
b. Sept. 11, 1850
d. Jan. 9, 1924

J. O. Thompson (Stone Missing)THIS STONE is NOW IN CURTIS CHAPEL CEMETERY

b. Aug. 19, 1875
d. March 3, 1914
son of LUDLOW THOMPSON/ MAT KELLUM

John Ludwell Thompson
Pvt Co. A, 3 Miss. Cav
Confederate States of America
b. Dec 29, 1824
d. Sept 27 1895

Luvenia Simpson
b. March 25, 1827
d. Nov. 2, 1880

Laury V. Blankenship
b. April 24, 1908
d. June 4, 1934

Charles V. Hudson, husband of Gracie Maye Blankenship
b. Aug. 11, 1895
d. Oct. 13, 1928
Co. C., 7th Inft. 3rd Division

Charlcie V., infant of C. V. and G. M. Hudson
b. Jan. 25, 1923
d. Feb. 11, 1923

Martha Lee, infant of C. V. and G. M. Hudson<
b. Jan. 25 1923
d. Feb. 13,1923

Sam Riley Blankenship, son of G.L. & B.E, Blankenship
b. Nov. 20, 1901
d. April 4, 1919

Reuhamer Lorne Blankenship, dau. of G.L, & B.E. Blankenship
b. Sept. 2, 1903
d. Dec, 21, 1906

Frank M. Brown
b. April 25, 1823
d. Dec. 29, 1924

Mary C. Blankenship, wife of Sam Langford
b. Feb. 23, 1856
d. Sept. 15, 1933

Mrs. J. H. Lee
d. Oct. 9, 1909

Victor A., dau, of D.T. & A.E. Langford
b. Oct. 12, 1922
d. Dec. 25, 1922

S. D. Langford
b. July 20, 1855
d. Aug. 9, 1906

W. B. Lee
b. Dec. 17, 1847
d, Feb. 22, 1904

Mary E. Lee
b. May 24, 1832
d. May 2, 1903

Sarah, wife of James Perkins
d. Aug. 1865
Age about 75 yrs.

Martha A. C., wife of C. M. Reese.
d. Dec. 2, 1860
Age 27 yrs.

R. G. D., son. of W.M. & L.C. Perkins
d. Nov. 3, 1860
Age 11 yrs, 4.mos, 3 ds.

L. A., son of W.M. & L.C. Perkins
d. Aug. 20, 1862
Age 7 yrs, 5 mos, 11 ds.

Union A., son of C.M. & M.C. Reese
b. Oct. 17, 1851
d. Sept. 14, 1861

Robert Blankenship
b. Oct. 18, 1846
d. Nov. 12, 1891

Sarah A., wife of B. Blankenship
d. July 6, 1892 Age 67 yrs.

B. Blankenship
Aged about 84 yrs.

Sam R. Langford
b. May 27, 1893
d. June 17, 1893

George Cousins
d. Sept. 16, 1853
Age-about 55 yrs.

Martha J. Conner
b. June 9, 1834
d. July 6, 1851

Olive L. Smith, (Husband)
b. Sept. 19, 1851
d. March 21, 1897

Hugh A., son of O. L. & J.C. Smith
b. April 6, 1884
d. Aug. 8, 1889

William C., son of G.T. & S. Winfield
b. Nov. 9, 1884
d. Oct. 28, 1887

W. L. Casey
b. Jan. 15, 1847
d. March 5. 1917
70 yrs, 1 mo, 18 ds.

Lizzie, wife of W. L. Casey
b. March 3, 1856
d. Sept. 11, 1942

Everette Casey
b. Oct. 25, 1904
d. Feb. 21, 1934

Elizabeth Lummus
d. Nov. 7, 1894
Age 74 yrs, 1 mo, 25 ds.

W. F. Lummus
1845-1916

W.T. LUMMUS - Missing Stone
b. 09/16/1849
d. 12/28/1920 son of FRANCIS A LUMMUS

MRS ELIZABETH LOOMUS (Lummus)- Missing Stone
67 YEARS OLD-04/20/1919
daughter of B. SPEED according to death certificate

Benjamin F. Speed
1868-1906

Zora M. Speed
1872-1903

Silla A., wife of D.W. Hawkins
b. Nov. 25, 1858
d. June 10, 1898

Bailey, son of F.M. & Edna. Langford
b. Jan. 5, 1918
d. Nov. 22, 1918

Edna, wife of F.M. Langford
b. March 4, 1880
d. June 17, 1918

Edna V., dau of E. D. & C. E. Odum
b. Aug. 20, 1922
d. June 10, 1923

The following are parents of Edward D. Odum, and Edna Lee Odum Langford
Odum, David Danvis
b. July 4, 1853
d. Aug 9, 1912

Odum, Nancy Bynum Crowell
b. Sept 23 1853
d. July 9, 1908

Plez Bolin
b. April 5, 1904
d. July 20, 1916
son of P.H. BOLIN / IDA BLANKINSHIP

Ida, wife of P.H. Bolin
b. Sept. 1, 1876
d. June 11, 1919

William Robert Bolin
b. March 30, 1906
d. Nov. 9, 1912

John E. Spencer
26 Feb 1923 - 26 Aug 1969
son of P.H. BOLEN /IDA BLANKINSHIP

Alford Jordan
16 Dec 1929 - 13 Mar 1994

Louise Jordan
28 Mar 1932 - 24 Oct 1997

Fannie Billups
7 Jun 1901 - 8 Feb 1996

Fannie Baker
1957 - 1996

Annie P. Forest
5 Sep 1937 - 1 May 2003

Alice S. Fondren
9 Oct 1909 - 2 May 1952

Howard L. Brewer
8 Sep 1935 - 31 Dec 1986

Willie J. Brewer
Mississippi
PFC Co E 70 Engr Tng Bn
World War II
1924 - 3 Oct 1954

Corine B. Alexander
15 Oct 1927 - 31 Mar 1997

Willie Spencer
1947 - 1970

Brenda F. Lindsey
23 Jan 1963 - 3 Sep 1997

Icie S. Johnson
1920 - 1996

Martha A. Carter
31 Aug 1937 - 31 May 1974

Norman B. Gibson
2 Feb 1921 - 13 Sep 1988

Adam Mosley
1886 - 1960

Thomas Maron
4 Sep 1915 - 16 Jan 1975

Ida P. Mosley
1901 - 1980

John H. Mason
10 Nov 1936 - 21 Dec 1975

Mary L. Mason
3 Nov 1920 - 27 Aug 1988

Tommie Young
17 Aug 1960 - 8 May 1982

John Jones
Mississippi
PVT
35 Engr GS Regt
World War II
10 Nov 1917 - 2 Apr 1950

L. T. Clinton Jr.
10 Jan 1945 - 19 Jul 1950

Elizabeth A. Gordon
20 Aug 1960 - 31 Oct 1963

Louise Sparks
1906 - 1998

Molly Selvie
12 Apr 1926 - 27 Oct 1995

Emmer Miller
1867 - 1943

Michael A. Houston
5 Dec 1966 - 29 Sep 2002

Harry Leonard
26 Nov 1962 - 1 Nov 1996

Ezell Billups
Mississippi
PFC US Army
World War II
27 Nov 1923 - 27 Sep 1967

George M. Carpenter
25 May 1910 - 7 Oct 2002

Walter Bulie
26 Jul 1933 - 16 Jul 1980

George Hornburge
11 Nov 1938 - 7 Dec 1995

James B. Spencer
18 Feb 1976 - 13 May 2000

James Hicks
Nov 27 1943 - Aug 23 2006

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