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Re: abandoned cemetery Pickens Co, Al. Bell / Gore / Hirris !!
Posted by: Charles Cox (ID *****2699) Date: November 10, 2009 at 12:10:25
In Reply to: abandoned cemetery Pickens Co, Al. Bell / Gore / Hirris !! by james foster of 947

The Rufus W. Payne you list was the son of Dr. John James Woodville Payne and Elizabeth Rebecca Anderson. Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of Rufus King Anderson, who is also buried in the Martin Cemetery.

Other graves that I know of and have photographed are: Alexander Martin and wife Hannah Guyton Martin and Silas Cox.( I do not know if this is Silas Hill Cox or an infant son)

Rufus King Anderson's wife, Frances Virginia Martin, was the daughter of Alexander and Hannah Guyton Martin. After the death of Rufus K. Anderson, his wife remarried Col Nathan A. Smith and removed to Harrison County, TX. The children of Rufus and Frances became wards of Alexander Martin and remained in Pickens Co.

My father went to the Cemetery in 1985 with Mr. John Ellis Gore and at that time it was extremely overgrown. Mr Gore was quite a family historian and I imagine any records he had would be with the local historical society. I have a pedigree chart prepared by Mr. Gore of his ancestors. (Coward, Lancaster, Whitten, Smith, Burdine, Burgess, Sanders, Bunnell, Whittaker, Martin, Fletcher, Lyles and Tarrant to name a few)

I have planned to return to the cemetery but thought it would be best to wait until winter when the overgrowth won't be so bad and the snake and insect population would not be a concern.


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