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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2 responses to “Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

  1. 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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  2. 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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