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From: "James and Kim Smith" <>
Subject: Re: [SMITH] SMITH in the LEBANON CHURCH AREA
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 20:34:09 -0400
I've been in touch with several Penningtons, including the Pennington
Research Association, where I placed my Smith tree to be displayed, and
theres not much to go on.
I checked both volumes of Ann Cantrell's book on Lamar County cemetery sites
and I agree, they are probably in an unmarked grave.
I suspect, although I can't prove it as of yet, that due to the close living
proximity in which Stephen Smith lived with William "Big Bill" Pennington,
that he was hanged with him or in the aid of him as he was hanged by
renegades, for not taking a side during the war.
As I look at Lamar County, town of Vernon (taken from
rootsweb.com/~allamar) Stephens property crossed the road along the east
side of Lebanon Church, stopping just north of the church at Watson's creek.
From there it ran South in a square *_l l N
> l l W + E
l _ l < S
Now imagine that Lebanon Church is where the asterisk is, th road from town
crosses < and > (This isn't much of a map, but its a quick and hopefully
easy to read drawing)
You menitoned Furnace Hill; the end of the old Smith place is closer to
Sprinfield Church. Matter of fact, its due south on their easternmost
property line, about where the @ is.
The maps I see now show gravel pitts on their property.
So see without graves, other researching or living relatives, I believe my
last resort is the deee records and or probate judge. Problem isthey can't
give me any info unless I know the page number the deed(s) are on. Oh I know
the numbers, description, how much was paid, etc. I don't have the page. Any
suggestions are welcome.
----- Original Message -----
From: "jean Carr" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2001 6:56 PM
Subject: [SMITH] SMITH in the LEBANON CHURCH AREA
> Lebanon Church is in Lamar Co,Al.,just west of the town of Vernon.That
> area was settled early.My husbands folks lived near there also.They were
> HOLLIS,BAKER, SALVAGE,TURNER,MARLER.The
> Pennington Family was there early too.
> The local library has a lot of PENNINGTON data. I do not know of a
> connection to your SMITH living around
> the LEBANON Church area.Billy Carr owns the land on the north east side
> of the church.Steve Benefield owns the land
> on the north west side of the church.Judge Curtis McLellan own the land
> across the hwy on the south in front of the church.Wofford cemetery is
> just a little ways north of the church.The Turner cemetery is south west
> of the church. There are may unmarked graves in both
> cemeteries.Springfield church and cemetery is about 3 miles south of
> Lebanon.Furnace Hill Cemetery is about 4 miles south.All of these
> cemeteries date back a good ways.
> Charles Pennington lives north of the church.And descended from the old
> Pennington line in that area.
> We have not been able to trace your
> Smith.But Smiths lived all the way from Vernon west to Grugg Springs
> community in Monroe Co,Ms. No connection between all of these that we
> know of.
> LEMUEL SMITH is buried at Friendship South Cemetery which is south west
> of the Turner site.BENJAMIN SMITH is buried at New Hope Cemetery on to
> the west of Lebanon near the state line.
> Across the line into Monroe County,Ms
> there is a PLeasant Grove Cem. Tellie Smith Estes and famly are buried
> there.On Wolfe Road is a Sullivan Cem.with Smith graves.Cockerham Cem.
> in Grubb Spgs. Community has many Smith graves.There are Smith graves in
> the Vernon cem.also.I have not seen a Steven Smith so far.I have read
> about a Steven Smith and Benjamin Smith that surveyed back in the early
> days.The Tuscaloosa library should have something on them.As the Alabama
> newsletters I saw the articles in were from
> Tusca.A Mr.Woods publisher.He did a Woods newsletter also. jean
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