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CUMMINGS CEMETERY, (Copeland Rd), LIMESTONE COUNTY, ALABAMA 

 Mapping the location

Old Two Story Log House built by Levi Cummings, probably before 1810 making it the oldest home in Limestone County before it was burned by marauding arsonist-vandals.  
Area Views:
8662,8418,8419,8420,8421,8422,8431,8432,8436,8437,8438,8444,8445, 8446,8451,8452,8464,8546,8547,8551
Area Views - the Clem grave Lots Labeled:5238

BOYCE, William A., 11 Sep 1844 - 20 Sep 1848.
8414,8413,8661
CLEM, H. (Hezekiah) L.,
10 Apr 1866 - 8 Apr (190)5. At rest, son of J. M. & J. N. Clem, T'was hard to  . . . . But thy will O. . . . .. Footstone: "H. L. C.". Update: Hezekiah L. "Hezzie" Clem b. 10 Apr 1866 in Sardis Springs AL, died 8 Apr 1905. Never Married.
8647,8648,8669,8447,8448,8455,8648,8669,8454/After Repair: 4044
CLEM,
Joseph Michael,
(9 Jan 1829) - 12 Jan (1923) (This stone is beside his wife Joanna N. Martin Clem and is believed to be his. The bits and pieces of inscription match other sources we have on him; Broken top of Monument missing; found in the Clem grave lots and stone about the same time era; Found: (BORN) JA. . . . . . DIED JAN 12,  _ _ _ 9., "His toils are past his work is done He fought the fight the victory won."; Inscription proven with the help of information found in "Clem Family History", by Dee Clem: Joseph Michael Clem buried in Cummings Cemetery, Also Joanna and Thomas Martin Clem, detailed names.  8457C,8457,8458
CLEM, J. N. (
Joanna N. Martin), 24 Jul 1837 - 8 Mar 1888. "wife of J. M. (Joseph Michael) Clem", ".. has fought a good fight, she has finished her course, and has kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid for her a crown of Righteousness", "Morriss Bros. Memphis"  8460,8673,8671,8459,5245
CLEM, J. W. (John Wesley?),
1 Mar 1820 - 1 Jun 1873.
8668,8453,8455 Clem Genealogy Commentary
CLEM, John C.,
11 Oct 1848 - 25 Jul 1854. "son of John & Sarah Clem"; (Son of John Wesley Clem and Sarah A. Hall Clem.) 8670,8449,8450
CLEM, Thomas M. (Martin), 14 Nov 1861 - 18 Jun 1885. "son of J. M. & J. N. Clem". 8672,8673,5246
CLEM, Permela,
2 Sep 1823 -  8 Jun 1848. (daughter of John D. Hall and Frances (unknown) Hall). Just a fragment of the stone is left today with some of the inscription "Sacred to the memory of Parmela Clem, Daughter of . . . . . . .  & Frances . . . . . Born Sept . . . . . . . . . (I set in place a cinder block segment at the spot I dug up this fragment of the tombstone and added it to the spot I reserved for preserving fragments like this beside the broken Naomy Keys Cummings memorial.) Update: George Milton Clem was born 1824 in Madison Co, AL, he married (1) Permelia S. Hall 4 Dec 1845, in Limestone Co, AL., She was born 2 Sep 1823 in SC, daughter of John D. Hall and Frances (unknown) Hall, Permelia died 8 Jun 1848, buried in Cummings Cem. Athens, AL.
5273, 5235
CUMMINGS, Ann Linch,
8 Jun 1797 - 2 Mar 1827. "Consort of Levi Cummings".
8666,8440,8441
CUMMINGS, Levi,
24 Oct 1776 - 5 Sep 1840. (Halifax Co. Va. native; 1st mar. Naomy Keys Cummings, 2nd mar. Ann Linch Cummings; Ref: e-mail to Mary Bob from Wm. Scott Deaver 1962dude@comcast.net )
8429,8663,8428,8430,5255
CUMMINGS, Naomy Keys,
24 Oct 178- - 10 Jul ----, (24 Oct 1782 - 10 Jul 1819) "Consort of Levi Cummings" 8664,8665,8434,8435,8439,5249
HALL, Francis, 
1 Jan 1794 - 23 May 1840. "Consort of John D. Hall", "Aged 46 years 4 months & 22 Days". 8667,8442,8443
HALL, Martha L.,
5 Feb 1858 (or 1838)  -  28th A_ 1859. 5257,8415,8416,8417,8660,8426,8427
HALL, Loueza V.,
22 Apr 1859 - 28 Jun 1861. "dau. of L. F. & Mary J. Hall".
8423,8424,8425
HAYNES, Lucy,
8 Feb 1810 - 4 Jun 1840, 30 yrs, 3 mos. 27 dys, daughter of Gideon & Francis (Haynes). We can make out this bit of inscription today: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF . . . . . . . . Y Haynes, Daughter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " Another fragment that could belong here . . . . . . . . . . . .  184_,  _ _ _ ars (years) 9 (months) . . . . . . . Days". However the 9 months is in conflict with previous researchers who found 3 months.  5262 5250
SCRIMPSHER, William Flem
, 23 Mar 1839 - 15 Oct 1902. Masonic Emblem. Military Marker: "William F. Scrimpsher Pvt   Co F 4th Ala Inf. Confederate States Army".  8656,8404,8405,8650
SCRIMPSHER, James
, 7 Oct 1837 - 29 Jun 1910. Military marker: "Capt Wards Batt Ala Lt Arty Confederate States Army." (Inside iron fence.)  
8409,8410,8411,8658,8659
SCRIMPSHER, Malissa Jane Ridley,
17 Feb 18(6 or 7?)4 - 16 Apr 1900. "wife of W. F. Scrimpsher".
8657,8402,8403
SCRIMPSHER, Nancy J.,
21 Feb 1830 - 7 Apr 1911.  8659,8412
SCRIMPSHER, Sary E.,
25 Dec 1842 - 31 Oct 1872.
8407,8406,8656
SCRIMPSHER, Sary Elizabeth,
6 Jan 1876 - 28 Dec 1876. 8399,8398,8655
SMITH, James K. P.,
18 Aug 1845 - 12 Oct 1865. Military marker: "Pvt Co. C 26 Ala Infantry, Confederate States Army". (son of Roland & Sarah Elizabeth Henry Smith.)
8653,8395,8396,8397
SMITH, William R.,
12 Oct 1857 - 17 Feb 1883. Footstone: "W.R.S." (son of Roland & Sarah Elizabeth Henry Smith.) 8651,8652,8469,8654

Unknown soul fieldstone marked grave:8433

Footstone:
"F.S." (maybe that of Flem Scrimpsher)
Stone fragment & unreadable stone:
"184_......ars 9.......Days." 8548,8549,8550

Located on Copeland Road near the house built by Levi Cummings, probably before 1810. 
Most stones are broken and scattered around by Vandals in the past - may not be in their original place over the grave. I have made an attempt to reassemble as many of the fragments and glue up some of the ones most easily fixed. CWA.

Programming by MB Richardson. Photography by Wayne Austin, added here 17 Dec 2010. 5XXX photo series made after restoration 19 Jul 2011. Clem updates from Jo Graf: lestergraft@sbcglobal.net: Tue, Aug 23, 2011, as found in the book: "Clem Family History", by Dee Clem. Udated again 14 Feb 2012 by info from Cliff Cumins to update history on the Levi Cummings house. Revised again 1 Mar 2014 adding some genealogy on the Clems.