Old Salem Cemetery
Cemetery Census and Tombstone Transcripts

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Old Salem Cemetery. Annotations by Manonia Snell. Copied from "This Cloud of Witnesses" Submitted by Lois Pittman with permission of Manonia Snell.

Manonia Snell, local genealogy researcher Ms Snell shares with the Library one of the family stories she is writing for the Dale County Heritage volume scheduled to be published. This web page provides the history of a family in northeast Dale County whose descendants continue to live in the Skipperville area.
Copies of her book, MA-MA COUNTRY, DALE COUNTY, AL can be purchased for $40.00 from the Ozark - Dale County Public Library.


Jones P. Lunsford - b.1809; d. 1876

Martha Akin Lunsford - b.1822, d. 1882; wife of Jones P. Lunsford

Jessie Aman - b 8 Dec. 1891, d.. 25 Dec 1891; dau of N.W. & M.E.Aman (Infant daughter of Nathan W. and Martha Covington Aman who were buried at  New Hope )

Lula Aman - b 19 Mar 1878, d. 20 Aug 1879; dau of A.J. & V.F. Aman (Infant daughter of Andrew J. Jackson and Virginia F. Aman who were buried at New Hope)

Mary Aman - b 13 June 1802 d. 11 Aug 1877, Wife of Phillip Aman; (Mary was the mother of Phillip Duncan Aman and the grandmother of Eddie, Marion, and Sherman Aman)

Spenser H. Sewell - b 27 Jan 1821; d. 2 Oct 1886.

Eli A. Sewell - b. 21 May 1827 d. 5 May 1893.

Mary A.N. Barwick- b. 26 Nov.1858 d. 17 July 1862. Daughter of J.G. & Margret Barwick (James G. Barwick was born in Henry Co.Ala 1829, died in Henry Co. about 1866. He married 1) Sarah A.S. Meadows; 2) Margret Hargrove.)

William G. Barwick - b. 5 Aug 1861, d. 23 July 1862, Son of J.G. & Margret Barwick.

Zenus Swilley - b 24 June 1877, d. 28 Sept 1899.

Rossie Napper - age about 85.

H.W. Marsh - b. 2 July 1867, d. 19 May 1903, (Son of John and Sara Marsh)

John Marsh - b. 19 Oct 1827, d. Nov 1880, (John Marsh was the son of John and Mary Marsh, Married Sarah Ann Grantham, served in the Confederate Army, father of 10 children. One of their sons McKelvey C. Marsh, married Arvey Elizabeth Barefield, daughter of J.J. Barefield, Bertha Community.)

Sarah A. Marsh - b.16 Mar 1830, d. Aug 1889. (Sarah Marsh was the daughter of Mathew and Martha Granatham. She was the wife of John Marsh.)

Baby Daughter of John and Sarah Marsh - (no dates)

John A. Grantham - b. 9 July 1833, d. 21 July 1890. (John A. was the son of Mathew and Martha Grantham; Married Sara Jane Parmer; father of twelve children; served in Confederate Army; active in the Old Salem Church.)

Infant of John A. and S. J. Grantham - b & d 22 Sept 1878.

Infant Son of J. and G.A. Grantham - b. & d. 15 Feb 1883, (Parents were Jasper and George Ann Sowell Grantham.)

Roan F. Rivenbark -b.16 Aug 1868, d.30 Oct 1875; Son of J.D. & A.H. Rivenbark, (The Rivenbarks came from North Carolina and were some of the earliest settlers. Their old home, where Lonnie Mae Covington lived, is the oldest home in Bertha. The community was first known as Rivenbarks Crossroads. Although no known descendants of this family live in the area now, John D.
and Amanda Ruivenbark had several children.)

John B. Stokes -b. 3 Oct. 1879, d.8 July 1881; son of J.E. & J.C. Stokes

John Bedsole - b. 10 Jan 1802, d. 4 Apr 1882.

William J. Bracewell - Co. I 57 ALA INF. C.S.A. (A William Bracewell was listed as a boarder in the home of J.J. Barefield in the 1900 Census.)

Noah Nichols - b.7 June 1826, d. 4 June 1906.

Mary E. Jones - b.24 Dec 1856, d. 19 July 1900.

Jacob J. Parmer - b.12 Feb. 1849, d. 30 Sept 1883.


Located on the north side of the cemetery, the tombstones in the Trawick section are as follows:

ELIZABETH (WARD) TRAWICK -b. 28 June 1848, d. 16 Dec. 1914. Wife of John Trawick.

R.D.J.(ROBERT) TRAWICK - b.14 Oct 1871, d. 30 Dec. 1919. (Son of John and Elizabeth Trawick; married Mary Fannie Grantham; father of Bunyan, Tom, Gordan, Taylor, and Thyle G. Trawick.)

MARY FANNIE (GRANTHAM) TRAWICK - b. 19 July 1874, d. 18 Dec. 1932. (wife of
Robert Trawick; daughter of John A. and Sara Jane Grantham.)

FADRICK TRAWICK - b. 1 Nov 1870, d. 3 Dec. 1870; Son of John & Elizabeth Trawick.

MARY SUSAN TRAWICK - b.18 Dec 1878, d. 30 Sept 1879, daughter of John and
Elizabeth Trawick

INFANT SON OF JOHN AND ELIZABETH TRAWICK - b. & d. 23 Oct 1880.

JOHN E. TRAWICK - b. 9 Dec 1881, d. 23 Feb. 1917, (son of John and Elizabeth Trawick; died in Mexico during World War I.)

TESSIE BELL TRAWICK - 10 June 1917, d. 5 Sept 1924.

INFANT OF HAMPY AND WILLIE TRAWICK - b.&d. 23 Dec 1911. (Hamp was the son of John and Elizabeth Trawick.)

INFANT TWINS OF HENRY AND LULA TRAWICK BLANKENSHIP - b.&d. 4 Sept 1904

HOWARD TRAWICK


The Barefield burial plot, located on the southwest side of the cemetery, contains the following tombstones;

WILLIAM M. BAREFIELD - b. 1835, d. 1867; Husband. (son of Dempsy and Elizabeth Barefield; married Mary Ann Mims; father of Lucinda Barefield.)

MARY ANN (MIMS) BAREFIELD -b. 10 June 1841, d. 15 June 1928; wife. (wife of William Barefield; daughter of Hugh Mims.)

J.J.(JAMES) BAREFIELD - b. 8 June 1831, d. 23 Sept 1897, (son of Dempsy and Elizabeth Barefield, operated store at Barefields Crossroads until his death;
married Martha M. Trammell; father of several children.)

MARTHA (MARIAH) BAREFIELD - b. 10 Dec 1829, d. 28 June 1889; (wife of J.J. Barefield; daughter of William Trammell; and sister of Nancy J. Barefield.)

EDMOND BAREFIELD - b. 16 June 1833, d. 7 Mar 1912; (son of Dempsy and Elizabeth Barefield; married Nancy J. Trammell; father of Dempsey, Sherman,
and others.)

NANCY JANE (TRAMMELL) BAREFIELD - b. 1841, d. 14 June 1923. (wife of Edmond Barefield; daughter of William Trammell.)

MARTHA (BAREFIELD) RICHARDSON - b. 22 May 1848, d. 10 Mar 1920; (daughter of Dempsy and Elizabeth Barefield; married William M. Richardson; mother of Versie Richardson who married Marion Tildon Brown.)

WILLIAM M. RICHARDSON - b. 6 Feb 1842, d. 26 Feb 1923. (known as "Silver Bill"
Richardson; married Martha Barefield.)

ALEXANDER OUTLAW - b. 6 Sept 1804, d. 17 Aug 1891.

NAOMI OUTLAW (GRANNY) -b. 1812, d. 1909, age 97.

ELIZA OUTLAW MELTON

DAVE MELTON

BRYANT TOBE MIMS - born about 1864, d. 10 Dec. 1935; 76 years old.

NOTE; Others known to be buried in the Grantham Plot at Old Salem include the following;

MARTHA GRANTHAM - b.ca. 1806 in S.C.; date of death unknown; wife of Mathew Grantham who died in a federal prison at Camp Randal near Madison, Wisconsin. during the Civil War. Martha was the mother of John A. and others. She was also an active member of Old Salem.

ALEXANDER (ALECK) GRANTHAM -b. 1859, d. 1929; eldest son of John A. and Sara J. Grantham; father of Walter, Cumbie and Lena Grantham.

CAROLINE RAYBURN GRANTHAM -b.1859, d. 1940; wife of Aleck Grantham.

SARA JANE PARMER GRANTHAM - B. 1841, date of death unknown; wife of John A. Grantham, (Her grave was marked in 1988 by two of her grandsons.)

JONATHAN GRANTHAM, b. 1841, date of death unknown; brother of John A.

MARTHA JANE (MATTIE) GRANTHAM BLANKENSHIP, b. 6 Apr. 1884, d. 23 Feb.1932.

NOTE; Others known to be buried in unmarked graves in the Barefield plot, include:

DEMPSY BAREFIELD - b. ca.1805 in S.C. and d. before 1860. He was the father of the children listed above.

ELIZABETH BAREFIELD -b.ca. 1806 in S.C. and d.ca. 1880. She was the wife of Dempsy Barefield and the mother of the children listed above.

ROBERT E. LEE BAREFIELD, son of William Sherman Barefield and grandson of Dempsy Barefield.

WILLIAM WESLEY TRAMMELL, b. Dec.1865, d. June 1941, son of Elizabeth Barefield and Dawse Trammell; grandson of Dempsy and Elizabeth Barefield.

FRONIE MONK TRAMMELL, wife of William Wesley Trammell.

Key contacts include:

Annotations by Manonia Snell.

Copied from "This Cloud of Witnesses" Submitted by Lois Pittman with permission of Manonia Snell.

Manonia Snell, local genealogy researcher Ms Snell shares with the Library one of the family stories she is writing for the Dale County Heritage volume scheduled to be published. This web page provides the history of a family in northeast Dale County whose descendants continue to live in the Skipperville area.
Copies of her book, MA-MA COUNTRY, DALE COUNTY, AL can be purchased for $40.00 from the Ozark - Dale County Public Library.

To obtain additional information, you may call the library at (334) 774-5480, email a message to library staff, or visit the library during normal operating hours on 320 James Street in Ozark, Alabama 36360.

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