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CARPENTER CEMETERY, (Mt Pleasant Rd aka Brick Church Rd), COLBERT (eastern) COUNTY, ALABAMA

This survey was completed by Harold Quillen (deceased) It was documented in the Florence Archives by him in 2003. Other family information added on by Faye Bradford of Birmingham, Al. who also had a complete transcription.

Mapping the location       1982, 1983 - Carpenter Reunion write up

Area view of the cemetery by Harold Quillen (deceased) - 2003: 9220/9218 (Original photos reside in Florence, Lauderdale Co AL Archives.)

ARMSTRONG, Elizabeth
, died 1836 aged 37 Years, (wife of James Armstrong, daughter of Enoch & Sarah Evans Carpenter; stone includes Mother and daughter). 002
ARMSTRONG, Rebecca, died 1836  aged 1 Year daughter of James & Elizabeth Armstrong. (stone includes Mother and daughter) 002
BARNES, Marshall H., born 1838 died 1890. (Dates buried deep under the soil) 003
CARPENTER, Enoch/(Enoch Carpenter), Abt 1770 - 31 Jul 1824. and Sarah Evans Carpenter, 1774 - 24 Aug 1824, (are related to me. (Faye Bradford)) Enoch was a brother to my 3rd great grandfather Hensley Carpenter.
Family records state only that Enoch and Sarah were buried in a small cemetery in a field close (across the road) to the old Presb. Church on Old Brick Rd.
004
CARPENTER, Sarah (Sarah Evans Carpenter);(1774 - 24 Aug 1824), Wife of Enoch Carpenter who was born circa 1770; stone is without dates)  005
CARPENTER, Mary, 12 Aug 1812 - 14 Jan, (year date broken off) (the marker shows the surname "Carpenter", but family records say she married Richard Patterson on 5 Feb 1828) daughter of Enoch & Sarah Evans Carpenter. 001
DAVIDSON, Joseph E., born 28 Jul 1842 - died 16 Dec 1863. Aged 21 years 4 mo. and 18 days. (son of Obediah & Eleanor Carpenter Davidson). Died in Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War. 008
DAVIDSON, Henrietta, (no dates)  006
DAVIDSON, John L., (no dates on tombstone;
son of Obadiah S. & Eleanor Davidson; stone wedged against a tree). 007
DAVIDSON, Simeon, (no dates)
DAVIDSON, Obadiah S., Feb 5, 1789 - August 25, 1868, (husband of Eleanor Carpenter, daughter of Enoch & Sarah Evans Carpenter.--She is thought to be buried here also, but no marker). "SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
OBADIAH S. DAVIDSON BORN Feb. 5, 1798 DIED  Aug 25, 1866 AGED 68 Years And 6 Months"
009,010 (these 2 photos posted here by Kent Pettus)
DAVIDSON, Sherrod M., May 4, 1839 - Jul 22, 1864. 27th Regt. of Alabama C.S.A. (son of Obediah & Eleanor Carpenter Davidson.) 011
DAVIDSON, Simeon, (no dates) 012

I also believe Eleanor Carpenter Davidson , wife of Obadiah Davidson is buried here. I have written to Alton Carpenter about any others who may be buried there that did not show up in Mr. Quillen's survey. Faye Bradford 18 Dec 2010.

This small cemetery  is not well maintained. Tree roots, livestock & time has desecrated the stones in the past. This listing was originally completed by Harold Quillen of Florence and updated by Jan Hall and Faye Bradford & Kent Pettus.  I am told by other sources that the owner of the property Mr. J.C. Holt is a descendent of at least some of the interred of this graveyard. CWA. 18 Dec 2010. Revised 19 Dec 2012


Sources: No known prior publication existed of this cemetery, except for that of Harold Quillen, deceased, who visited and worked up a manuscript of this and many cemeteries in 2003 of Colbert County Alabama. He donated that to the archives of Florence Alabama, where it resides today 16 Dec 2010. Added here initially by C. Wayne Austin 16 Dec 2010. Revised 19 Dec 2012 to include the photo #001 thru 008 & 012 by Jan Hall. and the personal #009, & tombstone #010 photos supplied by Kent Pettus. Revised listing to add Faye Bradford's family history and comments 17 Dec 2010 (Enoch Carpenter, Abt 1770 - 31 Jul 1824. and Sarah Evans Carpenter, 1774 - 24 Aug 1824, are related to her (Faye Bradford). Enoch was a brother to her 3rd great grandfather Hensley Carpenter. Family records state only that Enoch and Sarah were buried in a small cemetery in a field (across the road) close to the old Presb. Church on Old Brick Rd.) If you have helpful information on this cemetery let Faye know
scarletohara43@att.net

Thanks to Harold Quillen, Jan Hall, Kent Pettus & Faye Bradford for their part in presenting this cemetery, though I would like to go there and dig out the hidden dates of the Marshall H. Barnes. This cemetery is also presented in Findagrave.com by these same folks, but with a somewhat different slant. [C.W.A. 20 Dec 2012.]