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Near Oakman in Walker County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tubbs Cemetery

 
 
Tubbs Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
1. Tubbs Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  South Carolina-born Daniel Tubbs (17 Feb. 1794 - 25 Mar 1882) enlisted in the War of 1812 and fought in the final battle at New Orleans. Honorably discharged in Nashville on 20 Apr. 1815, he and his wife. Matilda Sanders. settled on this site (Section 2, Township 15, Range 8) in November 1835. By 1840, a community building was erected for community gatherings, children's schooling, and a variety of denominations' worship services. The Tubbs Cemetery was placed nearby.

Later moving to land granted his for service during the war of 1812. Daniel gave this land to his two sons, Daniel Lee and Samuel. Samuel Tubbs (4 Apr. 1824-27 Sept. 1902) served in the 6th Alabama Infantry during the Civil War. Captured in May 1864 in Decatur, he was imprisoned at Rock Island, Illinois until the end of the war. He returned to the Tubbs community in 1865 to purchase an additional 280 acres of land, the mineral rights to which he donated to the Georgia Pacific Railroad in return for rail service to the Oakman area. His wife. Malinda Cranford, and his children are buried alongside Samuel in the Tubbs Cemetery, as are the descendents of Daniel Lee Tubbs and his

Marker within cemetery and view of Tubbs Church of Christ. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 19, 2020
2. Marker within cemetery and view of Tubbs Church of Christ.
wife, Emily Cranford.
 
Erected 1994 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 45.976′ N, 87° 20.592′ W. Marker is near Oakman, Alabama, in Walker County. Marker is on Blackwood Road south of Kings Mill Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parrish AL 35580, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Brockman Bankhead Home (approx. 5.3 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); Walker County War Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); Walker County (approx. 6 miles away); First United Methodist Church Jasper / President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. 6 miles away); Carl Atwood Elliott (approx. 6.2 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 6.3 miles away); City Of Cordova (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
There are many Tubbs' family graves in the cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
3. There are many Tubbs' family graves in the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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