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By Ray L. Bellande

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Calvin Seymour Memorial Cemetery - Southeast Latimer Area


Calvin Seymour Cemetery

St. Cyr Seymour (1827-1903) headstone

[both images made in August 1993 by Ray L. Bellande]

LOCATION: The Calvin Seymour Cemetery is located in the W/2 of the SE/4 of SE/4 of Section 13, T6S-R9W.  It is two miles southeast of the Latimer Community as the crow flies, and about six miles NNW of Ocean Springs.

DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Bienville Boulevard (US 90) and Washington Avenue at Ocean Springs go north on Washington Avenue 2.9 miles to Interstate 10.  Cross the Interstate and bear left onto Tucker Road.  Go 3.18 miles northwest on Tucker Road to Old Biloxi Road.  At Old Biloxi Road go north a few hundred feet and see Jim Ramsay Road to the right (east).  Turn right onto Jim Ramsay Road and go 1.93 miles to Jim Ramsay Road Cutoff.  Go left (north) .36 miles to the Seymour Cemetery.  It is located on a high ridge surrounded by a trailer park owned by James Seymour.

HISTORY: Calvin Seymour (1850-1922), the son of St. Cyr Seymour (1827-1903) and Anne McCarty (1832-1872), married Elizabeth Mulholland (1859-1936) in 1873.  Her parents were Irish immigrants, James Mulholland (1823-1871) and Margaret Mayers (b. 1817).  The Mulhollands were merchants and owned several hundred acres of land in the area.  They probably settled on the Old Biloxi Road on the south side of Cypress Creek.  This forty-acre homestead is located in the NW/4 of the SW/4 of Section 3, T7S-R9W, and was acquired from T.N. Ginaganan in July 1858 (Jackson County Deed Book 17, pp. 370-371).  James Mulholland also owned the N/2 of the NW/4 (1859) and the NW/4 of the NE/4 (1867) of Section 3 (Jackson County Deed Book 17, pp. 368-371).  In addition, he had forty acres in the SW/4 of the SW/4 of Section 35, T6S-R9W (Jackson County Deed Book 17, pp. 370- 371), and 200 acres of land in Section 20, T6S-R9W, a few miles east of the Seymours. 

Elizabeth Mulholland Seymour's brother, Jefferson Davis Mulholland (1861-1930), was active in banking, real estate, seafood packing, and construction in the North Biloxi area during his lifetime.

About 1885, The Calvin Seymours homesteaded in Section 13, T6S-R9W, a few miles southeast of the Latimer Community of west Jackson County.  Here they reared a large family of nine children of which seven survived: Annie Dora Havens (1874-1965), Leanead M. "Nead" Stone (b. 1875), James Seymour (1878-pre 1900), Peter Edgar Seymour (1880-1943), Carmelious "Camille" Seymour (1883-1945), Joseph Jefferson Seymour (1885-1902), Rose Elizabeth "Nora" Hunt (1889- 1913), and Agnes Cleo Barthes (1894-1918).

            By 1904, Calvin Seymour owned at least 280 acres in the vicinity of his homestead.  He made a lease with the N.W. Smith Company in October 1904, for the chipping, scrapping, barking, and otherwise for the manufacture of turpentine and rosin using all the pine timber on the following lands:  NW/4, NE/4 of Section 24, SW/4, SE/4 of Section 13, SE/4, SE/4 of Section 13 (all T6S-R9W), and SW/4 of Section 18, T6S-R8W (Jackson County Deed Book 29, pp. 120-121).

Before his death in 1922, Calvin Seymour sold his son, Carmelious, the following lands in T6S-R9W: SW/4 of the SE/4 of Section 13 and the W/2 of the SE/4 of the SE/4 of Section 13, less 1/2 acre for cemetery purposes.  Said land contains 60 acres less 1/2 acre for cemetery purposes (Jackson County Deed Book 38, p. 423, August 23, 1912).

Carmelious Seymour (1883-1945), called Camille, built a home just west of his father's place in 1907.  The house is extant but in poor condition.  It was built as a raised cottage on a "lighter" pine foundation, which has sank over the years.  The hip roof is well rusted.  The original Seymour home had two bedrooms, a living room, and an L-shaped gallery.  The kitchen was added later.

On this upland piney woods land, Camille Seymour made his livelihood by farming.  He supplemented his income by cutting select pine trees for wharf and bridge piling.  During the depression, Seymour "turpentined".  Camille Seymour married Daisy Caldwell (1888-1966) about 1906.  They reared seven children: Floyd A. Seymour (1907-1973), Lorraine Daisy Smith (1912-1999), Harold Camille Seymour (1914-1994), Louise Leanead Page (1915-1993), Jeff Seymour (1918-1992), James Clifton Seymour (b. 1922), and Donald Wallace Seymour (1927-1948).

In April 1942, Carmelious Seymour (1883-1945) conveyed the cemetery tract and the SW/4 of SE/4, Section 13, T6S-R9W to his wife, Daisy Caldwell (1888-1966), and sons James and Donald Seymour (Jackson County Deed Book 79, p. 605).  After the death of Carmelious Seymour in 1945, Daisy Caldwell Seymour married Chester Gibson of Taylorsville, Mississippi.

In May 1974, James Clifton Seymour, the son of Carmelious Seymour, and his wife, nee Doris Hargrove, quitclaimed the following described parcel of land to be utilized as a cemetery for the living heirs of J.C. Seymour, deceased, and Zeslide (Zeolide) S. Deloney, deceased:  A plot of land in the SE/4, of SE/4 and SW/2 of SE/4 of Section 13, Township 6 South, Range 9 West, in Latimer Community, Jackson County, Mississippi, being further described as:  Beginning at a point 351 feet South and 85 feet East of the NW Corner of SE/4, SE/4, Section 13, Township 6 South, Range 9 West; run South 417.6 feet; thence West 104.4 feet; thence North 417.6 feet; thence East 104.4 feet to the point of beginning.  Contains 1 acre, more or less.  (Jackson County Land Deed Book 500, p. 338). 

The Calvin Seymour Cemetery is located here today.

REGISTER

B

Cleo Seymour Barthese*              11-7-1894 to  4-19-1918

Willie J. Barthese            1-12-1916 to 7-13-1916 [age 6 months]

Armstead 'Doc' Brodnax        3-13-1937 to 6-6-2010   

Bertha Deloney Brodnax        2-15-1910 to 7-20-2009

Herbert E. Brodnax, Jr.             4-18-1932 to 9-15-1957

Herbert E. 'Ed' Brodnax             1912 to 1-27-1995

Infant Brodnax                   11-16-1941 to 2-26-1942

d/o Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Brodnax, Sr.

Irma Louise Brodnax                11-16-1941 to 2-26-1942

 

D

Baby Davis                    (daughter of Zettiebee Davis)

Agnes Deloney**                       8-2-1886 to 2-26-1941

Alva Deloney                              5-5-1911 to 1-28-1995   

Andy Deloney                         11-1-1907 to 4-11-1931

Baby Deloney     (daughter of Murphy and Lillian D'Orville)

Child Deloney      (parents-Alva Delaunay and Myree Malley)

Geraldine Lee Deloney  (d/o of Henry and Agnes Scarborough)

Grandchild Deloney  (grandparents Henry and Agnes Delaunay)

Henry M. Deloney                      8-27-1876 to 8-7-1963

Henry Deloney                        3-11-1853 to 2-12-1927

J.P. "Hypolite" Deloney              3-19-1882 to 11-1-1938

Lillian Marie D'Orville Deloney                  (no dates)

Myree Malley Deloney       8-29-1915 to 4-29-2001

Sancier J. Deloney         1-20-1880 to 1-28-1952

Walter Deloney             2-16-1886 to 6-5-1977

Vada M. Deloney             1-30-1912 to

Zeolide Seymour Deloney     9-23-1854 to 1-25-1929

 

H

Charles C. Hill                       1-29-1920 to 1-4-1978

Nona Barthese Hill                     1-4-1913 to 1-2-1987

 

P

Andy Luther Page                      1-11-1912 to 1-6-1991

Louise Leanead Seymour Page          11-4-1915 to 9-26-1993

Michael James Page                                            1-7-1975 to 4-26-2003

 

S

Eunice Scarborough                  5-25-1899 to 12-27-1908

d/o A.G. and M.A. Scarborough

 

Anne Ruth Canova Simpson Matherne Seymour    7-28-1916 to 5-14-2000

Beauregard Seymour   (s/o St. Cyr Seymour and Ann McCarthy)

Calvin Seymour                      7-30-1850 to 12-15-1922

Elizabeth Mulholland Seymour         6-29-1859 to 4-11-1936

Carmelious "Camille" Seymour         4-10-1883 to 3-15-1945

Daisy Seymour Gibson                  1-2-1888 to 4-22-1966

Donald Wallace Seymour              12-19-1927 to 2-20-1948

Miss. AS US NAVY WWII

Doris Hargrove Seymour      10-11-1923 to 9-1-2011

Ernest Seymour                       9-24-1878 to 1-27-1963

Floyd A. Seymour                     3-31-1907 to 10-4-1973

James Clifton Seymour         11-2-1922 to 7-11-2009

Jeff H. Seymour                      8-7-1918 to 10-4-1992

J.C. Jefferson Seymour               7-4-1885 to 1-1-1902

s/o Calvin and Elizabeth Seymour

Harold C. Seymour                   9-11-1914 to 10-16-1994

Layton Seymour                      10-23-1876 to 1-21-1959

Layon Seymour                       10-23-1876 to 1-21-1959

Morris Leger Seymour                9-23-1875 to 10-13-1941

Robert Seymour                      4-11-1881 to 11-22-1952

Seymour Babies (no data)

St. Cyr Seymour                     8-11-1827 to 10-15-1903

St. Cyr Seymour                      4-26-1859 to 6-26-1912

Tera Yeba Davis Seymour             4-12-1914 to 11-14-1984

 

W

Jerry Edwin Williams               4-29-1938 to 11-5-1995

 

*   also spelled Barthes

**  also spelled Delaunay

 

REFERENCES:

Jerome Lepre, The Delauney Family, (Brother Jerome Lepre, S.C.: New Orleans-1988), pp. 127.

Mississippi Coast Historical & Genealogical Society, "Wells-Mulholland Cemetery", Volume 27, No. 1 (February-1991), p. 16.

Jackson County, Misissippi Chancery Court Cause No. 2, "Estate of James Mulholland", January 26, 1876.

The Daily Herald"A Correction" (Jeff Seymour Obit), January 5, 1902, p. 1.

The Daily Herald"Mrs. A. Hunt Dies in New Orleans", December 31, 1913, p. 2.

The Daily Herald"Jackson County Land Mark Dead", December 16, 1922, p. 3.

The Daily Herald"Carmelious Seymour Dies", March 16, 1945, p. 9.

The Sun Herald"James Clifton Seymour", July 15, 2009, p. A4.

The Sun Herald"Bertha Broadnax", July 21, 2009, p. A4.

The Sun Herald"[Bertha] Broadnax kept positive outlook", July 22, 2009, p. A4.

The Sun Herald"Mr. "Doc" Armstead Brodnax", June 8, 2010, p. A4.

The Sun Herald"Doris H. Seymour", September 8, 2011, p. A4.

 
Personal Communication:

James C. Seymour

Surveyed September 4, 1993 by:

Linda Kerr

Ray L. Bellande