Leddon Cemetery

Geneva County, Alabama

(7 miles east of Samson on county road 83 about 1 mile south of Hwy 52)

Surveyed 3 Oct 2003 by Wilda Murphy.

 

 (Comments in red added by surveyor)

 

Left to right, in rows going west to rear of cemetery

Row 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chancy-Savage plot:

 

 

 

Double stone:

 

 

 

Chancy, Bobby D

24 May 1958

3 Jan 2003

 

Chancy, Tami S

 10 Oct 1960

one date

Our children:  Robby, Cecilia

 

 

 

 

Row 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foster, Bobbie L

1929

one date

 

 

 

 

 

Row 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plot:

 

 

 

Unmarked adult slab

 

 

 

Lewis, Edna Mae Boggs

8 Nov 1922

16 Feb 1993

(prob. dau of Nellie Gray  & Lee Boggs.  It has been reported that Nellie Gray Boggs, dau of A J Gray, Jr and Mary Valdora Brewer, is also buried at Leddon, with no marker.)

end plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McCollough plot, double stone:

 

 

 

McCollough, Joseph Franklin (Buster)

9 Dec 1920

27 July 1999

married Wed., 8 July 1967

McCollough, Fannie Louise

10 Jan 1924

9 Jan 1992

 

end plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleckler plot , double stone:

 

 

 

Cleckler, Matthew

14 Nov 1930

29 Dec 1999

husband

Cleckler, Myrtice M

27 Oct 1929

one date

married 21 Aug 1948

end plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

 (reported by a neighbor to be a McCormick boy, high school student, buried 2003.)

 

 

 

 

Row 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burch plot, double stone:

 

 

 

Burch, William B

6 July 1895

2 Jan 1971

 

Burch, Margaret E

1 Apr 1900

6 Dec 1988

 

end Burch plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McDuffie, Mary E

14 July 1929

27 Feb 1992

 

 

 

 

 

Smith plot:  no graves visible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitaker, double stone:

 

 

 

Whitaker, Wilmer Angus

13 Dec 1923

17 Feb 1995

 

Whitaker, Addie Mae

23 Mar 1926

one date

 

end Whitaker plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brannon, Anthony Bryan

27 Oct 1977

born & died

inf son of Mr & Mrs Charles E

 

 

 

 

Row 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith plot, double stone:

 

 

 

Smith, Millard A

6 July 1891

19 June 1970

married 20 Oct 1924

Smith, Martha G

6 May 1906

5 Sep 1986

 

end Smith plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul plot:

 

 

 

Paul, Max

1 Sep 1919

7 June 1995

RDM2 US Navy WWII

 

 

 

 

Double stone:

 

 

 

Paul, James W

29 Aug 1893

28 May 1979

 

Paul, Vonna D

11 Feb 1897

5 Jan 1983

 

 

 

 

 

Paul, Clara

23 Nov 1917

31 Dec 2001

 

end Paul plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cowan plot, double stone:

 

 

 

Cowan, Samuel Leon

5 July 1909

2 Aug 1982

married 5 Jan 1952;  (twin to Jesse Leamon Cowan;  sons of Samuel Jesse and Ruth McDougald Cowan.)

 

 

 

 

Cowan, Cathleen

10 Oct 1929

one date

 

end Cowan plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watson plot:

 

 

 

Double stone:

 

 

 

Watson, Welcome

30 Apr 1911

6 Oct 1982

 

Watson, Alma

22 May 1906

13 Jan 1992

(reported to be dau of Samuel J & Ruth Cowan)

 

 

 

 

Watson, Ricky Paul

15 Aug 1960

17 Oct 1976

 

end Watson plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leddon plot:

 

 

 

Leddon, James Melvin

5 Sep 1929

12 July 1930

son of Mr & Mrs J A Leddon

 

 

 

 

Double stone:

 

 

 

Leddon, Hattie L

1890

1959

 

Leddon, John A

1888

1961

 

 

 

 

 

Double stone:

 

 

 

Leddon, John Edwin, Sr

18 Feb 1926

one date

married Wed., 20 Aug 1947

Leddon, Joyce Allen

25 Mar 1927

one date

 

 

 

 

 

Leddon, Sarah  L

1884

1969

 

Leddon, Sarah L

1858

1932

 

Leddon, Thomas J

1863

1937

 

end Leddon plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unmarked infant slab at far right end of row.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trant, Walker Joel

1914

1915

 

Trant, Finnis Enoch

1916

1917

 

Trant, Silas Hoye

7 June 1917

one date

 

Unmarked child slab

 

 

 

Unmarked adult slab

 

 

 

Wise, Willie B

26 Feb 1869

4 Oct 1926

like Tinnie; dates incised on slab

Crews, infant

no dates

 

infant of Claudie & John E

Wise, Tinnie D

24 Jan 1869

16 Apr 1910

like Willie B; dates incised on slab

Crews, Claudie W

2 Nov 1893

10 Nov 1954

 

Smith, Charlie W

3 Nov 1874

15 Nov 1922

 

Unmarked adult slab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matheny, John Henry

18 Mar 1927

15 July 1980

PVT US Army WWII

Fortune, Holton C

5 June 1918

one date

 

Donald - no other name

no dates

 

small flat marker, like Joe

Andrews, Mary J

9 Sep 1932

one date

 

Joe - no other name

no dates

 

small flat marker, like Donald

Unmarked child’s grave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gray plot:

 

 

 

Gray, Billy Gene

25 Oct 1935

9 July 1953

(son of Clarence & Gladys Watson)

end Gray plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cowan plot:

 

 

 

Cowan, Jessie Leamon

5 July 1909

30 May 1985

stone identical to John D; (twin to Samuel Leon; sons of Samuel Jessie and Ruth)

Cowan, John D

1 Apr 1912

30 Mar 1985

stone identical to Jessie Leamon; (son of Samuel Jessie and Ruth)

Cowan, Ruth McDougald

19 Sep 1874

25 Mar 1959

“She was the sunshine of our home.”

Cowan, Samuel Jessie

22 June 1863

8 Feb 1938

“A loving husband & father and a kind friend to all.”

 

 

 

(son of Polly Ann Gray & Samuel Cowan)

Unreadable infant stone

 

 

could be read with a rubbing

Watson, son

24 Dec 1937       

one date

son of Mr & Mrs John (prob. son of Ollie, dau of Samuel Jessie and Ruth McDougald, who reportedly married John Watson)

end Cowan plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith plot:

 

 

 

Smith, Mattie H

1871

1949

 

Smith, F Danial (sic)

1866

1913

name & dates incised on slab

Smith, Hozy C

1888

1901

name & dates incised on slab

end Smith plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith plot:

 

 

 

Unreadable infant stone 

 

 

could be read with a rubbing

Smith, Willie

1904

1923

 

end Smith plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brownlee, Sam

3 June 1902

4 July 1980

 

Brownlee, Annie

22 July 1902

8 Feb 1982

 

Motley, John H

1905

1984

 

Motley, James E

1934

1941

 

Motley, Franklyn D

Jan 1938

Nov 1938

 

Barton, W E

1900

1918?

 

 

 

 

 

Gray plot:

 

 

 

Double stone:

 

 

 

Gray, Dora

13 Apr 1879

13 Sep 1956

(Mary Valdora Brewer)

Gray, A J “Jack”

4 Mar 1872

4 Feb 1934

(Andrew Jackson Gray, Jr)

 

 

 

 

Gray A J

18 Jan 1836

18 Sep 1908

(Andrew Jackson Gray, Sr)

Gray, Cleo

20 Mar 1916

29 Oct 1921

(dau of AJ, Jr and Dora)

 

 

 

 

Double stone:

 

 

 

Gray, Willie Jackson

17 June 1899

8 May 1984

(son of AJ, Jr and Dora)

Gray, Maggie B

8 June 1901

12 July 1985

(maiden name Michaux)

 

 

 

 

Double stone:

 

 

 

Gray, T E (Gene)

29 Dec 1907

7 July 1989

(Terryl Eugene, son of AJ, Jr & Dora)

Gray, Gladys R (Dabney)

15 Sep 1911

24 June 1993

 

end Gray plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haynes plot adjoins Gray plot

 

 

 no visible graves

 

 

 

 

Row 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortune plot:

 

 

 

Fortune, Charles T

16 Oct 1912

one date

stone identical to Eugene’s

Fortune, Eugene

15 Nov 1909

20 Oct 1976

stone identical to Charles’

end Fortune plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortune, Louie Don, Sr

30 Aug 1949

12 Apr 1990

SP4 US Army Vietnam

unmarked adult slab

 

 

 

Lord, William J

28 Jan 1891

7 Mar 1917

died at Nogales, Ariz.

 

 

 

Raised slab is broken.

Two unmarked adult slabs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortune plot :

 

 

(connected to Fortune plot on Row 11)

Fortune, Ida Lee

Feb 1915

Nov 1929

 

Fortune, Annie Lee

1 Nov 1881

17 Dec 1944

 

Fortune, Angus

25 Mar 1871

2 May 1957

 

Fortune, Barney

29 Nov 1906

15 Apr 1984

 

Fortune, Sara

2 Feb 1913

18 Nov 1970

 

end Fortune plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitaker, Janes N

22 Nov 1877

27 May 1961

Alabama PVT CO H 2 REGT Ala Inf Spanish-American War

Whitaker, Gay Nell

1921

1945

 

 

 

 

 

Double stone:

 

 

 

Whitaker, Thomas L

23 Feb 1880

14 Nov 1962

 

Whitaker, Ola Jane

15 Oct 1904

2 May 1984

 

 

 

 

 

Motley, Minnie J

1869

1950

 

Unmarked infant slab

 

 

 

Whitaker, N A

no dates

 

CO F 32 GA Inf CSA

 

 

 

 

Leddon plot:

 

 

 

Leddon, Baby

1899

1901

 

Green, Rachel

1844

1915

 

end Leddon plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howell, John Wendell

3 June 1943

19 Nov 1944

 

 

 

 

 

Leddon plot:

 

 

 

Leddon, Lela Mae

29 Nov 1909

Jan 1911

 

Leddon, John Edward

30 Sep 1881

17 Mar 1965

( son of Polly Ann Gray and George Washington Leddon, Sr.)

Leddon, Ida Nettie

23 Nov 1887

6 July 1972

(maiden name Killingsworth)

end Leddon plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitaker, Jerry L

1954

1981

 

Whitaker, Inez Medley

7 Oct 1933

26 July 1988

 

Unmarked adult slab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killingsworth, Mary Frances

3 Mar 1873

29 May 1902

wife of James A Killingsworth

 

 

 

(at the foot of Polly Ann Gray on Row 14)

 

 

 

 

Leddon plot:

 

 

 

Leddon, Malissa Hardwick

no dates

 

dau of OS & TL Leddon

Leddon, Jeff Wilkerson

no dates

 

son of OS & TL Leddon

Leddon, two infants

no dates

 

sons of OS & TL Leddon; (Oscar, son of Polly Ann Gray and George Washington Leddon, Sr. married Tina L)

end Leddon plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitaker, Zora B

13 June 1905

27 Dec 1984

 

Unmarked adult slab

 

 

 

Leddon, John A

1832

1863

PVT CO G 54 Ala Inf CSA

Leddon, Jacob W

1839

1862

PVT CO D   4 Ala Inf CSA

Leddon, G W

27 Sep 1842

12 Nov 1928

PVT CO D 54 Ala Inf CSA; (CSA stone has 27 Oct 1842 for birth)

Gray, Pollie Ann

29 Jan 1844

5 Feb 1901

wife of G W Leddon; (dau of Joseph and Mary J Gray)

Unmarked infant slab

 

 

 

Leddon, Rittie Lee

12 Feb 1896

18 Feb 1896

dau of A R & Laura Leddon; (Alfred R, son of Polly Ann Gray and George Washington Leddon, Sr.)

Standley, William Curtis

28 May 1897

3 Mar 1901

son of W C and M V Standley

Stanley, Mary V

19 May 1870

25 May 1915

wife of W C Stanley; (Mary Virginia, dau of Polly Ann Gray and George Washington Leddon, Sr.)

Two unmarked adult slabs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leddon plot:

 

 

 

Leddon, William Floyd, Jr

Aug 1946

one date

son of Floyd & Polly Leddon

Greese, Willine L

20 Oct 1930

23 May 1999

 

 

 

 

 

Double stone:

 

 

 

Leddon, William Floyd

20 Mar 1908

12 May 1987

married 10 Aug 1929

 

 

 

(son of John Edward and Ida Nettie Leddon)

Leddon, Polly McDuffie

6 May 1910

9 Feb 1996

 

end Leddon plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leddon plot:

 

 

 

Leddon, Ralph A

23 Nov 1906

25 Jan 1967

Alabama PFC BTRY B 204 FA BN WWII

 

 

 

 

Unmarked adult slab

 

 

 

Unmarked infant slab

 

 

 

end Leddon plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leddon, G W, Jr

17 Sep 1867

30 May 1911

 

Liddon, ?????

16 Dec 1908

11 Nov 1915

given name unreadable

Ledden, infant of CW & EE

1 June 1896

2 June 1896

G? W and Effie?

Brooks, Herbert B

2 Apr 1900

9 Feb 1903

son of F F & Mary F Brooks

 

 

 

This stone is broken and lying on the ground.

 

 

 

 

Row 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clemmons plot:

 

 

 

Clemmons, Cater J

1890

1959

(Cater Jernigan, son of John J Clemmons and Fannie C Tate)

Clemmons, Anna B

1886

1950

(Anna Brewer; second wife of Cater J)

Clemmons, Mattie B

1891

1915

(Mattie Brewer; first wife of Cater J.  Mattie and Anna were sisters.  Mattie died in childbirth.)

Clemmons, Dessie Lee

1915

one date

(dau of Cater J and Mattie)

Clemmons, Herbert

no dates

 

(b. abt 1910:   1920 census)

Clemmons, Steve

no dates

 

(b. abt 1908:   1930 census)

 

 

 

(Herbert and Steve Calhoun, sons of Anna Brewer and first husband, Aaron S Calhoun)

Grant, Beulah P

2 Dec 1895

25 Dec 1953

mother;  (dau of John J Clemmons and Fannie C Tate)

Grant, Cleo J

6 Nov 1917

23 May 1945

(son of Beulah & GW Grant)

Three infants

no dates

 

 

Clemmons, Dan

10 Apr 1899

21 Dec 1931

son of John J & Fannie Clemmons

Clemmons, Fannie 

9 Feb 1867

26 Apr 1933

wife of J J Clemmons; (Maiden name Tate;  appears on 1870 census as 9 mo. old, born in Oct.)

 

 

 

 

Clemmons, J J

1 Mar 1861

11 Nov 1904

(John J, son of Jackson Clemmons and Elizabeth Jernigan)

Clemmons, Rufus E

20 Oct 1897

21 Oct 1897

son of J J & F C Clemmons; (Twin brother Walter Lee Clemmons died 29 Apr 1979)

Three or possibly 4 unmarked graves 

 

 

(Reported by Clemmons family members to be children of John Clemmons’ sister who married a Fountain,  probably Annie who married Matthew Fountain).

 

 

 

 

Fountain, Joe E

1891

1956

(son of Annie Clemmons and Matthew)

Sewell, Jessie Lee

2 Mar 1949

9 Dec 1956

 

Unmarked adult slab

 

 

 

 

 


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