Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pleasant Grove Church

Another one of our pretty rural churches, Pleasant Grove General Baptist, lies in the Western part of the county on S. R. 723.  The Livingston County line is not far from the church.

The first Pleasant Grove Church was a log building built in 1892.  Not much history is known about this first building, as the church records were burned when fire destroyed the home of the church clerk.

The second church was a frame building built in 1892.  In 1916 the third building was begun and was completed in 1918.  It served the community until 1956, when the fourth building was begun and completed in 1957.  In 1968, an addition was built, including a classroom, a dining room, and restroom facilities. Pleasant Grove is still an active church today. Brother Herbert Alexander is the Pastor.

To the right of the church is the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. 

This is one of the interesting stones found here.  A nice informative stone of John W. Corn and his two wives. 

His first wife, Martha Wright Corn, who died June 4, 1894.  There is an infant, Beulah Wright, buried close by that was born May 11, 1894 and died July 14, 1894.  The Crittenden County Vital Statistics Death Records stated they both died of fever.  Which was probably what was known as Child bed fever, an infection following the birth of a child.  How terrible to lose your young wife and infant child.

John married second to Sarah Ellen Capes, Nov. 20, 1895 in Crittenden County.  Sarah lived several years after John died.
Pictures made in October 2010.

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