Interesting Things

By Ray L. Bellande

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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.

HISTORY

   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.

 

REGISTER:

D

     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

 

     Clifton

     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)

 

     Susan Delancey

     Born September 20, 1830

     Died December 30, 1903

 

     Francies Dees

     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

 

M

      Baby Morrison

 

Q

     Mother

     Grace Delancey Quave

     April 19, 1899

     July 23, 1951 (The Daily Herald, July 23, 1951, p. 3)

 

     Father

     Willie Ray Quave

     August 21, 1897

     October 4, 1972

     Brother

     Roland Kenneth Quave

     August 1, 1924

     October 2, 1986

W

     J.C. Walden

     July 18, 1856

     May 27, 1921

     Death is only a dream

 

     One grave with rusty metal marker

     One grave with rusty metal marker

 

REFERENCES:

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