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Near Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Harris Hill Cemetery

 
 
Harris Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
1. Harris Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Harris Hill Cemetery is located Sec. 17, T3, and R1E, on the south side of Highway 72 East at the intersection of Moores Mill Road and Highway 72 East in a large clump of trees on a small rise. This is the old home place and family graveyard of Francis Eppes Harris; without a doubt, he and his wife are buried here, but no stones mark their graves.

In 2007 with the help of the present owner, Cole Walker, family members and the Twickenham Town Chapter, NSDAR, the old graves and cemetery were restored with additional markers placed.

There are numerous unmarked graves in this cemetery, but the following are the only known marked graves:
Col. Efford Bentley - Revolutionary War Soldier,
Wife - Elizabeth Gay Bentley
Francis Eppes Harris - Revolutionary War Soldier,
Wife - Ann Macon Harris
Lemuel Mead - One of the delegates from Madison County and original signers of the 1819 Alabama Constitution.
Son - Daniel Harris
Henry H. Bentley
Mary Perratt Roach
“J.H.L.” - Footstone
L. Shelton
Lavinia W. Roper
Frances T. Houston
 
Location. 34° 46.335′ N, 86° 32.342′ W. Marker is near Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Moores Mill Road and
Harris Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
2. Harris Hill Cemetery Marker
Old Gurley Road NE, on the left when traveling south on Moores Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker and cemetery are located in the northeast corner of the intersection, about 500 feet south of US Hwy 72. The marker can also be seen from US Highway 72. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35811, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alabama A&M University former names / Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Viduta / Hotel Monte Sano (approx. 2 miles away); Councill Training School (approx. 2 miles away); Hotel Monte Sano (approx. 2 miles away); William Hooper Councill (approx. 2 miles away); Monte Sano Railway (approx. 2.3 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 2.9 miles away); Five Points Historic District (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Harris Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
3. Harris Hill Cemetery
Lemuel Mead image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
4. Lemuel Mead
Born June 12th 1790
Died June 11th 18?6
In honor of Francis Eppes Harris image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
5. In honor of Francis Eppes Harris
Ensign VA Militia
Revolutionary War
1750 1828
Twickenham Town Chapter, NSDAR 2007
In honor of Ann Harris image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
6. In honor of Ann Harris
Born 1758
Died April 6, 1828 in Madison Co, AL
Wife of Revolutionary War soldier Francis Eppes Harris
Twickenham Town Chapter, NSDAR 2007
In honor of Peter Efford Bentley image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
7. In honor of Peter Efford Bentley
Serg VA Militia
Revolutionary War
Nov 1759 Jul 2 1837
Twickenham Town Chapter, NSDAR 2007
In honor of Elizabeth Gay Bentley image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
8. In honor of Elizabeth Gay Bentley
Born on August 20, 1773 in Cumberland Co., VA
Dies on July 28, 2840 in Madison Co., AL
Wife of Revolutionary War soilder
Efford Bentley
Twickenham Town Chapter, NSDAR 2007
Bentley family graves image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
9. Bentley family graves
Mary Perratt Roach image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
10. Mary Perratt Roach
Wife of John H. Roach and daughter of John P and Rebekah M Steger. Born March 7th 1815. Died June 28th 1844. In the 29th Year of her age.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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