Brown Family of Bibb County, Georgia Cemetery

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Date: May 1859 [unknown]
Location: 6970 Cochran Field Rd, Bibb County, Georgia, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Brown_Cherry_Head Bibb_County_Georgia_Georgia Cemeteries Avondale Baptist Church Cemetery
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Location and History

A nineteenth century cast iron fence surrounds the 30-square-feet Brown Family Cemetery situated on the current property of the Avondale Baptist Church in Bibb County, Georgia which is recorded as land lot 209, District 4, and built in 1942.[1] The cemetery is on the left side of the driveway, and approximately 78 feet in front of the gate to the Avondale Baptist Church Cemetery.

John T. Brown and his wife, Cynthia E. Brown, owned lot number 209 originally in Houston County, now in District four (4) of Bibb County, as well as the adjoining lot 208. Capt. John T. Brown died in 1868, and was buried in the family grave yard.[2][3] Cynthia E. Brown set her hand and seal to her Last Will and Testament on the 23rd day of October 1883 bequeathing unto her daughter Ollalee S., wife of John L. Cherry, the portion of land known as the grave yard thirty feet square, in addition to that which had been heretofore deeded to her consisting of 98 acres more or less and better known as the Pardue Place. She bequeathed to her other children, Henry C. Brown, Seymour M. Brown, and Veline B. Brown 60 acres each being part of the said lot No. 209.[4]

A deed conveying a right of way confirms the location of the Brown Family Cemetery. On the 13th of September 1787, Ollalee S. Cherry, of Bibb County, Georgia, conveyed unto the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad Company of Georgia a tract or strip of land 100 feet wide the same being 50 feet on each side of the center line of said railroad said land to be used as a right of way containing three and one fifth acres, and bounding on the lands of Seymour M. Brown and Mrs. Margaret Flynn.[5] The 1869 Bibb County District Map shows Rutland, and South Western RR running through lots number 208 and 209. The railroad tracks run on the back property line of the current day Avondale Baptist Church.


  • Kenneth Allen (born 19 Dec 1855 - died 4 May 1859) son of J. T. and C. E. Brown [3]
  • John T. Brown (born 8 Aug 1816 - died 10 Nov 1868)[3]
  • Cynthia E. Brown (born 19 Apr 1820 - died 19 Feb 1885)[3]
  • Julian E. Brown (born 3 July 1843 - died 12 Mar 1905) wife of V.B. Brown[3]
  • V. B. Brown (born 25 Mar 1838 - 1 Jan 1907)[3]
  • Henry Thomas Cherry (born 31 Mar 1883 - died 12 Nov 1969)[3]
  • Nettie Emily Heard (born 5 Oct 1890 - died 23 Mar 1954) wife of Henry T. Cherry[3]
  • Roger Johnston Cherry (born 13 Oct 1908 - died 13 Oct 1922) son of Mr & Mrs Henry T. Cherry[3]
  • John Walter Cherry (born 22 Apr 1907 - died 5 Jul 1921) son of Mr & Mrs Henry T. Cherry[3]
  • Ollalee S. Cherry (born 9 Aug 1858 - died 1 Nov 1902) wife of J. F. Cherry[3]
  • George Brown Cherry (born Born 27 Aug 1889 - died 28 Jun 1891)[6]


  1. Bibb County, Georgia Tax Assessor, Property Search. Parcel Number P130-0071 Avondale Baptist Church. Accessed 14 July 2021.
  2. The Weekly Sun. (Columbus, Ga.) 1857-1873, November 17, 1868, Image 2. column 1, citing John T. Brown. Digital images: Georgia Historic Newspapers.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 USGenWeb, Bibb County, Georgia. Lewis, Valerie. Bibb County GA Cemetery Avondale Baptist Church. Digital images: USGenWeb. USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. Accessed 14 July 2021.
  4. Bibb County Probate Volume C, Page 266-67, citng Cynthia E. Brown. Digital images: [database with images] Film 005768090. image 583 of 749. Accessed 14 July 2021.
  5. Bibb County, Georgia Deeds, Book PP, Page 590, citing O. S. Cherry to Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad Company. Digital images: [database with images]. Film 008563412. image 338 of 411. Accessed 14 July 2021.
  6. Find a Grave, database and images, [[ memorial page for George Brown Cherry (27 Aug 1889–28 Jun 1891), Find a Grave Memorial ID 92571526, Maintained by M.T. researcher (contributor 47527061). Accessed 15 July 2021.

See Also:

  • Find a Grave, database and images Brown Cemetery Find A Grave ID 2454837. Accessed 15 July 2021.

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