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Re: Peter Eli Smithey, Madison AL, October 1
Posted by: Deborah Moorefield (ID *****0612) Date: September 19, 2004 at 07:30:34
In Reply to: Re: Peter Eli Smithey, Madison AL, October 1 by Paul Smithey of 287

Paul: thanks for your reply..seems our kinfolks got along well! just a quick note..Levi Methvin Sr is buried off Hurricane Road..just before you get to the Hurricane Primitive Baptist Church..can't remember if that is the Sisco or Bragg Cemetery..he was a Revolutionary Veteran and his will is probated in Madison County about 1847..I've got it copied somewhere in my dozens of boxes!! he had at least two daughters who married Lambs and Kirk's.. Josiah Lamb was also a Confederate Veteran, I'll copy his info for you later..My Aunt Clara Johnson Edwards (Edwards Grocery on Butler Rd in New Market) has alot of photos of the old Lambs..she is a descendant of Katie Lamb who married Edward Johnson..buried at Rice Cemetery.. She had a beautiful old photo of Fernado Lamb.. I also traced some of the Lamb's to the upper Paint Rock Valley area..around Gray's Chapel..on the TN/AL line..(Jackson County genforum..Wilson/Lamb)..My father, H.T. Edwards grew up on the old Payne farm across from Buckhorn Highschool..he told me back during the late 1930's, they had to move alot of old fieldstones from a cemetery in the middle of the cotton field across from the Buckhorn Tavern Alabama Historical Marker..he said the old rocks marked sunken graves but noone knew who was buried there.. I was told by some they thought the graves were some of the Lamb's.. daddy died in 2001.. My Aunt Clara Edwards (married to J.W. Edwards also deceased) told me there is also a Lamb Cemetery up on a hill behind her store, that is real old.. We've never gone to find it.. I also have a first cousin, Paul Miller who is married to Rita Smithey..they live in Hazel Green. The old undertaker you mention is Joseph Moses Payne..one of the Histories of New Market has some info on him.. apparently he ran a store in New Market and was absolutely against drinking..one of our kinfolks ask him to keep a jug of coal oil for him..while he worked for him that day..turns out it was moonshine...He is buried at the Cochran Cemetery in New Market.. good man who probably buried the majority of our ancestors for awhile..he build the wooden coffins and lined them with cloth, etc.. some of his papers are still in the hands of family members but I haven't seen them..mostly receipts for coffins, etc.. I though maybe Uriah could have been buried at the Baker Cemetery on Upper Hurricane, since so many of the early Campbells and Hambricks were buried there..unfortunately the cows have just about destroyed the old cemetery..that is my NEXT project! I'll get back with you later on info on Josiah..


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