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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 2, RANGE 8

SMALL CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 2, 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

Lee Butler Cemetery
Fritts Cemetery
Jackson Cemetery
McMurry Cemetery
New Hope Cemetery
Peden Cemetery
Thornton-Butler Cemetery


LEE BUTLER CEMETERY
Township 2, Range 8, Section 33
January 18, 2008

Location: From Florence, go east on US 72 through Elgin and turn south on CR 84. The cemetery is about 0.5 miles and southeast of the old Butler home. This information was copied from the Cemeteries of East Lauderdale County, Alabama, page 77 by Robert Torbert.

Name           Born         Died         Comment / Inscription
Butler, Lee  8 May 1829  19 Jul 1901   s of William & Margaret

Information provided by Robert Torbert:

The 1860 Census of Center Star lists the following:

         William Butler   67 yrs  SC Farmer
         Margaret         54 yrs  TN
         Lee              31 yrs  AL
         Minor S          22 yrs  AL
         American An      16 yrs  AL
         William P.       14 yrs  AL

FRITTS CEMETERY
Township 2, Range 8, Section 32
Surveyed 6 Feb 2008
by Robert Torbert

Location: From Florence, go east on US 72 to Center Star and turn right on CR 33, go 0.8 mile, and turn left on CR 111 and go to the end,and turn left on CR 414. The cemetery is about 100 yards and on the right. An * indicates the correction of an error in the previous survey published on page 116 of Cemeteries of East Lauderdale County, Alabama.

    Name                     Born           Died         Notes
ALEXANDER, J.H.           17 Apr 1904    27 Nov 1904   s of WB & ME
MCCAIN, Creel C.                         15 Sep 1899   s of NJ
INGRAM, Spinks               Dec 1859       Sep        broken stone
HOLT, Horace G.           23 Jun 1897    28 Jun 1910   s of TM & LB
WILLIAMS, George (MD)     12 Jan 1854    24 May 1927   Mason
WILLIAMS, Susie C.        15 Dec 1874    17 Feb 1917   w of George
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth       23 Sep 1855    27 Jun 1894   w of George
WILLIAMS, George           2 May 1892     5 Feb 1916   s of Geo & Elizabeth
INGRAM, Callie            10 May 1872    21 Aug 1913
HAMNER, Lizzie Verganie*  27 Nov 1871    23 Oct 1898
FRITTS, Walter N.                1882           1933
FRITTS, Bobby              7 Nov 1927     9 Jan 1928   s of WN & Lula
FRITTS, Lillie May           Apr 1921    14 Sep 1923   d of WN & Lula
FRITTS, Arthur            21 Feb 1911    30 Apr 1912   s of WN & Lula
FRITTS, infant            14 Feb 1910    14 Feb 1910   s of WN & Lula
FRITTS, infant            18 Jan 1909    23 Jan 1909   s of WN & Lula
FRITTS, J.N. (Capt)       27 Mar 1847     5 Feb 1928   Mason & Riverboat Capt
FRITTS, M.G.               3 Jun 1850    12 Jan 1899   w of JN
FRITTS, Estella            7 Feb 1879    11 Nov 1961
FRITTS, Bethney S.        23 May 1893     6 Apr 1900
FRITTS, Thomas A.         17 Jul 1871    25 Dec 1930   Mason
LANIER, Samson C.          7 Jun 1803    18 Sep 1855   h of Sarah Adaline Knight
          married 9 Feb 1849 Lauderdale Co AL
KNIGHT, Carlisle W.       14 Jan 1800    10 May 1847   47y1m26d old
KNIGHT, Mary                                           no stone
MCCAIN, John              25 Apr 1880
MCCAIN, Mary J.            9 Jul 1884
MCCAIN, infant                                         infant of NJ
MCCAIN, infant                                         infant of NJ
COFFEE, Sarah D.          29 Oct 1804    14 Jul 1881   w of RS
COFFEE, R.S.              21 Mar 1800    21 Aug 1879
COFFEE, John Critz        30 Sep 1879    30 Oct 1879   s of RN & AB
COFFEE, Carvin*           24 May 1869    24 Jan 1877   s of RN & AB
COFFEE, infant             1 Jan 1862     1 Jan 1862   s of RN & AB
COFFEE, Thomas                                         no stone
SMITH, Mary B.             6 Sep 1900    17 Mar 1978
SMITH, Henry N.                  1898           1965
SMITH, Mollie D.                 1877           1947
SMITH, John H.                   1865           1933   h of Mollie
SMITH, Walter                    1905           1922
SMITH, Ralph                     1914           1914
SMITH, Joseph Kenneth     24 Jan 1913*   23 Jul 1941
EZELL, Clide              13 Oct 1910    19 Sep 1911   s of JM & SG
EZELL, Jinnie                               Jan 1918

JACKSON CEMETERY
Township 2, Range 8, Section 33
Contributed 27 Sep 2006
by Bob Torbert

Location: From Florence, go east on US 72 just past Elgin and turn south on CR 84.  Go about 3/4 mile and turn right at mailbox 843. Go between the two houses and up the lane to the top of the hill to the cemetery. This cemetery was surveyed in 1996 by James & Muriel Barnett and reviewed by Robert Torbert in Sept 2006.  Rows are numbered from east to west.

NAME                               DOB           DOD        ROW  NOTES
SIMPSON, Preston                   1842          1932       01   h of Catherine
SIMPSON, Catherine                 1847          1908       01
SIMPSON, Paul                      1875          1917       01   s of Preston
JACKSON, A.E.                    13FE1815      09JA1887     01   h of Cynthia; Laud m 18FE1844
JACKSON, Cynthia                 09AU1825      06AP1867     01
JACKSON, Aristises Lee           29OC1864      19JA1866     01
JACKSON, Blanche                 09JE1863        1864       01
JACKSON, Eveline                 05AP1857      21AU1859     01
McCARLEY, Baby                                              01
McCARLEY, Baby                                              01
McCARLEY, Lucy A.                30MH1885      21JL1885     01
McCARLEY, J.T.                   08JA1835      12MH1902     01
McCARLEY, Hattie Kate            17AP1879      12JL1908     01
McCARLEY, Lucy A. Jackson         MY1844        FE1924      01   w of JT
JACKSON, Willie F.               16AP1861      09MH1918     02   Woodman
RAY, Pearl                       16JL1888      22SE1888     03   d of HL & SE
RAY, Myrtle                      16JL1888      16JL1888     03   d of HL & SE
BUTLER, Mattie Polk              18AP1879      06JA1963     04
BUTLER, Nettie                   10AP1881      10NO1952     04
BUTLER, William Lee              16SE1886      16JL1947     04
BUTLER, Vella C.                 29JA1885      24DE1928     04
BUTLER, Martha J.                20MY1849      25DE1912     04   w of WP
BUTLER, William P.               22SE1845      01JA1916     04

McMURRY CEMETERY
Township 2, Range 8, Section 36
Surveyed 1 Mar 2008
by Robert Torbert

Location: From Florence, go east on US 72 through Elgin and turn right where CR 51 turns left before reaching first creek. Take the lane to the east of the metal barns and look east. The cemetery is on top of a hill and one stone can be seen from the lane. The cemetery is located in Sec 36, T2S, R8W. James owned this land in 1831. The Martindale family is reported to also be buried in this cemetery.


Name                         Born            Died        Notes
MCMURRY, James            15 Jan 1774     13 Jan 1858
MCMURRY, Rebecca          25 Mar 1775      8 May 1851   w of James

1850 Census lists:
  James McMurry 70 yrs (1780)  NC
  Rebecca       65 yrs (1785)  NC

neighbors:
  Thomas Martindale  50 yrs  SC
  Rebecca            50 yrs  SC
  Thomas             25 yrs  SC
  James              23 yrs  SC
  John               21 yrs  SC
  Nancy              18 yrs  TN
  George             16 yrs  TN
  Cynthia            13 yrs  TN
  Martha             11 yrs  AL

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CEMETERY
Township 2, Range 8, Section 10
Contributed 10 Sep 2006 by Bob Torbert

Location: From Florence, go east on US 72 to Elgin and turn north on AL 101.  Go about 3 miles and turn right on CR 76.  Go about 4 miles to the church.  The cemetery is behind the church.  This cemetery was surveyed in Sept 2006 by Robert Torbert.

NAME                          DOB           DOD      NOTES
PHILLIPS, Luther C.         08JA1935      18SE1998   h of PD
PHILLIPS, Persuial Dale     15DE1936
MELTON, Bonnie Sue          18AP1952                 w of DR
MELTON, Danny Ray           14AU1949      13NO1998
RICHARDSON, Marlin G.       30NO1948                 w of RJ
RICHARDSON, Royce J.        19DE1947      03AP1993
SIMPSON, Shirley Rene       24AP1967      06NO1996
ANDERS, Ada Hunt            30MY1909      23MY1993
POAGUE, Elois Anders        22MH1935      09JL2003   w of Wm
POAGUE, William S.          13FE1925      07JA1999
SPARKS, Kali Dawn           24JE1999      11SE2002
MARONA, Thomas Edward       02SE1967      01SE2003   h of Lisa
MARONA, Lisa Krout          03AP1963
BEDINGFIELD, Cledie Dura    08SE1927                 w of HL
BEDINGFIELD, Howard Lane    09JL1930      26AU2005   Pvt  USA  Korea
COTTRELL, Tina Michelle I   13SE1975      09MY2002

Update 11 Jun 2007 by Linda Waddell
LEATHERWOOD, Jessie Matison  28 Apr 1923  4 May 2007

PEDEN CEMETERY
Township 2, Range 8, Section 31
Surveyed 6 Feb 2008
by Robert Torbert

Location: From Florence, go east on US 72 to Center Star and turn right on CR 33. Just before the church, turn left on Walnut Creek Lane and go to box 110. The cemetery is on the right side and behind the house. An * indicates the correction of an error in the previous survey as published on page 300 of the Cemeteries of East Lauderdale County, Alabama. It is located T2S R8W Sec 31


Name                          Born          Died         Notes
STEVENERSON?, Reta               1854    11 Aug 1907
PEDEN, Joseph A.          15 Mar 1893    30 Sep 1894   s of JA & NA
PEDEN, Jackson D.*        19 Jun 1899    19 Sep 1899   s of JA & NA
PEDEN, N.A. (Mrs. J.A.)                                field stone
PEDEN, J.A                                             field stone
MCLAREN, Andrew              cir 1790    12 Feb 1855   Age 65 yrs
MCLAREN, Leanner             cir 1800     7 Sep 1855  *Age 55 yrs.; w of Andrew
BOUNDS, R.B                5 Aug 1868    14 Aug 1886   18 yrs 9 days
JONES, M.A                10 Nov 1833    13 Jan 1900   w of Levi
JONES, Levi*               4 Jan 1823     9 Nov 1899   76y10m5d
JONES, W.L.               26 Jul 1887*   14 Jul 189?

THORNTON-BUTLER CEMETERY
Township 2, Range 8, Section 34
Surveyed 1 Mar 2008
by Robert Torbert

Location: From Florence, go east on US 72 through Elgin and turn right on CR 572 Bare right on CR 573 and continue to where the road divides at the locked field gates. Walk down the right lane, just past a lone tree there is a field gate. Go through the gate and straight ahead to the wooded area where the cemetery is fenced This location is Sec 34, T2S, R8W. An * indicates the correction of an error in the earlier survey published on page 76 of Cemeteries of East Lauderale County, Alabama.


Name                               Born         Died        Notes
THORNTON, William Henry         22 Jul 1817   31 Aug 1855
T, J.H.                                       16 M   1851
BROWN, Lela                     12 Aug 1883   31 Mar 1921   w of BF
BROWN, Alfred R.                 7 Jul 1847   25 Nov 1893
CAULK, Sherman D.                2 Feb 1918   23 Mar 1918   s of BH & VG*
GRIGSBY, Verly B.                6 Jan 1902   18 Dec 1904   d of JA & ME
GRIGSBY, Freddy L                3 Mar 1893   25 Oct 1895   s of JA & ME
JACKSON, Sarah Belle             3 May 1916   25 Apr 1917   d of LG & GA
JACKSON, Vona Odell             21 Jun 1918   29 Jan 1919   d of LG & GA
KENNEDY, G. Annie Leatherwood   14 Feb 1850   25 Dec 1888   w of Simpson A.
KENNEDY, Donna S.                2 Aug 1905    8 Nov 1906   s of WP & EO
KENNEDY, infant                 20 Sep 1909   20 Sep 1909   d of Willis P & Ella
KENNEDY, infant                  9 Mar 1898   31 Mar 1898   d of TL & MD
KENNEDY, infant                  9 Mar 1898   20 Apr 1905   d of TL & MD
KENNEDY, infant                    Oct 1895      Oct 1895   s of TL & MD
KENNEDY, John S.                 8 Apr 1875   15 Apr 1885   s of SA & GA
KENNEDY, S Solan                 3 Oct 1911   12 Nov 1914
KENNEDY, Thomas L.              23 Oct 1871   29 Dec 1915   Woodman
KENNEDY, W.P                     6 Oct 1879   26 Jan 1928   h of Ella
KENNEDY, M.Danie                21 Apr 1874   18 Oct 1931   w of TL
KENNEDY, Simpson A.             15 Jul 1841   28 Mar 1902
LOVELL, Velpo                   21 Mar 1907    8 May 1907   s of JW & Josie F. (no stone)
LOVELL, Josephine E. Smith         Mar 1868      1930's     no stone
MCDONALD, Pauline               17 May 1906   15 Dec 1918   d of LC & OV
POWERS, John Lewis              14 May 1840    8 Feb 1880
W., L.T.                                                    did not find

1880 Census states:
  S.A. Kennedy  33 yrs TN
  Ann E.        29 yrs MS
  Arabell       10 yrs TN
  Thomas         8 yrs AL
  John S.        4 yrs AL
  Willis T.      7 mos AL

1900 Census states:
  Thomas L. Kennedy  Oct 1871 AL
  Dana               Apr 1875
  Felix H.           Jul 1894 AL
  Thomas W.          Mar 1897 AL
  Josephine          May 1899 AL

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