Joseph Ware/Rogers Cemetery, Vancleave, Jackson County, Mississippi

Located in the field on the old Joe Ware property, about 150 yards east of the house and about 100 feet from Poticaw Bayou Rd. There are estimated to be close to 200 graves in the cemetery. Most are unmarked and unknown. Lewis Clifford and Maggie McMillan Kucifer had the cemetery registered with the Historical Society. To reach the Cemetery from the Town of Vancleave, go North on Hwy #57, cross bridge over Bluff Creek, right or East and Southeast on Poticaw Bayou Road 2.1 Miles to the intersection of Poticaw Bayou Road and Mt. Pleasent Road, continue Southeasterly on Poticaw Bayou Road for 1/8± mile more, cemetery is on the left, and is not visible from the road.

Joseph Ware-Rogers Cemetery
Added by: Linda Ellis
Joseph Ware-Rogers Cemetery
Added by: Linda Ellis

The cemetery was started in 1889 with the burial of John Lother Sumrall, and the last burial was Joseph Rogers in 1946. Perhaps as many as 200 graves are located there, with visible evidence being either of tombstones, depressions, or burials outlined in brick. The cemetery contains at least one family plot, that of the Rogers family, which is set off from the rest by a metal pipe fence. The cemetery also contains at least one Confederate Cemetery, Albert Brown Goff (1846 – 1914), who served in Company E, 36th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A from 1862 to 1865. This cemetery qualified, on April 27, 1990,  for designation as a hisatoric cemeteryunder Criteria f of the “Criteria for the Certification of Historical Significance of Abandoned Cemeteries Under the Provisions of house Bill No. 780, Laws of Mississippi, 1971.”
[Compiled bu Linda Ellis, trancribed by Therman Kellar]

Ware, Christie Tanner   1927
Ware, Dorman Hes Jun. 11, 1851 Apr. 18, 1904
Ware, Fritz Sep. 20, 1918 1927
Ware, James 1827  
Ware, James Ira Mar. 14, 1880 Nov. 23, 1905
Ware, Print Feb. 1, 1872  
Ware, Sarah Ann Barbour 1875 Nov. 16, 1941
Ware, Sarah Goff Tucker Oct. 12, 1835  


Sources:  FindAGrave, Linda Ellis, Therman Keller and Mississippi Genealogy Trails


Joseph Ware/Rogers Cemetery, Vancleave, Jackson County, Mississippi — 1 Comment

  1. Whose property is this now,i would like to go there,print ware is my great grandpa and fritz ware was grandpa leonard wares twin brother who drowned at poticaw. Any information on the rest would be great.

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