Willingham Cemetery is in Section 20, Township 17S, Row 10W, near New Lexington. It was named for the local family ......James H. Willingham and wife Minnie McCain Whitson. James' mother was Elizabeth Azaline Whitson Willingham and father was Thomas Willingham. Her grandfather James S. Whitson settled in New Lexington circa 1820.
They are several unmarked graves. These are possibly other Whitsons/Willinghams.
Several blank markers near the site are believed to be those of slaves.
|James H. (Jimmy) Willingham||22 October 1872||Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||18 December 1920||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||died at Whitson Bridge, g-father was William T. Whitson|
|Minnie McCain Willingham||
||26 November 1945||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||wife|
|William Hill Willingham||1904||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||1904||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||infant son|
|James S. Whitson||1787||Buncombe Co., North Carolina||29 March 1841||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||original Whitson in Tuscaloosa|
|Elizabeth Toney Whitson||15 November 1793||South Carolina||Ca. August 1866||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||wife|
|William Tony Whitson||11 November 1814||Tennessee||19 March 1872||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||son to James S. Whitson|
|Mary A. Gaines Whitson||18 May 1818||Greene Co., Alabama||12 May 1905||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||wife|
|Henry Pendleton Whitson||Ca. 1838||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||
||son to William T. Whitson, unmarried
C.S.A. 50 Ala., believed unmarried
|Jason W. Whitson||Ca. 1840||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||September 1863||Civil War, Battle of Chickamauga||son to James S. Whitson, unmarried|
|James Strother Whitson||23 November 1839||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||5 March 1911||New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama||son to William T. Whitson, unmarried|