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Old Mill Graveyard

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

Copied by David E. Paterson, September 3, 1996

This cemetery contains many unmarked graves. No attempt has been made to account for them. Since the cemetery is not laid out in discernable rows, I started from the road, copying the north half of the cemetary until I reached the mill fence that marks the western boundary. From there, I worked south, then east back to the road. Many markers are damaged or buried. If I could uncover obscured inscriptions without an unseemly amount of excavation, I did so.

The table below reproduces the inscriptions of all grave markers I could locate. Dates are shown in MM/DD/YYYY format, but otherwise all inscriptions are transcribed verbatim. Terms of address, such as "Rev." "Mr." and "Mrs." that are part of the inscription are included with first names, while "Jr." "Sr." and the like are included with the last names. An asterisk (*) in the last column indicates that the marker is inscribed with the name or initials of the Sons & Daughters of Mary & Martha Society.

The Daughters of Mary and Martha Society was a mutual-aid society started by the ladies of St. Mary AME Church in the 1880s. It was primarily to provide funds for decent burial for members - hence the tombstone inscriptions. The society was later expanded to include men, so became the Sons and Daughters of Mary & Martha Society. It later opened membership to persons outside the AME church, and expanded its charitable missions. Today, it owns and operates several houses in Thomaston that it rents to low-income persons, and runs a youth program.

First & mid. names

Last Name

Birthdate

Death Date

Other inscriptions

*

Mary

[Stinson]

12/6/1879

10/12/1914

wife of Qunie Stinson

*

James

Hill

3/21/1896

1/28/1986

   

Jamie B.

Hill

1925

1985

U S Navy

 

Martha

Garland

3/13/1913

11/26/1983

   

Calvin

Morris

8/15/1919

9/26/1989

   

Mariah

[Holloway]

1/5/1825

1/16/1914

wife of Tom Holloway

 

Janie H.

Hicks

 

12/4/1957

 

*

Gertrude

[Jones]

11/26/1905

7/8/1920

dau. of Robert & Jennie Jones

 

Alexander R.

Johnson

11/16/1970

11/16/1970

   

Louranie

Jones

1854

6/16/1906

wife of Brad Jones

*

Louise H.

Richardson

1837

12/22/1911

 

*

George

Beall

1848

8/5/1905

married to Mattie Jones 1872

 

Sophronia

Searcy

7/27/1863

5/2/1923

   

T. L.

Willis

7/22/1949

6/19/1991

Pvt U S Army Vietnam

 

Mattie R.

Pierce

5/24/1923

5/12/1991

   

Joseph

Brown

1/14/1961

10/4/1993

   

Marvin Joe

Swint

8/4/1940

12/15/1986

   

Shirly Mae

Brown

10/30/1958

11/21/1988

   

Mrs. Willie Mae

Swint

7/15/1929

2/28/1989

   

Robert Lee

Mims

4/29/1929

7/20/1991

   

Charlie

Logan

4/5/1911

7/29/1986

   

James A.

Dubinion

12/25/1913

4/27/1989

"Charlie"

 

Fred

Raines Jr.

2/5/1935

7/14/1989

   

James E.

Walker

6/6/1952

4/15/1995

"T Man"

 

Alex

Reveir

6/10/1872

1/23/1914

   

Mollie

Walker

 

7/21/1917

age 46

 

Ruth

Green

9/1/1895

5/31/1922

   

Annie B.

Drake

5/17/1902

8/30/1909

daughter of Hays & Adline Drake

 

Dollie

Jordan

 

6/17/1962

 

*

Don

Jordan

1861

1935

 

*

Eugena

Cary

1863

1935

wife of Gus Cary

*

Abe

Spear

 

4/9/1922

erected by his wife Ella Spear

 

A. G.

Cary

 

2/6/1922

d. age 56

husband of Eugenia Cary

*

H. R.

Rogers

1862

1948

 

*

Rev. J. E.

Dozier

7/20/1857

7/27/1906

 

*

Annie

Hicks

Feb 1864

12/22/1911

wife of Thomas Hicks

*

Mollie

[Hall]

 

7/5/1917

age 32

wife of Sameul Hall. She was a member of the Turner Tab. Church

 

Andrew

Spear

7/4/1865

4/3/1940

 

*

Willie

Spear

10/16/1876

9/23/1938

 

*

Ella Branford

Matthews

5/16/1886

11/22/1902

 

*

Kaddie

White

 

1/13/1901

age 56

wife of Jack White

*

Nancy J.

Weaer

6/4/1875

10/3/19[61?]

   

William

Drake, Sr.

9/8/1858

9/30/1902

husband of Susie Holloway Drake

*

Lenora

Evans

1/13/1852

8/19/1909

wife of G. P. Rogers

*

Mary

Dallis

10/2/1872

7/19/1902

-Nee- Rogers

*

Walter

Spear

7/10/1913

7/13/1936

 

*

Rosa

[Sherman]

7/19/1885

4/7/1917

daughter of L. B. & Annie Sherman

*

Prof. L. B.

Sherman

 

2/23/1952

 

*

Mervin

[Trice]

Feb 1906

April 1918

dau. of J. T. & Luda Trice

*

Virginia

Lowe

   

[no dates]

 

Rev. J. Roy

Moore

2/12/1905

2/5/1956

   

Martha Drake

Davison

4/13/1879

10/5/1940

Mamma Barth

 

Amanda Melvina Trice

Drake

5/12/1855

8/30/1921

   

Augustus

Drake

2/2/1861

11/9/1903

 

*

Lizzie Azalia

Spears

12/3/1881

11/24/1911

wife of Prof. M. L. Spears Q.M.I.O. of GA

 

Mary Drake

Cook

1878

1955

   

Rebecca V.

Rhodes

1876

1953

   

Royal Augustus

Drake

1884

1955

   

Lillie Belle Drake

Smith

3/22/1889

3/19/1936

   

Frank

Smith

1889

1922

   

James

Walker

7/15/1882

7/10/1937

   

Richard

King

1856

1928

   

Lucinda

King

1852

1914

   

Emma

[Rogers]

10/22/1873

6/23/1902

wife of Charlie Rogers

 

Mittie

Sandwich

 

12/17/1916

age 55

*

Jordan

Jackson

     

*

Lucinda

Jackson

 

9/10/1918

wife of M. Jackson

*

Jorden

Jackson

 

7/31/1933

son of Mrs. Annie Jackson

*

Fryar

Jackson

6/12/1901

1/12/1929

 

*

Nora

Atwater

 

7/29/1931

 

*

Taylor

Atwater

10/21/193?

 

[headstone broken]

*

Ludie

White

1875

1952

 

*

Eugene

Lovett

   

age 26

 

P. D.

Worthy

 

10/23/1932

Georgia Pvt 314 Serv Bn QMC

 

Frances

Worthy

1898

1943

 

*

Clarra L.

Durham

3/23/1902

12/29/1920

   

Mary

York

1878

1922

wife of Oscar S. Traylor

 

Willie

Worthy

   

[rest of stone missing]

 

Rosa

Waide

1877

7/24/1900

age 23

wife of Green Waide

*

Daisy

Stinson

7/4/1875

11/20/1941

 

*

Ludie

Trice

1863

1935

wife of Tom Trice

*

M.

Drake, Sr.

5/16/1841

2/28/1915

 

*

Caroline

[Drake]

Aug 1842

2/11/1915

wife of M Drake Sr

*

Mattie T.

[Drake]

1878

11/7/1916

wife of T. H. Drake

*

Lizzie Jones

[Spear]

7/17/1866

9/24/1893

wife of Arthur R. Spear

*

Miles

Spear, Sr.

7/4/1878

12/1/1935

   

Olivia

Green

10/20/1901

8/30/1916

 

*

Isaac

Green

 

12/20/1920

age 67

*

Alice

Green

1858

1/2/1927

wife of Isaac green

*


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