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Harmony Church Cemetery is called Lost Cemetery by local residents. It is near Hillhouse Lake (called Stump Lake by Jesse Isbell who lived there). It is located in Section 25, R1E, T17S. Take State Hwy 25 from Leeds to Dunnavant , then turn north onto County Hwy 41, go about 3 ½ miles and turn right onto Sand Ridge Road. Go about ¼ mile to Sand Ridge Cemetery (in Section 26) and you will see it from the road. About 1 ½ miles further on will be the Lost Cemetery. It is behind a locked gate on private property. You must have permission to gain access. There is a sign which reads Dunnavant Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. The church was located below the cemetery.
In 1863 Ezekiel Isbell was a delegate from Harmony Church applying to the Shelby Association to become a member of that association. In 1867 Ezekiel was a delegate from Harmony Church asking to withdraw from the Shelby Association to help form Cahaba Valley Association. According to Ray M. Atchison's BAPTISTS OF SHELBY COUNTY, Birmingham 1964, page 82, the church withdrew in 1867 to help form the Cahaba Valley Association.
Margie (Swiney) Isbell took Annie Isbell Walker (1909-2007) to the Lost Cemetery in 1995 and she identified the large mounds of rock as one set of triplets and two sets of twins of Hugh Marion and Rebecca (Hollis) Isbell. Annie said they used to have Homecoming there and after cleaning the cemetery they would break mountain laurel and put it on the graves. There were about 85 graves counted by Margie and Chester Isbell and Geloria Meads Kirkland, but very few tombstones.