Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

Update on My Investigation into Cousin Nunna’s Death

Several weeks ago, I discovered that the death of my 3rd cousin twice removed (my maternal grandmother’s first cousin), Nunna Pierce Jackson, was ruled a homicide. (Refer to Murder in the Family for information on Cousin Nunna.) I set out to determine exactly what happened. What were the events that lead to Cousin Nunna being murdered? Sadly, as of today I must say that I’ve not discovered any other details surrounding her death.

My first steps were to 1) contact the Walton Tribune and 2) contact the Monroe – Walton County Public Library. The Walton Tribune was unable to assist and directed me toward the library, which of course I had already contacted. Sadly, the library did not have copies of the Walton Tribune from the time period in question.

This past week, I contacted both the Monroe Police Department and the Walton County Sheriff’s Department for assistance and am awaiting a reply. I’m hopeful they can provide assistance.

In the meantime, after setting up a memorial for Cousin Nunna on FindAGrave then submitting a photo request, I was able to obtain a picture of Cousin Nunna’s tombstone as well as updated images that better display the current state of Sheats Family Cemetery, which is the final resting place for Cousin Nunna, her sister Moode Pierce, and my great grandfather Cornelius Pierce.

Nunna Pierce Jackson
1898- 1929
Daughter of Great Grand Uncle Lon(nie) Pierce

Picture obtained via photo request at FindAGrave.com and is posted at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmid=47152179&GRid=51051421.


  1. Mavis,

    Hope they come through for you.

  2. Mavis,

    You may want to wait the reasonable amount of time, but if the police and sheriff have no answers for you, try the coroner's office. For a murder, there may be an inquest.


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