Burials

BURIALS IN BETHEL CHURCH CEMETERY

The following is a list of headstone markings from Bethel Baptist Church cemetery, plotted by Brian Hubbard as an Eagle Scout project in 1985. The cemetery was bought from Thomas Bull on December 13, 1817, and laid off by John Sheppard and Thomas Bull on October 13, 1821.

Elizabeth Cracraft
7 December 1785
11 November 1844
William Cracraft
15 February 1846 (about 63 years)
Albert G. English
16 November 1869 (age 55 years, 9 months, 3 days)
Elizabeth English
Daughter of T.W. and M.
20 October 1845
23 June 1846
John Watkins English
Son of T.W. and M.
20 September 1848
10 February 1859
Martha Angaline English
Daughter of T.W. and M.
20 September 1848
1 March 1863
Mary English
23 November 1871 (45 years, 9 months, 27 days)
Nancy Sheppard English
Wife of Albert G.
13 February 1842 (aged 35 years, 11 months, 11 days)
Nancy Elizabeth English
22 December 1831
13 September 1834
Tabitha Gumy Evans
Wife of John
9 October 1822 (age 27 years, 7 days)
Henry Fenimore
Son of Henry and Cynthia
4 August 1873 (age 17 years, 1 day)
Narcissa Howard
Wife of A.J.
5 February 1861
25 November 1881
Edward B. Jenkins
4 March 1804 (Loudon County, VA)
25 October 1871
Martha L. Jenkins
Wife of Edward B.,
November 1804 (Loudon County, VA)
6 February 1877
William F. Jenkins
1829 (Loudon County, VA)
25 October 1871
Mary Johnson
Wife of Jonathan
1 March 1830 (age 34 years, 3 months, 9 days)
Sheppard Johnson
Age 6 years, 10 months, 21 days
Johnson (3 children of Mary and Jonathan Johnson)
Jamire Morgan
17 December 1816
4 April 1864
Liness Morgan
15 March 1860
24 January 1883
Maron Garly Morgan
19 June 1820
24 November 1888
Elizabeth Morrison
8 November 1792
4 September 1846
Robert Morrison
1 September 1789
26 December 1848
Jessey F. Morrison
Son of R. And M.A. Morrison
24 January 1861
18 August 1864
Margaret A. Morrison
Wife of Robert
2 February 1830
14 March 1881
Nancy Morrison
On same stone as Robert
31 December 1844
d.—-
Robert B. Morrison
12 April 1831
30 April 1895
William H. Morrison
Son of R. and M.A.
6 February 1858
18 September 1858
Morrison
Son of R. and M.A.
4 January 1850
4 January 1850
Milas Niblack
2 July 1829
15 September 1869
Mary Niblack
12 February 1824
14 February 1890
Andrew J. Niblack
Son of Milas and M.L.
2 February 1865
6 October 1865
John W. Niblack
Son of Milas and M.L.
24 March 1874
15 February 1885
Eliza G. Niblack
14 February 1846
28 August 1846
Greer W. Niblack
1 January 1854
15 April 1854
Josephine Niblack
1 January 1854
10 April 1854
Otheldia Niblack
September 1850
8 December 1850
Arabella Niblack
19 May 1859
July 1859
April Niblack
19 May 1859
28 July 1859
Sarah E. Niblack
16 September 1867
18 November 1867
Niblack – twin boys
October 1858
Niblack – triplets
September 1859
Altha B. Renfroe
Daughter of J.E. and N.G.
23 September 1865
20 March 1879
Charles R. Renfroe
Son of T. A. and N.
22 June 1873
15 August 1877
John W. Renfroe
13 November 1874 (age 36 years, 8 months, 24 days)
Thomas A. Renfroe
Son of David and Elizabeth
9 December 1835
19 October 1880
John Sheppard – Baptised as one of the members of Regular Baptist Church in 1799, made a deacon in 1825)
16 June 1765
22 November 1836
Matthew Sheppard
N. W. Sheppard
11 February 1814
19 November 1836
William Sheppard
1 June 1799
1 September 1829
Nancy Sheppard
5 August 1843 (age 65 years)
Elisha W. Sheppard
Son of John and Nancy
6 September 1846 (age 37 years)
Thomas G. Sheppard
Son of John and Nancy
18 December 1846 (age 20 years)
John Lee Watts
3 September 1815
28 June 1865
Robert Wicker
2 January 1821
Hannah Wicker
12 August 1818

 

 

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