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Over the years, it is reasonable to assume that each congregation selected a section of the cemetery,
until today, the address of the cemetery appears to be different for each group.
In 1999, the Lorio Foundation and the Lafourche Heritage Society erected a Marker on E. 12 St.
Sources of burials have been derived from:
Obituaries which give the cemetery name as described by the individual congregation.
By actual viewing of the tomb stones within the cemetery.
Obituaries define the cemetery by the three congregation names
but tombstones do not.
To accommodate these differences
three separate files have been constructed:
1. Allen Chapel AME
This file records obituary records for the congregation
records from observation of tomb stones
Those records from observation are clearly recorded in the file with the comment
2. Moses Baptist #1
(It is not known if the Moses section was near full but this congregation has established a new cemetery at a separate location)
3. Calvary Methodist
Description of the Cemetery:
This cemetery is obviously maintained, with many tombs freshly whitewashed, but does not have any form of fence or marker other than that mentioned above.
There appears to be only one major path through the cemetery from E. 12th St. to E. 11th St.. There are locations for refuse in various places.
Overall condition--Very Good
It isn't known if the the head stones and tombs sank over the years but considering the uniformity of the fill and the lack of tilting, the "sinking" is probably due to land fill over the years.
In any case, many of the older interments are below present level with as much as 1/2 the marker/slab below ground, leaving many gaps in cemetery enumeration.
In parts of the cemetery older markers appear to have been made from cement and hand engraved. Also many have been repaired and the information quality reduced.
There appears to be some order to burial location (rows and pathways) but some face those nearby to make it almost impossible to see the tombstone.
This cemetery has been well preserved by the families caring for their departed.
|Cemetery Name and Location||Coordinates (Lat/Long)||Last Updated thru|
|Allen Chapel AME Cemetery, E.12 th St., Thibodaux, Lafourche, La.||29.78824 -90.81622||A-Z||31 Jan 2014|
|Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Goode St., Thibodaux, Lafourche, La.||29.78824 -90.81622||A-Z||31 Dec 2013|
|Moses Baptist Cemetery No.1, McCulla St., Thibodaux, Lafourche, La.||29.78824 -90.81622||A-Z||31 Jan 2014|
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