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Fayette County, Alabama
 
~ Zion Methodist Church Cemetery ~



Location: North of Bankston past Cleveland Church on west side of County Road 93 (S36-T15S-R11W)
Copied by: Herbert M. Newell Jr. & Jeanie Patterson Newell - 5 Sep 1958 ~ (additions/corrections are highlighted) 

Also see History of Old Zion

ARY, Daniel - Oct 17, 1851 - Jan 28, 1929

ARY, M.I. - Aug 27, 1849 - Sept 25, 1917

BAILEY, J.W.R. - May 12, 1830 - Oct 25, 1893

BAILEY, J.W.R. (Mrs.) - Nov 3, 1828 - Dec 4, 1902

BERRY, Joshua - Dec 6, 1844 - Jan 31, 1862

BLANKENSHIP, Casandra - Aug 15, 1802 - Aug 19, 1870

BRASHER, William H. "Billy" - Mar 19, 1821 - Apr 1, 1891 ~ (Fayette County Home Guards, 2nd Class Militia - Member of Masonic Lodge, Bankston, AL; original headstone: post marker with masonic emblem) Photo  [1, 2[OBIT] 
 
BRASHER, Nancy Caroline Garrison, wife of William H. Brasher - July 9, 1826 - Jan 1910 ~ (unmarked grave beside husband)  [1]

BURNS, Arthur, son of W.V. & S.E. Burns - Oct 4, 1880 - June 6, 1890

CHANEY, H.W. - Jan 29, 1827 - Dec 23, 1857 ~ "Sacred to the Memory of ... Who Was Born in Williamson county, Tenn." Photo  [3, 4

COTTON, Cynthia - Dec 25, 1812 - July 28, 1916 

COTTON, E.J. - 1848 - 1932

COTTON, G.H. - Feb 1839 - Oct 13, 1899 ~ (George H. Cotton)  [3

COTTON, Norma Ola - Feb 13, 1886 - Feb 10, 1896

COTTON, Rudolphus - June 6, 1877 - Jan 29, 1904

DYER, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Dyer - 1780 - 1859 ~ (b. in Granville District, SC)

EDMONDSON, C. ~ (no dates)

EDMONDSON, Martha Jane, wife of A.Q. Edmondson - Feb 13, 1847 - Apr 20, 1901 ~ (nee WEBB; first wife of Aquilla Q, Edmondson, who was buried at Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery)  [5

EDMONSON, Effie - 1884 - 1974 ~ (nee ALLREAD) Photo  [5

EDMONSON, Seola - 1881 - 1951 ~ (Osceola Edmonson, son of Aquilla Q. Edmon(d)son & Martha Jane WEBB) Photo  [5

ELLIS, L.H. - Nov 6, 1841 - Jan 10, 1924 ~ “Mother” (nee Luticia PORTER)  [3

ELLIS, W.A. - Mar 24, 1835 - June 20, 1918 ~ “Father” (William Asbury Ellis; "Uncle Billy")  [3]

FORTENBERRY, H.T. - Oct 13, 1835 - Apr 10, 1880

FORTENBERRY, N.J., wife of H.T. Fortenberry - June 30, 1834 - Oct 24, 1923

FOWLER, F.E., wife of I.E. Fowler - Nov 17, 1835 - June 28, 1910 ~ (nee Francina Elizabeth PRICE; headstone broken) Photo  [5

FOWLER, Freddie, son of Naomi E. Fowler - Mar 11, 1900 - Jan 12, 1901

FOWLER, Hosea C. - Apr 10, 1876 - July 8, 1901

FOWLER, I.E. - Nov 15, 1821 - Nov 14, 1892 ~ (Israel Eddie Fowler; he and his wife are said to have been full-blooded Cherokees who changed their name to Fowler for protection; headstone broken) Photo  [5

FOWLER, J.E. - Apr 6, 1857 - Dec 13, 1886

FREEMAN, Jesse (Rev.) - Aug 14, 1804 - 1885

FREEMAN, Rebecca, wife of Rev. Jesse Freeman - Mar 22, 1799 - Apr 26, 1882

HAMMACK, J.W. ~ Co. D, 22 Georgia Inf., C.S.A.

HYDE, Johnnie E., dau of J.H. & S.F. Hyde - June 5, 1867 - Oct 23, 1868

JENKINS, Mary C. - Dec 8, 1858 - Jan 2, 1938

JENKINS, Sidney P. ~ (no dates?)

JOHNSON, James A. - June 27, 1856 - Jan 12, 1936

JOHNSON, Thomas H. - Apr 28, 1830 - Apr 1, 1881 ~ Freeman (?)

KELLER, John ~ Co. C, 18 Illinois Inf., U.S.A.

MILLER, Davis, son of M.H. & E.J. Miller - Oct 8, 1881 - Sept 25, 1884

MILLER, E.J., wife of M.H. Miller - Dec 12, 1852 - Sept 8, 1919

MILLER, Elizah J. - Jan 9, 1852 - Sept 8, 1919 ~ “Mother” (same as above but with different DOB)

MILLER, Harrison - Nov 15, 1888 - Dec 27, 1900

MILLER, Infant dau of M.H. & E.J. Miller - May 15, 1877

MILLER, Jacob G. - Sept 16, 1826 - Feb 8, 1900

MILLER, Jacob H., son of M.H. & E.J. Miller - Aug 17, 1874 - Jan 16, 1892

MILLER, Micajah (?) - May 17, 1850 - Sept 13, 1922 ~ “Father” (McAjahn "Cage" Miller, son of Jacob & Rhoda Miller)  [3

MILLER, Rhonda M. - Mar 5, 1825 - June 8, 1895 ~ (Rhoda, wife of Jacob G. Miller)  [3

MILLER, William W., son of W.J. & M.S. Miller - Aug 6, 1882 - Aug 12, 1882

NEWTON, Philip M, son of P.M. & R.H. Newton - Dec 28, 1865 - Oct 11, 1873

OAKLEY, Arminda H., wife of J.D. Oakley - Jan 7, 1860 - Mar 8, 1895 ~ (nee Armanda FOWLER, first wife of "Jeff" Oakley)  [3

OAKLEY, Clide M., son of J.D. & E.J. Oakley - Jan 27, 1901 - June 24, 1902

OAKLEY, Lynn D., son of J.D. & E.J. Oakley - Nov 26, 1905 - July 14, 1907

POWELL, Sarah - Jan 1, 1791 - Aug 22, 1869 ~ (b. in Laurens District, SC)

SIMPSON, L. Uriah - Dec 8, 1889 - Dec 12, 1954

SIMPSON, Myra L. - July 5, 1891 -

SIMPSON, William B. - Mar 24, 1919 - Mar 4, 1943 ~ Ala. 1st Lt., U.S. Air Corps, 324 AAF Bomb. Sq. WWII (William Bryan Simpson)  [3

STOUGH, Infant dau of J.D. & Susie Stough - July 11, 1910 ~ (only one date)

STOUGH, Lucy M., dau of J.D. & Susie A. Stough - Sept 6, 1906 - Sept 30, 1908

TIDWELL, Ruby H. - Feb 26, 1905 - July 7, 1907

TRAWEEK, F.A., wife of S.P. Traweek - Oct 18, 1837 - Aug 8, 1905

WEBB, J.R. - Apr 1, 1851 - Sept 9, 1914


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


Additional sources:
[1]  Frances Lowrey Brasher, e-mail message, 24 Jun 2004 
[2]  Frances Lowrey Brasher, e-mail message w/photo, 22 Mar 2006    
[3]  Carrie Sawyer Deavours, "History of Old Zion" 
[4]  Frances Lowrey Brasher, e-mail message w/photo, 09 Apr 2006 
[5]  Frances Lowrey Brasher, e-mail message w/photos, 13 Mar 2007  New!





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