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Three of the four tombstones (left) that remain standing.
The large rock (right) was put there by the town with the
intention to eventually put a plaque of some kind to mark
the cemetery.
Most of the tombstones are leaning up against trees, or in
the hedgerow of woods and undergrowth that surrounds
the cemetery.
This cemetery is also known as the Martin Cemetery (although I don't know why), Stone School House
Cemetery, or District #11 Cemetery. The former stone school house right on the corner was Alabama's
original School District #11. South of the school is the cemetery, and south of that was the First
Universalist Church of Alabama.
There are only four tombstones left standing. Most of them are in the hedgerow or up against a tree.
There are five stones I cannot account for at all. They are indicated below with an asterisk after the
inscription entry. But take heart! This is one of the two cemeteries on my list for restoration. (The other
one is Wheatville Cemetery.) I am hoping to find the missing five tombstones hiding in the undergrowth in
the woods. The four tombstones
left standing are pictured on a seperate page (if your interested) by
clicking on the link.

Information for this cemetery was taken from "Tombstone Inscriptions From The Abandoned
Cemeteries And Farm Burials of Genesee County" Compiled by LaVerne C. Cooley. I cannot verify the
inscriptions until the stones are pieced back together. However, if Cooley hadn't taken the time back in
the 1950's to do this, there would be no record at all of these people.
The school house on the corner, now a residence, is built of stone and has extremely thick walls. The
property for the school was purchased by the town of Alabama in 1839. It remained district #11 until the
1950's when the school districts consolidated, and the property was sold. We now have one school district
which we share with the town of Oakfield.
The First Universalist Society of Alabama is quite a mystery. There is no physical evidence that a
church ever stood there; but it did exist. In 1843 the Society purchased the property and incorporated.
Both documents are recorded in the Genesee County Clerk's Office. So far I only know four of the
members. By the printing of the 1850 map however, the church is not shown.
I have contacted the Archivist, for the UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association), for any record of a
Universalist Church in Alabama. He kindly sent me some information and put me in the right direction of
who to contact. This will eventually be included on the "Churches" page.

Baker, Mahala, wife of Nathan Baker, Jr., died June 6, 1830, aged 38 years.

Baker, Mahala, died January 7, 1844, aged 18 years, 10 months

Brooks, Chauncey, son of Sylvester and Prudency Brooks, died February 17, 1842,. age 19 years, 1 month and 5
days. *

Calkins, Eli, died June 9, 1838, aged 25 years, 9 months and 25 days.

Coon, Simon, died December 25, 1853, aged 74 years.

Dobell, Daniel, died January 13, 1850, aged 75 years.

Dobell, Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Dobell, died September 12, 1842, aged 77 years. *

Goodwin, Radie, daughter of William and Julia Goodwin, died April 8, 1871, aged 15 years, 8 months and 24 days.

Irving, Thomas, died April 19, 1832, aged 77 years.

Palmer, Caroline, wife of J. H. Palmer and daughter of Nathan and ..... (rest of stone buried)
Shattuck, Charlotte I., daughter of Joseph B. and Angeline Shattuck; granddaughter of N. and M. Baker, died
November 17, 185l, aged 5 years, 2 months and 3 days. *

Smith, Elizabeth, died June 18, 1863, aged 84 years. *

Terry, Orinda, wife of William M. Terry, died April 23, 1853, aged 37 years.

Wortman, John N., son of A. and Lozetta Wortman, died August 26, 1843, aged 8 years, 1 month and 8 days. *