|Photographs of the Tombstones of David W. & Martha Garrett
|David W. Garrett was the brother of my g-grandfather, Josiah Garrett. He and his wife, Martha, are buried in the Beauvoir Cemetery on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. At one time, Beauvoir was a home for aged Confederate Veterans and David had been in the 4th Miss Infantry, Co. E. As my mother told the story, David and his wife had no children and didn't want to be a burden to their nieces and nephews. When they reached a time when they felt they could no longer properly care for themselves, they decided to move to Beauvoir. As they completed the task of closing down their home in Lawrence County, MS, David was bitten by a rabid dog. Whether he knew the dog had rabies and realized the wound would be fatal is not known, however, he and his wife proceeded to make the move to Beauvoir, where David died a short time later. Martha Garrett lived at Beauvoir for the rest of her life. They are both buried in the cemetery there.
I am greatly indebted to Thomas Hammack, Jr. for his kindness in taking these photographs. Mr. Hammack is a volunteer at Beauvoir.
|Tombstones of David and Martha Garrett "D. W. Garrett, Co. E, 4th Miss"|
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