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Old 06-22-2010, 06:12 PM   #61
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I hope you let someone at the courthouse know where these are. Probably varies by state, but the presence of a cemetary affects buying and selling land.
Dad and I found an old family cemetary a long time ago. I was on an XR75 if that tells you anything. The graves were mostly from 1840 or so. That land changed hands 10 years ago and nobody knew about it. Dad just happened to hear the right person talking about the land selling and brought it up. It's much easier to get to now. A big middle finger to whoever stole the iron fence around it.
I like to stop and take breaks at these places, especially the old ones.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:25 AM   #62
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come on, we're all awaiting another instalment,,,,,
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:26 PM   #63
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come on, we're all awaiting another instalment,,,,,
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:19 PM   #64
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I hear you loud and clear.


I'll be exploring another old cemetery this coming weekend.

Stay tuned.



Thanks all....
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:25 PM   #65
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David, I have fallen behind on your ride reports! Didn't know you had started this one, too.

Not to take over your report... more like to add to it... Some time when you are a little east I will tell you about Doc Holliday's mum's grave in Valdosta, GA...



And the first Catholic cemetary in the state (here's a hint... it's not in Savannah like a lot of folks believe)
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:32 PM   #66
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This lost cemetery dates from 1865.





Most of the names have long been washed away with time.




Only a few markers are still legible.














Next to the grave of John & Nancy Thompson's infant son, I discover







Samuel Rogers.





His wife, Delila, rests peacefully next to him.






I also find a couple of stacked stone graves.















The names have long been lost.




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Old 07-11-2010, 02:02 PM   #67
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Interesting, LnC.

I found two different spellings of the same last name.
If you can access a local public library that has copies of the census journals (they're normally on microfis) you can get a wealth of info about misspellings of last names and quick family trees. Can't remember when the census started,

Most or your and my ancestors earlier than 1860/1870's had very limited literacy. Many also changed the spelling of names but made no legal record of it at their court house.

Also you will probably be surprised when doing a google search for "name grave Alabama", etc. Many 1800 cemetery's inventory can be found on google. Not sure yet but the cemetery above may have been a black cemetery, lots of the really remote cemeteries were for poor blacks.

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http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/cartlab/pu.../historic2.pdf
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:38 PM   #68
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Excellent thread De. My wife's family is from Allybama, Myrtlewood to be exact. Great subject, great pics and sweet bike. Keep it coming.
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Your photography skills get better every time.
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:58 PM   #70
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Fascinating. Thanks for the pictures and stories.
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Super set of photos. Delila's broken headstone has a nice effect--goes along with the calmness of an old cemetery.
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Fine Job Dave.
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If you can access a local public library that has copies of the census journals (they're normally on microfis) you can get a wealth of info about misspellings of last names and quick family trees. Can't remember when the census started,

Most or your and my ancestors earlier than 1860/1870's had very limited literacy. Many also changed the spelling of names but made no legal record of it at their court house.

Also you will probably be surprised when doing a google search for "name grave Alabama", etc. Many 1800 cemetery's inventory can be found on google. Not sure yet but the cemetery above may have been a black cemetery, lots of the really remote cemeteries were for poor blacks.

LnC
Below is a link to a list of cemeteries in AL and last names of inventory by last names in a PDF file. Spelling is normally more accurate since it often originated from census records.

http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/cartlab/pu.../historic2.pdf



Thanks LnC...
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