Not everyone who was buried in the cemetery has a headstone. Have you ever searched a cemetery and not found the person that you thought should be there? Follow along below to learn the process for determining where Wade Abrams was buried.
Wade and Cecelia were listed in the 1908 Greenwood, SC City Directory. Eliza Abrams was also listed living in the same household. It was not apparent at first, but because they all lived in the same house it was assumed that they were all related.
Next, the 1900 Census revealed the Abrams family group:
Wade Abrams (b. Feb 1845), Head
Cecelia Abrams, Wife
Mamie Abrams, Daughter
Wilson Abrams, Son
Mariah Abrams, Daughter
John Abrams, Son
Lucinda Abrams, Daughter
Eliza Abrams, Daughter
Seymour Abrams, Son
Cora Abrams, Daughter
Wesley Abrams, Son
Wade and Cecelia were husband and wife, and it was possible that the Eliza Abrams listed on the city directory was their daughter who was eight years old in 1900.
The next record found that listed Wade was the 1920 Census. Cecelia and their son, Wesley were the only people listed with him in the household.
The next record accessed happened to be the death certificate for Wade Abrams. He died on November 28, 1920, a few months after he was enumerated on the 1920 Census.
A few more details were gleaned from Wade’s death certificate: His father’s name (Lab Abrams) and the maiden name of his daughter, Cora (Hicks).
A search for the death certificate of Wade’s wife, Cecelia, proved fruitful, and it revealed the names of her parents, Bullie Butler and Mariah Williams, along with the married name of her daughter, Eliza (Watson). Cecelia was also buried in Save All Cemetery. If it were not for the death certificates in each case, the final resting spot of this couple might still be a mystery.