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. Canup. Both tend to agree that the church was established about 1869. Canup states that that James Reece deeded land to the church 8 December 1869.
There are about seventy markers in the cemetery, many are un-inscribed. Over twenty-five of the markers carry the surname Turner, the most prominent surname in the cemetery.
Marked graves of individuals passing before 1900 include:
1) John Lewis Grogan (born 18 July 1828 and died 29 July 1885). His marker indicates that he joined the church in July 1868 and became a deacon in 1872.
2) Decater Pettett (born 23 Nov 1842 and died 4 October 1890).
3) Soloman Clark (born 7 January 1795 and died 14 April 1883; “Clark’s Co Va Militia”, War of 1812.
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