Category Archive: Cemeteries

Oct 15

Tombstone Tuesday: Marker of Charles Dillard Mullinax & Martha Taylor


The cemetery plot in which Charles Dillard Mullinax and his wife Martha Taylor are buried contains an interesting and informative cement slab—the names with relationships of many of the Mullinax kin: Charles Dillard Mullinax Father’s side Father: Marion Mullinax Grandparents: D.W. Mullinax and Minerva Caylor Great Grandparents: Frank Mullinax & Cynthia Childers Great Great Grandparents: …

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Jul 18

Leave a Note in the Grave Yard

Grave Marker of Thomas Nicholson

This marker for the burial of Thomas Nicholson (about 1800–Dec. 24, 1890) is located in the Talona Baptist Church Cemetery in Whitestone, Georgia, on the Gilmer and Pickens County Line. Eyes are immediately drawn to the wooden stack with the lamented note left by “…Patsy Payne Hall, the great great granddaughter of Thomas and Susanna (Susan) …

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Mar 20

Tombstone Tuesday: Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery


Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery at the intersection of Ga.State Highway 108 and Bethany Road near the Cherokee County line in southeastern Pickens County.   © Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved.  

Mar 06

Tombstone Tuesday: Ball Creek Baptist Church, Part II


This series of images of grave markers for veterans buried in the Ball Creek Baptist Church is continued from Tombstone Tuesday on the 28th of February. © Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved.

Feb 28

Tombstone Tuesday: Ball Creek Baptist Church, Part I


Ball Creek Baptist Church, established in 1857, is located on Ga. Rt. 136 just woest of Keetor Road. A marble marker at the steps leading up to the cemetery reads: “Ball Creek Church, Organized Aug. 5, 1857 Names of Presbytery: R. Jorden, James Underwood, John Holden Names of Charter Members: A.K. Trible, John Langley, William Dover, Ealija …

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Feb 21

Tombstone Tuesday: Arbor Hill Baptist Church

Tombstone of Clay Cagle

Arbor Hill Baptist Church is located on Fortner Road near Harrington (west of Four Mile Baptist Church) in Pickens County, Georgia. Images here indicate some of the U.S. Veterans that are buried there.     © Photographs are the property of Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.  

Aug 17

Faulkner Family Cemetery, Pickens County

Faulkner Family Cemetery

In late October of 2008, Tony Poss (a long time Pickens County resident) contacted me about a family cemetery not far from Four Mile Baptist Church, in the southeastern part of the county. He took me to visit the long abandoned cemetery that was still marked by a wrought iron fence. The fence enclosed a …

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Aug 15

Military Monday: Sloan H. Abbott, Confederate Veteran


The family of Salome Abbot was enumerated in the Dug Road District (Jasper Post Office), Pickens County, Georgia on 6 June 1860.[1] The household consisted of Salome Abbott, age 27, born in S.C. farmer, real estate valued at $200, and personal estate valued at $150; Anna Abbot, age 30, born in S.C.; and Georgia Abbot, age …

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Jul 26

Tombstone Tuesday: Some Early Burials at Price Creek Cemetery


Price Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery are located in northern Pickens County, Georgia, near the Gilmer County Line. One unusual burial site is that of “Two Little Indian Boys.” The marble stone appears to be rather modern and the identity of the boys is a mystery.  

Jul 13

Scudders Bones or Not?

Jacob Scudder was a early white trader in the Cherokee Nation (now Forsyth County) and ultimately the first State Senator of Cherokee County. The family cemetery now being restored by the Forsyth County Historical Society had been damaged by vandals. Very recently bones were discovered at the site. Are they really the bones of Jacob …

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