ATHENS - OLD CITY CEMETERY. (Athens Alabama) LIMESTONE COUNTY ALABAMA.

Mapping the location

 

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Historical Marker: 7823
Cemetery Signage: 7909

ARMSTRONG, Martha E. J., Oct. 11, 1839 - Nov. 30, 1840. "dau. of J.D.& S.E. Armstrong" 7927/7928/8030
AUSTIN, Robert, Jun. 6, 1801 - Mar. 28, 1847. Clerk of County Court at one time. [I am unaware of any relation to myself C. Wayne Austin.]
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BARNES, Levi, Died 2 Sep., 1826, Age ca 31 . Levi Barnes - Died Sept. 2, 1826--aged ca. 31 native of Plymouth, Conn
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BASS, Mrs Temperance, 1764 Aug. 12, 1839. (born in Virginia. (probably the mother of Thomas Bass, proprietor of the Bass Hotel)
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BERRY, Carlotta Howard, unknown -Sep. 3, 1912. dau of Chas. J. & Pattie V. Berry
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BERRY, Laurence F.H., unknown -Mar. 28, 1907. son of Chas J & Pattie V. Berry ("This is probably the man to whom Miss Mary Mason (1880-1958) was engaged who died not long before the event. A descendant of the Berry family recently visited here from Mississippi and said that she had some of the articles from Miss Mary Mason's "hope chest," which she gave to the Berry family after death of her fiance.") Source - Book: Cemeteries of Athens Alabama.
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BERRY, Pattie Vasser, unknown - Nov. 7, 1892. Mother - Died Nov. 7, 1892 - wife of Charles J. Berry.
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BIRDSELL, Lucinda F., 1793 - May 27, 1828. aged 35 - wife of Ezekiel- b. Cornwall, Connecticut
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BOUCHER, Rev Joshua, Oct. 23, 1782 - Aug. 23, 1845.  United Methodist Clergy Plaque. He became a member of the M.E. Church in 1806 and an itinerant preacher in 1813. He was one of the earliest circuit riders in the State. Mason Symbol on one side. The inscription on this massive monument is crumbling away and almost gone. The inscription will be marginally readable about 10 more years before being lost forever.
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BRICKELL, Richard B.
, Aug. 8, 1800 - Jan. 8, 1835. "R. B. Brickell - Died Jan. 8, 1835--aged 34y6m. One of the state's earliest newspapermen, father of Robert, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. This broken monument was recently uncovered from the ground and set up again. 7982
CALVIN, Samuel T., 1805 - Mar. 27, 1855. "IN MEMORY of Samuel T. Calvin. A native of Va., Departed this Transitory life March 27th, 1855 in his 50th year. Though lost to sight to memory dear. "
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COLLINS, Mrs. Mary, 1755 - Sep. 4, 1829. "Mrs. Mary Collins, Died Sept. 4, 1829--aged 74 years"
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COMAN, Broussais, 1840 - Jan. 11, 1843. Broussais Coman - Died Jan. 11, 1843--aged 3 years-son of J.P.& J.H. (Perhaps this surname is Coleman)
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CRAIG, John, 1764 - 1852. "Soldier in the Virginia Militia, Battle of Kings Mountain, American Revolutionary War"
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CRENSHAW, Mary D. Vasser, 1808 - Jan. 24, 1870. Mary D. Crenshaw - Died Jan.24,1870--aged abt 62 - b. Halifax Co.,Va. She was Mary Vasser, second wife of Samuel Crenshaw (1809-1851). Samuel was first married to Mary Meacham. Samuel, born in North Carolina, was the son of Freeman, the Patriarch of the Crenshaw family here. See the book: "The Lure and Lore of Limestone County" 
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CRENSHAW, Narcissa Elvira, Dec. 28, 1845 - Mar. 28, 1847. Dau of S.T. & M.D. Crenshaw, Died March 28, 1847 Aged 1 year 3 months.
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CRENSHAW, Samuel T., 1805 - Jul. 17, 1851. Samuel T., Died Jul.17, 1851 in the 46 year of his age.
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CRENSHAW, Terrell A., Nov. 10, 1839 - Nov. 20, 1868. PVT, CO G 13th TENN INF C.S.A. Son of Samuel and (it is presumed) Mary Vasser, since he is also buried on the Vasser lot.
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ECKEBERGER, Allen K., Aug. 30, 1836 - Jul. 9, 1837.  "Allen K. Ekeberger--Died July 9, 1837--aged 10 months 9 days"
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ECKEBERGER, Henry M., Nov. 15, 1824 - Sep. 12, 1850. Henry M. Eckeberger -- died Sept. 12, 1850--aged 25y9m27d. (son of Samuel of Pennsylvania and his wife Ann. Eckeberger.)
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ELLIOTT, Jane Kerr, unknown - Sep. 8, 1853. Jane Kerr Elliott - Died Sept. 8, 1853-wife of John B. Elliott, b. Enniskillen, Ireland.
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ELLIOTT, John B., Mar. 17, 1769 - Nov. 11, 1855. John B. Elliott - Mar.17,1769-Nov.11,1855--b near Enniskillen, County, Firmanagh, Ireland. (One of the earliest born in this cemetery.) In memory of JOHN B. ELLIOTT Born near Enniskillen County, Firmanagh, Ireland March 17, 1769. Died Nov 11, 1855.
Note: Stone is buried into the ground and would fall into several parts if dug up. Should be dug up and all parts cleaned and dried and assembled & glued with the properly recommended glue. The base then could be dug up and cleaned and reset back level using a filler mortar to fix the gaps.
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FITTEN, James, 1799 - Feb. 7, 1834. James Fitten - Died Feb.7,1834--Aged 35 years.
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FOOTE, Margaret Elizabeth, 1821 - May 20, 1840. Margaret Elizabeth Foote - Died May 20,1840--aged 19y4m25d, Consort of George Foote and dau. of R. & C. Snead.
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GAMBLE, Mrs Ann, 1803 - Jan. 10, 1833. "Mrs Ann Gamble, who departed this life, Jan 1, 1833, aged 30 years." Note: This monument under the Cedar tree was buried deep into the ground. The inscription was uncovered enough to be revealed to the public here for the first time. This stone will still be low in the ground as I was unable to raise it higher that day.
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GRAHAM, Emily A., Jun. 30, 1842 - Sep. 20, 1843. "Emily A. Graham - June 30, 1842-Sept. 20, 1843-dau of J. & L.P. Graham"
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HATCHETT, Mrs Catherine L., unknown - Jul. 5, 1834. Mrs. Catherine L. Hatchett - Died July 5, 1834, Aged 43 Years. Note: surname could be Hatchell. Cross bars of Ts missing or faint.
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HELTON, John F., Nov. 13, 1832 - Sep. 26, 1834. John F.(E.?) Helton- Nov. 13, 1832-Sept. 26, 1834.
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HENDRICK, Robert L., Aug. 1, 1851 - Jun. 6, 1859. Robert L. Hendricks - Aug.1,1851-June 6,1859-son of R.L.& R.J. Hendricks.
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HIGGINS, S. Elliott, unknown - unknown,  S. Elliott Higgins, no dates or other information. This stone was uncovered and leaned against the Cedar Tree so it would be visible and not be lost.
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HIGGINS, Emily Jane, dates unknown.  "Emily Jane Higgins daughter of H.H. & E.W. Higgins" 
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HUBBARD, Elizabeth, Dec. 17, 1826 - Dec. 17, 1846. "Elizabeth Hubbard - Dec. 17, 1826 (or 1822?) - Dec. 12, 1846"
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IRVIN, William, 1793 - 1860.  William Irvin - 1793-1860, b. Virginia. Military Marker: Private. Capt Burleson's Company, Perkin's Regiment, War of 1812. 7th Miss Militia. (
son of Christopher Irvine (1740 - 1815) &
Prudence Nichols Irvine (1770 - 1821)
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IRVIN, Martha A., Jan. 22, 1801 - Jan. 17, 1850.  (wife of William Ervin b. 1793) MARTHA IRVIN, A native of Georgia, Columbia County, was born Jan 22nd, 1801 and departed this life Jan 17th 1850 aged 48 years 11 months & 26 days.
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IRVIN, Ophelia Jane, 1836 - Apr. 27, 1837. Ophelia Jane  Irvin - Died Apr. 27, 1837-- aged 7 months.
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IRVIN, Samuel Patterson, 1812 - Mar. 29, 1839. Samuel Patterson  Irvin - Died Mar. 29, 1839--aged 27 years. "This last tribute of affection was paid by his brother Montgomery Irvin."
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IRVIN, Silvanus Homer, Nov. 10, 1820 - Sep. 23, 1840.  "Silvanus H. Irvin A native of this state & county was born Nov 10, 1820 and departed this life Sept. 23, 1840. Aged 19 Years, 10 Months & 13 days." son of William & Martha A. Irvin)
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LANE, Mrs. unknown birthdate - 1840.  "My Mother's Grave" - erected by George W. Lane. There are no names or dates other than this. George W. Lane was the son of Jonathan and Mary Colley Lane, according to the history of Athens written by John T. Tanner. On Nov.9,1840 Thomas Hobbs wrote in his diary (See The Journals of Thomas Hubbard Hobbs, University of Alabama Press, 1976) that he "went down to the sale of the property of Mrs. Mary Lane, so she evidently died in that year.
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LEWIS, Mary Ann, Jan. 15, 1831 - May 8, 1854. LEWIS, Mary Ann - Jan.15,1831-May 8,1854. We rely on previous transcriptionist to interpret this inscription as it is not very readable. It is broken across the inscription & fading.
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MASON, James E., Apr. 16, 1809 - Apr. 30, 1852. "James E. Mason- Apr. 16, 1809-Apr. 30, 1852." Stone broken right thru the name and the "JA" in JAMES is shaled off. This stone was found broken in half and loose from its base and almost covered in dirt. I pick up the two parts fitted them together and layed them horizontally - rotated 90 degrees and positioned them onto the base. The parts are pointing south across the head of the grave in the row. I find that is the best way to keep the stone out of the way of the lawnmowers and weed whackers as some of those guys & gals are not careful. That also gets the parts off of the ground so that water drainage is better and the stone stays dryer.
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McDADE, Mrs Mary, 1794 - May 6, 1823. "Mrs. Mary McDADE - Died May 6, 1823--aged 29 years"
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MCKINNEY, Nancy, birth date unknown  - Aug. 1, 1825. "Nancy McKINNEY - Died Aug. 1, 1825-"My Mother" - erected by W.R. McKinney." Stone broken and out of its base and on the ground.
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MOFFETT, Mrs Maria B., Dec. 15, 1801 - Sep. 8, 1846. MOFETT, Mrs. Maria B. - Dec.15,1801-Sept.8,1846. (The inscription on this stone is now beyond reading. Only an expert transcriptionist can make out bits of it. It is weathering & crumbling away. CWA 12 Dec 2010.)
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OGILBY, Martha Elizabeth, Dec. 10, 1815 - Aug. 29, 1847. "In memory of Martha Elizabeth Ogilby who was born in Giles Cty Tenn Dec 10 1815. died in Athens Ala. August 29, 1847. "
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OGILBY, R W., Sep. 29, 1827 - Nov. 10, 1865. Richard W. Ogilby - Sept. 29, 1827 - Nov. 10, 1865 - buried in the Vasser lot. Richard W. Olgilby was the son of William H. & Jane Oglesby, [per Alvin Oglesby aoglesby7506@comcast.net, 15 May 2011.]
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PRICE, Nancy, no dates listed. "Nancy Price", 
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RICHARDSON, unknown - Apr. 22, 1841. There are two broken stones near the Richardson graves. One bears the date April 22,1841--aged 5y3m22d, the other Martha , no dates.)
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RICHARDSON, Dr George W., May 12, 1828 - Jul. 22, 1851. "Dr. George W. Richardson - May 12, 1828 - July 22, 1851--aged 23y2m10d b. Bluntsville, Tenn.
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RICHARDSON, Edward S., Dec. 30, 1835 - Apr. 22, 1841. "Edward S.  Richardson - Dec. 30, 1835-Apr. 22, 1841. Name broken off - this is what is readable today on this broken box tomb top: 35 (1835?) - 22 _ _ _ 184_  Age 5 Years, 3 Months & 23 Days:
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RICHARDSON, H. J., abt 1830 - Aug. 15, 1833. "H. J. Richardson - Died Aug. 15, 1833--aged 3 years.
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RICHARDSON, James B., Dec. 12, 1836 - Oct. 12, 1840. James B.  Richardson - Dec. 12, 1836-Oct. 12, 1840-son of W.S.& L. Richardson Aged 3 years & 10 Months. (William Richardson was married to Anne Davis.)
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RICHARDSON, Louisa, Nov. 12, 1831 - Oct. 10, 1848. "Miss Louisa Richardson - Nov. 12, 1831 - Oct. 10, 1848. On Oct. 1, 1852.  Thomas Hobbs wrote: "Billy [Richardson] died last night....This is the fourth grown child in four years of John and Jane Richardson's]....He was not buried by his brothers and sisters because there was no room for his grave. The old burying ground is so full that they seldom, try to dig a grave without striking another." Billy was buried in the new cemetery which according to John Tanner was opened in 1849 with the interment of James Henry Allen although there seem to be earlier graves there, which suggests that it was a private burial ground before that time.
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RICHARDSON, Margaret J., Jun. 16, 1823 - Jun. 3, 1851. "Miss Margaret J. Richardson born in Bluntsville Tenn June 16, 1823, died in Athens Ala. June 3rd 1851.Aged 27 years, 11 months and 18 days."
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RICHARDSON, Mrs Jane, May 29, 1774 - Sep. 18, 1844. Mrs. Jane Richardson - Died Sept. 18, 1844--aged 70y3m20d-A native of Scotland, consort of John Richardson who was a native of Ireland, She came to Limestone from East Tennessee in 1836.
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RICHARDSON, William J., Jun. 5, 1839 - May 19, 1840. William J. Richardson - June 5, 1839-May 19, 1840-son of W. S. & L. Richardson. Aged 11 Months & 14 days.
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ROBISON, J S., unknown - unknown. J.S. Robison, Footmarker next to Eliza Sexton-Headstone broken no dates no other information.
ROBISON, Lodemia P.
, Jul. 22, 1802 - Feb. 16, 1838.  "Lodemia P. Robison - July 22, 1802 - Feb. 16, 1838(?)"
ROGERS, Susannah, Feb. 1, 1818 - Nov. 27, 1853. Susannah - Feb.1,1818-Nov.27,1853-wife of Alexander Rogers. (note: 1850 census--Alexander 40 b. S.C. farmer; Susan A. 32 b. TN; Sarah A. 15 b. AL; William 10; Robert 2; Mary 4; Edward F. 21 b. TN)
8064 bottom of stone broken off: 8063
SAUNDERS, Rebecca Vasser, unknown - Feb. 3, 1925. Rebecca Vasser - Died Feb.3,1925--aged 86 years, Wife of Rolf S. Saunders. "Blessed are the deae who die in the Lord" (For years Rebecca was the "pillar" of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Athens. In 1919 she paid a large part of the money necessary for extensive repairs to the structure and in 1924 when she was 95 years of age she borrowed money so that the church could be painted and new carpet installed.)
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SAUNDERS, Rolfe S., 1832 - Sep. 29, 1907. Rolfe S., 1832 - Died Sept. 29,1907--aged 75 years. Private, Goldsby's Company, Barbieres's Battalion, Alabama Calvary, Confederate States Army. (Rolfe Saunders was the second husband of Rebecca Vasser. Her first husband was General William Pinckney Howard. She lived with Gen. Howard for several year after the Civil War in Europe where the couple sponsored tours for the musical genius "Blind Tom," William Green Bethune. Rolfe Saunders was a well known newspaper and literary man.) Sourced from the book Athens City Cemeteries.
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SEXTON, Charity Jane, Jul. 21, 1834 - Oct. 1, 1840. "Charity Jane Sexton - Died Oct.1,1840--aged 6y2m10d-dau of T & J Sexton. Jane Sexton, (but not this child) widow of Thomas (1794-1875) was listed on the 1850 census with Margaret Richardson (who died in 1851, in the household with her. Jane moved to Harrison Co.,Tx by 1858. F
ootstone: 7939/7940
SEXTON, Eliza, abt 1788 - Jul. 11, 1833. "Eliza Sexton - July 11,1833 Died--aged 45 years"
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SEXTON, Samuel John, Mar. 20, 1836 - Sep. 29, 1837. Samuel John - Died Sept.29,1837--aged ly6m9d-son of T.& J. Sexton.
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SEXTON, Thomas, (Jul. 25, 1801) - Oct. 23, 1841. "Thomas Sexton - Died Oct. 23, 1841--aged 40y2m28d- b. Virginia. "
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SHELTON, John F. E., Nov. 13, 1832 - Sep. 26, 1834. "John F.E. Shelton - Nov. 13, 1832-Sept. 26, 1834."
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SLOANE, Sallie Bettie, Oct. 4, 1848 - Aug. 31, 1849. "Sallie Bettie Sloane - Oct. 4, 1848 - Aug. 31, 1849 - dau of James and Martha Ann Sloane. Aged 10 months and 30 days. "
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SLOSS, Rosewell, Jun. 15, 1847 - Jun. 28, 1847. Roswell  Sloss - June 15 - 28, 1847-son of J. W.& M.A. (Bigger) Sloss.
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TANNER, Infant, 1848 - Mar. 28, 1848. "Infant daughter of John & Susan O. Tanner died March 28, 1848."
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TANNER, Josephine, Sep. 24, 1838 - Jun. 12, 1839.  "Josephine Tanner - Died June 12, 1839--aged 8m18d."
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TERWILLECAR, Henry M., 1805 - Jun. 2, 1834. Henry M. Terwillecar - Died June 2, 1834--aged 28 years-A native of Ohio. "TO the memory of Henry M. Terwillecar who departed this life June the 2nd 1834 in the 28 year of his age, A native of Ohio."
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VASSER, Daniel Coleman, Feb. 6, 1836 - Sep. 6, 1837. Daniel Coleman Vasser - Feb.6, 1836-Sept. 6,1837. Son of R.W. & E.D. Vasser.
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VASSER, Elizabeth Dandridge Jones, Dec. 14, 1814 - Mar. 6, 1887. Elizabeth Dandridge Jones Vasser - Died Mar. 6, 1887-aged 73y2m25d - wife of Richard W. Vasser; dau. of Richard Dandridge Jones who moved in caravan from Amelia County, Va. to this area early in the nineteenth century.
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VASSER, Jonathan J., Sep. 17, 1816 - Aug. 29, 1849. "Jonathan J. Vasser - Sept. 17, 1816 - Aug. 29, 1849, b. Halifax Co., Va." (brother of R.J. Vasser)
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VASSER, Jonathan, Dec. 19, 1850 - May 19, 1852.
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VASSER, Joseph P., Nov. 11, 1845 - Nov. 29, 1869.  Military Marker: Pvt Co B. 15 Battalion, Miss Sharp Shooters, C.S.A., died of wounds received at Dalton Ga. on Feb. 24, 1864 - son of Richard & Elizabeth Dandridge Jones Vasser. [Evidently he lived until 1869.]
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VASSER, Lieut. Harry
, 1842 - 1864. "Lt. Harry Vasser - Killed in the battle of Jonesboro North Carolina 1864--aged 22. 1st LT Co B. Hawkins 15th Battalion, Miss Sharp Shooters, Confederate States Army, (son of Richard & Elizabeth Dandridge Jones Vasser.) "The brave die never, but change their country's arms for more their country's heart."
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VASSER, Mary Elizabeth, Sep. 27, 1837 - Oct. 24, 1838. "Mary Elizabeth Vasser - Sept. 27, 1837- Oct. 24, 1838 All the above children were of those of Richard W. and Elizabeth D. Jones Vasser"
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VASSER, Mary R., Oct. 29, 1778 - Jun. 7, 1845. "Mary R. Vasser - Oct. 29, 1778 - June 7, 1845 - b. Amelia Co., Va. mother of Richard W. and widow of Peter Vasser. Died in Athens Alabama."
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VASSER, Richard W., Dec. 16, 1852 - May 18, 1882. "Richard W. Vasser, Jr. - Dec. 16, 1852 - May 18, 1882"
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VASSER, Richard W. (Whitehead), 1800 - Jun. 30, 1864. Richard W. (Whitehead) Vasser - Died June 30, 1864--aged 64. Died in Athens Georgia where the family had gone for refuge from the Federals during the occupation of Athens, Alabama during the Civil War.
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VASSER, Richard, Jan. 9, 1841 - Oct. 10, 1841. Richard Vasser - Jan. 9, 1841 - Oct. 10, 1841, Son of R.W. & E.D. Vasser. Age 9 months and 1 day.
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VASSER, Robert Beaty, Jul. 7, 1834 - Aug. 2, 1835. "Robert Beaty Vasser - July 7, 1834 - Aug. 2, 1835 Age 1 year 25 days."
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VASSER, Samuel Mathews, Dec. 24, 1848 - Jan., 1850. Samuel Mathews Vasser - Dec. 24, 1848 - Jan. 4, 1850 - Infant son of R.W. & L.W. Vasser.
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VASSER, William E., 1855 - Apr. 19, 1934. "IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM E. VASSER DIED APR. 19, 1934, AGE 79 YRS"
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WHITE, Martha Jane, Oct. 14, 1834 - Feb. 16, 1835. Martha Jane White - Oct. 14, 1834 - Feb. 16, 1835--aged 4m2d.
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WILLIAMS, Mrs Agnes, Dec. 20, 1776 - Apr. 18, 1851. "Mrs. Agnes Williams - Dec. 20, 1776 - Apr. 18, 1851-b. Southampton Co. Va.." (Listed in 1850 census in household of Rhoderick Joyner.)
WORD, Liza Ann, 1818 - Sep. 29, 1825. "Liza Ann Word - Died Sept. 29, 1825--aged 7 years"
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WORD, William C., 1829 - Sep. 24, 1835. William C. Word - Died Sept.24,1835--aged 6 years (Note: the 4 of the Sep 24 is inscribed backwards)
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Unknown Stones probably marking graves:
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Unknown slabs covering grave - no inscription: 7948/7971/7974
Unknown footstones: initials J.S.
7937/7938 initials P.K. 8002/8003 initials C.K. 8004/8005
Unknown footstones: initials C.C. or C.G.? 7956/7957/7960
Unknown footstone initials E.L. (beside Mary Ann Lewis): 8035/8038
Unknown bricked outlined grave: 7983
Unknown name broken off - on broken box tomb top: _ _ - _ _ _ 1819? - 11th April 1840 Aged 21 (Yrs?, _ _ Days): 7975/7976

Cemetery notes and/or description: Located on the north side of East Washington Street by the Athens Board of Education. (CWA 2011)

Also in the records there is an Old City Cemetery for African Americans, but unlike the graves here the monuments there are mostly late 1800's to mid to late 1900's, but perhaps slaves and others are buried there in unmarked graves prior to modern times.

There are no other reported Athens Old City Cemeteries. The Athens City Cemetery was founded before this oldest one ceased to be used about 1850. So there is an -- Athens City Cemetery, Old Section and an -- Athens City Cemetery, New Section which is confusing to some.

The deed for this cemetery on Washington Street was recorded in 1825 in Deed Book 16, page 330, comprising 3 1/2 acres. Bettye Harrison prepared the  listing which appeared in Valley Leaves in June 1973 from listings of Mrs. Pauline Jones Gandrud in 1928 and Mrs. George W. Smith about 1958. Stones not found by Bettye but listed in the earlier records are generally those without a photo. The results of that book can be found in the Athens Archive just west down the street across the tracks from this cemetery a quarter of a mile.

An attempt was made to include past transcriptionist efforts which will yield a more complete listing. We know that is futile as there are lost & crumbled stones and other unmarked graves yielding a record that is incomplete at best. However, we broke new ground in that we were able to list one or two other stones not shown in past records or books that we knew of, such as Ann Gamble who died in 1833. C Wayne Austin 12 Dec 2010.

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