Scotch Cemetery

                  Submitted by Kevin Grubbs

If you have any information on this cemetary please let me know.

From the square in Clayton go down Eufaula Ave to where it dead-ends into Hwy 30. Turn left and go about 3 miles. Turn right on County road 67. This is Bud Gary Rd. Go about another 3 miles until you reach County Rd 22. Turn left here. After about 3 or 4 miles, this road will dead-end into a dirt road. The dirt road is named McSwain Creek Road. About 200 yards down this road there is a house with a gate on it's left. Pass through this gate and go down the dirt road through the field. When you reach another gate the cemetery will be on your left.

Starting in the rear right of the cemetery.

Row 1 Right to Left

1. Mary McGilvray 
b. Jan. 16, 1837
d. Oct. 15, 1857
Aged 20 years 8 months 29 days

2. Norman McGilvray
b. Jan. 19, 1835
d. Oct. 4, 1857
Aged 22 years 8 months and 15 days

3. Field Stone

4. Field Stone

5. Daniel McGilvray 
Born A.D. 1792
Died April 9 1837
Aged 67 years 

6. Mary McGilvray
Born A.D. 1781
Died Oct. 15, 1831
Aged 78 Years

7 through 14 Field Stone

15. Lena McGilvray
May 20, 1875
Feb 24, 1916

16. Pet McGilvray
April 19, 1866
Oct. 15, 1941

Row 2 Right to Left

1. Anna 
Wife of James McGilvray
Born in S.C.
Died April 6, 1881
Aged 64 years

2. James McGilvray
Born in Scotland
Died Aug. 27, 1863
Aged 74 years

3. John McGilvray 
Born in Scotland
Died Oct. 27, 1857 in the 60th year of his age.

4. Margaret 
Wife of John McGilvray
Daughter of Hugh and Mary Gillis
Died Jan. 20, 1885
Aged 72 years

5 through 13 field stone

Row 3 Right to Left

1. Margaret McGilvary
b. May 17 1840
d. June 17, 1927

2. Field Stone

3. Effa
Wife of H. H. McGilvray
Aged 61 Years

4. through end of row Field Stone

Row 4 Right to Left

1. Sgt. Hugh McGilvray

2. through end of row Field Stone

Row 5 The only grave with a marker in this row is the last grave.

1. James McGilvray
Died Aug. 27 1863
Aged 74 years

Row 6 Right to Left

1. John G. Martin 
Born June 15 1830
Died April 13, 1902
"Died as he lived peace with God and all man kind"

2. Martha A. 
Wife of John G. Martin
Born Jan 20, 1836
Died July 12, 1912

Row 7 Right to Left

1. Bobbie R. 
Son of J.R. and F.L. Martin
Born May 10, 1902
Died May 10, 1904
"Farewell Sweet Bobbie"

2. Fannie Lou 
Wife of Jas. R. Martin
Born Mar. 10, 1879
Died Sept. 10, 1939
"Twus But His Love That Called Her Home" - the rest of the inscription is 

3. James R. Martin
Born Jan. 14, 1870
Died Nov. 2, 1914

Row 8 Right to Left

1. Jonny Sowell
Born and Died May 17, 1949

2. Myrtle White Kurtzke
Born Dec. 22, 1927
Died Sept. 17, 1999
Beloved Mother Of Jimmy and Johny

3. Martha H. Martin White
Born 1904
Died 1951

4. J.C. White
Born Aug. 31, 1900
Died Jan. 6, 1962

This is all of the head stones that are standing in the Scotch Cemetery. I have tried to list the information as I found it on the headstones.

There are many fieldstones in the middle of the cemetery; and, with the growth of weeds that has taken place over the last 30 years it is hard to accurately count the field stone graves.There is also a large uprooted tree that has been partly removed except for the roots and part of the trunk.

Some things that stand out are the dates listed for Daniel and Mary McGilvray. Daniel's headstone lists that he was born in A.D. 1792 and died in 1837. There are 45 years between 1792 and 1837 but his headstone lists that he died at the age of 67, a difference of 22 years. Mary McGilvray is listed as being born in A.D. 1781 and died in 1831. There are 50 years between the two dates but her headstone lists that she died at the age of 78 years; a difference of 28 years. The head stones are very readable so there is no mistake. The only thing that I can figure is that their birth dates listed are the dates that they were Baptized. One reason is because their birth years are listed as A.D. on their headstones.

James McGilvray on the 5th Row, his headstone is broken into about 3 pieces. So some parts are missing or hard to read.

Pet McGilvray is a nickname. His birth name was Malcolm J. McGilvray

This  is what I know of the family tree for the McGilvrays in the Scotch Cemetery. John McGilvray and Margaret were the parents of Hugh H. McGilvray. Hugh H. married Effa. He served in the Civil War. He enlisted twice. The first time he was discharged as a Corp. Then he enlisted again this time with the Alabama Sharp Shooters. By the time he was discharged again he had risen to the rank of Sgt. His children include Malcolm J. (Pet) McGilvray, and Hugh. Malcolm J. Mcgilvray married Lena Harris. Two daughters of Malcolm and Lena are buried in the graves beside Lena grave number 13 and 14. There names were Effie and Lella McGilvray. They died very young, about 3 years old. Hugh McGilvray, Malcolm's brother is buried in grave number 12 next to his nieces. This is what was told to me by my grandmother Dorothy Ann McGilvray Baker. She is the grand daughter of Malcolm J. McGilvray. Her father was William H. McGilvray. He is buried at Pleasant View Cemetery with his wife Ethel Agnes Land. - 

Kevin Grubbs

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11/26/2011 Last updated