The location of this burying ground is not presently known, but could be in either Muscogee or Harris County if it is the site referred to in the following excerpt from a deed dated 13 AUG 1838, conveying land from William W. POOL to the Chattahoochee Rail Road & Banking Company, described in part as "...also that settlement of land lying situate [and] being in the Counties of Harris & Muscogee known and distinguished in the plan of the Nineteenth district by being lots numbers Two hundred (200) containing 202 1/2 acres, the west half of lot number one hundred and ninety nine (199) containing 101 1/4 acres, the south half of lot number one hundred and ninty four (194) containing 101 1/4 acres, also seventy acres of the south half of No. one hundred and ninety three (193) commencing on the west line at the west of sixty five acres, & running due east to the [probably Heiferhorn] creek, there up said creek within thirty yards of the old Mill house at the extreme north bend of the Creek, then due east course to the line dividing one hundred ninty three and one hundred ninty four including a Mill Shoal yard, and EXCEPTING ONE QUARTER OF AN ACRE, INCLUDING A BURYING GROUND...."
The point where land lots #200, #199, #194, and #193 meet is on the Muscogee- Harris county line, slightly north of the intersection of Fortson Road, Almond Road, and the Central of Georgia railroad tracks, which is the center of the community of Fortson. A mill, known as the Fortson's Grist Mill, just north of and across the Harris county line from the Fortson home, is mentioned in Louise Calhoun Barfield's history of Harris County, Georgia (1961), p. 569.
William POOL witnessed an 1834 deed in which Jethro OATS bought two and one-half acres in Land Lot #153 for the use of Independence Methodist Church, near Fortson, Ga. (near what became McKenzie Boy Scout Camp) - see Barfield, p. 568.
Possibly the same as the McCRARY Family Burying Ground.
- Added: 29 Jul 2012
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2459575
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