Background: This is the family cemetery of William Bluford and Margaret
Burleson Nettle. The cemetery was started when their son Joel died shortly after
the 1850 Limestone County census. [In 1851, Freestone County was split from
Limestone County.] The Nettle family would leave for Brazil in 1866. Eventually
they returned in about 1881.
Directions: Located on county road east of Kirvin on way to Interstate 45. This cemetery is about 5 miles from Kirvin. This road is known as the old Kirvin Fairfield Road.
Oldest Grave: Joel Nettle 1851
|Nettle, Bryon||July 11, 1869||Feb 9, 1898|
|Nettle, Ewell||Nov 30, 1858||Apr 1897|
son of William B. & Margaret
|July 7, 1850||June 1851|
|Nettle, Margaret (Burleson)
wife of William Bluford
|1827||Jan 17, 1897|
one small headstone is marked MLC is also there.