Where the Bates family gathers online to share information about our ancestry. Starting with our earliest proven ancestors, Charlton Bates and Nancy Kelly (O'Kelly) Bates, this blog and its accompanying book includes personal stories and photos shared by Bates descendants.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
New Home Baptist Church on Highway 92 Woodstock, Georgia in the 1950s
New Home Baptist Church is located at Wiley Bridge Road and Highway 92. This picture was taken in the fifties before the church was turned around and remodeled. This is where the Bates Family went to church and are buried in the New Home Church Cemetery. The 1954 Ford believed to be the Pastor, Rev. Carter Ellis's, and the 1956 Chevy belonged to a Deacon, Glenn Butterworth. They got drinking water from the spring on the property and the outside facilities were in the back down in the woods. It was heated with a pot bellied wood heater. The cemetery was located across the dirt road that ran in front of the church back then. It was turned around facing Highway 92 in the sixties and the church was remodeled with indoor facilities, Sunday school rooms, air conditioning and gas heat.