THE PEEBLES CEMETERY
Webster County, Mississippi
Photograph of Luther Edward Bailey standing next to the headstone
of his great grandfather, William R. Bailey.
Photograph taken in 1983
James Wiley Bailey, Jr., grandson of Luther Edward Bailey
The Peebles Cemetery was founded in the early 1830's by Alpha Peebles in old Choctaw County, Mississippi. Alpha Peebles was a descendant of the prominent Peebles family from Scotland.
Choctaw County was eventually subdivided several times from its original boundaries, and since 1874 the cemetery has been located in modern day Webster County, Mississippi.
The Peebles Cemetery was one of the first cemeteries to be established in this area of Mississippi, and contains the grave sites of several of the earliest pioneering families who settled in Choctaw County.
Among these historically important families are, Alpha and Amanda Peebles, William R. and Celia L. E. C. Peebles Bailey, who owned and operated one of the first trading posts near the Natchez Trace, and Douglas Franklin and Ann Olive Forrest, a distant cousin of Nathan Bedford Forrest.
The Peebles Cemetery was issued a Certificate of Historical Significance by the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History on October 20, 2000.
Today, a dedicated group of volunteers of descendants of the families
buried at the Peebles Cemetery are working to save, restore and preserve
this most important historical site.
Peebles Cemetery Roster and Color Photographs of Headstones
USGS GNIS and Map of the Peebles Cemetery
History of the Peebles and Bailey Families
The Diary of Celia L. E. C. Peebles Bailey
Report of Preservation Progress for the Year 2000
You Can Help Save the Historic Peebles Cemetery
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Peebles Cemetery Association
619 Alabama Street
Columbus, Mississippi 39701
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