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Lawtonville Cemetery
Jenkins County, Georgia

Lat: 3252'37"N, Lon: 8156'45"W

Contributed by Larry L. Ketchum, Mar 10, 2003 [xgkids@maqs.net] Total records = 9.

From Perkins, 2.2 miles south on Old Perkins Rd. from Perkins-Green Fork Rd. From Millen, 1.8 miles north of Millen Bypass via Perkins Rd. to Old Perkins Rd., then continuing north 1.75 miles to cemetery, which is located on the east side of Old Perkins Rd.

This is located in a wooded area north of Millen, GA or south of Perkins, GA, which is directly east of, across railroad tracks, and across Old Perkins Rd., from what was a large Confederate prisoner of war camp known as Fort Lawton. The camp is now part of Magnolia State Park, the entrance to which is off US Hwy 25.

A copper plaque mounted in a brick pillar near the entrance to the cemetery is inscribed "Lawtonville Cemetery Est. Nov. 20, 1892." The cemetery is not well maintained

I have transcribed from all known tombstones on Feb 01, 1998.

- Larry L. Ketchum

Avert, Nellie M., b. 10 May 1886, d. 15 Jul 1900
Avert, Paul Ernest, b. 17 Mar 1875, d. 6 Nov 1898
Chew, Erma Geneva, b. 8 Feb 1920, d. 15 Oct 1920
Chew, Harvie Landrum, b. 7 Jan 1906, d. 8 Jul 1910, s/o L. & J.E. Chew
Chew, Josephine Ethel, b. 22 Oct 1887, d. 16 Jan 1924
Chew, Theodore Hammond, b. 20 Jan 1915, d. 17 Aug 1916
Harrison, Irene, b. 20 Oct 1896, d. 21 Sep 1899, d/o D.W. & L.L. Harrison
Lewis, Hattie Hawes, b. 20 Nov 1859, d. 16 Jan 1922
Welch, Benjamin Franklin, b. 1 May 1893, d. 8 Jul 1927

 

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