Only 1 grave and 2 stones were found on Spiers cemetery as at September 16, 2022. The Spiers Cemetery is surrounded by houses on 2 sides. Other 2 sides are connected with roads (Spires ave and Leonard Cir E). Access to the territory is possible from the Spires ave through the missing part of the fence.
The other name of Spiers cemetery is Spiers Brown Roberts Cemetery
4119 Leonard Cir E
Jacksonville, Florida, 32209 USA
Coordinates: 30.36395, -81.68907
The grave of Sydney F Brown
SPIERS CEMETERY, aka ROBERTS SPIERS CEMETERY aka BROWN CEMETERY,
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
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Location: This cemetery is on an irregular shaped lot. It faces Leonard
Circle East, which is just south off 33rd Street. The cemetery backs to
Spires Street (Note incorrect spelling name, it should be Spiers).
History note: Location is part of what was the Brown Farm, containing over
100 acres. The old home place was a large two-story frame house. Many of the farmhands lived in buildings on the property also. The property was sold to developers in 1959.
Only two markers remain: Sydney F. Brown 10/14/1852-6/6/1897, and Richard
Spiers 10/18/1854-1/6/1924. These flat stones lay under a hollow oak and a
hollow gum tree. The other markers have been destroyed by vandals or
construction equipment. At one time there were many blacks buried in the
NW section. Most of those graves were marked with cypress boards, which
deteriorated over time. Some of the names of those remembered having been buried there include:
Susan Roberts Spiers Brown Houston 10/15/1853-12/31/1937;
Doll Lutzen; and Paul Lutzen. In addition to these, obituaries have been located for: Mrs. Hester Bessent dod 6/4/1915; Mrs. Sylvia Green, dod 10/18/1902; William C. Lockett dod 1/28/1913; Margaret Norton dod 1/1/1915; Joseph Shiers dod 5/17/1913 and Mrs. A. Smith dod 9/12/1913.
Condition: Remarkably clean. Kept freshly mowed, shady and peaceful. Houses are built right next to either side. I was accompanied by Clinton Brown, who is the youngest of the children reared in this pioneer Brown family, therefore the heir to the duty of maintaining the cemetery. For additional data, contact him at 8563 Moncrief-Dinsmore Road, Jacksonville, FL 32219. His telephone number is 768-8063.
Surveyed: May 31, 2002, researched in June & July, 2002
BESSENT, Hester (Mrs.), b. No Date d. Jun 4 1915, (Obit)
BRINKMAN, Infant daughter, d. Apr 20 1921, d/o George/L.C.Brinkman, per L. A. Edwards
BRINKMAN, Infant son, d. May 18 1922, s/o George/L.C.Brinkman per L. A. Edwards
BRINKMAN, Lilly C., b. Sep 9 1894 d. Jun 4 1922, w/o George Brinkman, per L. A. Edwards
GREEN, Sylvia (Mrs.), b. No Date d. Oct 18 1902, (Obit)
HOUSTON, Susan Roberts Spiers Brown, b. Oct 15 1853 d. Dec 31 1937
JOLLY, Lula Spiers Moore, b. Aug 8 1893 d. Mar 9 1951, Obit; d/o Richard/Sallie Spiers
LOCKETT, William C., b. No Date d. Jan 28 1913, (Obit)
LUTZEN, Doll, b. No Date d. No Date, (From memory of C. Brown)
LUTZEN, Paul, b. No Date d. No Date, (From memory of C. Brown)
MILLEN, Ella E., b. Dec 27 1890 d. Jan 20 1937, per Lucy Ames Edwards "Graves in Duval"
NORTON, Margaret, b. No Date d. Jan 1 1915, (Obit)
SHIERS, Joseph, b. No Date d. May 17 1913, (Obit)
SMITH, A. (Mrs)., b. No Date d. Sep 12 1913, (Obit)
SPIERS, Louis Kennie, b. Jul 8 1892 d. Nov 20 1948, Obit, s/o Richard/Sallie Spiers
SPIERS, Richard, b. Oct 18 1854 d. Jan 6 1924
SPIERS, Sarah (Sallie) Clark, b. Oct 22 1860 d. Mar 16 1946, Obit