Headstone for Morgan Montgomery Mizell at Conway United Methodist Church Cemetery

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Title

Headstone for Morgan Montgomery Mizell at Conway United Methodist Church Cemetery

Alternative Title

Mizell Headstone at Conway United Methodist Churc

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Cemeteries--Florida--Orange County
Churches--Florida
Veterans--Florida
Gravestones
Tombstones
Graves

Description

Headstone of Morgan Montgomery Mizell (1841-1907) at the Conway United Methodist Church Cemetery in 2003. Mizell was the son of David Mizell, Jr. and Mary Pearce Mizell. He served in the Third Seminole War during 1856. Mizell served again during the Civil War as second lieutenant of E. T. Kendrick's Company Old Guards and Mounted Rangers. He married Emma Roper Mizell and fathered four children: Ida Mizell, Beulah Mizell Perry (who later married William Perry), Fletcher Mizell, and Eulene Mizell Smith (who later married W. I. Smith)

Located at 3401 South Conway Road in Orlando, Florida, the Conway United Methodist Church (UMC) was formed in 1870 as the Prospect Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MECS). In 1874, Mizell and his wife donated two acres of land to build a church for the congregation. One acre was designated for the cemetery and a log cabin-like structure was constructed on the other acre, which was located at the corner of Conway Road and Anderson Road. Reverend James D. McDonald was the first to lead the church. In 1881, a new wood-frame building was constructed and was used by the Prospect MECS until it was replaced by Callaway Hall in 1959. A new sanctuary was completed in 1973. The hall was remodeled in 1994 and currently serves as the administration building. The cemetery includes graves of several members of the English Colony, which was platted in 1892 as the East Conway Churchyard Cemetery.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color image by Thomas Cook, 2003: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2003

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

244 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Conway United Methodist Church Cemetery, Conway, Orlando, Florida
Winter Park, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

"Morgan Montgomery Mizell." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21513739.
"The History of Our Church." Conway United Methodist Church. http://www.conwayumc.org/churchhistory.htm.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
Methodist Churches in Florida. [S.l.]: General Books, 2010.
Thrift, Charles T. The Trail of the Florida Circuit Rider; An Introduction to the Rise of Methodism in Middle and East Florida. Lakeland, Fla: Florida Southern college Press, 1944.

Transcript

FATHER
M. M. MIZELL
BORN
JAN. 23. 1841
DIED
SEPT. 17. 1907

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1 color digital image

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