SIDNEY CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH CEMETERY
Consul, Marengo County, Alabama

Surveyed by B.J. Smothers


Located in T15N, R5E, Sec 24 off Hwy 28 in Consul. Visited in Oct 1998 with Elijah Shaw, Superintendent of Bethel AME Church in Boiling Spring, as guide. Mr Shaw identified some of the unmarked graves. Surveyed completely in Oct 2000. Listed all the headstones and unmarked sites that were visible but there may be others that are buried or hidden in the woods.



Sidney Chapel AMEZ Church 1998



Elijah Shaw (rear) and Theodore Norris
uncovering headstone of Pleasant Hodges
during 1998 visit




View of gravesites 1998


Gravesite #130

" In Loving Memory of
Father
Pleasant Hodges
Dec 10 1865
July 12 1960 "

Plaque set into the front wall of the church:

Sidney Chapel
A.M.E.Z. Church
Built Apr 15, 1949
Laid Aug 14 1949
Rev. J.H. Williams, Pastor
P.J. Hodges, Chairman
C.G. Gamble, Secretary
J.B. Bell, Treasurer
Rev. M.C. Holifield, Presiding Elder


CEMETERY LISTING:

Starting at left side, front:

1.   Unmarked

2.   Unmarked

3.   Mrs. Nelee Montgomery (?)
     Born Sept 16, 1924
     Dide (sic) March 11, 1957
     Dolington (sic), Alabama

4.   Unmarked

5.   Mrs. Hattie Phillips Adams
     Born Dec 10, 1907
     Died Sept 12, 1954
     "At Rest"

6.   Unmarked

7.   Joe Barefield
     Born Dec 7, 1881
     Died Apr 14, 1974

8.   Unmarked

9.   Willie Collins
     Michigan
     PFC
     95 INGR GS REGT
     World War II

10.  Jones
     Mrs. Annie Ree
     Born 8-24-1919
     Passed 11-3-1982
     "In Loving Memory

11.  Thad Jones, Sr.
     4-12-1904     5-20-1984
     "Sleep on love one and take your rest.
     We loved you. God loved you.   B."

12.  Finis King
     PFC US Army
     World War II
     Aug 12, 1915     Oct 1, 1999

13.  Unmarked

14.  Unmarked

15.  "In Loving Memory"
     Robert Moore
     1-15-1894     6-10-1970

16.  "In Loving Memory"
     Mary Moore
     2-10-1892     9-5-1980

17.  Jettie Ree Jemison
     June 1, 1917
     July 30, 1999

18.  Unmarked

19.  "In  Loving Memory"
     Mary Lee Moore (?)
     1-16-1924     10-24-1977

20.  Anderson Gibbs
     July 23, 1950
     May 7, 1974
     "Rest in Peace"

21.  Ophelia K. Murphy
     Born 4-?-1916
     Died 10-18-1985

22.  Unreadable

23. "Father"
     Quillar Kirksey Sr.
     June 28, 1914
     Feb 23, 1999

24.  Otis Woodson
     Georgia
     M2 US Army
     World War II
     March 14, 1910     June 7, 1967

25.  Unmarked

26.  Aslener Irby
     Mar 25, 1905
     Apr 2, 1977
     "At Rest"

27.  Mose Parker, Jr.
     Feb 28, 1900
     Mar 21, 1976

28.  Ida K. Hatchett
     Nov 10, 1919
     Feb 3, 1987
     "We Love You Mother"

29.  Lizzie Sheffield
     Born May 10, 1881
     Died May 12, 1968

30.  Unmarked

31.  Unmarked

32.  Mose Hatchett
     Aug 7, 1917
     May 9, 1900
     "Rest in Peace"

33.  Mary P. Shaw
     June 6, 1890
     Mar 6, 1969
     "At Rest"

34.  Unmarked

35.  Unmarked

36.  Unmarked

37.  Unmarked

38.  Unmarked

39.  Unmarked

40.  Henry Cox
     Born July 1, 1900
     Died June 18, 1974

41.  Elizabeth Parker
     Born May 16, 1896
     Died Nov 12, 1983

42.  Unmarked

43.  Unmarked

44.  Unmarked

45.  Pearlie Cox
     Oct 10, 1898
     Nov 21, 1983

46.  Elijah Cox
     Sep 10, 1904
     Jan 28, 1965

47.  Unmarked

48.  Unmarked

49.  Unmarked

50.  Unmarked

51.  Unmarked

52.  C.D. Crum
     Born 1925
     Died ?

53.  Unmarked

54.  Unmarked

55.  Mrs. --easeania Morgan
     June 23, 1899
     April 3, 1964

56.  Unmarked

57.  Unmarked

58.  Unmarked

59.  Hudson Gamble, Sr.
     Dec 28, 1908
     May 22, 1981

60.  "Husband and Father"
     Newt Steele
     April 1, 1886
     June 6, 1967
     "Asleep in Jesus"

61.  Unmarked

62.  Unmarked

63.  Unmarked

64.  Unmarked

65.  Unmarked

Continuing from right side, rear:

66.  Unmarked

67.  Unmarked

68.  Unmarked

69.  Unmarked

70.  "In Loving Memory
     Of My Husband
     Rev J.W. Jingles
     From Mrs. Maggie Jingles
     and Children"
     . . . . . . . . . .

     John W. Jingles
     Tec 5 U.S. Army
     World War II
     Sep 25, 1923     Aug 21 1974

71.  Unmarked

72.  Unmarked

73.  Unmarked

74.  Freddie Leo Gamble
     July 15, 1919
     Nov 17, 1971

75.  Richard W. Gamble
     Mar 31, 1896
     Nov 7, 1981
     "Gone But Not Forgotten"

76.  A.C. Lucy
     PFC
     US Army
     World War II
     Apr 10, 1926
     July 3, 1987

77.  "In Loving Memory Of"
     Eddie Lee Harris
     Born Nov 30, 1935
     Died Oct 17, 1986

78.  Callie B. Gamble
     Feb 14, 1897
     Dec 18, 1960

79.  Andrew Gamble, Jr.
     Alabama
     ENS
     USNR
     September 20, 1942
     October 31, 1965

80.  "In Loving Memory Of"
     James Harris
     Born Dec 22, 1909
     Died Sept 5, 1996

81.  Unmarked

82.  Aminder Harris
     Died Nov 12, 1955

83.  Mrs. C--- Gamble
     Born 1909
     Died ? 1955

84.  Unmarked

85.  Unmarked

86.  Clarence Gamble
     Dec 27, 1890
     Mar 10, 1971

87.  James Gamble
     March 28, 1888
     November 18, 1984

88.  Joe Harris
     Apr 1887
     Dec 18, 1951

89.  Waddie Gamble
     Mar 9, 1922
     Nov 11, 1981

90.  "In Loving Memory Of"
     Rena Bell Harris
     Born Nov 4, 1907
     Died Oct 18, 1990

91.  Carrie Lee Kelly
     July 4, 1927
     June 26, 1944

92.  Leola Gamble
     June 25, 1895
     Dec 14, 1958

93.  "In Memory Of"
     Alphones [sic] R.J. Gamble
     August 27, 1932
     April 15, 1991

94.  Unmarked

95.  Unmarked

96.  "In Memory Of Our Father
     And Husband"
     Abner Baldwin
     June 10, 1927
     Dec 27, 1979

97.  Peter Jackson
     U.S. Army
     World War I
     Sep 21, 1886     Sep 18, 1978

98.  Pat M. Jackson (?)
     [unsure of any of these names]
     Born Feb ?, 1899
     Died ? ?, 195?

99.  Unmarked

100. Frances Hatchett
     June 22, 1894
     July 31, 1987
     "Rest in Peace"

101. Rev. Charlie Baldwin
     1889-1972
     "At Rest"

102. Unmarked

103. Unmarked

104. Minerva Stewart
     1885-1966

105. Unmarked

106. Unmarked

107. Unmarked

108. Clifford ?
     April ?
     Nov ?

109. Booker T. Lee
     July 10, 1911
     June 7, 1952

110. Rose Lee
     April 16, 1887
     Feb 18, 1975

111. Hattie Keith
     1895-1985

112. Unmarked

113. Della Harris
     Jun 18, 1908
     Nov 27, 1952

114. Unmarked

115. Unmarked

116. Agnes Laster
     Nov 12, 1914
     Feb 28, 1955

117. Unmarked

118. Morzet Harris
     B. April 18, 1896
     D. Nov 1, 1981

119. ? Jane Adams
     Sept 11, 1911
     July 10, 1958

120. Enoch Nelson, Sr.
     1878-1966
     "Gone But Not Forgotten"

121. Edward Nelson
     Tec 5 Co. D 357 Engineer BN
     World War II
     March 29, 1917     Feb 12, 1962

122. Pennie Nelson
     1883-1973
     "Gone But Not Forgotten"

123. Unmarked

124. Unmarked

125. New grave opening in front of
     Pennie Nelson's grave

126. Unmarked
     (Grave of John Hodges
     per Elijah Shaw
     Born 1896
     Died ?
     Actually buried in Birmingham)

127. Unmarked
     (Grave of Fred "Tat" Hodges
     per Elijah Shaw
     Born 1899
     Died Jan 1976)

128. Unmarked
     (Grave of Marguerite Hodges Kennedy
     per Elijah Shaw
     Born 1903
     Died ?)

129. Unmarked
     (Grave of Mary Thomas Hodges
     per Elijah Shaw
     Born April 26, 1875
     Died January 1973)

130. "In Loving Memory of Father"
     Pleasant Hodges
     November 10, 1865
     July 12, 1960

131. Unmarked
     (Grave of Bill "Willie" Hodges
     per Elijah Shaw
     Born 1894
     Died ?)

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