Kathy Lorena Cochran

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Every monument or tombstone is another piece of a faded mosaic that informs the present. They are carved in a certain way and use a language that is useful to us. Gravestones provide a window into our historical past. They are the material evidence of lots of people for whom no other
record exists.

My photo does not include the cattle we had to shew away off many of the tombstones. This place needs fence and a good cleaning!!!

I have such a fondness for walking thru cemeteries, wondering how many cousins I have there, tracing our elders, learning more about our family history with each step and wondering about the untold stories of each person. I find it peaceful and thoroughly relaxing to walk through cemeteries, with a special feeling of the harmony and balance our elders spoke of regarding our circle of life...Researching surnames of CARTER, COCHRAN, COONFIELD, CARTER, STONE, FENN, MCCLAIN, BOZEMAN, MOON, STEPHENS, ANDERSON, DOTY, BROWN, WHITE, YOUNG, LITTLE, CRIGLER, ROBY, WEATHERFORD, WRIGHT, HENDERSON, CLENDENNING, STURGEON, TEFFT, and I have learned that the Memorial Cemetery off Bozeman Drive was started by Grandma Lorena's Uncle Robert Henry Bozeman of the 1800s. Actually Bozeman and Simmons Roads - each time one of Roberts daughters married, he named a street for their new name, so one married a Simmons. One thing a person should keep in mind about books, some are rumors and speculation. As with Guffie's stories, I prefer to rely on real facts from a family member, L. P. Little, as discussed in several Kentucky history books of early settlers. His father was a Kentucky wagon maker, then a Judge. Surely he knew his daddy and grandpa and able to tell some family lore to his son. Then the Sketches of Bozeman is helpful, but simply drops Peter in Alabama. Milo Custer did well with our Alexander Miller, down to the Cochran marriages, and Clyde Stephens did fabulous research on their southern migration. Several county history books were helpful. Pintlala Historical Assn. has a very good webpage about the early settlers of Montgomery AL...Once there was a FERRY who carried folks across the river from Coosada to Montgomery and now Coosada Ferry Road. Currently there is a new toll road and bridge called Coosada Parkway. Indians once had a village here, leaving behind their beautiful old Bent Trees, which are a tradition from them leading others to food or water. . . . . COOSADA CEMETERY IS ON LAND DONATED BY MY GRANDPA'S BROTHER WHO IS BURIED IN A PRIVATE FAMILY PLOT BEHIND IT..ANOTHER PART OF HIS FARM IS NOW THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL..... Research carefully, read between the lines and get on your feet and get busy :)Also as webpages and servers change,
I am NOT going to jump in here and edit every time someone disapproves of my setup. This began many years ago and will remain AS IS,

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