Category Archive: Cemeteries

Jun 28

Tombstone Tuesday: Gail O. Lance

Bethel Baptish Church

“She was an angel unto us & now in heaven” is the inscription on the grave marker of Gail O. Lance. She was buried in Bethel (former Shoal Creek) Baptist Church Cemetery in Dawson County, Georgia. Bethel Baptist Church is located on Georgia Highway 136 near the intersection of Ga. 136 and and Shoal Creek …

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Jun 27

Military Monday: David Caylor


David Caylor and family were enumerated in the Grassy Knob District of Pickens County, Georgia. He at age 35, born in North Carolina, was head of house. Other household members included Permelia, age 31, born in North Carolina and six children all born in Georgia: Martha, age 13; George, age 12; Lucinda, age 8; Minerva, …

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Jun 21

Tombstone Tuesday: Private William W. Dilbeck


Private William W. Dilbeck served in Co. C of the 11th Georgia Infantry, C.S.A. According the the National Park Service website, “Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System,” Dilbeck served the 11th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards. The solitary grave of Dilbeck  is located on Cantrell Rd., a dirt road near the Dawson-Pickens County line. To …

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Jun 07

Military Monday

William C. Redden

Cornith Baptist Church Cemetery in Pickens County, Georgia, contains the Confederate tombstone of William C. Redden served with Co. D, 34th Georgia Infantry, C.S.A. © Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.

Mar 01

Tombstone Tuesday: Burnt Mountain Cemetery

Grave marker of John Holbert

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

Pleasant Union Baptist Church Cemetery


Pleasant Union Baptist Church is a small church located on Steve Tate Highway in Dawson County, Georgia. Interestingly enough,on page 24 of Dawson County, Georgia, Heritage, 1857-1996 (Dawsonville, Georgia: Dawson Co. Historical & Genealogical Society, 1997) has two entries for Pleasant Union Baptist Church, one prepared by Padgett Tinsley and the other by Evylene A. …

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