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I LIVE NEXT TO A CEMETERY


MORE AND MORE I AM RUNNING INTO CEMETERIES IN THE MIDDLE OF NEIGHBORHOODS

…..or, maybe I never noticed them before.

Now that I am photographing more cemeteries, and finding them on Google Maps, I tend to see them where I least expect. I will look at the satellite view and see it in a clump of trees. Or, like Whitworth cemetery in Madison, Al.,  in an extremely nice neighborhood next to someone’s house.

It is very difficult to get a cemetery moved. This may be why you will see a cemetery still on a farm, surrounded by trees, or a cemetery enclosed in an iron or chain link fence.

Whitworth cemetery

I attempted to locate some others that were in the same neighborhood, behind some homes though. Hmmmmm… I think not. You never know what people may think about someone coming behind their house. I would rather have better access.

Bibb cemetery in Madison

Bibb cemetery is one of those in a very populated area as well. James Henry Bibb was one of the founders of Madison Station, which later became the town of Madison.This marker was erected in his honor in 1985.

Bibb marker

SATURDAY SURNAMES


JEFFERS

This is one of my family names that come out of Georgia. My paternal great-grandmother, Maude Virginia Jeffers was born in Georgia, June 30, 1885. Her parents were Joseph W. Jeffers and Lilla R. Boone. Joseph W Jeffers was the son of John Eugene Jeffers. All can be found in census records in Irwin , Bibb and Wilcox counties Georgia.

John Eugene Jeffers was a confederate veteran, and is buried in Rose Hill cemetery in Bibb county Georgia.

John E Jeffers

There is a lot more interesting information on the Jeffers name I will continue to research. A marriage to French Aristocracy……

My great-grandmother Maude Virginia Jeffers

Maude Virginia Jeffers McCall

 

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