Old Spring Bank Cemetery

Choctaw County, AL

by Sarah Mozingo - November, 1998

This is the old, original, Spring Bank Cemetery located up in the woods. Mr. Fred Williams, of Silas, AL was gracious enough to carry me there in his 4-wheel drive. He told me that the first Spring Bank Church was located there before the current Highway 17 to Mobile, AL was built. There is a very large area enclosed by a chain link fence, but only 6 markers were found. It is very obvious that these markers have been placed there in recent years.

Arnet Daugherty
b. May 16, 1802 in KY
d. Aug. 27, 1883
Elder Daugherty, a circuit riding minister of the Gospel for 39 years, was an outstanding preacher in the Liberty Baptist Association, being moderator from 1861 to 1879.

Sarah A. Earl Daugherty
b. Apr. 3, 1807 in TN
d. Oct. 27, 1900
Married Oct. 12, 1826 in Washington County, AL

Pvt. George W. Crenshaw
Co. I 21 Ala. Inf.
b. Sept. 14, 1828
d. Oct. 17, 1902
Baptist Minister, born in Pike County, GA
Died in Jones County, MS
Son of James and Frances Dupree Crenshaw
Buried in unknown grave, Hickory Grove Cemetery, Laurel, MS
Prisoner of War, Fort Mass.

Charity Percellar Daugherty Crenshaw
b. Ca. 1831
d. Sept. 17, 1856
Wed Rev. George W. Crenshaw Dec. 28, 1848
3 Children

Alsie Zeria Daugherty Crenshaw
b. Ca. 1835
d. 1878
Second wife of Rev. George W. Crenshaw
6 Children

Pvt. James Arnet Crenshaw
Co. C. 21 Ala. Regt.
b. Nov. 1, 1849
d. Jan. 3, 1865
Son of Rev. G. W. Crenshaw
Died prisoner of war at Fort Mass. on Ship Island, MS Grave 129.
Cemetery later washed into the Gulf of Mexico.

There are quite a few unmarked graves here.

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