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Lamar County Kin

By: Barbara Woolbright Carruth

Appeared in The Lamar Leader August 18, 1999

Appeared in The Lamar Democrat September 15, 1999

This week our feature is the Pine Springs Cemetery located T13S, R15W, Sec7, north of Sulligent, Alabama in the Pine Springs Community. This listing was done by Mrs. Dorothy Norton Northington of Detroit, AL. Before we get to the list, let me tell you a little about Mrs. Dorothy, she grew up in this community, her parents were Thomas Jesse Taylor ( Jett ) Norton( born 3/5/1885, died 12/16/1958), he was the son of Charles Berry Norton ( born 11/4/1844; died 2/28/1915 ) and Beady Abigale Taylor Norton ( born 7/10/1842, died 8/15/1916) .Jett was born and also grew up in the Pine Springs Community . He atttended agricultural school in Hamilton, Alabama , worked on the railroad in Georgia, then came back to Sulligent where he married Mary Etta Turman,( born 9/16/1895, died 6/20/1974.) on 5/3/1914. Mary Etta was the daughter of George Jay Turman, ( born 3/8/1871, died 10/8/1912) and Martha Ann Carden ( born 10/14/1871, died 2/5/1952). Jett and Etta rented land and farmed a few years, then acquired his home place where they continued farming and were involved in community and church activities. They were members of and atttended the Pine Springs United Methodist Church, where he taught sunday school in his later years. He was involved in the Pine Springs Elementary School, where his children attended and he served as trustee. He also carried people to see a doctor or the hospital, when they did not have transportation. At that time, the nearest hospital was in Amory, Mississippi. Jett also owned a sawmill and sawmilled between planting and gathering season. During the winter, he was a buyer of raw fur in a territory that carried him into Pickens, Green and Sumter Counties in Alabama and into Mississippi. Some of the furs were carried to Memphis Tennessee for sale. Etta was busy caring for their eight children during this time.


Children of Jett and Etta were: Madeline Norton Spence , Dorothy Nell Norton Northington, George Herman Norton ( born 9/17/1921, died 10/30/1976); Martha Frances Norton Otts ( born 6/12/1923, died 5/30/1992 ); Virginia Norton Pitts, James Roland Norton ( born 7/22/1928, died 11/29/1995 ); T. J. Norton, Jr. ( born 5/29/1930, died 2/23/1994 ); and Annie Mae Norton Davis


Mrs. Dorothy attended Pine Springs Grammar School in Pine Springs Community north of Sulligent, AL and graduated from Sulligent High School. She attended what was then, Florence State Teachers College, Florence, AL Mrs. Dorothy has just recently retired from the Postal Service in Detroit with over 30 years service. Her husband is Hilrid Northington, a well known farmer and citizen of Lamar County. She and Mr. Hilrid have two sons, Michael and Harry; a daughter in law, Elizabeth "Libby"; five grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, Emily, Lyle, Michael Lynn and Scott; two great grandchildren, Brittney Elizabeth and Brandon Holt. On August 19th, Mrs. Dorothy will be celebrating a birthday, one that I hope will be the best one yet! I’m not telling you her age, but if you were to see her, and didn’t know, you would never guess just how many years she has seen pass by! Happy Birthday !

The Pine Spring Cemetery is a restful place, remember I told you that I love cemeteries. A list is available that contains data taken from the cemetery in addition to personal notes added by Mrs. Dorothy. This listing begins on the northeast section with her family and proceeds west. An effort was made to link families. Linking was done to aid persons researching family history. Any omissions or errors in data was not intentional. There are a number of unmarked graves and markers that are not legible. Mrs. Northington stated "There are not adequate words to express the connection with your past when doing a project such as this. As I moved from grave to grave, I remembered so many things that my parents, Jett and Etta Norton, had told me, when I was younger. The experience was overwhelming to say the least." A copy of this listing will be placed in local librarys in the near future.

The listing we are printing here is in alphabetical order.

Anderson, Fred M., born 12/18/1910, died 1/20/1968

Anderson, Grace O. Norton, born 4/13/1912

Anderson, Kathyrn Norton, born 3/5/1914, died 4/4/1992

Anthony, Emmaline White, b 1863, died January 1, 1928

Benson, Nancy Elizabeth, born 1/20/1853, died 8/25/1871,

Blaylock, Nancy J., born 2/14/1876, died 11/29/1898.

Bridges, Hester L., born 5/19/1903, died 3/24/1994

Bridges, James M. (Bob), born 5/30/1905, died 7/10/1982.

Burks, Ernestine Noe, born 1917, died 1945

Burks, Raymond, born 1913, died ?.

Cleveland, Dorothy Noe, born 11/6/1921

Cleveland, Jackie C., born 4/29/1952, died 12/5/1969

Cleveland, Wilson L., born 4/17/1917, died 8/26/1993

Clifton, Billie Joyce Robinson, born 12/29/1944

Clifton, Christopher Wayne, born 11/30/1974, died 12/1/1974

Clifton, Fannie, born 8/19/1916, died 5/22/1980.

Clifton, Johnny Leon, born 8/6/1942, died 9/18/1985

Clifton, Troy, born 8/25/1911, died 2/17/1981.

Cooper, Icie Noe, born 6/6/1892, died 12/29/1922.

Crump, Annie Mildred, born 2/7/1915, died 10/10/1964

Crump, J. Howard, born 9/9/1869, died 6/29/1951.

Crump, Lula G. Lewis, born 7/29/1876, died 6/4/1945

Crutchfield, Erby D., born 11/25/1890, died 11/11/1978

Crutchfield, Hazel, born 5/18/1915

Crutchfield, James M., born 6/10/1868, died 12/12/1951.

Crutchfield, Josie B., born 8/1/1869, died 11/1/1952.

Crutchfield, Roy, born 8/19/1903, died 3/9/1993

Crutchfield, Troy, born 1903, died 1945

Evans, ?.

Finch Murray E., born 9/21/1905, died 10/15/1976

Finch, Infant sons, 9/30/1930 & 8/24/1937

Finch, Ittie Lee, born 12/5/1905, died 8/19/1997

Franklin, Eula V. Lewis, born 12/13/1891, died 7/25/1967

Franklin, Flora Mays, born 10/22/1910.

Franklin, Infant , born 7/27/1924, died 7/30/1924.

Franklin, James M. (Jim), born 7/11/1878, died 9/25/1934

Franklin, Lonnie K. 3/1/1907, died 2/4/1992

Franklin, Momen, born 11/24/1912, died 12/9/1997.

Franklin, Rubye Mays, born 7/8/1912, died 9/23/1998.

Glasgow, C. N., born 2/18/1886, died 10/5/1958.

Glasgow, James, born 8/31/1926, died 7/16/1927.

Glasgow, Lee, born 8/10/1900, died 3/13/1994

Gunnels, Dazie Mae, born 1889, died 1917.

Gunnels, John Tom, born 1872 and died 1956,

Guthrie, Charity E., born 9/28/1833, died 12/11/1895.

Guthrie, Charity L.

Guthrie, David, born 9/5/1829, died 10/22/1903.

Guyton, Dennis Christopher, born 12/8/1971, died 5/10/1991

Hadaway, Cliffard M., born 4-14-1916, died 10/22/1916

Hadaway, Infant, born 8/16/1914, died 8/16/1914.

Harris, Iler May, born 2/10/1905, died 12/3/1910.

Harris, Mary E., born 9/15/1851, died 4/20/1903

Irvin, Avis Norton, born 4/18/1908, died 8/24/1988

Jenkins, J. H., born 1853, died 1931.

Jenkins, L. C. JR., born 5/5/1932, died 11/2/1938.

Jenkins, Leo Curtis, born 1/17/1907, died 3/11/1936.

Jenkins, Lyda Blake, born 1/26/1906.

Jenkins, Mary Frances, born 1874, died 1936.

Jenkins, Perry Joe, born 2/27/1934, died 3/11/1936.

Jenkins, Tessie, born 2/8/1897, died 11/8/1897.

Johnson, Lottie, born 10/16/1892, died 4/12/1934.

Johnson, Mack, born 8/12/1889, died 9/16/1918.

Kennedy, Alice Mae Gilmore, born 9/10/1930.

Kennedy, E. P., born 2/2/1860, died 4/12/1941.

Kennedy, Leon, born 8/2/1925,

Kennedy, Lula Noe, born 1880, died 1963.

Lewis, Baby, born 1/20/1928, died 11/17/1928 .

Lewis, Clyde Ross, born 9/17/1910, died 1/16/1989.

Lewis, Effie Jean, born 1859, died 1938.

Lewis, Infant, born 3/18/1915, died 3/19/1915.

Lewis, J. Clovis, born 4/17/1886, died 1/24/1964

Lewis, M. Elizabeth, born 7/18/1887, died 5/21/1945

Lewis, Walter Kirb, born 1/12/1883, died 5/20/1915.

Lewis, William B., born 1852, died 1935.

Loggans, Elizabeth, born 5/28/1826, died 8/20/1905.

Loggans, Samuel, born 1825, died 1902.

Loggins, Rev. Charley, born 1827, died 1862.

Lowry, Martha, born 1/3/1867, died ?/4/1882,

Loyd, Charity H., born 4/13/1805, died 4/26/1856.

Loyd, Elizabeth, daughter of J. W. & R. C. Loyd.

Loyd, James W., born 10/20/1859, died 5/28/1862.

Loyd, Lucinda A., .

Massey, Lula B., born 7/31/1874, died 2/11/1967

Minor, Louise Dove, born 5/6/1918, died 5/2/1990.

Minor, Noah R., born 5/13/1907, died 3/4/1966

Noe Claborne born 11/7/1879, died 10/22/1951.

Noe Mattie Comer, born 9/7/1880, died 9/10/1962

Noe Samuel D., born 11/7/1881, died 11/5/1898.

Noe, Ada E., born 1885, died 1957.

Noe, Attie Farr, born 11/3/1887, died 7/8/1970

Noe, born 12/?/?.

Noe, born 4/?/1888.

Noe, Delie J., born 2/1/1880. died 9/12/1916.

Noe, Della Turman, born 4/6/1867, died 3/26/1938.

Noe, Den, born 4/26/1870, died 4/1/1951

Noe, E. Garrison, born 2/5/1878, died 8/26/1956

Noe, Earlie C., born 3/12/1915, died 5/11/1992.

Noe, Fannie, born 9/1/1877, died 3/10/1960.

Noe, Frances, born 12/14/1860, died 10/6/1899

Noe, Frank, born 2/18/1874, died 1/21/1957

Noe, Glaly, born 12/7/1913, died 12/11/1963 .

Noe, Hubert C., born 2/16/1905, died 7/17/1973

Noe, Hudon B., born 3/22/1911, died 7/23/1912.

Noe, I. C. ?

Noe, Infant, born 12/22/1904, died 1/29/1905.

Noe, Irma C. Protho, born 2/16/1905, died 9/26/1988.

Noe, J. Clayton, born 12/23/1871, died 3/13/1942

Noe, J. T., born 12/9/1918, died 9/4/1992

Noe, J. Wilson, born 10/18/1851, died 7/2/1929.

Noe, Jess, born 12/12/1884, died 12/25/1965

Noe, John W., son of C.R. & M.F. Noe.

Noe, Kenneth, born 4/5/1933, died 2/3/1934.

Noe, Lizzie, born 11/10/1884, died 11/7/1961

Noe, Mary Jane, born 4/17/1849

Noe, Mary, born 1804, died 12/1/1867.

Noe, Nettie, born 1869, died 1933.

Noe, Ollie Noe, born 12/17.1892, died 9/14/1958,

Noe, Peter G., died 9/10/1880

Noe, Rita G., born & died 12/27/1953.

Noe, Robert E. Lee, born 10/3/1900, died 12/17/1904.

Noe, Robert Morris, born 2/11/1910, died 5/26/1912

Noe, Ruth, born 1/23/1907, died 7/28/1967.

Noe, Sarah Ellen, born 1869, died 1952

Noe, Talith E. born 11/22/1848, died 3/31/1907.

Noe, Tammy Sue, born 5/9/1962, died 5/10/1962.

Noe, Thomas R., born 10/4/1847, died 1/6/1933

Noe, Thomas R., born 11/13/1806, died 12/1/1867.

Noe, Tommie Sue ?

Noe, Truell, born 9/2/1924, died 8/15/1956.

Noe, Velma, born 9/12/1903, died 2/17/1929

Noe, W. L., born 1872, died 1916

Noe, William T., born 1880, died 1965.

Noe, William T., born 8/30/?, died 9/19/1882.

Noe, Willie Herman, born 2/6/1915, died 6/17/1917

Norton Mollie J. Markham, born 1885, died 1953

Norton, Beady A. Taylor, born 7/10/1842, died 8/15/1916

Norton, Charles Berry; born 11/4/1844, died 2/28/1915

Norton, Charles Burlin, born 2/15/1910

Norton, Claude C., born 8/3/1877, died 12/20/1962

Norton, Clytee, born 1916, died 1940.

Norton, Dorothy Sue Cobb, born 4/6/1931

Norton, Ella Plunkett, born 2/4/1887, died 6/24/1963

Norton, Elmer R., born 1880, died 1942

Norton, Guy P., born 1919, died 1978.

Norton, Infant son of A. A. & Mollie J. Hankins Norton

Norton, James Roland, born 7/22/1928, died 11/29/1995

Norton, Mary Etta Turman, born 9/16/1895, died 6/20/1974

Norton, Robbie, born 7/14/1905, died 10/22/1906

Norton, Thomas Jesse Taylor, born 3/5/1885, died 12/16/1958

Norton, Willie Mae Thomas, born 8/1/1910, died 12/30/1988

Parker, Evelyn, born 1920, died 1925.

Parker, Mary Lois, born 1923. died 1955.

Paul, Nancy T Stone, born 8/11/1872, died 1/20/1898

Paul, W. J. , born 8/29/1869, died 7/31/1902.

Pennington, Andrew Jackson (Jack), born 12/25/1894, died 7/2/1962

Pennington, Elene, born 3/20/1928, died 1/20/1929

Pennington, Waughnie, born 8/11/1899, died 6/19/1981

Peters, Tommy ??

Pitchford, D. L. CO. B 1 Regt. Miss Inf. CSA, 9/20/1863.

Pitchford, W. J.. 1/20/1862, CO. B 1 Regt, Miss Inf. CSA.

Pitchford, William, 1/21/1862, CO. B 1 Regt. Miss Inf. CSA.

Ray, Grace Seales ( Sizemore ), born 4/24/1930, died 12/21/1997

Ray, Willie Edvan, born 8/10/1925, died 4/22/1992

Riggan, Erie, born 3/23/1906, died 3/6/1961

Riggan, Eula Mae Noe, born1911, died 1961

Sandlin, Daniel Clement, born 1/26/1874, died 2/14/1965.

Sandlin, Dezina E., born 3/16/1854, died 2/19/1937.

Sandlin, George Lloyd ?.

Sandlin, Harmon H., born 7/19/1850, died 3/2/1928.

Sandlin, Infant of J. D. & S.V. Sandlin.

Sandlin, R.J., born 1821, died 1822.

Sandlin, Sarrah, born 8/12/1830, died 7/6/1913.

Saxman, James Authur, born 9/26/1935,

Scott, Pois O., born 6/10/1908, died 8/1/1990

Spradling, Cuton E. (Jack), born 7/31/1920, died 5/6/1982

Spradling, Gladys A. Turman, born 10/20/1924

Stanford, Dewitt, born 2/3/1879, died 10/3/1978.

Stanford, Etta, born 8/10/1887, died 7/6/1965.

Stone ?.

Stone, daughter of W. M. & M. E. Stone.

Stone, Earl, born 6/18/1892, died 6/20/1892.


Turman, Carl J., born 12/15/1927,

Turman, Donie Norton, born 1875, died 1934

Turman, Fleda, born 1/5/1900, died 6/5/1935.

Turman, Flora, born 9/16/1893, died 9/24/1895

Turman, Frances Jean, born 8/8/1946, died 7/23/1981.

Turman, Frances, born 1/7/1931.

Turman, George, J., born 3/3/1871, died 10/8/1912

Turman, Harold Gray, born 11/1/1932, died 8/8/1982

Turman, Infant, born and died 4/20/1934, .

Turman, Lee Roy, born 6/7/1897, died 4/17/1979

Turman, Lillian Crump, born 6/29/1900, died 7/26/1989

Turman, Martha Anne Carden, born 1871, died 1952.

Turman, Murray, born 2/13/1912, died 4/17/1983

Turman, Myrtice Stanford, born 2/3/1911.

Turman, Ralph Wayne, born 6/18/1942

Turman, Roy Lybrand, born 12/29/1936, died 8/2/1994

Turman, Ruby Gray, born 11/12/1922, died 9/29/1924

Turman, W. Curtis., born 1868, died 1937.

Wenstrom, Norma Jean, born 5/15/1936

Wenstrom, Ralph Fred, born 12/23/1929, died 9/16/1979

White, ?, born 5/16/1877, died 8/1/1878.

White, Burgess, born 12/25/1808, died 12/27/1869.

White, Cleveland, born 8/18/1893, died 9/3/1894.

White, Elsie P., wife of Henry White

White, Jodie, born 3/20/ 1903, died 12/9/1905.

White, John S., died 10/6/1883, age 60 years.

White, John, born 1/16/1887, died 12/5/1912.

White, P., born 2/29/1840, died 3/3/1905.

White, Robert L., born 4/24/1895, died 12/10/1917.

Web page address is for Pine Springs Cemetery.

Do you remember? When schools didn't start until after Labor Day and basketball season ended in February?


When white sugar was caramelized in an iron skillet to make "brown sugar"?


When the children took turns bathing in the wash tub and used the same



Queries of the week


I have a Bettie Evans who married Sam Robinson in my tree. Part of her family settled in what is now Lamar County AL. Any information you have on this marriage, or Bettie's ancestors would be greatly appreciated. These two have stumped me for years. Take Care!


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