LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 1, RANGE 10
PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY
aka Old Baptist Cemetery
Submitted April 2006
by Liz Moore
Surveyed Dec 2004 by Liz Moore and Judy Myrick Miller
In December 2004, Liz Moore and Judy
Myrick Miller visited the Pleasant Grove/ Old Baptist Cemetery to closely
They crawled around armed with white chalk, charcoal pencils, a brush and a camera while looking for signs of writing on headstones – and in the process found the headstones of Judy’s great-great grandparents. These are photos from the cemetery along with comments about who rests beneath the heads. Not all headstones found are in this collection.
In the fall of 2005, Pam Hall Wright and Judy Myrick Miller visited the cemetery and planted bulbs where their great-grandparents rested.
And in March of 2006, they were blooming – and Judy found that someone previously had planted a few paper whites immediately to the right of the headstones. Gone but not forgotten.
This cemetery, was surveyed first by William Q. Hill in 1969. Liz Moore surveyed it in May of 1997, with the help of Edward Earl Myrick. Then Robert Ellington Torbert did another survey on Sept. 19, 2000. This recent survey was done in December 2004, on a visit to Lauderdale County, Alabama by Liz Moore, and Judy Myrick Miller. These burial records are a combination of all 4 surveys.
From Cox Creek Parkway in Florence, go North on County Road 47 to just past Lone Cedar Church of Christ; Left on County Road 73 to its merge with County Road 34 and continue NW. The cemetery is on the Left, across the street from mailbox # 977 on County Road 34.There are numerous field stone markers in this cemetery. The cemetery is badly neglected, and needs much love and attention. Reportedly, at one time a Primitive Baptist Church stood near the cemetery. About 1911 the church was so decayed it fell down and then was destroyed. The last burial recorded was in 1940. The legal description is NW 1/4, Section 23, Township 1, Range 10.
PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY
aka OLD BAPTIST
NAME Date of Birth Date of Death ROSS, Johnny D. 1927 1927 BRADLEY, Susan C. July 5, 1835 May 19, 1913 Susan C. Hamm married Francis Marion Bradley October 20, 1853, Lauderdale Co, Ala. BRADLEY, William J. Feb. 4, 1855 Nov. 3, 1916 Son of Susan C. Hamm and Francis Marion Bradley B. H. B Beasley H. Bradley brother of Francis Marion Bradley BRADLEY, J.W. April 16, 1879 Dec. 8, 1918 J. "Walker" Bradley, son of Beasley H. Bradley STANFORD, Benjamin F. April 5, 1844 Feb. 19, 1913 Co B 19 TN Cav CSA Husband of Sarah A. Anthony STANFORD, Sarah A. Oct. 28, 1838 Feb. 8, 1903 Wife of Benjamin F. Stanford STANFORD,4 children no dates SMITH, Reeta Aug. 3, 1899 May 22, 1900 Daughter of John C. Smith and Margaret E. Stanford. Margaret was daughter of Benjamin F. Stanford and Sarah A. Anthony SMITH, M.E. 1876 1942 Margaret E. Stanford married John C. Smith April 8, 1894 Lauderdale County, Alabama SMITH, J.C. 1862 1914 John C. Smith husband of Margaret E. Stanford OWENS, Sallie O. 1760 April 3, 1863 w of T. Sarah “Sallie” Owens wife of Thomas Owens. Grandmother of Curtis and Edmond Canerday. DAVIS, Willie Ann no date March 1, 1940 Willie Ann Gooch married 1st, Lou Allen Foust who was the son of John W. Foust and 2nd wife Mary E. Myrick FOUST, T. A. stone broken no dates Aaron Thomas, or Thomas Aaron Foust, son of John W. Foust and wife Terrie Matlida Smith. Another child of this couple, Hester Foust married John B. Myrick