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Southern Graves · 1M ago

Our Soldier Boy, David G. Slappey (Tombstone Tuesday)

The remains of David G. Slappey rest at the Marshallville City Cemetery in Macon County, Georgia.  D. G. died at Portsmouth, Virginia in 1862 or 1863, in the service to his country.Our Soldier BoyDavid G. SlappeyDied in Portsmouth, VaApril 30, 1862In...
Southern Graves · 1M ago

Y is for the Youngest Mayor of Rome, GA: Benjamin Yancey (A to Z)

Benjamin Cudworth Yancey was born 16 January 1877/8 in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia.  He wa...
Southern Graves · 1M ago

W is for Warren Grice, Jr. Oh, Those Toes! (A to Z, It's Sort of Personal)

Warren, Jr. was the son of Warren Grice and Clara E. Rumph.  Remains of the little one rest at Marshallville Cemetery in Macon County, Georgia.Macon Telegraph (Georgia)Sunday, 22 July 1906 -...
Southern Graves · 2M ago

V is for Veiled in Mystery: James Mooney Killed in the Line of Duty (A-Z)

Someone got away with murder.Rome Tri-Weekly Courier (Georgia)21 April 1874 -- pg. 3THE BL...
Southern Graves · 2M ago

Under the Urn Rest the Shorters (A to Z Challenge, Tombstone Tuesday)

The remains of Alfred and Martha B. Shorter rest at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia under a remarkably clean tombstone topped with a draped urn.  Martha was born 25 January 1799, and died 22 March 1877.  When her funeral services ...
Southern Graves · 2M ago

T is for Thomas James Berry, a Soldier & a Man (A to Z Challenge)

Standing proud and tall, with a laurel wreath – a symbol of victory over death – draped ov...
Southern Graves · 2M ago

S is for the State Seal of Georgia on Tom Owen's Tombstone (A to Z)

An arch which bears the word Constitution is over three pillars, representing the three branches of government, on the State Seal of Georgia.  Banners around each pillar contain the words Wi...
Southern Graves · 2M ago

R is for Resting in Hope of a Glorious Resurrection (A to Z Challenge)

Husband and wife (and father and mother) Shadrach Ware and Clarissa Shine rest together at Marshallville City Cemetery in Macon County, Georgia.Father and Mother Shadrach WareFeb 17, 1808Sept 1, 1873 ClarissaWife of S. WareFeb 18, 1820Aug 3, 1880Re...
Southern Graves · 2M ago

Q is for the Quigg Family & a Son's Supreme Sacrifice (A to Z Challenge)

What else could I do for the letter Q, but introduce you to the Quigg family.  Three membe...
Southern Graves · 2M ago

P is for the Prominent Minister of Newnan Who Passed Away: J. H. Hall

Rev. James Hamilton Hall, a Doctor of Divinity, was born 16 April 1836 in Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia to Alexander and Elizabeth "Betsy" Brown Hall.  James's grandfather was the Irish born Hugh Hall.Alexander was in a position of "financia...