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Old Mount Moriah Cemetery (Hardshell Cemetery) Oneonta, Blount County, Alabama
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Old Mount Moriah Cemetery (Hardshell Cemetery) Oneonta, Blount County, Alabama
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Old Mount Moriah Cemetery (Hardshell Cemetery)
Oneonta, Blount County, Alabama

Lat: 3400'23"N, Lon: 8624'12"W
T12 R2E Sec 11

Contributed by Bruce Jordan, Mar 30, 2002 [bjordan@glade.net]. Total records = 43.

From Oneonta, take Hwy 75 N turning right on County Road 39. Go past Hood's Crossing. The cemetery is located approximately .5 miles past the Union Hill Church on the left. Cemetery is not visible from the road and is located on private property.

This cemetery has two distinct parts. The first or lower part of the cemetery has the most readable gravestones. The second part is up a slight incline to the right about 700 feet. The owner of the property where the cemetery is located has mowed a trail to make walking from one area to another easier.

The second or upper part has about forty graves scattered over an acre or more of land, with just five markers having readable names. One of these markers (Harvey L. Hays) seems to have been placed in the cemetery about twenty or more years ago. All the rest have limestone rocks, slabs, or concrete as markers.

The information came from the actual tombstones when I walked and read the cemetery in October 2000. They are not accepting new burials. Markers could not be found for those individuals which have an asterisk * after their entry.
- Bruce Jordan

??tts, Samantha, b. 24 Oct 1825, d. ????. "In Memory of Samaythy -----tts."
Alexander, Clifton, b. 20 May 1899, d. 30 Sep 1899, son of Thadeus Alonzo Alexander and Emma Adeline Murphree
Alexander, Emma (Murphree), b. 29 Jul 1868, d. 28 Sep 1899, daughter of Daniel Ellis Murphree and Hannah Rimple Stephens, married Thadeus Alonzo Alexander
Allgood, Bannister, b. 1803, d. 1876, son of Barnett Holloway Allgood and Frances Dean, married Omacuzza "Cuzzy" Roach, s/w Cuzzy Allgood and Nancy Allgood
Allgood, Cuzzy (Omacuzza Roach), b. 1813, d. 1892, married Bannister Allgood, s/w Bannister Allgood and Nancy Allgood
Allgood, Nancy, b. 1852, d. 1880, daughter of Bannister Allgood and Omacuzza "Cuzzy" Roach, s/w Bannister Allgood and Cuzzy Allgood
Amberson, Infant, b. & d. 4 Dec 1873, daughter of John Davis Amberson and Edna Elizabeth Westbrook
Bynum, Martha "Patsy", b. 6 Mar 1798, d. ????, married Caleb Murphree, daughter of Jesse Bynum and Jane Benefield *
Bynum, Mary, b. 1814, d. 1875, daughter of William Bynum and Mary Brown, wife of Joshua T. Smith
Foster, Marganie, b. 10 Sep 1827, d. 9 May 1884 *
Foster, Windy S., b. 2 May 1861, d. 2 May 1884 *
Hayes, Harvey L., b. 9 May 1837, d. 30 Jul 1863, Co K 19th Ala Inf. CSA, son of Reuben Hays and Tabitha Cornelius, married Sarah L. Murphree
Huey, Ellie, b. ?? Sep 1877, d. 6 Jan 1878, daughter of William Alexander Huie and Celia Louise Dailey
Hyatt, Rebecca (Murphree), b. 26 May 1854, d. 28 Nov 1894, daughter of William Bynum Murphree and Lucinda Carolina Murphree, married James B. Hyatt
Ingle, Andrew, no dates
Marshbanks, Mary "Molly" (Bullard), b. ?? Apr 1753, d. 4 Jan 1823, married Daniel Murphree, Jr *
Murphree, Caleb A., b. 26 Aug 1860, d. 7 Aug 1863, son of William Bynum Murphree and Lucinda Carolina Murphree
Murphree, Caleb, b. 16 Dec 1812, d. 1858, son of Daniel Murphree and Pheraby Bynum, married Margaret "Peggy" Murphree *
Murphree, Caleb, b. 1796, d. 15 Mar 1870, married Martha "Patsy" Bynum, son of Levi Murphree and Mary Collins *
Murphree, Daniel, b. 9 Oct 1781, d. 4 Mar 1851, son of Solomon Murphree and Sarah Ward, married Pheraby Bynum
Murphree, Elise, b. 20 Dec 1886, d. 25 Jan 1887, daughter of Jesse Levi Murphree and Julia E. Nix
Murphree, Esther, b. 8 Jul 1895, d. 13 Sep 1895, daughter of Jesse Levi Murphree and Julia E. Nix
Murphree, Flossie, b. 18 Jul 1894, d. 5 Aug 1894, daughter of Jesse Levi Murphree and Julia E. Nix
Murphree, Jesse Levi, b. 26 May 1857, d. 17 Apr 1936, son of William Bynum Murphree and Lucinda Carolina Murphree, married to Julia E. Nix
Murphree, Jesse, b. 13 Jun 1806, d. 16 Jul 1869, son of Daniel Murphree and Pheraby Bynum, married to Mary "Polly" Murphree *
Murphree, Julia E. (Nix), b. 22 Aug 1862, married to Jesse Levi Murphree, Julia's death date is 1936 but is blank on the marker; Julia was the last person buried in this cemetery
Murphree, Lucinda, b. 22 Mar 1824, d. 16 Sep 1913, daughter of Ellis Murphree and Jane "Jenny" Allgood, wife of William Bynum Murphree *
Murphree, Luther, b. 1 Aug 1888, d. 24 Aug 1888, son of Jesse Levi Murphree and Julia E. Nix
Murphree, Martha (Elizabeth), b. 13 May 1847, d. 6 Feb 1895, daughter of William Bynum Murphree and Lucinda Carolina Murphree
Murphree, Pheraby (Bynum), b. 30 Jan 1785, d. 18 Jan 1873, daughter of Jesse Bynum and Jane Benefield, married to Daniel Murphree
Murphree, Sarah P., b. 26 Mar 1852, d. 18 Mar 1853, daughter of William Bynum Murphree and Lucinda Carolina Murphree
Murphree, William B. (Bynum), b. 16 Dec 1820, d. 23 Dec 1892, son of Daniel Murphree and Pheraby Bynum, married to Lucinda Carolina Murphree *
Robinette, N. A. (Nancy Adeline Gilmore), b. 2 Aug 1822, d. 27 Sep 1899, married to Jesse Spradlin Robinette
Smith, Joshua T., b. 7 May 1822, d. 14 Jul 1917, son of Samuel D. Smith and Winney Thompson, married Mary Bynum, second wife was Teresa E. Fletcher
Smith, Samuel D., b. 1803, d. 1871
Smith, Teresa E. (Fletcher), b. 1860, d. 1895, daughter of Andrew Jackson Fletcher and Cynthia Jane Lackey, married to Joshua T. Smith, s/w Joshua T. Smith
Smith, Thomas B., b. 17 Jan 1867, d. 10 Aug 1884, son of Samuel D. Smith and Mahulda Reid
Smith, William S., b. 1 Mar 1874, d. 28 Sep 1889, son of Samuel D. Smith and Mahulda Reid
Smith, Winney Thompson, b. 1802, d. 1887, daughter of Joshua and Mary Thompson, wife of Samuel D. Smith
Stephens, Nancy Jane, b. 26 Mar 1876, d. 26 Oct 1877, daughter of Levi D. Stephens and Rosetta Allgood
Stephens, Rebecca (Bynum), b. 2 Apr 1824, d. 1 Apr 1905, daughter of Asa Bynum and Rebecca Elizabeth Murphree, married to Tapleigh Stephens
Stephens, Tapleigh, b. 24 Jun 1819, d. 31 Jun 1890, son of Joseph Tapley Stephens and Jamima Murphree, married to Rebecca Bynum
Wilder, Areaney Foster, b. 22 Oct 18?2, d. 28 May 1895, mother of Phillip Wilder Booker

 

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