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Fayette County, Alabama

~ Hollingsworth Family Cemetery ~


Location: At foot of Ford's Mountain on south side of County Road 53 (2.1 miles north of Hwy 102); cemetery is in the woods about 100 yards from the road (S1-T15S-R12W)
Copied by: Frances Lowrey Brasher - 1990 ~ (additions/corrections are highlighted)    


Photo
New!  [ Photo taken by Robert "Cherokee" Brasher in 2008 ]


HOLLINGSWORTH, M. - Aug 26, 1825 - Feb 26, 1832 ~ "M. Hol."

HOLLINGSWORTH, G. - Nov 13, 1833 - Aug 26, 1834 ~ "G. Hol." 

GALLOWAY, Jane (Mrs.) - Mar 27, 1776 - Dec 31, 1851 ~ (nee Jane BEAL, wife of Tom Galloway; see article below) Photo  [1]

GALLOWAY, T. (Mr.) - Feb 18, 1773 - Jan 30, 1852 ~ (Tom Galloway) Photo  [1

HOLLINGSWORTH, B.D. - July 4, 1868 - Oct 20, 1870 

HOLLINGSWORTH, John - Sept 3, 1792 - Nov 30, 1880 ~ (md/1 Matilda WHITE in Franklin Co., GA; md/2 Zilpha GALLOWAY) Photo Photo  [1

PAYNE, Marthie, dau of I.W. & E.A. Payne - Aug 26, 1869 - Aug 6, 1882 ~ Photo  [1]

LOWREY, Infant son of J.M. & F.A. Lowrey - Aug 4, 1884 - Aug 8, 1884 

RAINEY, Infant son of Elijah & Orienia J. Rainey - b./d. Oct 11, 1888 

HOLLINGSWORTH, Jeptha - May 18, 1820 - June 30, 1890 

HOLLINGSWORTH, D.M. - June 20, 1848 - Nov 11, 1892 

RAINEY, Elijah - July 7, 1859 - Nov 28, 1893 ~ Photo  [1

HOLLINGSWORTH, Zilpha Galloway, wife of John Hollingsworth - June 30, 1809 - Apr 13, 1894 ~ (dau of Tom Galloway & Jane BEAL) Photo  [1]

HOLLINGSWORTH, Martha M. - Nov 23, 1824 - May 24, 1899  

RANEY, Pheby M., dau of Elijah & Jenny Raney - July 10, 1886 - Oct 29, 1907 

HAM, Annie May, dau of C.K. & Mattie Ham - Mar 8, 1907 - Apr 28, 1908 

Many more graves are marked only with field stones.
Inscriptions provided in more detail at Fayette County Archives.


Additional sources:
[1]  Frances Lowrey Brasher, e-mail messages w/photos, 02 Nov 2007 


Mr. T. GALLOWAY and Mrs. Jane GALLOWAY
by Frances L. Brasher

The last resting place of Tom and Jane BEAL GALLOWAY is in Hollingsworth Family Cemetery, located at the foot of Ford's Mountain, Fayette Co., Ala.  These two old graves were discovered by accident [in 1976] as I was researching and listing the readable stones in the cemetery that had grown over with vines, trees and debris.  A friend commented, "Why don't they clean this area?" and I replied ... WE are THEY now.  Once it was kept by family and neighbors, but they too are dead.  So, the graves go un-tended, forgotten except for people like me looking for clues for genealogy recording.

I stumbled on the stones that were completely covered by leaves.  To my amazement as I brushed away the clutter from the crude markers, there was one more generation back in my family quest.  I was happily surprised.  These two graves are near that of their daughter, Zilpha.  Tom and Jane GALLOWAY were living in the household of this daughter and their son-in-law, John HOLLINGSWORTH in the 1850 Fayette Co., Alabama Census.  Tom was listed as being born in Pennsylvania and Jane was born in Maryland.  Zilpha GALLOWAY HOLLINGSWORTH was born June 30, 1809 in North Carolina, died April 13, 1894.  Her husband John was born September 3, 1792 and died November 30, 1880.  The length of his grave markers indicates he was a very tall man.  He fathered 23 children (two wives).  Tom and Jane's stones are crudely carved of native stone.  Inscribed as: Mr. T. GALLOWAY was b; Feb the 18 1773 / and died Jan the 30 1852; Mrs. Jane GALLOWAY was born Mar the 27, 1776 and died Dec the 31, 1851.  This shows their deaths were only one month apart.

Jane was the daughter of David BEAL and descended from Sir Arthur KIMSTON in Scotland.  According to Minutes [of the] Probate Court, Fayette County, Alabama, there were only daughters listed as heirs of Tom and Jane GALLOWAY ...


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