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Burford Cemetery
Wilcox County, AL

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Transcribed by Martha “Marty” Branch, May 2005


Starting NE back corner

Row 1 right to left:

Daughter of William P.B. Maude T. Burford (Note: her name was Agnes)

Born: June 15, 1896

Died: January 15, 1899

Henry Reynolds Gunn

Born: June 22, 1845, Coffee County, TN

Died: May 6, 1880 at Bell’s Landing, Monroe County, AL

Row 2, Right to Left:

Susie Lois Harris

Born: August 30, 1883

Died: December 17, 1885

Clement Marshall Dumas

Born: Anson County, NC

August 30, 1847

Died: Waukesha, Wis.

June 18, 1879

On back of his stone:


“Farewell oh darling one farewell

Thou hast left me lonely in this world of pains

Oh! May we meet in heavenly bliss to dwell

At God’s right hand no more to part again”


Martha Mobley

Wife of Peyton D. Burford

February 13, 1832

March 4, 1915

Row 3, Right to Left:

Peyton D. Burford

Born in Conecuh County, AL

September 16, 1829

Died March 27, 1879

In Memory of

Samuel L.

Infant son of L.M. and Rebekah D. Burford

Who was born November 24, 1847

And died June 12th, 1848

Age 6 mos, 18 days (Note: twin to Martha Alethia Burford Maughan)


“F’er sin could kill or sorrow fade

Death came with quickening power

The opening bud to heaven cometh

And bade its blossom there”

Row 4

In Memory of

Rebekah D. Burford

A consort of Leonard M. Burford

Who was born in Washington County, Georgia

February 4, 1811 and died

January 7, 1850

Aged 38 years, 11 months and 3 days

In Memory of

Leonard M. Burford

Who was born in Jones County, Georgia

On January 25, 1805

And died July 2 1862


“It were probably for the best father, that you should be called away before the desolating hand of war visited your family and home so heavily”.

Row 5, right to left:

To the memory of Mrs. Sarah

Relict of William McReynolds, Jr.

Who was born January 15 AD 1792

Died August 8 AD 1869

77 years, 6 months and 23 days

In memory of Jacob Lewis

Son of Jacob and Cathrine L. Crum

Born March 39, 1857

Died January 29, 1880

Aged 22 years, 9 months and 29 days

To the Memory of A.S. Crum

Who was born in Orangeburg District, South Carolina

November 8, 1805

And died November 26, 1870

Aged 65 years and 17 days


“Come Lord and display thy sign in the sky

And bear me away to mansions on high

And crown me in heaven eternally thing

We will come to you Father

For in God we Trust”

Erected by his children

To the Memory of Mrs. Sarah F.

Consort of A.S. Crum

Who was born in Jones County, Georgia

March 16 A.D. 1815

And died in Wilcox County, Alabama

December 30 A.D. 1868

Aged 53 years 9 months and 15 days


“A friend to the friendless; a Mother to the orphan; she now reaps her reward in Heaven”