Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1888, Rebecca


Pleasant Hill Baptist Church was organized in 1876 by a missionary preacher, James R. Fields, who had several other nearby churches in his charge. At the time of its founding, Rebecca was known as Grover; the present church building dates to circa 1888. One of the more interesting rules of church decorum (essentially a set of governing by-laws): “If any member of the Church shall give a party of dance…they shall consider themselves cited to conference.”

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery


Allen Smith (26 March 1822 – 21 May 1898)


Mary Smith (4 J uly 1827 – 6 May 1913)


Martha Ann J. Rountree (7 November 1833 – 25 October 1913)


Private J. Robert McElmurray, Company B, 8th Battallion, Georgia State Guards, CSA (1843 – 1931)


Filed under --TURNER COUNTY GA--, Rebecca GA

5 responses to “Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1888, Rebecca

  1. Jason

    My family is buried here. The Stanford family, Davis and Whitley

  2. Thanks for the photos, Brian – a number of my Simmons ancestors are buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Rebecca.
    Tom Simmons, Castle Rock, CO

  3. Always a PRECIOUS memory in My soul….MAMA,Daddy,Granddaddy.many more…Preacher Handley….the BEST to GOD be the GLORY

  4. bobbie sue culpepper tompkins

    this was amazing to find my grandfather Joe King is buried in this cemetery I love to check out all the old head stones

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