Mt. Hope / Gum Springs Cemetery

Submitted by Shirley Hightower

Abraham B. Ratliff born 1821 in Blount County, AL. died 1864 in Blount County, AL
Buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery aka Gum Springs Cemetery in Blount County.
Abraham was a recruiter for the Confederate Army. He recruited the last living son of a farmer who had lost two other sons in the War. The distraught farmer came to visit Abraham and shot him dead on his front porch while he was holding a grandchild in his arms.