Attala County, Mississippi


Samuel Brister Cemetery
Attala County, Mississippi

Location: T15N-R6E-S11
Abandoned cemetery. To reach this cemetery from Kosciusko go north up Hwy 35 to Hesterville community, turn east ; almost immediately there is a fork in the road and here take the left (north) fork going past the old Craft homestead. Go beyond a house beside the road on the right and a two-story building once a lodge hall and school opposite on the left; also go past a narrow lane leading to the right and a country road branching left up a hill to a road leading off to the right toward a large country house on the top of the hill. Beyond the house turning back south is the cemetery, which has recently been cleaned off by Mr. Archie Stephens, whose wife was a Brister. Copied on Nov 30,1958.

Second row:
Emma C. BRISTER, Mar 10,1855 - Aug 1927
Emily C. BRISTER, Sept 22,1846 - Mar 10,1885, wife of J. Brister
Martha E. BRISTER, Mar 7,1877 - Oct 16,1878, dau of J. & E.C. Brister
William S. BRISTER, Aug 28,1868 - Sept 11,1868, son of J. & E.C. Brister
Several graves
Third row:
George W. HODGES, Co D 40 Miss Inf C.S.A.
Fourth row:
1st Lt. Samuel BRISTER, Co D 40 Miss Inf C.S.A.
Adult grave and a child's grave

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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