Tisdale’s cemetery

Old Brantley Pioneers Cemetery



Brantley, Alabama History

from: Pioneers of Brantley



The Old Pioneers Cemetery (Tisdale Cemetery) is located in Brantley a few hundred yards from the banks of the Conecuh River. It is in an open field next to the Old Brantley Black Cemetery. From the center of town headed at south at the intersection of Highway 331 and 29 turn left. Aprrox ½ mile turn right. Continue until the road ends. Those buried here are some of the original settlers of this area, circa 1860.


Only four graves are visible at the cemetery. With the exception of Barbie Lee Cook the names listed here are on a plaque erected at the site. There is very little physical evidence of those listed to confirm their actual burial at this cemetery.


tisdales’ Cemetery Plaque


Photos of Cemetery


Barbie Lee Cook

J. J. Tisdale Marker 1

J. J. Tisdale Marker 2

Furney G. Tisdale

Tisdale Lot


Transcribed & Researched by Kenny Shackleford


Tisdale, (furney) Sherwood

Born 5 Feb 1859 – Died 7 May 1899 ( son of Furney and his 2nd wife, Mary Johnson, Husband of Mary Susan Richburg)

Furney Sherwood TISDALE  Mary Richburg

Tisdale, Rebecca Green

Born 1784, S.C. – Died May 1860  Nee West  (wife of Sherwood Tisdale, Daughter of Joseph & Susannah Benbow West)

Rebecca Green WEST

John Tisdale 1698

Tisdale, Furney (green)

Born 1 Jan. 1806 S.C. – Died 7 Nov. 1873  (Son of Sherwood & Rebecca G. West Tisdale, Married Mary Letitia JOHNSON after the death of his first wife Polly.)

Furney Green TISDALE

Crenshaw County Pioneers  slave family info

Tisdale, Polly (Mary)

Born  22 Feb. 1804 S.C. – Died 30 Nov. 1861  nee Norton (1st wife of Furney Green Tisdale, Mothers’ name was Mary.)


Tisdale, John (James)

Possibly Born 26 Feb. 1830, S.C. – Unknown  (Likely a son of Furney Green & mary polly Norton tisdale)

John James TISDALE

John J Tisdale -Elvira Compton

Tisdale, Elvera Compton

Unknown  nee Compton (wife of John James Tisdale , daughter of Walter D. & Nancy Compton)

Elvira Compton  inquiry

Tisdale, Edward (james)

Born 1799, S. C. – Died 1870  (Son of Sherwood & Rebecca G. West Tisdale)

James Edward TISDALE

Tisdale, Susan

Born abt. 1820, S. C. – Died 20 Dec 1890  Nee Brunson (Wife of James Edward Tisdale, daughter of Daniel & Mary Platt Brunson)  Married 15 Nov 1846


Descendents of the Brunson Family

Hamilton, Richard (stephen)

Born 1827, S. C. – Died 11 Apr 1864 Private in Co. "C" 57th Alabama Regiment Infantry (Son of Thomas J. & Temperance Taylor Hamilton) Wounded in a battle near Mobile
and buried in an unmarked grave in Pollard, Alabama. Unknown if he is actually buried at the Tisdale Cemetery but his name is on the Plaque.

Richard Stephen HAMILTON

Tisdales of VirginiA

Hamilton Family Info

Hamilton, Ellen (Selester)

Born abt 1828- Died 21 Oct 1881 (Wife of Richard Stephen Hamilton, daughter of Furney Green & Mary Polly Norton Tisdale)

Ellen Selester TISDALE

Cook, Alonza

Unknown  (believed to be the husband of Sally Tisdale)


Cook, Sally Tisdale

Possibly Born abt 1835 - Unknown nee Tisdale (Believed to be Rebecca S. “Sally  Tisdale, daughter of Furney Green & Mary Polly Norton Tisdale  & wife of Alonza Cook.)

Rebecca S. TISDALE

Cook, Barbie Lee

Born March 26, 1891 - Died August 31, 1893 (Daughter of Alonza Cook and Sally Tisdale.)


Carter, William (Bill) Harrison

Born abt 1853 – Died 1894  (son of Benjamin & Drucilla Dillishaw Carter, husband of Mary Martha Hamilton. Mary was a daughter of Richard Stephen & Ellen S. tisdale Hamilton.)

William Harrison CARTER


For further information on Crenshaw County the following sights are highly recommended.

 Crenshaw County Page & tracking your roots


Cemeteries of Interest for Members of the Tisdale & connected Families.

Mount Ida Church Cemetery Listing


Sites of Interest

57th Alabama Infantry Regiment


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