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The old Anthony Cemetery is near the Elm Church Of Christ in Fayette County Alabama. It is on land that was homesteaded when the Anthonys and McMinns first came to Alabama in the early 1800's.
There are many graves just marked with field stones except for William and Jane McMinn Anthony's grave. Their grave was marked by a hand engraved field stone but a new marker was placed by Foy Anthony a few years ago.
Others believed buried in this cemetery are the parents of Jane McMinn Anthony, William Abraham and Mary Margaret Byars McMinn.
Also Jane's brother, Drewry Dallas McMinn who was killed in the Civil War is probably buried there. Red Anthony
From Larry Whitehead's Fayette County Cemeteries:
Anthony Family Cemetery
(Located about 150 yards SW of Elm Church building)
William Anthony, b.1788, d. April 22,1871
Jane McMinn Anthony, b.1798, d. July 10, 1885
William Abraham McMinn, 1772-1829
Mary Margaret Byars McMinn, 1779-1860
Drewery Dallas McMinn, 1817-1864
Several graves (eighteen) are known to be in this cemetery but are unmarked.
It is not certain that Drewery Dallas McMinn is buried here but a good guess. It must be assumed that William Abraham McMinn is buried here as he donated the land for the Cemetery in 1822. It is also assumed that his wife Mary Margaret is buried here.
Other McMinn and Anthony family members are probably buried here but it is impossible to determine this today.
Foy Anthony has done much research and work on this Cemetery as well as the Elm Cemetery and deserves our thanks for his efforts in preserving them. He has recently
raised the funds and placed a nice marker on the graves of William and Jane McMinn Anthony.
The McMinns were some of the very earliest settlers in the Glen Allen area. Most of them moved away after the Civil War but their legacy lives on.