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Cedar Grove Cemetery


Cedar Grove Cemetery is located in southern Suwannee County near Branford and O’Brien Florida. Follow Hwy 129 from Branford toward Live Oak, Florida. County signs leading to the Cemetery begin at the caution light as you come to O’Brien on Hwy 129. The cemetery is located deep in a wooded grove and graves are in great need of attention though it appears some work has recently been done on the cemetery. Some older graves are found further back in the woods and will be missed at first glance. Many dozens of graves are unmarked, some have only funeral home grave placement markers, (FM), and a great number of these are no longer readable. Some concrete slabs have only scratched names and partial dates that are often no longer discernable. No reliable history of the cemetery is available to the recorder at his time and will have to be added when discovered. Grave placement and secondary information suggest that the cemetery was originally connected with a Primitive Baptist Church, perhaps of the same name, that no longer exists. The older graves located in the woods and several fenced in areas seem to contain graves of White families and several Confederate Veterans while the larger cleared area is Black. Rumor has it that many slaves were buried here and graves were often marked with wood and sticks though no evidence remains, as not much care seems to have been used in clearing the larger area. Broken slabs are seen along some of the cemetery borders. When unmarked graves are near marked graves they are listed as unmarked under the name of the near marked grave. ‘FM’ is meant to indicate a funeral marker. Revisions may be necessary. Contributed by Clayton & Susan Buchanan suclay@alltel.net ==================================== NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation. This file may not be removed from this server or altered in any way for placement on another server without the consent of the contributor. ==================================== ALENN/GLENN (THE 1st LETTER NOT DISCERNABLE) Dolly Alenn or Glenn – (hand written on cement marker no dates) BARNETT Robert Horace 11/30/1885 – 10/29/1886 BARROW Elizabeth Boyd bn. in Lowdes, Ga. Abt. 1843; wife of J J Barrow; mother of Julia Barnes John James 1840 – 1899. Company H; 8th Regiment Florida Infantry; CSA BASS Claude A. 2/6/1881 – 1/18/1910 BOLES Josie 2/1/1901 – 11/17/1980 BOYD Macon 12/24/1841 - 1/9/1910. 10th Florida Infantry; CSA. (Listed as Boyd Macon on CSA marker) Emmaline 1850 – 1901 BRADLEY Mrs. Mayola 9/1/1992 – 2/3/1948 Next grave to left unmarked (mother) BROWN Ottic 12/3/1895 – 6/28/1982 BRYAN Lee 4/30/1935 – 9/14/1963 BUDDY Mr. George 10/??/?? (2) Graves to right unmarked CADNE?CLARK Addie 9/23/1918 – 11/6/1991 COWART Rev. William H. 1/9/1841 – 12/15/1922 Company D Corp; Florida Infantry; CSA Martha 3/5/1845 – 5/17/1917 DAVIS Narissus G Davis; wife of J.W. Davis; 1860 – 7/15/1884; 24yrs T. J. 2/11/1863 – 6/24/1891 Ponelopy 7/29/1836 – 12/3/1873 Mandren 2/12/1857 – 12/3/1873 James A. 1814 – 1815 Anna 1885 – 1887 Frances 1888 – 1889 Elizabeth Hall 1849 – 1926 Lewis Baxton 1853 -1922 Infant grave unreadable To left another grave, probably Davis infant; no marker In memory of Infant daughter of L. C. Davis and Wife; 9/21/1912 DORTCH Charlie 12/15/1930 – 3/29/1999 DUNHAM Joseph 1/12/1815 – 11/15/1887 EDWARDS Thomas J.;( No dates); Company E; Florida Infantry; CSA Grave to the left is marked F. E. (probably Edwards) Clarence E. 12/18/1871 – 4/2/1884 William H. 10/27/1834 – 2/7/1872; 37 yrs Sara 6/14/1814 – 2/7/1872; 58yrs EVANS Idella 11/4/1903 – 11/19/1944 John 5/28/1890 (only date given) FENNEL Rev. J. J. 12/6/1891 – 1/21/1981 Mrs. Mamie 1898 – 6/1940 GIBSON Ruth Mae 7/20/1932 – 7/27/1991 Willie 2/22/1930 – 7/23/2000 GLENN/ALENN Dolly Glenn or Alenn (no dates), scribbled on gravestone in woods GROFF Elizabeth A. 5/5/1848 – 4/2/1927; wife of C. H. Groff Charles H. 12/13/1847 – 10/10/1886 HAINES Shelton 7/27/1908 – 5/27/1985 HALL Harriet Sears 1853 – 1925 James Milledge 1851 – 1941 Two graves to the left unmarked Cleveland (no dates) son of Milledge & Harriet Olin (no dates) son of Milledge & Harriet Kedron (no dates) son of Milledge & Harriet Walter (no dates) son of Milledge & Harriet Ruby (no dates) daughter of Milledge & Harriet Rose (no dates) daughter of Milledge & Harriet James Milledge Hezekiah b. 1815 in SC; Son of Jacob & Mary Hall Sarah Ann Elizabeth b. 1820 in Ga; daughter of Malcolm & Sarah McClelland Notes: there is a new monument set to James & Sarah Hall naming their birth and parents as listed along with a marriage date 2/14/1836; settled in Fl., in 1861. There are several other head and foot markers of one brick each to either side that may indicate graves, (parents of one or both or their original resting places). HARRIS Donald 9/24/1950 – 8/16/1988 Grave above unmarked HAYNES Lula J. 1906 – 4/192? Lula 1877 – 1930 S. H. (unreadable) Gladys J. 11/15/1917 – 4/7/1981 HENRY Will 1/23/1960 (only date) PFC; US Army; WWI HOLLAND Annie 12/6/1903 – 10/17/1949 Grave above unmarked JACKSON Brenda 12/28/1954 – 12/31/1997 Albert 2/18/1933 – 1/26/2000; US Army; Korea Mary 11/12/1937 – 1/28/2002 JEFFERY Stephen 8/5/1892 – 4/22/1947;US Field Artillery; WWI KENNEDY Phill R. 8/4/1904 – 9/20/1959 Grave to left no marker Ollie 7/16/1905 – 8/14/1993 Grave below FM only; unreadable Nathaniel 1/25/1928 – 7/7/2000 Mamie 10/2/1904 – 12/3/1987 (Unreadable name) 9/12/1900 – 4/6/1954 LAWRENCE Blanch 1902 – 3/31/1974 Several Graves below unmarked LEE Bryan J. 1/23/1871 – 5/1/1913 Elether 10/7/1894 – 3/6/1919; daughter of B. J. & Mattie Lee Mattie 8/29/1868 – 6/12/1947 Cora V. 7/24/1887 – 4/10/1970 James Marion 1877 – 1962 Kizzie M. 2/1/1878 – 12/4/1916; wife of J. M. Lee Ola 10/??/?? (Unreadable) Mary Lela 7/25/1900 – 7/7/1987 Delma Leona 7/28/1922 – 2/26/1993 To the right a broken stone; at foot marked A. L. Herman 10/25/1928 – 3/20/1929; infant son of O. L. & Violet Lee MULLEN Mrs. Ella 1870 – 1951 Bro. Roben died 2/1953 NELSON Daquan Lenard 10/2/1999 – 11/7/1999 O’DONIEL Infant son of J. W. & M. A. O’Doniel 7/22/1892 – 7/27/1892 PURDY Richard 8/29/1915 – 1/18/1998 Grave to left marker broken Fannie 9/8/1884 – 9/5/1992 (almost 108 according to marker) (3) Graves to left no marker or broken ROBERTS Willie 2/15/1897 – 2/23/1964; PVT, Quarter Master Corp; WWI Mary 9/13/1877 (only marked date) Bennie 8/16/1893, (83) – 1/29/1975 J. L. 1884 – 8/1938 Frank 6/10/1877 (only marked date) ROBINSON Willie 3/15/1902 – 8/16/1957; 57 yrs Ms. Regy 1883 – 12/3/1967; 84yrs Charlie 1868 – 1974; (grave shows 106 yrs) RYAN Verline Estella 9/8/1951 – 5/20/1995 Charlie James 11/16/1927 – 12/24/1991; US Army, WWII Mae C. 11/23/1906 – 2/17/1975 Grave to left no marker SHELMAN Ms. Minnie 1890/1 – 2/9/1964; 73 yrs Grave to left unmarked SMITH Rebecca E. 11/17/186? /9 – 7/7/1939; wife of James C. Smith THOMAS W. M. 10/1/1872 – 1/12/1957 Vester 5/20/1919 – 2/20/1991; US Army, WWII Otis J. 2/28/1913 – 1/13/1988 WEED Rodie d. 1967 (nothing else readable) Grave to left unmarked WIGGINS Bryson 6/4/1917 – 11/14/1999 Claudis J. 2/6/1915 – 7/20/1982 Frances 10/16/1921 – 4/14/1950 Kattie Mac 10/12/1916 – 7/8/1988 William 1/17/1881 – 11/22/1953 WILLIAMS Mamie Wilson 12/8/1882 – 3/28/1984 Grave to left no marker Simon 10/6/1910 – 8/14/1982 Della M. 10/12/1926 – 10/15/1987 Noah Bernice 8/8/1935 – 12/26/1985 WILSON Julia A. 1863 – 1928; mother Grave to left unmarked Simon P. 2/15/1860/68 – 11/15/1937 E. A. d 10/26/1918 Ralph 9/2? /19(11)/? – 6/13/19(21)/? To the right one unmarked looks like Wilson Same area large slab w/ (4) small blank Markers James 1/15/1862 – 2/1/1947 VARN Bertha E. 11/28/1873 – 9/21/1919 Infant son of W. W. & Bertha E Varn 10/28/1896 – 10/29/1896 Note: dozens of unmarked and unrecognizable graves, some with unreadable FM’s are not listed here.
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