Stony Point Church of Christ

Cemetery Book (1896 - 1955)

Contributed Feb 2004 by Bill Freeman

This Stony Point Church of Christ Cemetery Record was transcribed by William Lee “Bill” Freeman, of Florence. The original book was kept by his grandfather, Sunday School Superintendent William J. Freeman (1869-1910), beginning in 1896. Stony Point Church of Christ dates back to about 1824. It was originally founded, primarily, under the leadership of Elders Ephraim D. Moore and James Matthews, who were disciples of Barton W. Stone (of Cane Ridge Revival fame), as Republican Christian Church. The Christian Church, also known as Disciples of Christ, originally began as separate churches dedicated to Christian unity, led respectively by former Presbyterian pastors Barton Warren Stone (Christians) and Thomas Campbell and Campbell’s son, Alexander (Disciples); these two groups united in 1832. By 1870, Republican, the oldest Christian Church/Church of Christ in Lauderdale County, was known as Stony Point Church of Christ and continues under that name to this day (the Stone-Campbell churches split into the Christian Church and Church of Christ in the early 1900’s).

The cemetery at Stony Point was founded in 1896 on donated land. After his death in 1910 William J. Freeman’s wife, Martha Josephine “Josie” (Campbell) Freeman (1873-1955) kept the cemetery record book until her death. A few entries after her death may have been made by the couples’ son, William Allen Freeman (1898 -1974). 

Names in the book have been copied as they appear in the original; much of the handwriting was difficult to decipher. Some names may have been spelled incorrectly by William and Josie. Too, some entries only contain a person’s last name, as in “Mrs. Boyd” or “Jim Gooch baby”; this was undoubtedly how the Freeman’s knew these folks and hence, is how they recorded their names. The book’s original format has also been maintained. No note was made in the original entries as to whether the dates recorded were death dates or burial dates. But based on comparison with the recent survey of Stony Point Cemetery made by Robert E. Torbert (click here to access this survey), it appears that many, though not all were burial dates. Researchers are encouraged to consult Torbert’s survey. Also, researchers should bear in mind that there are several unmarked graves at Stony Point Cemetery; since burial locations were not recorded by the Freemans in this book, some names may be listed in the book, but listed as unmarked graves in Torbert’s survey.

1896

1. David SHARP 4Oct
2. Tom SHARP 6 Oct. 

1897-1899: No entries. 

1900

3. Oscar UNDERWOOD 19 Oct.
4. Addie WIND Aug.? 
5. Elton [Eldon?] ALLEN 18 Aug. 

 

1901

6. Elijah MATHENY Jan.? 
7. Joe SHARP baby 14 Mar. 
8. Ganum SMITH 11 Dec
9. Jim SHARP baby 31 Dec.

 

1902

10. Vera SHARP 23 Jan.
11. Joe SHARP baby 14 Mar. 
12. Joe [Jodie?] BREWER 8 Sept. 
13. Florence WEAVER 25 Sept. 
14. John STEVENSON baby 23 Nov. 
15. Tom GRANT 20 Dec. 

 

1903

16. Rufus SMITH 13 Mar
17. Tom STEVENSON baby 20 June 
18. Tom DENISON 29 June 
19. Maude UNDERWOOD 11 Aug. 
20. Mollie WHITTAKER 20 Sept
21. Mallie (Mollie?) SHARP 5 Oct. 

 

1904

22. Myrtle YOUNG 1 Jan. 

 

1905

23. Tom LAWSON baby 1 Jan. 
24. ? LAWSON 2 Jan.
25. Pearl PHILLIPS 10 
26. Mary BAGWELL 25 Aug
27. Nicie KIRKLAND 11 Dec.

 

1906

28. John PHILLIPS baby 15 
29. Jim DOWDY baby 10 
30. [Mrs.] Louis BLANTON 2 Jul

 

1907: No Entries

 

1908

31. Joe SHARP baby 11 Jul. 
32. Jim GREEN baby 14 Nov
33. Nicholas ZHAND 2 Dec
34. Charles HUFFISON baby 11 Dec. 

 

1909

35. Fred TOWNSLEY baby 18 Jan
36. Houston CALL baby 30 Apr.
37. Neomie [Naomie?] STEVENSON 28 June 
38. Neomie [Naomie?] STEVENSON baby 9 Aug. 
39. Homer STAGGS Dec

 

1910

40. Enoch KIRKLAND 21 Apr.
41. Mary MATHENY 6 Jun
42. Eva JOHNSON 15 Jul. 
43. Mattie HUFFISON 8 Aug. 
44. Charles HUFFISON baby 30 Aug.
45. William J. FREEMAN 4 Oct. 
46. Lillie BOYD 6 Oct. 
47. Orville Vance PACE 10 Oct

 

1911

48. Jim DOWDY’S son 10 Jan.
49. Sarah STATOM 13 Jan
50. Ella DOWDY 16 Jan
51. Jeff VESSELL 25 Jan.
52. Elijah WHITTAKER 19 Feb.
53. Lizzie BUTLER 17 Mar
54. Lara HARPER 25 Apr
55. Bessie BROWN 4 May 
56. Rachel HUFFISON 23 May
57. Ora SAVAGE 19 Jul. 
58. Willie WILSON 7 Sept.
59. Linn BUTLER 10 Sept. 
60. Mary BALLANGER 17 Sept
61. John YOUNG 3 Oct.
62. Tom STEPHENSON baby 19 Oct. 
63. Bill SMITH 19 Dec. 
64. Sarah REDDING 24 Dec. 

 

1912

65. Nellie Mae MOSS 10 Mar.
66. Olin? MOORE baby 12 Mar
67. Jane VESSELL 5 Jul. 
68. Willie SMITH 7 Jul
69. Blanche PHILLIPS 9 Sept. 

 

1913

70. Michael BALLANGER 21 Feb. 
71. Ed SMITH baby 3 Mar. 
72. Olin? MOORE baby 17 Jul.
73. Odis JAYNES [James?] baby 18 Jul
74. Willie STEPHENSON 27 Jul

 

1914

75. Hillard SMITH baby 19 Mar. 
76. William BOND 20 Aug. 
77. John BAILEY 11 Sept. 

 

1915

78. Clarence STAGGS baby 6 Jan. 
79. Catherine ZHAND 25 Feb. 
80. Margaret GOOCH 15 Mar.
81. Lottie PHILLIPS 11 Apr.
82. John THRASHER 18 Jun.
83. William HAMILTON 12 Aug.
84. Albert MILES 24 Sept.
85. Lillian JAMES [Jaynes?] 7 Dec. 

 

1916

86. John PHILLIPS baby 3 Jan. 
87. J. SEGUERTAIN ? 18 Jan. 
88. Hattie SHARP 3 Feb. 
89. Owen SMITH 4 Feb. 
90. Willie Berry SHARP 13 Mar.
91. Roxie SHARP 26 Mar
92. Billie STERENSTON [Stevenson] 22 Apr. 
93. Dick STEVENSON? 10 May 
94. Grady SMITH baby 7 Sept. 
95. Olin? JAMES (Jaynes?) 17 Oct. 
96. Mrs. EASMAN? 22 Aug. 

 

1917

97. Mrs. Hettie MARKS 16 Jan. 
98. Dee BUTLER 5 May 
99. Ellen BLANTON 22 June 
100. John JACKSON 3 Aug. 
101 Mr. ALLEN 5 Aug.
102. Robert HAYGOOD baby 25 Aug.

 

1918

103. Mrs. MOSS 16 Jan. 
104. STAGGS baby 24 Jan.
105. Dedie MOOMAW 28 Feb. 
106. Mrs. Nancy? HARRIS Mar.? 
107. Jim MOSS 30 Jul.
108. Aby? STEVENSON 18 Oct. 
109. S. STEVENSON baby 19 Oct.
110. Jim GOOCH baby 28 Oct. 
111. Grover HENDRIX baby 10 Nov. 
112. Mrs. BOYD 23 Nov.
113. Tom TOWNSLEY 9 Dec. 
114. Walter YOUNG 16 Dec. 
115. Earl FREEMAN 23 Dec.

 

1919

116. Mrs. J. SEGUERTAIN 20 Jan. 
117. Arthur ZHAND baby 3 Apr. 
118. Myrtle BERKEY 1 May
119. Myrtle BERKEY baby 1 May 
120. Ben FREMAN 13 May 

 

1920

121. Fannie TOWNSLEY 21 Jan.
122. STAGGS girl 4 Feb.
123. MOSS child 20 Feb. 
124. Anda? BERRYHILL 20 Feb.
125. Tom BUTLER 22 Feb.
126. Mrs. BERRYHILL 2 May 
127. A. SMITH 12 May 
128. Eddie [Ettie] SHARP 19 May
129. Mrs. PHILLIPS 28 May
130. CROSSLIN baby 12 Aug.
131. Fletcher UNDERWOOD baby 31 Oct. 
132. John Henry REDDING 18 Nov.
133. Nettie SHEPHERD baby Dec.?

 

1921

134. O STATOM baby 8 Jan. 
135. Frank T ? 3 Feb. 
136. Mr. STAGGS 4 Mar. 
137. A. L. SHARER [Sherer] 25 Mar. 
138. Pearline DAVIS 10 Apr
139. K. ZAHND 10 Apr.
140. Mack BOYD 27 June
141. Everett YOUNG 28 June 
142. Albert BERARD [Revod] 2 Jul. 
143. Clayton UNDERWOOD 24 Jul.
144. S. STEVENSON baby Nov.?
145. Doyle [Dale] DELANO 12 Dec.

 

1922

146. Will TOWNSEND baby 25 Jan. 
147. Jim BUTLER 13 May
148. Lizzie DUNCAN 22 Jul. 
149. Mrs. CHIST ? [Chisholm?] Jul? 
150. O. STATOM baby 24 Aug. 

 

1923

151. Lucy BUTLER 31 Mar.
152. Martha ROWDS? 25 Apr. 
153. S. REVOD baby 9 May 
154. O. STATOM babies 22 June
155. Lina? DOWDY 24 Aug.
156. ? BABY Nov.? 
157. Mrs. PENDERGRASS Nov.? 

 

1924

158. John BOSBYE [Busby?] child 20 May
159. Mattie Ruth BURGESS 27 Jul.
160. Herbert LOVELACE baby 4 Aug. 
161. Arthur HILL baby 26 Aug.
162. NEWBERN? baby 7 Sept. 
163. Arthur HILL baby Nov.?
164. Homer HARPER 18 Nov.

 

1925

165. Eara [Eva?] RINGLESTEIN 9 Jan.
166. Virgil STATOM baby 13 Jan. 
167. Mrs. William HENNING [Herring?] 16 Jan.
168. Mrs. Harold PHILLIPS 15 May 
169. Mrs. JOHNSTON child [Cathy Ann?] 12 Jul.

 

1926

170. Gladys Dee STAGGS 10 Jan.
171. Ellie CROSSLIN 30 Jan.
172. Mr. HARBIN 8 Mar.
173. Mrs. HILL 12 Mar.
174. Ardell DAVIS 26 Apr.
175. Wylie GOOCH 26 May
176. Martha Ann MURPHY 1 Aug
177. El MURPHY baby 10 Aug.
178. Isadore PHILLIPS 13 Aug.
179. Henry VALINTINE [Valentine] child 1 Sept.
180. Mergie [Margie?] HOLT 28 Sept.
181. Granval [Granville?] RIGELSTEIN [Ringlestein] 25 Nov.

 

1927

182. Jasper BOYD 27 Jan. 
183. Mary BUTLER 10 May
184. Sterl REVARD [Revod] baby-Frank 30 June
185. HAMILTON child 8 Jul.
186. Emma YOUNG 25 Aug.
187. Doxie? PHILLIPS baby 1 Oct.

 

1928

188. Hattie HENDRIX 4 Jan.
189. Will HAYES baby [Minnie Mae] 3 Feb.
190. M. L. RICHISON [Richardson?] 8 Feb.
191. Pink UNDERWOOD 27 Mar.
192. Albert PHILLIPS baby 10 June
193. Jim HENDRIX 5 Jul.
194. Jennie ZHAND 20 Sept.

1929

195. Ruth UNDERWOOD 1 Jan.
196. J. C. TAYLOR 7 Jan.
197. Bert BERKEY 16 Jan.
198. Olan GRAY’S baby 12 Mar.
199. J. D. BUTLER [son of Felix Butler] 28 Mar.
200. Jess WILKES 12 Apr.
201. Peter REVARD [Revod] 10 May 
202. Lige THOMAS 11 June

 

1930

203. J. C. CHRISTIAN 7 Feb.
204. Mrs. RICHARD STULTS 11 Feb. 
205. Geneva UNDERWOOD 5 Apr.
206. Will HAYES baby 18 May
207. Wilbur TOWNSLEY baby 8 Sept.
208. Auther [Arthur?] WELLS 17 Oct.
209. Mrs. Mary WADE 6 Dec.

 

1931

210. Lee? STAGGS baby girl [Frances] 8 Jul.
211. James ROBERTS [Son of E. Roberts] 10 Sept.
212. Henry William WILSON 18 Sept.
213. Ollie Rong? ? [Boggus?] 27 Nov.

 

1932

214. Mrs. Nellie STAGGS 21 Jan.
215. Sims KIRKLAND 20 May
216. Alvin C. DELANA [Delano] 12 June 
217. Alma VICKERS 27 June
218. Lucy STATEUM [Statom] 29 June 
219. ? THRASHER 20 Jul.
220. Will WALLACE 10 Aug.
221. Jess TOWNSLEY 13 Aug.
222. Callie THRASHER 24 Aug.
223. Lizzie TOWNSLEY 29 Aug.
224. Thelma DANLEY 3 Nov.
225. John ZHANDS [Zhand] 4 Dec.

 

1933

226. Ho ? [name illegible] 21 Feb. 
227. Jane BUTLER 25 Mar.
228. Roxie STAGGS 28 Apr.
229. Will HAYES baby 7 Jul.
230. Ollie HAYES 19 Oct.
231. Ola? MATHENEY [Matheny] 5 Dec. 

 

1934

232. Ray [Roy?] BUTLER baby son 10 Jan.
233. Olphis "Olphie" HYDE 9 Apr.
234. Clyde MARKS baby 4 May
235. Charley SHARP’S baby [Lillie Ruth] 10 Jul. 
236. Jerome BOGUS 18 Aug
237. Paul STAGGS infant? 6 Oct. 
238. J. E. [F. E.] MORROWS 25 Nov.
NOTE: The infant listed in entry no. 237 above might possibly belong in entry no. 238, however the poor handwriting makes it difficult to distinguish between the two.

 

1935

239. Mr. Harold PHILLIPS 4 Jan.
240. Clyde William WALLACE 24 Feb. 
241. William Lee WILKES 26 Feb.
242. Alye? [Clyde?] MATHENAY [Matheney] 21 May
243. John TALOR [Taylor?] 30 May 
244. Fred TOWNSLEY 25 Aug.
245. Dollie? SEGRETTIAN 6 Oct.
246. Julia BUTLER 6 Oct.
247. Laura Whittaker BLACKSTOCK? 18/21 Dec.
NOTE: The name in no. 247 has two dates recorded by it—18 Dec. and 21 Dec. It is uncertain whether two individuals are meant here. 

248. Noah STAGGS baby 20 Dec. 

 

1936

249. Emma McCLURE 3 Jan. 
250. Roxie STEVENSON 6 Mar. 
251. Elsie Pearl HYDE 12 Mar.
252. N. D. REDDING Apr. 7
253. Mike MARKS 13 May
254. Buford STEVENSON 25 May
255. Mary Cariline [Caroline] STAGGS 10 Sept.
256. Rossie [Rosie] BUTLER 2 Nov.
257. Thelma LAWSON 7 Dec.
258. Orlando HYDE 10 Dec.

 

1937

259. Rosco [Roscoe] STAGGS child [Bettie Sue] 7 Jan.
260. Howard WILKS [Wilkes] 9 Jan.
261. Gannis? Garnis? HOLT baby 11 Feb. 
262. Benton SHARP 5 Mar. 
263. Lydia McTYRE [McIntyre] 18 Jul. 
264. Martha Ann REDDING 1 Sept. 
265. David C. MURPHY 14 Oct.
266. Lee WILKS [Wilkes] 3 Nov.

 

1938

267. Jim GOOCH 20 Jan.
268. Roy SHARP’S baby 11 Apr.
269. Bud HENDRIX 13 May

 

1939

270. Frances BUTLER 5 Feb.
271. Linnie BEVIS 17 Mar. 
272. Will BUTLER 16 Apr.
273. Dolph REDDING 21 Apr.
274. Willis M. MOSS 2 Sept.
275. Chas? EATON 12 Nov.
276. Etna Pauline DAILEY 29 Dec.
There is no 277 in original. 
278. Ruth Luise [Louise] COOPER? 31 Dec.

 

1940

279. ROBBINS baby 5 Jan. 
280. No entry in original.
281. George DeLANNA [Delano] 2 Feb. 
282. ? Magdaline STAGGS 28 Jul.
283. Donald? ? 25 Aug.

 

1941

284. Howard CHAMBERS baby 21 Feb.
285. Cornelia? Cornelius? HENDRIX 15 Mar. 
286. Donald HENDRIX 21 Mar. 
287. Lorena HENDRIX 9 Apr.
288. Ester [Esther] WADE 9 May
289. Bobby Jine [Jean? Gene?] STAGGS 10 Jul. 
290. William D. STAGGS 4 Aug.
291. Mr. STONE 21 Oct.
292. Sam STEVENSON 11 Nov.
293. Mary MARKS 15 Dec.
294. Ada? GOOCH 19 Dec.

 

1942

295. Fred HOLIFAT? 6 Aug.
296. Marie RINGLESTIN [Ringlestein] 7 Aug.
297. STAGGS baby 2 Nov.
298. Dollie SHARP 18 Dec. 

 

1943

299. Jim BUTLER 10 Jan.
300. Henry S.? TOWNSLEY 3 Jan.
301. Jim STATOM 23 June
302. Louise WILKS [Wilkes] 19 Jul
303. James Martin MORROW? 5 Aug. 
304. Arnold Dee PUGH 21 Aug.
305. Jetty BOYD 4 Oct.
306. STAGGS baby 30 Nov. 
307. Robert Louis EATON Dec.

 

1944

308. Mary Lee? STEVENSON 16 Jan. 
309. John STEVENSON 20 Jan.
310. James Neal BREWER baby 19 Feb.
311. Catherine McTIRE [McIntyre] 5 Aug.
312. William Michael HAYES ?Aug.
313. Grace MARKS 8 Aug.
314. Roger Dale BURNS 13 Dec.

 

1945

315. Rosie MORROW? 11 Mar.
316. Robert MINER [Minor?] 22 Mar.
317. Amanda JANES [Jaynes] 24 Mar
318. NOBLE baby 30 Apr.
319. Jim SHARP 14 June
320. Glen SCOTS [Scotts] baby 24 Aug. 
321. James D. BUTLER 27 Aug.
322. Noah STAGGS 4 Sept.
323. Berry M. SHARP 21 Sept.
324. Hillard [Hilliard?] SMITH 26 Oct.
325. Walter DAVIS 15 Nov.
326. Martha REDDING 23 Nov.
327. Ned WALLACE 24 Nov.

 

1946

328. D. C. BERRY baby 17 Jan.
329. E. C. SALYERS? 28 Jan.
NOTE: The entries in nos. 328 and 329 were extremely difficult to decipher. 
330. Mary Elizabeth CHRISTIAN 30 Jan.
331. Addie McLendon 9 Feb.
332. Mildred? REDDING 7 Jul.
333. James TOWNSLEY 14 Oct.
334. Edward Earl WILKS [Wilkes] 17 Nov.
335. Herbert [Hubert?] WILKS [Wilkes] infant son 12 Dec. 

 

1947

336. Henry BUTLER 17 Jan.
337. [Major?] BUTLER 18 Mar.
NOTE: The name in no. 337 was illegible but should probably be Major.
338. Cary DEL ? [Delano?] 31 May
339. P. B.? J. B.? STAGGS 11 June
340. Adam CLEMMONS 8 Sept.
341. Ada MARKS 16 Sept.
342. ? Ruth STAGGS 27 Nov.? Oct.?

 

1948

343. Ebb R. STAGGS 25 Feb. 
344. Mary Elizabeth GRIFFIN 11 Mar.
345. Otis JANES [Jaynes] 4 Apr. 
346. Will HAYES 21 May 
347. Infant son of H. A. ALLEN 28 Jul. 
348. Infant son of William NOBLE 2 Sept.
349. Amanda Dodd SMITH? 27 Sept.
350. Nacy [Nancy?] Revard [Revod] 4 Nov.

 

1949

351. Felix BUTLER 3 May 

 

1950

352. Ida SHARP 4 Jan.
353. Minnie ZAHAN [Zhand] 22 Jan.
354. J. B. McCLURE 12 Mar.
355. Lawal? HAYES? 12 Mar. 
356. Maggie? TOWNSLEY 22 Mar.
357. Mitel [Myrtle] McLURE 8 May
358. Willie Sue O’BRYANT 13 June
359. James SHARP 1 Jul.
360. John Henry VALENTINE 4 Oct.
361. Nettie ZHAND 20 Nov.
362. Chappell PHILLIPS 25 Dec.

 

1951

363. Nannie UNDERWOOD 2 Jan.
364. William PHILLIPS [Ralph’s] son 9 Feb.
365. John B. COMER 31 Mar.
366. William W. KNIGHT 29 Apr.
367. Nacy [Nancy] Jessie GOOCH ?
368. Mrs. Rlph PHILLIPS 2 Oct. 

 

1952

369. William C. WRIGHT’S girl 14 Apr.
370. Bud MAY’S wife 8 Oct.

 

1953

371. Charley STEWART 14 June

 

1954

372. William Jasper STAGGS 11 Mar. 
373. Mrs. Pauline WILSON 29 May
374. Roscoe STAGGS 5 Apr.
375. Joe McGEE 8 Sept.
376. Emer [Emma?] Mitchell SHELTON 23 Sept.

 

1955

377. Mrs. Josie FREEMAN 10 Jan.
378. Grover C. MOSS 26 Mar.
379. Mrs. James N. BREWER 23 Jul.
380. Mrs. Anna McGARITY 1 Aug.
381. Sallie SMITH 3 Aug.
382. Jim E. UNDERWOOD 12 Nov.
383. Robert [Bob] CLEMMONS 23 Nov.