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GAMBLE CEMETERY, (Industrial Park off of Bibb-Garret Rd), LIMESTONE COUNTY, ALABAMA 

 Mapping the location

Area Views: 8053,8054,8055,8107,8106,8104,8105

Cell Tower - rising above the cemetery: 8056

DILLARD, Ann, 18 Feb. 1785 - 12 May 1851. "wife of George Dillard; Died the Christian's death in the 12th day of May 1851". 8101,8103 
DUNKIN, Mary Hurt, 2 Feb 1821 - 21 Jun 1840. (Note: box tomb, broken into several pieces. mb)  8089,8090,8091,8092,8103
DUNKIN, Mary Hurt, 11 Jun 1840 -  22 May 18_ _. "Dau. of J.M. & Mary Dunkin". (Note: This ts is broken into several pieces. mb) 8087,8088,8103
GAMBLE, Ann Eliza, 1863 - 1868. (Daughter of Ruffin & Helen.) 8065 
GAMBLE, Dunbar, 1861 - 1879. 8070
GAMBLE, Edmond, 1869 - 1871. (Son of Ruffin & Helen.) 8066
GAMBLE, G.D., d. 1831 (or 1834) "Aged _ _ _ _? (has "Dau of" or "Departed this life"- more inscription is there but not readable. Wayne Austin dug this ts out of the ground, but the stone did not have time to dry out for reading. wa.)  8099,8100,8103
GAMBLE, Ruffin C., 1832 - 1909. "He died as he lived a Christian". Military marker: "Ruffin C. Gamble PVT Co C 9 Ala Cavalry Confederate States Army". Footstone: "Father". (shares stone with Hellen P. Gamble.) 8061,8062,,8060
GAMBLE, Hellen P., 1835 - no  date. Footstone: "Mother"(shares stone with Ruffin C. Gamble.) 8061,8062,8060
GAMBLE, James, 1856 - 1875. (Son of Ruffin & Helen.) 8068
GAMBLE, Johnnie, 5 Jan 1862 - 6 Jan 188-. "Only child of John H. & Fannie E. Gamble.", "Our child". 8058
GAMBLE, John H., 27 Apr 1839 - 31 Dec 1862. "Son of James H. & Huldah J. (Dillard) Gamble, wounded near Murphreesboro, Tenn., Co B. 14th Ala. Cav.and died the death of a Christian Warrior." 8059,8060
GAMBLE, James Hurt, 8 Mar 1791 - 8 Mar 1855. Masonic Emblem. "Only child of Edmund & Mary Gamble.", "Born near Nashville Tenn.", "Died mar. 8, A.L. 5855. A.D. 1855", "Aged 64 yrs.". "Kent & Fuller, St. Louis". 8075C,8075,8076,8078
GAMBLE, Huldah Jones (Dillard), 25 May 1802 - 7 Jul 1854. "Wife of Jas. H. Gamble", "Born May 25 1802, and died in the full triumph of the Christian faith", "Blesed are the dead that die in the Lord. Her flesh will slumber in the ground. Till the last trumpets joyfull sound; Then burst the tomb with sweet surprise, And in her Saviours image rise." 8077,8078,8079
GAMBLE Katie, 1864. "One week old". (daughter of Ruffin & Helen.) 8064 
GAMBLE, Jas. E, d. 29 Sep 1826. "Aged 1 year and 6 months". 8097,8098
GAMBLE, Mrs. Mary, (no birth date; circa 1764) - 16 Aug 1828. "Mother of J. H. Gamble", "aged 64 yrs." 8093,8094,8095,8096
GAMBLE, Robert, 1871 - 1874. (Son of Ruffin & Helen.) 8067 
GAMBLE, Ruffin, 1878 - 1878. (Son of Ruffin & Helen.) 8069 
GAMBLE, Sue Huldah, 1858 - 1863. 8063
GIRAULT, Susan Dunbar, 1809 - 1889. "Tho lost to sight to memory dear". 8072
KIMBELL, Henry W., 21 Feb 1815 - 6 Jul 1878. 8082,8083
KIMBELL, Ann Eliza (Gamble), 19 Feb 1823 - 19 Nov 1858. "Mother", "Wife of Henry W. Kimbell", "and fell asleep in the arms of Jesus on the 19 Nov 1858. Aged 35 years and 10 months." 8080,8081,8083
KIMBELL, James G., 27 Aug 1841 - 16 Apr 1847. "Son of H. W. & Ann E. Kimbell".  8084C,8084,8085
KIMBELL, Lawrence Dillard, 25 Apr 1846 - 14 Jul 1846. "Aged 2 Mos, 19 days.", "son of H. W. & Ann E. Kimbell".  8102,8103
KIMBELL, Mary Ann, 23 Mar 1843 - 3 Dec 1844. "daughter of Henry W. & Ann E. Kimbell". 8086C,8086
KING, Fannie Smythe, 1843 - 1900. 8057
NETHERY, William E., 24 Feb 1863 - 15 Aug 1910. Woodmen of the World Memorial. "Son of Sam & Athelia Nethery Born near Pocahontas Tenn", "A devoted Father ... husband and sincere friend". 8073,8074

Unknown grave - Lot enclosed by iron fence: 8071

As you can see this is a cemetery for at one time very prominent people which lived during the old southern times of slavery. Most of the interred here populated this graveyard during and before Civil War.  Their wealth was probably derived from the very fertile red clay soils in that area near the Tennessee River in the valley which grows cotton and grains rapidly, and with high yields. This is only about a mile from one of the first governors of Alabama - Governor Bibb's home on Mooresville Road.

Typing by Faye Bradford, Programming by MB Richardson. Photography by Wayne Austin. Added here 17 Dec 2010 by C Wayne Austin.