Mississippi: 1850’s, McAninch Family Cemetery, DeSoto County


McAninch Family Cemetery, Range 7 W, Township 4 S, Section 9, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.

Property deeded by Dr. W. K. Love (one acre) for cemetery in 1856.


See previous article “Mississippi: 1850’s -- McAninch Family Cemetery, in DeSoto County

[MFHN v.IX n.4, October 2001, p.2001-26], from the book DeSoto Cemetery Inscriptions,

by J. B. Bell and Mildred M. Scott, Genealogical Society of DeSoto County, Mississippi,

Hernando, MS 38632; date [est. 1983], page 201.


Now online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~msdesoto/cem/mcaninch.html

DeSoto County website McAninch Family Cemetery / Located in R7W, T4S, Sec. 9.

Surveyed in 1983. At that time the surveyor stated that there appeared to be 14 or 15

additional graves without markers. . . . Additional information added by Tim Harrison.”


For reference, this is the household of William McAninch in the 1850 census --



Name, Age, Sex, etc.



Comments / Remarks


William McAninch

45 M

Farming / b.Kentucky

Died 1854 


Maria McAninch

44  F


William’s second wife


P. E.A. McAninch

20  F

  " [b.Tennessee]

Perilee, m. Stephen P. Dalehite


John McAninch

17 M

  " [b.Tennessee] 

John F. McA., went to Texas


Asbery McAninch

11 M

b.M’ss. [Mississippi]

Co. I, 29th Miss.; d.Apr.1862


Alpheus McAninch

10 M

b.M’ss. [Mississippi]

Co. I, 29th Miss.; d.bef.1866


Arabella McAninch

 9  F

  " [b.Missssippi]

Buried McA. Family Cem.


Erastus McAninch

 7 M

  " [b.Missssippi]

29th Miss.; POW; d.Jul.1915


Laura McAninch

 6  F

  " [b.Missssippi]

Mar. B. F. Lewis


Zach T. McAninch

 4 M

  " [b.Missssippi]

Co. A, Blythe's Battalion


Rachael Starr

60  F


Probably Maria’s mother


1850: Southern Section, DeSoto County, Mississippi; NARA M432 Roll 371 p.365


Mississippi: DeSoto County









McAnnich, E. G. [sic]

Admr. of

T. D. Smith 

[Docket] 204

[date not given]

McAnnich, E. G. [sic]

Admr. of

H. C. Smith et al

[Docket] 236

[date not given]







Index to Tate County, Mississippi, Chancery Court Dockets, 1873-1910, compiled by


Syble Moore Embrey, Tate County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.; pg.31.


Erastus George McAninch, born 20 Oct. 1843, DeSoto County, married Harriet M.


Smith, 15 Jan. 1867, DeSoto County; Harriet died ca. June 1869, and Erastus soon


married (2) Mary Jane Miller, 9 Aug. 1869, DeSoto County; these two Smith cases


are probably related to his first wife, Harriet M. Smith.



McAninch Family History NL v.XVI n.1 / January 2008 / Frank McAninch, Editor / page 2008-04


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