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Ashford Cemetery
Courtland, Lawrence County, Alabama

Lat: 34° 41' 20"N, Lon: 87° 20' 34"W
T4S R8W NE1/4 Sec 23

Compiled and contributed by Fred Rowe [rowefred@hotmail.com].  Total records = 5.

This cemetery is in the middle of a field, about 1 1/2 miles west of Courtland on Hwy 20/72W about 1/2 mile north of Rock Pond and the bridge on Hwy 20/72W, where the old 20/72W merges back into the new Courtland bypass.

Ashford Cemetery is located on private property. This Ashford family burying ground was on the estate of Rev. J.B. Lorance, pastor of Courtland Presbyterian Church from about 1872 to 1897.

The earliest burial date listed is 1840. There are several unmarked graves.

My first survey was done Mar 27, 2003, last updated May 4, 2004, and includes all existing and legible headstones.

- Fred Rowe

Starting at the SW corner, reading S to N:

Ashford, Alva Elgin, b. 10 Jul 1834, AL, d. 7 Jul 1904, AL, Son of Thomas Harrison Ashford and Jane Sinai Elgin Ashford
Ashford, Carolyn Fletcher, b. 27 Sep 1847, AL, d. 5 Mar 1897, AL, Wife of Col. Alva Elgin Ashford
Ashford, Dr. Edward Clinton, b. 24 Sep 1832, AL, d. 17 Nov 1896, AL, Son of Thomas Harrison Ashford and Jane Sinai Elgin Ashford, never married. "He giveth his beloved sleep"
Ashford, Jane S. Elgin, b. 10 Jan 1797, MD, d. 11 Sep 1861, AL, Wife of Thomas Harrison Ashford
Milliken, Dr. Alfred, b. 1811, KY, d. 22 Oct 1840, AL, Eldest Son of William and Mary West Milliken of KY

 

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