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[GA] CME Church~ Baker County

Evangelist Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks
August 28, 2003, 4:37 pm

Abstracted By: Evangelist Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks

Beard Cemetery is the resting place for The Foster Family
of Baker County, Georgia and other related kin. It is near
Christ Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in a rural
area, sixteen miles west of Newton, Georgia. The land in a
heavily wooded area, was given to the black residents by a
white planter.

Christ C.M.E. Church, before the War Between The
States, was a place of worship for both whites and blacks
who held membership in a hand-hewn log structure with board
window shutters, a short distance from where the present
church was known as Christ Methodist Church. Here, the
white planters and their families along with their black
slaves met to worship God.

At the close of the war, the blacks were freed. They
established their own church some five miles to the east of
old Christ Methodist Church and thus came the name Christ
C.M.E. Church. The membership built a brush arbor, which
served as a place of worship until a permanent building
could be erected. This first structure, built after the
Civil War, was destroyed by fire along with the earlier
records. The church was rebuilt, remaining in that location
until the early 1940's.

The present church is a continuation of old Christ
C.M.E. Church. In the 1940's, the membership purchased two
acres of land and rebuilt the church on a highway about 0ne-
tenth of a mile west of the original Christ Colored
Methodist Episcopal Church.

Last Name First Name Middle Name Birth Death Comment
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Foster John
Foster Susan (Sue) Bryant 1855 1941
Foster Jessy Crosley 1900 Dec. 25, 1918
Foster Robert (aka Bob) Bridges January 30, 1897 March 30, 1957
Foster William (aka Cooter) David September 15, 1917 July 20, 1961 drowned in Lake Okeechobee, Florida

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