More tales from Canaan cemetery

As history passed by the grave of Alexander Bolivar Cromartie in the Canoe Canaan Freewill Cemetery, his descendants continued to live in the small town of Canoe, Alabama. One of his daughters married into the Mixon family.

The family ran a store in Canoe. Many would remember this store as being built for the purposes of being a bank around 1913. Yet the bank was short lived and the building was used as a school annex and later the Mixon Grocery.

The Mixon’s son, Emmett Leonard Mixon Jr., would have grown up during the Great Depression and a vastly different world than ours today. It...