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DuBose Cemetery
N. of Vancleave
Jackson County, MS

Tombstone Photographs

Old fence and gate to cemetery

Directions:  From I-10 take Hwy. 57 North, through the Vancleave Community.  Pass Poticaw Road and turn right on Bluff Creek road.  You will come to a fork in road with a yield sign, turn to the left on River road.  continue to 4-way stop past Red Hill Methodist Church.  Turn left on first road, Busby road.  Approx. 1 mile on the left you will see the faint trail, before you reach the first curve in Busby Road.  Cemetery is not visible from the road.

There were two DuBose men who came to this area in the very early 1800's, David and Henry.  Whether they were brothers or cousins is unknown.  The 1850 Jackson County Census shows in Household #244, Henry Debose, 70, b. NC, living in the household with David Debose, 30.  Same census shows in Household #245, David Debose, 84, b. SC, wife Rebecca, 55, b. GA, and Allen, 16, b. MS.  Household 247 shows Henry Debose, 26, and family.   The 1860 Harrison County Census shows David Debose, 80, B. Debose, 75, in the household of Henry Debose, 35.  So apparently the older Henry is father of David William DuBose.  His wife's name is unknown.  They are probably buried in this cemetery in unmarked graves.

The photographs in this portion of the archives were taken by:
Bonnie Jarrell


(Click on the underlined links to download the tombstone photograph)

David William, h/o Deborah Ann Rouse, 1818-1902 
Deborah Ann (Rouse), w/o David William DuBose, 1822-1901 
Infant, dates are illegible 
Infant, dates are illegible 
John Emanuel, h/o Mary Clementine Dubose, 1854-1929 
Mary Clementine (DuBose), w/o John Emanuel Havens, 1855-1934 
William W., 1911-1933
Sabra Estell, d/o Lewis Roberts & Sabra DuBose, 1900-1909
Minnie (Havens), 180-1928


Unmarked graves identified by Mrs. John Lewis Tootle, whose husband was a grandson of David William DuBose and Deborah Ann Rouse:

DuBose, David Wiliam, Jr., b. cir. 1845, d. as a young man
Havens, 3 children of Bill Havens (formerly marked by wooden stobs)
Maples, Infant child of Frank Maples
Wilson, Infant child of James Wilson & Louise Havens (formerly marked by wooden stobs)
Wilson, Louise (Havens), w/o James Wilson (formerly marked by wooden stobs)

From "Four Centuries on the Pascagoula", the following are listed as buried in this cemetery:

Havens, Albert Ernest, s/o John Emanuel Havens & Mary C. Dubose, 1889 - 19 Apr 1952
Havens, Mary Corrine, w/o Albert Ernest Havens, d. age 45

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