2020 Graveshelters

More graveshelters — Camp Ground (or Campground) United Methodist Church Cemetery in Northport, Alabama: This cinderblock grave shelter is for Tiny Dennis (1875 – 1949) and LJ Dennis (1861 – 1949) Though obv not a graveshelter, this monument is for King David Dyer and his wife Mollie South: and includes their portraits: The graveshelters at …

Graveshelter, Box and Comb, Script and Stamped

This Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Berry, Alabama has some notable gravestructures and interesting monuments. I visited it initially to document the graveshelter there: This is the graveshelter for Sarah Clifton (Sarah Clifton Hill Evans) who lived from March 29, 1796 to November 12, 1863. I’m going to go through my records, but …

Grill, Boxes, Lists, Notes, and a Graveshelter at Darian Primitive Baptist

Some really nice, interesting monuments at Darian Primitive Baptist Church in Tallapoosa County, Alabama: Hodnett Family genealogy Bishop Family genealogy from late 1700s, with monument erected by descendants in 2009   “In memory of Abner L Stanfield, was born March the 7, 1826, died January the 9, 1893: “I hope to meet my dear one …

Folk Cemeteries of South Alabama, Some Including Graveshelters

In the Jackson, Alabama area, we found this swept cemetery with a graveshelter at Pleasant Grove Baptist: Here, curbing with gravel: Other graves have mounding, and if you look closely, due to rain… The surface gets these odd little rises where the pebbles/shell bits are: The graveshelter here is for Pugh Perdue Rotch, who lived …

Graveshelters Froooommmm Spaaaaace, Another, And Curious Designs

I’ve been documenting graveshelters for a few years now, and there have been ones you literally can’t get to from here (private roads), others that were functional apiaries, some that have obviously been homes to other kinds of wildlife, and this one was — well, another you can’t get to from here, actually. It was …