Wilson Cemetery



Surveyed by Orlan Irons - 20 Feb 1990

To reach this cemetery from Florence, take Cox Creek Parkway and turn north onto Lauderdale 47. Go 1.2 miles and turn right on a gravel road; go only 0.2 mile and turn right again on this same road; go 0.3 mile or until you come to an old house and tool sheds. Park here and walk from behind the house (south) 300 yards to get to the cemetery. The cemetery has a large brick wall around it, with several trees on the inside, and can be seen from the back of the old house. There are probably about 4 markers that could be read if they were put together, or turned over that I did not list. More than half of the markers are broken up pretty badly. Joe ECKL said they were that way when he and his brother purchased the land. Mr. ECKL tries to take care of this cemetery as best that he can. The cemetery is shown on the 1987 Lauderdale County Highway Map, but the exact location is not shown (only the name is on the map). The exact location is shown on some older maps. The legal description is SW4, NE4, Sec 30, T2s, R10w.

SURNAME        Given Names           Born          Died     Inscriptions/Comments  
               F. L. A. W.           no dates               initials only          
WILSON         Matthew            17 Mar 1783   16 Aug 1874 
     who was born Fincastle, Botetourt Co. VA
WILSON         Samuel             14 Mar 1781   27 Nov 1837 married 20 Feb 1806; bo
WILSON         Prescilla          24 Oct 1782   19 Jul 1870 wife of Samuel Wilson and
     dau of Col Wm. & Ann Flemming; born at Bellmont, Bottetouit Co VA; died in
     Huntsville, Ala.
WILSON         John S.             3 Dec 1789   30 Apr 1865 born near Fincastle, VA
     Sabbath nite 30 Apr 1864, while sick & nursed by his nephew M. H. Wilson they
     were cruelly tortured & murdered
PAYNE          Matthew Richard    5  Sep 1829   20 Sep 1908
WILSON         Matthew Harvey      2 Mar 1816   30 Apr 1865 son of M & E Wilson born
     Liberty, VA; Sabbath nite 30 apr 1865 while nursing his sick uncle J. S. Wilson
     they were cruelly tortured & murdered
PAYNE          Henrietta Maria     8 Nov 1810    5 May 1845 consort of A. M. Payne &
     dau of M & E Wilson; born Liberty, VA; died Vicksburg, MS 
WILSON         Walker Moseley     30 Oct 1830  25 Jan 1834  son of M & E Wilson    
FOSTER         Ann Eliza          10 May 1825   22 Jan 1849 consort of Turner S. Foster and
     dau of Jno. & Anna Wilson; born in Madison Co AL; died in Lauderdale Co AL
WILSON         Anna               29 May 1793        1 1858 wife of John S. Wilson &
     dau of R. & A. Bruer; born in Westmoreland Co VA. [death date not complete, marker

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