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Fayette County, Alabama
 
~ Old Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery ~



Location: Off Old Gin Road (on the north side) about halfway between Hwy 107 and where Ballenger Road and Bynum Road intersect.  There is a cable stretched across the road that is looped over a pole.  The original Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church (established in 1842) was at this location.  The church moved to another location for a short period of time before being moved to its current location on Mt. Lebanon Road (S15-T15S-R13W)
Copied by: Herbert M. Newell Jr. & Jeanie Patterson Newell - 2 Aug 1958 ~ (additions/corrections are highlighted) 

See additional information and photographs at Find A Grave [offsite link]  New!


APPLING, Rebecca M. - Apr 15, 1836 - July 20, 1884 ~ (md. Samuel Appling, Dec 16, 1860; same as Rebecca M. WHITESIDES below)

BAKER, M.F. - Mar 15, 1910 ~ (only one date?) 

BAKER, M.L., son of C.C. & M.F. Baker - May 12, 1876 - Aug 11, 1877

BAKER, William F. - Aug 5, 1834 - Oct 9, 1897

BALLENGER, Caroline, wife of Hamilton Ballenger - Aug 19, 1839 - Dec 9, 1930 ~ (nee Eady Caroline WILLIS, dau of William J. Willis & Judah COLLINS; wife of James Hamilton Ballenger)  [2

BALLENGER, D.J., husband of Della Ballenger - Mar 10, 1861 - Aug 17, 1930 ~ (David Jasper Ballenger, son of James Hamilton Ballenger & Eady Caroline WILLIS; husband of Judy Della BOBO)  [1, 2]

BALLENGER, Della, wife of D.J. Ballenger - May 22, 1870 - Oct 18, 1950 ~ (nee Judy Della BOBO, dau of Miles Starling Bobo & Lucy Ann ALLEN)  [1, 2]

BALLENGER, James W. - Jan 8, 1860 - Mar 25, 1946 ~ (James William Ballenger, son of James Hamilton Ballenger & Eady Caroline WILLIS; husband of Sallie Trophenia - sometimes spelled Trophesie - BOBO)  [1, 2]  

BALLENGER, Miles Hamilton, son of D.J. & J.D. Ballenger - Feb 24, 1895 - Mar 23, 1895

BALLENGER, Minnie Selle (?), dau of D.J. & J.D. Ballenger - Sept 24, 1890 - July 15, 1891

BALLENGER, Sallie, wife of J.W. Ballenger - July 9, 1860 - July 4, 1936 ~ (nee Sallie Trophesie BOBO, dau of Miles Starling Bobo & Lucy Ann ALLEN)  [1, 2]

BARNES, Etta, wife of J.B. Barnes - Aug 26, 1861 - Aug 29, 1882 ~ (first wife of James Burton Barnes)  [2

BARNES, Milley Jane - Dec 12, 1837 - Feb 5, 1878 ~ (nee HANKINS; wife of John Houston Barnes)  [2

BOBO, Dean - 1892 - 1904

BOBO, Eppie J. - 1867 - 1942 ~ (nee Eppie Jane McCARVER - June 11, 1867 - Sept 19, 1942; ssw Miles A. Bobo)  [1, 2]

BOBO, Infant - 1901 ~ (only one date)

BOBO, Infant - 1912 ~ (only one date)

BOBO, Lucy Ann Allen ~ (no stone, buried to Miles S. Bobo's left - his wife / dau. of Thomas ALLEN & Nancy FOSTER - Apr 17, 1838 - May 9, 1888)  [1

BOBO, Miles A. - 1862 - 1954 ~ (Miles Absolom "Abs" Bobo, son of Miles Starling Bobo & Lucy Ann ALLEN - Dec 29, 1862 - Nov 8, 1954; ssw Eppie J. Bobo)  [1, 2]

BOBO, Miles ~ Co. H, 41 Ala. Inf., C.S.A. (Miles Starling Bobo, son of Levingston “Leve” Bobo & Sarah “Sally” RAINWATER - Mar 3, 1833 - Dec 24, 1902)  [1, 2]

BOBO, Pauline - b./d. 1905 

COLLINS, Emma - Jan 22, 1880 - May 15, 1968 ~ (nee NORTHAM, 2nd wife of W. Dean Collins)  [2

COLLINS, James B. - June 27, 1830 - Aug 29, 1920 ~ [2

COLLINS, James C., son of W.D. & D.D. Collins - Mar 15, 1884 - Aug 24, 1886 ~ (son of William Dean Collins & Dora D. RENFRO)  [2

COLLINS, Martha J., second wife of J.B. Collins - June 10, 1848 - Dec 1, 1919

COLLINS, Nancy H., wife of J.B. Collins - 1827 - 1899 ~ (nee HALLIDAY; d. Mar 17, 1899)  [2

COLLINS, Renfro Bruce, son of W.D. & D.D. Collins - Feb 12, 1889 - Oct 24, 1890 ~ (son of William Dean Collins & Dora D. RENFRO)  [2

COLLINS, W. Dean - Oct 31, 1859 - May 16, 1945 ~ (William Dean Collins, son of James B. Collins & Nancy HALLIDAY; husband of Dora D. RENFRO)  [2

CUNNINGHAM, Ira - d. Mar 15, 1958 ~ aged 67y-9m-15d

CUNNINGHAM, John T. - Feb 3, 1860 - Mar 20, 1893 ~ (John Thomas Cunningham, husband of Susannah STEWART)  [2

CUNNINGHAM, Murray Austin, son of John T. & Susannah Cunningham - Feb 1, 1888 - May 13, 1888

CUNNINGHAM, Susannah, wife of John T. Cunningham - Dec 6, 1863 - Oct 11, 1918 ~ (nee STEWART)  [2]

DODSON, James Monroe - Feb 16, 1822 - Dec 4, 1882 ~ (ssw Sara Collins Dodson)  [2]

DODSON, Sara Collins - June 6, 1828 - Dec 4, 1889 ~ (ssw James Monroe Dodson)  [2

GARTMAN, Harvy A. - Feb 12, 1860 - Jan 1885

GRAHAM, B.C. - June 15, 1886 - Nov 6, 1904

GRAHAM, Sarah F., wife of Zadoc Graham - July 14, 1836 - Aug 25, 1887 ~ aged 51y-1m-11d (dau of John M. COLLINS & Edith McCARTER)  [2

GRAHAM, Willie V. - May 16, 1890 - Dec 2, 1894

HASSELL, Samuel A., son of M.B. & M.F. Hassell - Jan 10, 1837 - Apr 21, 1875

L_____, C.M.L. ~ (hard to read, no dates)

STANLEY, Charlotte M. Lee, wife of B.L. Stanley - May 8, 1832 - Nov 12, 1885

STEWART, Susannah - Mar 17, 1831 - Oct 23, 1879

WHITESIDES, J.H. - Dec 7, 1792 - Apr 17, 1875 ~ (Jonothan Henry Whitesides, son of Thomas Whitesides & Mary KELLY; md. Susanna KING, Dec 19, 1815 in NC)  [2

WHITESIDES, Rebecca M. - Apr 15, 1836 - July 20, 1884 ~ (same as Rebecca APPLING above)

WILLIS, J.F. & Family ~ A stone bearing this inscription identifies the Willis family plot and is the only stone marking the following lost graves:

WARD, Margaretta E. - Dec 30, 1874 - (before 1910) ~ (dau of James Franklin (J.F.) WILLIS & Mary Jane BUCKNER; wife of Will T. Ward)  [2

WILLIS, Amy Edith - Feb 14, 1826 - (unknown) ~ (dau of John M. COLLINS & Edith McCARTER; wife of William J. Willis)  [2]

WILLIS, James Franklin (Rev.) - May 12, 1853 - Mar 1926 ~ (son of William J. Willis & Amy Edith COLLINS; husband of Mary Jane BUCKNER; Rev. J.F. Willis was the pastor of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church at least twice, from 1888-1892 and from 1895-1897)  [2

WILLIS, Mary Jane - Jan 20, 1856 - (after 1883) ~ (dau of John BUCKNER & Nancy M. FOSTER; wife of Rev. James F. Willis)  [2

WILLIS, William J. - 1805 - Apr 12, 1855 ~ (husband of Judah COLLINS and Amy Edith COLLINS, both daughters of John M. Collins & Edith McCARTER; family tradition says that William and his wife Judah are buried in unmarked graves on the south side of the J.F. Willis family plot)  [2]

ssw = same stone with

This material generously transcribed from the written records by
Richard W. SEYM0UR


Additional sources:
[1]  Wanda Henson Carlton, e-mail message, 26 May 2010 
[2]  Donna Willis Brown, e-mail message, 18 Jul 2010 (see additional information and photographs at Find A Grave)  New!





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