Delancey Family Cemetery - West Latimer Area
LOCATION: Extreme western Jackson County in the SE/4, SW/4, NW/4 of Section 34, T6S-R9W. Approximately 3.60 miles NNE of D' Iberville, Mississippi.
DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Bienville Boulevard (US 90) and Washington Avenue at Ocean Springs, Mississippi go N-NW on Washington Avenue in Ocean Springs for 2.5 miles to LeMoyne Boulevard. At LeMoyne Boulevard go west (left) 3.5 miles to Lamey Bridge Road. Here go N (right) 2.25 miles to Johnson Road. On Johnson Road go NE .50 miles to Daisy-Vestry Road. At this juncture, go left (N) .75 miles on Daisy-Vestry to its intersection with McClellan Road. Go west .30 miles to the Delancey Cemetery at the end of McClellan Road.
The history of the Delancey Family Cemetery can be interpreted from the US Census Records, Jackson County Land Deed Records, and other reliable sources as follows:
The earliest burial in the cemetery is that of Susan Delancey (1835-1884). From the US Census of 1870, she is the wife of Henry Delancey (1830-1903). At this time, the Delanceys were living in T7S-R9W (south of the Cemetery and NW of Ocean Springs). Henry was a coal burner and they had four sons: David (1857-1942), Richard (b. 1858), William (b.1860), and ? (b.1867). After Susan Delancey died in 1884, Henry married Francies Dees (1847-1927).
William Delancey (b. 1860) who was living at Florala, Mississippi, the site of a large turpentine still between Latimer and Larue in western Jackson County, purchased a tract of land from J.H. Johnson on June 29, 1905, to wit: Situated in Jackson County, Mississippi, 1/4 of an acre in the SW/4, of the NW/4, Section 34 T6S-R9W, known as the De Lancy grave yard and to be used for a cemetery and burial purposes and no other.(JXCO, Ms. Land Deed Bk. 29, p. 63)
It is of interest that Mary Elizabeth Delancey (1870-1950) interred here was the postmaster at Florala from 1901-1905, and at Latimer in 1908.
Mary Elizabeth Delancey
March 17, 1870
July 16, 1950
Tho lost to sight. Memory dear.
David L. Delancey
March 7, 1857
February 16, 1942
We will meet again
Son of D.L. and Mary Delancey
Born August 27, 1903
Died November 17, 1908
Too Good For Earth
God Called Him Home
Baby boy Delancey (possibly four)
Born September 20, 1830
Died December 30, 1903
Wife of H.C. Delancey
September 22, 1847
June 12, 1921
Asleep in Jesus
Honer “Tom” Delancey
Son of Walter H. Delancey and Annie Geneva Mallette Delancey and husband of
Irene Roberts Delancey
Born October 17, 1931
Died August 13, 2000 (The Sun Herald, August 14, 2000, p. A-5)
Alton 'Ray' Delancey 1954 to 6-18-2011
Grace Delancey Quave
April 19, 1899
July 23, 1951 (The Daily Herald, July 23, 1951, p. 3)
Willie Ray Quave
August 21, 1897
October 4, 1972
Roland Kenneth Quave
August 1, 1924
October 2, 1986
July 18, 1856
May 27, 1921
Death is only a dream
One grave with rusty metal marker
One grave with rusty metal marker
The Daily Herald, “Mrs. Quave Dies”, July 23,1951.
The Ocean Springs Record, "Roland Quave", October 9, 1986.
The Mississippi Press Register, "Latimer, Once-thriving center still active, growing", by Regina Hines , January 30, 1989, p. 1.
The Sun Herald, “Honer Delancey”, August 14, 2000.
The Sun Herald, "Alton 'Ray' Delancey", June 23, 2011, p. A4.
U.S. Census - Jackson County, Mississippi (1870).
Surveyed on January 22, 1990:
Ray L. Bellande