09 June 2014

Henry Burns, Rebuilt and Upright


Here rests all that is mortal of
HENRY M. BURNS
Born Dec 22nd, 1844 in Chamber Co. Ala,
he died Nov 1st, 1873 in Atlanta, Ga.,
a brave soldier of the Confederate Army, a faithful member of the Baptist Church, a
consistent Mason, a patriotic Citizen & a true friend.

As the editor of the "Greensboro Herald" from 1868 to 1872 he advocated with great ability,
the doctrines of Jeffersonian Democracy and firmly opposed all departures there from.

In early youth, poor and unknown, by virtuous industry, in a few years he acquired a
competency and won an emiable name.

His noble example lives -- a stimulus to the _____ ambition of young manhood.

When I visited Greensboro City Cemetery (Greene County, Georgia) almost a year ago, this stone appeared to have recently been put (back) together and reset.  Indeed, a photo from about 2011 posted to FindAGrave shows this stone lying on the ground.  As can be easier seen from the back, the contraption you see in the photo is holding the stone together in place and upright.


2 comments:

M Taggart said...

I love all of the pictures that you post. What a service you are doing for people all over.

Stephanie Lincecum said...

Thanks so much, Michelle!

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