LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA

SIMPSON aka WHITTEN CEMETERY – NEAR WATERLOO

 

Township 1, Range 14

 

 

by David and Martha Montgomery

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Enumerated on 13 Dec. 2006

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 34 56 37 N, Lon: 88 02 33 W

 

The Simpson aka Whitten Cemetery lies in the western Lauderdale County, Alabama area north of Waterloo. The name has been changed to include the “Simpson” name due to research indicating it is known by both names. To reach the cemetery, travel Lauderdale County Road 14 to Waterloo. Continue to follow CO. Rd. 14 turning right (north) (aka Bumpus Creek Road). After turning right, go 1.07 miles and turn right onto County Road 90. Go 1.37 miles and the cemetery is on the hill on the left. This is a very old cemetery with many graves and few markers. It sits upon a hill accessible only by a steep path. Persons visiting the site should be cautious during the warm spring, summer and early fall months because of snakes. There are a few large cedar trees in the cemetery. The earliest date on a marker is 1790 marking the grave of Alexander Higgins.

 

Higgins, Alexander; b. 1790 in South Carolina, d. 1830

Inman, Margie Mae; b. 05 Sep 1899, d. 10 Mar 1900

Price, Benjamin; b. 1785, d. 05 Nov 1852 66 years of age

Price, Jane; d. 28 Jul 1852, died 63 years of age, wife of Benjamin

Simpson, Polly Ann; b. 27 Apr 1810, d. 29 Mar 1870

Simpson, Rachel Mary; 18 Apr 1811, wife of Thomas, died at past 6:00 in the morning

Simpson, Isabella Caroline; b. 04 Apr 1835, d. 21 Dec 1852, m: 13 Jan 1851, 2nd wife of Thomas H. Reynolds

Simpson, Thomas; b. 05 Jan 1791, d. 10 Oct 1859

Tune, Elender Elizabeth; b. 15 Jan 1850, d. 20 Apr 1898, wife of J.J. Tune

Turner, William H.; b. 12 Jul 1834, d. 27 Apr 1856

Whitsett, Nancy; b. 24 Mar 1838, d. 29 Aug 1852, daughter of W. & E.B. Whitsett

 

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