Friday, May 16, 2014

Rawles Cemetery and the Bynums Buried There

This past March, my daughter and I spent several days traveling around the Mississippi counties of Covington, Jefferson Davis, Jones and Lamar.  

My goal was to locate the final resting places for many of my maternal ancestors whose burial locations had yet to be documented.

We visited several cemeteries and while there, we documented and photographed the grave sites of many of my maternal ancestors.

One of the cemeteries we visited was Rawles Cemetery located in Lamar County.  

My great-great grandfather, Prentice Montgomery "P. M." Bynum, his second wife, Nancy Caroline "Nanny" Rawls, and six of their eight children are buried in this small rural cemetery.  Two other children, Ida Burtie and Robert Everett, are buried in the Military Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Prentice Montgomery Bynum's first wife, Frances Welch, died in 1876 leaving three small children; Rilla, Mollie and Ben.  Nanny Rawls raised these three children as her own.  Ben Bynum was my great grandfather.  The location of Frances' burial is still unknown.

Bynum Family Plot

Prentice Montgomery "P. M"Bynum

Nancy Caroline "Nanny" Rawles Bynum

Prentice Buford Bynum

John Franklin Bynum

Felix "Fel" Jefferson Bynum

Charity P. Bynum

Willard William Bynum

Nannie Nita Bynum

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