Concord Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery

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Concord Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery
Jasper, Florida

Concord cemetery no longer exits. On 3 day of July 1835 (filed 14 Sept 1841, page 365) Daniel Bell deeded a parcel of property in Section 8 Township 1 Range 14E, situated approximately 1 ½ miles south of Jasper on US 41, to the Baptist Church of Christ Concord.

The Baptist Church of Christ Concord was organized 1832, Pastor William Brauner Cooper, Sr. He was the pastor from 1833 to 1836. They were worshiping near Jennings until a church was built on the Bell parcel with a cemetery nearby. The Baptists worshiped at the US Hwy 41 location until 1850 when a new church was built on Block 9 in Jasper (see Old Town Map).

Hamilton County historian, Cora Hinton, reported that Daniel Bell's first wife, Mary Cone Bell, was buried in Concord Cemetery.

Sources: Deed-Daniel Bell & Baptist Church of Christ Concord 1835 (note history books cite the day as 22nd however deed reads 3rd); floridabaptisthistory.org; Hamilton County, It's History and Its People (Heritage Press 1976); A Brief History of Hamilton County, Florida, published by Jasper News 1976.

Information first provided by historian Mrs. Cora Hinton, which states Mary Cone Bell died in the 1930's and was buried in Concord Cemetery. Information by Bell researcher, Vernon Peeples, December 2002: "No record has been found indicating Daniel Bell had been married before he and Mary Cone married on April 19 1829; a Methodist preacher in Hamilton County performed the ceremony, which was after their first two children Lacey Ann and Alexander were born. Martha Margaret was born a month later on May 29 1829. This practice was not uncommon in the frontier South.

There was a general lack of clerical leaders and therefore common-law marriages were common and recognized. Unfortunately in 1831 Daniel's wife Mary died."

No other information is available for this cemetery.

  • Added: 30 Sep 2014
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