OLD MACEDONIA/SPROUSE CEMETERY
Submitted by Bob Kelly, 12/15/2003 <email@example.com>
Located approximately 4 miles west of Ala Hwy 17 just north of Steedley Road in the Mud Creek area. It is located near the southwestern corner of property patented by William Wilson (Mud Creek Bill), which was the SW1/4 of NW1/4 of Section 32, T16S, R15W. Adjacent to property patented by Jeptha Seay in the adjoining Section 31.
There are 10 gravestones, only 8 of which are now readable. There are numerous unmarked graves as well as graves marked with native stones. Much of the cemetery is grown up in trees and brush. The area with the grave markers has been kept clear of trees. [Inscriptions are underlined; Comments are in parentheses or brackets]
1st Row: Beginning on the west side, moving south to north:
Charles E. Carson Co. K 26th Ala Inf
James M. Wilson (Masonic Emblem) b. Oct 21, 1822 –d. Feb 18, 1895
[No marker —probably Martha M. Arnold Wilson: b.1840 – d.~ 1865 (First wife of James M. Wilson)]
[Unreadable cement marker – probably Amanda C. Mordecai Wilson: b. Jan 1850 – d.1933 (2nd wife of James M. Wilson; Marker placed by her grandson James Earnest Sisson) ]
Cassie T. Sprouse b. August 25, 1850 – d. September 1, 1896 (Castilla T. Deborah, 1st wife of Joel D. Sprouse)
Mollie B. Sprouse b. December 30, 1861 –d. September 12, 1922 (Mary [Mollie] Bardon, 2nd wife of Joel D. Sprouse)
Joel D. Sprouse b. March 9, 1850 –d. January 29, 1930
James S. Wilson b. August 30, 1876 –d. March 7, 1910 (Son of James M. Wilson & Amanda Mordecai and husband of Mattie Wilson)
Lizanar Frances Wilson b. October 1832 –d. September 29, 1909 Wife of J.S. Wilson
(This is John Sisson Wilson, a brother of James M. Wilson) [Most of this stone is now missing]
Wm. Wilson b. 1805 –d. April 17, 1880 At Rest in Heaven
Elizabeth Wilson b. 1798 – d. October 28, 1876
Wife of Wm. Wilson
(William & Elizabeth Wilson were the parents of James M. Wilson and the 2nd G-grandparents of Bob Kelly)
--Compiled by Bob Kelly, 2003; Some info from The Heritage of Lamar County, Alabama, ã 2000, p. 107, Wilson Cemetery record by Sharlene (Foster) Stough in 1976.
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