Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Historic McDaniel Family Graveyard

William T. McDaniel brought his family to Itawamba County prior to 1840 from Georgia, where he settled northeast of Fulton. Over the next twenty years McDaniel bought additional land and prospered quite well. By the 1860 US Federal Census year his family farmed their 1,150 acre plantation with the help of the family’s 18 slaves. The old family graveyard is near the site of the old McDaniel home. According to long-time residents of the community, some of the McDaniel family slaves are buried just north of the old family burial grounds, just under the hill south of Cobb Stump Road. Today, there are many ancient cedar trees in the undergrowth under the hill, probably marking the graves of McDaniel family slaves. For a complete survey of the McDaniel Family Cemetery, see the Fall 2006 issue of Itawamba Settlers magazine.

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