Ed: My Great-Grandfather was James Fleming that married Lucy Stroud. Grand-Father Louin was the youngest of the four children, born 6/6/1857, in this union with his first wife.The farm is still in the family and is owned by Laverne Atchley of Memphis.The farm has divided several times and containes more than a thousand acres, so obviously it was a large plantation at one time. I have not traced the property records but we assumed that it was originally the Stroud farm. As you know the community-church cemetery didn't appear until about 1850 the private farm burial plots were common especially in the Clarke region, since the settlers came around 1800. The best record of burials I have seen published is in THE MEGGS FAMILY , by James E. Meggs of 1820 Windhill Ave Edmond, Ok 73034. The Stroud has been maintained because it is surrounded by land still in the family and because most of the residents were related. When you find more info on the Stroud Family please share it with me. I live in Tupelo, MS and we will have between 60-70 decendets of T. E. Martin and Bessie Rebecca Ella Fleming at the annual reunion Sept 5,6, and 7. Regards HM.
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