Date: MAY 20, 1999
Contact: Danielle L. Bachant
912-651-2125, Fax: 912-651-2831

Georgia Historical Society Announcement:

Historical Marker Dedication Planned
Savannah, GA--

The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce that on Sunday, September 19, 1999, a historical marker for the "Cloud's  Creek Baptist Church" will be dedicated in Oglethorpe County. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the church on Cloud's Creek Road. A  reception will immediately follow the dedication. The public is invited to attend.

The "Cloud's Creek Baptist Church" historical marker is part of the   Georgia Historical Society's new Georgia Historical Marker Program. The marker has been sponsored locally by Cloud's Creek Baptist Church, the Descendants of Robinson and Elizabeth Hartsfield Hendon, and Historic Oglethorpe, Inc. For more information please call the Georgia Historical
Society at (912) 651-2125.

A note from Alice Hughes:

Dear All,
Pasted above is a press release concerning the historical marker  dedication at Cloud's Creek Baptist in Oglethorpe County, GA on September 19, 1999. Please use the release in your church bulletins, genealogical newsletters, and local newspapers where applicable.

If any of you are interested in attending, please contact me for details concerning an official invitation to the ceremony and for the Cloud's Creek Cousins Weekend which is held yearly at the time of the church's anniversary (211th in 1999). The marker dedication is part of this year's celebration.

If any of you are a direct descendant of one of the early families within Cloud's Creek Church, please update us on where your family went after leaving Cloud's Creek.

If you have photographs of events that connect back to Cloud's Creek Church, please send copies (which cannot be returned). I hope to put together a photograph album to be viewed during the weekend's activities and to be left at the church for its archives. For example, I will donate photo color copies of 12th Street Baptist Church in Gadsden, AL. The grandson and great-granddaughter of Robinson Hendon were founding members of that church.

I will also, for example, include a photo of the grave marker of Rev. William Hendon who is buried in Franklin County, TN. Other photos of tombstones or other monuments will be appreciated.

Having been born a Baptist, I cannot refrain from saying: Donations will be appreciated to help pay for our share of the marker and to defray expenses. Thank you. Please mail donations to:

Janice Gillespie, Treasurer
1206 Littlebrook Lane
Birmingham, AL 35235

Thank you,
Alice Hughes
Descendant of Robinson and Elizabeth Hartsfield Hendon

*Carol's note: Alice informed me recently that she has had a good response from the Descendants of Benjamin Standifer.

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