Attala County, Mississippi
Welcome to the Dodd Cemetery, Attala County, Mississippi.
This information was furnished by, Garland Boyd, Jr.
Garland writes: "This cemetery is listed on the current Attala County Cemeteries webpage as the "Gowan-Dodd Cemetery". It has always been known as the Dodd cemetery, since it is located in the former front yard of the William Dodd plantation home site. It originated in 1849, when William Dodd's 10-year-old son (George Allen) accidently shot himself with a rifle he had received at Christmas four days earlier. The family buried him in the front yard, and other members of the family were added as deaths occurred.
William W. Dodd was a native of Virginia and came to Attala County with his
brother Allen in the 1830's. He was Attala County's first Representative
in the State Legislature, and he named the town of Kosciusko (His
grandfather, John Dodd, had served under General Kosciuszko during the
William Dodd's father (George Allen Dodd), and brother (Allen Dodd) and
many other descendants are buried in nearby Cunnahoma Cemetery.
The Dodd Cemetery is enclosed in a wrought iron fence, and contains 11
graves (one of which I cannot identify, since the only marker is a metal
funeral home card holder with no inscription.) The Gowan's buried there
are Fannie (William Dodd's daughter), her husband, and two of their
daughters. There are also two Massey children-- I do not know their
connection with the Dodd's.
Here is a listing of the 10 identified graves in the cemetery (Information
in brackets is furnished to further identify these individuals):"
(This information furnished by Garland Boyd, Jr., great grandson of William
W. and Martha F. Dodd.)
Those Who Rest at Dodd Cemetery-
|George Allen Dodd|| son of William W. and Martha F. Dodd||
b. 05/04/1839|| d. 12/29/1849 ||-|
|William W. Dodd|| b. 03/16/1806 ||Mercer Co., KY|| d. 08/12/1874||-|
|Martha F. Dodd||daughter of Mangus Simerson Teague|| wife of William W.
Dodd|| b. 08/06/1823|| d. 08/27/1879|
|David L. Dodd|| son of William W. and Martha F. Dodd||
b. 11/02/1843||d. 01/07/1886||-|
|Fannie Dodd Gowan||daughter of William W. and Martha F. Dodd||wife of
Jessie C. Gowan|| b. 11/30/1855|| d. 01/30/1937|
|Jessie C. Gowan|| b. 09/24/1842|| d. 02/06/1928||-||-|
|Mary D. Gowan|| daughter of Jessie and Fannie D. Gowan||
b. 08/05/1895 ||d. 09/12/1895||-|
|Mattie M. Gowan|| daughter of Jessie and Fannie D. Gowan||
b. 03/29/1875|| d. 10/11/1890||-|
|Mary C. Massey|| daughter of J.H. and L.M. Massey||
b. 01/12/1905|| d. 01/13/1895||-|
|Oscar F. Massey|| son of J.H. and L.M. Massey||
b. 08/25/1894|| d. 02/21/1905||-|
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