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By Ray L. Bellande

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Belle Fountain Baptist Church Cemetery - Fontainebleau Area

The Old Church??

 

LOCATION:  Immediately northeast of the Belle Fountain Baptist Church in the NW/4 of the NE/4 of Section 1, T8S-R8W. The cemetery is approximately 2 miles southeast of the Ocean Springs city limits.

DIRECTIONS:  From the intersection of Bienville Boulevard (US 90) and Washington Avenue at Ocean Springs, go easterly on US 90 6.75 miles to the intersection of Highway 57.  Turn right (south) on to Highway 57 and proceed .5 miles to Old Spanish Trail.  Go right (west) on Old Spanish trail .125 miles to Hamill Road.  At Hamill Road turn left (south) and go 1 mile to Fountainebleau Road.  Turn right (west) on to Fountainebleau Road and go 1 mile to the Belle Fountain Baptist Church (875-2973) at 7900 Fountainebleau Road.  The cemetery is northeast of the church.

HISTORY:  Land for the Belle Fountain Baptist Church and Cemetery were conveyed to the Church on August 21, 1914 by Thomas E. Ramsay (1845-1934) and James A. Ramsay (1883-1961) for $1.00.  This transaction is recorded in Jackson County Land Deed Book 46, pp. 258- 259 as follows: 

situated in the NW/4 of the NE/4 of Section 1, T8S-R8W, and more particularly described as commencing at a point on the northside of the Public Road known as Bilbo Road and running east along the north side of said road 156 feet, thence north 315 feet, thence west 156 feet, thence south 315 feet to the place of beginning, containing one acre more or less.

      In the early 1800s, the Ramsay Family arrived in the Mississippi Territory.  By 1819, William Ramsay, Jr. (1770- 1833) had settled his family on Red Creek in an area of now northeastern Harrison County (T3S-R9W), which became known as Ramsay Springs.  One of William Ramsay, Jr. sons, Andrew Woodside Ramsay, was the father and grandfather of Thomas Evans Ramsey and James Augustus Ramsay respectively.  The Ramsays were Methodist.

      The Belle Fountain Baptist Church celebrated its 75th anniversary in July 1965.(The Ocean Springs News, July 22, 1965, p. 1)

 

REGISTER

 

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Stacey Anne Abdul     1-4-1958 to 1-5-2005

 

Archie Edward Basch    10-11-1955 to 1-21-1985

US Army

 

Sarvas Belton                  11-17-1912 to 3-29-1970

Cornelia G. Belton          4-18-1913 to 7-15-1984

 

Roselean Bilbo                       10-2-1924 to 10-30-1969

Almader G. Bilbo                      9-15-1883 to 5-14-1953

George H. Bilbo                      1860-1932

Hamlin W. Bilbo                      8-28-1910 to 12-23-1921

infant Bilbo                         9-24-1960

 

Samuel L. Bilbo                      8-28-1910 to 12-31-1940

 

Betty L. Bilbo       9-10-1938 to 1-3-2003

Bryan Bilbo            10-29-1931 to 5-14-1960

 

W.R. Bilbo                            11-2-1859 to 8-16-1927

Elizabeth Martin Bilbo        9-15-1867 to 10-13-1934

Walton W. Bilbo                    1916 to 12-18-1994

Bilbo, infant girl

 

Fred J. Browning                  10-2-1931 to 5-14-1960

James Edward Burns                   12-23-1948 to 12-7-1967

PFC CO H1 Mar 1 Mar Div Vietnam PH

 

Eugene Byrd                           10-4-1900 to 3-22-1987

Vera Miller Byrd                     11-18-1903 to 12-7-1977

 

Frank Elisha Byrd                      12-7-1928 to 6-9-1991

BM 2 US Navy Vietnam

 

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Raymond J. Campbell                  11-30-1898 to 7-12-1978

CPL US Army WW 1

 

Helen C. Campbell                      4-4-1901 to 7-31-1996

 

Cynthia B. Carroll                     9-23-1894 to 3-1-1988

 

George W. Carroll                    3-11-1918 to 10-21-1955

Tony Carroll, Sr.                      3-27-1884 to 1-2-1972

 

Lloyd L. Carroll                    10-21-1920 to 11-13-1974

SSGT USAF

 

Infant daughter of Lloyd and Gewel Carroll         3-25-1957

 

Roger Dale Carroll                    8-16-1952 to 11-8-1982

 

Bert Eugene Carroll                   6-20-1942 to 8-19-1949

 

James Lester Carroll                  2-14-1940 to 5-12-1978

BMC US Navy Vietman

 

William Carroll                         8-3-1910 to 1-8-1978

Eunice L. Carroll                                                             1-28-1916 to 5-2-2004

Robert L. Caylor                      11-1-1931 to 9-15-1966

Bessie Coleman                        10-30-1918 to 3-3-1966

James 'Kenneth' Couch         7-27-1958 to 1-21-2010 

 

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Johnie Bethel Brown Deason       12-25-1930 to 1-15-2009

 

 

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Michael A. ?else                        12-?-?, age 15 years

 

William Lonnie Entrekin, Sr.         5-22-1896 to 12-26-1945

William Lonnie Entrekin, Jr.         9-17-1938 to 10-24-1953

 

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Adrian Allan Fairley           7-4-2007 to 7-4-2007

 

George W. Fluker                                to 4-30-1940

age 51 years, 6 months, 16 days

 

Henry Joseph Fountain Sr.             4-23-1932 to 7-29-1996

Bertha May Noble Fountain            11-17-1913 to 7-28-1998

Joseph B. Fountain                      5-31-1907 to 3-5-2003

Shirley Marie Slater Fountain        11-28-1930 to 10-22-2007

 

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Carol Sue DeGeorge Gabrich                  1941 to 9-7-1997

 

Bailey Bilbo Rouse Germany           12-10-1911 to 4-14-1986

Tom R. Germany                       6-27-1920 to 10-12-1985

husband of Laura Bosarge Germany, father of Robert and Carl

Charles Gibson Jr.                                                        6-25-1972 to 5-19-2010

Joseph A. Gildea, Jr.                   2-4-1984 to 8-9-1984

Mandy Carman Gildea                   3-14-1975 to 3-23-1975

 

Terry Lee "Sam" Gildea                 7-8-1960 to 2-25-1989

 

Albert S. Gill                        5-18-1870 to 3-28-1951

Mary O. Gill                          3-31-1886 to 3-17-1961

Patsy Rouse Watson Giordano           5-14-1936 to 7-11-1994

Gossett, infant boy                             d. 9-16-1956

Annie Bilbo Graham                         10-1895 to 2-1970

Michael Dale Green                    6-27-1963 to 11-26-1998

Sammy R. Green                                                             3-10-1956 to 3-31-2003

Sheila A. Green                      6-18-1957 to

James LaVoy Griffin                                                          7-27-1940 to 7-4-2000

 

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Anita Darlene Hand                     11-5-1961 to 1-5-1962

 

Dubois Hasbrouck                              1861-2-21-1951

Everett Hasbrouck                            1887-12-17-1972

Mrs. Everett Hasbrook (unmarked)

Mr. Hasbrook (father-in-law of Mrs. Everett Hasbrook, unmarked)

 

Ella Webb Hill                        2-3-1882 to 10-14-1962

 

Hallie King Hiller                   10-3-1896 to 10-20-1975

 

Kenneth Holden                        4-20-1927 to 4-20-1927

Glynn Holden                          8-31-1921 to 5-20-1936

Kilrain Holden, Sr.                    6-6-1890 to 4-28-1949

Cammie Holden                          5-2-1894 to 10-6-1962

 

James L. Hughes                     10-26-1916 to 11-30-1972

Donovan M. Hughes                      6-8-1949 to 1-27-1966

 

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Judy Ann Claycamp Impey      8-17-1945 to 5-12-2001

 

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William Arthur Jones                  7-28-1896 to 3-18-1963

Texas SGT 572 MTR TRK CO MTC WW I

Nona Lee Jones                             1898 to 12-4-1967

 

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Aaron King                                      1878 to 5-29-1935

Walter King                                     1901 to 1945

 

Benjamin F. King                       9-23-1883 to 9-3-1947

 

Lucinda Webb King       2-4-1852 to 10-26-1934

(mother of Benjamin and John King) unmarked

 

Mary Mollie King                       7-1-1880 to 3-29-1970

 

John King                            10-20-1880 to 7-11-1951

Esther Peterson King                  3-25-1898 to 1-18-1977

 

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Bernelia Smith Ladner  9-14-1914 to 2-23-2006

 

Carlos Ladner, Jr.                   1-13-1917 to 12-17-1988

married 5-25-1942

 

Terry Lee Ladner                      9-17-1943 to 4-20-1966

 

Gary Lee Lambert                6-16-1979 to 7-31-2009 

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Bruce Dean Martineau          1955 to 12-3-2007

 

Larry James Merrill                     4-9-1944 to 2-6-1989

 

Mr. Mizelle (unmarked)

Naomi Webb Mizelle (unmarked)

 

 

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Charlotte Byrd Noble         8-16-1938 to 9-18-2009

Evarist Leroy Noble             9-20-1946 to 6-19-1982

Floyd W. Noble Sr.             1921 to 6-19-1998

James Washington Noble               3-24-1891 to 4-14-1956

Henrietta Watson Noble                4-30-1893 to 7-12-1981

James Washington Noble II      6-10-1920 to 9-25-2007

Kelva L. Noble                         8-16-1956 to 5-3-1996

Lellian S. Noble                      6-27-1921 to 11-3-1971

Leslie Ersel Noble                   6-24-1949 to 10-17-1968

Lois Amelia Simmons Noble    3-28-1924 to 7-22-1975

Louis James Noble                           1917 to 1-8-1998

Vincent P. Noble                        5-6-1893 to 1-7-1944

Marcella L. Noble                      8-19-1892 to 8-8-1966

 

Wilma Rojean Perkins Noblett          8-27-1946 to 9-30-1986

 

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Wilburn P. Page             1859 to 1939

Rebecca Wood Page      1876 to 1924

 

James C. Parker, Sr.         11-3-1909 to 4-24-1984

Vida Estelle Rice Parker    6-28-1909 to 1-8-2002

 

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Edwina King Radel   1-11-1936 to 8-13-2001

Archie T. Rainey                      9-21-1904 to 5-13-1962

Judy Fay Rainey                    6-14-1947 to 9-7-2008

Shirley Law Rainey               7-10-1908-9 to 22-2008

George W. Ramsey                      10-10-1915 to 2-3-1981

Cloras O. Ramsey                        2-16-1913-living

Lester Ramsey                         4-15-1918 to 2-28-1984

Ina Talley                                 10-24-1908-living

Vida E. Rice                                6-28-1909-living

James F. Rider                             1956 to 5-24-1994

Kenneth Irvin Roberts                  6-28-1917 to 4-5-1995

Willie Bilbo Roberts                 8-10-1890 to 12-31-1917

Infant Rouse                                      11-30-1942

Norman Eugene Rouse                  11-7-1903 to 10-19-1950

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Harold J. Senseney     11-29-1920 to 6-3-2010

Yvonne Louise Wood Senseney     5-18-1925 to 1-15-2011

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Estelle M. Tapp                           1910 to 1-25-1994

Mabel Kathryn Thomas               10-23-1890 to 12-27-1984

 

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Bud Waltman                          9-30-1934 to 11-29-1989

Aubrey Webb                           7-24-1910 to 11-3-1995

Genevieve Dolores Byrd Webb   2-27-1910 to 7-9-2003

Dillard Webb                           9-27-1898 to 6-2-1948

Mississippi PFC Engineers WW II

Fred Webb                             12-30-1875 to 9-2-1922

Ella Webb Hill                        2-3-1882 to 10-14-1962

Howard Webb                           9-22-1909 to 7-9-1978

R.C. Webb                             7-28-1918 to 3-23-1920

Riley Webb                            8-1-1878 to 12-24-1925

Columbia S. Webb                       6-10-1880 to 7-8-1958

 

Harry F. West, Jr.                              1947 to 1972

Bessie Lucille Williams                     1920 to 3-3-1967

 

Dennis E. Wood                         7-12-1895 to 2-1-1978

Olive L. Wood                       10-29-1900 to 10-25-1975

Wood, infant of Dennis Wood (unmarked)

Wood, infant grandchild of Dennis Wood (unmarked)

Glen Wood                 2-16-1928 to 6-23-2010

Frances Wood             5-8-1927 to 3-20-1998      

James Earl Wood                       7-18-1920 to 2-26-1923

Robert G. Wood, Jr.                  11-25-1952 to 3-17-1980

Russell Roscoe Wood Sr.          1928 to 1-9-2004

Lloyd Wright                               1921 to 1925

Katie Bilbo Wright                          6-1900 to 4-1925

Baby Wright, infant daughter          1925

 

REFERENCES:

 

The History of Jackson County, Mississippi, "Daniel H. Ramsay", (Jackson County Genealogical Society:  Pascagoula-1989), p. 322.

 

The History of Jackson County, Mississippi, "James Augustus Ramsay", pp. 322-323.

 

The History of Jackson County, Mississippi, "Thomas Evans Ramsay". p. 323.

 

Requiem:  Jackson County Cemetery Records, Volume I, (Lewis Printing Services: Pascagoula-1969), pp. 16-17.

 

The Ocean Springs News, “Seventy-fifth Anniversary at Belle Fountain Church”, July 22, 1965, p. 1.

The Jackson County Times, "Mrs. Lucinda King", November 10, 1934, p. 3. 

The Sun Herald, "Mark Louis Sespe", March 28, 2010, p. A12.[age 47, memorial service at Belle Fountain Baptist Church, April 3, 2010]

The Sun Herald, "Mrs. Yvonne Senseney", January 17, 2011, p. A4.

 

Field surveyed by:

Ray L. Bellande

PO BOX 617

Ocean Springs

Mississippi 39564

April 22, 1992

March 25, 2010