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From: Delilah <>
Subject: [ALLEE-L] Loachapoka Cemetery Tour/1
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 19:43:04 -0500
ALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM A BOOK BY Alexander Nunn on
Loachapoka. All credit goes to him. Any errors in spelling are probably
mine - if you have questions, e-mail me off list.
PUBLIC AND FAMILY CEMETERIES
"Since Jan 1, 1968, a continued and persistent effort has been made to
locate and to study all cemeteries located within the area which this
volumn has sought to cover. We have not tried to survey Notasulga and
Waverly nor Auburn, Opelika and Tuskegee public cemeteries. They are all
easily located. Bethelehem Primitive Baptist Church cemetery a mile west of
Notasulga is directly on hiway 14 and could not be missed. We did not have
opportunity to study Concord southeast of Notasulga nor the Warren burial
grounds adjoining the Wilson lands on the northwest, in the Roxanna area.
This latter cemetery is not too far from the Rocky Mount cemetery.
Let's start from Loachapoka Baptist Church headed for Roxanna by
McRitchie's bridge over the Saugahatchee. Three miles out of town the road
crosses the bridge and turns sharply right. About two miles from this turn,
at the top of a rise there is a fairly good field road, easily overrun and
recently closed, that leads to the Spencer Moore cemetery. The burial area
is about a mile as you drive in. It is enclosed by a solid rock wall
roughly 4 feet thick and 4 feet high, the most imposing structure in all
our area. There are perhaps 50 graves within. Only two are identified:
Spencer MOOREDec 20, 1780 - July 29, 1869
He was a pioneer Methodist.
Susana, wife of Spencer MooreJan 6, 1784 - Aug 22 1848
The marked grave of Willis COX was removed asometime back by parties unknown.
Continuing north toward Roxana, the next burial grounds are found about the
site of Rocky Mount Methodist Church, perhaps another two miles along the
main road then turn sharply left on a ridge and follow the early stage
coach route for a half mile west. There are an estimated 50 - 75 graves
with three identifible: Infant daughter of E. A. and Mary A. MOORE (1870),
Jesse LEE, son of the same parents (1872?-1882) and infant of R. G. & A. J.
Not far westward on this same stage road is the lone grave of a BICKERSTAFF
killed by Indians.
Sweet Pilgrim, once the site of a Negro Methodist Church, directly on the
main road as you turn onto the stage road, seemingly had no burial grounds.
continued next post!
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