Regis & Lana's
Carr Family Tree

 Penton Church of God Cemetery, Penton, Chambers, Alabama, USA


Latitude: 33.0064, Longitude: -85.4661

Notes:
From Find-a-Grave:
From "The Heritage of Chambers County, Alabama," page 12:
The first church at Penton was originally organized as Mount Zion Methodist Episcopal Church, sometime around 1890. The oldest burial in the adjoining cemetery is 1877. Probably the church became known as Penton Methodist Church about the time the post office was established (1892).

In 1900, Rev. J. Lee and Elizabeth Ann Mitchell, missionaries of the Church of God which established in Alabama in 1891, came to Penton. They began holding religious services in various homes and soon erected a tent near the Methodist Church. This group, commonly known as the "Saints," was met with much opposition by the Methodists and others in the community. For several years much chaos and discontent existed between the two groups. Nonetheless, the Saints' following grew, and a small house of worship was built to replace the tent. This building was destroyed by the hand of an arsonist. Soon afterward another building was built and used for several years. After years of discontent between the two groups, the Methodists sold their building to the Saints around 1908, and reorganized several miles east as Chapel Hill Methodist Church. The Penton Church of God has been a landmark of the community since that time...."



All Burials

 #   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Buried   Person ID 
1. BENTON, Susie   bur. 14 JUL 1901 Penton Church of God Cemetery, Penton, Chambers, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I9548
2. DAVIS, Daughter   bur. 1901 Penton Church of God Cemetery, Penton, Chambers, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I9551
3. DAVIS, Henry T.   bur. 1950 Penton Church of God Cemetery, Penton, Chambers, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I9547
4. LAMB, James Washington   bur. 1930 Penton Church of God Cemetery, Penton, Chambers, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I20740
5. WOODALL, Mary Ann   bur. Aft 19 MAR 1917 Penton Church of God Cemetery, Penton, Chambers, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I24771