Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

Lower Black Creek Baptist Church Antebellum Landmark 1859 Pioneer Cemetery Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

This is among the largest cemeteries in the area and in it lie many pioneers of Bryan County and early Georgia. I didn’t have time to photograph much, as rain was intermittent, but I intend to return sometime in the future.

Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Headstones Bryan County Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013________________________________________________________

This beautiful sculpture was my favorite.

It adorns the gravesite of Minnie Lee Cox (4 October 1895 – 13 August 1917)

Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Headstone Sculpture Weeping Maiden Mourning Minnie Lee Cox Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013___________________________________________________

Hands pointing to Heaven are always popular in cemeteries with a lot of Victorian headstones, as symbolism around death was highly stylized during the period. Here are a couple of nice examples I found:

Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Headstone Hand Pointing To Heaven Laura Brannen Bryan County Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Laura Brannen (27 – February 1874 – 17 June 1883)

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Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Headstone Hand Pointing To Heaven Georgia Blitch Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Georgia Blitch, Wife of John G. Blitch

(11 February 1830 -  28 July 1867)

Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Headstone Hand Pointing To Heaven Georgia Blitch Bryan County Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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3 responses to “Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

  1. Ed Nolan

    My GGG Grandmother and Grandfather are buried here. According to my Grandmother their house was the old one on the left, on the curve towards Hendrix Park up the road from the church/cemetery. Assuming that’s still there…..haven’t been around there in some years.
    Story was that when Sherman’s men came thru, Grandmother Lavinia Geiger welcomed them into her home (after stashing Grandfather and the children out in the woods somewhere ;-)
    Giving the soldiers food, etc…..they went on their way without burning their houses, etc.

  2. LAWRENCE M LCDR JOLLUCK

    Thank you for this post. Georgia Blitch, wife of John was an ancestor of mine. Later, married into the Tippins family in Tattnall County, later EvansCounty.

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  3. ben

    There are 2 brothers buried in the County Line cemetery in Stewart County, Ga., one toombstone has a hand pointed towards heaven, the hand on the other is pointing the other way!

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