Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 28

Tombstone Tuesday: Gail O. Lance

Bethel Baptish Church

“She was an angel unto us & now in heaven” is the inscription on the grave marker of Gail O. Lance. She was buried in Bethel (former Shoal Creek) Baptist Church Cemetery in Dawson County, Georgia. Bethel Baptist Church is located on Georgia Highway 136 near the intersection of Ga. 136 and and Shoal Creek …

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Jun 27

Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia

The Confederate flag of Pickens County's Company E "€œTate's Guards,"€ 23rd Georgia Confederate Infantry, is now in the Chicago Historical Society

Press Release courtesy of Robert Scott Davis, Jr. PICKENS COUNTY IN THE CIVIL WAR FEATURED IN NEW BOOK One of Georgia’s most popular legends has been the story of how a group of citizens in Jasper raised a United States flag in front of the courthouse in 1860 in protest to Georgia seceding from the …

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Jun 27

Military Monday: David Caylor


David Caylor and family were enumerated in the Grassy Knob District of Pickens County, Georgia. He at age 35, born in North Carolina, was head of house. Other household members included Permelia, age 31, born in North Carolina and six children all born in Georgia: Martha, age 13; George, age 12; Lucinda, age 8; Minerva, …

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Jun 21

Tombstone Tuesday: Private William W. Dilbeck


Private William W. Dilbeck served in Co. C of the 11th Georgia Infantry, C.S.A. According the the National Park Service website, “Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System,” Dilbeck served the 11th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards. The solitary grave of Dilbeck  is located on Cantrell Rd., a dirt road near the Dawson-Pickens County line. To …

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Jun 14

Indexes to Forsyth Co. Obits and More


Let me introduce you to Ted O Brooke’s website. For many years Ted has been an asset to Georgia’s genealogical community, publishing several books, including the popular book, In the Name of God Amen: Georgia Wills, 1733–1860 (Atlanta: Pilgrim Press, 1976) as well as numerous county cemetery inventories. During the years Ted has accumulated a …

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Jun 12

Obituary of John Bennett Medlin, 1933

Obituary of John Bennett Medlin, Confederate soldier, as reported in the Pickens County Progress, 2 March 1933. Mr. J. Bennett Medlin, for many years one of the most prominent citizens of Pickens county, died on February 21st at the home of his son, Dr. W. B. Medlin, in Miami, Fla., where he had resided for the …

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Jun 07

Military Monday

William C. Redden

Cornith Baptist Church Cemetery in Pickens County, Georgia, contains the Confederate tombstone of William C. Redden served with Co. D, 34th Georgia Infantry, C.S.A. © Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.