Wednesday, May 2, 2012

General Ripley Buried In Locust Grove

Gravestone of General Eleazer W. Ripley

Died March 29, 1839, aged 54 years

There was another famous person buried in Locust Grove Cemetery in West Feliciana Parish, Lousiana.  In fact, it was the grave of Sarah Knox (Taylor) Davis, daughter of President Zachary Taylor and first wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, that led us there.

General Ripley's second wife, Aurelia Smith, was the widow of Dr. Benjamin Davis (Jefferson Davis's brother).

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