Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Allen Shumpert Monument in Wiygul Cemetery

The Allen Shumpert monument in historic Wiygul Cemetery in the Carolina Community is an example of the many ornate monuments found in this old cemetery. The cemetery is named for the Wiygul family, early Itawamba County settlers of the area. The first members of the Wiygul family came out of neighboring Monroe County during pre-county days of the early 1830's, living with the Chickasaw Indians.


Anonymous said...

Just curious, who was Allen Shumpert?

Bob Franks said...

Allen Shumpert was the son of Henry Shumpert and Susan Nichols (daughter of Mark Nichols). He was the grandson of early Itawamba County planter George Shumpert (born 1790 Newberry District, SC, died 1853 Itawamba County) and wife Rhoda Conwill.