History of Liberty Hill Church/Boyd Chapel
Cemetery Inscriptions of
Liberty Hill/Davis Family/Old Plantation Cemetery
"In 1866, Liberty Methodist Church was organized with ten members. The first pastor was S.D. Hudson. The first place of worship was a brush arbor. The new church prospered, and a frame house was built on the Houston and Louisville Rd (former name of Louisville Rd as it went from Houston to Louisville). In the latter part of 1892, the church was moved onto a hill, where it stands today. The name changed to Liberty Hill. In June 1967, the Liberty Hill Head Start Program began. In 1970, Liberty Hill and Spring Hill Church were united. The name of the church was changed to Boyd Chapel United Methodist Church. The church was named for Rev. Walter Boyd, who was pastor at that time. In 1979, the church was remodeled on the inside, and in 1981, the church was bricked on the outside."
excerpt from "Mississippi United Methodist Churches 2Years of Heritage and Hope" compiled by Dr. W.J. Jenkins.
The church is also currently undergoing renovations to enlarge it and is projected to be finished, Fall of 2001. The cemetery on the grounds of the chapel is now called Boyd Chapel Cemetery.
Liberty Hill Cemetery is located about 1-1/2 miles from this location, in an overgrown forest, many of the stones being covered by leaves and foliage. It is located in Section 20, Township 17N, Range 12E. Because it is located on private property, arrangements must be made to visit the cemetery. Please contact Boyd Chapel to make contact with the owner if you intend to visit it.
Liberty Hill Cemetery started out originally as the Davis Plantation family's cemetery. The plantation owner, his wife and two of his children have markers here that can be seen today. Later, it became the cemetery of Liberty Hill Church and then was abandoned in the 1950s.
Please note that the transcriptions for Boyd Chapel Cemetery have not yet been added.
Liberty Hill Cemetery Transcriptions
Note: The first four columns contain information transcribed from the gravestones. In order to assist in finding relatives, I have added additonal information entitled "Add Notes". If any corrections or additions need to be made, please do let me know. This list is by no means complete and is a compilation from a variety of sources. Since many of the graves/headstones have been damaged or have just disappeared, I believe there are many more people buried here.
Name Age, Death and Birth Survey Notes Add Notes
Davis, Nancy M. 1865/07/10 Aged 68 yrs, 10 months, 11 days Wife of Thomas Davis Maiden name was Johnson
Davis, Thomas 1866/10/06 Age 76 Owner of Davis Plantation, from Abbeville, SC
Davis, William Thomas 1862/02/02 Son of Thomas Davis Born in MS, in 1850 census was 11 yrs, 1860 was 20 yrs
Weston, Missanah A. 1865/07/10 Aged: 38 yrs, 20 days Wife of Dr. Thomas Weston Daughter of Thomas Davis
Lampkin, G.T. 1847/10/10 1893/01/27
Davis, Mariah 1872/11/04 Age 26 yrs Daughter of Lewis & Amanda Davis, 1880 Okt census, pg. 404b
Davis, Jacob 1872/12/24 Age 60 yrs
Davis, Lisia 1874/05/01 Age 58 yrs
Davis, Elizabeth 1874/01/24 Age 48 yrs
Lewis, Rozena 1872/08/27 1942/01/23
Davis, Mary C. 1838/12/04 Illegible, either 1938 or 1838 Peoples (?) & Co. Fun. Homemade marker
Davis, Mary Ann 1871/02/28 1897/08/04 Wife of A.L. Davis A.L. Davis, possibly Anthony L., child of James Henry and Melinda Davis.
Davis, Erisken 1862/?/? 1932/08/07 Handmade tombstone
(concrete) Son of Jerry & Mary Davis. Husband of Lucie, children Henry & Roscoe.
Davis, Willis 1865 1910 Lodge 6636 G.U.O. of Masonic Symbol Son of Celia Davis (other siblings are Juda, Wade H., Amzie, Luisa, Murray, Alexander and Alice). Husband of Henryietta.
Davis, Wade 1829/08/21 Lodge 6636 G.U.O. of Masonic Symbol Son of Celia Davis (see above). Spouses, Alice and Mary Lampkin.
Davis, Alex 1874/03/10 1935/01/16 Father. At rest. Son of Celia Davis. See siblings above.
Davis, Hardy 1837 1897 Probably brother of Mahaley Davis
Latham, Ben T. 1881/02/22 1923/05/05 Funeral home marker Son of Jacob and Irene Lathan. Husband of Annie L. Quinn.
Barron, Ed 1888 1927 Eddie. Son of Squire and Winnie Barron (siblings: Mary, Joseph, Andie, Lincoln, Lula, William and Stella)
Barron, W.M. 1860/03/31 1904/06/19 Wife of S.B. Barron Winnie, wife of Squire Barron.
Lampkin, Euel 1899/08/29 1902/04/17 Son of William & Julia Ann Lampkin. Last name inferred, illegible.
Davis, Jancy E. 1871/08/18 1912/06/28 Household of Ruth. No 3970.
Davis, Alice 1896/02/16 Age 40 yrs Wife of Wade Davis. Last name inferred, illegible. Child, Henry Davis.
Davis, Lewis 1907/07/27 Age 70 yrs Brother was Early Davis (born 1829). Spouses Amanda, Maria and Eliza. Stepsons Ames and James Garfield Hudson.
Davis, Eliza 1903/10/16 Age about 55 yrs Wife of Lewis Davis. Last name inferred, illegible. Other info on base of marker. Children, Jane, Bradford and Lillie.
Davis, Malaba 1929/05/24 Age 70 yrs Ruth DO 3970 Name should read "Mahaley". Wife of Anthony Kyle Davis. Children: DeWitt, LD, Henry, Brewer, Joseph, Thomas, Anthony K., Luellen, Garfield, and Violover?
Spivey, John L. 1906/01/20 Age 55 yrs
Curtis, Elizabeth 1863/12/04 1908/06/16 Wife of R.L. Curtis. Last name inferred, illegible.
Davis, H.D. 1913/05/30 Age 70 yrs Lodge 8633 G.U.O. of O.F. Henry. Husband of Luisa Davis and brother of Mahaley Davis.
Bardwell, Nancy 1909 Golden Dawn. Court No. 86
Name illegible, funeral home marker. Saden, Ackerman, MS
Johnson, Neddie Jean 1939/11/? Funeral home marker Daughter of Ned Arthur Johnson & Abbie S. Davis?
Kilpatric, Malinda 1911/05/13 Age 51 yrs Household of Ruth No 3970
Davis, Lowat 1909/05/29 1919/06/05 Son of J.H. & Lula Davis. Our baby.dfs Probably son of John H. Davis and Lula Quinn.
Davis, Edith 1909/11/04 Age 63 yrs Household of Ruth 3970 Probably wife of Isham Davis. Sister to Anthony Kyle Davis (Sr). Daughter of China Davis. Edith born abt 1835. Children, Thomas W., Early, Esquire, Peter, Martha, John M.
Rodgers, W.L. 1919/05/19 1921/11/16
Rogers, Robert 1874 1940 Probably son of Andrew Rogers and Darcus Davis. Brother William. Wife Emma M.
Davis, Anthony 1874 1940 Funeral home marker. Double grave w/Weston Davis. Son of Mahaley Davis. Wife Alliena. Children, John B., Ethel Lee, Abraham, Weston, Oscar, Thomas W., Leroy and Mary Ann. Murdered March 3, 1940.
Davis, Weston 1906 1940 Funeral home marker. Double grave w/Anthony Davis. Son of Anthony and Alliena Davis. Wife was Emma Lathan.
Unknown, Bertha 1942 Illegible funeral home marker May be Bertha Lathan.
Lampkin, William 1943/02/15 Mississippi, Pvt I Class 816 Pioneer Inf Probably son of Tom Lampkin & Martha Wragg.
Unknown Illegible funeral home marker
Unknown Illegible funeral home marker
Davis, Jacob Ca 1928/1929 No marker Source: Freddie Davis who says his grandfather is buried here
Davis, Nancy E. 1871/08/18 1912/06/28 Household of Ruth No 3970
Davis, Vercia 1883/05/18 1886/07/04 Son of Louis and Amanda Davis
Davis, Ella 1936/11/18 Age 65 yrs 5 mo 5 days Wife of Jacob Davis?
Quinn, Marth 1894/05/19 Died May 18 Daughter of R.B. Quinn
Lampkin, Tom 1918/10/09 1881/12/02 Husband Lennie Davis?
Frazier, Jane 1926/01/04 1847 House of Ruth 4412
Lathan, Annie L. 1924/11/13 1869/05/26
Lampkin, Ira Nash 1920/07/23 1896/02/12 Husband of Maudie Quinn, son of Tom Wragg Lampkin