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Thompson Cemetery

Laud Cem # 669     T2S, R12W, Sec 32            
Surveyed February 2008 by Robert Torbert & Sam Rice        
Location:  From Florence, go N on AL 20; Lt on CR 14 through Oakland; Lt on CR 81. The cemetery is off to the Rt, N of the power transmission line right-of-way, and W of the gas pipeline.  It is in a wooded area on top of the hill.  To drive to the cemetery, it is necessary to contact the land owner, Samuel Rice, as the field gates are locked.  The cemetery is not fenced and all tombstones are down. Some of these stones have been moved to Mt Zion Cemetery.  


The 1900 Census of the Oakland Community provides the following:        
  Berry Parker   Aug 1831  AL  Farmer        
  Catherine       no date         12 of 17 children living         
  Richard          Feb 1880  AL        
  Willie Deen    Aug 1882 AL        
  Berry Jr.         Jul 1884  AL    His tombstone says born in 1894    
  Cornelia        Apr 1889  AL        
  Ellis              Jun 1891  AL        
  Annie (gd)     Jun 1895  AL        

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