RODMAN CEMETERY

 

Located near the center of Kenilworth S/D MB 2 P 4, in the vicinity of Block 60.   Take CR 310 west of SR 19 approximately 3 miles to Florida Road on right.   Turn right on Florida Road, cross Porter Street, and continue approximately 1/2 mile to a barbed wire fence and gate.   Do not go through gate, but turn left and go down road outside of fence approximately 900 feet to 1st grave area on right side of road.  This site is approximately 90 feet from the road and contains three grave headstones with no distinguishable writing on any of the markers.  They are close to the only palm tree in the vicinity.   The second grave is on right side of road and across fence approximately 210 feet north of the first group.   This grave has four metal poles and a fence around it.  Continue down road approximately 400 feet to cemetery on left of road.  Three graves are next to road and a fourth grave, to the right and beyond the first three.   This group of graves is located just before what looks like the old Ocala to Palatka railroad bed, possibly the Ocklawaha Valley RR.  There may be other graves in the area. 

 

This cemetery was created when Rodman Lumber Company was in full swing and there was a large steam powered sawmill and the town of Rodman with a post office, hotels, etc.  In the early 1900s, the Rodman Lumber Company and the Cummings family played an important role in the history and development of western Putnam County. 

 

When the original survey was done in 1984 that this list is derived from, some “old timers”-- long since deceased, recalled that at one time there were more than 100 markers in the cemetery.   The place is now completely overgrown and the surveyors could find scant evidence of the numerous graves that must be there.  RODMAN QUAD.   “Section A” N 29o 33.183 W 81o 48.140, “Section B” N 29o 33.151 W 81o 48.086, “Section C” N 29o 033.00 W 81o 48.00, “Section 4” N 29o 33.00 W 81o 48.0), N 29o 33.453 W 81o 48.120.  (Abandoned).

 

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LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

COMMENTS(sic)

MAY

JOHN HAMPTON

 

2/29/1860

GRAVE ENCLOSED ALONG WITH SON WILLIAM WITHIN A STOUT METAL FENCE

MAY

WILLIAM T.

 

 

NO TRACE OF GRAVE BUT POINTED OUT BY EARL MAY AS THE BURIAL SITE OF HIS GRAND-UNCLE WHO WAS THE ELDEST SON OF JOHN HAMPTON MAY

MOTEN

BENJAMIN

12/15/1865

5/18/1921

SMB LODGE #443 CBA LODGE #5

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

MARKED BY DEPRESSION IN THE GROUND AND CREPE MYRTLE TREE.

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

MARKED BY DEPRESSION IN THE GROUND AND CREPE MYRTLE TREE.

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

MARKED BY DEPRESSION IN THE GROUND AND CREPE MYRTLE TREE.

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

MARKED BY DEPRESSION IN THE GROUND AND CREPE MYRTLE TREE.

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

MARKED BY DEPRESSION IN THE GROUND AND CREPE MYRTLE TREE.

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

MARKED BY DEPRESSION IN THE GROUND AND CREPE MYRTLE TREE.

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

DEPRESSION IN GROUND ONLY

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

DEPRESSION IN GROUND

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

MARKED BY DEPRESSION IN THE GROUND AND CREPE MYRTLE TREE.

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

MARKED WITH CEMENT HEADSTONE. NO READABLE NAMES OR DATES

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

MARKED WITH CEMENT HEADSTONE. NO READABLE NAMES OR DATES

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

MARKED WITH CEMENT HEADSTONE. NO READABLE NAMES OR DATES

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

DEPRESSION IN GROUND ONLY

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

DEPRESSION IN GROUND ONLY

WALKER

CHARITY E.

4/25/1873

1/15/1876

 

WALKER

GEORGE W.

8/20/1862

10/18/1868

 

WALKER

POLLY A.

10/13/1867

9/28/1870

 

 

Last updated:  2/2/2010 

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