Both Nimrod and Jane are believed to be buried on their land along the "Trail of Tears" in Chambers County, Alabama, below Lafayette in the Yarbrough cemetery. The cemetery has approximately 10 unidentifiable graves. All are well marked with stacked rock but have no inscription. The cemetery is approximately two miles south of Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church. They were among Chambers County, Al's earliest settlers and co-founders of the first church in Chambers County in 1835. Has anyone found Jane's maiden name? One researcher states she was Sarah Jane Kelley but cannot prove it.
Nimrod established the Macadonia Church in 1835 and was one of the first settlers to Chambers County, Al. before the Indians had been removed to Oklahoma. Family members stated they sat on their porch and watched Andrew Jackson's men take the Indians to OIklahoma in 1838.
In Oct. of 2008, this compiler held a tombstone dedication marker ceremony at Macadonia Church with guest speakers Rev. Barrett and others. The crowd went from the church to the wooded area where a 5'4" granite tombstone was placed to preserve this Yarbrough cemetery in the woods. The land is situated on land now owned by the Sims family. The following directions to the cemetery are given.
If coming from Atlanta Airport or Atlanta travel I-85 South.
After crossing the Ala. state line continue driving to the second exit which is #77 Huguley.
Leave the interstate here and turn right at the end of the ramp. Continue driving to the second traffic light (past te one at the ramp exit), which is the intersection of Hwy 50.Turn left (west).
Travel on Hwy 50 to Lafayette. (There will be a Hwy 50 by-pass at a gas station, but do not turn here.) Continue traveling into Lafayette without making any turns.
At the Stop sign, turn right.
At the traffic light turn left.
At the next traffic lifht turn right. You will now be on Hwy. 431. Travel past the courthouse square and continue down the 4-lane until it ends at the Big Cat Gas Station. Turn left here onto Hwy. 77.
Travel on Hwy 77 to Mile Maker #3, and the next road that forks to the left is County Road 62.
Travel on County Road 62 to Mile Marker #3. The Macedonia Church will be just a short distance on the right.
Travel time from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport is approx. 90 minutes.
From Macedonia Church:
Short Route to Yarbrough Monument in woods - turn left onto County Road 62. Travel to 2nd unpaved road on the right and turn onto County Road 105 at White Hall Church.
Travel this road to the STOP sign; turn right onto paved CouNimrod witnessed a deed in 1789 in Franklin Co., N.C. (Deed Bk. Z, p329 & Bk. B, p.256) so he probably was 21 years of age at that time. This would mean he was born about 1768. He probably married in Franklin County, N.C. He is found living in Warren County,nty road 98. Travel a short distance until you can see
an open gate on the right that leads up into the pine forest. Park along road and walk through the gate up to the Monument and cemetery at the highest point in the pines and oaks.
Long Route - Paved Road
From Macedonia Churchyard, turn left on to County Road 62. Travel to the 1st paved road on the right and turn onto
County Road 102. Travel this road to the STOP sign at Sandy Ridge Church, turn right onto paved County Road 105. Travel this road making a sharp left turn onto County Road 98 instead of continuing straight on unpaved road.
Travel a short distance until you see an open gate on the right that leads into the pine forest. Park along side the road and walk through the gate up to the cemetery at the highest point in the trees. There are some oak trees near the cemetery that can live for hundreds of years. Hopefully they will keep company with the cemetery and monument.
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