CEMETERY, (Hwy 231, Hazelgreen, Madison, Al.), MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA
Mapping the location
Vandals visit this cemetery & commit atrocious acts
COOVER, Solomon, Oct 1806 - 27 Jun 1884, Aged 76 Yrs, 9 Mo.
Born in Greensboro North Carolina, Emigrated to Winchester Tennessee 1838. Not lost but gone before.
COOVER, Martha Jane, 31 Aug 1816 - 25 Oct 1895, wife of S. Coover. 3859/3860/Mother: 3870
COOVER, Peter T., 1850 - 2 Dec 1895. 3854/3856
COOVER, Lethia M., unknown - 26 Oct 1895 3861/3862/3874/Sister: 3872
COOVER, W.H., son of S. & J. Coover, 1 Jan 1855 - 3 May 1889. 3855/3857
TOWNSEND, Parkes, 22 Feb 1795 - 28 Dec 1849. Aged 54 yrs., 10 mos., 6 days. In Memory of Parkes Townsend, born in Lunenburg Co., VA. (Box tomb, covered in bramble briars) No Photo
TOWNSEND, Mary Sims Jackson, 27 Feb 1802 - 8 Nov 1888. In Memory of Mother, Mary Sims, wife of Parkes Townsend. born in Lunenburg Co., VA. (Box tomb, covered in bramble briars) No Photo
TOWNSEND, Samuel C., 13 Aug 1825 - 6 Apr 1861. In Memory of Samuel C. Townsend, aged 35 yrs., 7 mos., 23 days. How blest the righteous when he dies. (C. is for Cain Jackson, his maternal grandfather.) (Box tomb, covered in briars) No Photo
TOWNSEND, Muntford R., 21 Oct 1822 - 2 Jun 1859 (Box tomb, recently destroyed by vandals.) 3852/3878/3853
TOWNSEND, Rebeca F. (Clark), 11 Dec 1829 - 13 May 1851, wife of Munford R. Townsend. She was lovely and possessed all the virtues that adorn the female character. (Box tomb, recently broken & the top dismantled by vandals) 3876/3876/3877
TOWNSEND, Mary Ann Lucretia, 24 Dec 1852 - 19 Jan 1853, daughter of M. R. & Riller X. Townsend (Box tomb, broken by vandals.) 3851C/3851/3846/3847
TOWNSEND, Parkes S., 17 Oct 1834 - 20 Apr 1910. 3864/3866/3869/3868
TOWNSEND, Sallie Coover, 2 Feb 1837 - 11 Apr 1913. 3865/3866/3869/3868
Given this cemetery was recently vandalized I decided not to tackle the briars covering the three Townsend graves shown as "No photo" above, but to leave them in place to discourage any future vandals from doing harm to this cemetery. Hopefully the bramble briars covering these tombs will spread across the remaining stones and give them protection also until maybe someday this cemetery will get some respectful neighbors who can then repair it and reveal its beauty without fear of damage from evil & low class teenagers.