First Baptist Church of Verrettville Cemetery
3737 Bayou Rd, St Bernard, LA
Date of Burials: ~1871 – Current
Open to Public
Link: Find A Grave
First Baptist Church of Verrettville was founded by Rev Samual Smith. Rev Smith was born into slavery at the Proctor Plantation (now the area of Shell Beach). He escaped when New Orleans was captured and joined the cavalry for the Union. After the Civil War, he founded the church. His direct descendant, Reverend Raymond A. Smith leads the church today.