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|Madoc55||Isham Weathers burial place|
Sir, my name is Douglas Weathers, a third-great grandson of Isham and Mary Weathers. I posted a photo of his grave site, which has deteriorated over the years. From a photo taken many years ago, the site contained both Isham and Mary. It's my understanding, from kin, that Mary passed in either August, or September, of 1863. The wall was constructed after her interment.
The wall was made of local stone, with crenelations on all four sides, in the middle. There are two French-type burials close to Isham's grave. I understand those were family members, but their names aren't recorded. The others were slaves or their ancestors, marked by head and foot stones.
Thank you for adding them to the Find a Grave list.
Added by Madoc55 on Jun 10, 2016 11:21 AM
|Lindsey Bowden||RE: Eufaula Pilgrimage|
I missed seeing you as well, but I'm happy to hear that you had a great time! I helped to give tours on Friday afternoon, so our paths didn't cross, unfortunately.
Were you able to go to the cemetery?
|Lindsey Bowden||Midway Church Cemetery|
Hi, it's good to hear from you again!
I have not yet been to the cemetery. I have a suspicion about where it might be located, but someone has put up a padlocked gate across the road. I have been dying to check for this cemetery, but walking a mile back in the woods is just asking for trouble from animals and/or unscrupulous people.
The memorials that I added were from an old transcription that I found. Ms. Marie Godfrey traveled to all of the known white cemeteries in Barbour County in the 1960s, and transcribed them all. I find her notes and transcriptions to be extremely helpful for those cemeteries that are temporarily lost and for tombstones that have been destroyed/damaged in the 50 years since.
Maybe I'll get to meet you during the Pilgrimage. You should come take the tour of Fendall Hall!
The directions for Midway sound pretty good to me. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think where you're having trouble is the fact that it is a mile from the road. That is a long way! Since it's not visible from the road, you are unsure of where to park and start searching. Am I right?
The best thing to do, if you are able, would be to try to find the cemetery yourself. Fall is the perfect time to go to cemeteries. It is not too cold, and it's not hot enough for snakes to be out. That last part is very important with these old, almost forgotten cemeteries. Just please note what my bio says about how to best read old headstones.
I have a map of the known cemeteries of Barbour County. The only cemetery even remotely similar is a cemetery known as Martin Church Cemetery. It looks to be off of the right side of Gammage Road (CR97?) right before you enter into Russell County. I can scan it off if you would like. The quality would not be great, but I can send it to you via E-mail if you would be willing to share your address.
I must be thinking of a different Midway. I thought for sure that Bullock County took it.
In any event, please let me know. I am always intrigued by the 'forgotten' cemeteries. Everybody wants to remember and preserve the large cemeteries, yet at the same time they want to forget the small ones. I will see what I can find on the Streater Cemetery as well.
Unfortunately, I do not know where the Streater Cemetery is located. I trust you are speaking of the one where Shepherd and Mary Streater are buried. The only clue that might show its location is the fact that it's on the Walter Mitchell Place. I will look for more about it, and let you know if I find anything.
Midway, I think, is located right over the border in Bullock County. You might try searching for the cemetery there. Midway used to be part of Barbour, to the best of my knowledge.
Are the Cronin, Weathers, and other families supposed to be buried in the Streater Cemetery or Midway?