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Wear Family Cemetery Clay, Jefferson County, Alabama
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Wear Family Cemetery Clay, Jefferson County, Alabama
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Wear Family Cemetery
Clay, Jefferson County, Alabama

Lat: 33° 42' 34"N, Lon: 86° 35' 06"W

Contributed by Carl W Dykes, Feb 22, 2007, last edited Feb 27, 2007 [cwdykes@charter.net]. Total records = 17.

To reach this cemetery from Clay, drive northeast on Old Springville Road for about 1.2 miles. The cemetery is located about half way between Countryside Drive and Sterling Lane and is on the left or north side of the road, directly behind the Alabama Power substation power grid.

This cemetery is no longer active and has been pretty much abandoned. It is surrounded by single family homes, and is not fenced, which tends to encourage foot traffic through the cemetery from the neighborhood.

The Wear family migrated to this area from Sevier County, Tennessee prior to the Civil War. Relatives to the Wear family listed here are buried in Sevier County. The surnames Wear and Ware have been pretty much interchangeable in this area.

I completed transcribing this cemetery on Feb 22, 2007. It is a complete listing of all existing and legible stones in the cemetery.

- Carl W. Dykes

Campbell, Lettie B. Wear, b. Feb 09, 1864 d. Feb 11, 1887, w/o James Stonewall Jackson, d/o William Taylor Wear, married Mar 13, 1884, "Gone but not forgotten"
Kelley, Sultanah, b. Aug 27, 1822 d. Aug 13, 1879, aged 56y, 11m, 6d
Wear, Andrew B., b. Apr 19, 1833 d. Jan 26, 1916, s/o Pleasant D., (Co. C, 58 AL Infantry, CSA*)
Wear, David Harkey, b. Mar 30, 1848 d. Oct 08, 1918
Wear, E. J., (dates unreadable, headstone has sank into the ground)
Wear, Infant, b.& d. Jan 26, 1890, s/o M. J.
Wear, Jacob, b. Nov 25, 1790 d. Mar 08, 1872, b/o Pleasant D., "Loving husband, a father dear, faithful friend lies buried here"
Wear, McLoughlin, b. Mar 09, 1869 d. Jul 18, 1870, 1y, 4m, 9d
Wear, Molinia L., b. Dec 20, 1872 d. Jan 03, 1885, d/o David Harkey
Wear, Mrs. E. J., b. Feb 17, 1839 d. Aug 03, 1879, aged 40y, 5m, 16d, w/o E. J.
Wear, Nancy Turner, b. Feb 13, 1825 d. Feb 29, 1908, w/o Jacob, married Jun 03, 1824, Jefferson Co., AL.
Wear, Omelia Catherine Merriken, b. May 27, 1845 d. Apr 13, 1904, w/o David Harkey, married Dec 06, 1869, Jefferson Co., AL., "Father & Mother"
Wear, Pleasant D., b. Oct 20, 1810 d. Feb 27, 1894, aged 88y, 4m, 2d, s/o Samuel, b/o Jacob., "A member of the M.E. Church for 62 years", "Here lies a loving husband, father, friend-who loved his Bible to the end", "He left a wife, 10 living children, 85 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren but their loss is his eternal gain"
Wear, Rebecca Caroline Taylor, b. May 18, 1813 d. Jul 03, 1887, aged 84y, 1m, 15d, w/o Pleasant D., "She was a member of the J. A. E. Church 70 years, she has 10 living children, 86 grandchildren and 66 great-grandchildren", "Here lies a loving Mother"
Wear, Sallie A., b. Jul 07, 1834 d. Aug 12, 1927, d/o Pleasant D., "At Rest"
Wear, Samuel, b. May 25, 1766 d. Mar 15, 1852**, "In memory of Samuel Wear, born May 25, 1766, a Revolutionary Soldier said to have organized the first Masonic Lodge in Jefferson County. A member of the Presbyterian Church. Died Mar 15, 1852. Military marker by the Birmingham Territory Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Oct. 01, 2005. "Revolutionary War Soldier-North Carolina under Major Tipton, Captain Samuel Wear, Sr., Colonel's John Sevier and Charles Robinson",
Wear, Sarah Livonia, b.& d. Feb 18, 1868

*Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System, National Park Service. Note: The preparer of this document has utilized The Birmingham News obituaries, Alabama death records and the Social Security Death Data Base to supplement or to verify some entries.

** Samuel Wear is the son of John and Nancy Moore Wear. John also served in the Continental Army. John and his brother Samuel are probably buried in Sevier County, TN.

 

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