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 Alonza Jackson “Lon” Fant

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Alonza Jackson “Lon” Fant

  • Birth 25 Feb 1875 Chambers County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 26 Sep 1926 Trammel Crossroads, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Chambers County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 33338794

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"The LaFayette Sun" - December 9, 1903:

Improve Your Cotton – Experience has taught that good cotton only comes from good seed. The celebrated Fant Cotton has already proved a success. Its history is interesting. See sample of cotton and seed at R. W. Allen & Co.’s. Only a few seed for sale.

- L. J. Fant, Acme, Ala.

AND...

L. J. Fant, of Acme, was in the city last week in the interest of his improved cotton.
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"The LaFayette Sun" - September 29, 1926:

KILLING OCCURRED NEAR UNION (SCHOOL) SUNDAY.

ALONZA JACKSON (LON) FANT, a well known citizen of Chambers County, was instantly killed last Sunday afternoon about three o'clock at the store near Union School. It is reported that Fant was either standing or sitting on the front of the store when three men rode up in a car and opened fire on him. Five shots are alleged to have been fired with three taking effect, one of which was enough to produce death. One of the bullets struck the victim about the shoulder joint and passing downward through the heart and both lungs while two others penetrated the abdomen and left thigh respectively. Sheriff Simpson and deputies were immediately summoned to that section and upon investigation REX JARRELL, HEFLIN HARMON, and TOM ISON were arrested and placed in the Chambers County jail. It is reported that REX JARRELL has confessed to the shooting while the car in which they were riding belonged to HEFLIN HARMON. They are being held pending an investigation by a coroner's jury.
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"The Roanoke Leader" - November 24, 1926:

THREE MEN CONVICTED OF MURDER IN CHAMBERS COUNTY.

Last week, three white men were tried and convicted of murder at a special term of the circuit court in Chambers county. John Birchfield was sentenced to hang on Dec. 31st for slaying Howard Dudley. On Wednesday, the case of
Heflin Gunn was taken up, he being charged with killing Jim Shadrick in Lanett. He was given a life sentence. The third case was that of REX JARRELL who was sentenced to twenty years for killing Lon Fant. All the victims were
white.
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See this link for Fant's Ferry:
http://theusgenweb.org/al/chambers/photos/fants.html
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  • Created by: Churchwell
  • Added: 28 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33338794
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alonza Jackson “Lon” Fant (25 Feb 1875–26 Sep 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33338794, citing Mountain Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Chambers County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Churchwell (contributor 46607715) .