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DEDMAN CEMETERY, (left side of Wall-Triana Highway) MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA

Mapping the location

Views of the spot - now a thicket where neighbors dump their grass clippings - where this destroyed cemetery once resided: 2974/2975/2976/2977

KNOX, Robert, 19 Feb 1906 - 15 Apr 1907, son of Walter & Mary E. Knox, "Asleep in Jesus".

Note: I have been to this cemetery location twice looking for this stone and found nothing. I assume the stone has sunken below the ground or been taken away and is perhaps lost [CWA 12 Apr 2011]

Note from the 1980s: "Wall Highway curves (slightly right going north) around this cemetery which (was) is known in the community as the Dedman Cemetery. Some of the residents recall attending grave-side funeral services here many years ago. This cemetery has been all but destroyed in recent years and one lady saw a certain individual actually take headstones from this cemetery. Attempts to find what was done with the stones have been without success. It is certain that members of the Dedman family are buried here but I have no record of which ones. The tiny tombstone of Robert Knox, above, is the only stone left. Those individuals responsible for the destruction of this cemetery evidently overlooked this tiny stone or thought it too small to bother with. The people living directly across the road were not aware this was a cemetery." [Copied from the book Madison County Alabama Cemeteries Vol 1, by Dorthy Scott Johnson page 149.]

Federal Census information for one Dedman family surname in Madison County 1880 spelled Deadman on the census.

          You Father Mother
          State of State of State of
Surname Given Relation Age Occupation Birth Birth Birth
Dedman, David Father M 56 Farmer Alabama Virginia Virginia
Dedman, Ann Mother F 54 Keeping House Tennessee North Carolina North Carolina
Dedman, Wilson Son M 25 Rail Road Laborer Alabama Alabama Tennessee
Dedman, David F. Son M 22 Farmer Alabama Alabama Tennessee
Dedman, Mattie Dau F 21 living at home Alabama Alabama Tennessee
Dedman, James Son M 18 Farm Laborer Alabama Alabama Tennessee
Dedman, Geirgia A Dau F 13 Attends School Alabama Alabama Tennessee

I am unaware if this is the same Dedman family which members of which are likely interred here in lost graves or not? CWA

Copied from the book Madison County Alabama Cemeteries Vol 1, by Dorthy Scott Johnson page 149. This book is well written with much supplemental information.

Listing & 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 149 by Dorthy Scott Johnson.