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  • Bill Nichols
    ... Contributed by Jane Nichols, February 2000 OLD BELLEFONTE CEMETERY, JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA This cemetery is located on County road 33 by
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 3, 2002
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      Contributed by Jane Nichols, <ren@...>
      February 2000

      OLD BELLEFONTE CEMETERY, JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA

      This cemetery is located on County road 33 by the
      bridge at Town Creek.
      This is a very old cemetery and doesn�t have a lot of
      readable headstones left.
      The ones that are there are broken and fallen down.
      Given here are the ones I
      could read, then a list of who was buried there is
      given. These are according
      to Annie Coleman Proctor�s book at the Scottsboro
      Public Library printed in
      the early 1960�s.

      Tombstones transcribed on February 3, 1999

      IN MEMORY OF MAJ. JOHN W. AMBRISTER, SON OF JOHN
      AMBRISTER
      LATE OF BLOUNT CO TENN. WHO DIED JANUARY 8, 1855.
      AGED 41 YEARS 2 MONTHS & 23 DAYS

      SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF SARAH ALVENA, DAUGHTER OF ALVA
      & SARAH T.F. FINLEY
      WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPTEMBER 27TH 1812
      AGED 5 YEARS 10 MONTHS AND 2 DAYS

      SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF COL. ALVA FINLEY WHO DIED
      NOVEMBER 13TH 1843
      AGED 38 YEARS AND 27 DAYS
      THIS WAS ON THE MARKER:
      HE WAS A HUSBAND EXEMPLARY, A FATHER AFFECTIONATE; AND
      TO HIS SERVANTS
      COMPASSIONATE.
      TO THE POOR AND NEEDY A FRIEND AND BENEFACTOR.
      IN HIM WAS THE SCRIPTURE FULFILLED WHICH SAYS, BLESSED
      ARE THE MERCIFUL FOR
      THEY SHALL OBTAIN MERCY.
      READER, LIKE HIM YOU TOO MUST DIE, FOR ALL ARE
      HASTENING TO THE LAMB,
      WITHOUT DELAY FOR FAVOUR CRY, NOR SEEK TO ANTIDOTE
      YOUR DOOM.
      THEN LET THE MONSTER HURL HIS WANT AND YOUR EFFULGENCE
      IN YOUR HEART, AND
      FILL YOUR SOUL WITH SAVED SURPRISE.

      JOHN T. MARTIN, BORN IN GRUNDY, SOUTH CAROLINA
      NOVEMBER 21ST 1775, DIED IN
      JACKSON COUNTY, AL MAY 29TH 1842

      RACHEL MARTIN, DAUGHTER OF JOHN BURNS & WIFE OF JOHN
      T. MARTIN, BORN IN
      KERSHAW DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA 1780 DIED IN JACKSON
      COUNTY, AL MARCH 29TH
      1842

      DANIEL McNAIR MARTIN BORN 9-4-1800 DIED 11-28-1886

      HENRY DAVIS, BORN IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN. NOVEMBER
      12TH 1810 DIED IN
      BELLEFONTE, ALA. JAN. 10TH 1841

      SPER NEWTON MARTIN BORN JULY 20TH 1842 IN BELLEFONTE,
      AL, DIED IN THE SAME
      PLACE SEPTEMBER 19TH 1860

      SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF CAROLINE ELIZABETH, DAUGHTER
      OF ?? & ?? MARTIN
      OCTOBER THE 8TH 1810
      AGED 8 MONTHS AND 14 DAYS

      HENRY DAVIS, SENR. BORN IN MECKLENBURG CO. NORTH
      CAROLINA AUG. 27TH 1767
      DIED IN BELLEFONTE, AL AUG. 18TH 1857

      SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES K. POLK SUGG, SON OF
      JOEL & MARGARET SUGG
      BORN 12-?? DIED 1-23-??

      SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM MORRISON, SON OF JOEL
      & MARGARET SUGG BORN
      ?? AND DIED ??

      LYMAN JAMES BORN MARCH 23RD 1796 AND DIED DECEMBER
      16TH 1831

      SALLY D. WIFE OF THOMAS FROST AGE 27


      THESE WERE THE ONLY ONES I COULD READ OR GET TO.
      THIS NEXT LIST IS THE LIST OF ANNIE COLEMAN PROCTOR
      FROM HER BOOKS AT THE
      SCOTTSBORO LIBRARY.

      WILLIAM BRYANT N/A N/A
      MARY ELIZABETH BRYANT N/A N/A
      INFANT SON OF ARTHOR N/A
      CRABTREE
      ELIZABETH ANN SIMPSON AGE 3 N/A
      NANCY (THOMAS) JUSTICE N/A N/A
      LYMAN JAMES N/A 12-216-1830
      (COULD BE LYMAN JAMES??)
      MAJOR JOWN W. AMBRESTER 1813 1-8-1855
      HESS ALLEN INFANT N/A
      LEWIS CONSO WILLIS N/A
      JOSHUA P. FROST AGE 3 N/A
      SALLY D. FROST AGE 27 N/A
      MEREDITH P. FROST, INFANT N/A
      LUCINDA C. FROST AGE 27 N/A
      RUTH GILBERT INFANT N/A
      ANNIE (SCRUGGS) JONES N/A N/A
      MARGARET SCRUGGS 11-19-1808 7-18-1868
      ADA RODEN AGE 28 N/A
      JAMES K. POLK SUGG N/A
      VIRGINIA MAY MARTIN AGE 3 N/A
      DANIEL M. MARTIN, JR. AGE 4 N/A
      ELBERT K. MARTIN AGE 3 N/A
      JOHN T. MARTIN (S.C.) 11-21-1775 5-29-1842
      RACHEL (BURNS) MARTIN (S.C.)1780 3-29-1842
      ALICE MARTIN INFANT N/A
      WILLIAM B. MARTIN, SON OF D.M. 11-21-1822 2-26-1886
      SARAH ANN CRUMPLER N/A
      MARGARET J. CRUMPLER N/A
      HOMER DODSON, INFANT SON OF GORDON N/A
      SALLIE WHISSENANT, WIFE OF J.L. 1856 2-15-1926
      L.O.R. WHISSENANT AGE 21 N/A
      WILLIAM M. GRIDER N/A
      MARY A. CROFFORD, WIFE OF G.W. 12-25-1852 3-7-1907
      MARY J. CROFFORD 1-4-1832 2-11-1904
      COL. ALVA FINLEY N/A 11-13-1848
      SARAH ALVENA FINLEY N/A 9-12-1812
      ? CRAWFORD AGE 50 N/A
      LUCIE CRAWFORD AGE 5 N/A
      ? CRAWFORD N/A N/A
      INFANT CRAWFORD N/A N/A
      P.C. CRAWFORD AGE 34 N/A
      SAMUEL GAY 5-13-1797 4-22-1851
      ELIZABETH GAY 1-7-1801 8-20-1847
      E.E. GAY 4-10-1832 7-1837
      HENRY MARTIN DAVIS, SR.(NC) 8-27-1767 8-16-1857
      HENRY MARTIN DAVIS, JR.(TN) 11-12-1810 1-10-1841
      WILLIAM GILLISPE STEWART 10-8-1830 11-1898
      VIRGINIA (GAINES) STEWART 7-20-1812 9-19-1850?
      WILLIAM MORRISON, INFANT N/A
      JOHN STANDEFER N/A
      DESDEMOMY SWOPE N/A
      INFANT McCLURE N/A
      LUCINDA ELIZABETH McREYNOLDS INFANT N/A
      M.C. McREYNOLDS N/A
      WILLIAM McREYNOLDS 3-25-1813 3-28-1888
      CAPT. J.A.B. WILLIAMS AGE 42 N/A
      JOHN SNODGRASS N/A N/A
      WIFE OF JOHN SNODGRASS N/A N/A
      BILL SNODGRASS N/A N/A
      SARAH SNODGRASS N/A N/A
      MARGARET SNODGRASS N/A N/A
      BILL MALLOTT N/A N/A
      TOM MALLOTT N/A N/A
      SARAH MALLOTT N/A N/A
      M.L. SWANN N/A N/A
      SARAH ANN CRUMPLER N/A N/A
      MARGARET J. CRUMPLER N/A N/A
      CORNELIA F. MARTIN 1-18-1840 4-20-1888
      DANIEL McNAIR MARTIN 9-4-1800 11-28-1886
      ELIZA M. (DAVIS) MARTIN 1-4-1805 6-14-1870
      MARY JANE MARTIN N/A 9-15-1831
      JOHN H. MARTIN N/A 8-26-1832
      CAROLINE ELIZABETH MARTIN AGE 8 MONTHS 10-18-1840
      JASPER NEWTON MARTIN 7-20-1842 9-19-1860
      JAMES KNOX POLK MARTIN (CSA)11-5-1844 1-4-1863

      BLACKS BURIED IN BELLEFONTE CEMETERY

      LIZA SECTION AGE 6
      HENRY SECTION AGE 72
      HENRY TOLLIVER AGE 45
      KING TOLLIVER AGE 72
      DELIA TOLLIVER AGE 50
      MAHALEY TOLLIVER AGE 21
      2 INFANTS TOLLIVER
      MARY TOLLIVER AGE 52
      TOM TOLLIVER AGE 55
      INFANT TOLLIVER
      P. WISDOM AGE 45
      MARGARET STERNES AGE 60
      BUD STERNES AGE 50
      JOHN STERNES AGE 48
      KATE STERNES AGE 21
      FATE STERNES AGE 60
      ROBERT LEE SNODGRASS N/A
      D. SNODGRASS AGE 18
      MONROE RAY SNODGRASS AGE 50
      2 TUCKERS N/A
      2 STERNES N/A
      A. SCOTT N/A
      S. SCOTT N/A
      M. SCOTT N/A
      EMMA SCOTT N/A
      HENRY HAUKS N/A
      DINAH HAUKS N/A
      SUSIE HAUKS N/A

      I TRANSCRIBED THE TOP PART OF THIS FEB. 3, 1999.



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    • Ann Chambless
      I am not being critical. Jane Nichols did the best she could. However, I feel compelled to point out there are a few errors in Jane Nichols reading of the
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 3, 2002
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        I am not being critical. Jane Nichols did the best she could.
        However, I feel compelled to point out there are a few errors in Jane
        Nichols' reading of the old Bellefonte Cemetery markers due to the age
        and weathering of the inscriptions. Again, may I say I am not being
        critical. However, one good example is the death of Sara Finley who
        actually died in 1842 rather than in 1812 as Jane recorded.


        Ann B. Chambless
        abc123@...
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