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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US Civil
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War, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Commission, and the Daughters of the American Revolution series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
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. Located next to the Clay District Substation on Old Springville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7052 Old Springville Road, Clay AL 35048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clay Methodist Cemetery (approx. one mile away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clay.
 
Old Springville Road & Wear Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
2. Old Springville Road & Wear Cemetery Marker
Wear Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
3. Wear Cemetery
Samuel Wear's Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
7. John A. Merriken's Gravestone (1805-1880)
Andrew B Wear (1833-1916) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
8. Andrew B Wear (1833-1916)
David H. Wear's Gravestone (1848-1918) image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Tim Carr, December 3, 2009
10. Sallie A. Wear's Gravestone (1834-1927)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 3,206 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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