Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

The Oak Grove Baptist Church was the first church in the community of East Flat Rock. It was organized in August 1875.
The oldest graves are those of the Fortune family. The graves of this family were moved to the church cemetery during the construction of the U.S. 25 Connector.
Therefore, the oldest grave is that of Milly M. Fortune (1796-1836). Other graves include Matilda Fortune, and Walter A. (W.A.) Fortune. He was originally from McDowell County, and died in Henderson County. He was a Confederate who deserted and then served with the Union’s N.C. 2nd Mounted Infantry, Co. H.
The cemetery contains the grave sites of two other Confederate veterans.
William P. Bennison died after 1910. He enlisted in the 60th N.C. Infantry Regiment, Co. D, Henderson Rangers, on 7-10-1862. He was captured 11-25-1863 at the Battle of Chattanooga and a prisoner at Rock Island, Ill. His date of release was not on his military records. He died after 1910. His grave site at the cemetery is unmarked, but records and descendants indicate that his grave is located at the cemetery.
Jacob Rollo Kuykendall Jr. died in 1906. He enlisted in the 65th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Cavalry), Co. D, on 11-10-1863. He deserted 2-1-1864 at High Point, N.C. There are no further military records.
Persons with grave sites in the cemetery and who lived in this section of the community include those with the surnames of Anders, Bennison, Brookshire, Burrell, Cannon, Capps, Case, Collins, Cox, Dryman, Fortune, Hall, Hill, Jones, Kuykendall, Lively, Lockaby, McKinney, Owensby, Reed, Roper, Shipman, Stepp, Surrett, Tabor, Ward and more.