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Owens Cross Roads in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

John C. Grayson Family Cemetery

Madison County

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 6, 2022
1. JohnC. Grayson Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  John C. Grayson, a Virginia-trained surveyor, came to the Big Cove area before it opened for U.S. settlement. In 1807, he assisted U.S. Surveyor Col. Thomas Freeman with a survey to avoid a dispute among the Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations and the settlers who had already. built on the land. Listed in the First Territorial Census of 1809, Grayson received choice lands in the area. He also served as Justice of the Peace. As captain (later major) he raised troops for the 7th Regiment, Territorial Militia for community defense. He was a trustee for the Greene Academy in Huntsville. He and 12 others chartered the Flint River Navigation Company to provide barge transport for farmers' crops to the Tennessee River.

The first known Grayson family burial was in 1810 and the last family burial occurred in 1876. There are approximately 40 graves, including nine Grayson family members and one slave. Among the remaining burials are many community victims of the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, who were welcomed for burial by descendants of John C. and Sarah Carter Grayson.
Listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register in 2010
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erected in 2012 by the Grayson Family

 
Erected 2012 by The Grayson Family • Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
 
Location. 34° 38.196′ N, 86° 30.126′ W. Marker is in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Hidden Lake Drive SE and Old Big Cove Road, on the right when traveling west on Hidden Lake Drive SE. Marker is at entrance to Hidden Lake subdivision. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Owens Cross Roads AL 35763, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Ditto's Landing and Town of Whitesburg (approx. 5.4 miles away); Hermes Guided Missile (approx. 5.8 miles away); Burritt Museum (approx. 6.1 miles away); Trough Springs (approx. 6.2 miles away); Schrimsher Farm (approx. 6˝ miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 6.7 miles away); Camp Monte Sano (approx. 6.9 miles away); Monte Sano Elementary School (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John C. Grayson.
John C. Grayson Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 6, 2022
2. John C. Grayson Family Cemetery Marker
Biography and genealogy of Grayson and his family. (By William Sibley, RootsWeb) (Submitted on February 7, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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