Cemetery Photographs - Summerville Cemetery, Richmond County, Georgia, USA

Cemetery Photographs

- Summerville Cemetery, Richmond County, Georgia, USA


  In this cemetery are buried the following eminent Georgians:
     John Milledge (1757 - 1818), Revolutionary officer, Congressman, Governor (1802 - 1806), Senator.  He gave the land on which the University of Georgia is built.
     George Walker Crawford (1798 - 1872), lawyer, legislator, Congressman, Governor (17843 - 1847), Secretary of War under President Zachary Taylor, President of the State Secession Convention (1861).
     Charles Jones Jenkins (1805 - 1883), lawyer, jurist, legislator, State Senator, Governor (1865 - 1868).  Removed from office by Gen. Meade, he hid the State Seal, records and funds until Governor James Milton Smith was inaugurated in 1872.
     Alfred Cumming (1802 - 1873), Superintendent of Indian Affairs on upper Missouri, appointed by President Buchanan first Governor of Territory of Utah (1857 - 1861) during the "Mormon War."  He retired from office when Georgia seceded from the Union.
     Joseph Rucker Lamar (1857 - 1916), lawyer, legislator, jurist, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1911 - 1916).  He compiled "The Code of the State of Georgia."
     Thomas Cumming (1765 - 1834), the first "Intendant" (Mayor) of Augusta (1798).  He gave the land for this cemetery.

First General View

Second General View

Third General View

Fourth General View

Fifth General View

Sixth General View

Seventh General View

Eighth General View

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Twelfth General View

Thirteenth General View

Grave 1 - [To the memory of] Joseph Henry Adams, Born Nov. 12, 1843, he fell in battle on Sadia Rosa Island, Oct. 9, 1861

Grave 2 - [illegible]

Grave 3 - [illegible]

Grave 4 - ? Fanny Moore ? 1815 ? of her age ? they were ? in early life ? in the sight of the Lord the death of his saints.

Grave 5 - Sacred to the memory of Samuel Clarke ? respectable ? who departed this life ? the last day of June 1815 Aged 18 years.  The deceased possessed a frank and generous disposition high integrity and the ? of gaining the unfeigned regard and ? of all ranks of men who knew him ? providence of God he was unexpectedly cut down and left the community in which ? endeared to mourn his loss and the ? his bosom with a large family of ? to feel their desolation

Grave 6 - [illegible]

Grave 7 - Augusta Eleanor Smith, daughter of Charles Shaler Smith and Mary Godon Gairdner Smith, Born St. Charles, Mo., April 5, 1873, Died Augusta, Ga., October 25, 1950

Grave 8 - [illegible]

Grave 9 - Moses Wadley, Brentwood, N.H., April 25, 1822, Sand Hills, Ga., Jan. 5, 1897, ? that all things work together ? them that love ? Wadley

Grave 10 - In memory of Thomas Flournoy, Born Jan ?, 1775, Died July 21, 1857, a native of Virginia but for the greater part of a century a citizen of Georgia.  A Brigadier General in the army of the United States, during the war of 1812, and for many years one of the most distinguished members of the Georgia Bar: he leaves behind him the yet higher title of an upright, honorable man.  "The memory of the just is blessed."

Grave 11 - ? who mourns for a beloved husband and children who ? for a tender father erect this memorial of him whom they hope to meet in heaven

Grave 12, two names on one marker, common inscription:  James Barrett
Grave 12a - James Barrett ?
Grave 12b - Sophie S? Barrett ?

Grave 13 - Helen W. Connelly, wife of John W. Dickey, Born July 30, 1860, Died June 12, 1897, God is not unrighteous to forget your work

Grave 14 - In memory of Mrs. M.M. Brantly, relict of the late Rev. Dr. W.T. Brantly, Died Jan'y 19th, 1874, in the seventy third year of her age.  Blessed are the pure in death.

Grave 15 - [illegible]

Grave 16, family plot marker - Bransford

Grave 17, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Pleasant Alexander Stovall was born in Augusta, Ga., son of Martha Wilson and Bolling Anthony Stovall.  He prepared for college at the Richmond Academy.  Entering the University of Georgia, he graduated with the degree of B.S. in 1875, later receiving the degree of L.L.D.  Entering the newspaper field, he founded the first afternoon newspaper in Savannah, Ga., called the Press.  Remaining sole editor, owner and publisher of this daily for forty-five years.  He was appointed minister to Switzerland in 1913 by President Woodrow Wilson.  While there the Belgium government bestowed upon him a gold medal for meritorious services rendered during the world war.  He rendered to friends and country many noble services as an author, diplomat and stateman.  A vestryman of Christ Church, brave and beloved - a man who walked with God in life and in his hour of need he was not forsaken.
Grave 17a - Pleasant Alexander Stovall, Born Augusta, Ga., July 10, 1857, Died Savannah, Ga., May 14, 1935
Grave 17b - Mary Ganahl Stovall, wife of Pleasant Stovall, October 27, 1861 - January 1, 1951

Grave 18 - John Pendleton King, Born July 9, 1839, Richmond Academy, 1902-5, Sewanee, 1905-9, Oriel Coll. Oxford, 1909-13, Plattsburg Training Camp, May 12, 1917, sailed for France, Sept. 26, 1917, took part in advances on Chatteau Thierry & St. Miniel, cited for bravery and awarded the Croix de Cuerre, resigned from army, April 1?, and ended a short but notable career on May 28, 191?, sic transit gloria mundi

Grave 19, two names on one marker, common inscription illegible
Grave 19a - Fanny M. Clarke, wife of C.P. Daniel, Born Nov'r 19th, 1826, Died Sept'r 29th, 185?
Grave 19b - In the same grave rests her infant babe, James Kelso.

Grave 20 - John Clarke, son of Samuel and A.E. Clarke, Born July 10th, 1825, Died Sept'r 30th, 185?

Grave 21 - Sarah Seaborn, wife of Charles J. Jennins, daughter of Seaborn Jones, Born Aug. 14th, 1806, Died Aug. 29th, 184?

Grave 22, two names on one marker
Grave 22a - William Davies Eve, N. 1907, O. 1995
Grave 22b - His beloved wife, Anna Wright Goodwin, N. 1912, O. 1954

Grave 23 - Arthur Wilkinson, 1862 - 1919

Grave 24 - Wm. P. Crawford, 1832 - 1891

Grave 25 - Mel. R. Colouitt, Carter's mother, a prisoner of grief set free

Grave 26 - Her life was filled with noble deeds.  She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a true friend.  Her faith, fervent prayers and cheerful disposition were an inspiration and comfort to her family and friends.  Mother

Grave 27 - [illegible]

Grave 28 - Jos? Cumming ? February 2, 1836, Died May 15, 1922, in war a brave Confederate officer, in peace a patriotic and public ? citizen; in character ? in conduct considerate and courteous; a loyal and helpful friend; an eminent lawyer; a cultured and learned scholar; a distinguished literateur; a generous benefactor ? the poor; always ready to defend the oppressed and help the helpless.

Grave 29 - [illegible]

Notes:  Details beyond simple text not as appears on original; comments appear in brackets: [ ]; "?" substituted for unknown letter(s)/word(s)/line(s); not all graves transcribed or photographed; grave numbers for the convenience of the transcriber and photographer only; photographs taken 23 November 2001; transcription compiled from photographs.