Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

OLD BAPTIST CEMETERY in Hollywood and PRICE CEMETERY

Expand Messages
  • Ann B. Chambless
    The first documented burial in the Old Baptist Cemetery in Hollywood, Alabama, was that of Joseph Edwin Swink, son of P. D. and F. G. Swink who lived in old
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 5, 2011
    • 0 Attachment
      The first documented burial in the Old Baptist Cemetery in Hollywood,
      Alabama, was that of Joseph Edwin Swink, son of P. D. and F. G. Swink
      who lived in old Bellefonte. According to his grave marker, Joseph
      Edwin Swink was 8 months and 7 days old at the time of his death in
      1850. In the July 1980 edition of THE JACKSON COUNTY CHRONICLES, I
      wrote about the early history of the Mud Creek Primitive Baptist
      Church. Their first church building site was located near the banks of
      Mud Creek in the Carns area. Their second church site was located in
      Hollywood, Alabama, where a building was constructed in 1847. According
      to church minutes, the membership paid $22.625 for a stove for the new
      building in January 1848. This date is in keeping with the first
      inscribed grave marker in the church cemetery which is known today as
      the Old Baptist Cemetery in Hollywood. Several years ago, there was a
      grave marker in the church cemetery for a Mr. Swink with burial date of
      1849. The last time I saw this marker, it was on the ground (in
      several pieces). However, the 1850 marker for the Swink infant is still
      standing.

      In the July 2008 edition of THE JACKSON COUNTY CHRONICLES, I wrote about
      Price Cemetery and its namesake, John Price whose wife was Margaret.
      Three of their daughters married Starkeys. Their descendants believe
      John and Margaret Price were the first persons buried in what became the
      Price Cemetery. In 1858, Pleasant Ledbetter purchased 40 acres that
      adjoined the John Price farm. A few years later, Pleasant Ledbetter
      gave the land for the Price Cemetery which is now a large, public burial
      site. In addition to John and Margaret Price and their daughter,
      Rebeca (Price) Starkey, some of the other early burials in Price
      Cemetery include: Joshua Holder, 1878; Nancy Holder, 1882; Winston
      Holder, 1885; Thomas Holder, 1892; Pleasant Ledbetter, 1885; Lucy Jane
      (Ivey) Holder, 1886; James Owens, 1896; C. C. Ledbetter, 1899; Catherine
      Ledbetter, 1900; Martha (Wheeler) Miller, 1905; Clarissa (Gossett)
      Holder, 1909; George L. Shrader, 1917; James Woodston Holder, 1918; and
      Mary F. (Ledbetter) Shrader, 1919.
      Ann B. Chambless



      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.