LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 2, RANGE 11
NEW PISGAH CEMETERY
Surveyed by Orlan Irons, 3 Nov 1989
To reach this cemetery turn north off Cox Creek Parkway onto AL 157 (Cloverdale Road). Go 6.0 miles to the cemetery. This cemetery is on the right side of the road. The cemetery is in the back of New Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church. The people buried in this cemetery are black. I was told by Amos Webser that in the back of this cemetery, right next to where the black people are buried, that there is a white cemetery there. He said the white people used this first, and that they traded with the black people the cemetery also know as Pisgah Cemetery,now used by the white people. He said he thought there also used to be a white church at this cemetery, and that they traded churches, or the land for the churches and cemetery. At this site where there is said to have been a white cemetery, there are not any markers, or sunken holes here but Mr. Webster said there used to be several sunken places. Amos Webster and his wife Eva (Wood) Wesbster have been living near this cemetery since 1948. It is listed on the 1987 Lauderdale County Highway Map. The legal description for the cemetery is NE4, NW4, S7, T2S, R11W.
NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS Woods, Louis E. 27 Apr 1878 3 Feb 1974 McVay, Anie 12 Jun 1891 2 Nov 1978 Woods, Ollie 8 Apr 1885 26 Mar 1970 Wood, Mahaley 10 Mar 1855 7 Oct 1924 wife of Felix Wood Gresham (double) Alex 25 Mar 1883 18 Jul 1970 Julia 12 Aug 1878 4 Jul 1964 Littleton, Arthur 14 Jun 1895 25 Oct 1959 Alabama Pvt US Army World War I Powers, Ida 16 Feb 1855 9 Dec 1889 wife of B. F. Powers Lovelace, Mary 1934 no other date Powers, B. F. 10 Apr 1856 4 Nov 1925 Woods (double) Estella 1894 1950 footstone: Mother Thomas< 1889 1942 footstone: Father Westmoreland, Amanda 17 Mar 1858 1 Sep1913 Duckett, John 1896 1933
Mrs. Eva (Wood) Webster said that this cemetery is now filled up and is not being used anymore. There are many unmarked graves in this cemetery, some you cannot even tell that it is a grave. Mrs. Webster gave me the names of several people in these unmarked graves. She did this from memory, some names may be included in both places [here and above].
Johnson, Lelia Malone, James McVay, Charlie Duckett, Ben Duckett, Johnny Duckett, Mary Dean, Henry Dean, Francis Westmoreland, Sandy Littleton, Nannie Woods, Velma Woods, Felix Gilbert, Beulah Woods, Turner Woods, Willis Woods, Larsie Woods, Sarah Williams, Ida Lovelace, Will Lovelace, Alexander Reeder, Elenora Jones, Louella Ashford, Nelie Ashford, Fred Jones, Margaet Jones, Dave Malone, Eula James, Middie Anderson, Lena Wilson - several of these Chisholm - several of these
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