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New Bethel (Baptist) Cemetery Calhoun County, Alabama
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New Bethel (Baptist) Cemetery
Calhoun County, Alabama

Lat: 33°41'14"N, Lon: 85°57'46"W

Contributed by Ed Hutchison, May 16, 2001 [ekhutchison@yahoo.com]. Total records = 159.

The New Bethel Cemetery is located in the Pelham Range area along the boundary between Fort McClellan and Anniston Army Depot in Calhoun County just north of Anniston, Alabama. The New Bethel Baptist Church used to be next to the cemetery, but it has been gone for many years. There is a fence line separating Fort McClellan and the Anniston Army Depot. The New Bethel Cemetery is located in the middle of that fence line. In fact, the fence splits when it gets to the cemetery, goes around both sides of it, and then merges when it gets around the cemetery.

Going from Anniston to Jacksonville on the Jacksonville Highway, turn left onto Pelham Road. Proceed until you get to Gate 5. From Highway 431, enter through Gate 5. Go down until you see the sign "Gate 14". Take a left. It is easy to get lost going to the cemetery. Much of it was on a dirt road-it was smooth so any car could make it without difficulty.

Visiting the cemetery is a bit more difficult than visiting most cemeteries. To get to it, you must drive through what used to be the firing range area that was controlled by Fort McClellan's Range Control (Fort McClellan is now closed. I do not know if Anniston Army Depot now controls the old range). You used to have to call Range Control (205-238-3344), located in Building 3280, Fort McClellan, one or two days prior to the day you wanted to visit the cemetery. When Range Control gave you permission to enter the range, you had to ask for directions to the cemetery. I was able to pick up a map to the cemetery from Range Control, but no longer have it. (To visit Range Control, enter Fort McClellan through the Summerall Gate. Follow the signs and turn left by the Chapel).

I do not know who maintains the cemetery, but it may be like many small ones—relatives come out once or twice a tear and cut the grass and weeds. The earliest burial was around 1870.

The area used to be primarily farmland. Fort McClellan was not established until 1912 (officially closed around 1999). The other Army installation, the Anniston Army Depot, began as a storage depot 1942 and is still a viable depot. I must assume that the Federal Government purchased the land for two installations (or perhaps some of it was owned by the Federal Government and was simply unused at the time). Since the Army installations swallowed up the church over time, I must assume that was why the church was abandoned.

CSA = Confederate States of America, An asterisk * has been placed at the end of any entry who served in the military under the CSA.

- Ed Hutchison

Boswell, Jessie Gray, b. 5 Apr 1904, d. 7 Dec 1931
Boswell, Mavis Durdeen, b. 18 May 1922, d. 31 May 1922
Brown, Martha A., no dates
Campbell, J. L., b. 23 Apr 857, d. 5 Jul 1939
Canada, Alma Estell, b. 12 Aug 1902, d. 24 Aug 1916
Canada, Bessie Lee, b. 29 Jan 1907, d. 10 May 1925, Daughter of F. & J. R. Canada
Canada, Chester A., b. 28 Jul 1896, d. 13 Jun 1933
Canada, H. J., b. 22 Mar 1855, d. 14 Apr 1914
Canada, Henry W., b. 21 May 1820, d. May 1870, Company D, 51st Alabama Infantry, Private, *
Canada, Herman W., b. 21 Jul 1927, d. 26 Aug 1931
Canada, Infant, b. 1 Jan 1818, d. 1 Jan 1818, Infant Daughter of C. A. & B. M. Canada, (Reference shows year as 1818, but seems too early; Marker should be checked.)
Canada, Infant, b. 20 Jun 1926, d. 24 Jun 1926, Infant of F. L. & J. R. Canada
Canada, Sarah J., b. 22 May 1824, d. 10 Jun 1897
Cate, John P., b. 10 Aug 1918, d. 23 Apr 1927
Cate, Nellie O., b. 2 Dec 1916, d. 20 Feb 1920, Daughter of J. P. & M. M. Cate
Cole, James M., b. 16 Sep 1834, d. 31 May 1925
Conner, Dimples, no dates
Conner, John H., b. 28 Jan 1887, d. 17 Nov 1945
Conner, Mandy, b. 7 Aug 1897, d. 13 Mar 1962
Cooper, F. M., no dates
Cooper, Henry, b. 20 Apr 1910, d. 16 Aug 1972
Cooper, John A., no dates, Company E, 59th Georgia Infantry, Not listed in the burials of Civil War veterans, *
Cooper, Marion C., no dates, Company E, 59th Georgia Infantry, Private. Not list in ref, but listed in burial of Civil War veterans, *
Cooper, Mollie, no dates
Cooper, Naomi, no dates
Cooper, Nass, no dates
Costley, H. P., b. 10 Jun 1834, d. 13 Apr 1911, Served in the Civil War 4 years, Company F, 55th Georgia Infantry, Private, *
Costley, Lue, b. 18 Jan 1842, d. 11 Dec 1913
Costley, W. D., b. 12 Nov 1841, d. 2 Aug 1902, Company F, 55th Georgia Infantry, Private, *
Curry, A. E., b. 11 Dec 1876, d. 29 Apr 1905
Curry, James C., b. 18 Apr 1846, d. 26 Jun 1924
Curry, Jimmie, b. 9 Apr 1894, d. 31 May 1905, Son of J. L. & E. L. Curry
Curry, Susan A., b. 15 Apr 1849, d. 3 May 1915
Defreese, James A., b. 2 Aug 1819, d. 28 Apr 1896
Dempsey, James Oliver, b. 13 Dec 1928, d. 31 Dec 1928, Son of G. O. Dempsey
Doss, Charles, b. 20 Jul 1929, d. 20 Jul 1929, Son of Mr. & Mrs. L. D. Doss
Doss, Minnie Idella, b. 10 Dec 1883, d. 9 Feb 1932, Wife of J. L. Doss
Dover, Bernice, b. 21 Jul 1925, d. 9 Sep 1926
Dover, John, b. 19 Mar 1935, d. 26 Mar 1935
Evans, Fred Lane, b. 1902, d. 1936, Husband and Father
Evans, Mary J., b. 2 May 1872, d. 19 Jan 1937
Evans, W. Joe, b. 17 Feb 1870, d. 19 Jan 1941
Hames(?), Martha Ann, b. 6 Jan 1884, d. 5 Feb 1902, Daughter of James & Louise
Hames(?), Ninna O., b. 14 Nov 1902, d. 23 Nov 1902, Daughter of James & Louise
Hanvey, John J., b. 20 Jun 1866, d. 29 Sep 1923
Harris, Martha Ann, b. 6 Jan 1884, d. 5 Feb 1902, Daughter of James & Louise Harris, Louise Harris was John H. Hutchison's mother. Not listed in reference
Harris, Ninno O., b. 14 Nov 1902, d. 23 Nov 1902, Daughter of James & Louise Harris, Louise Harris was John H. Hutchison's mother. Not listed in reference
Haynes, Charles Wesley, b. 31 Aug 1822, d. 11 Apr 1907, Company A, Walthall's Battalion, Alabama Troops, *
Haynes, Chizzre, b. 7 Dec 1862, d. 31 Jan 1920, Wife of C. M. Haynes
Haynes, Della, b. 13 May 1902, d. 24 Jan 1936, Wife of R. N. Haynes
Haynes, Doris, b. 1 Feb 1928, d. 8 Sep 1930
Haynes, Emmett, b. 17 Jul 1926, d. 12 Apr 1928
Haynes, Everett, b. 20 Jan 1913, d. 12 Aug 1926, Son of Rev. & Mrs. J. W. Haynes
Haynes, Fred, b. 16 Apr 1909, d. 30 Jun 1910, Infant son of J. W. & S. E. Haynes
Haynes, Infant, b. 4 Feb 1903, d. 4 Feb 1903, Infant Son of J. W. & O. E. Haynes
Haynes, J. H., b. 28 Dec 1848, d. 22 Apr 1916, 1st Lt. Hurst's Company, Talledega County Reserves, Private, *
Haynes, Lena Mae, no dates, Daughter of R. N. & Della Haynes
Haynes, Nancy, b. 10 Mar 1846, d. 18 Aug 1900, Wife of J. H. Haynes
Haynes, Nora E., b. 3 May 1899, d. 18 Mar 1900, Infant of J. W. & S. E. Haynes
Haynes, P. M., b. 15 Jan 1862, d. 28 Feb 1920, Wife of S. T. Haynes
Haynes, Rose Ella, b. 20 Jun 1878, d. Apr 1880, Daughter of J. J. & N. E. Haynes
Haynes, S. John, b. 13 Sep 1888, d. 5 Sep 1936
Haynes, S. T., b. 15 Jun 1862, d. 31 May 1931
Haynes, Susie S., b. 1893, d. 1920, Wife of Thomas W. Haynes
Haynes, Thomas W., b. 1891, d. 1924, Husband of Susie S. Haynes
Haynes, Venita Joyce, b. 30 May 1931, d. 3 Jun 1931, Infant daughter of A. B. Haynes
Haynie, Allie, b. 21 May 1889, d. 4 Sep 1905, Youngest daughter of E. J. & E. G., Born at Bera, Alabama. Age 16 Years 4 mos 17 days
Haynie, Elizabeth Cornelia, b. 22 Nov 1846, d. 22 Dec 1919
Haynie, Enoch J., no dates, Company B, 5th Alabama Battalion, Company C, Hardies Alabama Cavalry Battalion, Private (second entry from burials of Civil War Veterans), *
Haynie, George H., b. 1 Apr 1875, d. 4 Mar 1941
Haynie, Robert F., b. 3 Apr 1881, d. 20 Jun 1937
Heath, Clarence R., b. 16 Feb 1918, d. 21 Apr 1918, Brother
Heath, Cronie T., b. 5 Apr 1884, d. 14 Dec 1935
Heath, Daphne (?), b. 14 Aug 1910, d. 11 Jun 1923
Heath, Estell, b. 27 Jun 1923, d. 16 Jul 1923, Sister
Heath, G. W., b. 1 Nov 1857, d. 2 May 1935
Heath, George, b. 9 Feb 1923, d. 6 Apr 1923
Heath, Hazel I., b. 28 Jul 1916, d. 27 Apr 1918, Sister
Heath, Idella, b. 11 Jun 1893, d. 7 Jun 1934, Daughter of James W. & Marietta E. Haynes
Heath, Lowell T., b. 21 May 1911, d. 30 Jun 1934, Son of Idella Heath. Mentioned in James Monroe Roberts, Sr. Family Bible
Heath, Minnie Bell, b. 29 Mar 1888, d. 27 Apr 1916
Heath, Nevar Dell, b. 26 Jan 1914, d. 14 Feb 1914, Mentioned in James Monroe Roberts, Sr. Family Bible
Heaton, Annie E., b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 22 Jun 1893, Daughter of R. P. & M. J. Heaton
Helton, A. A., b. 1834, d. 5 Aug 1904
Helton, Frances Marion, b. 14 Dec 1872, d. 5 Jul 1925
Hudgens, Dovie, b. 1 Jun 1889, d. 19 Sep 1917
Johnson, William, b. 10 Dec 1909, d. 16 Sep 1939, Son of M. V. & M. A. Johnson
Johnston, Lelus, b. 1906, d. 1906
Johnston, Leona, b. 1887, d. 1906
Kennedy, Bert, b. 10 Mar 1918, d. 13 Oct 1929, Son of Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Kennedy
Kennedy, J. C., b. 1 Oct 1883, d. 4 Mar 1930
Landry, Norris, b. , d. 14 Mar 1933, Louisiana Private 54 Regiment Coast Artillery
Laney, Addie P., b. 24 Oct 1895, d. 21 Sep 1924, Wife of E. H. Laney, Daughter of James W. & Marietta E. Haynes. Mentioned in James Monroe Roberts, Sr. Family Bible
Ledbetter, Infant, b. , d. 3 Oct 1931, Infant Daughter of J. R. Ledbetter
Ledbetter, Mary F., b. 1839, d. 1917
Ledbetter, Scott, b. 28 Nov 1878, d. 8 Nov 1936
Ledbetter, Twins, b. 8 Jun 1935, d. 30 Jun 1935, Twin Sons of J. R. Ledbetter
Ledbetter, W. L., b. 11 Jun 1864, d. 27 Sep 1924
Ledbetter, William, b. 1833, d. 1912, Company E, 31st Alabama Infantry, Private, *
Martin, Robert Dewey, b. 30 Sep 1903, d. 2 May 1938, (Photograph)
Martin, Sarah Margaret, b. 20 Nov 1867, d. 9 May 1928
McGaha, Dollie Precilla, b. 4 Dec 1876, d. 15 Mar 1910, Wife of W. J. McGaha, Daughter of James Monroe (Sr.) & P. E. Roberts
McGaha, Infant, b. Mar ??, Infant of J. A. McGaha, age 1 mo ? days
Messer, Charles P., b. 29 Jan 1873, d. 17 Sep 1932
Moon, Guy Massey, b. 23 Sep 1885, d. 28 Oct 1931
Morris, John D., b. 28 Jul 1918, d. 28 Jul 1918, Son of B. E. & Nora Morris
Nesbitt, Nancy M., b. 22 Jun 1847, d. 30 Apr 1916
Noble, Lola, b. 25 Nov 1909, d. 31 Oct 1910, Daughter of J. L. & E. L. Curry
Ogle, Myrtle E., b. 5 Feb 1892, d. 26 Nov 1932
Ott, John L. S., b. 22 Aug 1835, d. 8 Mar 18??
Pearce, William S., b. 10 Feb 1857, d. 17 Jun 1936, Father
Peterson, G. W., b. 3 Sep 1818, d. 22 Jan 1895, Company D, Hardies Alabama Cavalry Battalion, Private, *
Peterson, Sarah J., b. 18 Mar 1817, d. 13 Feb 1900
Phillips, Tomie, b. 9 Jun 889, d. 29 Oct 1908
Potts, Cillar, b. 23 Jul 1862, d. 10 Sep 1926
Potts, Joe M., b. 4 Apr 1857, d. 16 Apr 1941
Ray, Iola, b. 27 May 1839, d. 22 Mar 1899, Wife of T. A. Ray
Ray, John W., b. 11 Feb 1850, d. 11 Feb 1911
Ray, Mary Frances, b. 24 Jul 1858, d. 10 Jan 1923, Wife of J. W. Ray
Reaves, Jerry Kenneth, b. 19 Mar 1936, d. 22 Dec 1939
Rhodes, Mr. J. W., b. 9 Apr 1933, d.
Roberts, Beulah Jane, b. 27 Jul 1894, d. 10 Feb 1929
Roberts, Clarance, b. 5 Aug 1899, d. 8 Mar 1906, Son of J. M. & Mattie J. Roberts, Not listed in pub. Found on Jul 94 visit. Near James M. Roberts
Roberts, Emmett, b. Feb 1902, d. Apr 1902, Son of J. M. & Mattie J. Roberts, Not listed in pub. Found on Jul 94 visit. Near James M. Roberts
Roberts, James M. (Monroe) (Sr.), b. 4 Dec 1829, d. 27 Apr 1915, Company A, 26th (50th) Alabama Infantry Regiment, Private. (26th Alabama renamed the 50th), *
Roberts, John M., b. 1873, d. 1926, Husband of Julia C. Roberts
Roberts, John Monroe, b. 15 Oct 1874, d. 28 Feb 1939, Son of James Monroe (Sr.) & P. E. Roberts
Roberts, Julia C., b. 1874, d. 1935, Wife of John M. Roberts
Roberts, Mattie J., b. 27 Mar 1876, d. 1 Jun 1902, Wife of J. M. Roberts, Maiden name McGaha. Wife of John Monroe Roberts
Roberts, Maudie, b. 27 Jan 1897, d. 20 Mar 1899, Daughter of J. M. & Mattie Roberts, Dates corrected from visit to cemetery in Jul 1994 and from family records
Roberts, Penina E., b. , d. 18 Jul 1908, Wife of J. M. Roberts, Sr., Age 66 yrs 10 mos 18 days (born 24 Aug 1841), Daughter of John & Priscilla Trammel
Robertson, Florence, b. 28 Aug 1900, d. 29 Sep 1935
Sanders, Sampson, b. 26 Jul 1855, d. 23 Apr 1912
Scott, John L., b. 22 Aug 1836, d. 6 Mar 1901, Company H, 41st Alabama Infantry, Private. Not list in ref, but listed in burial of Civil War veterans, *
Scott, Mary C., b. 16 Aug 1869, d. 9 May 1897, Wife of J. C. Scott, Married 5 Mar 1885
Sears, Mary Kathleen, b. 4 Apr 1914, d. 23 Mar 1915, Daughter of J. E. & Mary L. Sears
Shepard, Fannie B., b. 6 Aug 1876, d. 3 Mar 1914, Daughter of G. W. & M. A. Heath
Southerns, Joseph C., b. 1858, d. 1908
Southerns, Sallie L., b. 1868, d. 1934
Southers, Gillum C., b. 1895, d. 1978, Private, U. S. Army, World War II
Southers, Lulu, no dates
Sparks, Burk Ed, b. 5 Feb 1878, d. 20 Jan 1920
Sparks, J. V., b. 27 Sep 1846, d. 11 Sep 1914
Sparks, Mary E., b. 10 Jun 1846, d. 10 Jan 1921
Stephens, Bettie Sue, b. 21 Sep 1924, d. 23 Jun 1926, Daughter of Lee & Zona Stephens
Stephens, L. L. E., b. 3 Nov 1861, d. 5 Oct 1894, Wife of Noah Stephens
Stephens, Mrs. N. E., b. 18 Aug 1872, d. 28 Nov 1937, Wife of Rev. Noah Stephens
Stephens, Rev. Noah, b. 23 Aug 1856, d. 11 Feb 1922
Tommie, Sister, b. 1 Jul 1868, d. 26 Oct 1901, Daughter of Richard & Martha
Tucker, J. S. (John), b. 1829, d. 16 Jul 1905, Company B, 1st Georgia Regiment, Unit also called the Cherokee Georgia Legion, *
Waddell, B. B., b. 10 Nov 1870, d. Nov 1938
Waddell, Maggie A., b. 26 Feb 1877, d. 4 Jul 1906
Walls, James (James E.), b. 6 Apr 1883, d. 14 Jul 1901, Son of John W. & Jemima Ella (Roberts) Walls, Mentioned in James Monroe Roberts, Sr.'s Family Bible
Williamson, Pearl Dean, b. 31 Mar 1931, d. 1 Feb 1932
Wilson, Emmer Haynie, b. 2 Dec 1867, d. 29 Sep 1939
Womack, E. A., b. 13 Nov 1861, d. 10 Apr 1927, Witness at John H. Hutchison's wedding to Sarah E. Roberts, d/o James Monroe Roberts, Sr
Womack, Infant, b. 30 Mar 1886, d. 30 Mar 1886, Infant Son of S. A. & E. A. Womack
Womack, Mrs. Sallie, b. 19 Sep 1868, d. 23 Aug 1915
Womack, Stacy, b. 11 Jun 1837, d. 27 Sep 1921, Wife of B. F. Womack

Misc:
M. J. R., b. No date, d. No date
Our Baby, no dates, Outside Plot, 5 spaces in plot - 1 marker
Unmarked grave in plot, no dates
Uninscribed Wooden Marker, no dates

 

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