CEMETERY, (left side of Wall-Triana Highway) MADISON COUNTY,
Mapping the location
Views of the spot
- now a thicket where neighbors dump their grass clippings - where this
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.
|State of||State of||State of|
|Dedman,||Ann||Mother||F||54||Keeping House||Tennessee||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|Dedman,||Wilson||Son||M||25||Rail Road Laborer||Alabama||Alabama||Tennessee|
|Dedman,||Mattie||Dau||F||21||living at home||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.