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CORNELIUS CEMETERY, (Bob Wade Lane), MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA

Mapping the location
 

Area overviews of the cemetery: 6339/6340/6341/6342/6343/6344/6362/6363/6364/6365/6366/6367/6368/6369/6370


STEELE Sarah,
In memory of Sarah Steele who departed this life September 11th 1840 aged 60 years.
(stone not found, huge pile of plundered rocks where her grave stone is suppose to be located.)
STEELE Joseph,
In memory of Joseph Steele who departed this life June 9, 1851, aged 74 years, 5 mo's. , and 9 days.
Headstone not found - Footstone remains - initials J. S.: 6338
CORNELIUS, Roland,
In memory of Rowland Cornelius. (No other information). 
6345/6346/6349
CORNELIUS, John,
In memory of John Cornelius. (No other information).  (stone not found)
CORNELIUS, Madison,
In memory of Madison Cornelius who departed this life June 26, 1839 in the 23rd year of his life.
6358/6359/6360/6361/before chalking:6350
CORNELIUS, Rowland,
In memory of Rowland Cornelius who died May 28, 1844, aged 32 years.
6351/6357
CORNELIUS, William,
In memory of William Cornelius, born March 4, 1814, died December 7, 1860.
6352/6353/6354/6355/6356
CARSON, Elmira,
In memory of Elmira Carson. (No other information). Note: Elmira Cornelius married Martin Carson 12-22-1825 (MB-111).
6347/6348/6349
CORNELIUS, Eleanor,
In memory of Eleanor Cornelius who died in December, 1861 aged 84 years. (stone not found)

Census, Oct. 30 1850:

Cornelius, William,  (36) Ala., farmer - $1,200.
Cornelius, Emily,     (20) Ala.
Cornelius, Elenor,   (76)  Ga. , - $4000.
Cornelius, David J., (14) Ala.
Kelly, Solon,          (12)  Ala
Freeman, Jesse,    (29)  Ala

This cemetery is in terrible shape with all the stones except for one or two pummeled, broken and fallen. It has undergone destruction at the hands of the uncontrolled tree growth and probably vandals in the past. It is my opinion the two upright markers with no inscription are for the grave markers and the box tomb is for the inscriptions marking  Roland Cornelius. grave assets There were a couple of box tombs that I could not located the tops for the inscriptions.  This cemetery can no longer be properly surveyed without a restoration effort.

Listings & Links developed by C. Wayne Austin 18 Dec 2012 using photos dated 5 Dec 2012. This cemetery was presented in the book Madison County Cemeteries Vol 1 page 128 by the Dorothy Johnson.