Category Archive: Pickens County

Mar 15

Tombstone Tuesday: Free Hope Baptist

Free Hope Baptist Church

The following veterans were buried at Free Hope Baptist Church Center in Pickens County, Georgia. The cemetery is located about 5 miles south of Jasper, east of Ga. Hwy. 515. The church was established in 1938. Wright, Bernice I.; b. 13 Jan 1904; d. 16 Apr 1990; Pvt., U.S. Army, Rev. Hitt, Joseph Hugh;  b. …

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Mar 09

Wordless Wednesday: Pickens County Historical Markers

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Mar 01

Tombstone Tuesday: Burnt Mountain Cemetery

Grave marker of Isaac Burlison

Burnt Mountain Baptist Church is located in north eastern Pickens County on Lake Sequoyah Road, off of Burnt Mountain Road (Georgia State Route 136) about two miles west of the Dawson County line. According to Clarence Mealer [Pickens County Heritage Book Committee, Pickens County, Georgia, Heritage, 1853–1998 (Waynesville, N.C.: Don Mills, Inc., 1998), 21] the little …

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Feb 26

World War I Draft Registration

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World War I draft registration cards are a valuable resource and many have used the microfilm copies that are on Ancestry.com. But have you held the “real thing” in your hand, the one your ancestor actually held in his hand (that is if he could write) when he signed his name? Have you seen the …

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Feb 26

Death of Hobart Cape

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The Cape Family of Hinton, Georgia, witnessed more than it’s share of tragedy. I have so much empathy for Alice D. (Yancy) Cape, wife of William L. Cape and mother of Cora, Levi, Hobart, Madie, and Waldo. A family ruckus erupted on August 4th, 1924 and Levi, who reported was intoxicated, drew a gun and …

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