SIVLEY CEMETERY, (John Hunt
Park) HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA.
Mapping the location Sivley Cemetery Entrance Monument Area Photos Sivley Family History Family History Source#2
Treasure Story Land Grants - Jacob & Andrew Sivley, William Fine
COOPER, Eliza A. 22 Sep 1813 - 20 Oct 1833. " Daughter of Andrew &: Rebecca
Sivley" (Married John B. Cooper May 31, 1832; Inscribed on the tall common marble
obelisk with five other members of the Andrew Sivley)
FARIS, Washington, 22 Dec 1822 - 19 Feb 1823. (This was the child of William Faris who married a granddaughter of Andrew Sivley. (memorial stone not found in the 2010 survey)
SIVLEY, Jacob, 18 Mar 1752 - 12 Sep 1816. Private, 8th Virginia Regiment, Revolutionary War, (Fought with George Washington in Valley Forge.)
SILVEY, Alcey, Died 1818. (Birth unknown; wife of Jacob who was born during 1752; her birth date & maiden name are currently unknown. She was likely born in Shenandoah County (Shenandoah Valley) Virginia as was her husband Jacob. They spent a significant part of their lives there before coming as pioneers to Tennessee and then on to early Huntsville about 1808.)
SIVLEY, Joseph, Born 1784, Died 1818. Son. (son of Jacob & Alcey Sivley; married to Rachael Taylor. They had seven children and after he died in 1818 Rachael relocated with her family to Lawrence County Alabama where she lived her life. She is buried in the Old Morris Chapel Cemetery where she lived nearby.)
SIVLEY, Andrew, 26 Jan 1783 - 21 Feb 1854. (son of Jacob and Alcey Sivley; Census, 28 October 1850: Sivley, Andrew (68) Va., farmer - $15,000; Rebecca Sivley (65) Tenn.; His inscription on the tall common marble obelisk with five other members of the Andrew Sivley family.)
*SIVLEY, Rebecca Denton, born 22 Dec 1782, died 02 Dec 1858. Aged 75 Years 11 Months & 10 Days. burial: Rebecca Sivley, Raymond Cemetery, Hinds Co Mississippi; wife of Andrew Sivley; daughter of Thomas Denton and Elizabeth Claypoole. Rebecca had gone to Raymond Mississippi to live with her son Rawley & daughter-in-law Eliza Jane Burleson Sivley.
SIVLEY, Lucy C., 22 May 1822 - 12 Oct 1834. (daughter of Rebecca Denton and Andrew Sivley; Inscribed on the tall common marble obelisk with five other members of the Andrew Sivley)
SIVLEY, William B., 15 Feb 1826 - 28 Feb 1840. (son of Andrew and Rebecca Sivley; Inscribed on the tall common marble obelisk with five other members of the Andrew Sivley)
SIVLEY, George W., 20 Aug 1820 - 28 _ _ _ 1837. (son of Andrew and Rebecca Sivley; Inscribed on the tall common marble obelisk with five other members of the Andrew Sivley)
Note: To the north of these graves, but in the same general area and now inside the cemetery fence, are the two small Hale family marble markers and the Crews family Marker. They are not believed to relate to the Sivley family. The Rhoda Jane Hale marker was not found in the 2010 visit so we relied upon previous researchers for that listing. Here is what is found in the north section of the cemetery:
CREWS, Burley E., 4 Dec 1931 - _ _ Jun 1932. "Son of Thomas F. & Sally Ann Crews; Stone located in north east corner of cemetery under Cedar tree.)
HALE, John, 22 Oct 1858 - 29 Jul 1927. (Stone located in north east corner of cemetery under Cedar tree.)
HALE, Rhoda Jane, 16 Aug 1884 - 4 Oct 1915, ( Wife of Luther Hale) (Stone not found in the 2010 survey)
* Link to Find-a-Grave to Rebecca Sivley's cemetery where she is buried including photos of her memorial. She is not interred in this cemetery.
* Link to Old Morris Chapel Cemetery where her remains lie.
John Hunt was the first settler of Huntsville, he settled on the bluff above Big Springs. He is believed to have founded Huntsville and may be buried here. Some notable Huntsville historians such as Jim Maple believe that it is likely John Hunt is also buried here in an unmarked grave. In his later years John went to live with his daughter whose place was next to the Sivleys' where he died. He could very well have also been buried here. No one knows of his grave location.
(1) Cemetery records on this site which are from a visit and recording of the Sivley Family Cemetery in the John Hunt Park Huntsville Alabama 16 Mar 2010, by descendent C. Wayne Austin, Madison Alabama. Results of that Published here:
(2) The book: Cemetery Records of Madison County Alabama along with other cemetery records found in the Huntsville Alabama Archives.
(3) Records of the Huntsville-Madison County Archives