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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 2, RANGE 12

SIMMONS CEMETERY
(Black and White)

Surveyed by Orlan Irons - 30 Nov 1989

To reach this cemetery, turn north off Cox Creek Parkway onto AL 157 (Cloverdale Road). Go 4.7 miles and turn left on Lauderdale 9; go 1.7 miles to the cemetery. The cemetery is on the left side of the road on a hill. There are black and white buried in this cemetery. The white people do not use this cemetery any longer, but the black people still use it. The most recent person buried there in 1988. This cemetery is listed on the 1987 Lauderdale County Highway Map. The legal description for the cemetery is SE4, SW4, Sec 12, T2S, R12W.


SURNAME        Given Names         Born          Died         Comments
WESSON         Sarah J.          6 Nov 1840    29 Nov 1889  Belfast Ireland
WESSON         James W.         22 Jun 1867     8 Jul 1888
WESSON         Nancy A.          6 Sep 1862    12 Oct 1871
WESSON         Thomas C.         7 Feb 1878     6 Mar 1906
WESSON         Andrew           25 Dec 1849     6 Jun 1894
WESSON         Sergt. John R.      no dates                 Co H 6 Tenn Cav
No Name                            no dates                 rocks
FREEMAN        Sarah F.          5 Jan 1849    18 Mar 1894
               wife of W F Freeman
FREEMAN        James             3 Jul 1901     7 Jul 1901
               son of W J & M J Freeman
FREEMAN        Annie Bell        8 May 1890    30 Sep 1893
               dau of W J & M J Freeman
WESSON         William A.       21 Dec 1831    18 Dec 1862  top broken off from
                                                            bottom of stone
HERNDON        George                          12 Jul 1867  marker broken
               A member of the Christian church ever since the year 1828 -
               born in North Carolina - Orange County
IJAMS          Vachell                         20 Feb 1833
                                            In the 74th year of his age
               Metal Marker: Vachell Ijams Maryland Pvt 4 Regt Md Vols
               Revolutionary War - 10 Jan 1759 - 20 Feb 1833
IJAMS FAMILY   Vachel Ijams, Martha Gaither Ijams, Joseph Ijams,
               Elizabeth Ijams, Martha Ann Ijams, John D. Ijams,
               George Ijams, Malinda Thrasher Ijams, Janie Ijams
               Elizabeth Ijams Herndon, George Herndon
               All of these names are on one marker. There are no dates.
IJAMS          George R.        31 Jul 1830    23 Dec 1855
               aged 25 years 4 mos & 22 d's
SIMMONS        Infant Baby      31 Aug 1888     1 Sep 1888
               Inf of Z H & P C Simmons
SIMMONS        Mary              4 Nov 1805    25 Nov 1880
               A member of the Baptist Church
SIMMONS        H. S.            19 Nov 1803    11 Mar 1885
               born in NC; Was a consistant member of the Baptist Church
SIMMONS        Sion                              died 1841
               aged about 3 months; son of Henry & Mary Simmons
SIMMONS        Richard          22 Sep 1843       Nov 1843
               son of Henry & Mary Simmons
SIMMONS        Caswell          11 Oct 1838     3 Sep 1845
               son of Henry & Mary Simmons
SIMMONS        Louis            23 Mar 1837    22 Mar 1878
               was a member of the Baptist Church, also an Odd Fellow
SIMMONS        Iddo L.          13 Apr 1871    25 Apr 1885
               son of L W & M L Simmons
No Name                            no dates                large rock
SIMMONS        John H.           1 Oct 1849    12 Mar 1942
NEWSOME        J. C.                   1920  no death date
               Marquerite              1924           1987
               Funeral home marker: died 26 May 1987; born 27 Dec 1924
LOVELACE       William P.              1872           1947  father
               Elizabeth               1883           19??  mother
No Name                            no dates                 2 rocks
COBB           Mr. James R.      3 Jul 1905    22 Dec 1983  Funeral home marker
LOVELACE       Willie E.        11 Sep 1910    16 Sep 1987
               Althea E.        24 Apr 1920  no death date
MALONE         Ricky            20 Aug 1985      1 day old infant
No Name                            no dates                 Funeral home marker
SKIPWORTH      Robert H. Jr.     1 Jun 1940     7 Sep 1971
LOVELACE       Sam                     1877           1966
               Luttie L.               1882           1967
No Name                            no dates                 artificial flowers
SKIPWORTH      L. C.            31 Dec 1930    20 Mar 1979
               Liza & Lisa love you
LOVELACE       Andrew              no dates                 long concrete block
LOVELACE       Mollie              no dates                 long concrete block
No Name                            no dates                 long concrete block
LOVELACE       Malinda          29 Aug 1887    14 Dec 1888
               dau of S L & M L Lovelace
LOVELACE       Alexander        29 Jan 1886    14 Dec 1888
               son of S L & M L Lovelace
MALONE         Virgil O.        11 Nov 1913     5 apr 1969
               Alabama Pfc Army Air Force World War II
No Name                            no dates                 mound; no markers
No Name                            no dates                 Funeral home marker
MALONE         Mrs. Eula         6 Mar 1892     8 Dec 1978
LOVELACE       Evelyn M.                192  no death date
               Robert E.               1918           1986
               Ftmkr: Robert Earl Lovelace Sgt US Army WWII
                               25 Mar 1918-21 Sep 1986
LOVELACE       Linda Gayle             1958           1980
WOODS          John Lee         24 Sep 1927    16 Jun 1966  father
WOODS          Ernest           23 Dec 1909    30 Mar 1987
               Mary S.          12 Jun 1906     16 Apr1972  married 16 Nov 1927
WEAKLEY        Lydia M.                1917           1986  mother
WOODS          James W.         11 Dec 1937    19 Dec 1986  husband
No Name                            no dates                 Funeral home marker
WOODS          William W.       23 Sep 1919    24 Aug 1970
               Alabama Tec5 US Army - World War II
TUCKER         Willie E.               1900           1977
WOODS          John T.          25 Jun 1930     8 Dec 1977
WOODS          Charles D.       22 Jul 1937    15 Aug 1988  father
GRESHAM        Ellis            11 Jan 1902     9 Apr 1979
               Fannie M.        23 Oct 1906    18 Nov 1969
MINOR          J. Hoover        27 Nov 1928     3 Sep 1971
No Name                            no dates                 Funeral home marker
GRISHAM        John E.                 1923           1983
GRISHAM        James B.                1904           1987
               Vella C.                1904  no death date
NOTE: The funeral home markers on these graves are from either Thompson
        & Son or Shelton Funeral Homes.

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