Mt. Zion Cemetery

[Double headstone]
 Father & Mother
 ADAM RISH
b: Jan 6, 1806
d: Aug 30, 1884

MARY M RISH
b: JULY 11, 1805
d: JULY 14, 1884
Tis the Lord who hath bereft us of the one he loved so well.

HENRY A RISH
b: Sept 6,1832
d: Sept 13, 1868
As he lived, so he died, A dutiful Son, affectionate Brother and a model Christian. Blessed are the dead which die in the LORD.

LEMUEL E RISH
b: April 14th 1834
d: July 22nd, 1872
As he lived, so he died, a devoted Husband, affectionate Father, true Christian. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.
[Veteran's marker, same person]
LEMUEL E RISH CORP CO I 51 REGT GA INF CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
APR 14 1834
JULY 22 1872

There is an UNMARKED infant grave in the Rish family area which is probably the child Toady? Rish,
b May 1870 [Census]
died before Lemuel's estate was probated
s/o Lemuel E Rish & Mary Elizabeth Penelope Loftin .

AT REST [across top of stone]
JOHN EVANS
b: APR 15, 1844
APR 5, 1924, EVANS
Christ is my home.

AT REST [across top of stone]
MARY LOFTON-Wife of JOHN EVANS
b: AUG 12, 1852
d: SEPT 10, 1937
EVANS She is not dead but sleepeth

 Note by the contributor Lindy Lee Hard, g-granddaughter of Lemuel E Rish & Mary Elizabeth Penelope Loftin & gg-granddaughter of Adam & Mary Rish: Adam Rish & wife Mary, these two sons Henry A Rish and Lemuel E Rish and their other children came to Georgia from Lexington Co, SC first settling in Coweta Co, GA and moving to Clay county in 1850's. Henry A Rish never married, served as 3rd Sergeant Co F 32nd Regt GA Inf and in 1866 was tax collector for Clay County. Mary Lofton, named above as wife of John Evans was Mary Elizabeth Penelope Loftin/Lofton d/o James West Loftin and grand d/o Richard Y Loftin (one of the original presbytery signing the Mt Zion church constitution) and was 1st married to Lemuel E Rish.

 submitted by Lindy Lee Hard 


My Great-Grandfather was James Samuel Parker.
His headstone reads:
Rev. J. S. Parker
Born May 14, 1837
Died Aug 3, 1883
Age 45 yrs 2 mos 23 days
Quietly sleep, beloved one, Rest from thy Toil, Thy Labor is Done, Rest 'Till the Trump From the Opening Skies, Bid Thee from Dust to Glory Arise; Peaceably Sleep, Peaceably Sleep, 'Till That Morning, Peaceably Sleep.

Beside his grave is his wife:
Frances Cornelia Parker
Born Sept 23, 1840
Died May 13, 1925
Sleep On Dear Mother On the side of her monument is:
"Wife of Rev. James S. Parker"

There are two unmarked graves beside them. We do not know who they are.
submitted by: Charlene Montgomery Valdosta, GA


My great grandparents buried in Mt Zion Cemetery:

Augustus Donahoo
b. April 12, 1827 in GA
d. June 29, 1889 in Clay Co, GA

 Emmaline Donahoo
b. Sept 30, 1826 prob in Early Co.
d. June 27, 1913 in Ft Gaines.
They were married June 19, 1851 in Early Co.
 and had 5 children:
Clemantina
Henry Huston
Wilburn A
William
John Hilly.

 Some of the family are buried in New Park Cemetery. My great great grandparents buried in Mt Zion Cemetery: [dates are according to census info]
Henry Elliott
b. abt 1804 in SC
d. before the 1880 census Clay Co, GA

 Nancy Sarah Elliott
b. abt 1805 in GA
d. after 1880 in Clay Co, GA.
On the 1880 census for Clay Co, she was living with her daughter & son/law, Augustus Donahoo

submitted by: Barbara Donahoo Raines 


 Copied from THE HISTORY OF CLAY COUNTY
with permission of the Library Board of Clay County.
 Transcribed by Hugh T. Singleton

It probably should be noted also that as late as the early 1950's, the cemetery's northwest boundary contained a number of graves which were marked only by a large rock as headstone with a small rock as footstone.  My best recollection is that there were at least a dozen of those graves; no trace of which exist today.

 
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Part 1
Census taken by Mrs. Woodrow King
 
Airrett, Sara Ann   
b. Feb. 15, 1851
d. Jan. 16, 1923
 
Airrett, W. F.
b. July 12, 1847
d. Nov. 19, 1932
 
Airrett, Wiley Ross
b. Dec. 13, 1890
d. Sept. 18, 1974
 
Allen, S. A.
b. Oct. 13, 1855
d. Aug. 16, 1900
 
Askew, Bertha
b. July 22, 1876
d. July 26, 1901
 
Askew, Matilda
b. Dec. 20, 1850
d. Dec. 20, 1918
 
Askew, Sarah J.
b. 1877
d. 1901
 
Averitt, Connie Mulkey
b. Mar. 24, 1884
d. Feb. 29, 1928
 
Averitt, Fannie E.
b. Apr. 4, 1881
d. Aug. 14, 1936
 
Averitt, Lucy J.
b. Apr. 19, 1852
d. May 26, 1928
 
Averitt, Mary McGuggan
b. July 6, 1894
d. Sept. 24, 1924
 
Averitt, T. G.
b. 1886
d. 1956
 
Averitt, William Standley
b. Oct. 13, 1890
d. Apr. 30, 1959
 
Barefield, Berta
b. Dec. 19, 1877
d. Mar. 15, 1907
 
Barefield, Floy Newton
b. June 23, 1913
d. Oct. 1, 1919
 
Barefield, Lorena Quattlebaum
b. Feb. 27, 1883
d. July 13, 1971
 
Barefield, Needham James
b. Dec. 22, 1843
d. Jan. 10, 1902
 
Barefield, Sara Terry
b. May 18, 1838
d. Aug. 1, 1925
 
Barefield, Woodie Davis
b. May 22, 1879
d. Dec. 25, 1967
 
Belisle (Belle Isle), Mary Ann McCullock
b. 1837
d. 1875
(An unmarked grave--Information furnished by Mrs. Hubert Sanders.)
 
Belisle, William Casper
b. ND
d. Jan. 22, 1879
 
Bronson, Eva B. Foster
b. Feb. 26, 1891
d. July 22, 1973
 
Bronson, Wm. Henry
b. Dec. 9, 1890
d. Sept. 9, 1952
 
Brooks, B. W.
b. Jan. 2, 1849
d. Nov. 20, 1905
 
Brooks, Doraan C.
b. Mar. 9, 1885
d. Dec. 1, 1886
 
Brooks, Frusiana E.
b. Aug. 13, 1826
d. Jan. 21, 1893
 
Brooks, Mary
b. Jan. 31, 1853
d. Oct. 1929
 
Brown, Amy Mae
b. Oct. 21, 1887
d. July 15, 1888
 
Brown, Dora Averitt
b. 1882
d. 1967
 
Brown, Edna E.
b. July 14, 1912
d. Aug. 27, 1924
 
Brown, Hattie Durham
b. July 28, 1875
d. Sept. 1915
w-o L. L.
 
Brown Infant
b.
d.
s-o Hattie and L. L.
 
Brown, Irene Caraway
b. July 14, 1856
d. Dec. 31, 1898
w-o L. L.
 
Brown, Jerome
b. ND
d.
 
Brown, Lewis L.
b. Sept. 12, 1857
d. Feb. 17, 1927
 
Brown, Perdie
b. Nov. 5, 1879
d. Aug. 8, 1881
 
Cobia, Herbert L.
b. Oct. 18, 1928
d. Oct. 20, 1928
 
Cooper, Warren S.
b. 1868
d. 1930
 
Cooper, William
b. 1815 or 1820
d. 1879
CSA (Unmarked--Information furnished by Mrs. Hubert Sanders.)
 
Craft, Wm. Wright
b. May 20, 1906
d. Sept. 3, 1950
 
Day, Minnie Kay
b. 1870
d. 1945
 
Durham, A. C.
b. Sept. 25, 1870
d. May 21, 1932
w-o W. J.
 
Durham, Albert
b. Mar. 3, 1897
d. Apr. 26, 1898
s-o J. T. and M. D.
 
Durham, Maggie F.
b. 1873
d. 1958
 
Durham, M. E.
b. Oct. 9, 1838
d. May 22, 1915
w-o Daniel
 
Durham, Sarah B.
b. July 17, 1933
d. Oct. 21, 1934
 
Durham, Willie Arthur
b. Mar. 22, 1898
d. June 3, 1957
 
Durham, W. J.
b. June 8, 1862
d. July 20, 1938
 
Eubanks Inf.
b. B & D
d. July 28, 1845
Inf.-o Mary and Ollie
 
Farrell, Johnnie L.
b. Aug. 3, 1883
d. Dec. 7, 1887
s-o J. F. and A. L.
 
Ferrell, Alice
b. Mar. 10, 1866
d. May 24, 1894
w-o A. O.
 
Foster, Alexander Lafayette
b. Aug. 4, 1839
d. Apr. 2, 1907
 
Foster, Annie Naramore
b. Feb. 15, 1814
d. May 16, 1919
 
Foster, Elizabeth
b. Jan. 6, 1805
d. June 10, 1884
 
Foster, Elle Killingsworth
b. 1876
d. 1969
 
Foster, J. G.
b. Mar. 8, 1816
d. Dec. 15, 1905
 
Foster, John W.
b. Aged about 20 yrs.
d. Oct. 1865
s-o John G. and Elizabeth
 
Foster, John W.
b. July 16, 1867
d. May 19, 1953
 
Foster, Leila Killingsworth
b. Feb. 4, 1869
d. Jan. 4, 1948
 
Foster, Ralph
b. Apr. 16, 1894
d. Jan. 13, 1922
 
Garrett, James F.
b. Jan. 6, 1891
d. Feb. 19, 1906
s-o F. D. and Julia
 
Gay, Bera Hudspeth
b. Apr. 2, 1877
d. May 13, 1954
 
Gay, Clinton Hudspeth
b. Dec. 18, 1899
d. Jan. 17, 1950
 
Gay, Ernest Lee
b. Apr. 23, 1872
d. July 13, 1956
 
Gay, Eugene
b. Jan. 23, 1910
d. Nov. 8, 1915
 
Gay, Mary Edna Foster
b. Jan. 7, 1897
d. Dec. 12, 1967
 
Goins, John Clifford
b. June 18, 1856
d. Oct. 5, 1920
s-o J. E. and Estelle
 
Goins, Stafford T.
b. 1891
d. 1960
 
Grimsley, Annie Lee
b. Oct. 25, 1883
d. Mar. 28, 1969
 
Grimsley, Benjamin Gordon
b. June 19, 1887
d. July 8, 1961
 
Grimsley, Emma Florence
b. Jan. 10, 1866
d. Feb. 4, 1894
 
Grimsley, Emma Florence
b. Nov. 13, 1893
d. Feb. 4, 1894
 
Grimsley, Emmett Lester
b. Jan. 18, 1888
d. Sept. 18, 1907
 
Grimsley Inf.
b. ND
d.
s-o Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
 
Grimsley, Mary Weathey Cooper
b. Nov. 8, 1857
d. Nov. 20, 1914
 
Grimsley, W. C.
b. May 21, 1846
d. Nov. 27, 1900
Ga. Inf. Pvt. Co. E. 59 Rgt. CSA
 
Hartley, Lenora
b. July 20, 1858
d.
 
Hartley, W. M.
b. Mar. 2, 1832
d. May 22, 1913
 
Hayes, Nancy
b. 1801
d. 1880
w-o Jonathan
 
Hubbard, A. J.
b. Jan. 15, 1850
d. July 3, 1907
 
Hubbard, Mrs. A. J.
b. Oct. 14, 1849
d. Apr. 10, 1937
 
Hubbard, Cliff
(Grave unmarked - Information furnished by Mrs. Hubert Sanders.)
 
Hubbard, E. A.
b. Sept. 17, 1880
d. Feb. 3, 1935
 
Hubbard, Jimmie M.
b. Dec. 23, 1886
d. Oct. 22, 1973
 
Hubbard, William Monroe
b. May 12, 1878
d. Mar. 17, 1906
 
Hunt, M. A.
b. May 22, 1854
d. Nov. 2, 1906
 
Hunt, Susan
b. Feb. 3, 1850
d. July 3, 1904
w-o W. H.
 
Hunt, Willie Olin
b. Sept. 28, 1896
d. Jan. 31, 1902
 
Huskey, Beda D.
b.
d. Mar. 11, 1884
 
Jones, Hilary T.
b. Illeg.
d.
Co. I 51 Ga. Inf. CSA
 
Killingsworth, Marcus L.
b. Aug. 23, 1915
d. Dec. 29, 1916
 
Killingsworth, Mary Rish
b. Dec. 23, 1843
d. Sept. 29, 1917
 
Killingsworth, Thomas Madison
b. Apr. 10, 1841
d. Apr. 19, 1905
 
King, B. Frank
b. 1881
d. 1957
 
King, Carrie
b. 1880
d. 1962
 
King, Floyd Dock
b. Mar. 14, 1904
d. May 21, 1934
 
King, Houston
b. Oct. 15, 1915
d. Mar. 3, 1918
 
King, Lorena
b. Aug. 15, 1910
d. Oct. 19, 1912

Kinsey, Eddie
b:
d: Nov. 2002

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