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VINSON CEMETERY, (north side of Sockwell Lane), COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA

Mapping the Location for the Vinson & Gargis Cemeteries


Area photos of the Vinson Cemetery: 6905 / 6906 / 6907 / 6910 / 6911

VINSON, Fletcher C.(Curtis) b. Johnson Co., N.C. Jan 3, 1822 Came with parents to this state 1824. Graduated with distinction at LaGrange College June 14, 1841. while young he joined the Masonic Lodge and in the later years he connected himself with the M.E. Church and departed this life Mar 25, 1879. Regretted by many who were the recipient of his favors. When the crown is won at last who will count the trials past. Erected by his last wife and his younger children Dec 1880. Erected by last wife and younger children Dec. 1880. Military: Fletcher Curtis Vinson Colonel, Leighton Rangers, Confederate States Army Jan 28, 1822 - Mar 5, 1879. 6887C / 6887/Military Marker: 6886 / 6885
VINSON, Drury, born in Johnston Co., N.C. Mar 4, 1788. was married to Mary Curtis, daughter of John & Mary Curtis Dec 26, 1811, professed religion & joined the M.E. Church 1811 & continued a faithful & exemplary member to the end of his life, He moved to this state in 1826 and died May 31, 1862. He that over cometh shall inherit all things and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 6882C / 6882 / 6883
VINSON, Mary Elizabeth Curtis, 14 Mar 1793 - 12 Sep 1877, wife of Drury Vinson, b. in Wake Co NC. (stone not found 2012)
VINSON, John Wesley, son of Drury & Mary Vinson who was born in N.C. Dec 20, 1812 emigrated this (Ala) in 1826. The degree of Bachelor of Arts was conferred on him in Lagrange College 1834, was married May 16th 1837 & died at his residence in Lawrence Co. Ala Aug 5, 1841 in the 29th year of his age.  Ever governed by noble principles the closing scene of his life was marked by more than ordinary patience. Friend after Friend departs: who has not lost a friend. 6895 / 6896 / 6897 /6898 / 6899 / 6900 / 6901 / 6902 / 6903 / 6904
VINSON, Mosely A., Born 6th November 1845 - and Died 7th of February 1846.  Son of Fletcher C. and Mosley A. Vinson. 6892C / 6892
VINSON, Katie, daughter of F.C. & M.A. Vinson, Born July 4th, died Oct 1862. Twas fair but not to fair to jade and rest beneath the sod. Twas young but not to young to give in youth its soul to God.  6890C / 6890 / 6891
VINSON, Mosley Ann Randborn Wake Co. N.C. May 29, 1824 married to F.C. Vinson Jan 6, 1842. died Sept 14, 1862. The mother of ten children; seven of whom, in their infantile purity at the call of their Heavenly Father had already proceeded her to the Home of the Blessed. 6889C / 6888 / 6889
VINSON, Martha Ann, born N.C. July 3, 1815, Dau Drury & Mary Vinson Educated at LaGrange receiving highest honors of LaFayette Academy June 17, 1830 & Died Oct 13, 1830. (stone not found 2012)
VINSON, Edward, SACRED to the memory of EDWARD, son of John W. & Sarah Vinson who was born Oct 27, 1840 & died July 7th 1841. Let sickness blast, let death devour. If heaven must recompense our pains. 6893 / 6894 /
6908 / 6909

Unknown grave, lined with old brick. 6884

Broken stones piled together tells me there are other known graves here that in the past yielded knowledge of now unknown persons.


GARGIS CEMETERY (north side of Sockwell Lane), COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA

Located abt 500 Yards southeast across the field in the hedge of trees

GARGIS, Henry, Born Sep 19, 1842 - died April 13, 1912 age 69 yrs, 6 months & 28 days. When the crown is won who will count the trials past.
Tombstone photo by Harold Quillen (deceased), 2003
several unmarked graves exist on this site.

There may be other known burials here in unmarked graves in this cemetery. For another publication see Heritage of Colbert County Alabama.


Sources: Published as the Vinson private yard in the book Old Times in Colbert & Franklin Counties.
This cemetery is also presented in Findagrave.com and on the WPA cemetery presentations found on USGENWEB. [C.W.A. 20 Dec 2012.]