MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CEMETERY
DeKalb County, Georgia

Transcribed by Dave & Mary West, March 1999


This is a cemetery that covers about an acre of land yet has few marked graves. It appears to have quite a few unmarked however. There are several stones piled under a number of trees in the cemetery that may have been formerly used to mark graves but were moved.

It is on Porter Road which is off of Kensington Rd near the DeKalb Animal Shelter. Itis an African American cemetery and according to a long-time resident is the cemetery for that neighborhood.

The graves face south unless otherwise noted. Some of the headstones appear to be “handwritten” as if written by hand in wet cement. Many have the names “Cox”, “Cox Bros.”, “Haumabrooks”, or “Tyler” at the top which are the names of local black funeral homes. “Unmarked” means there is a headstone with no inscription.


ROW A:

Unmarked            (handwritten)            (facing north)
                    Elizzie GUY              “Cox”
                    Died May                 Mrs.
                    30 1904                  Ella
                                             H. NELSON
                                             7-12-1973

“Haumabrooks”       Emzeal HOUSWORTH
Mr.                 Aug 5, 1892
I. D.               Apr 7, 1976
MIDDLEBROOK
9-29-1974

Jeanette HOUSWORTH  Maggie BAILEY            “Cox”
Jan 18, 1897        Nov 1, 1899              Mrs.
Feb 18, 1984        Oct 7, 1973              Elizabeth
                                             MOSLEY
                                             7-2-1972
“Tyler”             (handwritten)
Mrs.                Mamie
Mamie               HOUSEWORTH
HOUSEWORTH
4-9    1-18
1897   1970

“Tyler”             headstone missing        “Cox”
Mrs. Carrie                                  Mr.
Mae                                          Willie V.
HAMILTON                                     “German”
1-10   9-25                                  MOSLEY
1921   1960                                  1959

“Cox Bros”          unreadable
Mrs. Alice
E. HAMMOND
Dec 1954

ROW B:

unmarked            unmarked                 unmarked

possible grave      “Cooper”                 “Cox”
                    Mr. Adam                 (rest of stone is broken)
                    LINDSEY
                    Feb 22   July 5
                    1880     1951

(headstone is flat, lying
on ground; area is bordered
by bricks)
“Cox Bros”
Mr Joe
THORNTON
Sept 22, 1953

ROW C:

unreadable          possible grave           field stone

field stone         possible grave           field stone

possible grave      (handwritten)            (lying flat)
                    John FLINT Jr            “Cox”
                    B. May 2, 1920           Miss
                    D. Nov 16, 1933          Anne Kate
                                             MARSHALL
                                             Aug 14, 1962



(new marker next to
previous stone)     Mr. Preston Will         “Our Beloved Mom”
Annie K.            MARSHALL                 Lillian Marshal
MARSHALL            Deceased                 DAVIS
July 4, 1915        Aug 5, 1950              Apr 27, 1913
Aug 14, 1962                                 Nov 4, 1990

Mr. Harry DAVIS
Feb 8, 1952
Jan 31, 1986

ROW D:

field stone         large rough marker       large rough marker
                                             (inscribed but can’t read)
5 possible graves

ROW E: 

unmarked            (handwritten)            large unmarked ledger
                    Mr. Frank AYCOCK
                    Born Mar 16, 1883
                    Died March 23, 1929

unmarked            unmarked                 field stone

Mr.                 “Tyler”                  unmarked
Robert              Mrs.
PORTER              Mary
6-21-1896           Alice PORTER
10-25-1973          1908    1963

unmarked            3 possible graves

ROW F:

(handwritten on     Mercer M.                Mr. Eli
rough marker)       McGUIRE                  PORTER
                    Georgia                  Feb 11
                    PFC Co D                 1958
                    304 Service BN OMC
                    World War I
                    September 26, 1895
                    November 19, 1956

3 - 5 possible graves

double flat marker
     PORTER
Henry           Maggie M
Mar 20, 1906    Apr 12, 1908
Apr 13, 1987
     Wed: Dec 25, 1925

ROW G:

large rough unmarked stone                   large unmarked ledger style

(broken in half)    field stone              field stone
Mrs. Frankie
McGUIRE
July 25, 1957

field stone         field stone              (handwritten)
                                             Mr. W M Coff-
                                             ie  Born  Ma-
                                             rch 28, 1884
                                             died Sep 2
                                             1941
(broken)            (facing south)
Mr.                 Mr. Raymond GLENN
Charlie             Died April 11, 1944
WHITE
1-27-1970

ROW H:

Fornandor
BARROS
Born 1863
D.  1897

ROW I:

Mott JOHNSON        large field stone        Georgia RR
Born July 29, 1875                           Maintenance
Died Apr 1, 1916                             Limit
Progressive Chamber                          (Note: this marker is
           2055                              circular and doesn’t seem
Atlanta Ga                                   like it belongs on a grave but
                                             it is right there at the head
                                             of an obvious grave)
“Cox Bros”
Mrs.                “Cox Bros”
Peardy              Little
AIKENS              Janett B.
Oct 12, 1959        AIKEN
                    Dec 17, 1955

ROW J:

(broken marker-     (broken double stone)
F H footstone)      Bill             Ma___ (corner broken off)
                    WILLIAMS         WILLIAMS
                    Died             Sept 9, 1913
                    Jan 13, 1916     She is not dead
                    He was faithful  but sleepeth
                    to every duty

Buster              broken marker            “Stooks”
BRANTLEY                                     Mrs. Nora
Georgia                                      DAVIS
Pvt 10 SCV BN                                7-2-1911  8-19-1981
Engr Corp
World War I
(rest underground-
can’t be read)

Deacon              George Dewry THOMAS      “Cox”
Willie DAVIS Sr.    Aug 8, 1895              Mrs Mry
Aug 29, 1916        Nov 24, 1981             E. DAVIS
Sept 16, 1972       (old stone in front:)    July 27, 1952
                    “Stooks”
                    Mr. George
                    D. THOMAS
                    8-22-1895
                    11-24-1981

unmarked            unmarked            possible grave


BACK

April 10, 1999
Copyright © 1999. All rights reserved.
African American Cemeteries Online