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Preston Cemetery

 

Contributed by Rodney Brightwell

This is a partial transcription of the Preston City Cemetery.

 

Reverend J.A. Griffin, b. Sept. 1, 1840, d. Jan. 23, 1899

Mary Elizabeth P. Griffin, b. 7/15/1838, d. 3/21/1926

William Cole, b. 1/1877, d. 7/1954

John W. Hawkins, b. 1843, d. 1935, PVT Co. A, 17th GA Inf. CSA

Unmarked Grave (beside John W. Hawkins)

William H. Cain, b. 11/4/1868, d. 7/21/1959

Leila W. Cain, b. 9/18/1872, d. 5/11/1957

Rebecka Bolton, d. Nov. 15, 1910

William R. Statham, Co. B, 11th CSA, no dates

Torance R. Belcher, b. 4/9/1871, d. 4/10/1922

Sallie W. Belcher, b. 3/23/1874, d. 9/4/1954

George Thomas Sasser, b. 5/8/1882, d. 1/8/1966

Leila Crosby Sasser, b. 9/19/1891, d. 1/15/1962

Geo. E. Thornton, b. 1/4/1849, d. 7/4/1930

Unmarked grave (slab beside Geo. E. Thornton)

John Terry, b. 5/5/1827, d. 9/3/1901

Mary K. Terry, b. 1840, d. 1935

W. T. Drew, b. 8/22/1838, d. 9/15/1923

Georgia Drew, b. 10/22/1836, d. 6/15/1918, Wife of W.T. Drew

W. Frederick Harvey, b. 1878, d. 1950

Clarabelle S. Harvey, b. 1881, d. 1967

Alfred Colquitt Cole, b. 3/22/1882, d. 8/4/1936

Edna Morgan Cole, b. 7/2/1887, d. 12/27/1981

Samantha S. Horne, b. 3/31/1838, d. 11/28/1898

James Richard Stapleton, b. 6/27/1848, d. 3/15/1933

Carrie Spann Stapleton, b. 8/31/1847, d. 6/25/1933

J.P. Beaty, b. 8/18/1825, d. 6/2/1918

Elizabeth R. Beaty, b. 9/15/1833, d. 8/10/1882, Wife of J.P.

Emily Coleman, b. 10/15/1832, d. 7/5/1913

Mary Elizabeth Prather, b. 7/15/1838, d. 3/1/1926, Wife of J.A. Griffin

James Cooper Bell, b. 3/8/1869, d. 12/21/1957

Lucy Griffin Bell, b. 11/27/1874, d. 1/23/1942

Rufus King, b. 2/15/1804, d. 3/25/1874

Cathrine W. King, b. 12/10/1817, d. 5/9/1860, Wife

R.A. King, b. 5/15/1854, d. 4/7/1908

Missouri King, b. 1860, d. 1938, Wife

William Henry King, b. 1812, d. 12/25/1864

Mary Jane King, b. 1/16/1816, d. 4/15/1863, Wife

William G. King, b.3/6/1840, d. 9/23/1862, Co. A, 17th GA Inf.

John R. King, b. 11/11/1838, d. 9/19/1863, 2nd Lieut. Co. A, 17th GA Inf.

Oliver F. Bush, b. 12/16/1895, d. 4/28/1976

John F. Lunsford M.D., b. 1/18/1878, d. 10/22/1948

Annie L. Stapleton, b. 1/28/1879, d. 6/13/1950

Nicholson burials listed in the History of Webster County book:

Nicholson, Clarence, b. Dec. 12, 1881 - d. Oct. 21, 1884

Nicholson, Elmer, b. Dec. 30, 1884 - d. March 23, 1886

Nicholson, J.B., Co. B2 GA Reg. Army- TENN, May 1, 1847 - Feb. 5, 1937

Nicholson, Jesse Webster, b. May 22, 1890 - d. March 23, 1895

Two unmarked graves

Nicholson, Mattie Alice Beaty, b. Nov. 26, 1863 - d. March 25, 1936

Nicholson, Minnie Thornton, no dates

Nicholson, R.L., b. June 12, 1862 - d. Feb. 23, 1930

Nicholson, Rosie, b. April 17, 1866 - d. March 24, 1910

 

Surnames at this cemetery include: Roberts, Hall, Bridges, Bell, Christian, Taylor, Nicholson, Bulloch, Wilson, Rees, Goss, Davis, Kidd, Cosby, Wiggins, and Bennett. There are also several unmarked graves.

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