Attala County, Mississippi


Ellington Cemetery
Attala County, Mississippi

Location: T13N-R5E-S12
Abandoned cemetery. Travel west from Kosciusko on Hwy 12 to Sallis, turning left off Hwy 12 at main Sallis intersection and going into Sallis proper; travel south from Sallis on the Newport road for one mile, turning left on a gravel road; travel 1.6 miles to Bill Smith's home on right of road. The cemetery is located in a pasture across the road from this home, approximately 50 yards from the road and can be easily seen. It is overgrown with brambles and small trees and some of the markers have fallen and are broken. Mr. Carter states there are at least 25 graves in this plot but they were marked with bricks, native sandstone, and small marble footstones with no initials. Copied 31 January 1962.

Charley C. HINES, Sept 27,1878 - Feb 23,1888, son of S.A. & Elizabeth Hines
Unnamed daughter of S.A. & Elizabeth HINES, born Oct ? - died ? 1868
In memory of my wife Lourinda JENKINS, Mon Aug 25,1869 - Mon Oct 28,1889,
     aged 19 yrs 2 mos ? das
Infant son of J. S. & Sabah BOUTWELL, b & d Nov 24,1900
Washington ELLINGTON, Oct 25,1801 - Nov 26,1860
Joseph GUYTON, Apr 14,1805 - Apr 7,1880 *
Zemuly McClusky GUYTON, Nov 10,1811 - Mar 17,1872,wife of Joseph Guyton*
Arminta Malvina ELLINGTON, died February 15,1846, aged 9 mos 14 days,
     dau of J.B. & Rebbecca B. Ellington
David William ELLINGTON, Apr 30,1846 - Aug 5,1848, son of J.B. & Rebecca B. Ellington
Lewis Brown ELLINGTON, Jan 27,1848 - May 3,1849, son of J.B. & Rebecca B. Ellington
Roy(x)ana ELLINGTON, Oct 5,1841 - Dec 24,1857
Mary Elizabeth HINES, Oct ?,1858 - July ?,1859, dau of S.A. & Elizabeth Hines
James Franklin ELLINGTON, Dec 19,1848 - Feb 15,1862
Alexander GOWEN, died April 28,1869 "Father" *
Richard GOWEN, May 24,1852 - May 26,1874, son of Alexander & Martha Gowen "Son" *
Mantha (sic) GOWIN (sic), Feb 17,1817 - Mar 5,1891, wife of Alexander Gowin (sic)
Alex. GOWIN (sic), Sept 28,1859 - Nov 22,1904
Martha Elizabeth CRITTENDDEN (sic), died Oct 5,1871, aged 7 days, dau of M.J. & E. Crittendden (sic)
M. J. CRITTENDDEN (sic), died Sept 11, 1876, aged 74 yrs 6 mos 17 ds
Mrs. Edith DICKEN, Jan 20,1835 - Jan 27,1899 Mother
S. T. CRITTENDEN (sic), June 23,1873 - Aug 5,1899
Garret GOWIN (sic), July 2,1841 - Oct 20,1888, aged 47 yrs 3 ms 18 ds
Walter S. CRITTENDEN, Apr 7,1931, Pvt 155 Inf 39 Div (vet.marker)
Martha Ann CRITTENDEN, July 2,1854 - Apr 14,1916, wife of J.J.Crittenden
J. J. CRITTENDEN, May 12,1854 - Mar 5,1898, husband of Martha Ann Crittenden

Note: The following are the additions included in Anne Hughes Porter's book A Place Called Sallis:

Charley C. BAILEY, 27 March - 11 April 1900, son of J.W.& Edith J.Bailey
Amanda B. ELLINGTON, 8 March 1850 - 26 Jan 1879, wife of M.D.Ellington
John William ELLINGTON, 31 Aug 1846 - 5 Aug 1848, son of J.B. & Rebecha B. Ellington
Mary E. ELLINGTON, 15 Dec 1868 - 25 July 1870, aged 1 yr 7 mo 10 ds, dau of L.P. & M.E. Ellington

Note: The name GOWEN or GOWIN is now spelled GOWAN by present day residents of the community.
The name CRITTENDEN is now spelled without the second "d" by the present day residents of the community.
Joseph GUYTON is a descendant of Rev. soldier, Aaron Guyton, and Rev. patriot, Margaret McCurdy; his
wife Zemuly McClusky Guyton is a descendant of Revolutionary soldier James McClusky.
The ELLINGTONS are descendants of Revolutionary soldier Jeremiah Ellington.

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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