Attala County, Mississippi


Abel Cemetery
Attala County, Mississippi

Location: Location: T13N-R4E-S24
Abandoned cemetery located in southwestern Attala County. Travel south and west from Sallis to the fire tower; continue to the left towards the river road, passing the old Lutheran Church cemetery about 3/4 mile until reaching a pond to the right of the road; turn right through a gap and drive to a house on the hill; approx. l mile behind the house on a hill is the cemetery. It cannot be reached by automobile. It is overgrown with trees and bushes and is difficult to find. Copied 24 June l961.

H. N. PORTER, Jan 28,1889 - Aug 3,1899, son of Joe & Sarah Porter
Martha C. ABEL, Aug 20,1822 - April 23,1894, wife of W.C.Abel (former Martha Caroline CARTER)
W. C. ABEL, Oct 10,1819 - Nov 12,1896
Elizabeth Jane WASSON, June 23,1861 - May 14,1923 (former Elizabeth Jane ABEL,
dau of Whitehead C. Abel and wife Martha Caroline Carter)
Note: There are approximately 20 more graves, mostly unmarked but some indicated by native sandstone. Martha C. Carter Abel's two brothers, John and Richard Carter are reported to be buried here, but if so have no stones.
It is also reported that Joe and Sarah Porter are buried beside their son, H.N.Porter, but again no markers are in evidence.

Abbreviations Used:
( )     Information not on tombstone but added by historians
*      two or more names on one tombstone (double, triple, etc., stone)
#      two or more names on one tombstone (double, triple, etc., stone)
(F.H.M)     temporary Funeral Home Marker
Grave     Noticeable grave without a tombstone
grave - F.H.M.     Noticeable grave with unreadable Funeral Home Marker
(M.E.)     Masonic Emblem on the tombstone
(E.S.E.)     Eastern Star Emblem on the tombstone
(W.O.W.E.)(W.O.W.)  Woodsman of World Emblem on the tombstone



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