LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 1, RANGE 8
SMALL CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 1, RANGE 8
There are many small cemeteries in Lauderdale County, AL, most
of which are for particular families. Some of them have only a single
marked grave. By grouping them by township and range it is hoped
that we will be able to put all of them on line. Cemeteries with 50 or
less marked graves will be included in this category. If you know of
a small cemetery that has not been surveyed or put on line, please
contact either Bob Torbert or Pat M. Mahan
Alexander Brown Cemetery
Rolin Brown Cemetery
Wesley Brown Cemetery
John C. Hammonds Cemetery
Michael [aka Old Pettus] Cemetery
ALEXANDER BROWN CEMETERY
Township 1, Range 8, Section 35
Location: From Florence, go east on US 72 through Elgin
and turn north on CR 51. Go about 5.3 miles and turn left on CR 50, go 1 mile
and turn right on CR 35 and go about .8 mile to the end of the road. Turn left
on a field road and walk to the bottom of the hill and turn right and go
straight across the pasture to a small wooded area at the top of the hill. The
cemetery is very overgrown and has about 20-25 graves.
[This information was copied from the “Cemeteries of Lauderdale County, Alabama,”
page 75, by Robert Torbert in January 2008]
Name Born Died Comment / Inscription DAVIS, M.B. 1900 only one date legible DAVIS, N.A. (no dates) DAVIS, MP. (no readable dates) BROWN, Elizabeth 2 May 1831 21 Mar 1911 wife of Alexander BROWN, Alexander Mc. 12 Oct 1822 9 Jan 1890 married 3 Sep 1851 (Lauderdale County marriages Alexander Brown to Elizabeth Brown) BROWN, John J. 29 Jun 1864 22 Nov 1865 s of Alex & Elizabeth WRIGHT, James H. 1 May 1875 11 Mar 1895 WRIGHT, Mary J. 21 Apr 1858 13 Oct 1894 LITTRELL, S. 9 Sep 1818 6 Apr 1888 LITTRELL, Sarah Jane 26 Jul 1831 9 Feb 1908 w of Seaborn [Lawrence Co TN marriages Seaburn Litterl to Sarah Jane Shook 8 Sep 1853] LITTRELL, C.H. 12 Sep 1866 22 Mar 1884 BROWN, William E. 10 Jan 1874 28 Feb 1874 s of GW & ME BUTLER, infant of WB & SE (no dates) BUTLER, infant of WB & SE (no dates) WRIGHT, H.S. 6 Oct 1903 8 Oct 1904
ROLIN BROWN CEMETERY
Township 1, Range 8, Section 14
Location: From Lexington go east on AL 64. The cemetery on the north side of the road just before Second Creek, at the top of the hill in the edge of the> woods. The following was copied from Cemeteries of East Lauderdale County, Alabama, page 75, by Robert Torbert.
Name DOB DOD Notes BROWN, Rolin (no dates) Not found in Lauderdale Census 1850 - 1930
WESLEY BROWN CEMETERY
Township1, Range8, Section 35
Surveyed 18 Jan 2008
by Keith Hunt
Location: From Lexington go south on AL 101 and bare left on CR 51. Go about 3.2 miles to the old Lexington dump. Just beyond the end of the fence, turn left up a dirt lane. The cemetery is about 100 feet up the lane.
Name DOB DOD Notes BROWN, W. 20 Jun 1803 1 Nov 1860 This is Wesley C.B 10 Aug 1811 25 Apr 1851 This is Charity D.B. 2 Apr 1845 20 Sep 1850 SLEDGE, Sterling cir 1806 NC 24 Dec 1867 Lauderdale Marriages Wesley Brown to Charity Hammonds 18 Jan 1827 The following information provided by Robert Torbert: The 1850 Census lists the following: Wesley Brown 46 yrs GA Farmer Charity 40 yrs NC Elizabeth 19 yrs AL George 18 yrs AL Mary 14 yrs AL Sarah 12 yrs AL Nancy 9 yrs AL Lenora 5 yrs AL Alfred 3 yrs AL
Township 1, Range 8, Section 18
Surveyed 12 Jan 2008, by Daniel Strader & Robert Torbert
Location: From Lexington, go west on AL 64 just past CR
67 to mail box 7533.
Turn right on the dirt lane and proceed to the back of the field where the lane
makes a right turn. Proceed to the second metal gate on the left and then climb
over the gate and go along the left edge of the field about 300 yards. The cemetery
is in the edge of the woods. The birth year for Mary Burrow is wrong in the book
“Cemeteries of East Lauderdale County, Alabama.”
Name Born Died Comment / Inscription BURROW, William F. 30 Jan 1837 25 Oct 1860 son of John & Catherine BURROW, Mary E. 17 Jan 1845 15 Feb 1876 dau of John & Catherine BURROW, Rebecca M. 16 Jan 1850 11 Mar 1872 dau of John & Catherine FIELDS, George T. 22 Sep 1846 2 Jan 1964 [The 1860 census lists George Fields’ family as follows:] Fields, Lewis 58 yrs NC ", Cynthia Ann 42 yrs NC ", Sarah E. 18 yrs AL ", Soloman H. 16 yrs AL ", George H. 14 yrs AL ", Lucy Ann 11 yrs AL ", John R. 9 yrs AL ", Matilda 6 yrs AL ", Mary B.B 4 yrs AL ", James N. 1 yr AL 1870 Census, Lauderdale County, AL p. 432A Orig. p. 39 - Lexington, Prect 6 to p 56; Twp 1, Range 8; 22 July 1870; PO Rogersville 273/273 Burrow, John 59 m w farmer 2000/1500 TN ", Catherine 58 f w keeps house TN ", Mary A. 24 f w at home AL ", Rebecca 20 f w at home AL
Township 1, Range 8, Section 33
Contributed 12 Sep 2006 Bob Torbert
Location: From Florence, go east on US 72 to Elgin and turn north on AL 101. Turn left on CR 104 and then left on the first dirt road which has a CR 5?? number. At the end of the road turn left and go along the fence to the pasture gate opposite the cemetery. Be aware of the cattle in the pasture as there are no trees to climb. This cemetery was surveyed by Karen & Doris McGee in 1995 and reviewed by Robert Torbert in Sept 2006. No changes had been made.
NAME DOB DOD NOTES WILLIAMS, B. C. 30MY1899 04OC1900 BASS, Sally 09OC1827 14DE1914 WILLIAMS, M. O. 31AU1893 06FE1898 PUTMAN, infant infant of Wiley & Mary PUTMAN, Mary 31MH1863 02OC1920 w of Wiley PUTMAN, Wiley P. 18OC1862 26MY1919 PUTMAN, Sarah 10MY1856 18NO1858 d of Abel & Nancy PUTMAN, Abel 02AP1828 18FE1895 h of Nancy PUTMAN, Nancy 16AP1826 03JA1916 THIGPEN, L. P. 02OC1836 02JA1911 THIGPEN, M. C. 16FE1846 21AP1924 MICHAEL, Elizabeth 1872 1901 MICHAEL, Gilford 1866 1941 h of Elizabeth THIGPEN, H. D. 06FE1884 26JL1922 THIGPEN, J. C. 15OC1830 20FE1907 THIGPEN, M. C. 20MY1832 COX, Victoria 04JA1867 03SE1908 COX, W. A. 12JA1867 05MH1908 h of Victoria COX, Annie 02OC1906 28FE1907 d of WA & Victoria COX, James Willis 06NO1899 02MH1913 s of WA & Victoria COX, Robert J. 21AU1901 01NO1902 COX, Irene M. 19JE1909 08AU1910 COX, Ollie E. 13AP1868 05JA1923 w of JF COX, J. F. 12MY1862 23AU1903 COX, Luther J. 02OC1882 15AP1892 COX, infant dau THIGPEN, Kathreen 20FE1904 29JL1906 d of JM & ME
Township 1, Range 8, Section 9
Location: From Lexington, go west on AL 64 for one block, turn right on CR 48 and then left on CR 136. Continue to the Glover home. There is a historical marker by the road. The cemetery is on the right near the old barn. This information was copied from “Cemeteries of East Lauderdale County, Alabama”, page 398, by Robert Torbert in January 2008
Name DOB DOD Notes French, M. 13 Oct 1847 French, Benjamin 28 Nov 1764 21 Mar 1847 Continental Line, Revolutionary War
JOHN C. HAMMOND CEMETERY
Township 1, Range 8, Section 24
Surveyed 18 Jan 2008
by Keith Hunt
Location: From Lexington, go east on AL 64 for about 2 miles and turn right on CR 502. Proceed across the ford at Second Creek and go about 2.3 miles to the second house on the right (Robert & Karen Grisham). The Cemetery is about 025 miles behind their house on a hill above Second Creek.
Name DOB DOD Notes HAMMOND, W. A. 28 Aug 1841 8 May 1904 s of JC & Sarah HAMMOND, Mandy D. 5 May 1839 22 Apr 1905 HAMMOND, Thomas 9 Mar 1849 3 Oct 1900 s of JC & Sarah HAMMOND, John C. 1813 1895 HAMMOND, Sarah 1813 1899 w of JC SADLER, D.J. 18 May 1882 5 Nov 1904 w of JA The following information provided by Robert Torbert: The 1900 Census lists the following for Thomas Hammond: Thomas Hammond 51 yrs TN TN TN Mary V. 53 yrs AL TN TN Mary S. 28 yrs AL Martha E. 24 yrs AL Renae 18 yrs AL Thomas C. 15 yrs AL Robert W. 13 yrs AL Louis P. 9 yrs AL 1870 Census, Lauderdale County, AL p. 434A & B Twp 1 Range 8; 23 Jul 1870; PO Rogersville 297/297 Hammonds, John 60 m w farmer 800/500 NC ", Sarah 55 f w keeps house AL ", Thomas 21 m w works on farm AL ", Mary 18 f w at home AL ", Sarah 14 f w at home AL 298/298 [listed as a separate household = mistake?] Hammonds, Geo? 12 m w works on farm AL ", Albert 10 m w works on farm AL
[aka OLD PETTUS CEMETERY]
Township 1, Range 8, Section 30
Surveyed 24 Aug 2006
by Bob Torbert
Location: From Killen go east on US 72 to the edge of town; turn left on CR 71 and go about 8 miles. Just past the Mt. Pleasant Church turn left and go straight ahead to the dirt road. The cemetery is on the left of the dirt road instead of on the right as shown on the county map. The cemetery is on Gaylon Holden's property. He lives off the paved road to the left, just before the dirt road begins. The cemetery is on top of a hill in a group of trees between two pastures. It is fenced in and in fair condition. An asterik [ * ] indicates a difference with a previous transcription.
NAME DOB DOD ROW NOTES GOODWIN, infant 01MH1890 01MH1890 1 infant of AD & MA GOODWIN, Nora 22MH1889 26JL1895 1 d of AD & MA GOODWIN, Andrew L. 14JE1899 28JL1899 1 s of AD & MA GOODWIN, Wiley A. * 14JA1889 31MY1899 1 s of AD & MA MICHAEL, M. E. 08SE1855 22MH1888 2 MICHAEL, H. D. * 16SE1879 03SE1886 2 FORSYTHE, B. F. (Benjamin) 15AU1822 23JE1896 2 FORSYTHE, M. H. (Mary Hill) 1821 16AP1911 2 Lau Co AL m 4AU1850 MICHAEL, C. D. 14DE1849 05DE1916 3 MICHAEL, Sarah * (King) 14NO1828 24AU1910 3 Lau Co AL m 20JA1848 MICHAEL, J. W. (John) 25JL1820 26DE1899 3 h of Sarah KING, Guilford Dudley 1789 1875 3 h of Peggy KING, Peggy Jones 1791 1879 3 h of Peggy WILLIAMS, M. I. 07MH1898 04JE1898 3 s of AA & ED SMITH, G. W. * 15JA1829 03JE1920 4 h of Elizabeth SMITH, Elizabeth 2MY1827 26FE1901 4 w of G. W. JONES, Delona 12OC1804 15AP1872 4
Township 1, Range 8, Sections 20/29
Survey Contributed 27 Aug 2006
by Bob Torbert
Location: From Killen, go east on US 72 to the edge of town; turn left on CR 71 and go about 10 miles. The cemetery is behind Lois Trousdale's home in the woods on the right side of the highway.
NAME DOB DOD PERRY, James A. 14FE1842 23JA1917 WILLIAMS, H.W. 19MH1797 12DE1856 WHITE, E. 15JL1817 22SE1867 [Census Information added by Pat M. Mahan] 1900 Census, Lauderdale County, Alabama, page 186A Lexington Beat; 27 June 1900 278/257 Perry, James A. head w m Feb 1842 38 m 30 KY TN KY ", Hanna A. wife w f Jul 1848 31 m 30 11/3 OH OH OH ", Margaret E. dau w f Feb 1876 24 s IN KY OH ", L____ V? son w m Oct 1877 22 s IN KY OH ", Marion L. son w m Oct 1892 7 s AL KY OH 279/258 Perry, Elisha head w m Aug 1872 27 m 7 IN KY OH ", Mattie A. wife w f Jun 1874 25 m 7 2/2 TN TN TN ", Hannah A. dau w f Dec 1895 4 s AL IN TN ", James J. son w m Sep 1896 3 s AL IN TN 1850 Census, Lauderdale County, AL p. 327B 2nd Div E of Military Road; 6 Nov 1850 364/369 Williams, H. W. 51 m School Teacher 400 VA ", Mary 47 f VA ", Cuthbreth 19 m laborer TN att. sch. ", Thomas 13 m AL att. sch.
Township 1, Range 8, Section 23
Surveyed 12 Jan 2008 by Keith Hunt & Robert Torbert
Location: From Lexington, go south on CR 51 and turn right on CR 497 and then turn on CR 499 and go to the end. Get permission and directions from the Paul Nafe family to go to the cemetery. There is one tombstone and its footstone; one footstone with the initials EMS, and a number of fieldstones. The date of birth listed in the “Cemeteries of East Lauderdale County, Alabama”, is wrong.
Name Born Died Notes S.S. 5 Dec 1812 18 Jan 1878 This is Stephen Shelton (According to Morris Howard, Stephen’s wife, Millie and a daughter are buried here.) The 1850, 1860 & 1870 Census of Stephen’s family provided the following: 1850 1860 1870 Shelton, Stephen 37 yrs TN 47 yrs TN 55 yrs AL Susan 37 yrs TN Sarah 16 yrs AL Nancy 13 yrs AL Elizabeth 12 yrs AL Rebecca 9 yrs AL 17 yrs AL Thomas B. 6 yrs AL 16 yrs AL Mary Jane 4 yrs AL 13 yrs AL 22 yrs AL Susan 2/12 AL 12 yrs AL 20 yrs AL Milly [2nd wife. m 27 Jan 1853] 43 yrs AL 50 yrs AL** Stephen Lesell 6 yrs AL 16 yrs AL Martha 2 yrs AL 12 yrs AL Brown, Julia L. [step-daughter] 13 yrs AL Brown, Emma E. [step-daughter] 12 yrs AL ** Wife's name given as Permelia in 1870.
Township 1, Range 8, Section 23
Surveyed January 2008
by Keith Hunt & Robert Torbert
Location: From Lexington, go southeast on CR 51; turn
left on CR 87; turn right on CR 497 and then take CR 499 to its end. The
cemetery is up on the hill behind the house
at the base of a extra large oak tree. An * indicates the correction of an error in the earlier survey published on page 395 of Cemeteries of East Lauderdale County, Alabama.
Name DOB DOD Notes WILBORN, Martha Jane 19 Apr 1840 26 May 1903* BENTLEY, John cir 1774 1862 88 yrs of age BENTLEY, Leabrucy 30 Jul 1847 17 May 1857 The 1850 Census of Giles Co TN and 1860 Census of Lauderdale lists: 1850 1860 John Bently 74 yrs Farmer 84 yrs VA Samuel Bently 43 yrs 50 yrs TN Reta Bently 45 yrs Henrietta 56 yrs SC Elizabeth Howard 17 yrs AL Joseph Bently 12 yrs AL Martha Bently 10 yrs AL 20 yrs AL Labrasan? Bently 2 yrs AL (female)
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