CEMETERY, (Old Rail Road Bed Road), MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA
Mapping the location
BALDRIDGE, Elizabeth C., 3 Nov 1815 in Giles County, Tenn - 19 Mar 1866 in Madison County, Ala, Aged 50 years, 4 months, 16 days, "In memory of Elizabeth C. Baldridge", "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord". Tombstone Photo1/Photo02
BALDRIDGE, Jane C., 25 Nov 1837 - 31 Jul 1836, aged 25 years, 8 months, and 6 days. "In memory of Jane C. Baldridge", "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God". ( Extremely weathered; illegible).
BALDRIDGE, Thomas O., 27 Jul 1838 - 10 Jan 1860, "In memory of Thomas O. Baldridge".
BOULDIN, Mary Tabitha J., 3 Dec 1809 - 18 Apr 1840, wife of James Massey Bouldin, married 26 Oct 1831, and daughter of Capt & Polly Hammond, "In memory of Mary Tabitha J. Bouldin".
BOULDIN, Hammond Eli, 18 Nov 1838 - 6 Dec 1849, son of James M. & Mary J. T. Bouldin.
BOULDIN, Mary L., Nov 1839 - 19----8. (stone weathered, broken and illegible).
HAMMOND, Eli, 16 Mar 1764 - 26 Jan 1842, aged 77 years, 8 months, & 10 days, "In memory of Eli Hammond". (note: Age and dates conflict; Eli Hammond was in the War of 1812 and a war companion of Andrew Jackson.) Tombstone/History
HAMMOND, Mary, 13 Nov 1783 - 4 Aug 1840, wife of Eli Hammond married Jun 1899, daughter of Arthur H. & Elizabeth Owen.
HAMMOND, Eli S., 13 Dec 1813 - 10 Sep 1835, son of Capt. Eli and Mary S. Hammond.
HAMMOND, William S., 16 Aug 1805 - 25 Sep 1826 aged yrs, 5 mo, and 17 days, son of Eli & Mary Hammond. This stone weathered, broken and very difficult to read).
HAMMOND, Priscilla, 15 Jul 1819 - 21 Feb 1841, ages 23 yrs, 8 mos, and 6 days, 1st wife of J. C. P. Hammond (J.C.P Hammond was the son of Capt Eli & Mary Hammond), She was the daughter of Anthony B. & Marian Shelby.
HAMMOND, Ann V., 9 Sep 1819 - 3 mar 1848, wife of Ferdinand L. Hammond and daughter of Francis and Ann O. Blackbourn.
HAMMOND, Francis Ellison, Age 3 yrs, 8 mo. son of Ferdinand & Ann V. Hammond.
MCLARAN, Susan Cribbs, 3 May 1807 - 18 Jan 1830, aged 22 years, 8 months & 13 days, wife of James McLaran married 9 Jan 1823., daughter of Capt Eli & Polly Hammond.
MCLARAN, William P., 5 Jun 1829 - 29 Oct 1829. Infant son of James & Susan Cribbs Hammond McLaran. listed on stone with his mother who died a short time later.
OWENS, William Purnell, 16 Apr 1793 - 9 Mar 1822, aged 28 years, 10 months, 24 days.
ROUTT, Spelman C., 26 Mar 1816 - 8 Sep 1844, aged 28 yrs, 5 mos, and 12 days. (Stone is weathered).
ROUTT, Elizabeth C., 23 Feb 1827 - 11 Apr 1844, age 17 yrs, 4 mo., wife of S. C. Routt (married 1 Dec 1842) and daughter of W. G(C). & Elizabeth P. Bouldin.
ROUTT, William Claughton, 6 Jan 1844 - 12 Jul 1849, age 5 yrs, 6 mo, 6 days, son of Spelman C. G. & Elizabeth G. Routt.
These initials were on a broken piece of stone which may have been a foot marker: J.L.P.
I have visited this cemetery and took action in an attempt a clear the brush. At first I could only locate a couple or three readable markers, but attributed that to the density of the brush. The more I cleared the more I realized there was a very real problem with destruction of the grave assets. I am now of the opinion that we should thank Dorthy Scott Johnson for preserving the records of this graveyard in her book because any kind of a restoration would be next to impossible. Because of that I did not photograph the cemetery. but will do so when I can salvage what I think to be about 5 or six more inscriptions by turning over large broken box tombstone tops and assembling more fragments. That will then include only about 25% of the known grave listings in this cemetery. The rest are destroyed or have been lost as crushed fragments beneath the ground and could be salvageable in some degree depending on the effort applied to find them and reassemble them.
Well maybe no further effort is better. The best approach probably is to accept the records as we have them today as being as complete as possible and proceed to collect a neighborhood fund to add an on site bronze plaque with these listings and return the original site to the birds, rabbits, cedar & Privy Hedge thicket. [C. Wayne Austin, 20 Apr 2011]
Typing by Faye Bradford. Listings & Links developed by C. Wayne Austin
20 Apr 2011 using photos dated 15 Feb 2011 by C. Wayne Austin. Added here
21 Apr 2011. This cemetery was shown in the book Madison County Cemeteries Vol 1
page 145-146 by the Dorothy Scott Johnson. Revised 29 Jun 2017 to add more info
and correct errors.
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