Old Muscogee Cemetery

 

Description: cemetery

 

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The Old Muscogee Cemetery sits atop a hill above the Perdido River just north of the bridge connecting the highway coming west out of Cantonment, FL to Alabama State highway 112.  Today the work of vandals has nearly destroyed the old grave sites.  Tombstones are broken and grave slabs are slid off of graves.

 

The cemetery was begun in the late 1800s.  The first burial that has a surviving stone with a death date was that of E.Z. Nellums, an infant who died in June of 1889.  There were probably earlier burials whose markers are fallen or missing or who had only wooden markers that rotted away a century ago.

 

Those who died at less than age five are numbered in red.  There are 21 of these children with markers still readable today one third of the total.   Of those born before 1900, the children make up only 21 percent.  After 1900 57 percent.  This is probably accounted for by most families before 1900 not being able to afford a stone marker for an infant death.

 

  A small number of people are working to restore the old cemetery.  A Saturday here and there gets a lot done.  If you would like to help, check out the Cemetery Restoration Effort.

 

On 7 December 2008 a group of fifteen volunteers completed a thorough survey of the cemetery. From that survey data a map of the entire cemetery was constructed with each grave site shown along with 71 names still readable after all of the vandalism. To see that map and the data that generated it, click on the image of the tombstone below.

 

Description: tombstone

Click the tombstone to open the cemetery map.

 

Below are the known burials in the Old Muscogee Cemetery.  In an effort to capture more of the history of Muscogee, each person who has had a history made available to the webmaster has their own history page with more detailed information about who they were and what they did.  To see more history on a person with a history link, just click on their last name.

 

To submit a history on one of the people below or to let us know of someone buried there whose name we are missing, click here.

 

PEOPLE WITH MARKERS IN THE BLACK CEMETERY SW OF THE MAIN CEMETERY

 

 

NAME

 

BIRTH

DEATH

SEC

1. 

Simmons

Archie

5 May 1906

23 Jun 1907

 

 

 

PEOPLE WITH MARKERS BORN BEFORE 1900

 

 

NAME

 

BIRTH

DEATH

SEC

1. 

Nelson

Willie E.

 6 Feb 1882

24 Feb 1910

1   1

2. 

Sanders

Sebastian S.

 7 Apr 1883

 1 Jun 1924

1   7

3. 

Taylor

Thomas

27 Jan 1850

30 Dec 1897

2  16

4. 

Taylor

Ave Rilla

11 Nov 1878

27 Dec 1895

2  17

5. 

Nellums

E. Z., Infant

11 Mar 1889

23 Jun 1889

3  28

6. 

Nellums

E. Z.

13 Jan 1853

18 Nov 1894

3  36

7. 

Nellums

Willie

 8 Oct 1881

12 Aug 1930

3  37

8. 

Ellis

Willie B. (Lang)

 3 Jun 1883

 9 Jan 1904

4  40

9. 

Lang

Susan R.

10 Mar 1820

13 Jun 1903

4  41

10. 

Shockney

Inf. Daughter

NA

 5 Aug 1898

4  42

11. 

Firth

J. H.

 6 Mar 1836

 3 Sep 1900

4  51

12. 

Cooper

Louise Willis

16 Oct 1890

13 Jul 1908

5  53

13. 

Mudge

Ruby Alice

22 Jan 1898

17 Jul 1899

5  57

14. 

Moyland

Rosa Lee

20 Apr 1890

1894

5  58

15. 

Mullins

Jas. H.

1848

1894

5  62

16. 

Mullins

Eulalia Milner

14 Oct 1851

17 Feb 1933

5  63

17. 

Mullins

Inf. Son

NA

12 Jun 1890

5  64

18. 

Mullins

Elizabeth

21 Apr 1822

 5 Jul 1900

5  65

19. 

Mullins

Jimmie Eulalia

 2 Mar 1894

21 Jan 1895

5  66

20. 

Brown

Mahala A., Mrs.

NA

20 Feb 1908

5  69

21. 

Henderson

Isham A.

 4 Apr 1882

30 May 1911

7  79

22. 

Henderson

Grover C.

10 May 1887

 3 Mar 1909

7  80

23. 

Linton

John

25 Dec 1874

16 Feb 1939

8  85

24. 

Linton

Annie

26 May 1874

21 Nov 1939

8  86

25. 

Merritt

Oran Martin

29 Nov 1859

1 Aug 1944

8  88

26. 

Merritt

Katie Florence

26 Nov 1865

21 Sep 1922

8  88

27. 

Merritt

Myrtle Katie

12 Sep 1883

 6 Apr 1900

8  89

28. 

Hopkins

N. W.

 9 Aug 1879

15 Aug 1908

9  95

29. 

Hopkins

Baby Boy

NA

NA

9  98

30. 

Brown

Thomas D.

20 Jul 1896

 8 Jan 1918

9  99

31. 

Ostman

William

16 Nov 1830

 3 Aug 1916

9 100

32. 

Hardy

Howell B.

1878

1918

9 101

33. 

Vaughn

Emma Louise

1857

1933

9 103

34. 

Vaughn

Willis P.

1859

1917

9 104

35. 

Vaughn

Hallie (?)

19 Apr 1892

30 Jul 1892

9 106

36. 

Vaughn

Ida May (?)

 9 Jul 1895

22 Sep 1895

9 107

37. 

Campbell

Wm. Earl

NA

23 Oct 1915

9 108

38. 

McDonald

Anna Hopkins

11 Oct 1891

 5 Aug 1934

11 116

39. 

McDonald

William H.

27 Dec 1879

23 Jan 1952

11 117

40. 

Young

Gertrude

NA

NA

11 118

41. 

Hardy

Sam S.

22 Mar 1892

 3 Sep 1957

11 124

42. 

Hardy

Will

1890

1960

11 126

43. 

White

T. A.

1865

1903

13 150

44.

Tompkins

Thomas

20 Jul 1896

8 Jan 1918

 

PEOPLE WITH MARKERS BORN AFTER 1900

 

 

NAME

 

BIRTH

DEATH

SEC

1. 

Sanders

Horace M.

14 Jul 1905

26 Oct 1972

1   8

2. 

Tompkins

Katherine, Baby

10 Aug 1905

21 Jun 1906

3  23

3. 

Cohran

Inf. Dau.

  2 days

29 Jun 1918

3  35

4. 

Nellums

Clifton Lee

17 Oct 1914

15 Jun 1916

3  38

5. 

Hopkins

Hazel Aymett

21 Jan 1907

20 Nov 1909

4  39

6. 

Tompkins

Edgar Mullins

11 Jun 1909

 7 Dec 1914

5  70

7. 

Walter

Willie Rob

20 Mar 1907

30 Jun 1908

5  71

8. 

Hopkins

Leroy

30 Jun 1901

25 Dec 1934

8  84

9. 

Hopkins

George Lee

26 Sep 1925

10 Aug 1926

9  96

10. 

Hopkins

Darthy

28 Sep 1929

24 Feb 1932

9  97

11. 

Baumeister

Walter

18 Oct 1938

23 Oct 1938

9 105

12. 

Hardy

Clinton

1930

1934

11 123

13. 

Hardy

Carl Chester

12 Apr 1925

12 Sep 1957

11 125

14. 

Hardy

Lucy

1903

1975

11 127

15. 

Hardy

Lonnie William

26 May 1925

 7 Oct 1980

11 128

16. 

Seales

Alma

11 Apr 1914

 2 Jun 1943

12 139

17. 

Seales

Brock

1908

1961

12 140

18. 

Seales

Betty Ann

15 Jan 1952

 2 Jun 1952

12 141

19. 

Linton

Jesse

 8 Nov 1910

 7 Apr 1971

13 147

20. 

Linton

Corrie

19 Apr 1910

19 Jun 1964

13 148

21. 

Kersey

Baby Girl

NA

27 May 1970

13 149

 

                                                                                    

PEOPLE WITHOUT MARKERS WHOSE NAMES WERE SUBMITTED

 

 

NAME

 

BIRTH

DEATH

SEC

1

Nellums

William Levi David

28 Oct 1856

21 May 1923

 

2

Nellums

Mary Emma Duck

1 Jan 1859

17 Aug 1939

 

3

Taylor

Rebecca Richbourg

31 Aug 1847

1 Jan 1912

4

Hardy

Cleo

28 Nov 1935

11 Mar1998

11

5

Hardy

Lennie

14 Jun 1906

23 Jul 1986

11

6

Hardy

Carl Chester(Buster)

18 Jun 1959 

1 Apr 1983

11

7

Hardy

Wm. Shepard

17 Feb 1948

30 Jul 1990

11

8

Hardy

Berling

4 June 1921

6 Oct. 1921

11

9

Hardy

Lee Ann &

Infant twins of

Steve Hardy

5 Jan.1990

11

10

Hardy

Lennie Ann Robins

5 Jan.1990

11

11

Linton

Daniel Leroy

14 Sep.1952

11

12

Linton

John Robert

6 May 1964

11

 

 

If you missed the link above to the

Map of The Old Muscogee Cemetery Grave Sites,

click

here

to see that map.

 

There may be more information on some of these people at

 

www.findagrave.com

 

Tami Skipper and several others have entered data for almost all of the Old Muscogee Cemetery graves.