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*Denotes cemetery is listed in: The Cemeteries of Upson County, Georgia; Third edition (1992), compiled by the Members of the Upson Historical Society Book available through Thomaston-Upson Co Archives .$20 + $6.50 s+h .

*Adams
4/10 miles from Flint River on Adams Ferry Road

*Adams- Dawson


From Thomaston courthouse square south on Highway 19, 1 6/10 miles past Tobler Creek on right side of road about 500 yards. A turning lane was left to allow visitors to the cemetery by the Georgia State Highway Department. This was done by a request to Cooter Waller by John R. & Carl B. Adams.
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*Andrews Chapel
From Thomaston courthouse out Yatesville Rd 3.5 miles. Right on Andrew Chapel Rd 3.75 miles. Cemetery on right.

*Antioch Baptist  Greene Family Plot  
From Yatesville North on Barnesville Road 4.4 mile. Cemetery on left.
Old Antioch Cemetery On-Line

*Antioch Methodist

From Thomaston courthouse square out Highway 19 North 3.5 miles on the right of the road. Family plot

*Arnold Methodist

  Yatesville on Logtown Rd 1.4. Left on Pleasant Grove Rd. 1.7 miles. Cemetery on the left. (Church no longer there) Cemetery On-Line

*Barron-Perdue   From Thomaston Courthouse out Waymanville Rd 10.1 miles. 1st house on left after passing Birdsong Rd., pass behind house to old railroad roadbed. Go NE up roadbed to cemetery

*Bell   From Courthouse 2.4 miles to Gordon School Turn right 1.4 miles to Cox house. 1st curve after passing where old Talbottom Rd runs into Gordon School Rd. Follow old road bed to right of Cox house .1 mile on left.

*Bennett


From Thomaston courthouse square out the Waymonville Road 6.4 miles, turn right on Birdsong Road 1.3 miles just pass the Thompson Road on the right side of the road about 30 yards on a knoll. Four rock tombs,no markers, several graves without tombs. Continue on Birdsong Road 1.2 miles on the left side of the road is one adult and one child grave with rocks for makers, no names.

*Bethany   out Barnesville Highway go 6.2 miles. Turn left on Delray Rd. Cemtery on right of Delray.   On-line

*Bethesda   From Courthouse take Barnesville Rd. 2 miles on left is driveway to cemetery

*Bethlehem   Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church. From Thomaston traveling east take Trime Mill Rd 7.3 miles. Cemetery on right.

*Black


From Thomaston courthouse square go out Barnesville Highway, GA 36, go 7.3 miles to Mud Bridge Road, turn left and after crossing the railroad keep the road to the left for .9 mile to where Johnston Road intersects. The cemetery is about 400 yards on the right of the road at this point.

Bluff Springs African-American

*Blount   from Yatesville to Barnesville Rd. 4 miles from Yatesville at haygood cattle farm take 1st dirt rd to left. Follow pasture road to cemetery. 2 miles from highway.

*Brandon


From Thomaston go out the Barnesville Highway 10.3 miles. Turn right on Fambro Road, go .2 miles. Turn right, go .1 mile on Rest Haven Road to Bailey Mill Road .5 miles. Keep straight on Dawson Road .3 miles; on the left of Dawson Road about 100 yards is the cemetery.

Britt Family
Britt Family burials - misc cemeteries.

*Brooks


From Thomaston courthouse square out the Waymanville Road 2.5 miles on the left of the road about 100 yards is the Brooks family cemetery.   On-Line

*Brown
From Thomaston courthouse square out the Woodland Road 6 miles to Rowland Road, turn left and go 1.8 miles to the cemetery, on the right side of the road.   On-Line

Bryon Family
Central Georgia Genealogical Society Quartery. Vol 11 #1 1989

*Bunckley


From The Rock, GA, out Piedmont Road .8 miles on the left side of the road. Bunkley Cemetery on- line

*Butts-Snipes


From Thomaston courthouse square go out Triune Mill Road 7.3 miles to Andrews Chapel Road, turn left, go .5 miles to cemetery on right of road on Emory's Chapel Road.

Cedar Grove Church Cemetery
On Hwy 36, west from Thomaston, on the north side of the road

*Collier- Smith-Dickens


From Thomaston courthouse square go west on Highway GA 74 5.8 miles, then turn left on Spruell Bluff Road, go 3.3 miles. Cemetery is on right behind the barn.   On-Line

*Cox


The cemetery in on the McFarlin home place. From Thomaston courthouse square go out Highway 19 south .4 miles to Gordon School Road, turn right to where the Old Talbotton Road runs into the Gordon School Road. As you pass this intersection just a few hundred feet, there is an old roadbed on the left of the road. Follow this roadbed past the old home place on the left, on top of the hill on the left is the cemetery. No marked graves.

*Crystal Hill 706-647-9681
321 Hannahs Mill Rd
Thomaston, GA 30286-2808

*Dawson - Adams


From Thomaston courthouse square south on Highway 19, 1 6/10 miles past Tobler Creek on right side of road about 500 yards. A turning lane was left to allow visitors to the cemetery by the Georgia State Highway Department. This was done by a request to Cooter Waller by John R. & Carl B. Adams.

*Dawson #2
Located across the road from King's Chapel located near the cross roads of Waynmanville Road and Log Town Road veru near Tobler Creek. The old town of Waynmanville was here.

*Denham


Take Highway 64 from Thomaston to Columbus. The cemetery is 6.6 miles from Thomaston on the right side of the road.

Dourrough
From Thomaston courthouse go out Waymanville Road, cross Logtown Road, continue on Hollis Road to Pleasant Grove Road. Turn left 1.5 miles to Sandy Harvey Road. Turn right 1 mile. Cemetery on right 1/8 mile from road.

*East Thomaston


From Thomaston courthouse square go out Barnesville Road to last street going down the hill in front of Thomaston Mill and turn right one block to cemetery.

*Ebenezer


From Highway 80 from Flint River to Macon, turn left on Chatfield Road. 3.0 meter on right of road or from Pleasant Valley Road turn left on Chatfield Road .1 mile on left of Chatfield Road.   On-Line

*Elkins Creek


From Thomaston courthouse square go west on Highway 74 to chruch on right of the highway near Elkins Creek.

*Emory's Chapel


From Thomaston courthouse square out Triune Mill Road 2.3 miles on left of road

*Ethridge


From Yatesville out Logtown Road 1.1 miles on the right side of the road there is a family cemetery.

*Fallin Family Cemeteries


From Thomaston courthouse square go north on Highway 19, 4.4 miles. Turn left on Atwater Road, go 2 miles to sharp curve. Take Day Road, go .3 miles to William Mitchell Day home place on right of the road. Go 287 yards east, back of the home place to the cemetery. There are several graves but no markers. There are bricked up
From Waymanville Road at Wheeless crossroad to the right west on Logtown Road .6 miles about 500 yards up hill on right side of road, with five adult rock tombs and a rock wall with two graves. No markers. This place was known as the Perks Place.

Family Cemetery At Pickard (Holmes, Smith, Dickerson)
Location: Not given. No markers in this cemetery.

*Flint River Primitive Baptist


Location: From Thomaston courthouse go out Woodland Road 6 miles, turn right, go .2 miles to church and cemetery on the left of the road.

*Freeman


From Thomaston courthouse square out the Yatesville Road 6.7 miles to Boyt Road. Turn left on the Boyt Road .4 miles to The Liberty Chapel Road, turn left on Liberty Chapel Road, .4 miles on the right is the cemetery. This cemetery have a rock wall around it.
Small family cemetery. 5 Garland(2 are CSA veterans); 2 Freeman, 2 Bevel)

*Friendship Primitive Baptist


From Thomaston courthouse squqre go out Woodbury Highway 7.1 miles, the cemetery is on the left side of road.

*Gilbert-Burkett


From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Atlanta Highway 3.2 miles, turn left on Jeff Davis Road, go 3.8 miles. The cemetery is on the right side of the road.   On-Line*Glenwood   Greene Family Plot
City of Thomaston GA   Confederate Soldiers

*Goens


From Thomaston courthouse square, south on Highway 19, go 2.4 miles. Turn right on Gordon School Road 2.8 miles to Goshen Road; turn right on Goshen Road .1 of a mile. Tuurn left on an old road through pine trees; about .2 miles on the right of this road is the cemetery. From all indications this was a good size cemetery with rock walls ans rock tomb. There are only 2 markers.

*Good Hope

    31 graves listed p. 117
Location: From Thomaston Courthouse square south on Highway 19, go 4 and 2/10 miles, turn right on John B. Gordon Road, 2 and 9/10 miles on right of road.

*Grantland


From Thomaston courthouse square go out Crest Woodbury Road, 6.1 miles; turn left on Old Alabama Road. Go 2.3 miles to Rowland Road, turn left, go .6 miles to Earls Road, right 1 mile to cemetery on right of road.

*Greene


From Thomaston courthouse square go out Barnesville Highway 4.8 miles on right of road.

*Griggers


From Thomaston courthouse square go south on Highway 19 for 5.4 miles; turn right on Martin Church Road. Go 3.8 miles, turn right on an old road bed and go .8 miles to the cemetery on the left side of the road. There is a rock wall in the cemetery. On-Line

* Hale


From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Waymanville Road 4.5 miles on the curve of the hill across from the home of Leon Lewis. On the top of the bank on the left side of the road is a family cemetery

*Harmony Primitive Baptist


From Thomaston courthouse square on Highway 19 go south 10.7 miles, on right of the road is the cemetery. There is a stone wall.

*Harp


On the Logtown Road back of the McConnell homeplace about 1 mile in the woods. There are no markers and the fence is down.

*Harris


In the northeast corner of Upson County, Georgia, on the left of 341 Highway.

*Hendricks Baptist Family Plot
From Thomaston courthouse go out Crest Highway 6.6 miles, turn left on Hickman Fork Road. Go 4.1 miles and on the left of the road are the church and cemetery.

*Hickson-Dawson


: On Highway 19, from Flint River to Macon, turn left on Chatfield Road abot 150 yards from highway on right of Chatfield Road.

*Hightower


From Thomaston courthouse square out Yatesville Highway 8.9 miles to Rest Haven Road. Turn left on Rest haven Road, go .3 miles on the right of the road, several yards from the road is the cemetery.

*Holleman


From the junction of Highway 19 and 80, Upson County, Georgia. Take Minor Road 3.1 miles, turn right on old road .2 miles to cemetery. This cemetery has a metal fence around it.

*Holloway


From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Yatesville Highway 3.5 miles, turn right on Andrews Chapel Road. From Thomaston 7.7 miles on the right side of the road is the cemetery. There is a rock wall around the cemetery which is in need of repair.

*Horsley


From Thomaston courthouse square go out Waymanville Road one mile east of Wheeless crossroad on right of road.

*Hunt


From Thomaston courthouse square go down Highway 19, south 3.1 miles to Mauldin Road, turn left .1 miles on left side of the road. Back of the house to cemetery.

*Ivey


On Chatfield Road, 2 miles west of Pleasant Grove on left side. There are several unmarked graves. Copied by Clarence Smith, March, 1968. Only one marked grave:
William Ivey, Co. 1 32 Ga. Reg., C.S.A.

*Jones


On Jones Road .5 miles north of McCrary Road on left side of road.

* Kendall


5.5 miles from Yatesville on right side of the road.

*Kimbell Cemetery

,br>From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Crest Highway 6.6 miles, turn left 4.2 miles. Turn left on Pleasant Valley Road 5.5 miles, turn left on Turkey Creek Road. On right side of road about 500 yards on top of ridge after crossing branch is the cemetery. There are several graves with two Civil War markers. No Names.

Kings Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
Location: Waymanville Road.

*Langford


From Thomaston courthouse square go up Highway 19, 3.3 miles, turn left on Jeff Davis Road 2.4 miles, turn right on Spring Creek Road 1.8 miles. The cemetery is 300 feet from the road on left side. There is an iron fence around this cemetery. There are several unmarked graves.

*Lindsay


From Yatesville, Georgia, go out the Barnesville Road 4.4 miles to Antioch Bapitst Church, turm left on Baily Mill Road .2 miles to Aubrey Kendrick home. The cemetery is across the road in front of his home.

*Lyon


From Yatesville at junction of Highway 74 and Barnesville Road go out the Branesville Road 2.4 miles on the right side of the road.

*Martin's Chapel


From Thomaston courthouse square down Highway 19, 5.4 miles, turn right on Martin Church Road, 1.4 miles on left of the road is the cemetery.   On-Line

*Mauk/1


On Grays Chapel Road. From Thomaston go out the Yatesville Highway 9.9 miles, turn right on Grays Chapel Road .2 miles on the right of the road.

*Mauk/2


From Thomaston courthouse square go out Yatesville Highway 74, 9.9 miles, turn right on Grays Chapel Road one mile south on Grays Chapel Road to cemetery 400 yards on right of road on J.C. Nelson property.

*McDaniel-


From Thomaston courthouse square go out Barnesville Road 6.2 miles; turn left on Delray Road. Go .9 mile, turn right on Rocky Bottom Road. Go 2.2 miles; on left side of road about 300 feet from the road is the cemetery.

*McKenney


From Thomaston courthouse square south on Highway 19, 4.2 miles to John B. Gordon Road to the right 5.4 miles on left of the road. There is a rock wall 7ft. X 15ft. with several graves inside wall, also there are several graves outside the wall.

*Memorial Gardens
Three miles west of Thomaston on the Woodland Highway #36.
Begun in 1961, the names and dates are found on the Bronze Memorials. The cemetery office located on West Gordon Street in Hotel Upson have complete records of each burial, including the few that are not marked in the cemetery. Two sections "The Christus Garden" and "The Garden of Prayer" developed when cemetery book was published.

*Meriwether Memory Gardens ( 706-846-4460) Raleigh Rd
Thomaston, GA 30286

*Middlebrooks


From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Yatesville Highway 8.4 miles to Kraft Paper Company office, turn right through the yard and cross branch straight up hill to top of hill. There is a rock wall around this cemetery.

*Morgan/Mann/Reeves


From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Wooldand Highway #36, go 4 miles, turn right on Earls Road. After .1 mile take the dirt road to the old Morgan homeplace, now owned by Stenson, then follow the old road about 1 mile to the cemetery. This old road used to come out at the Ben Hoyle place on the Pickard Road. This cemetery covers a large area with many more graves of which nothing is known.

Mount Pleasant
Barnesville Hwy 36 to The Rock Road, turn left, go 7 8/10 miles, Cemetery on Right side. On-line

Mt. Zion Baptist
From The Rock Road, DelRay Road 5/10 mile to Burkette Rd. 2/10 mile, turn left behind Faith Harvest Church On-Line

Mt.Zion Methodist
About 2 and a half miles south of Thomaston. It was on Highway 19 South, but that highway was re-routed when it was four-laned. That old 19 is now called, I think, Indian Trail. On-Line

*Mount View


From Thomaston courthouse square go north on Highway 19 for 3.3 miles, turn left on Jeff Davis Road. Go 7.4 miles to the church on the left side of the road.

*Nelson


From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Yatesville Highway 4.2 miles, turn left on Johnson Road. Go .4 miles to the house on the right side of the road. The cemetery is about .5 miles in back of the house.

*New Bethel


From Thomaston courthouse square go north on Highway 19 for 3.3 miles. Turn left on Jeff Davis Road, go 2.1 miles to the cemetery on the right side of the road.

*New Harmony


From Thomaston courthouse square go out Waymanville Road 3.4 miles. Turn right, go .3 miles to the church on the left side of the road.

*New Hope Primitive Baptist


Yatesville, Georgia

*Noel


From Thomaston courthouse square go south on Highway 19, 3.4 miles, turn right on Talbotton Road, 4.4 miles cross creek. Turn right, go 1.5 miles keep on Rowland Road, go .5 miles turn left, go .5 miles to cemetery on right of an old road. There are several unmarked graves also.

*Old Antioch Baptist


From The Rock, Georgia, go north on Barnesville Highway 2.2 miles. At the Topeka Junction take a right on Fambo Road, go .3 miles to Rest Haven Road. Take a right on Rest Haven Road, go .6 miles to St Timothy Baptist Church (colored), in back of the church is the cemetery.

Old Mill Cemetery
Located in Thomaston, west of intersection of Peerless Rd. and Edgewood Ave., behind Thomaston Mills Finishing Division.

*Old Rose Hill Academy


From Thomaston courthouse square out Woodbury Crest Highway 3.1 miles across Potato Creek. Turn right on Baker Britt Road 2.2 miles to cemetery on right of the road about 400 yards into the woods.

*Parker


From Thomaston courthoues square go out Barnesville Road 5.2 miles on the left of the road.

*Partridge


From Thomaston out Woodbury Highway to Sunnyside Road. Turn left on Sunnyside Road and go .5 mile. The cemetery is on right side of the road. There are no Markers in this cemetery.

*Persons


One mile from Yatesville on the Macon Highway on the right side of the road.   On-Line

*Purifoy


From Yatesville on the Barnesville Road 1.6 miles on the right side of the road.

*Raines


Location: On the old Raines place owned by Ed Allen, .2 miles south of Highway 80.

*Respress

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square, go Waymanville Road 12.7 miles to Pleasant Grove. Turn right, go .8 miles. Turn right on Chatfield Road, go 1.4 miles, turn right on an old road. Go 1.2 miles to cemetery. Contains 4 adult and 5 children's graves unmarked.

*Richardson

Location: Out Waymanville Road, at the rear of James Perdue's home.

*Riggins

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square out the Woodbury Highway 74, 12.9 miles, turn left on Thundering Springs Road, go .7 miles, turn right on Dripping Rock Road, go 2 miles to the cemetery on the left.

*The Rock   From Thomaston take Hwy 36 East. Go 8 miles to The Rock. The cemetery is located next to the Methodist Church. The Cemetery book lists 133 graves (three of which are noted as "unmarked grave") The Rock Cemetery originated sometime around 1900 with the first burial in 1923-- Mrs. Ida Moore Stephens, wife of C. O. Stephens.   On-Line

*Rocky Mount   From Thomaston Courthouse go out the Waymanville Road to the Wheless Crossroad, 11.8 miles. Turn left on Yatesville Rod and about 1/2 mile on the right is the Horace Kelly home with cemetery in the back. From Yatesville on the Logtown Rd 7.4 on the left of road is cemetery.

*Salem   From The Rock community go north on Barnesville Road 2.6 and the cemetery is on the right side of the road.

  On-Line

*Salter

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out Highway 19, north 3.3 miles. Turn left off Jeff Davis Road, 2.4 miles to Spring Creek Road, turn right 1.4 miles on right of road is cemetery.

*ShepherdGreene Family Plot

Shepherd Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go on Highway 19, south 2.4 miles, turn right on Gordon School Road 1.7 miles on left of the road at intersection of old Talbotton Road and Daniels Mill Road. There are many graves in this cemetery without markers.

*Shiloh   Family Plot     Shiloh Cemetery Listing Location: From Thomaston courthouse square, go north 5 miles on Highway 19 and the cemetery is on the left side of the road.

*Smith/1

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out Woodland Road 5 miles on the right.

*Smith/2

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Yatesville Highway 3.5 miles. Turn right on Andrews Chapel Road and go 1.2 miles; turn right on Windsweep Road and go .1 mile. The cemetery is about 150 yards back of Mr. Hammond's house on the right side of the road. There are no markers. There is one adult cement slab and one adult with no slab. There are no names.

*Smyrna Baptist

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square take Highway 19, north 4.4 miles, turn left on Atwater Road, go 4.4 miles. Turn left on Smyrna Church Road, go .8 miles to the cemetery on the left side of the road.

*Snelson

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Woodbury Highway 3.1 miles to Baker Britt Road, turn right 1.4 miles on left of the road about 100 yards in the woods.

*Southview Greene Wheeless FamilyFamily Plots
Location: City of Thomaston, Georgia  On-Line

*Stephens

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out Yatesville Highway 6.7 miles, turn left on Boyt Road .6 miles on right of the road.

*Sullivan/1

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out Yatesville Highway 7 miles on left of the road about 150 feet from the road. This cemetery is .3 miles past the Boyt Road.

*Sullivan/2

Location: From Sullivan Cemetery #1 go east across branch on Yatesville Road .4 miles way up the hill on Yatesville Road; on the right of the road. No marked graves.

*Swifton

Location: Not given. There are many graves with no markers.

*Thompson

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Waymanville Road 3.4 miles, turn right on New Harmony Road. After passing the New Harmony Church, take a right at the first fork in the road. Pass the Mauldin Road, and keep going straight 5.1 miles to the cemetery which is about 300 yards south of the old home place on the left side of the road.

*Traylor

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out Barnesville Highway 1.4 miles, turn right on McKinley Road 1.1 miles on left of the road in front on Tom McKinley homeplace.

Trayler

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out Barnesville Highway 1.4 miles, turn right on McKinley Road 1.1 miles on left of the road in front on old Tom McKinley homeplace.
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Traylor on-Line
From Upson Co. Archives, Turn left off of East Lee St. go 3/10 mile onto Triune Mill Rd, go 9 miles the turn right on Logtown Road in Upson Co. sitting on side of road. No signs.

*TriceYatesville Hwy 74 East, turn on Trice Road, Cemetery is on corner of Trice Cemetery Road and Trice Road.

*Upson Memorial Gardens 706-647-0333
312 S Church St
Thomaston, GA 30286-4106

*Valley Grove

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go north on Highway 19, 4.8 miles, turn left on Atwater Road, go 2.5 miles to the cemetery on the left side of the road.

*Virden

Location: From The Rock, Georgia out the Barnesville Road 3.1 miles, turn left on Willis Road, .2 miles on left of Willis Road.

*Walker

Location: On the Dallas Place on Waymanville Road. From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Waymanville Road. There are signs of several graves with no markers.

Walker Family Cemetery      Photos

Located outside of Thomaston in the woods. Very overgrown and has been neglected for many, many years.

*Walker/Washington/William

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out Woodland Highway 1.1 miles, turn left on old Talbotton Road .6 miles. Turn right on dirt road .5 miles. Grave on left side of road about 300 yards from road.

Watson
Location: Family plot adjacent to fenced area of Collier Cemetery.

*Waymanville

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Waymanville Road 10.8 miles to the Fred Duke home place. Go up his driveway and follow the roadbed to the cemetery. There are many graves with no markers.

*Wheless

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Waymanville Road 11.7 miles on the right of the road.   Wheeless On-Line

*Williams

Location: On the Yatesville Road to Highway 19 on Logtown Road listing mileage from Yatesville, 3.2 miles on the right of the road.

*Willis/1

Location: The Rock, Georgia, north on Barnesville Highway 3.1 miles, turn right on Willis Road 1.5 miles to cemetery on right of the road.

*Willis/2

Location: From The Rock, Georgia, north on Barnesville Highway 3.1 miles, turn right on Willis Road and go 1 mile to the home of J.A. Solenberger. Then go east up hill in the edge of the woods about 600 yards to the cemetery.

*Worthy

Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go out the Waymanville Road 12 miles on the right side of the road several hundred yards.

*Yatesville Methodist Family Plot Location: City of Yatesville, Georgia

*Zion Chapel


Zion Chapel Methodist Church
Location: From Thomaston courthouse square go south on Highway 19 for 2.5 miles and the cemetery is on the left side of the road.

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 HOW TO FIGURE A BIRTHDATE

 REMEMBER THIS NUMBER: 8870

 How do you figure the birthdate?

 Suppose the person died May 6, 1889, at the age of
 71 years, 7 months, 9 days.

 1. Write the year, month, day as:  18890506
 2. Subtract the age at death:         710709
3. This gives the figure:   18179797
4. Now subtract 8870: 
 5. The result is: 18170927
 Year 1817, 9th month (Sept), 27th day or 27 Sept, 1817

 Source: Platte Co, MO Historical/Genealogical Society

Pauper Burials

Upon speaking to PASLEY Fletcher Funeral home, the pauper list burials were explained to me. When someone died who had no kin or money the community took it upon themselves to help bury these people. First of all different churches were approached and asked for help. No Church was hit up 2 or three times in a row. There are no Cemeteries considered Pauper cemeteries in Upson Co.
The funeral home would choose a moderate casket available for the burial. Most of the time they were never paid for this & considered it a community service. They were given a funeral home marker & no tombstone. Most of those are now gone.
Many churches donated lots for burial. There are about 6 known in Southview Cemetery that are Pauper & are side by side. Basically they were buried anywhere that they could find a spot avail! able. They were also usually buried with the clothes they had on which were cleaned first.
In some cases the Churches and Funeral Home had to bury people who were just passing through town & died and never found out who they were or any relatives.
This information was great help and I want to Thank PASLEY Fletcher Funeral Home for taking the time to explain this to me. Lisa Graham

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