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Re: Old Hickory Flat Cemetery - Simpson
Posted by: Richard F. Wicker (ID *****1199) Date: May 02, 2005 at 13:32:01
In Reply to: Old Hickory Flat Cemetery - Simpson by Val Holl of 135

First of all, there is no such thing as a Hickory Flat Cemetery office. The cemetery lies about a mile out of town, where the town used to be before the railroad came through. I did check the birth dates of the sisters: Sometra was born 29 Jul 1885, d. 19 Nov 1902
Trussie was born 31 Jul 1887, d. 7 Nov 1902
Bonnie C. was born 24 Jul 1887, d. 8 Dec 1902.
As you probabbly noted, something is amiss in the birth dates of Trussie and Bonnie. Records weren't kept in Benton County of vital statistics. Even birth certificates didn't come in until later. My father was born in 1898 and to get Social Security, he had to get affidavits from family and friends to prove his age. There is a Benton County Historical and Genealogical Society in Ashland that might have some local info. Their address is P. O. Box 683, Ashland, MS 386603, telephone 662-224-8404. Good luck. Dr. Wicker

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