Charlotta (Seegar) Patton Miller was born 24 August 1825 in Georgia and died 25 July 1902 in Mississippi, or was she? I don’t know.
There are over 90 people on Ancestry.com that have Charlotta’s EXACT birth and death dates. Some even have that she is buried in the “Old Palmer’s Crossing Cemetery.” Unless I am overlooking something, I can’t find one person that knows WHERE this information came from. I am assuming from a tombstone but where is it? I can’t find any cemetery with this name or close to this name in Forrest County, Mississippi or the surrounding counties.
From a cousin,
“Mary's mother Charlotta was living with her and her husband John McMichael after the death of Charlotta's husband Robert Miller. They were traveling to Purvis when Charlotta and Mary contracted Typhoid Fever. They stopped at Palmer's Crossing and died there.”
The cousin doesn’t know where this came from. Palmer’s Crossing is a community just south of Hattiesburg in present day Forrest County. I have cemetery survey books for Perry County and Forrest County, I have checked Find A Grave, I have looked on USGenWeb, and I have checked the U.S. Geological Survey website. NOTHING. The closest I can find is the Palmer Cemetery in Hintonville which is in neighboring Perry County. The earliest burial there (marked) is 1962.
Nothing would make me happier than to know where exactly Charlotte is buried and I would love to have those exact birth and death dates. This is just so frustrating.
Here is someone that actually has sources for everything…. EXCEPT THE DEATH INFORMATION! The birth information doesn’t count either because they cited the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census, none of which contains an exact birth date or an exact birth location.
ARRRRRRRRRRRRG! If someone sees something that I am not seeing please let me know.
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