Belle Isle Cemetery

Lot #31 B1-A in the Belle Isle subdivision, Pearlington. The last homestead and burial ground of Publius Rutilus Rufus Pray, his wife and some family members. This lot is private property and the tombstones that were once there have been moved.

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Head west on Highway 90, and turn left to continue on Highway 90 where it splits into the 607. After about 7.7 miles turn left into the Belle Isle subdivision, on Tahiti Road. Take the first street to your right (Oahu Road). About halfway to the end, the property will be on the right hand side of the road. No evidence of graves visible.

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Graves (5):

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#Last NameFirst NameBirthDeathComment
PrayMaria Learned08/01/17991848wife of P. R. P. Pray; daughter of General Learned; headstone moved
PrayPublius Rutilius Rufus179512/11/1839Judge P. R. P. Pray; son of Ebenezer Pray and Deborah Learned; married 08/20/1820; headstone moved
RussCornelia Pray182905/10/1859wife of Edwin Frierson Russ; headstone moved
RussEdwin Friersonhusband of Cornelia; headstone moved

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