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NEW GARDEN CEMETERY- (Old Section), LIMESTONE COUNTY ALABAMA

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Area Views of the Cemetery: 6146/6147/6148/6149/6184/6195/6382/6272/6273/6274/6275/6276/6285/6288/6289/6295/6305/6307/
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This photo shows an unbelievable testimonial to humanity. How can we call our selves a civilized people and allow this kind of carnage to our historic graveyards. Everyone of those stones belonged, at one time, as a part of a beautiful monument and could even today be largely restored.
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The Historical Marker - The New Garden Cumberland Presbyterian Church: 0502

ALFRIEND, Waverly, 5 Aug 1857, s/o T.J. & E.J. Alfriend, 4 yrs, 10 mos, 11 Days. 6319/6320
BAUGH, Mary E., 26 Aug 1855, w/o W.A. Baugh & d/o J. & E. King, 18 yr s, 4 mos, 8 days. 6246/6247/6248
BRADFOD, Hanserd, 27 Jun 1912 - 19 Oct 1917. (not found Aug 2009)
BRIDGFORTH, Sallie D., 17 Apr 1854 - 11 Jan 1874.  (Daughter of Thomas Redus; mar. John W. Bridgeforth 8 Dec 1872; source, Wellden, "Death Notices".) 6239/6240/6241
COWAN, John R., 11 Dec 1797 - 15 Jan 1860, age 62 6153/6154
COWAN. Manerva, 13 Mar 1810 - 20 Jan 1860. 49 yrs, 10 mos, 7 days. (wife of John R. Cowan & dau of Andrew & Elizabeth McWilliams.) 6155/6156
CRENSHAW, Cornelia C.
, 8 May 1838 - 14 Jan 1866, d/o T. & M.A. Redus. 6251/6250
CRENSHAW, Robert W.,
22 Feb 1861 - 30 May 1863. 6256/6257
DAWSON, Julia Ann
, d. 9 Sep 1857, 32 yrs, 1 mo, 28 dys, Consort of James J. & dau. of Isaac & Jemima Hyde. 6266/6267/6268/6269/6270/6271
DAWSON, William Lemuel, d. 26 Aug 1858,age 18 Months,  infant s/o J.J. &. Julia A. Dawson. 6264/6265/6277/6282
EASTHAN, Alexander P., (No dates) 6167/6168/6169
E_ _ _ _ _ , L. T., (stone with only initials) 6171/6172/6173
E_ _ _ _ _ , E. A., (stone with only initials) 6173/6175
ELMORE, Patsy, 19 Jun 1774 - 17 Mar 1854. 6314/6315
FISHER, Mrs. Barbara, 24 Aug 1759 - 14 Jul 1831. 6325/6326/6327
GIBSON, W. H., 29 Jun 1820 - 4 Jul 1891. A kind and affectionate husband, a dear beloved father" 6151/6152
GLAZE, Juliann, d. 10 May 1847, 29 yrs, 5 mos, 4 dys, w/o Thomas J. & d/o Andrew & Elizabeth McWilliams. 6316
GRAY, Margret T., 4 Jun 1847 - 26 Jul 1853. 4 Jun 1853. Aged 6 years 1 month and 22 days. 6321/6322
GREESON, A.A., 12 Jan 1811 - 13 May 1848. 6301/6302
GREESON, John, d. 7 Jul 1852, age 86 yrs. 6303/6304
GRIGSBY, James, d. 31 Aug 1849, 59 yrs, 8 mos, 14 days. (not found Aug 2009)
GRIGSBY, Margaret E., d. 12 Sep 1840, 28 yrs, 4 mos, 22 dys, Consort of James Grigsby & d/o Thomas & Elizabeth Martindale. (Broken box tomb) 6371/6372/6373/6374
GRIGSBY, Thomas Martindale Benton, d. 26 Sep 1840, age 7 years, 3 months & 20 days, s/o Margaret E. & James Grigsby. (Broken Box tomb top) 6376/6378
GRIGSBY, William Currin, d. 24 Sep 1840, age 3 yrs 9 dys, s/o Margaret E. & James Grisgby. (Box tomb covered by another top) 6374
GRIGSBY, Eddie, 28 Sep 1867 - 9 Oct 1867. "son of J. P. & O. C. Grigsby. This lovely little dewdrop too pure for earthly gloom, came to show how a sweet flower in paradise might bloom." 6234
HANSERD, Martha
, 3 Oct 1810 - 31 Aug 1864, Consort of William R. Hanserd & d/o William & Rebecca Redus. "Death is but the dawn of life immortal." Box tomb 6356/6357
HERMAN, Celestia, 22 Aug 1840 - 13 Oct 1863, w/o S.D. Herman. 6242/6243
HYDE, Isaac, 9 Jan 1799 - 30 Aug 1854. "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but  the Lord delivereth him out of them all." 6293
HYDE, Margaret, 22 Jul 1771 - 9 Aug 1843. 6300/6306
HYDE, Isaac N., d. 3 Jul 1853, age 8 yrs, 4 mos, 22 days. 6297/6298/6299
HYDE, N??? J.
, 17 Feb 18?? - 18 Jul 1834. 6352/6353
HYDE. Mitchell C., d. 20 Jul 1853. age 15 yrs, 9 mos, 28 days (3 more Hyde children are buried here, all adjoining Mitchell.) 6294/6296
HYDE. Sarah M., d. 27 Jun 1853. age 12 yrs, 11 months & 28 days. 6348/6349
HYDE. Mary L., 11 Nov 1826 - 18 Jul 1841,. age 12 yrs, 11 months & 28 days. 6350
LEVESQUE, Rev. William
, 26 Mar 1793 - 15 May 1865. Mason. 6377/6378
LEWIS, Mary A. E., 25 Aug 1827 - 30 Mar 1852, w/o James Lewis & d/o Frances & William Malone. 6162/6163/6164
MARTINDALE, Thomas
, 9 Mar 1790 - 15 Nov 1851.  "Death is but the dawn of life immortal.", Box tomb 6354/6355
MARTINDALE, Elizabeth, 11 Feb 1791 - 30 Sep 1875. 6292/6365/6358
McNEELY, Margaret
, 8 Jun 1801 - 27 Feb 1864. (not found Aug 2009)
McWILLIAMS, Almira M., born 2 May 1818. Aged 31 yrs, 6 months & 19 days, w/o William McWilliams & d/o William Robertson. 6346
McWILLIAMS, Andrew, 19 Jan 1789 - 27 Nov 1871. (Fractured top & dismantled box tomb)
6188
McWILLIAMS, Asbery S., 20 Jul 1827 - 7 Apr 1857, s/o A. & E. McWilliams. 6177/6178/6179
McWILLIAMS, Eleanor E.
(No dates) 6345
McWILLIAMS, Elizabeth, 5 Nov 1791 - 14 Oct 1875. 6191/6196/6197
McWILLIAMS, Lucy A., 25 Mar 1831 - 23 Jun 1854, w/o William E. McWilliams & d/o J. M. & E. G. Lessly & Stepdaughter of William Robertson. 6347
McWILLIAMS, Margaret E., 4 Oct 1829 - 5 Aug 1861. 6263
McWILLIAMS, Mariah Vance, w/o A.S. McWilliams, 10 Apr 1832 - 17 Sep 1897. 6180
MONTGOMERY, Andrew J., d. 1 Oct 1849, age 23 years, 6 months & _ _ days. 6283
NEELY, Thomas G., 8 Mar 1850 - 29 Jan 1854. "Son of R.L. & F.M. Neely) 6213/6214
POWELL, Adam
, 15 Nov 1816 - 16 Sep 1850. 6310/6311
POWELL, Caleb S., 19 Nov 1819 - 20 Sep 1850. 6312/6313
REDUS, Alfred H., 17 Feb 1817 - 30 Sep 1867 (box tomb crushed) 6223/6224/6225/6226/6222
REDUS, Edgar, 12 Mar 1858 - 27 May 1858 (small box tomb fallen)  6215
REDUS, India P., 13 Apr 1856 - 3 Jan 1857, d/o T. & M.A. Redus 6278/6279/6280
REDUS, James P., 19 Oct 1843 - 23 Feb 1863 (Fragmented top of box tomb) 6220/6235
REDUS, Lucy C., 24 Nov 1855 - 14 Nov 1857. 6207/6210
REDUS, Mary Alice, 15 Apr 1852 - 5 Jun 1853, d/o T. & M.A. Redus. (Top fragment of box tomb, missing dates.) 6281
REDUS, Medora, 27 Mar 1860 - 16 Dec 1866, d/o T. & M A. Redus
(not found Aug 2009)
REDUS, Margaret Laura,  2? Jan 1849 - -- --- 1852, d/o G(or C) A. & S.E. Redus (box tomb broken into many fragments.)6380
REDUS, Rebecca Hodges
, d. 8 Feb 1851, age c 71 yrs, Consort of W.R. Redus. (not found Aug 2009)
REDUS, Richard N., 3 Dec 1849 - 19 Aug 1866, s/o T. & M.A. Redus (fallen box tomb) 6236
REDUS, William Lawence, 16 Oct 1844 - 15 Jan 1848, s/o T. & M.A. Redus. 6244/6245
REDUS, William Penn, age d. 2 Jan 1853. age about 79 yrs (Box tomb fragmented; William married in Grainger County in 1798.) 6290
RIDDLE, Mary Ann, 18 Jul 1846 - 4 Oct 1850. 6160/6159
ROBERTSON, Eleanor, 9 Jan 1765 - 6 Mar 1847, w/o Abnor, 82 yrs, 1 mo, 25 days. 6317/6318
ROBERTSON, William H.,
14 Feb 1835 - 1 Nov 1854. Aged 19 years . . . . . . mo. 17 . . (All we found was a footstone initials - W.H.R.)
6185
ROBINS, John Harny, 12 Sep 1845 - 22 Aug 1846. (top of box tomb only) 6291
STEELE, Martha
, d. 20 Sep 1853, age 81, w/o Robert Steel, (stone broken into small fragments, footstone M.S.) 6262/6286/6261
STEELE, Robert, d. 9 Jan 1852, age 85 yrs. 6284
SWEANY, Martha S., d. 21 Jul 1848, 40 yrs, 5 mos, 18 days, Consort of A.M. Sweany & d/o Robert & Martha Steele 6287/6288/6364
THOMPSON, Frances, d. 13 Nov 1856, age 41 yrs, w/o Niell Thompson & d/o Andrew & Elizabeth McWilliams. 6336/6337/6338/6339/6340/6341/6342/6343
THOMPSON, Margaret A. E., 26 Jan 1836 - 2 Jun 1862, d/o Niel & Frances Thompson. 6334/6335
THOMPSON, William Anderson?, 4 May 1838 - 14 Oct 1842. (broken box tomb.) 6344
WILLIAMS, Isaac,
2 Sep 1760 - 8 Oct 1846. 6330/6331/6332
WILLIAMS, Ladosha Ann, w/o Robert 4 May 1821 - 18 Dec 1850. 6323/6324
WOODE, Alabam, 8 Jul 1831 - 28 Apr 1861, Consort of J. P. S. Wood and d/o Andrew & Elizabeth McWilliams (box tomb broken) 6198
WOOD, Dallas Leroy,
30 May 1852 - 9 Jun 1853. (child's box tomb - dismantled) 6200/6205/6207
YOUNG, Edward C.,  2 Sep 1873 - 23 Mar 1944. (Has new granite marker across the road in the main section.) 6144 /6145
YOUNG, Mattie,   24 Apr 1877 - no other date. (Has new granite marker across the road in the main section.) 6144 / 6145

Unknown Burial - broken, lost or destroyed monument near road: 6150
Unknown Burials-broken or destroyed monuments: 6381/6181/6182/6233/6252/6253/6254

Other unknown photos & photos of broken monuments: 6157/6158/6161/6165/6166/6170/6176/6183/6186/6187/6189/6190/6192/6193/6194/6199/
6201/6202/6203/6204/6205/6208/6209/6211/6212/6216/6217/6218/6219/6221/6228/6229/6230/6231/6232/6237/6238/6249/
6255/6258/6259/6260

This publication of the Old New Garden Cemetery is based on the photography of C. Wayne Austin 27 Aug 2009. This was after the clearing of the cemetery by the Limestone County Historical Society.  Comparisons to the recent inscriptions found were made to Linda Smith's book mentioned below.  We had to rely partly on Linda's transcription due to some of these stones being further destroyed since 1990, but if we disagreed we used the transcription found here. I did not track which ones were different, but it was obvious Linda & Sheryl did a fine job.

This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Limestone County. Many of the oldest box tombs. and stones have been destroyed by time and the lack of care and cars running into the cemetery from failure to yield. The older parts was cleared and was easily accessible. The oldest stone is that of Mrs. Barbara Fisher who died in 1831. There are older graves, but the stones are now gone. Copied originally Nov. 1, 1990 by Sheryl and Linda Smith, in the book Tombstone inscriptions of Limestone County Alabama. Sources here are mostly the research by Wayne Austin aided by the clearing done on this cemetery by the Limestone County Historical Society. Linda Nelson has a treatise on this published in the Limestone County Historical Society under New Garden Cemetery.