HENNIGAN CEMETERY, Ford City, (east) COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA.
(No known prior publication exist of this cemetery)
Mapping the location
300 yards behind a house and about 1/2 mile northeast of Ford City, Alabama, or about 1/2 mile due northeast of the junction of County Line and River Roads in a clump of trees.
BARNER, Mary F., 19 Jan 1834 – 6 Dec 1883. (double stone with Mary F. &
Thomas, with top broken out and all fallen.) 8175 /
8176 / 8177 /
8178 / 8179 / 8180.
BARNER, Thom(as), 8 Apr 1823 – 7 Aug 1882. (double stone with Mary F. & Thomas, with top broken out and all fallen.)(C.S.A., Pvt. 7th Alabama Inf. Co. K. enlistment 1861/06/30 Lauderdale Co. Al., Muster in roll, Barrancas Barracks, June 30 1861, Sick in quarter. Color Guard. Barner/Bonner? Ref: Ala Civil War Service.) 8175 / 8176 / 8177 / 8178 / 8179 / 8180.
BARNER, Wallace, 5 Oct 1867 – 23 Oct 1870 “Son of T. E. & M. F. Barner” 8181 / 8182
BARNER, Annie W., 24 Apr 1866 – 14 Jul 1866 “Dau. of T. E. & M. F. Barner” 8181 / 8182
HENNIGAN, J.P., (only the footstone J. P.H. dug from the mud. This is the grave of James Polk Hennigan born - 13 Nov, 1843 - Brickville, Lawrence Co. Alabama died - 7 Jan 1922 - Brickville. He was a Private for Company B 35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army, Colbert County, Alabama, married, 25 July 1866 to Ms. Emma Wallace.) Source: Scott Dawsey) 8169 / 8171 / Further Information
HENNIGAN, Emma Wallace, 4 Apr 1842 – 6 Nov 1914. “God’s hand touched her and she sleeps to wake & greet us at the crystal river banks.” 8173
WALLACE, Henrietta, 24 Jun 1817 – 15 Sep 1884. “She was a devoted mother, kind friend to the sorrowing patient in suffering, and faithful to God and the Church. (Stone broken and scattered, inscribed piece was all that was found; Footstone H.W. nearby) 8158 /footstone H.W.: 8159 / 8160 / 8172
WALLIS, _ _ N. _ _, Jr., 3 Jan 1811 – 3 Oct 1854 "Awaiting the voice of the son of Man, softly? repose the ashes of . . N. . Wallis who was born Jan 3, 1811. . . . . . .born again Jul 28, 1828, fell asleep in Jesus Oct 3, 1854. Calm on the Bosom of thy God. . . . . spirit rest. . . . .” 8161 / 8162 / 8163 / 8164 / 8165 / 8166 / 8167 / 8168 / 8170 / 8172
WALLIS, Annie E., 5 Dec 1839 15 Jan 1856. “Daughter of John & Henrietta Wallis, died in Glorious hope of Heaven. Thus star by star declines till all are passed away. Is morning high to higher shines to pure and perfect day.” 8157
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _?, _ _ _ _ _??, “Although he sleeps his memory doth live.” (only the
bottom half of monument could be found and it was broken into three pieces.
This small cemetery contains the worst example of vandalism (in the past) I have ever seen. Only one small stone still stands today. Multiple fractures of the stones are scattered around the graveyard. This does not happen by the forces of nature, but at the hands of bad people with destructive minds. It is today (2010) abandoned & grown up in brush within 400 yards of a civilization who ignores this vile desecration of their ancestor's monuments. So sad, because many folks around there are related to the interred here. Places like Hennigan's Grocery store existed for 1/2 a century at the intersection of 2nd Street and River Road. C. Wayne Austin 12 Dec 2010.
Sources: From the photography of C. Wayne Austin 27 Mar 2010 of Huntsville, Alabama. On 10 Oct 2010 Mary Bob McClain of Birmingham, Alabama formed a listing from this photography which was edited and added here by C. Wayne Austin 12 Dec 2010.