Bro. Brock was born in Alabama about A. D. 1825, and moved with his parents to Pike County, Miss, in A. D. 1828, in which county he lived until his death. Bro. Brock was married to Miss Barthana Ginn in 1845. He united with the Silver Creek Church in August 1869. He withdrew his membership in 1873 to go into the constitution of Bogue Chitto Church, of which he remained an honored member until his death, Feb. 22, A.D. 1881. Bro. Brock was a man of sorrow and acquainted with grief, having had two sons killed; and but a little while before he was called the Lord very suddenly called his companion, which added greatly to the old man's sorrow. But the Lord did not leave him long in loneliness. Although his trials were so great and his sorrow so deep, his faith was firm and unwavering. It may truly be said of him, that he has come through great tribulation and has washed his robe and made it white in the blood of the lamb. Bro. Brock has gone where no sorrow can come; his troubles are all over; his soul at rest with that Saviour he loved.
Dearest brother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet the,
Where no farewell tear is shed.
Valentine Brock was born about 1825 in Alabama. He was the first born son and the second child of James L. Brock and Elizabeth Purvis. He died on 22 Feb 1881 at the age of 60 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. Valentine was buried on 24 Feb 1881 in the Brock Cemetery, Walthall County, Mississippi.
Valentine Brock and Bethany Thaney Ginn were married about 1845 in Pike County, Mississippi. Bethany Thaney Ginn, daughter of Jeptha Ginn and Penina Magee, was born in 1820 in Pike County, Mississippi. She died on 10 Oct 1880 at the age of 60 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. Bethany was buried in the Brock Cemetery, Walthall County, Mississippi.
Valentine Brock and Bethany Thaney Ginn had 10 children; 6 sons and 4 daughters.
In a quote from Bro. Valentine Brock obituary we see that Bro. Brock only serve the Lord a very short time.
“Bro. Brock was a man of sorrow and acquainted with grief, having had two sons killed; and but a little while before he was called the Lord very suddenly called his companion”
His companion, his wife, died 10 Oct 1880. He was called to serve a short time before her death. Bro. Valentine Brock died 24 Feb 1881. That’s 4 months and 12 days after the death of his wife.
"But the Lord did not leave him long in loneliness".
 OBITUARY OF BRO. VALENTINE BROCK. Taken from Magee Creek Baptist Association Meetings held Nov. 12, 13, 14, 1881 [SOURCE: Ancestry.com Board, Louisiana.Parishes - Washington - http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.washington/241/mb.ashx [posted by CHenderson0925 on 2 Nov 1999].