Laud Cem # 170 T1S, R13W. Sec 19 & 20
Surveyed June 2016 by Robert Torbert
Location: From Florence, go W on AL 20 to Murphy's Crossroads; Lt on CR 8 about 3 m to the fenced cemetery on the Rt side of the Rd just before mailbox 5134. This is Sharp Cemetery # 1 and there are only two markers. One says
Confederate Soldier for Mr. ? Sharp. His wife, according to Charles Jones, is also buried there after she died of rabies. Mr Jones' grandparents bought the Sharp property in the late 1800's and the Sharp family built a new grist mill
at what is now Sharps Mill.
The original Sharps Mill and homeplace is another mile west just before mailbox 3915. Sharp Cemetery # 2 is on the hill next to the highway just 200 feet beyond the house at 3915. There are no tombstones, but Mr. Jones said there were about 40+ graves sighted when the woods burned several years ago.
1850 Census of Lauderdale Co AL 1870 Census of Laud. Co AL
John Sharp c1815 VA Carroll Sharp c1842
Nancy c1818 Callie c1844
Mary c1836 Willie c1866
Sarah c1838 Lee c1868
Elizabeth c1840 John P. 1870
Martha c1843 Lillie B 1873
Carroll Sharp (11JE1842 - 1896) served in the CSA; he is buried in the Wright Cem.