Report Noting The Capable Talents Of Bartlet Hilliard at Fair Prospect Church
Millennial Harbinger, 1852, page 717
Directions To The Grave Of Bartlet Hilliard
Bartlet Hilliard is buried in the Fair Prospect Cemetery in southern Montgomery County, Alabama. If heading south on I-65 proceed past the I-85 interchange and take Exit 168 (Hwy.80) and go east (left if traveling south). Signs on this exit will also direct you toward Hwy 331. Go east about one mile and turn south on Hwy 331. Travel 28 miles south to mile marker 77. You will come up on County Road 68 (Naftel Rd.) on the left. Don't turn there. Less than 100 yards past the Naftel Rd. turn off on the right hand side is a driveway. The mailbox numbers showed 24730 & 24680, Hwy. 331. Note a little dirt road that heads back north up into a wooded area. At the end is the Fair Prospect Cemetery. Head toward the rear of the cemetery, past the fenced in plots and begin looking for a flat stone. It is low to the ground and could be under mud or dirt. We had to clean off the slab in order to see it.
Also buried at Fair Prospect: Samuel Jordan, W.J. Haynes, Thomas J. Golson, J.V. Davis, Col. M.L. Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick, along with J.M. Barnes and Samuel Jordan started a school together in 1881 called, Highland Home College. Kilpatrick was the brother-in-law of J.M. Barnes and co-proprietor in the college for a period of time. It was a school that served the brotherhood for many years. See more on this school HERE!
GPS Location of the grave
or D.d. 32.011478, -86.289137
In Memory Of
who was born in Warren County, North Carolina
February 7, 1798
and departed this life,
August, 5th, 1854,
Aged 56 years, 5 months, and 29 days.
The deceased was an Evangelist, and
for 17 years a devoted Christian, and Minister
of the Christian Church at Prospect
He was beloved by all who knew him,
and left a bereaved family and a
large number of Friends, in mourn for loss.
Our Father, has you in a mansion of rest,
From a region of sorrow and pain,
To the glorious land by His Deity blessed,
Where he never can suffer again.
Special thanks are extended to C. Wayne Kilpatrick and Tom L. Childers. In March, 2010 while visiting in Montgomery, Alabama, a day trip was taken to visit some of the restoration related sites in south Alabama. The end of the trip involved a visit to Fair Prospect Cemetery in southern Montgomery County. The photos you see on this page were taken by them and your web editor, Scott Harp.