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15-FEB-2008 Robert G. Davis


Locust Grove Plantation Cemetery in St Francisville Louisiana view map

Sarah is the daughter of Zachary Taylor ( our 12th President ) and the wife of Jefferson Davis
Sarah and Jefferson was married ( At Louisville Kentucky ) and was on their honeymoon.
Just married 3 months when Sarah died of malaria at LOCUST GROVE Plantation
in St. Francisville ,Louisiana.
This Plantation was owned by Jefferson Davis sister's (ANNA) Husband ( LUTHER SMITH )
After Sarah died Jefferson Davis went to Briarfield Plantation (close to Natchez Miss )and stayed in seclusion for 9 years
This Cemetery is the only part of THE LOCUST GROVE PLANTATION that remains

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Guest 10-Jun-2010 18:51
the property in front of the cementery is still owned by decendants of the original owners
Jefferson Davis Stirling,II was a decendant. As I understand it decendants can be buried there.
Christina 18-Apr-2009 02:20
I just visited Louisiana with my fiance and after we stayed the night at The Myrtles Plantation, someone told us of Locust Grove. We went out there to visit the cemetery. We thought it was interesting why Sarah was buried there. Know we know why. What we are also wondering is who Jefferson Davis Stirling II is who has a very prominent grave in the same cemetery. Any info on him would be great.
Guest 08-Jan-2009 01:26
Thank you for the picture of the beautiful lady. It is sad that she died so early. I can't even imagine the intensity of the grief her husband suffered from such a loss. Donna
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