This tiny, well-kept cemetery earned a whoa-back, if not a U-turn when I was driving down Hwy HH in Mississippi county. (Click on it to make it larger.)
Some name confusion
There’s an inlay into the steps leading up to the graveyard that says “Smith-Griggs,” but this marker calls it the Griggs, Smith and Staples Family Cemetery. It was established in 1866.
I couldn’t find much information on it. FindAGrave lists 30 interments.
4 Replies to “Griggs-Smith-Staples Cemetery”
Just noticed this article pretty neat what u said about making a u turn n coming back. That is my family’s place. If u go west 1/4 min. on the north side there is our little 30 acre farm that was my grandfather’s home place where he loved n raised 10 children. I also grew up there as a child. There were 2 homes on it but when they blew the levee it destroyed them. It broke my heart 1st time in well over 100 yrs that a Griggs did not live on that land. My cousins husband farms the land n the proceeds are put into our cemetery fund so that little farm is still taking care of a Griggs family member. Myself n 2 of my Uncles take care of it n get a lot of compliments on how well it is kept. I just had to lay my 28yr old daughter to rest there in June of this yr. Thanks for noticing,
Steven A Griggs
Thanks for commenting. I’m a sucker for old cemeteries in far-away places. I’m glad I turned around.
May I add your photos of the Smith-Griggs-Staples cemetery to Find A Grave.com? I will give you photo credit, of course.
Thanks and Regards,
Sugar Land, Texas
Doug, I’ll add them to Find A Grave when I get some spare time. Thanks for reminding me to do that.