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PREUIT CEMETERY (Cotton town), COLBERT COUNTY ALABAMA

Mapping the location


The little church built to honor the memory of the folks buried here:8855
Area Views of the cemetery: 8916W/8864/8866/8867/8868/8906/8914/8915/8916/8917/8918/8919/8920/8921

 

BATES, J. R., 20 Jan 1816 - 24 Feb 1867. 8904/8905/8906

BATES, Sallie P.,  16 May 1837 - 18 Apr 1862
BATES, R. V.,  20 Nov 1860 - 15 Jul 1862.
8903

BATES, Richard Preuit,  1859 - 1917. 8893/8894
BATES, Annie Hall, 1861 - 1936. 8892/8891/8895/

BATES, W. H.,  22 Nov 1860 - 30 Nov 1860. 8880/footstone W.H.: 8879
BROWN, Gay PREUIT, 1894-1977. 8862/8864/8865
BROWN, Hamlin L., 1886 - 1967. 8863/8864/8865
BURROWS, Robert L., 31 Jan 1962 - 27 Dec 1997, SGT2  US Navy, "A friend to all", (died when his auto plunged off of O'neal Bridge into the Tennessee River.) 8875/8876
EVANS, William Hardy, 1 Sep 1903 - 5 Jan 1969. 8901/8902
EVANS, Betty M., 9 Mar 1909 - 25 Mar 2007. 8901/
8902

FENNEL, Edna Joe,  25 Oct 1895 - 27 Oct 1918.  wife of B.K. Fennel. 8907/stone on far right:8914
FENNEL, Maud Preuit, 18 May 1884 - 1 Jul 1967. 8860/8861/8864
GAY, William R., 1865 - 1942.
8869

HALL, Sallie Preuit,  18 May 1867 - 20 Aug 1904. Wife of Joel Hall. 8896/8897

JONES, Bama Gay, 1859 - 1942. 8873
LINDSEY, Edith J., 29 May 1887 - 12 Apr 1949.  8874
MYATT, Aldridge,  21 Feb 1780 - 8 Oct 1850. 8881/8882/8883/
8890

MYATT, Mrs Ann,  7 Jan 1788 - 19 Jul 1840. 8885/8886/8887/8890/8884

MYATT, John M.,  20 Jun 1822 - 6 Mar 1850. 8888/8889/8890

PREUIT, Elizabeth Josephine,  28 Dec 1845 - 3 Jun 1899. wife of Richard PREUIT. (on stone with Sallie PREUIT Hall.)  8896/8897

PREUIT, Pope Pryor,  25 Feb 1882 - 12 Jan 1930. (death year has strike over. Is it 1872 or 1882?) 8910/8914
PREUIT, Mrs Jim Pruit Alsobrook, 6 May 1882 - 28 Feb 1968. (on stone with Pope Pryor PREUIT. could the name be Alsbrook instead) 8911/2nd stone from left:8914
PREUIT, Pope Pryor,  son of Pope Pryor & Jim A.N. PREUIT, 25 Feb 1903 - 11 Sep 1903. 8909/3nd stone from left:8914  

PREUIT, Richard,  19 Sep 1808 - 23 Nov 1882. (spelled Prewit on tombstone) 8898/8899

PREUIT, William R.,  21 Aug 1899 - 15 Oct 1918. Son of R. & Edna PREUIT. 8908/4th stone from left:8914

PREUIT, William V.,  28 Sep 1854 - 18 Feb 1908. (Woodman of the World) 8872

PREUIT, Virginia Gay,  11 Dec 1853 - 13 Aug 1920. wife of William V. PREUIT  8870/8871
PREUIT, Willie G.,  10 Dec 1877 - 25 Aug 1882. 8900 
PREUIT, Ruth W., 26 Mar 1896 - 1 Jul  1994.  8857/8856/
8864

PREUIT, Russel B., 8 Nov 1882 - 1 Sep 1965.  8858/8856/8864

PREUIT, Josephine, 13 Oct 1887 - 1 Apr 1964.  8859/8864

PREUIT, Janie, 17 Jun 1886 - 2 May 1976.  8859/8864
SHULL, Camilla Preuit Pippen, 22 Apr 1905 - 19 Jan 1994. 8913/1st stone on left:8914

 

Unknown (2 ea) stones in line with other graves: 8877/8878

 

Preuit Hall
My memories of when I was a Boy in Alabama at Preuit Hall.

I was born on my Grandfather's and Grandmother's plantation two and one half miles southeast of Leighton, Alabama.
It was a beautiful home nestled in a grove of lovely oak trees. It was self contained plantation with a gin. a blacksmith shop, large barns, a sheep shed, a carriage and buggy
house and a beautiful home as I said before. I don't remember my Grandfather, but certainly loved to go to Grandma's as my Dad built us a home over in the edge of
Leighton. On Sundays (weather permitting) we would go for a buggy ride with my Mother and Dad and wind up at Grandma's. My brother and I loved that. We as little fellows,
played around the gin which was quite a little ways from the house, but we were always looked after by an old (black) lady.
The gin by today's standards was really antique. It was just one gin head located upstairs fed by hand. The cotton was passed up in baskets by hand. As it was ginned it came out
through a hole into the lint room. When the lint built up in the lint room they would let the little black boys jump off into it to pack it down so they could take it out in
bales. That is the way they did it in the olden days.

Written by an unnamed source ( a Preuit son who lived away) back in the 1800s or early 1900 relating what life was like on the Preuit Plantation maybe even prior to the Civil War. Transcribed by C. Wayne Austin
23 Feb 2011 (Source not known)

 

This cemetery seems well cared for, but the fence could use some clearing around it to keep the vines in check. Some members of the Preuit family still live here, but not in the antebellum home. They care for the place I presume as it seems fairly well cared for. I am told the last folks that lived in the old home were two Preuit daughters that were widows I think. One was Betty Evans listed above and the other I am not certain of.

This publication is based on the visit 25 Apr 2013 and photography of C. Wayne Austin. I posted findagrave site with a book listing and updated it with a visit and we have more listings here due to the age of the book listing. I have not updated findagrave but have corrected some errors in the existing listings which I still control. C. Wayne Austin 28 Apr 2013.