Watkins Cemetery


(also known as the Curtis Cemetery)

Surveyed by Orlan Irons, 6 Dec 1990

To reach this cemetery from Florence, take Cox Creek Parkway and turn north onto Lauderdale 47; go 2.7 miles and turn left on Lauderdale 61 (Butler Creek Road); go 4.0 miles to the cemetery. The cemetery is on the right side of the road. There is a gravel road you turn off on, and there is a gate there. The cemetery is about 35 years from the paved road. It is grown up very badly, and there are some old cedar trees in the cemetery. The cemetery is not very large, but there are probably 6 to 8 unmarked graves. The cemetery is shown on the 1987 Lauderdale County Highway Map, but no name is given. The Watkins owned the land and the old house near the cemetery. The legal description is SW4, SE4, Sec 30, T1S, R10W.

SURNAME                      BORN           DIED          COMMENTS
CURTIS, G. C.              3 Jul 1892    10 Oct 1900   son of R & L Curtis
CURTIS, W. T.             27 Jan 1879     6 Mar 1879
CURTIS, Lizzie             4 Nov 1856     4 Apr 1895   wife of R Curtis
CURTIS, Clara L.           4 Sep 1904     2 Feb 1908   dau of R & I Curtis
WATKINS, W. A.             4 May 1831    31 Mar 1899
WATKINS, William A.       17 Nov 1884     7 Jan 1895   
WATKINS, Roxia L.         26 Jun 1894     7 Sep 1895
WATKINS, Viola       died 10 Apr 1898, aged 2 mos 6 days; dau of T J & F C Watkins
WATKINS, Two Babes         8 Oct 1889     8 Oct 1889   
     children of J H & Lucinda Watkins

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