I'm enjoying this thread very much. Thanks for taking us along with you!
Old Cemetary's interest me also and have visited many in south Alabama. I use to be appauled by broken head stones thinking perhaps vandals were breaking them. After seeing several stones like the following, I now think that falling trees through the years have taken a toll on many headstones.
These pictures were taken at grave sites along the "Old Federal Road" in Monroe County Alabama:
Looks like some carving going on in the tree that surrounds this headstone.
Not far away from here in northern Baldwin County near the Ft. Mims massacre site is the resting place of the famous Creek Chief Red Eagle also known as William Weatherford. I'm distant relative to this man.
Thanks again DeBandi for taking us on these extremely interesting trips. I sure wish I could tell a story as good as you can!