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Walters Cemetery Now Online

I've been working with Google's Picasa for some time, but haven't used the web features all that much. With the ease of my first complete cemetery upload, I think that is all about to change. Walters Cemetery is located in the Five Points District of Macon County, Georgia. It is a small family cemetery that is in not-so-great shape. I inventoried every marker I was able to find, and all the photos as well as my commentary are now available online. You may view the photos individually, or as a slideshow. Surnames include Leary, Sherrard, Wadsworth, Walters, and Westbrook. Walters Cemetery Stop by, check it out, and let me know how you like the format. Comments are enabled for each individual photo (and here, too, of course).

I Will Not Forget -- Memorial Day 2010

On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! ~ Thomas William Parsons Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ~ Daniel Webster With the tears a Land hath shed, Their graves should ever be green. ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich They fell, but o'er their glorious grave Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save. ~ Francis Marion Crawford Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes - Remember there is an army of defense and advance that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth. ~ W.J. Cameron

Austin Marble Works

From Morrison & Fourmy's General Directory , 1881-2 for Austin, TX

Helen (Tombstone Tuesday)

Helen Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. W. McKenzie Born July 8, 1893 Died Apr 13, 1896 Felton Cemetery; Montezuma, Georgia All photos © 2010 S. Lincecum

Sunday Soldier: William A. Robinson

W. A. Robinson Born Nov 26, 1842 Died July 24, 1875 Requiescat In Pace (Felton Cemetery; Montezuma, GA) William A. Robinson, of Macon County, Georgia, was just 18 years of age when he enlisted as a private in Company I, 4th GA Infantry Regiment on 19 April 1861. He was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia in May 1863 and was eventually discharged for wounds. His gravesite at Felton Cemetery in Montezuma, GA is adorned with a zinc marker from the Monumental Bronze Co. of Bridgeport, CT as well as an iron Southern Cross of Honor . Back of Marker William Robinson's zinc marker, government issued military stone, & iron Southern Cross of Honor.

Interesting Placement, or Over Analyzing?

Take a look at these two photos. Both are images of a DEVAUGHN plot at Felton Cemetery in Montezuma, Georgia. The first is a view of what I would consider the front, and the second from the back. The first wife, S. V. DeVaughn (1849-1882) is memorialized by the beautiful figure to the far right in the top photo. The husband James Elijah DeVaughn (1840-1908) is the obelisk in the center. The second wife, Mrs. Mary Porter DeVaughn (1842-1913) is the granite marker to the left. It seems odd that the gravestone for the first wife is facing one direction, while the stones for the husband and second wife are facing the opposite. Of course, the second wife would have probably had input in the placement of the later. Should that give me a chuckle, or am I over analyzing?

From the Curls in Her Hair to the Rose in Her Fingertips

I'm always amazed at what a carver can do with rock. Such a hard substance can be made to look delicate and dainty. The stone memorializing S. V. DeVaughn at Felton Cemetery in Montezuma, Georgia is a fine example. She was the wife of James Elijah DeVaughn, born 11 July 1849 and died 13 November 1882. Included on her stone were the beautiful words Here Sweet Be Thy Rest, 'Till He Bid Thee Arise. From the curls in her hair to the rose in her fingertips... All photos &copy 2010 S. Lincecum.

The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)