SUDDRETH (also called SETZER) CEMETERY
The below information comes from Larry Klutz.
The first burial in this cemetery was my uncle, Dollen
Earl Setzer who died at birth in 1907. His twin sister,
Gladys Vondola lived to marry Ernest Hicks and raise ten
children. She died in Ohio in 1954.
The second burial there was my grandfather's
brother-in-law, Kel Suddreth who was killed in 1910
followed shortly after that by my aunt, Jettie Setzer
who died in 1911 at one year and one day old.
GPS 35 55.336 81 39.081
The cemetery is located on land that my great
grandmother, Caroline Puett Setzer had inherited from
her mother, Cynthia Puett in 1876 as her share of the
remaining estate of Capt. William Puett. The other heirs
were Joseph and Elisha Puett and Melita Puett Clark.
Overland Road 125 feet off Abington Rd.,
turn right and walk 75 yards to top of ridge, bear
right. Cemetery is on right.
Kel Suddreth's widow, Nancy Emma and her children lived
nearby, taking care of her parents William Azor and
Caroline until they died, Caroline in 1919 and Azor in
1927. She quite properly inherited the place upon her
father's death. At that point the Setzer land which had
been Puett land became Suddreth land. The last piece of
it remaining in family hands (that I know of) is the
original home place where Nancy Emma's grand daughter
Sharon Suddreth now lives.
Cemetery picture by Larry Klutz.
Nancy Emma was buried in the cemetery there as were her
son, Harl N. and grandson Harl Kelly. Harl Kelly's son
Cliff is singularly responsible and should be thanked
for bringing this cemetery back from it's near lost and
Below is an edited cut and paste from the Collettsville
Historical Society web page showing the GPS for the
Suddreth Cemetery where my great grandparents, W A and
Caroline Puett Setzer are buried. I've made a
correction to the info given on the web site with
respect to the names and dates for their three
grandchildren, buried there and marked only by rocks.
7 graves with markers, 4 marked with rocks.
Documented by Wayne E Beane and John Cline, 1-24-2006.
1-1 Suddreth, Harl Kelly 1920 2001
1-2 Suddreth, Harl N 1884 1923
2-1 Suddreth, Sgt. James N 1840 1863 Co. E 58 NC
Infantry, CSA marker
2-2 Suddreth, Norris Kelly 1862 1910 (Charles Erby
3-1 Setzer, Caroline 4-__-1884 6-19-1920
3-2 Setzer, W A (William Azor) (No dates) Co. E 57 NC
INF, CSA Marker
3-3 C S (Catherine Suddreth) __-__-____ D/o Charles Erby
“Bud” & Jessie Estes Suddreth
Note: One stone lying beside the cemetery with the name
There are two granite stones lying beside these with no
*Exact Positions Unknown: These are the children of
William Esther Setzer and Mary Emma Greene.
Dollen Earl Setzer: B/D 11/14/1907
Jettie A Setzer B 6/24/1910, D 6/25/1911
Alfred Greene Setzer: B/D 9/17/19155
I hope to get a permanent stone placed there for these
siblings of my mother. They are no where else recorded
except in my Grandmother's Bible.