Michael Adam Gaar - Van's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery - Elberton, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 10.102 W 082° 47.241
17S E 335258 N 3782267
Quick Description: Michael Adam Gaar, born in Hebron Valley, Madison County, Virginia. He served in the Culpaper VA Militia. The cemetery is located at the old Van's Creek Baptist Church at 1733 Ruckersville Cir, Elberton, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2012 4:26:06 PM
Waymark Code: WME9F6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
A Georgia Historic marker located at the church provides the following historical information.

Van´s Creek Baptist Church, established early in 1785 by Rev. Dozier Thornton, Revolutionary soldier and Virginian, was named for an Indian convert. David Vann, famed Chief of the Cherokees. Though the 6th Baptist church in Georgia, it is the oldest in continuous service. Rev. Thornton was its pastor for 43 years. Original members were Rev. Dozier Thornton, his wife, Lucy Elizabeth Thornton, Elizabeth Thornton, William Arnold, first Deacon and Clerk, Susan Arnold, Nathan Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan, Thomas Gilbert, John White, Milly White.

GHM 052-6 Georgia Historical Commission 1955

More information: Michael Adam Gaar

1733 Ruckersville Cir NE
Location type: Section of a Cemetery/Mass Grave

Date of Birth: 1740

Date of Death: 1/2/1797

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
Michael Adam Gaar Lieut. Culpaper VA Militia Rev War 1740 Jan 2 1797


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