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Judge Atton Pemberton

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Judge Atton Pemberton

  • Birth 1746 England
  • Death 17 Apr 1811 Burke County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: See note in Biography.
  • Memorial ID 53810567

This flat stone marker, evidently part of a private plantation cemetery, was uncovered by a road plow of the Burke County Highway Department, July 1955 in the process of widening the road. Site on Waynesboro-Shell Bluff Road about two miles off State Route 56. The slab was broken by the plow on the line : "This monument is erected, etc."

The memorial for Atton Pemberton was placed by James M. (madison) Reynolds, his step-son and youngest son of Eugenia Elizabeth Heyser Reynolds (Pemberton). She married Atton after the death of Joseph Reynolds in 1809. A similar memorial for her may have been lost during the road widening.


Inscription

Sacred / to the memory of / Atton Pemberton / who was born in England, emigrated to this country / in his youth and sustained throughout life the merited / reputation of a just man characterized in all his / relations to his feollowmen by his stern unwavering / honesty. He impersonated the principle that / "An honest man's the noblest work of God." / Died 17th April 1811. / Aged 65 / This monument is erected to his memory by / Ja's M. Reynolds as a memorial of his friendship / and the virtues of the dead.


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  • Created by: Diana B
  • Added: 17 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53810567
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Atton Pemberton (1746–17 Apr 1811), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53810567, ; Maintained by Diana B (contributor 47030327) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a See note in Biography..