Entrekin Cemetery - South Vancleave Area

LOCATION:  SW/4, NW/4 of Section 5, T7S-R7W. 


From the intersection of US Highway 90 and Mississippi Highway 57 at Fontainebleau go north on Mississippi Highway 57 for 4.70 miles to Quave Road.  Turn right (East) and go .57 miles.  The Entrekin Cemetery was located in the 40-acre tract south of Quave Road. 


Before the Civil War (1861-1865), William Bryant Entrekin donated 40-acres of land to establish a Community Church in the SW/4 of the NW/4 of Section 5, T7S-R7W.  In October 1851, this tract had been patented to Mr. Entrekin, the assignee of Thomas H. Hudson, by the United States of America on Choctaw Certificate No. 490.  A cemetery was also established in conjunction with the Church.  Circa 1887, the Church ceased to exist.(JXCO, Ms. Chancery Court Cause No. 5282-Decemebr 1930 and JXCO, Ms. Land Deed Bk. 60, pp. 148-149)

In June 1926, George W. Entrekin (1863-1934), the son of William Bryant Entrekin, granted a quitclaim deed to J. David Quave (1881-1955) on the SW/4 of the NW/4 of Section 5, T7S-R7W.  In this warranty deed George W. Entrekin related that the cemetery situated on these lands was no longer used for internments.  He further stated that “the fence around the graveyard needs repair, and whereas I have two sisters and other friends and relatives buried on said land, and father and mother both being dead, and having died without will, and I being heir in law of William Entrekin, and the land foresaid having never been used for any other purpose…for and in consideration of the sum of Five Dollars, and other considerations….sell, convey, and Quit Claim to David Quave that certain tract of land described as SW/4 of the NW/4 of Section 5, Tp. 7 S. R. 7 West in Jackson County, Miss”.(JXCO, Ms. Land Deed Bk. 60, pp. 148-149)        






John Bryant Entrekin*

Matilda Stanford Entrekin*





Jackson County, Mississippi Chancery Court Cause No. 5282, “Mrs. Minnie C. VanCleave v. David Quave, et al”,December 1930.


The Daily Herald, “Geo. W. Entrekin”, March 28, 1934.


Personal Communication*:


from Linda Ellis, April 16, 2005.

Here are some corrections on the Community (Entrekin) Cem. on Quave Rd. William B. Entrekin was my ancestor, as was his son George W. Entrekin. William Bryant Entrekin was killed in the war in Ringold, GA in 1863. Seymoure (not Lenore) Hill / Dannley is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Pascagoula. Almedia Entrekin Brewton is buried in Greenwood Cemetery by her mother. Joseph Quave and Nancy Entrekin Quave are buried in the Antioch Cemetery in the 
Ft. Bayou Community. John Bryant Entrekin and wife Matilda Stanford (not Hartsfield) are the only ones probably buried in the Community Cemetery. 
Linda Ellis, Vancleave