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Dublin Burial Grounds


 

Gathering at Dublin, Montgomery County, Alabama
 
May 2007
 
Relatives of all ages, exchanging stories and genealogy data.
 
 
Aware that cars cannot handle the old dirt road behind the church we loaded up into trucks and suvs for our journey deep into the woods to locate our old family burial grounds.  My elders knew exactly where to lead us.
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Charles McClain the son of Elizabeth Broadway married Lorena in 1908 and he is buried in Dublin Church of Christ Cemetery in Montgomery County, near Troy, near Warrior Hill Baptist Church.  His death certificate has many errors. His date of birth was 1886 and appears to have been inverted to 1868
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Your author is his great granddaughter, Lorena
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at the gathering of the families in Dublin at Hills Chapel Church, before venturing into the thick woods behind it.
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Stepping and raking with extreme caution in a burial ground behind the church which is surrounded by old rusted barbed wire, finding some small remains of a few tombstones
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Only water and brushes are used to carefully clean the tombstones dating back to the Civil War Soldiers of our families.
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From the front parking lot of the church we can see the public cemetery across the street where many of the descendants have been buried for the past one hundred years.
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http://www.usgenealogy.net/members///ALABAMA///CEMETERY/DUBLIN/peterjamesbozeman.jpg  the granddaughter of the above Peter James joined our adventure and told us stories of the plantations that once existed on this land.   The one we were exploring was owned by John Hill who buried his son R. L. Hill in those woods.
 
John Hill was a witness on this document where Nancy Jane filed for a widows pension and was obviously the Uncle to the deceased Peter E Bozeman who was also buried next to R. L. Hill.
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Home made tombstones with a penciled inscription., cleaned very carefully by me
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Peter's daughter in law is buried very close to him, Alice Lorena Stephens
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Ironically many years before we came, someone apparently could not find Peter's grave and thoughtfully bought a new tombstone for him.
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Cousin Dora told me there are many more tombstones to uncover, at least 50 were seen here several years ago.  Apparently Peter's mother was Martha Hill, sister of John Hill and they all came from Darlington South Carolina in the 1820s, from fathers who had served in the American Revolution.
 
Obviously John Hill started this private family cemetery, then built the church and giving them land across the highway for public burials.  This family burial ground may hold many other members of the Hill family and their spouses and children.
 
On this date in May 2007 Alabama was suffering severe drought and several acres of beautiful woodlands had burned up very close to the church.
 
Nearby would have been the old plantations of Nathaniel Dillard, Peter Bozeman, Abner Broadway, John Stephens, Benjamin Stephens, Clopton Gibson, Mr. Money,
and many other old settlers who ventured down the historical Federal Road through the Creek Nation and down Meriweather Trail into this beautiful quiet wilderness.
 
A few old farms still exist with cattle skulls on their fence posts and tombstones in their yards, but for the most part, there are not many homes in the area until one drives a coulple of miles further down the road into Ramer.  Ramer is where the train station once existed, and has the small town library and another cemetery where some of our relatives rest.
 
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One of those descendants wrote an article for the newspaper in 1906
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Much appreciation to Elizabeth,  and Jimmy Ray for assisting with the organization, cleaning, photos and their labor of love.
 
 
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 ALABAMA TOMBSTONES 

 

Tombstones found in Montgomery,

Jesse Bozeman born 1793 Darlington South Carolina migrated to Montgomery County Alabama with his father Peter Bozeman who had served in the American Revolution.  Jesse and his wife Lucy with children plus Jesse's brothers Peter E., William Henry, Meedy and sister Lucy Bozeman Campbell all resided upon a huge plantation.  Jesse was the only one able to read and write, so as the Attorney of the family, he handled all legal documents and estate sales and so far no will has been found for any person of this lineage.
 
Jesse's daughter Lacy Jane married Thomas Randolph Carter who also bought land in this area, and was the grandson of Captain John Carter of the American Revolution.
 
Search for Stokes in Montgomery County to read the article about this very neglected cemetery.
 
It mentions a Mathew Stokes as a previous owner, and he was married to Mary Campbell who might have been the daughter of the above mentioned Lucy.
 
Also when Jesse Bozeman's brother William died, Thomas Carter purchased a portion of that land.  William's grave is not found.  Peter's grave is not found.
Perhaps they are buried nearby.
 
Jesse is buried beside one of his two wives and a tree had grown up between them damaging the stones.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You can see the huge fallen tree behind Lacy's tombstone and apparently it broke her brother James' stone which is beside hers
Lacy's very tall monument surrounded by her children's stones
 
Standing by Jesse's headstone with T R Carter's behind me, facing Lacy's and James.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thicket of trees behind the pond is the burial ground where cattle roam freely over the tombstones.
 
Family photo of Thomas and Lacy
 
 ALABAMA TOMBSTONES 

 

Tombstones found in Montgomery,

Jesse Bozeman born 1793 Darlington South Carolina migrated to Montgomery County Alabama with his father Peter Bozeman who had served in the American Revolution.  Jesse and his wife Lucy with children plus Jesse's brothers Peter E., William Henry, Meedy and sister Lucy Bozeman Campbell all resided upon a huge plantation.  Jesse was the only one able to read and write, so as the Attorney of the family, he handled all legal documents and estate sales and so far no will has been found for any person of this lineage.
 
Jesse's daughter Lacy Jane married Thomas Randolph Carter who also bought land in this area, and was the grandson of Captain John Carter of the American Revolution.
 
Search for Stokes in Montgomery County to read the article about this very neglected cemetery.
 
It mentions a Mathew Stokes as a previous owner, and he was married to Mary Campbell who might have been the daughter of the above mentioned Lucy.
 
Also when Jesse Bozeman's brother William died, Thomas Carter purchased a portion of that land.  William's grave is not found.  Peter's grave is not found.
Perhaps they are buried nearby.
 
Jesse is buried beside one of his two wives and a tree had grown up between them damaging the stones.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You can see the huge fallen tree behind Lacy's tombstone and apparently it broke her brother James' stone which is beside hers
Lacy's very tall monument surrounded by her children's stones
 
Standing by Jesse's headstone with T R Carter's behind me, facing Lacy's and James.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thicket of trees behind the pond is the burial ground where cattle roam freely over the tombstones.
 
Family photo of Thomas and Lacy
 
 
 
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