Road to Niccum Cemetery (graves can be seen in the distance)
The entrance to Niccum Cemetery
A Dunavan cousin who lives in the area told me that many people have reported having unusual things happen in the cemetery, including the feeling that something or somebody was trying to get in their car or of having their hair pulled. Maybe we did not arouse any spirit's mischievious or hostile behavior due to my being a member of the family. Or perhaps because we were there on a respectful mission. In any event, I found myself feeling very peaceful and welcome there.
Looking upward from the bottom of the cemetery.
A gnarled tree stands guard over Niccum Cemetery.
I always enjoy visits to the final resting places of my ancestors, but some cemeteries are special. Niccum Cemetery is one of those special places, as is the Old Red Rock Cemetery in Bastrop County, Texas, and Blackfoot Cemetery in Pike County, Indiana. When I visit a cemetery where considerable family is buried, I always feel a special sense of welcome. I'm convinced the ancestors know I'm there and appreciate that I've made the trip to pay my respects.