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PEGUES - STEPHENSON CEMETERY

Markers copied 1980 by Sadie Greening Sparks

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LOCATED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY 2½ MILES S. OF MANSFIELD. LA.. WEST SIDE OF BENSON HWY. #171



SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS THE STEPHENSON CEMETERY. HOWEVER, ON THE GATE OF THE

CEMETERY ARE INSCRIBED THESE WORDS: “SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF DR. WILLIAM A.

PEGUES”, AND THE FIRST AND THIRD PERSONS BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY ARE TWO OF DR.

PEGUES’ CHILDREN, AND HE IS THE FOURTH PERSON BURIED THERE.



LISTINGS ARE IN ORDER OF BURIAL. USE YOUR BROWSER'S 'FIND' FUNCTION TO SEARCH

FOR A SPECIFIC NAME.



1. FANNY PEGUES, August 24, 1850 SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF OUR DAUGHTERS (INFANTS OF

DR. W. A. & E. A. PEGUES) FANNY: Died August 24, 1850 ELIZABETH: Died February 18,

1856 BOTH IN DESOTO PAR. LA. ( One Marker for Both) NOTE: MARKER BROKEN-3 PARTS



2. MARY JANE WEST LENOIR, February 11, 1852 IN MEMORY OF MARY JANE WEST, WIFE & CONSORT

OF JAMES L. LENOIR, Born August 2, 1835-Died February 11, 1852, Age 16 yrs., 6 mos.,

13 day



3. ELIZABETH PEGUES, February 18, 1856 Died February 18, 1856 IN DESOTO PAR. LA. (shared

marker w/ Fanny Pegues, #1 above).



4. DR. WILLIAM A. PEGUES - SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF DR. WM. A. PEGUES, SON OF CLAUDIUS M.

& HARRIET PEGUES, CONSORT OF ELIZABETH A. PEGUES. Born November 24, 1820, in Chesterfield

Dist, SC. Died March 27, 1858, In DeSoto Par., La., aged 37 yrs. 4 mos. 3 days. NOTE:

LARGE ENCLOSED TOMB, WHICH HAS BEEN BROKEN ON ONE SIDE.



5. HARRISON PARSONS, SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF HARRISON PARSONS, Born in Cumberland Co,

Tenn., November 11, 1813, died in DeSoto Par., La. September 30, 1858,

Aged 44 yrs., 10 mos., 19 days,; Consort of Elizabeth A. Parsons



6. INFANT OF T. A. GUY, October 13, 1858 - See Anna Maria Munday Guy



7. HENRY H. PARSONS, (SON OF H. & E. A. PARSONS), born Feb. 16, 1857-Died Nov. 3, 1858,

Aged 8 mos, 18 days. (Illegible inscription from Bible)



8. MARY PEGUES, DAUGHTER OF WM. A. & E.A. PEGUES, Born August 4, 1857-Died November 11,

1858-NOTE: STONE INTACT WITH BIBLE INSCRIPTION



9. MARY WHITEHEAD (GREENING) GUY PEGUES (NOTE: GREENING NOT ON MARKER) "SACRED

TO THE MEMORY OF OUR MOTHER,’ MARY W. PEGUES, A NATIVE OF SUMTER DIST., S.C., DIED

May 16, 1862, Aged 50 YEARS "(VERY OLD & PERFECT STONE) NOTE: THIS LADY IS THE SISTER

OF MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN JAMES GREENING. SHE MARRIED FIRST, MR. THOMAS T. GUY,

AND SECOND, MR. JOHN S. PEGUES, HUSBAND OF HER DECEASED SISTER, ELIZABETH ANN

GREENING PEGUES.) ALSO, HER TWO DAUGHTERS BOTH MARRIED PEGUES: MARY FRANCES

GUY MARRIED CHARLES S. PEGUES, AND ELIZABETH ANN GUY MARRIED DR. WILLIAM A.

PEGUES. HER OTHER SISTER AMANDA PAULINE GREENING MARRIED BEDGEGOOD PEGUES.

THERE WERE NO CHILDREN FROM THE MARRIAGES OF HER TWO SISTERS: ELIZABETH ANN

GREENING & JOHN S. PEGUES; & AMANDA PAULINE GREENING & BEDGEGOOD PEGUES.

MARY W. GREENING GUY PEGUES HAD NO CHILDREN BY HER SECOND HUSBAND, JOHN S.

PEGUES



10. ANDREW NORRIS, Born-August 1, 1815; Died-February 1, 1864 (OLD & PERFECT STONE)



11. INFANT SON STEPHENSON, February 23, 1864



12. CLARA GUY September 7, 1864 - See Anna Maria Munday Guy



13. ANNA MARIA MUNDAY GUY- TO THE MEMORY OF OUR MOTHER - ANNIE MARIA MUNDAY, WIFE

OF T. A. GUY September 23, 1839—May 7, 1865 AND OUR SISTERS - INFANT,

October 13, 1858 (Only one date) CLARA-December 14, l859-September 7, 1864



14. DOLLIE PEGUES, DAUGHTER OF WM. A. & E. A. PEGUES, Born-December 10, 1852

Died-May 18, 1865 (Note: Top Broken off stone, has Bible Inscription)



15. JOHN G. GRAHAM, BORN July 13, 1805-Died July 27, 1866



16. ELIZA A. STEPHENSON [shared marker] Born February 24, 1854; Died February 12, 1867;

Also INFANT SON, BORN & DIED February 23, 1864 CHILDREN OF J. W. & E. J. STEPHENSON

(NOTE: ALL ON ONE PERFECT OLD STONE)



17. WILLIE H. STEPHENSON, Born August 27, 1865, Died February 12, 1868. CHILDREN OF

J. W. & E. J. STEPHENSON IDENTICAL MARKERS-#16 & 17



18. MARTHA J. STEPHENSON, MARTHA J., Born December 10, 1849;. Died November 5, 1869.

See #17



19. JOHN W. STEPHENSON - Born in N. C. September 30, 1812; Died in DeSoto Par., La.

February 12, 1870 (STONE OLD & PERFECT)



20. CHARLES S. PEGUES - IN MEMORY OF CHARLES S. PEGUES, Born In S. C., August 11, 1816,

Died April 3, 1870. (STONE BROKEN INTO 3 PARTS)



21. BENJAMIN F. JACKSON, November 26, 1870 Born August 25, 1832-Died November 26, 1870

(MARKER IDENTICAL TO MASONIC EMBLEM ON MARKER OF SAMUEL L. WEST BELOW)



22. SAMUEL L. WEST, Born October 25, l8l8-Died December 12, 1870 (MASONIC EMBLEM ON

MARKER) Footmarker leaning against South Fence.



23. THOMAS PEGUES, SON OF WM. A. & E. A. PEGUES. Born-July 21, 1854; Died-July 20, 1871.

(Stone Broken into 2 parts, has Bible Inscription)



24. JAMES WEST, January 4, 1874



25. MARY STEPHENSON, Born March 31, 1790; Died November 17, 1874 (OLD & PERFECT STONE)



26. MARY ELIZA STEPHENSON, DTR. OF J. H. & M. J. STEPHENSON, Born September 15, 1876,

Died, October 16, 1880. (STONE IDENTICAL TO THAT OF CLARA H. STEPHENSON)



27. JAMES J. BILLINGSLEY, SON OF J. J. & M. B. BILLINGSLEY, Born December 25, 1878,

Died November 18, 1880 (MARKER HAS PICTURE OF DOVE)



28. NEAL MCBRIDE, Born in Chesterfield Dist, SC, Nov. 4, 1803,-Died Mansfield, La.

Feb. 28, 1881-”Peace To His Ashes”



29. ALMA JANE STEPHENSON, DTR. OF J. H. & M. J. STEPHENSON, Born September 20, 1874

Died May 11,1881- (VERY OLD & PERFECT STONE, WITH PICTURE OF DOVE)



30. WILLIE McCLANAHAN - OUR LITTLE WILLIE, SON OF J. L. & HATTIE MC CLANAHAN,

Born-June 2,1873, Died— July 20, l881 ( Stone broken into 2 parts—Has Bible Inscrip)



31. CHARLOTTE NORRIS, Born October 12, 1849; Died March 12, 1883 “OF PRECIOUS MEMORY”



32. CLARA H. STEPHENSON, DTR. OF J. H. & J. M. STEPHENSON , Born January 19, 1879;

Died June 25, 1883,(STONE IN GOOD SHAPE WITH PICTURE OF LAMB, with Bible Inscription

- SHOULD THIS BE DTR OF J.H. & M. J.?)



33. HUGH NORRIS, Born in Chesterfield Dist, SC; June 8, 1826, Died- December 1, l883

OLD & PERFECT STONE



34. JOHN S. PEGUES - IN MEMORY OF JOHN S. PEGUES, Born August 9, 1864; Died October 8,1885.

(OLD & PERFECT STONE)



35. MARY F. McCLANAHAN , Born—July 16, 1876, Died—June 16, 1887. [CHILD OF HATTIE PEGUES

MC CLANAHAN]



36. HATTIE J. SANDERS STEPHENSON - IN MEMORY OF HATTIE J. SANDERS, WIFE OF JOHN W.

STEPHENSON, Born in PICKENS CO. ALA., August 10, 1849; Died October 13, 1887.

(VERY ELABORATE MED. SIZE STONE WITH PICTURE OF DOVE.)



37. JOHN S. SON OF W. LEE & ADA WILSON, Born Novemb er 17, 1887; Died September 9, 1889.



38. ADA, WIFE OF W. LEE WILSON, Born December 2, 1868,; Died April 17, 189 “THY WILL BE DONE”

(MARKER HAS A PICTURE OF HAND TAKING ONE LINK FROM CHAIN).



39. ARTHUR M . STEPHENSON - ARTHUR M., SON OF J. M. & A. N. STEPHENSON, Born February 24,

1889, Died April 30, 1891.



40. HENRY GRADY GALLASPY [shared marker] CHILDREN OF S. P. & I. V. GALLASPY- ( LEFT

SIDE-HENRY GRADY, March 15, 189 - July 29, 1891. (RIGHT SIDE-INFANT SON,

October 30, 1897- (0NLY DATE) “WE ARE SLEEPING” ALL ON ONE MARKER



41. ALLEN SON OF W. LEE & ADA WILSON, Born April 5, 1891; Died August 2, 1891



42. ANN E. WEST, Born April 11, 1818, -Died September 4, 1891; OPEN BIBLE WITH INSCRIPTION-

”HOLY JESUS”-Top and “IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED MOTHER” Note: Footmarker leaning against

South fence



43. OUR BABY ( STEPHENSON), OUR DIED SEPTEMBER 5, 1892-” A LITTLE BUD OF LOVE, TO BLOOM

WITH GOD ABOVE”- (STONE PERFECT WITH DOVE)



44. INFANT SON-WILSON, September 1, 1893 NO NAME-SON OF W. LEE & IRENE WILSON, Born & Died

September 1, 1893.



45. INFANT DAUGHTER WILSON, NO NAME- DAUGHTER OF W. LEE & IRENE WILSON, Born

Dcember 17, 1895; Died January 9, 1896. (#44 & 45—MARKERS IDENTICAL)



46. LEWIS J. STEPHENSON, March 22, 1896 - MY SON—LEWIS J. STEPHENSON, Born August 16, 1861,

Died March 22, 1896.



47. INFANT SON-GALLASPY, October 30, 1897 CHILDREN OF S. P. & I. V. GALLASPY- ( LEFT

SIDE-HENRY GRADY, March 15, 189 - July 29, 1891. (RIGHT SIDE-INFANT SON, October 30,

1897-(0NLY DATE) “WE ARE SLEEPING” ALL ON ONE MARKER



48. ELIZA J. STEPHENSON - OUR MOTHER, ELIZA J. STEPHENSON, WIFE OF JOHN W. STEPHENSON,

Born May 8, 1825; Died October 7, 1898. (STONE LARGE & PERFECT, WITH PICTURE OF

DOVE ON TOP- ON BOTTOM: “SHE BELIEVED & SLEEPS IN JESUS”



49. JOHN H. BILLINGSLEY - IN MEMORY OF JOHN H. BILLINGSLEY, Born April 5, 1873;

Died May 15, 1901.



50. W. LEE WILSON - Born in Covington, Ky., February 18, 1862; Died in Winchester, Tenn.,

July 26, 1902 . AT REST WITH JESUS” (MARKER HAS DOVE ON TOP AND ALSO MASONIC ORDER

EMBLEM.)



51. J. H. STEPHENSON, Born September 26, 1851; Died March 4, 1903. “AN HONEST MAN,

THE NOBLEST WORK OF GOD”



52. EDAY NORRIS, Born in S. C., June 12, 1820, Died March 22, 1903 “PEACE TO HER ASHES”



53. WINNIE KIDD, WIFE OF J. T. KIDD, Born in North Carolina, October, 1823,

Died July 23, 1903 “AT REST”



54. INFANT SON OF J. M. & N. V. METCALF, Born & Died, November 15, 1903



55. MARY BILLINGSLEY, MARY, WIFE OF 3. 3. BILLINGSLEY, Born in Ala., Dec. 17, 1844;

Died January 28,1906. ( PICTURE ON MARKER SIMILAR TO #60-OPEN BIBLE ON TOP AND

UNDERNEATH, “HE WILL NOT FAIL THEE” BOTTOM OF MARKER-”BILLINGSLEY”



56. CHARLES GUY PEGUES, SON OF C. S. & M. F. PEGUES, Born in DeSoto Par., La.

September 16, 1858; Died February 22, 1906. ( STONE OLD & PERFECT)

“PEGUES” on Bottom of Marker.



57. JAMES EDWARD STEPHENSON, February 16, 1908 Born July 16, 1884; Died Feb. 16, 1908. (TOP OF

MARKER: OPEN BIBLE, “THY WILL BE DONE”, PICTURE OF ROSE: BOTTOM-”THY TRIALS

ENDED, THY REST IS WON” STEPHENSON



58. MARY FRANCES GUY PEGUES, WIFE OF CHARLES S. PEGUES, January 1, 1828; August 20, 1913.

“FATHER INTO THY HANDS COMMEND MY SPIRIT” (Other smaller & Illegible inscriptions-

STONE VERY LARGE AND NEWER LOOKING.



59. INDIA V. STEPHENSON GALLASPY, WIFE OF S. P. GALLASPY, May 3, 1859; March 23, 1916.

“IN THAT SWEET BYE & BYE, WE SHALL MEET ON THAT BEAUTIFUL SHORE” (ON BOTTOM- GALLASPY)



60. J. J. BILLINGSLEY, Born in Miss., Nov. 9, 1843; Died Oct. 20, 1916. (VERY ORNATE MARKER

-CLOSED BIBLE ON TOP, UNDERNEATH A PICTURE OF OPEN GATES WITH DOVE FLYING THRU;

BETWEEN GATES,A STONE PATH) ON BOTTOM-” BILLINGSLEY”



61. MARGARET JANE STEPHENSON, WIFE OF JAMES H. STEPHENSON, April 23, 1854; June 8,1925.

“GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN” (BOTTOM OF MARKER-STEPHENSON)



62. FANNY N. DUPLEIX - OUR SISTER, FANNIE N. DUPLEIX, JUNE 26, 1848-March 13, 1929. “ASLEEP

IN JESUS”



63. S. P. GALLASPY, March 9, 1861-Jan. 29, 1939 (VERY LOW NEWER LOOKING MARKER)



64. IRENE BILLINGSLEY WILSON, Dec. 9, 1869-May 22,1945. ASLEEP IN JESUS” on marker with

WILLIAM PYTHIAS WILSON.



65. DAMAN J. WILSON, February 12, 1960



66. RALPH GALLASPY, LARGE NEW LOOKING HEADSTONE, WITH-” GALLASPY” FOOTMARKER-”

DADDY” RALPH GALLASPY, July 12, 1914-April 2, 1970.



67. WILLIAM PYTHIAS WILSON, April 4, 1897-October 19, 1973. “SAFE IN THE ARMS OF GOD”

(on marker with IRENE BILLINGSLEY WILSON

 

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