Old Oil Mill Cemetery, Demopolis
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Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 15:00:49 -0000
From: "mljonesv" <mljonesV@...>
Subject: Historic Cemetery Register/Alabama
The Association of Black Genealogists of Alabama is proud to announce
that the first African American Cemetery in Demopolis, Alabama known
as the Old Oil Mill Cemetery has been placed on the Alabama Historic
Cemetery Register. This is the fourth cemetery in Alabama that has
been placed on the Register.
This cemetery's burial sites date back to the mid 1800. It was first
called the French Cemetery, because it was used by the French
settlement of Demopolis. Later, it was given the the African
Americans. Among others, burial sites at this cemetery include Dr.
A.G. Gaston's grandparents and his mother.
I am also proud of this achievement because two of my uncles, and
four of my aunts are buried there dating back to the late 1920s and