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Cemetery art and photography - Chapel of the Cross Cemetery, Madison, MS
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Chapel of the Cross Cemetery, Madison, MS






















The church has a ghost story associated with Helen Johnstone and her fiancé, Henry Grey Vick. Helen and Henry, descended from the founder of Vicksburg, became engaged to be married in 1857, with the day set for May 21, 1859. Vick was subsequently killed in a duel in Mobile, Alabama on May 17, 1859. His body was brought back to Annandale and buried in the churchyard to the rear of the church. It is claimed in the story that the ghost of Helen now weeps at his grave. (From Wikipedia)





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From: darkforests Date: February 9th, 2014 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
gorgeous! :)
angel_gayla From: angel_gayla Date: February 9th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Agreed. :)
snow_white From: snow_white Date: February 9th, 2014 09:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful pictures, especially the headstones - thank you for sharing!
angel_gayla From: angel_gayla Date: February 9th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed them. :)
memnet From: memnet Date: February 9th, 2014 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Really cool tombstones and I love the ghost story; thanks for posting.
angel_gayla From: angel_gayla Date: February 9th, 2014 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed them!
low_delta From: low_delta Date: February 9th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that gate!
angel_gayla From: angel_gayla Date: February 9th, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
The wrought iron gate and fence are awesome. I love the rust color patina on the arch and gate.
tripleransom From: tripleransom Date: February 9th, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful photos! I loved the tombstones; the one of 'Anna and Helen' is especially poignant.
angel_gayla From: angel_gayla Date: February 9th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Here's another pic of the 'Anna and Helen' monument. They were both only one year old when they died two years apart. So sad.

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