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Church's and Cemeteries of Carroll County, Mississippi

Drake Burying Ground

Location: On land now owned by Rev. Norris Corley. From McCarley go east along C & G railroad track for about one mile. To the north on hillside pasture stands on very tall cedar. This lone tree marks the Drake burial ground. Once old red cedars marked a number of graves but were cut by Mr. Corley before being told by Mr. Cass Howard (1899- 1972) that they marked burial places of members of the Drake families. We submit as further proof, the following: Years ago Mr. Will Neill told me that his Drake ancestors were buried on the family property east of McCarley. Carroll County Land Deed records show this area patented by the Drakes from the US Government in 1836 and W.F. Hamilton in his account of Carroll Co. families says that Col. Joseph Drake, on returning from the War Between the States, settled on his plantation east of Carrollton and died there. There are no usual markers.

Submitted by: Ethel Bibus (Mrs. L.H.) on Sept. 2, 1985.

Printed with permission from the Carroll County Cemetery book by Ethel Bibus. If you are interested in further information about the people buried in any of these cemeteries, you can purchase the Carroll County Cemetery book through Pioneer Publishing Co., P.O. Box 408, Carrollton, Mississippi 38917. Be sure and tell them you heard about the book through the Carroll County, MSGenWeb site!

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Carroll County


I am John Hansen, volunteer County Coordinator for Carroll County, Mississippi.  I have family lines from here and hence my interest in establishing as much information as possible on early Carroll County History.

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