Barber Cemetery - Black Section

Submitted by: Angela Boynton Cassidy

This survey is of the African-American people buried here. Generally, the black section is the northern half of the cemetery. There used to be a fence dividing the white and black sections. Some black people have been buried at the SW (right back) corner of the cemetery behind white people. These stones are easily distinguishable because most of them have lettering stenciled in a flat concrete stone.

The Barber Cemetery is a community cemetery located on Hwy. 157, Concord-Bainbridge Road, about 2 miles north of the crossroads of Fairbanks Ferry Road and Concord-Bainbridge Road in the community of Concord, Florida.  It is about 1.5 miles south of the George-Florida state line. It is on the east side of Concord-Bainbridge Road.  It is managed by a board of Trustees, one of whom is Mrs. Pace (Mary Peavy) Allen, Tallahassee, FL.

At one time, this cemetery had a fence separating the graves of white people and black people, but that has been taken down.  The 1830 Gadsden Census records show Elias Whiddon, Sr., with two adults, three children, and two slaves, and there were probably a few other slaves on these early farms.  The first black people buried there were slaves.  In the past a lot of the black people called this "The Nunan Cemetery", probably based upon William Nunan who was buried there in 1873.  It is not known when the cemetery became known as "The Barber Cemetery."  The Barbers were among the first white people buried there.

This index covers only the black section of the cemetery. An index of this part of the cemetery has never been created, so we had to photograph it to get the names. Photographed by Angela Cassidy and Donna Warlick in June 2011.

Surname Given Name Birth Death Notes
Alexander Beatrice 1 Aug 1929 20 Jan 2000  
Barber Callie M. 29 Sept 1917 16 Oct 1999  
Brown Ora B. 19 Sept 1921 4 May 1987  
Brown Willie, Jr. 16 May 1937 21 July 1996  
Brown Willie, Sr. 18 Feb 1917 18 Oct 2001  
Bush Pecola 25 May 1914 8 Nov 1974  
Calvin Frank L. (no birth date) 15 Apr 1937 Florida Pvt. 136 Depot Brig.
Davis Ruby Jean 15 Dec 1924 12 Aug 1984  
Dunigan Mary J. 1900 1970  
Griffin Abbie R. 3 Mar 1905 11 Mar 2000  
Hannah Lenard 10 Mar 1950 11 Jan 1989  
Hannah Ossie B. 6 Mar 1926 31 Aug 2000 She was the sunshine of our lives
Hannah Platt, Sr. 1 Jan 1909 2 Sept 1984 He was beloved by God and man
Hatcher Earnest, Sr. (no birth date) Oct 1952  
Hatcher Gertrude 1899 1967  
Hines Cleveland 6 Feb 1935 21 Oct 1990  
Hines Troy 22 June 1908 17 Oct 1896  
Holder Thomas Bradford, Jr. 4 Apr 1992 (one date) Infant son of Thomas and Jo Ann Holder
Hollis Frank 26 May 1926 17 Dec 1999 Beloved Father, Grandfather and Brother
Hollis Pearl Lee 2 Oct 1933 16 June 1992  
Hunter Calvin, Sr. 10 Dec 1945 26 Sept 2008 Forever in our Hearts
Jackson (first name covered by ant bed) Lee, III 6 Mar 1979 3 Feb 2002  
Jackson Muriel B. 22 Nov 1926 23 Feb 1981  
Jackson Wilbert A. 20 Apr 1939 16 May 1989  
Johnson Essie Feb 1902 26 May 1972  
Johnson Henry 29 Mar 1915 10 Aug 1985  
Johnson Paul, Jr. 21 Aug 1933 23 Mar 2001  
Jones Ennis 3 Feb 1883 8 July 1917  
Jones Benjamin H. 25 Aug 1880 19 Aug 1933  
Jones B. H., Jr. 28 June 1920 28 Feb 1928  
Jones Emory "Big Em" Sr. 8 Sept 1941 8 Sept 2000 Forever in our Hearts
Jones Essie Mae 21 Sept 1942 13 Nov 2001 Forever in our Hearts
Jones Gurtise McGriff 3 Oct 1821 11 Dec 1992  
Jones Mildred T. 29 Dec 1906 8 June 1989  
Jones Ruby L. 15 Dec 1945 31 May 2004  
Jones Samuel J. 18 Dec 1948 2 Oct 1981  
Jones Thomas James 5 June 1940 19 Oct 1993  
Jones Given Birth Death  
Jordan Lula M. 15 Mar 1905 22 Dec 1983  
Kelly Allen "Nuke" 20 Feb 1925 3 Dec 2003 US Army World War II
Kelly Fred 15 Oct 1892 15 May 1931  
Kelly Lucille Jones 21 Apr 1930 29 Nov 2006  
Kelly Mary E. 19 June 1928 27 June 1997  
Kelly Michael D. 4 June 1975 9 Nov 1991  
Logan Richard Lee, Sr. 8 Apr 1947 29 May 1998  
Logan Sylvester 16 Apr 1917 4 Dec 2003  
Love Gladys 1949 1967  
Lurry Lee Von 7 Dec 2000 7 Dec 2000  
Malloy Annie M. 16 June 1904 27 Oct 1995  
Martin Annie Bell 8 Jan 1877 20 Oct 1952  
Martin Nathan 15 May 1881 25 July 1975  
McGriff Aaron 15 May 1915 8 Dec 2002  
McGriff Albert 11 June 1923 8 Jan 1951 Florida Pvt US Marine Corps World War II
McGriff Allen 16 Mar 1895 25 Apr 1966  
McGriff Alma 23 Aug 1914 29 July 1980  
McGriff Arthur P. 17 Sept 1934 30 Dec 1998  
McGriff Jeery 2 July 1905(?) 10 Aug 1980 (?)  
McGriff Mandy 3 Apr 1898 12 July 1994  
McNair Evelyn 28 July 1927 6 June 1997  
McNair George 2 Aug 1919 22 July 1998  
McNair Wanas 13 July 1921 30 Aug 1969  
Moore Eugene 7 Oct 1902 14 Jan 1969  
Ponder Louise 9 Mar 1910 4 July 1990  
Reddick Cleveland 18 July 1928 25 Dec 2003 Gone But Not Forgotten
Reeves Henry (18 or 19) Mar 1907 20 Aug 1984  
Reeves Martha 3 June 1906 19 Dec 2003  
Riles Ester 6 Nov 1929 20 July 2006 Aunt ester was the strength and joy of our lives
Robinson Bertha Mae 8 Dec 1926 14 Sept 2002  
Robinson Willie 13 Mar 1913 7 Apr 2001  
Samuel Josephine 27 Apr 1905 7 Mar 1951  
Sellers Annie F. 13 June 1931 30 Apr 2001  
Thomas Charles 14 Mar 1920 2 Apr 2002  
Unknown (unreadable) (unreadable) (unreadable)  
Unknown (unreadable) (unreadable) (unreadable) [I thought this might be upside down, but it didn't read that way either]
Youmans Willie Lee 13 May 1921 9 Feb 1970 Florida PFC 2518 Base Unit AAP World War II;
Youmans Charles 18 Oct 1918 28 Apr 1955  
Youmans Flossie 16 Nov 1954 8 Mar 1957  
Youmous Asa 15 Mar 1886 18 Apr 1982  
Youmous Queen A. 12 May 1884 27 July 1969  
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