Morgan County

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Thank you Paula Hurst for submitting this cemetery.


Directions: From Hartselle, take Hwy 31 North to Hwy 67, Beltline Rd.
Turn left and go to Moadus Road. Turn left, go to Danville Rd. Turn
right. Cemetery is on the right side of Danville Rd, just north of the
intersection of Moadus Rd and Danville Rd. (Next to the new Heritage
Bank) It is surrounded by a wrought iron fence and very grown up and
neglected. This is from the Archives transcripts. Copied Mar 23, 1983.

MURPHEY, James I 9/21/1829 2/10/1909
MURPHEY, Sallie R. 1/20/1840 11/20/1917

STEPHENSON, Josiah 12/15/1770 12/12/1847
born in North Hampton Cty, NC
STEPHENSON, Rebecca 6/20/1773 8/29/1843
(wife of Josiah Stephenson born in Orange Co NC)

LIPSCOMB, Rebecca A. 7/3/1855 (in the 46 yr of her age)
wife of Jason Lipscomb
LIPSCOM, Martha L. 3/2/1850 aged 12 days
(dtr of Jason & Rebecca)
LIPSCOMB, Salley Rebecca Antinet 10/15/1847 9/3/1848
(dtr of Jason & Rebecca)

STEPHENSON, John Wesley 8/31/1831 8/13/1841
(son of Ar & Elizabeth R)
STEPHENSON, Elizabeth J 5/4/1834 6/20/1835
(dtr of Ar & Elizabeth R)

GARRETT, Mrs. Ann 7/1842 88 yrs old
(wife of Wm Garrett b. Caroline Cty, VA)

STEPHENSON, Martha Frances (broken)11/3/1823 6/17/1899
(dtr of Arthur & Elizabeth Stephenson-
"She was pure in heart, holy in life, unselfish, kind, noble. She hath
done what she could."

STEPHENSON, Capt. James M. 5/24/1829 3/3/1863

BURLESON, Jonathan M. 7/2/1858 7/7/1858
(son of W. B. & M.A. Burleson)
BURLESON, Mary Segar 11/10/1854 10/20/1865
(dtr of Wm B & Manerva A. Burleson)
BURLESON, Wm Adelbert 2/13/1850 12/16/1865
(son of Wm B & Manerva A. Burleson)
"Come to a fairer land of pleasure and love,
To join the bright band of Angels above."

BURLESON, William Byrd 2/23/1818 12/16/1865
(son of Jonathan & Elizabeth Burleson)
BURLESON, Minerva A. 1/20/1822 10/22/1907
(dtr of Arthur & Eliz. Stephenson)

BURLESON, Archie P. 7/16/1888 aged 6 mo
(son of R. T. & S.O. Burleson) 2 days

BURLESON, Ricahrd T. 8/24/1864 7/17/1895
(son of W.B. & M.S. Burleson)
"Tread softly, for an angel band doth guard the silent dust:
And we can safely leave our boy, our darling, in their trust."

BURLESON, Annie K. 9/4/1851 4/7/1903
(wife of A.R. Burleson)
BURLESON, Arthur Rufus 12/24/1849 2/4/1908

R.T.B. (initials only)

LIPSCOMB, Caroline George 3/3/1853
LIPSCOMB, Joseph Luke 5/10/1846 4/5/1925

MURPHEY, Cornelia E. 7/23/1868 3/5/1893
(dtr of E.R. Raney, wife of A.W. Murphey)
MURPHEY, John L. 2/25/1901 1 yr 5 mo
MURPHEY, Lotta Dent 9/1901 1/31/1902
MURPHEY, Arthur T. 11/1/1895 5/y4 4 mo
MURPHEY, Mary F. 3/2/1899 1 yr 5 mo




Directions: From Hartselle, take Hwy 31 North to Red Bank Rd. Turn right
go through the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge to the first gravel rd
to the right. Go about 1/4 mile. Cemetery is on the left near an old
barn on the old Burleson homeplace. copied Mar 2, 1983.
This is from the Archives records.

BURLESON, Jonathan Oct 6, 1789 Sept 24, 1866
BURLESON, Elizabeth Sept. 4, 1796 Jul 12, 1839
BURLESON, Elizabeth 1 yr 7 mo 3 days

BYRD, Lydia Mar 21, 1770 Oct 9, 1838

TURNEY, Isabella A.E. Jun 2, 1856

HUMPHREYS, Eliza Dora May 4, 1853 Jul 22, 1854

HUMPHREYS, Aaron Burlison Oct 4, 1855 Dec 13, 1861
HUMPHREYS, Carlisle Nov 4, 1861 Jan 20, 1863
HUMPHREYS, Mary Hellen Dec 23, 1851 June 21, 1864

TURNEY, Edna F. Mar 1, 1858 Mar 3, 1858
TURNEY, Emily L. Dec 5, 1846 Jan 15, 1848
TURNEY, Eliza L. Apr 12, 1849 Jul 8, 1849

Notes: Lydia Adair Byrd was the mother of Elizabeth Byrd Burleson. The
Turney children were children of Dr. William Turney and Edna Burleson
Turney. The Humphrey children were children of S.B. Humphreys and
Isabella Burleson Humphreys.

Jonathan Burleson was one of the county's earliest settlers. His father
was John Burleson, who with his brother, Joseph, and their families,
came into Madison Co in 1808.

In 1813, Jonathan married Elizabeth Byrd, daughter of Rev. Williams Byrd
and Lydia Adair Byrd. They moved into Morgan Co about 1816. Their second
child, Aaron Adair Burleson, born Aug 1, 1816, was the first white child
born in Morgan Co. He became a doctor and was the probable builder of
the Burleson-Hinds-McEntire house in Decatur. he died in Memphis,
Tennessee, age about 80 years.

The Burleson plantation is one of the oldest plantations in Morgan
County. It once totaled 7000 acres. One hundred slaves or more worked
the cotton fields.

Jonathan Burleson's first home was build at the foot of the mountain,
near where the cemetery is today. In 1841, he built a new house, known
as Westview, atop Burleson Mountain, which still remains today,
remarkably preserved.

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