Claxton Historical Burial Site historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Claxton Historical Burial Site historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Johnson County
Cemeteries--Georgia--Wrightsville
Location:
United States, Georgia, Johnson County, Wrightsville, 32.7293279, -82.7198591
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: U.S. 319 at Greenwood Cemetery Rd, 3.5 miles N. of Wrightsville
Text of marker: "CLAXTON HISTORICAL BURIAL SITE FIRST CLAXTONS TO SETTLE IN EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA. Zachariah William Claxton - b. 23 Dec. 1806 - d. 22 April 1895 and his wife Lincella Bush Claxton - b. 5 Feb. 1806 - d. 7 Jan. 1872 - Zachariah was son of Henry and Fannie Jordon Claxton. Lincella was daughter of John B. and Mary Bush. Both were born in Edgefield District, S.C. and married there in 1823. They had ten children (six boys and four girls) before buying 500 acres of land in 1855 and moving to Jefferson County, Georgia. Lincella was the first person buried on their land about 1/2 from their home. Only one child - Lincella E. Claxton Price Schwalls - and a few of her descendants were buried on the plot. Later the site became known as the Davis (Schwalls) Cemetery. Claxton Family Reunion members, with yearly organized reunions since 1946, have twice restored the grave site located .8 mile on right side of Johnson County Road 112. Thousands of descendants have contributed greatly to the growth and development of the great State of Georgia."
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_claxton-historical-burial-site
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_claxton-historical-burial-site
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

Locations