Millsaps Cemetery, aka Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Copiah Co Mississippi
According  to  the  Copiah County Courier, a newspaper, in an article  dated Wednesday, October 18, 1978,  the Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery  had  been  recently renamed the  Millsaps Cemetery.    The reason  for the  name change is  that appears to be at  least one other Pleasant Valley Cemetery in the County.

Lora Beth Barlow Wright gives these as the easiest directions:

Go west from Hazlehurst on Hwy 28 to Sylvarena Road.  Turn around and go back toward Hazlehurst 7/10 of a mile and you should see a dim road leading off to the right and the cemetery is probably in sight since the clearing, being a few hundred feet from the Hwy  28. 

To view tombstone photographs, click on the camera icon's-- You will note many of these photographs were taken prior to the clean-up, and many are not of very good quality, will replace asap..


Uriah Barlow, son of Henry Barlow and Charity Millsaps


Born March 22, 1834 & died February 01, 1854

Henry, son of John & Lydia Barlow,
Charity a daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Hugh J. Barlow, son of Henry Zair and Mary Manghum Swinney Barlow

Born October 25, 1869 & died March 01, 1870

Henry Zair Barlow, son of Henry "Buck" Barlow & Charity Millsaps 
Henry, son of John & Lydia Barlow, 
Charity a daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Mrs. Polly Cranfield, died October 19, 1884 in her 77th year 


Mary 'Polly' Millsaps Barlow Cranfield, daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps 
Married first John Barlow, son of John and Lydia Barlow
Married second, Daniel Cranfield

John Barlow, born September 15, 1804 died June 22, 1840
Son of John and Lydia Barlow
First husband of Mary "Polly" Millsaps


Samantha Barlow, daughter of John and 'Polly' Barlow 


Born January 15, 1827 & died January 04, 1876 

John, son of John and Lydia Barlow
Mary 'Polly', daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

William B. Barlow, son of  John and 'Polly' Barlow 


Born April 18, 1829 & died June 04, 1869

John, son of John and Lydia Barlow
Mary 'Polly', daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Dr. William Strahan, husband of Martha Louise Barlow 


Born  June 07, 1817 & died January 09, 1869 

Martha Barlow, daughter of John and 'Polly' Barlow
Martha married Hugh Dunning after Dr. Strahan's death 

Ida Louisa Cato, daughter of Henry and Rebecca 'Barlow' Cato 


Born July 01, 1860 & died August 20, 1866

Rebecca, daughter of John and 'Polly' Barlow 
She had been married first to Simeon Fore 

Dr. L. McLaurin, husband of Louvenia Barlow 


Born December 18, 1817 & died October 14, 1862

Name in my database is Hugh "Seth", perhaps he is Hugh L. and Seth a nickname
Louvenia, daughter of John and Polly Millsaps Barlow
She married second, James Meredith Matthews

Catherine McLaurin, daughter of Dr. L. (Seth) and Mrs. Louvenia Barlow McLaurin 


Born February 13, 1862 & died October 16, 1863

Louvenia, daughter of John and Mary Polly Millsaps Barlow

Louvenia Matthews, daughter of James Meredith Matthews and Louvenia Barlow 


Born January 09, 1869 & died August 18, 1869

Louvenia Barlow, daughter of John and Mary Polly Millsaps

Kendale Wright, son of Elisha Wright, Sr. & Mary Kendall, husband of Louisa Millsaps 


Born May 13, 1807 & died March 15, 1858

Louisa, daughter of William & Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Mary C. Wright, wife of  Elijah Kendall Wright


Born April 18, 1838 & died August  22, 1887 

She sleeps in the valley of death,
But the spirit has taken its flight,

Tho' her form is but dust 'neath our feet,

While she is an Angel of light

    Mary G. Cranfield, daughter of Daniel Cranfield and Mary Callender

Mary M. (Matthews) Bishop, daughter of Robert Edward and Sallie Samantha 'Wright' Bishop


Born December 16, 1894 & died January 18, 1895

Sally, daughter of Elijah Kendall Wright and Mary G. Cranfield 
Elijah, son of Kendall J. Wright and Louisa Millsaps
Louisa, daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Reubin Bishop, son of Robert Edward and Sallie Samantha 'Wright' Bishop 


Born January 24, 1896 & died March 04, 1896

Sally daughter of Elijah Kendall Wright and Mary G. Cranfield 
Elijah, son of Elijah Wright Sr. and Louisa Millsaps
Louisa, daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Infant son of Robert Edward and Sallie Samantha 'Wright' Bishop 

Born & died February 03, 1901

Sally, daughter of Elijah Kendall Wright and Mary G. Cranfield 
Elijah, son of Elijah Wright Sr. and Louisa Millsaps
Louisa, daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Francis M. (Marion) "Frank" Sessions, born October 31, 1844 & died February 22, 1885


"Our Father" The Faithful are certain of their reward

Son of Hiram and Jirah Sessions & husband of Margaret Jane Wright

Margaret Jane Wright, daughter of Elijah Kendall Wright and Mary G. Cranfield
Elijah, son of Kendall J. Wright, and Louisa Millsaps
Louisa, daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Infant son of Frank M. and M. J. Sesions


Born January 17, 1874 & died October 11, 1874

Margaret Jane Wright, daughter of Elijah Kendall Wright and Mary G. Cranfield
Elijah, son of Kendall J. Wright, and Louisa Millsaps
Louisa, daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Joseph G. Sessions, son of Francis and Margaret Jane Wright Sessions 


Born July 28, 1883 & died  August 10, 1902

Margaret Jane Wright, daughter of Kendall J. Wright and Louisa Millsaps
Kendall J. Wright,son of Elisha Wright, Sr and Mary Kendall

Thomas C., (Carter) Right, son of K & L. Right  -- Kendall J. and Louisa Millsaps Wright--

Born July 09, 1838 & died August 10, 1850

Kendall J. Wright, son of Elisha Wright, Sr and Mary Kendall
Louisa, daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Louisa Right, daughter of K. &  L. Right -- Kendall J. and Louisa Millsaps Wright--


Born August  22,  1840 & died October 12, 1844 

Kendall J. Wright,son of Elisha Wright, Sr and Mary Kendall
Louisa, daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Infant son of K & L. Right -- Kendall J. and Louisa Millsaps Wright--


Born August  22, 1840 & died August 30, 1840

Apparent twin to Louisa Wright

Kendall J. Wright,son of Elisha Wright, Sr. and Mary Kendall
Louisa, daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Mary Millsaps, wife of W. W. Millsaps --William Webster--


Born July 06, 1810 & died May 01, 1855 

Mary Wright, daughter of Elijah Wright Sr. and Mary Kendall
William Webster, son of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps

Thaddeus Millsaps, son of W.W. and M. Millsaps -- William Webster and Mary 'Wright' Millsaps --


Born June 29, 1829 & died January 22, 1842

William Webster Millsaps, son of William Millsaps and Rebecca Webster
Mary, daughter of Elijah Wright, Sr. and Mary Kendall

Adeline Millsaps, daughter of W.W. and M. Millsaps - William Webster and Mary 'Wright' Millsaps -


Born November 05, 1830 & October 09, 1837

William Webster Millsaps, son of William Millsaps and Rebecca Webster
Mary, daughter of Elijah Wright, Sr. and Mary Kendall

Reverend William R. Millsaps, son of William W. Millsaps and Mary "Wright", his wife 


Born September 05, 1832 &  died October 13, 1855 

William Webster Millsaps, son of William Millsaps and Rebecca Webster
Mary, daughter of Elijah Wright, Sr. and Mary Kendall

Infant daughter of W.W. and M. Millsaps  -- William Webster and Mary 'Wright' Millsaps --


Born and died August 04, 1845

William Webster Millsaps, son of William Millsaps and Rebecca Webster
Mary, daughter of Elijah Wright, Sr. and Mary Kendall

Infant daughter of W.W and M. Millsaps -- William Webster and Mary 'Wright' Millsaps --
no dates

...this may be a repeat of the previous entry...


R. J. Durr, M.D. (Robert Jacob Durr, Sr.), son of Michael Durr and Elizabeth McGee 

husband of Mary A. Millsaps

Born March 26, 1836 & died August 1878

My records give April 10, 1873 as his death date, anyone confirm?
Mary A. Millsaps, daughter of William Webster and Mary 'Wright' Millsaps

...These folks are unknown to myself...

Mrs. Sallie Mullen, died February 24, 1936, aged 84 years

Lizzie Mullens, died June 04, 1934, aged 75 years


Nancy Potter, died December 31, 1938, aged 77 years


Martha Beesley, wife of John S. Beesely 


Born March 20, 1830 & died August 31, 1868


Sarah Elizabeth Beesley, daughter of John and Martha Beesley

Born April  27, 1851 & died  July 30, 1852


Also reported to be buried in this cemetery, without headstones:

James Dove Millsaps, son of William Millsaps and Mary Wright 

Born March 08, 1852  Copiah Co Mississippi & died November 10, 1910 in Hermanville, Mississippi


Elijah Kendall Wright, son of Kendall J. Wright & Louisa Millsaps

Husband of Mary G. Cranfield

Born October 22, 1832 in Copiah Co Mississippi & died October 22, 1913

Source:  Obituary

Also reported to be buried in Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery are:

Henry Rufus Bufkin   1899-1958
Fannie Bondurant Bufkin 1868-1938
Joseph Earl Bufkin 1903-1982
Theo May Riley Bufkin 1904-1969
Pearl Stuart Bufkin 1871-1955
Sidney Bondurant Bufkin 1891-1963
Inez Hall Bufkin 1905-1989


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