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Submitted by Gene Simpson

Dec 18, 2002


The Young Cemetery is located about five miles west of Salem. Look for the Flint Springs Cemetery sign and take that road from US 62-412 highway. Follow this road until you have to

go right or left. Take the right turn and go about a half mile. You will come to a sharp left turn.

On the right after the turn is the property that the Young Cemetery is located on. Permission is required to enter the property and the cemetery is difficult to access. It is covered with weeds. Only seven stones are readable, and at least 30 more people are buried here. If you have any information on people in this cemetery, please contact us.

The Young Cemetery is old, overgrown with brush and has not been used in about 90 years. There are over 30 graves here, with only 7 marked and readable. The other graves are marked with fieldstones. There are more people buried without markers, or markers made of wood that have rotted away with time.
Lewis Jackson Young first owned the property where the cemetery is located. He sold it to his son, Leonard Jasper Young. The cemetery was probably established by one of these people on their property, hence the name, Young Cemetery.

Only 2 Young's are buried in marked graves -- infant Lizzie, born and died on June 15, 1913, and little Lucy, born February 6, 1906, and died September 30, 1910. Lewis Jackson Young is believed buried here, and undoubtedly there are other Young family members buried in this cemetery.


Pleasant H. Belt was the husband of Elizabeth.

Amey Light Rosier was 46 when she died the next day after giving birth to T. R. (Thomas). Infant Thomas died 6 months later. Amey was the wife of Thomas James (Jim) Rosier. Jim later moved to Texas with his 3 other children.

Some of the names of families buried here are Baker, Belt, Carter, Faulkenbury, Rosier, and Young.

These early people worked hard, had poor lives, and most had little or no money. When they died, they were buried in a nearby location provided by a neighbor or on their own property. They often cut the names into wooden crosses. These families are now well-established, most still live in Fulton County, but after time and several generations, the names and locations of their ancestors are long forgotten.


Most of this information is from Jim Young who has done extensive research into his family.

Rosier Family information provided by Travis Lehman

Believed to be buried here

Young , Lewis Jackson

Carter, Meridieth C. married Angeline Malinda Young in 1891. She was the youngest sister of

Leonard Jasper Young.








Caroline Gillispie

Wife of

Zachariah D. Baker


Zachariah D.

Mar 30, 1818

Mar 28, 1894

Husb of Caroline Gillispie


Pleasant H.

Jan 21, 1827

Nov 22, 1892

Husb of Elizabeth


Nancy Webb



Mother of Meridieth C.


John F.

Mar 15, 1897

Aug 12, 1898

Son of John C & Francis A.


Amey Light

Oct 01, 1846

Jan 18, 1892

Wife of Thomas James Rosier

Died day after childbirth of TR


Thomas R.

Jan 18, 1892

Aug 05, 1892

T. R. Inscribed on rock. Son of

Thomas James & Amey Rosier



Jun 15, 1913

Jun 15, 1913

Died at Birth

Dau of Leonard Jasper &

Emily Young


Sophia(Lucy) Aza

Feb 06, 1906

Sep 30, 1910

Dau of Leonard Jasper &

Emily Young


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