Mar 01

Tombstone Tuesday: Burnt Mountain Cemetery

Burnt Mountain Baptist Church

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 church was established about 1860 and the first church building was about one-half mile west of the present building. It is reported that there were some burials at the original church site.

Some of the early inhabitants of the area within identified brave sites are:

Grave marker of Isaac Burlison

Burlison, Isaac. Born 10 Sep 1816 & died 5 Mar 1885. Note: Hannah Burlison, born 1 Nov 1819 & died 19 Jul 1899, wife of Isaac per 1880 U.S. Census, Sharptop Militia District,  Pickens Co., Ga. [National Archives microfilm T9, reel 161] is buried next to Isaac.

Grave marker of W. L. Chastain

Chastain, W. L. Born 28 Jan 1832 & died 5 May 1912

Grave marker of A. S. Cowart

Cowart, A. S. Born 18 Dec 1825 & died 20 Jan 1891

Grave marker of John Holbert

Holbert, John. Born 3 Jan 1828 & died 20 Dec 1894

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  1. Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith

    Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill 😉
    Author of “Back to the Homeplace”
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      Thank you for you nice comments, “I adore that blog layout . How was it made. Its rather cool.”
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  3. Michael Burlison

    Nice ! Isaac Burlison was my Grandfather’s Great-Grandfather ! I’ve been to the cemetery a couple of times, what a beautiful area. !

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