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Blount County, Alabama Cemetery Books
This three volume set of books was researched primarily in 2002 and early 2003. They contain all new readings of every known cemetery in Blount County. New 2nd Edition became available March 2009.
Some cemeteries outside Blount County are included: Nixon Chapel in Marshall, Walnut Grove, Cornelius Family Cemetery, Moodys Chapel Cemetery in Etowah, Berry-Brookshire in Marshall, Masseyline in Jefferson, Noble / Red Hill in Marshall, Rutherford (new in Blount), Sauls Chapel in Etowah, Shiloh Primitive Baptist in Marshall, and Warrior in Jefferson.
Volume 1 contains cemeteries A - H, Volume 2 contains cemeteries H - P, Volume 3 contains cemeteries P - Z. Each volume is (8 1/4" x 10 3/4"), all over 300 pages.
Each volume is softbound, but with a hard spine which sits well on a bookshelf for ready reference. Each volume contains a full color cover page and a Full Name Index (last name, first name) for each person represented with a readable gravestone. Other notes inside the books identify the burial location of most of the Blount County Soldiers from the 1907 Blount County Confederate Census, include hundreds of 19th Century Blount County marriage dates alongside the couple's burial information, and identify where brief biographies can be found in the original Heritage of Blount County Book (1972). Other notes include Township, Range, and Section Number for each cemetery plus highway directions.
New for the 2nd Edition: Improved direction, improved layout, almost all Confederate Soldiers identified by Company and Unit.
Click here for a newpaper article about the book and the author.
Highway directions to all cemeteries are also included.
For a sample page from this series, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Here's some reviews :
Anyone just browsing through Volume I can tell you put a lot of thought, research, physical effort and mainly determination into this project. You are to be commended for such an outstanding job. I am certainly looking forward to the other volumes. Please be sure and let me know when Volume II is ready. Rita Treadway, Montgomery, Alabama
Robin Sterling's Vol. I of Blount County Cemeteries is a MUST folks. Do not miss the chance to buy this book! I now have mine and can't wait to get Vols II and III. Melba Lowe, Allgood, Alabama
Received your cemetery book a few minutes ago. I look forward to reading it and answering other people's requests for info. A quality book indeed! Let me know when the other volumes are for sale. Carol Valladares, Haines City, Florida
Just a quick note to let you know I received Volume I yesterday and it's great....found a few names already! Am looking forward to Volumes II and III when they're ready. Lisa Kennard, Sugar Hill, Georgia
The cemetery book arrived today and it is wonderful! We have been to Blount County several times and tried to find some of the cemeteries where we have ancestors buried. How we wish we could have had your book on those previous trips! Please be sure and send us notification when the second and third books are ready. We definitely want both volumes. Necia and Luther Kelly, Houma, Louisiana
Received the Cemetery book and it is great!!! You did a wonderful job on it. . . I was also very impressed with the index. . . I am looking forward to the other two when they come out. You have really done a fantastic job on this one and am sure the other two will be the same. Those of us who do family research will find it a valuable tool for years to come, I commend you for all of your hard work. Judi Parker, Birmingham, Alabama
I received my copy of the Blount County Cemetery book, Volume 1, and have enjoyed it all week-end. Robin Sterling outdid himself.....a superb job.........a beautiful book. I knew, from all the work I have seen which he has accomplished, that he was an excellent Historian and Genealogist. This book is further proof of that. If there are any left at the Blount County Historical Museum, don't miss getting yours. Thanks Robin, I am looking forward to the next volume. Bennett Green, Kansas City, Kansas
...Robin...out did himself on this book. It is wonderful. Keep up the great work Robin! Robert Johnston, Wetumpka, Alabama
I received your book in the mail today. I was so pleased to get it. It will aid generations of researchers. I was very impressed by its thoroughness and organization! Kudos to you both! I am looking forward to vols. 2-3. John Copeland, Miami, Florida
I was thrilled with your cemetery books. You've done a tremendous amount of work. Terry Jackson, Oneonta, Alabama
I got the cemetery books I ordered and I love them. You did a great job. I have already found some relatives that died since the other Blount County Cemetery lists were out! Only have gone through about 15 of the first volume! Dianne Vojtaskovic, El Cajon, California
The cemetery books are GREAT!!! Ken Brown, Birmingham, Alabama
We got the first two volumes and absolutely love them. Can't wait for the third to come out. Thanks for all your time and effort in compiling these books. It has been so very helpful to us... Gaye Meredith, Duncanville, Texas
Volumes 1 and 2 were simply wonderful. You did a great job! Dolores Silvey Walker, Madison, Alabama
Had no idea when I ordered the set of cemetery books how helpful they would be but decided if I could not use them then some library could. Wow was I surprised, as I found many, many family members. Thanks for all your hard work as the books are just great. Margie Wiggins Lawrence, Houston, Texas
These books are easy to read and very well done. We appreciate the efforts of those who worked to accomplish this task. Joan Lane, Corresponding Secretary, Walker County Genealogical Society, Jasper, Alabama
I'm VERY pleased with #1 & #2, looking forward to #3. Thanks! Wanda Box Ogden, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
I received Volumes I and II of Blount County, Alabama Cemeteries yesterday afternoon. Wow! What a job you did. Excellent work and well worth the money. I look forward to receiving Volume III. Edd Painter, Texas.
Afternoon Robin, Just now got the 3 volumes. They look very good and I'm eager to get into them. Thanks, Bob Boyd, Sr.
Robin, I am enjoying your 3 Blount Co. books so very much! I take them with me, almost every place I go. I take my laptop with a copy of the Nesmith's file. That file includes connections with almost every family in Blount/Marshall Co. I have filled in a lot of blank spaces of the birth and death records of so many in my file. I often go to my neighborhood Waffle House. and sit for a couple of hours..sipping coffee and checking through your books. One of the waitresses asked me what I was so involved in. When I told her Cemetery Books, she looked at one of the other waitresses with that questioning look on her face. I explained about my family history search and she seemed o.k. with that. I have several research books I treasure, Robin. I have just added your three. Thank you for doing this. Betty Nesmith