Kidd Cemetery
Colbert, Madison County, Georgia
Drake Rd. (South extension of Hardman Morris Rd., CR 260)

Survey and Photos by
Christine Crumley Brown

Kidd Cemetery is a small family cemetery with 60-80 graves. Many are unmarked and can not be identified except by depressions in the earth. Located at the end of Drake Rd outside of Colbert. Drake Rd. intersects Hardman Morris Rd. (CR 260) just as the Hardman Morris Rd. makes its (first) sharp turn to the left when you turn south off of Hwy 72 about 1.5 miles east of Colbert. Drake Rd. ends as a cul-de-sac on private property used as a cattle ranch. As you enter the turn-around, the cemetery will be on the left, enclosed by a hurricane fence.

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Tombstone Inscriptions and Photos
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AKINS, Helen M., Aug. 29, 1925 - Apr. 5, 1999
     Inscription: Her children arise up and call her blessed, Proverbs 31 28
BRANNON, John R., Georgia, Pvt Co B 4 Casual Regt, World War I, April 22, 1889 – Jan 17, 1965
BROOKS, Abb, 1889-1968
BROOKS, Austin C., 1922-1951
BROOKS, Carlton V. 1931-(no death date), h/o Dorothy E.
BROOKS, Dorothy E., 1934- 2004, w/o Carlton V.
     Inscription: In loving memory of our father & mother. We love you forever, your son & daughter.
BROOKS, Charlie 1900-1986
BROOKS, Clifford G., Georgia, CMM US Navy, World War I & II, Sept 17, 1889 - May 13, 1956
BROOKS, Elizabeth Martin, June 10, 1860-Feb. 25, 1934, w/o George W.
BROOKS, George W., Feb. 15, 1853 - (no death date), h/o Elizabeth M.
     Inscription: Gone but not forgotten.
BROOKS, Lizzie E., 1875-19__ (no death date), w/o Thomas V.
BROOKS, Mary, 1906 - 1954
BROOKS, Thomas V., 1871-1944, h/o Lizzie E.
BROOKS, Viola E., 1911-1991
C. T. (from proximity of this grave to one near it, this may be a Tucker)
DANIEL, Cecil Truman, PFC US Army, Korea, Aug 31, 1932- Dec. 21, 1992; h/o Thelma I.
DANIEL, Thelma I., Jan.. 25, 1940- (no death date), w/o of Cecil T.
     Inscription: In Loving Memory
DOWNER, D. F., Born Oct. 31, 1861, Died Jan. 12, 1891
     Inscription (rear): Our brother blest ____ at rest, With Christ forever more.
DOWNER, N. C., Wife of T.P. Downer, Born Sept. 20, 1827, Died Nov. 9, 1891
     Inscription (rear): She was a tender mother here, And in her, we the Lord did____.
DOWNER, T. P., Born July 1, 1824, Died Feb. 28, 1891
     Inscription (rear): Kind father of love thou art gone to thy rest, Forever to bask amid the joys of the blest.
DRAKE, Betty Joe, Oct. 1, 1934-Feb. 2, 1933
DRAKE, Charley, son of J. T. & M. C. Drake, Dec. 24, 1890 – Sept., 10 1891
DRAKE, Clarence W., Aug. 29, 1937- Mar. 4, 2001, h/o Rachel
DRAKE, Clarra, Dau of J._ & _____ Drake (dates illegible)
DRAKE, Grover C., son of James T. & Mary C., Born Nov. 19, 1892, Died Dec. 10, 1910
     Inscription (rear): Twas hard to give thee up, but Thy will O God be done.
DRAKE, Guy T., Mar. 6, 1912-June 24, 1990, h/o Nancy H.
     Inscription: Married June 19, 1931
DRAKE, Guy T., Jr., PVT US Marine Corps, Korea, Jul 7, 1933-Nov 20, 1989
DRAKE, Guy Thomas, Jr., July 7, 1933-Nov. 20, 1989
DRAKE, J. C., Jr., Son of J. C. & L. M. Drake, Feb. 4, 1914-June 9, 1918
DRAKE, James Clinton, Georgia, PFC US Army, May 6, 1936 – May 7, 1967
DRAKE, James T., May 28, 1856 – Dec. 10, 1927, h/o Mary C.
     Inscription: They rest from their labours and their works do follow them.
DRAKE, Jesse Clinton, Mar. 12, 1895 – July 29, 1958, h/o Lillie Maude
DRAKE, Jessie C. “Bud”, Oct. 4, 1925 – Sept. 23, 1985
     Inscription: In Loving Memory
DRAKE, Lillie Maude, Apr. 5, 1896 – Oct. 9, 1955, w/o Jesse Clinton
DRAKE, Mary C., Aug. 5, 1849 – June 13, 1918, w/o James T.
DRAKE, Nancy H., Dec. 19, 1918-April 16, 2001, w/o Guy T.
DRAKE, Rachel, Dec. 2, 1935-(no death date), w/o Clarence W.
     Inscription: In loving memory.
DRAKE, Rachel L., Dau of J. G. & L. M. Drake, Aug. 30, 1918 – June 16, 1931
DRAKE, Ralph Darrell “D-Rail”, Mar. 5, 1948 – Mar. 1, 2005
     Inscription: In Loving Memory
EBERHART, Martha, Born Mar. 21, 1832, Died Sept. 13, 1873, w/o William
      Inscription: _________________
EPPS, Ada H., Feb. 27, 1867 – Feb. 16, 1951, w/o J.A.
     Inscription: ____________
EPPS, J. A., Sept. 22, 1861 – Sept. 24, 1919;
     Inscription: _____________
GRAY, Bernice V., Dau of W. T. & C. F., Jan 28, 1904 – July 24, 1904
     Inscription: Sleep on sweet baby and take thy rest, God called thee home, He thought it best.
GRAY, Callie F., Wife of W. T. Gray, Jan. 15, 1882 – Aug. 28, 1907
     Inscription: She _______________
GRAY, Infant of W. T. & C. F. Gray, Aug. 25, 1907; Inscription: (worn)
KIDD, Amanda L., Died Feb. 8, 1919, Age 84 years
     Inscription: Gone, but not forgotten.
KIDD, Eugene, Son of W. W. and M. E. Kidd, Born July 3, 1884, Died July 11, 1886
KIDD, Joseph J., Son of J. N. & M. A. Kidd, Born June 23, 1871, Died Sept. 1, 1896
     Inscription: ________________
KIDD, Joseph N., Died Sept. 23, 1891, Aged 60 Years
     Inscription (rear): We miss thy kind and willing hand, Thy fond and earnest care,
     Our home is dark with out thee, We miss thee (everywhere).
KIDD, Mattie E., In Memory of My Wife, Born Jan. _4, 1866, Died Sept. 23, 1901
     Inscription (rear): ________________________________
KIDD, Surrena G., Wife of Enoch Meadow, Mar. 7, 1834, Aug. 30, 1877
     Inscription: A faithful Christian mother.
MARTIN, B. F., Son of James & Sarah Martin, 1843 – Oct. 18_8
MARTIN, Hasty Ann, Dec. 3, 1834 – July 3, 1914
MARTIN, James, May 24, 1821 – Sept. 1859
MARTIN, John, Nov. 21, 1839 – Apr. 2, 1915
MARTIN, Loucinda, wife of C.J. Martin, Born Oct. 3, 1866, Died Mar. 15, 1887
     Inscription (rear): We trust our loss will be her gain, And that with Christ she’s gone to reign.
MARTIN, Missouri, Wife of T. J. Martin, Born Sept. 8, 1858, Died May 10, 1896
MARTIN, Missouri, (top half of marker)
MARTIN, Missouri and Sarah (view of both markers)
MARTIN, Sarah, Wife of James Martin, Mar., 1821 – Feb. 25, 1894
MARTIN, W. F. (Bill), Dec. 5, 1872 – May 13, 1926
McCURLEY, Kathleen, 1915 – 1958 (FHM)
McCURLEY, Thomas, 1878 – 1952, h/o Bessie
McCURLEY, Bessie, 1885 – 1951, w/o Thomas
PARKS, S. E., 1847 – July 1872
SHEDD, Daisy Mae, Feb. 1893 – Oct. 1925
THOMPSON, Ellen, wife of W. R. Thompson, 1884- 1918
TUCKER, Evans 1870 – 1941, Daddy
C. T. - (from proximity of this grave to one near it, this may be a Tucker)
WINFREY, Infant of R. F. & B. J., ______, July 28, 1904
     Inscription: A fairer bud of promise never bloomed.

UNIDENTIFIED 1 - next to Evans Tucker
UNIDENTIFIED 1
UNIDENTIFIED 2
UNIDENTIFIED 3
UNIDENTIFIED 4 - next to Jesse C. ‘Bud’ Drake
UNIDENTIFIED 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 (box tombs)
UNIDENTIFIED 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 (box tombs) (View 2)
VANDALIZED & unidentified grave 10

There is evidence of a number of other unmarked and/or vandalized graves in this cemetery.


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