Spooky Grave in Farmerville

Spooky Grave in Farmerville

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T-bone

United States

#1 Aug 26, 2008
Does anyone know about a grave at an old Farmerville home? The lady was enbalmed under glass. They covered the grave with concrete but it has cracked and you can still see her. Anyway I was just wondering because we are planning a spooky tour at Halloween.
bugsy

Atlanta, GA

#2 Aug 31, 2008
I've heard about it but don't know where it is. I don't really know much about it. Do you know of any other spooky places around the area?
curious

United States

#3 Sep 5, 2008
That grave yard is between Bernice and Farmerville on hwy 2
T-bone

United States

#4 Sep 9, 2008
Thanks, curious! Have you ever been there or know someone who has? Is it at a home or a graveyard? Do you know anything else about it?

Thanks again,
T
curious

United States

#5 Sep 12, 2008
No I have never been there. It is right across the road from a big old two story house,it is right on the side of the road. I think th e old man and lady both are buried there. They lived in the two story house. it is about a mile out of Farmerville on the left side of the road going toward Bernice. I heard it was haunted.
curious

United States

#6 Sep 12, 2008
You cant see the house anymore from the road it is all grown up around it. Better try to find it in the day time.
Know about it

United States

#7 Sep 30, 2008
The house belonged to Ms. Faye Baughman. After she died many years ago (probably early 60's) the house went to distant relatives. They lost it because they put the property up for colateral, then defaulted on a loan. It is still there today but in disrepair. It has a locked gate at the road and you can't drive toward the house to get a look at it anymore.

As for the grave, I never stopped to look it when I was young, I did hear it had a glass cover over it and you could see the girl's corpse several years. It has a structure built over it where vines and flowers grew around the grave. It has been covered over with soil many years now and you can't see the casket anymore.
T-bone

United States

#8 Oct 9, 2008
Know about it,
Do you know anything else about it? This is very interesting. What about the girl? Do you know how old she was or what happened to her? I wonder who owns the old house now. I was just curious. I had heard that the person buried under the glass was the man's wife. That's all I know. Thanks for the info.
Edgewood Lover

Shreveport, LA

#9 Jul 6, 2009
The name of the house you are talking about is Edgewood Plantation. Only one story, patterned after a steamboat. Built in 1902 by Jefferson Davis Baughman (pronounced Bachman) There is no glass covered grave/casket. After Fay's parents died (Father in 1919, Mother in 1950)the "girl" (Fay) was 56 years old at the time. Fay lived in the home she inherited until her death in 1979. She was 85 years old at the time of her death and an established painter/artist. Also the house was never lost as the result of a defaulted loan. It was inherited by many upon Fay's death but only one of the heirs cared anything about it...Mr. Edward A. Jones, Jr. a friend of mine. He did all he could to keep the house in good shape with no help. Upon his death in 2001 it has been in ruins. I just received a note not too long ago that the house has been bought and will be restored. Praise God for Mr. Jones loved it so. There are no ghost haunting it... only some memories that a few like me have been lucky enough to have been a part of. It's often the untrue stories like the one's you have heard or read that cause curiosity, trespassing and irreversible damage to a once beautiful home. Some have no respect for our history.
Farmerville Dweller

Monroe, LA

#10 Jul 13, 2009
The old house has been purchaced and is in the process of being cleaned up. You can now see it from the road. It appears to be in poor shape, but think they are working on repairing it. I've never heard of it being haunted although they are working on getting the bats out of the old house. I am anxious to see the results. My thanks goes out to the nice lady that is working on repairing this old landmark!!!
Raymond

Memphis, TN

#11 Jul 17, 2009
Has anyone talked to the lady or know who she is
Raymond

Memphis, TN

#12 Jul 17, 2009
I've never heard of the glass casket. I went into the home aboutca year ago and it wad so sad transits and teenagers had busted all the antique glass and burnt many relics though time and wheather have done the most harm. It will be amazing to see her refurbished.
THELOUISIANAEXPL ORER

Monroe, LA

#13 Jul 21, 2009
Raymond wrote:
Has anyone talked to the lady or know who she is
The lady renovated the pent house on the old Penn Resort Hotel. Kudos to her for saving this land mark in Historic Farmerville. She has the pictures of the house posted when it was in prime shape plus current day photos. http://picasaweb.google.com/RiverScapeOfMonro... .

As for the casket, an urban legend. Been around since I was a child and I've been around a while.
Raymond

Memphis, TN

#14 Jul 21, 2009
Thanks alot. Her site was awesome. Do you know how much she paid for the home?
THELOUISIANAEXPL ORER

United States

#15 Jul 21, 2009
No idea. Understand that there is about 10 acres with the house. Drove by one day and a lot of timber equipment there. Couple of days later and it was stripped of trees and underbrush and everything had been mulched. The lady is really a class act and is doing a first rate job.
Raymond

Memphis, TN

#16 Jul 23, 2009
We drove up to the house this weekend but stopped at the gate out of fear of tresspassing. I've walked up to the house many times but never realized how far back it was until now
Connie in Farmerville

Fletcher, MO

#17 Nov 19, 2009
Everyone loves a good story. There probably are quite a few things that happened there but at no hand of the owners.My sister befor her death in 2006 was absolutly amaised by the house. She would tell me every time we passed it that if she ever could own a home like that she would keep it perfect. I never shared her vison for older homes but she could imadgine the love and happieness of the families that lived there.Now that someone is restoring it every time I pass it I say to her,"Well sister someone loves the old house as much as you did."
Bart

Houston, TX

#18 Dec 9, 2009
Mr. Jones took me and a friend of mine through that house one morning. It was so interesting all of the stories that he told us. There is a graveyard across the highway from the house. I can only imagine that the highway wasn't there at one time which would have connected the whole property. I agree with Edgewood Lover in that Mr Jones was an absolute incredible guy, he loved life so much. His heart was in that home and I hated watching it go down so badly after his passing. That house has so much history to it, I am so glad I got that tour of it while he was still alive. I remember telling him he needed to write all of that down one day and I don't know if he ever did or not.
KBooth

United States

#19 Jan 17, 2010
I have never heard that about the grave..And its not so unless it was redone. As far as the house, my mom and her husband just actually bought the house. He is going to restore it himself and they are going to open a bed and breakfast. It will be very nice when finished,for he does great work. So all you curious people will have to come visit when they open.
mimi

United States

#20 Jan 18, 2010
This old house is awesome. It will be amazing once it is restored. There is some wonderful history and rumors whether they or true or not, it makes for a great story. There is lots of work to be done. It will be great to watch and see this home come to life again.

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