Family plot was listed in "History & Reminiscences of Eastaboga", c. 1975 by Betty Solomon and Jean Bell Sharp, as the "Indian Hill Cemetery". In "Talladega County, Alabama Tombstone Inscriptions of All Known Cemeteries 1700's to 1987", Vol. I, c. 1989 by Joseph W. and Francis S. Upchurch, The Gregath Co., Cullman, Alabama, it was known as the "Montgomery Family Cemetery on Indian Hill Farm".
The Creek Treaty of 1832 granted 320 acres to Yoholo Emarthar, a Creek Indian. Carolyn Lane Luttrell, in "Early Tombstone Record of Talladega County, Alabama" c. 1973, Fixico Press, reported the Creeks had held their Green Corn Dance here. In 1834, Yoholo Emarthar sold his 400 acre tract to James Bagley for the sum of $400. James Montgomery purchased the property in 1836 and erected the house, "Indian Hill Farm", between 1840-1845. The two staircases within the house have handcarved rails and were assembled with the peg and auger method. The foundations, basement, and three large chimneys were constructed of handmade brick. In "Alabama: Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men from 1540-1872, c. 1872 by W. Brewer, it is related that James Montgomery served Talladega County as a state senator from 1865-'67. The cemetery was previously said to have seventeen members of the Montgomery, Cunningham, Jackson, and Lane families interred between 1851 and 1880. One additional headstone was uncovered in May 2012, that of Margaret Olivia Bishop.
The sister of patriarch James Montgomery (1797-1878), Agnes Elizabeth Montgomery Cunningham (1790-1862), and her family lie in "Boswell-Cunningham Cemetery", only a few miles distant on Speedway Boulevard.
The William E. Dabbs Family have been in possession of the property since 1945, when their father returned home disabled from wounds received as a combat infantryman of the 31st "Dixie" Division in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign.
Information for this description and a listing of the seventeen previously known graves were obtained from "History & Reminiscences of Eastaboga", c. 1975 by Jean Bell Sharp.
GPS Coordinates: 33.5663, -86.03724
- Added: 8 May 2012
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2448520
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