Southern Star July 18th, 1923
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT CLAYBANK CHURCH AND CEMETERY Byrd, John Merick, Eli John Andrews in 1829. It used at that tJme for A necessary more es- for the milita of the to hoId their meetings. John Merick at that t,ime wa9 of ceremonies. first house erected there Singer built by Messrs. Curtis, Ned 'business The floors were covered with and seated with slabs. Editor 1831 Rev. Mr. Williams was another sent out through this vast domain weeks. the South Carolina conference . a mia,'nHQr,r and fnnnA fViio and left an appointment Calcium This was then used for some time as a preaching place. In 1852 the present building was erected whose builders sleep in ' the cemetery near by. i husband, citizens they were who He for truth and the right, i This church is one of the oldest, if not the oldest in South Aln bama today. It will soon celebrate the centennial of its age. There sleeps in this cemetery 22 Confederate soldiers. Can we for geit and ignore this honored sacred place. We can not.