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Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery
DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida

Contributed by Manning Family

The Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church and cemetery are located at 5745 County Highway 183, DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida. They sit on of a 40 acre plot on which is located two churches and two cemeteries, divided only by a chain-link fence. The Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church was established in the very early 1820's and the stately building included a section of the church house were the slave owners encouraged their salves to participate in the life of the church. At the close of the Civil War, it was thought best by all that there be two churches established. Land, labor and building materials were donated for a church building. Several current members remember the original building which was actually located within the bounds of the Pleasant Grove Cemetery today.



In 1901, under the leadership of the Board of Deacons, Alexander Gipson, Columbus Gipson and Spencer Everett the church established a cemetery to serve the African-American community. Presently a cemetery committee, made up of member of the entire community, meets monthly to care for the cemetery and to ensure that the community provides an adequate place for loved one to be laid to rest.

In 1994, the cemetery was platted by Winifred M. "Winnie" & William A. "Bill" Steadley-Campbell. Durl E. Odom prepared this data for publication on this web page. The listing is copyrighted material and may be used only for personal family research. All other inquiries should be addressed to Durl E. Odom, rbayrneck@dfsi.net.

Directions to the church/cemetery are: (1) From either east or west on US Highway 90, take County Road 183 S approximately 5 miles from their intersection at Argyle, Florida. (From the South, travel State Road 20 to the intersection of State Road 81 in Bruce, Florida. Travel approximately 15 miles north, to the intersection of State Road 81 and County Road 183 N. Travel County Road 183 N. approximately 5 miles to the church/cemetery. The church/cemetery is located in the corner of C183 and C280.

 

NAME OF INDIVIDUAL

PLAT #

BIRTH DATE

DEATH DATE

REMARKS ON GRAVE MARKER, w/Notes in ()

Andres, (Andrews) Katie

1

10/28/1924

 

Andrews, William Young

2

9/25/1881

12/16/1968

 

Andrews, Johnnie C.

3

11/7/1887

8/20/1925

 

Underwood, Hattie C. Andrews

4

10/23/1918

12/28/1946

 

Andrews, Louise Grate

5

7/24/1924

3/14/1974

 

Andrews, John Wesley

6

7/3/1916

7/7/1957

FL. PFC, WWII QMC

Stocker, John

7

1958

1963

 

Andrews, Johnnie B

8

05/23/1943

02/09/1999

Sister, Daughter

Manning, Basie S

9

04/25/1918

05/26/1996

 

Manning, Marco E. Sr.

10

1927

1987

PFC US Army

Manning, Emma

11

12/25/1882

5/17/1966

 

Manning, Richard

12

6/10/1882

12/20/1947

 

Hall, Mae Carolyn

13

 

 

 

Manning Carabelle

14

 

 

 

Concrete Marker - No Identity

15

 

 

 

Darby, Sam

13

5/1880

6/1930

 

Gipson

14

 

 

(Concrete Slab - No Other Identification)

Gipson

15

 

 

(Concrete Slab - No Other Identification)

Gipson

16

 

 

(Concrete Slab - No Other Identification)

Gipson

17

 

 

(Concrete Slab - No Other Identification)

Gipson

18

 

 

(Concrete Slab - No Other Identification)

Gipson

19

 

 

(Concrete Slab - No Other Identification)

Gipson

20

 

 

(Concrete Slab - No Other Identification)

Gipson, Hiram T.

21

4/3/1910

10/6/1981

 

Collins, Gipson

22

10/30/1909

9/1944

 

Concrete Marker - No Identification

23

 

 

 

Wooden Stob - No Identification

24

 

 

(Head & Foot)

Wooden Stob - No Identification

25

 

 

(Head & Foot)

Wooden Stob - No Identification

26

 

 

 

Wooden Stob - No Identification

27

 

 

 

Concrete Marker

28

 

 

(Names begins with letter B)

Concrete Stob - No Identification

29

 

 

 

Jones, Arthur

30

8/1919

11/23/1983

 

McKnight, Carl D.

31

12/29/1944

1/17/1988

 


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