Beth, I would be greatly interested in directions to your lone grave 5 miles west of Terry, to add it to the Hinds County cemetery list. Also, the cemetery where your Bedwells are buried is known as the Futch Cemetery. It is off Highway 18 on the banks of the original Utica-Raymond Road, and was once on the Futch Plantation. The land is now owned by an ex-pro-football player named Earl Leggett, and a gravel pit has been dug right beside the cemetery, and is endangering the graves. I've asked them to be careful, and to protect the cemetery, but I doubt very seriously if he will. He has already torn down the old antebellum Futch home and built a huge trophy house close by out in the old Futch pasture. Thomas Futch was born in 1776 and ided there in 1842. His first wife was Elizabeth ___. His second wife was my ggg grandmother Margaret Riser, widow of John Adam Riser. A Futch daughter, Mary, married John W. Bedwell, and that is how all those Bedwells got buried there. If you think I can help, let me know.
Mary Collins Landinlandinmc@aol.com
Utica, Hinds County, MS
(author of the Hinds County cemetery book)