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! Im not telling you her age, but if you were to see her, and didnt 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
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, 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 http://www.fayette.net/carruth/pinespringscem.htm 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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