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Flynn Cemetery

 

Submitted by:  Terry Gosa tgosa@tombigbee.net

 

March 4, 2002 By Terry W. Gosa

 

The Flynn cemetery is located in Lamar County Alabama approximately 4 miles east of Sulligent and north of Mulberry Road on Crews Road.  According to our records, Thomas Calhoun Flynn owned the property in 1889 where the cemetery is located. The oldest Flynn that we have any record of that is buried there is Gertrude Ingram, daughter of Mollie Flynn Ingram, who was born 5/15/1898 and died 8/9/1898. Other Flynnsí that we know of that are buried in the Flynn Cemetery are:

 

Clay Flynn, son of J.W. and N.A. Flynn, died 2/24/1908

Addie Flynn, 2/17/1855- 1/5/1908

J.W. Flynn, 2/7/1861- 9/29/1943

Murry Flynn, 11/21/1881- 11/16/1946

Willie Middleton Flynn, 2/28/1887- 5/27/1978 Wife of Murry Flynn

Rama Flynn, 11/8/1879- 7/19/1965

George David Flynn, 1/12/1862- 2/19/1913 (Terry W. Gosaís grandfather)

James Thomas Flynn, Jr. 1837-1902 and wife, Elizabeth Nolan Flynn, 1839-1904

Son of Stonewall Jackson and H.E. Flynn, 11/26/1899- 12/17/1902

Andrew Jackson Flynn, 1830-1902 (served Co. H. 5th Ala. Calvary CSA)

Art Flynn, 1876-1904

W.J. Flynn, 1830-1911, and wife Mary Kate Flynn, 1838-1915

 

These are other graves that are marked in the Flynn Cemetery as of 3/4/2002

 

Infant Son of Olice Cantrell 12/14/1929

William Olice Cantrell 11/2/1908-10/9/1994

Mary Alice Cantrell 8/30/1908-9/21/1994 wife of William Olice Cantrell

Marlin A. Cantrell 4/18/1931-1/7/1996

Beatrice V. Cantrell 9/18/1922-5/5/2001 wife of Marlin A. Cantrell

Jean Flynn Vines 2/17/1922- 9/16/2001 Wife of John Calvin Vines

John Calvin Vines 7/19/1924- 1/9/1988

Sarah Margaret (Flynn) Pennington 8/4/1847- 11/21/1926 Wife of I.N. Pennington

Issac Newton Pennington 8/23/1843- 4/29/1913

Infant son of T.V. Gosa 8/4/1942

Gertrude Ingram 5/15/1898- 8/9/1898 Daughter of Mollie Flynn Ingram

Lula Weeks 3/12/1866- 7/1897

Authur J. Ingram 11/1/1896- 6/10/1967 Cremated

Bertha A. Ingram 7/7/1892- no death date

 

These graves are in no particular order.

 

There are several other graves in the cemetery that is not Flynns but were related. Lots of graves are unmarked and unknown.

 

In the 1970ís, Terry W. Gosa sowed the cemetery in grass, leveled the graves and put cement markers with numbers where graves had no tombs. Money is taken up at the Flynn Reunion each year to cover the expense of mowing and maintaining the cemetery.

 

Cemetery Updated By Terry W. Gosa, March 4, 2002

 

 

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