Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - James Powell Edmonds

Greenwood Cemetery - Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia

James Powell Edmonds

Born in 1812 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia

Son of
Anthony and Keziah Edmonds

Brother to
Reuben Buckner, Sr., William A., Frances Matilda,
Amy Elizabeth and Pittman R.

Husband of 
Rebecca Ann Snow

Father to
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
Civil War

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.

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