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Lynn Cemetery

Complete Listing

Listing and photo contributed by Robert Hartzog Jr.

Location: On the right of county road 29 to Bakerhill, just before the Barbour county line. A brick house on the right and about 300 feet behind it. In Caruther Lynn's Obituary the cemetery was called the Stanford-Lynn cemetery. Current Alabama DOT map shows it as the Lynn cemetery. In the 50's the Lynn family enclosed the Lynn section of the cemetery with a fence. Captain Stanford's (stone) headstone is still visible back among the growth of pine trees. Heaven only knows who else is buried there.

Row 3 Left to right:

LYNN, Jim - d. 1867
LYNN, Bill Lynn - d. 1861
LYNN, John Lynn - b. 1845 - d. 1858
LYNN, William - 1882/3 (at top of headstone)
LINN, Jane - d. 1882/8 (under the above)
LYNN, William - in 1835
LINN, William - d. 1885 At Rest

Row 2 Left to Right

LYNN, Amanda , Died 1927 (Amanda Melvina Mellie Hightower, B: Dec 19 1863 - Died: Nov 9 1927)
LYNN, Caruther (C.R.) - b. June 11, 1856 - d. February 12, 1942 (Unmarked grave, concrete cap, husband of Amanda Lynn)
Two unmarked graves that contain relatives of Loyd Lynn's sisters.
Grave unreadable name: Born 1808/1868 - Died 1918, Darling Never---------
LYNN, Lela - b. April 13, 1897 - d. June 16, 1899
The next two graves contain Pets (Boxer dogs) of Lester Lynn.

1st row as you enter the gate

LYNN, Lester B. - b August 30, 1880 - d. 1968/69
LYNN, Nettie C. (Holmes) - b. June 9, 1912 - March 20, 2002

In the trees behind the cemetery is a wooden marker stating that a civil war Captain lies here. I do not know if it is still there. I saw it about 10 years ago; he has a marker, but it is badly deteriorated. [Source: Deo Vindice, Homer Jones, SCV]

STANFORD, Thomas Quincy (Captain Company "G" 39th Alabama Infantry Volunteers) Killed in the battle of Stones River at Murfreesboro Tennessee. wounded Murfreesboro December 31, 1862, d. nearby January 2, 1863 He was the son of Thomas Jefferson Stanford & Dorothy Ann McGee. His wife was Ann Eliza Guilford.

Betty (Stanford) Sandifer and Capt. Thomas Quincy Stanford was my great, great uncle.

This land for the cemetery was supposedly given by Mason Lynn to be used as a cemetery. Family legend has it that numerous slave graves are located in the grove of trees & underbrush.

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