Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 26

Tombstone Tuesday: Some Early Burials at Price Creek Cemetery

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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 25

Military Monday: War of 1812 Widow’s Pension & Beyond

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Rebecca A. Tatum, widow of Edward Tatum, applied for a War of 1812 pension under the Act of 9 March 1878. Edward served as a private in Capt Cannon’s Company in the South Carolina Militia. Copies were made of all of the documents in Rebecca’s pension application file #36382 (certificate #27906), at the National Archives, …

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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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Jul 12

Guyequoni-Time of the Ripe Corn Moon

Friends of New Echota  (FONE) Announces Guyequoni-Time of the Ripe Corn Moon DATE:                   July 30, 2011 TIME:                   10:00 am to 4:00 pm LOCATION:       New Echota State Historic Site; 1211 Chatsworth Hwy 225; Calhoun, GA 30701. One mile east of I-75, exit 317 on GA Hwy. 225 COST:                    $ 6.00 adults / $5.50 seniors age 62 …

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