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The earliest marked graves are those of John Murphy Sr., who died May 8, 1834, and John Dowdle, who died the following December.
There are likely other unmarked graves that predate these.
The last prayer of Jesus was for unity, “ (The Journal of the Devotion, No. Pope Benedict XVI is Committed to Unity On the day after his election as pope, Pope Benedict XVI said that his “primary commitment would be working tirelessly toward the full and visible unity of all Christ’s followers.” He said, “The restoration of unity among all Christians is one of the principal concerns of the Second Vatican Council.
Unity Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Lowndes County Mississippi.
Settlers moved into the area around 1821, with the church dating back to the mid to late 1820’s.
Most of these, along others born in the early 1800’s, were born in the Carolinas and moved by wagons into a Mississippi wilderness. Egger (1967) and Robbie Boyd Egger (1974), his wife. There are about 175 marked gravestones and another ten or twelve which are marked with large rocks, iron bars, etc.
At least two of Unity Church’s ministers are buried. which identify a grave site but do not identify the one buried.