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New Providence Cemetery, Ringgold, Bienville Parish, Louisiana

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History of Providence Cemetery[edit | edit source]

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