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21 January 2013

A Revolutionary Soldier, and an Indulgent Master (Military Monday)

I really like these gravestones placed for George Walker, Jr. at Walker Cemetery in Bleckley County, Georgia. There's the early American military service, the mention of slavery (but not the horrors of it), and an informative epitaph.

AS
a tribute of affection
and a testimony of grief
this stone is erected to
the memory of
GEORGE WALKER
by his children.

He was born in Burke County, Georgia
14th Nov 1763
Died in Houston County, Geo
4th Sept 1830
a member of the Baptist Church.

An affectionate husband, a kind father
An indulgent master, a sincere friend
A useful member of the community
He was universally respected.

Here may the treasured dust repose
Till God shall bid the dead arise
And then with kindred Spirits round
Obtain a mansion in the skies.

George Walker, Jr.
GA Troops
Rev War
September 4, 1830

Photo © 2013 S. Lincecum

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