GETHSEMANE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

Parcel #12-09-27-0000-0100-0010.   This cemetery may also have been known as Dowling River Cemetery.  This cemetery is located in a field belonging to the Barnes Farm.  It is probably best reached by taking SR 207 east, just past the Putnam-St. Johns County line, and turn left onto the old Palatka-Hastings Road at Bulls-Hit Ranch.  Proceed west to County Line Road on your right.  Turn right and follow the road to a 90o right angle turn.  At this turn, you will see two dirt, field lanes, one bearing left, and the other centrally located between the left lane and the pavement of the County Line Road.  Take this center lane and carefully follow it through the field about ľ of a mile to a pretty, little hammock with trees and grass on your right.  This is the cemetery. 

This is a very old Black cemetery with many more unmarked gravesites than marked ones as evidenced by all the depressions and mounds there.  What appears to be an attractive lawn lying alongside the area with markers, in reality contains dozens and dozens of unmarked graves.  These souls are known but to God.  There is also a strong possibility that many more graves lie in the wooded areas surrounding the clearing, than the three that we found. 

Someone has done a masterful job of putting up information on ‘FindAGrave.com’.  Thanks to him/her, I have been able to add more information.  Some of the information may/may not pertain to the unmarked graves.

Researchers interested in this cemetery will be interested also in Hastings-Masonic Cemetery, which is located just east of the Putnam/St. Johns County line  on SR 207.  For Felder relatives, check out the Black section of the Federal Point Cemetery.

*Unfortunately, on or about September 3, 2015, Ms. Shaquierra Pickney of Daytona Beach Florida, was found murdered in this cemetery, by the caretaker/Pastor, Christopher Coleman, of Coleman Mortuary.  Ms Pickney is not buried here, but will forever be associated with this cemetery.  My husband and I are praying that her murderer finds justice, and that her family finds peace.  The star refers to her listing at the bottom of the page.  Respectfully submitted.  Thank you!

HASTINGS QUAD.  N 29o 43’ 48.9” W 81o 31’ 98.0”.   (Neglected).

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LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

COMMENTS(sic)

VOCATION/TRADE

MARKER

????LMAN

UNKNOWN

 

 

PLASTIC PLAQUE BREAKING UP.  THIS GRAVE IS ABOUT 100 YDS WEST OF THE MAIN CEMETERY AND ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD IN DENSE UNDERBRUSH

 

MARKER

ALLEN

IRENE ANNIE

1897

10/1993

 

 

MARKER

ANDERSON

MARIE "PINKEY"

7/3/1915

11/19/2002

PDN OBITUARY

 

MARKER

ATTERBERRY

MICHAEL KEITH

8/19/1957

10/21/2009

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY

 

MARKER

BAKER

ARDEN "SUGAR MAN"

7/14/1959

9/5/2003

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.  COLEMAN TMP FH MKR

 

MARKER

BOYNTON

BRAWLEY

1892

6/8/1952

 

 

MARKER

BRANT

WILLIAM

5/11/1881

5/24/1960

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

 

MARKER

BRITTON

LUEVORNNIA

 

 

GONE BACK TO GOD

 

MARKER

BRITTON

MRS. M A

1906

1959

 

 

MARKER

BRITTON JR

REV MOSES. B.

5/30/1898

3/15/1972

PASTOR GETHSEMANE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH*

 

MARKER

BRYANT

IDA F

1898

1988

TMP FH MKR

 

MARKER

CHESTNUT

RANDALL J “BRUTE”

3/13/1957

12/22/2001

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEART!  ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY

 

MARKER

COLEMAN

DEACON JOHN

 

4/1956

 

 

MARKER

COLEMAN

MRS ELIZA

 

9/14/1952

 

 

MARKER

CUE

REV LARRY

 

1/11/1996

 

 

MARKER

DAVIS

CHARLES

1887

1928

 

 

MARKER

DAVIS

INEZ

10/4/1910

12/3/1993

 

 

MARKER

DAVIS

JOSEPH

12/8/1925

10/5/1997

US ARMY WW II

 

MARKER

DAVIS

JOSEPH JEROME

8/22/1956

12/15/2006

 

 

MARKER

DAVIS

ORA S

1887

1923

THIS GRAVE IS JUST WEST OF THE CLEARING IN DENSE UNDERBRUSH AND ENCROACHED UPON BY A TREE.

 

MARKER

DIXON

GEORGE E

8/7/1928

4/5/1996

US ARMY

 

MARKER

DURANT

HATTIE

3/31/1885

10/31/1956

 

 

MARKER

ELLIS

CAROLINE HUDSON

1930

8/17/1996

 

 

MARKER

EVANS

JAMES F “BONE”

7/29/1929

2/22/2002

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.  AGE 72.

 

MARKER

EVANS

TESSIE C

1917

1975

 

 

MARKER

FELDER

EARL

2/1/1925

9/17/2009

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.  AGE 84.

 

MARKER

FELDER

VICTOR LANDER “VIC”

9/14/1949

1/18/2012

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.  AGE 52.

 

MARKER

FELDER JR

GEORGE EDDIE LEE “GATOR”

12/21/1922

7/28/2008

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.  AGE 85.

 

MARKER

FELDER SR

ERIC BRENT

5/8/1965

6/23/2011

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.  AGE 46.

 

MARKER

FLOYD

OLLIE BELL

8/24/1931

2/26/1992

WE LOVE YOU

 

MARKER

FOXX

FLORITA

 

 

TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

GOODEN

RACHEL M.

10/17/1942

9/25/1988

COMPOSITE PLAQUE BREAKING UP.  THIS GRAVE IS ABOUT 100 YDS WEST OF THE MAIN CEMETERY AND ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD IN DENSE UNDERBRUSH

 

MARKER

GREEN

ELOISE

12/17/1951

1/16/1999

PDN OBITUARY.  COLEMAN TMP FH MKR

 

MARKER

HALL

CATHERINE JEAN

5/25/1961

12/12/2009

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.  AGE 48.

 

MARKER

HARRIS

ROBERTA

1913

9/1993

 

 

MARKER

HARRISON

LEFTUS

4/11/1917

12/8/1997

COLEMAN TMP FH MKR

 

MARKER

HENTION

WILLIE “ETHEL” PASSMORE

1885

1977

 

 

MARKER

HIRES

MILDRED HENTION

1931

1991

 

 

MARKER

HUDSON

JANYLA

2004

2/12/2004

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.

 

MARKER

JACKSON

MARIE  (MARY?)

1865

2/16/1968

TMP FH MKR.  PERMANENT MARKER IS THERE BUT CANNOT BE READ

 

MARKER

MARKER

JOHNSON

NATHANIEL

2/1/1910

1/11/1973

DATES VERIFIED VIA STATE DEATH INDEX

 

MARKER

JONES

EVANGELINE “VAN” CUE

5/26/1926

1/6/2011

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.  AGE 84.

 

MARKER

JONES

NATHANIEL "NAT"

12/27/1931

8/25/2015

THIS GENTLEMAN'S GRAVE WAS BEING PREPARED WHEN SHAQUERRIA PICKNEY'S BODY WAS DISCOVERED.

 

MARKER

KELLY

WILLIE JAMES “JUNE”

9/23/1943

5/18/1994

PDN OBITUARY LISTS HIM BEING BURIED IN “DOWLING RIVER CEMETERY IN HASTINGS”.

 

MARKER

KELLY

WORTHY “SISTER”

1915

1995

BELOVED MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER

 

MARKER

KILLION

BENJAMIN

6/8/1919

4/16/2001

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.

 

MARKER

KING JR

MOSE J

 

3/31/2006

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.  AGE 65.

 

MARKER

MARSHALL

NORMAN

1921

1995

TMP FH MKR ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO READ

 

MARKER

MAYS

DEACON DODGE AVERY

 1/18/1966

8/17/2011

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.  AGE 45.

 

MARKER

MERKERSON

RAPHAEL

10/26/1916

7/6/1994

COMPOSITE FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

MIDDLEBROOK

BENNETT

1/1/1901

5/18/1983

PVT US ARMY WW I.  SURNAME SPELLED CORRECTLY VIA STATE DEATH INDEX

 

MARKER

MIDDLEBROOKS

DELLA B

2/5/1905

4/20/1979

IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED MOTHER.  SURNAME SPELLED CORRECTLY VIA STATE DEATH INDEX

 

MARKER

QUE

REV. LARRY

1894

1994

TMP FH MKR ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO READ

 

MARKER

ROWE

V A

 

 

TMP FH PLAQUE BREAKING UP.  INFO FROM SURVEY DONE 1999

 

MARKER

RUSSELL SR

LONNIE E

1933

5/5/2014

 

 

MARKER

SESSION

MAGGIE E

4/9/1884

4/22/1966

 

 

MARKER

SMITH

THOMAS

1896

1927

 

 

MARKER

THOMAS-ODOM

MRS FRANCES MILDRED MCCORN

10/29/1928

1/14/2013

 

 

MARKER

TOLBERT

JOSEPH

5/15/1935

4/20/2012

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.

 

MARKER

TOLBERT

MICHAELS C

1/4/1954

8/2/1981

SP4 US ARMY

 

MARKER

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

COMPOSITE PLAQUE NO INFO

 

PICTURE

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

COMPOSITE PLAQUE NO INFO

 

PICTURE

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

COMPOSITE PLAQUE NO INFO

 

PICTURE

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

SLAB IN FRONT OF OLLIE BELL FLOYED

 

PICTURE

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

SLAB NEXT TO REV. BRITTON

 

PICTURE

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

SLAB NEXT TO WILLIE PASSMORE HENTION

 

PICTURE

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

UNMARKED

 

PICTURE

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

SLAB IS BURIED AT BASE OF TREE

 

PICTURE

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

UNMARKED

 

PICTURE

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

UNMARKED

 

PICTURE

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

UNMARKED

 

PICTURE

UNKNOWN

VAULT

 

 

UNMARKED

 

PICTURE

VARNES

R S CORINE D

2/5/1897

8/1983

HOMEMADE MARKER THAT LETTERS ARE FALLING OFF OF.  INFO FROM A SURVEY DONE IN 1999

 

MARKER

WARE

ALEXANDER

19??

1977

CHASE TMP FH MKR

 

MARKER

WARE

EMMER HOLLOWAY

2/17/1895

11/12/1985

 

 

MARKER

WARE

JAMES

19??

1977

CHASE TMP FH MKR

 

MARKER

WARE

JOE N

 

1982

COMPOSITE PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

WARE

JULIUS

9/2/1923?

1994

COMPOSITE PLAQUE BREAKING UP

 

MARKER

WARE JR

SILAS

8/11/1935

10/1/2003

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.  COLEMAN TMP FH PLAQUE

 

MARKER

WATKINS

BEN

5/6/1975

5/25/2003

PDN OBITUARY.  NO MARKER

 

 

WILLIAMS

AGNES

11/24/1904

5/1983(2)

WE LOVE YOU

 

MARKER

WILLIAMS

GENEVA I CHESTNUT

12/7/1936

5/20/2002

OUR MOTHER MY SISTER “A VIRTUOUS WOMAN  ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.

 

MARKER

WILLIAMS

JAMES F “BONE”

7/29/1929

2/22/2002

MAY THE WORK I’VE DONE SPEAK FOR ME!

 

MARKER

YOUNG JR

DERRICK LAMONNT

 

12/21/2010

ST. AUG. RECORD OBITUARY.

 

MARKER

*ON THE MONUMENT MEMORIALIZING REVERAND BRITTON IS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

St. James Baptist Church

Rebuilt May 1930

Clerk:  William Benford

Trustees:

H. C. Young, W. Green, J. Jenkins, M. Richardson, M. Goldin, R. Fennell, G. Wilson, T. Gillard, T. Griffin, L. L. Zine

Rev. M. B. Britton Jr.

MARKER

 

*PICNKNEY

SHAQUERRIA AND UNBORN CHILD

7/7/1993

9/3/2015

 

REGISTURED NURSE

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Last updated 6/19/2017

 

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