Attala County, Mississippi


Donaldson Cemetery
Attala County, Mississippi

Location: T14N-R8E-S2
In the town of Ethel take first street going south beyond the City Hall- King Street- continue beyond Yockanookany River bridges on the paved road; at a gravel road going east (abt. 2 1/4 miles beyond bridges) as the paved road makes a curve turn left on the gravel road. At first driveway on the south (right side) of gravel road turn in and go beside the new home on top of hill, around the pond and over the pond levee following the woods road to a fork and a good metal gate where the cemetery is located - grown up in brambles and trees - about 1 1/2 acres fenced with three-strand barbed wire. Copied 14 July 1986. The cemetery is on the property of Ewell Bain.

Christopher Columbus BAIN, 3 Feb 1843 - 24 Apr 1905
J. T. MIDDLEBROOK, 22 Jan 1853 - 31 Aug 1886
Johnie C. MIDDLEBROOK, 15 March 1884 - 20 May 1884, son of J.T. & O.A. Middlebrook
Mary R. BAIN, 5 Nov 1849 - 15 March 1891, wife of C. C. Bain
Rebecca DONALDSON, 5 Oct 1802 - 9 Aug 1871, wife of William Donaldson
Allice K. COOK, 14 May 1872 - 22 Nov 1878, dau of S.C. & S.E. Cook
Infant son of J.F. & T.E. COOK, born Aug 23,1880
Grave - T. E. COOK (unmarked but according to Ewell Bain is the grave of T.E.COOK,
     mother,at head of Cook infant's grave)
Grave - Lester LINCHARD (unmarked but outlined by boulders.
     Ewell Bain said that Lester came to visit relatives and died about fifty years ago)
W. T. SKEEN, 10 Apr 1858 - 12 Nov 1888, husband of R. M. Skeen

(Note: C.C.Bain's grave is not beside his wife, Mary Bain; she is buried up the hill from him. Mr. Ewell Bain, descendant, says he does not know why they were not buried side by side; there may be other graves between, possibly children. According to information by Mr. Bain and others, Rebecca Donaldson with an infant were visiting relatives on their way west and both mother and infant died and were buried here. Thus the cemetery grew up. There are many, mnay graves marked with boulders and field stones without markings (Mrs. Ewell Bain says about two hundred). None of the graves seem to have a pattern of burial, even those with markers.

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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