Houston County, AL Cemeteries

Houston County, AL Cemeteries

If anyone lives close to Houston Co, AL and can do a new survey, please do and send it to Betty Smith, typed or hand written.

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Subj: Houston Co. Cems

From: J71643Le@aol.com
Hello, Betty Mae---I have a question about some Houston Co. Cems.  In the info I received from Craig Remington at the Univ. of AL there are 7 Cems listed and on the map in the most southeastern corner of AL which have not been recorded on the wonderful Jasckson Co. FL Web site. They are:

Trinity, also known as Triumph, T1N, R29E, Sec. 29
Williams Chapel, T7N, R9E, sec 17
Jesus Name, T7N, R10E, Sec 15
Jerusalem, T1N, R30E, Sec 8
St. Johns, T1N, R30E, Sec 16
Antioch, T1N, R29E, Sec 24
Unknown, T1N, R29E, Sec 25

Subj: Re: Cemeteries in southeastern corner of AL

From: JohnArden@aol.com
These are black cem and so far as I know, have not been surveyed. The LDS survey in Houston Co, was made about 1968, and only included the white cem. I do not know if the churches have a survey. I believe that some of these churches hold services once a month. However, they are old cem. Also, the Rocky Creek Cem has slaves graves in rear of main cem. Don't think any of them are marked. Rocky Creek is one of oldest cemeteries in SE Houston Co. It was a good sized settlement before Dothan was, back when Dothan was known as Poplar Head.

There is a good collection of old Henry Co (now Houston) newspapers i;n hardback binders in deed room in courthouse in Abbeville. They have letters from people all over in older settlements of the area, primarily telling about the progress of the crops of the time. They also r aised sheep and tobacco in this area.

Also in the same room is the index and deed books from back when this area was organized as Henry Co (formerly Dale Co), is older than the state of Ala. Heleon Cutler, one of the most interesting people I know, has published the books on early marriages and 1830 census of thearea. She is a top notch genealogist and researcher. She is one of the founders of the local gen club and has taught at local comm college. She is working on copying all the old deeds, which is a long drawn out process. She tells me that she has found many things, not in the index, such as bills of sale for slaves, and marriage bans.

I know that one thing that I found was the creed of the Freewill Baptist Church, from early 1800s, and it was very, very strict.

Many times I have been in courthouse in Abbeville and ran into someone from out of town that was there researching their family. The chief clerk, in Probate Judge's office, is Mrs Sybil White, who has been there a long time. She keeps in another office, an old book on early marriages in Henry County, back to when Houston was a part of that county.


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