DeSoto Parish Louisiana

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DeSoto Hill Cemetery

Located on Wemple Road at Goss Road out of Mansfield.  This is located in the woods with a large area of graves without markers.

Taken from the Cemeteries of DeSoto Parish LA.  Appears to be a very OLD cemetery and is not in use any longer.

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Troy De Soto
email: tedlsufan@gmail.com

Last Name First/Maiden DOB DOD Notes
DeSoto J. Simon 1807 1883 Brick Vault
DeSoto Marie Felonise Tessier 1812   Brick Vault.  Born in France
DeSoto Joseph Anthony 1832 1869 Son of Simon, Fought in the Battle of Mansfield, Consolidated Crescent Regiment

Laffitte Mabell Adeline July 1914 16 Sep 1914
Prudhomme Mary Jane Elizabeth 6 Apr 1853 19 Jun 1918
Prudhomme Joseph B 27 Sep 1847 10 Apr 1928  

Troy DeSoto submitted the below:

Iím still hoping to find more information about who is buried there and what grave markers were there in the past vs the 3 that are still standing.  A written family history says that two brick vaults belonged to Simon DeSoto and Felonise Tessier, my direct ancestors.   Another brick vault was said to be unmarked and may mark the grave of Simonís parents.  Attached a photo of the paragraph from that family book.  There are no longer any markers standing on or near the vaultsÖmissing or buried under debris.  There are 3 markers still visible on other graves. 

 

photos of the brick vaults, markers

 

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