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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
Burrow Cemetery
Cox Cemetery
French Cemetery
John C. Hammonds Cemetery
Michael [aka Old Pettus] Cemetery
Perry Cemetery
Shelton Cemetery
Wilborn 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

BURROW CEMETERY
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

COX CEMETERY
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

FRENCH CEMETERY
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

MICHAEL CEMETERY
[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

PERRY CEMETERY
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.

SHELTON CEMETERY
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.

WILBORN CEMETERY
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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