Granny B's recipe for Sweet Potato Balls brings back such wonderful memories for me. Every time we made the trip to Mississippi to visit my grandparents we arrived to find a platter of these delicious treats waiting for us.
I have only attempted to make them once and while they tasted great, they certainly didn't look like Granny B's. The trick is knowing when to scoop them out of the deep fat. If you wait too long they will burst open.
Greenwood Cemetery - Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia
James Powell Edmonds
Born in 1812 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
Anthony and Keziah Edmonds
Reuben Buckner, Sr., William A., Frances Matilda,
Amy Elizabeth and Pittman R.
Rebecca Ann Snow
Sarah Frances, Thomas Sanford, Samuel A., Nancy, Martha Jackson,
William Newell, Susan Catherine, Mary Bush, Elizabeth Eliza O.,
Francis Wesley "Frank" and Emma Brazora "Jo"
Died on September 20, 1864
Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia
During the Civil War, three different hospitals were located in Cuthbert, Georgia. It is not known in which hospital James Powell Edmonds died. The Widows Application for Pension states that his wife was notified of his death by physicians at a Cuthbert hospital.
The photograph at the top of the page shows the burial site of twenty-four marked confederate graves located in the Greenwood Cemetery in Cuthbert, Georgia. Some of the twenty-four markers have names and others do not. An open space located near the markers was used as a mass grave where over 500 confederate soldiers are said to be buried.
Though no records have been found, I believe this is possibly the burial location of my paternal great-great grandfather, James Powell Edmonds.