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Burch Cemetery
Jackson County, Alabama

Contributed by Lana Floyd, June 2000 [w4ctk@farmerstel.com]. Total records = 15.

Location: 1 mile north of Stevenson, AL on hwy 117 (coming in from the east, cross railroad tracks, turn left, go one mile) on the righthand side of the road. You will see a white house with sandstone colored brick on the lower half . This belonged to Evelyn Thomas in 1988; husband Aubrey who had recently died had tried to keep the cemetery cleared off during his lifetime. The cemetery is to the left of the house, slightly closer to the road and on the top of a small hill. This home was originally the "Burch homeplace" of Napolean and Elizabeth Burch where my grandmother, Estelle Brown was born. Surveyed 28 Oct 1988 by Lana Floyd, a Burch descendant

Blake, Fannie B., b. Aug 3, 1861, d. Jan 2, 1942, wife of John S. Blake
Blake, John S., Co. F 55 Ala Inf CSA
Brown, Bill, unmarked grave per interview with Mrs. Thomas, 1988
Brown, Mrs. Bill, unmarked grave per interview with Mrs. Thomas, 1988
Burch, Elizabeth Igou, b. Jan 31, 1844, d. Mar 23, 1926, wife of Napolean B. Burch
Burch, Euza Mae , b. 15 May 1900, d. 18 Jan 1943
Burch, Euza Mae, bur. 1943, is thought to be the last person buried in this cemetery.
Burch, J. F., b. 1871, d. 1925
Burch, N. B., b. Sept 1, 1833, d. Sept 18, 1912
Burch, Walter B., b. 1883, d. 1923, masonic emblem
Davis, Florence C. Shirley, b. Aug 6, 1871, d. Jul 2, 1909
Devers, Lucy Ann (Holder), b. Mar 10, 1833, d. Dec 21, 1926, (*from interview Mrs. Thomas md 4 times) May not be related to the Burch family
Ethridge, Jessee P., b.1901, d. 1946, masonic emblem(*husband of Jewell Burch)
Rorex, Mrs. Nancy, b. Oct 23, 1863, d. Aug 1, 1937
Unnamed graves 4, possibly 6

Burch descendants desparately need to contribute to a fund for the upkeep of this cemetery or have a volunteer day to clean it up on a regular basis. Perhaps some of the local Scout units would take this on as a project. In 1988, some of the stones had been vandalized and the cemetery was rapidly being overcovered with native plant growth. Anyone going to the cemetery, for the purpose of clean up, are advised to take chain saws, axes, bush whackers, pruning shears and saws, rakes, hoes, shovels, bug repellant, fire ant poison (they are in this part of AL also), work gloves, drinking water, soft drinks and food, toilet paper, and trash bags.

You may attempt to contact the property owner at this address, may have changed since 1988, Evelyn Thomas, P. O. Box 395, Stevenson, AL 35772

 

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