It is said that Mary Jane Spurlock Minor was being carried to Campbellite cemetery after she died but her body burst open on the way, so they had to bury right there, which was on a hill behind "Van McLain's place" (on Nebo Road in Amite county). Her grave was supposedly only marked with a pine knot.
"United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4LB-F9L : accessed 3 April 2015), Mary Miner in household of Henry L Miner, Beat 1, Amite, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district , sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll ; FHL microfilm .
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2ZF-13G "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2ZF-13G : accessed 3 April 2015), H. L. Minor and Mary Jane Spurlock, 05 Aug 1870; citing Amite,Mississippi; FHL microfilm 864,488.
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