Historic Markers Across Alabama

Wear Cemetery

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Location: on Old Springville Road / County Road 30, Clay, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 42.54    W 086° 35.136
  33.709    -86.5856
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8H3H


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.

End of Wear Cemetery