LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 1, RANGE 9
Township 1, Range 9, Sections 18/19
Photo by Laurie Morris
Contributed 9 Sep 2006
by Bob Torbert
Location: From Florence, go east on US 72 and north on US 43. At Green Hill turn right on CR 47 and go to CR 140. The church is located at this intersection and the cemetery is beside the church. This cemetery was surveyed by Karen & Doris McGee, Muriel Barnett, Eletha Howard and Judy Mason in 1995. It was updated by Robert Torbert in Sept 2006. An * indicates the correction of an error in the earlier survey. Rows are numbered from CR 47.
NAME DOB DOD ROW NOTES BALENTINE, Garrett Wayne Sr. 24JL1915 27AU1991 01 BALENTINE, Jessie T. 03AP1891 05FE1942 01 h of LM BALENTINE, Lillie Mae 30JL1894 09OC1981 01 BALENTINE, Dorothy Aday 30MY1922 13AP2005 01 w of Wm; m 10AU1941 BALENTINE, William (Will) 07DE1919 see additions 01 CREWS, Thelma Agnes 04FE1923 14AU2003 02 CREWS, Denver Thomas 24JE1922 23NO2000 02 CTM USN WW-II DAVIS, Louise S. 29AP1938 02 w of Bobby DAVIS, Bobby R. 25JE1935 05JE1999 02 m 3SE1956 BURGESS, Nettie S. 1860 1948 03 w of JD BURGESS, John D. 1858 1936 03 SMOTHERMAN, Ester Idell 03DE1888 06MH1924 03 SMOTHERMAN, W.J. 10MY1921 24NO1934 03 SMOTHERMAN, William T. 05JL1943 13FE1972 03 SP4 HHN 1 BN 29 Inf Vietnam SMOTHERMAN, Homer A. 09OC1911 27MY1977 03 KILLEN, Regneald Clark 11AU1972 03 one date KELLEY, Elmer C. 14JE1904 08JL1985 03 h of Flora KELLEY, Flora Mel 22JE1908 20JL1995 03 m 6JE1926 HAYGOOD, Mary F. 1867 1932 03 w of John HAYGOOD, John R. 1870 1936 03 HAYGOOD, Clifford 1905 1954 03 NICHOLSON, Bessie 03OC1888 15AP1969 04 w of Frank NICHOLSON, Frank 03NO1879 10AP1965 04 NICHOLSON, William H. 17MH1852 01AU1930 04 NICHOLSON, Mattie J. 10DE1851 06DE1930 04 w of WH NICHOLSON, Oscar P. 29JE1895 23MY1935 04 BURGESS, Bessie D. 17JE1891 08OC1966 04 w of HL BURGESS, Hugh Lee 05FE1881 28MH1947 04 BURGESS, infant 15FE1931 04 s of Carter & Evelyn PRUNTY, Evelyn Doris 05SE1910 15FE1931 04 BURGESS, H.L. Jr. 17OC1919 13JE1997 04 Mason; USN WW-II BURGESS, Michael Lee 28SE1953 04 USN Vietnam WRIGHT, infant 04JL1951 05 d of WH WRIGHT, M. Elizabeth 11AP1933 03MY1938 05 BURGESS, John M. (Sonny) 18MY1935 16AP2005 05 MARKS, Arling Douglas 01DE1921 22SE1995 06 h of ML MARKS, Mary L. 23AP1922 15JA1990 06 WILLIS, I. 06 WILLIS, O. 06 SHAVER, baby 06 SHAVER, M. 06 WILLIS, Q. 06 SCOTT, Jessie F. 28NO1896 16MY1961 06 SCOTT, Buford B. 12JE1903 29OC1983 06 SCOTT, Joe M. Sr. 20JL1899 21DE1973 06 h of Ollie SCOTT, Ollie Lee 05OC1904 06FE1982 06 WHITE, Lessie Scott 10FE1932 06 w of EC WHITE, Edward C. 13FE1926 28FE2005 06 S2 USN WW-II SCOTT, Helen E. 11OC1926 18JE1997 06 w of Joe; m 26DE1945 SCOTT, Joe M. 16MY1923 08AU2003 06 SCOTT, Joseph Michael (Mike) 18AP1961 11JE2005 06 STOKES, Barbara Scott 13DE1937 12FE2004 07 SCOTT, Irene Elizabeth 01DE1903 26SE1967 07 w of WE SCOTT, Willie Elvis 03SE1894 06SE1966 07 SCOTT, Clyde 1937 1937 07 SCOTT, Willie R. 1934 1935 07 SCOTT, baby 1935 1935 07 SCOTT, Ada 1869 1956 07 SCOTT, W.T. 1864 1929 07 SCOTT, Henry 07 s of WT SCOTT, Flora B. 07 d of WT PERRY, Mamie Scott 28SE1921 16SE2002 07 w of WR; m 16AP1936 PERRY, William Ralph Sr. 08DE1914 30JE1994 07 F1 USN WW-II LILES, William J. 28AP1852 23MY1916 09 WILLIAMS, Dora E. 13AP1911 12AU1919 09 WILLIAMS, infant 16FE1921 16FE1921 09 s of Dudley & Jennie BUTLER, John H. 10SE1853 26OC1934 10 BUTLER, Lucy 01MH1854 23AU1923 10 w of JH BUTLER, James E. 22FE1883 07AU1923 10 BUTLER, Major J. 24OC1889 02AU1926 10 ALLEN?, Jackson? 17DE1860 22DE1861 10 hard to read MYRICK, Sarah 15AU1827 26JE1855 10 w of James C. BLACK, Evelyn 31AU1918 10AP1934 11 BLACK, Mary V. 08JE1881 26DE1961 11 w of MH BLACK, Martin H. 17NO1870 22DE1932 11 MITCHELL, Mamie Black 07FE1908 07AP1950 11 ISBELL, Carthel E. 13SE1928 18SE2002 11 h of Mary; m 20AU1949 ISBELL, Mary L. 29AU1930 11 HILL, Martha Ann 13JA1859 14OC1861 11 hard to read ROBBINS, Christopher Matthew 16JE1980 24MY2006 11 BURGESS, Charles Larry 01SE1926 23JL2001 11 S1 USN WW-II BURGESS, Elease Hill 23AU1930 11 w of CL; m 10JA1948 BURGESS, James D. 16MH1967 07FE2006 11 s of CL & EH LILES, Henretta V. 07JA1878 21SE1938 12 LILES, Z.J.H. 05DE1856 18FE1928 12 LILES, infants 12 daughters of ZJH & Henretta RICHARDSON, Martha B. 22MY1811 12 w of David; born Moore Co NC RICHARDSON, David 02MY1809 11MH1844 12 born Moore Co NC HAYGOOD, Martha Elizabeth 24OC1890 06NO1924 12 m of Floyd/Alton/Helen/Clark WALKER, William (Rev) 03MH1847 28MH1913 13 ANGEL, Lizzie 26DE1872 12SE1878 13 d of JM & SA ANGEL, Willie 20SE1853 03MH1878 13 s of JM & M STRONG, Lydia 22AU1818 25JE1854 13 w of Thomas CHISHOLM, John 28JA1779 09MY1861 13 Capt 1Regt TN Militia War1812 CHISHOLM, Sally 20JE1781 23OC1840 13 w of John; born Baltimore, MD GARRARD, John H. * 30SE1837 22FE1911 13 Pvt Co I 9 Regt AL CSA MARKHAM, Lewis 07OC1763 25SE1846 14 Sgt Continental Line Rev War SWINEA, Danny Carroll 19OC1952 22OC1952 14 SWINEA, Thomas 1865 1890 14 SWINEA, James T. 13SE1883 24MY1887 14 SWINEA, William A. 08MY1881 19FE1897 14 SWINEA, Velma 25JA1892 03SE1911 14 SWINEA, F.J. 04MH1853 29DE1899 14 SWINEA, Sarah Ellin 09MH1862 15NO1915 14 w of FJ SWINEA, Lizzie Snow 13AP1895 26AP1928 14 SWINEA, Benton 31JA1928 26MY1928 14 SWINEA, Clinton 31JA1928 18SE1928 14 twin SWINEA, Thomas E. 05FE1915 01AU1929 14 HILL, Millisa 15 m of Tie Clemmons & Dovie P. HILL, David Lewis * 03MY1869 04DE1875 15 s of HR & ME HILL, Hiram Thomas 06MH1873 30MY1936 15 s of HR & ME HILL, Sarah E. Hartsfield 15 w of HT; m 14DE1893 HILL, Henry R. (Rev) 19DE1844 13JL1923 15 Co C 16 AL Inf CSA HILL, Mary E. 28FE1842 25MH1931 15 w of HR (Rev) HILL, John W. 1872 1958 15 HILL, Mary Bessie 11MH1905 09DE1913 15 d of HT & Sarah E. HILL, Dora Irene 26FE1896 14JA1913 15 d of HT & Sarah E. HILL, Polly 03AP1808 16MY1878 15 Double HILL, Lewis Monroe 21NO1807 04JL1856 15 Stone HILL, Henry 25NO1776 01DE1850 15 HILL, Judith 25NO1777 31JL1852 15 w of Henry HILL, Green Berry 25NO1803 08OC1852 15 HILL, Catharine died 08JE1825 15 aged about 24 yrs. Hill, Martha A. 21JA1827 05FB1827 15 dau of G. B. & N. Hill HAYGOOD, Columbus F. 16OC1850 18MH1937 15 double stone with Kiney HAYGOOD, Kiney 22DE1875 06MY1952 15 HAYGOOD, William Newton 26OC1897 18JE1967 15 h of Maggie HAYGOOD, Maggie P. 02JA1902 14MH1989 15 HAYGOOD, James W. 22DE1894 10OC1895 16 HAYGOOD, Liddie Ann 1832 1906 16 w of JJ HAYGOOD, James Jackson 1830 1888 16 HILL, Mary 25JE1808 18OC1871 16 w of James HILL, James 14AP1811 08JE1853 16 HILL, Rosanera 14SE1836 13JA1909 16 w of CS HILL, Calvin Smith 09JA1832 04AP1911 16 CSA KENNEDY, Luther Paschal FE1847 DE1919 17 Pvt Co B 6 TX Inf CSA KENNEDY, Fannie Hardwick DE1848 JL1901 17 w of LP KENNEDY, infants 17 infants of LP & FH HARDWICK, Joseph B. 01OC1820 26DE1892 17 Pvt Co C 7 AL Inf CSA BRETHERICK, Amanda 1858 1951 17 d of Wm & Sarah BRETHERICK, William D. 04AP1861 30AU1861 17 s of J & MJ BRETHERICK, James W. 03OC1862 21OC1862 17 s of J & MJ BRETHERICK, Martha J. 11AP1838 10MH1864 17 w of J BRETHERICK, Robert D. 14DE1873 12JA1890 17 s of James & MC CANHORN?, Albert C. 17MY1882 11AP1900 17 s of WW & MH CAUHORN, Little Willie 24MH1901 26MH1901 17 s of WJ CAUHORN, W. J. 20DE1870 01AU1903 17 YOUNG, Gertrude 18?? 19?? 17 Flat slab hard to read YOUNG, Mamie 17 Flat slab hard to read CAMPER, Andrew Jr. 10MH1848 JL1925 18 h of Mary CAMPER, Mary Ann 14DE1854 11DE1933 18 HAMMOND, infant 06JE1923 18 s of JL & Sallie LeMASTER, Samuel H. 05MY1836 26AU1919 18 s of Capt JW LeMASTER, William H. 12DE1841 19AU1925 18 s/JW; Pvt Co E 29 Reg IL Inf LeMASTER, R.E. 07JE1845 07OC1905 18 LeMASTER, Robert L. 28JL1871 30SE1883 18 s of Wm H. LeMASTER, Sophronia A. 05AU1827 07JA1879 18 d of Capt JW & NL LeMASTER, Nancy L. 21JA1801 14MH1872 18 w of Capt JW LeMASTER, J.W. (Capt) 21OC1793 09SE1876 18 Capt TN Militia War of 1812 WEATHERS, Nola Joyce 05DE1918 20MH2004 18 Eastern Star PHILLIPS, Artie Mae Powers 17AU1928 08JL1947 19 GLOVER, Ida Dee 18JA1909 01OC1989 19 KELLEY, William C. 26MH1879 15FE1946 19 h of Mattie KELLEY, Mattie 15AP1885 02MY1938 19 Double Stone HAMMOND, Mary Ella 21OC1909 02MH1975 19 HAMMOND, J.L. 02JA1868 05JA1931 19 HAMMOND, Sallie J. 15MH1878 05NO1967 19 KILLEN, John Milton 14OC1909 14SE1971 19 Mason KILLEN, infant 27NO1937 19 d of Milton & Carolyn CAUHORN, Mary H. 13DE1846 16MH1921 19 w of WW CAUHORN, William W. 07DE1845 02FE1932 19 Double Stone RAY, Archibald D. 23JE1862 03DE1943 19 h of JE RAY, Joannah E. 25OC1868 29AP1961 19 SCOTT, Ruby May Ray 09MY1899 07OC1993 19 w of Coleman SCOTT, Coleman C. 30AU1892 29SE1971 19 Pvt USA WW-II ROBINSON, Margaret Cauhorn 26NO1866 29JA1916 19 w of Thomas I. HALL, H.E. Jr. 07MH1918 14MH1918 19 s of HE KELLEY, Trudy B. 23AU1937 20 w of JE KELLEY, Johnnie Edward 11FE1932 17OC2004 20 USAF Korea DONALSON, Andy Joe 20 Age 37 DONALSON, Gregory M. 20 Additions Aug 2008, by Gail McMurray Row 1, Balentine, William (Bill) DOD 19JULY2007; Row 4, Burgess, Michael Lee DOD 11MARCH2008; Row 6, Torres-Burgos, Jamie A. DOB 05 OCT 1942 DOD 16 MAR 2008; Row 11, Isbell, Mary L. DOD 01JUL2007; Row 11, Mitchell, Russell Lee DOB 28 Jun 1920 DOD 23 Jan 2007 World War II Row 21, Hare, Frank Stanley DOB 18 MA 1944, DOD 07July2008 [NOTE: Pictures of tombstones with file names that begin with McMurray were taken by Gail McMurray. Gail is working on getting Tabernacle Cemetery a historical marker. Pictures with file names that begin with Morris were taken by Laurie Morris. Laurie works on the Hill family, and would like information on this tombstone for an unknown Hill.] Notes on Tabernacle Church and cemetery contributed by Laurie Morris. According to William Q. Hill, there is no clear evidence where the name of this church and cemetery originated, but some have suggested that the land was first established as a Hill Family burial place and later became a community cemetery. The oldest grave in the church is that of Catharine Hill, first wife of Green Berry Hill, who died 8 June 1825, establishing Tabernacle as one of the earliest burial sites in the county. The small white church now standing was built in 1869, but local tradition has it that there were two log church buildings prior to this that burned. The first church supposedly burned when nearby woods caught fire; the second log church burned after a log rolled from the church fireplace following a service. The first church is thought to have been built between 1830 and 1840; the second church may have been built about 1842. Henry Hill was the minister for the first log church; his ordination certificate was recorded in the Court House of Lauderdale County on 29 December 1829. The present church was built with building materials furnished by Henry Alexander Killen and others in the community. One of those who did the carpentry work was Rev. Henry Randolph Hill (Henry's grandson), who was also the first minister of the new church. Many early settlers are buried in Tabernacle Cemetery, a number of whom were related to the Hill family through marriage or whom had close ties with the family.1 Tabernacle Church and Cemetery are located about 1/8 mile off US 43, at the intersection of CR 47 and CR 140, about 250 yards from Rogers High School. The Hill graves are located at the back of the cemetery1. In 19592, William Hill wrote that the church was being used only for funeral services and memorial services. In June 20013, the church and grounds were in good condition, but do not know if the church is still being used in any capacity. There is no sign or marker for either church or cemetery. Sources: 1. Hill, William Q. A History of Green Hill and Some Surrounding Communities in Lauderdale County, Alabama with 54 Cemeteries of the County. William Q Hill, Florence, AL. 1978. 2. Garrett, Jill K. and Iris McClain. Some Cemeteries of Lauderdale County, Alabama. Jill K. Garrett, Columbia, TN. 1970 3. Personal visit to Green Hill of Laurie Morris in June 2001.
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