Live Oak Cemetery - Selma (Dallas County), Alabama (Vardaman)


Historic Marker for Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, Alabama



James Bassett Gwin

Closeup of James Bassett Gwin's Tombstone



LIVE OAK CEMETERY Selma, Dallas County, Alabama

The historic Old Live Oak Cemetery located in the city of Selma in Dallas County, AL, was formerly known as the West Selma Cemetery. It is located on the south side of Dallas Avenue in the southwest area of Selma.


There is only one Gwin-Vardaman grave at Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, that of James Bassett Gwin, Sr., husband of Adrian (Ada Bell Vardaman) Gwin . Mr. Gwin, a conductor for the Southern RR died when he was crushed under the wreck of his train near Greensboro in Green Co., AL, October 23, 1921.

James Bassett Gwin, April 21, 1872 – Oct. 23, 1921

This is James Bassett “Jim” Gwin, Sr., son of William Sutton and Ida Eliza (Bassett) Gwin and husband of Adrian (Ada Belle Vardaman) Gwin, born April 21, 1872, at Frog Level, near Belleveu, in Dallas Co., AL – died October 23, 1921, near Greensboro in Green County, AL, when he was crushed under the wreck of Southern RR Train #17 on which he was the conductor.


James Bassett Gwin was the husband of

Adrian (Ada Belle) Vardaman

daughter of John F. Vardaman,  She is buried at Smyrna Cemetery in Coosa County.

Photos and information supplied by Jack Vardaman and Gary Vardeman.  Thank you!

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