Baptist Chapel Cemetery
Keatchie, DeSoto Parish Cemeteries of LA
Submitted by Norman & Jerry Mayfield
Baptist Chapel Cemetery is located on west side Hwy 5, 1.8 miles south of the crossroads in Keatchie.- There is no sign and is difficult to see from the road.
The property is boggy (use caution-walking, driving is not recommended)-and somewhat overgrown.- It is difficult to see the headstones from the road unless you stop and really look.- There are 36 headstones visible and a number of unmarked graves, evidenced by sunken earth.- Some headstones are-hand-made and hard to read while others are more modern.
The cemetery appears to be divided into two sections, a newer looking area to the right and back a way from the main area. The remains of a structure foundation-are here also.- Locals say it is not on private property and that there was-a church long ago.- The cemetery- appears to be un-kept.
|Allen||Murphy||Mar 10 1913||Oct 25 1965||--|
|Clark||Hattie||Jun 24 1977||Oct 09 1969||-|
|Cornett||Eldris||Jul 1923||May 19 1946||-|
|Cornett||Sallie||Oct 25 1845||Mar 31 1926||
History about Arthur Cornett: also known as Archibald was married to Sallie Williams Cornett who is buried in the Baptist Chapel Cemetery gravesite. He was my great, great, grandfather on my grandmothers side. The story for him goes that after the slaves were freed, Sallie Williams decided to leave the plantation and was walking by herself on the road. Archibald saw her walking and asked her where she was going. She didn't know, she just didn't want to be on the plantation anymore. She wanted to be free. He asked her if she wanted to come home with him, she said yes. They fell in love and were married by Jumping the Broom. Eventually they had children, one of them was my Great Grandmother Mary Cornett Pipkin.
|Davis||Lucy||Sep 25 1899||Aug 24 1960||-|
|Dellum||Mammie Williams||Mar 09 1903||Jun 22 1996||FH Marker|
|Dock||Clard L.||Jun 12 1916||May 01 1936||-|
|Dock||Willie||-||Sep 02 1983||One date readable.|
|German||Jennie||Jul 04 1999||May 04 1968||-|
|Hill||Curtis||Jun 16 1892||May 20 1978||-|
|Hill||Isom||-||Feb 28 1953||-|
|Hill||Joe Lee||Oct 16 1917||Sep 22 1990||-|
|Hill||Robert Lee||Oct 10 1938||Aug 12 1965||-|
|Jackson||Montel||-||-||One date, illegible, Dec 15.|
|Jackson||Perlie B.||Mar 24 1928||Jul 31 2004||-|
|Kellum||Francis||Dec 24 1914||Mar 29 1958||-|
|Lincoln||Ezekel||Oct 26 1916||-||One date legible.|
|Lincoln||Munroe||Jun 19 1888||Dec 09 1954||-|
|O’Gilvie||Evins||Apr 09 1919||Jan 07 1970||-|
|Ogilvie||Walter, Jr.||Jun 04 1922||Jan 29 1970||TX CPL WWII|
|Smith||Mammie||Aug 30 1897||Mar 13 1936||-|
|Williams||John||Jun 19 1870||Mar 24 1958||-|
|Williams||Willie M.||Oct 20 1920||Mar 04 1983||-|
|Wilson||Hattie||Jan 16 1870||Oct 20 1947||-|
|Illegible||Jesse||Jan 07 1927||Jun 30 1962||-|