The old Salem Cemetery in northeastern Itawamba County contains many beautiful and ornate monuments. One such monument featuring a waving flag is the Melmoth Augustus Waddell monument.
Melmoth Augustus Waddell was the son of Melmoth Barr Waddell (son of Jesse Waddell and Kisiah Ann Cole) and Mary Jane Harris (daughter of Hopkins Turner Harris and Sarah Elizabeth Farley). The family lived in nearby Tishomingo County and later moved to northeastern Itawamba County.
Melmoth Augustus Waddell is found in the 1900 Tishomingo County Census with his father, Melmoth B. Waddell, born October 1850 in Georgia and his mother Mary along with his siblings Bardell, Belle, Willie, and Jesse