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Re: Old Mulberry Tavern & Stagecoach Inn,1838
Posted by: ROBERT CRAWFORD (ID *****7977) Date: June 28, 2004 at 19:47:34
In Reply to: Re: Old Mulberry Tavern & Stagecoach Inn,1838 by Mary of 871

This may be of interest as some Lights are listed.


(not complete - submitted info only)
Taken directly from headstones in the Center Grove Cemetery, [Township #7South;Range # 1 West; Section # 33] which is located adjacent to the New Salem Baptist Church at intersection of Ausby Light Road & Center Grove Road in Center Grove, Alabama. Data obtained: August 2002. NOTE: Some of the cemetery is also located across from the church on Center Grove Road. Those named here are located in the part of the cemetery which is older & located closest to the actual church building. [1] Daniel A. Light b. 8-3-1841 & d. 3-27-1919 "Father" & "Kind father of love thy art gone to thy rest";husband of & SS Malinda J. Roan Light
[2] Malinda J. Light b. 8-5-1841 & d. 4-22-1919 "Mother" * "A tender mother & a faithful friend" [Malinda Jane Roan Light, dau of Gabriel Roan]
[3] Monroe Light b. 5-19-1876 & d. 4-9-1944 "Father" hus of Alice, SS as Alice [Solomon Monroe Light was son of Daniel A. Light]
[4] Alice Light b. 9-10-1876 & d. 4-9-1944 "Mother" wife of Monroe
[5] James W. Light b. 7-12-1869 & d. 11-25-1906 SS wife Bettie [old style stone said, "My beloved, he is only sleeping", was broken & then replaced in abt 1956 by daughter without previous inscription. James Wesley was son of Daniel Alexander Light]
[6] M.E. [Bettie] Barnett Light b. 6-4-1870 & d. 4-2-1956, SS husband James Wesley Light [Bettie Barnett was dau of Isaac T. Barnett]
[7] Addie Light b. 12-9-1893 & d. 4-15-1906 [old stone located near the road & underneath large old tree with roots that threaten to destroy this stone]
[8] S. W. Light b. 4-23-1882 & d. 12-5-1914 Masonic Emblem on flat stone slab with marker "...husband, how I miss thee much..." Silas Wilson Light, son of Daniel A. Light

Ezra Wilbur purchased 240 acres in 1838 from Jesse Roan. The purchase included the site of the Mulberry Tavern.About 130 acres of the property went to Elizabeth Catherine Wilbur in 1847 when the marriage of Ezra and Elizabeth was disolved. Their only child Loydreceived the property when his mother Elizabeth died in 1899. Loyd died in 1904 and left a wife Sarah E. Wilbur. This data source is from title abstract papers in my presence. More Later.
The name Mulberry comes from Mulberry trees Jesse Roan is said to have planted. The story is Jesse planned to use the make silk and the Mulberry trees were to assist in that effort.

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