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
Carroll          c1841                
Martha         c1843                                    Lillie B              1873
Eliza            c1846                
Owen          c1849                
                
Carroll Sharp (11JE1842 - 1896) served in the CSA; he is buried in the Wright Cem.                
 

             

Sharp Cemetery