New Providence Cemetery, Ringgold, Bienville Parish, Louisiana

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History of Providence Cemetery

In 1849, Georgia Natives, David Kennedy Thomas, and his brother, Zachariah moved their families in the Ringgold area. Both were farmers. Zachariah also was a Primitive Baptist minister. in November of 1850, David Kennedy Thomas gave 2 acres of land for the development of New Providence Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery. Additional land was later purchased for more cemetery space.

The link below gives a listing of those buried in the cemetery as of 2005. A later publication by Cathy Edwards provides more recent additions. If you would like to get a copy of her publication. She can be contacted at cedwards000@centurytel.net

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2224441&CScn=providence+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1115&


http://www.interment.net/data/us/la/bienville/providence/index.htm