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Clay in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wear Cemetery

 
 
Wear Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
1. Wear Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Established about 1850, Wear Cemetery is located off Old Springville Road to the northeast at Countryside Circle. In the 1800's the Wear family was among the first settlers of the community later known as Clay. Twenty-three remaining graves were identified and documented in 2008. The earliest known burial is that of Samuel Wear (1766-1852), an American Revolutionary War soldier who fought the British in the Battle of King's Mountain at 14 years of age. Other military veterans buried here include Jacob B. Wear, War of 1812; John Merriken, Florida Indian Wars; and Andrew B. Wear and David H. Wear, Civil War. The last known burial is that of Sallie A. Wear. (1834-1927).
 
Erected 2009 by Alabama Historical Commission / Clay Historical Society and Birmingham Territory Chapter, NSDAR.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 42.54′ N, 86° 35.136′ W. Marker is in Clay, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Old Springville Road / County Road 30, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located next to the Clay District Substation on Old Springville Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7052 Old Springville Road, Clay AL 35048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Old Springville Road & Wear Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
2. Old Springville Road & Wear Cemetery Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Clay Community (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Calvary Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Cahaba Heart River of Alabama (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pioneer Massey Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Trussville Furnace (approx. 5.6 miles away); Pinson, Alabama (approx. 5.7 miles away); Jefferson Warriors (approx. 5.7 miles away); Trussville, Alabama (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clay.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Wear Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
3. Wear Cemetery
Samuel Wear's Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
4. Samuel Wear's Gravestone
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 March 15, 1852
Samuel Wear D.A.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
5. Samuel Wear D.A.R. Marker
Samuel Wear Revolutionary War Soldier - North Carolina Under Maj. Tipton, Capt. Samuel Wear, Sr., Cols. John Sevier and Charles Robinson Marker By Birmingham Territory Chapter National Society Daughters Of The American Revolution October 1, 2005
Jacob Ware's Graveston (1790-1872) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
6. Jacob Ware's Graveston (1790-1872)
John A. Merriken's Gravestone (1805-1880) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
7. John A. Merriken's Gravestone (1805-1880)
Andrew B Wear (1833-1916) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
8. Andrew B Wear (1833-1916)
David H. Wear's Gravestone (1848-1918) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
9. David H. Wear's Gravestone (1848-1918)
Sallie A. Wear's Gravestone (1834-1927) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
10. Sallie A. Wear's Gravestone (1834-1927)
 
 
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