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Ware Cemetery
Tallapoosa County, Alabama

Contributed by Roger G. Thornton, Dec 29, 2000 [thorntonr@mindspring.com]. Total records = 7.

Location of this cemetery is southwest of Camp Hill, AL. off of Tallapoosa County Road 34. From Opelika, AL go north on U.S. Highway 280. County road 34 will be on your left where Ala. Hwy. 50 comes into highway 280 on your right at Camp Hill, AL. Turn left onto 34, go 3.55 miles. You'll pass Pine Grove Church on the left. Turn left at the first road to the left after the church. That will be Churchill Rd. Go almost exactly one mile. The Ware Cemetery will be on your left in a chain link fenced-in area about 30' x 40'.

Do not go to visit the cemetery in rainy weather as the road is paved only about a couple hundred yards when you first turn onto it. Then itís red clay. Which is a real mess when wet. There is only seven distinguishable graves and two possible, marked only by small stones. There is supposed to be two unmarked graves to the left as you enter the gate but there is no evidence that they exist. They are supposed to be of two children killed in a big storm in Agricola, Tallapoosa Co., AL in the 1920ís. No one remembers what family they were from, just that their family had no place to bury them at the time. Six of the seven are well marked considering the elapsed time. Transcribed, Jan 2000 by Roger G. and Lucia (Lucy) Cierva Castor Thornton.

??, Infant, no inscription
Higgins, Sarah Jane, b. 2 Jul 1858, d. 01 Apr 1937, (d/o E. F. and Burnettie Ware, m. Ben W. Higgins in 1897)
Pugh, Mattie A, b. 19 Dec 1856, d. 5 Mar 1916, wife of S. M. Pugh, Having served her generation, by the will of God she fell asleep, (Martha Ann Ware, d/o E. F. and Burnetta Ware)
Ware, Ann Frances, b. 28 Jun. 1889, d. 30 Jan. 1890, Aged 7 mos 2 days, d/o John Simuel and Miriam Ware
Ware, Burnettie, b. 20 Mar 1834, d. 9 Apr 1911, wife of E. F., Sheís gone to worlds above, Where saints and angels meet, To realize our Saviors love, And worship at His feet, (Burnettie is Burnetta Fallin)
Ware, Frank, b. 15 Dec 1828, d. 28 Jan 1902, Our Father in His wisdom called, The boon his love had given, And though on earth this body lies, The soul is safe in Heaven, in my records I have him as Ephram Franklin Ware)
Ware, Ophelia A., b. 10 Mar. 1873, d. Dec. 1880, d/o E. F. & Burnettie Ware, God in His wisdom has called, The boon his love had given, And though the body moulders here, The soul is safe in heaven, (It is very similar to her father's, the birth year appears to be 1873 or 1878, unable to read day of death)

 

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