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This cemetery is one of what I call the "lost" cemeteries because eventually it will cease to exist. We probably would not have found it except for the help of my mother-in-law, June Elliott Crosby and Pauline Fowler Jett. Both of these ladies were very knowledgeable and generous in sharing the family history and many photographs that would otherwise be lost. In conversations with Pauline Jett, she told me that this used to be a well kept property and very pretty cemetery. She said it had some beautiful monuments and an iron fence that was about 4 feet high with a gate into the cemetery. We found no evidence of any remaining fence so we assume that it was taken away from the cemetery. There are still some old fashioned fence posts and wire fencing in places around the cemetery area. There is a path worn through by people using it as a shortcut to Marietta boulevard and there appears to be graves marked by head and foot rocks in this path.
When we found this cemetery and enumerated it ten years ago there were very few stones still standing. We found broken and buried stones and many rocks that were used to mark graves back then. The rows of graves, once we were able to clear the area were still evident along with a separate fenced off burying area within the cemetery. There are many more burials in this cemetery than we have been able to find. If anyone has more information, we would be glad to have it and add it to the burials here or you can add them yourself if you wish.
Clearing this cemetery enough to be able to see it at all took a lot of hard work and help from the homeless folks that have made an encampment where the old homes used to be. The old homestead and surrounding houses are gone and the streets are not really there anymore. There has been encroachment already and it is not the best area so we no longer go there. It is overgrown again and there was no interest from descendants in sharing the cost of preservation. We took care of this one and the Edmund Elliott Cemetery for a couple of years but could no longer afford to do it by ourselves. I hope that Find A Grave will serve to preserve the family and memory of all those buried here.
We took pictures of the stones and graves we could see and researched other burials using estate papers, obituaries, Garretts Necrology and interviews with family members.