Monthly Archive: July 2013

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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Jul 10

Redding House, Dade County, Georgia

Redding House, Dade County, Georgia

Recently I had the pleasure of accompanying two fine Cherokee researchers, Anita and Cleata, on a field trip in the area of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Northeastern Georgia. The day was rather dismal with lots of rain, but our spirits were not dampened. Cleata was our tour guide and took us to a variety of places that Anita …

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Jul 02

Some Early Burials At Talona (Gilmer Co., Ga.)

Tombstone of Mary and Robert Ray

Talona Baptist Church is located near the Gilmer and Pickens County boundary in Whitestone, Georgia (off of Ga. State Route 515)  The Ray family donated the land for the church which was established about 1865. Some of the earlest burials with headstones still standing in 2002 were: Goble, Cornelius, b. 1768, d. 1858 Goble, Sarah …

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