Ebenezer Methodist Church Click here for Cemetery Images
The cemetery is located directly behind the Church. This view is a front view of the church, at the intersection of South Ebenezer Road and Louisiana Highway 3007.
Some comments about the cemetery images.....
All of the images of the cemetery inscriptions were photographed on Labor Day, 2001, just after the annual Hoffpauir Reunion in nearby Indian Bayou. Each image was then cropped to a size suitable for the web, and adjusted and edited as necessary to produce the best image possible to enable reading the inscription. In some cases, this means that the "natural" colors and contrasts were changed, so the images may not "look" exactly right, if you are familiar with the original cemetery from in-person viewing. In most cases, this results in simply a different shade of color in the marble or concrete. The following pages contain "thumbnail" images, small versions of the pictures of the inscriptions, that are themselves each a link to the larger image of the inscription.
The best use can be made of the images if you know beforehand the location of the tombstone you are interested in. Because the Pointe de l'Eglise Genealogical and Historical Society had made a cemetery inventory of the Ebenezer cemetery a few years ago, and had recorded a numbering scheme, I elected to use that same numbering scheme for the photographs. Therefore, you may use either the reference book produced by the Pointe de l'Eglise Genealogical and Historical Society to locate a particular grave, or you can use the index I have included elsewhere on this web site. (Contact address for the Pointe de l'Eglise Genealogical and Historical Society is P.O. Box 160, Church Point, LA 70525). Their book containing the locations in the Ebenezer cemetery is available for sale for $27.50, including shipping. When ordering, request Volume 5 of their series on Acadia Parish Cemeteries.
Cemetery grave locations are of the form: Section-Row-Number. There are two sections, A and B, 38 to 39 rows per section, and up to 40 graves per row (more in section B per row than in section A). So a location may look like this: B-22-16 (The location of my Grandfather's grave). To find the photograph of the tombstone inscription, on the following pages, look for the image with the title of b2216. You can view an image approximately 600 by 400 pixels by clicking on either the thumbnail title, or the thumbnail image itself.
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