Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery

Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery (HMVD1)

Location: Georgetown, GA 39854 Quitman County
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N 31° 52.926', W 85° 5.474'

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Approximately 200 yards SW is an old family graveyard where lie buried many distinguished Georgians. Capt. James Harrison, one of the earlier settlers of this area, rests here. His home, begun 1837, was the first frame house in this area and was built near this cemetery. Lt. Col. Theodore LeGrande Guerry, CSA, President of the Ga. Senate, 1858- 1860, and author of the bill creating Quitman Co., also lies here. Col. Guerry organized and served as first Capt. of the "Quitman Grays", later Co. I, 11th Ga. Vol. Inf. Regt. He later rose to Lt. Col. and served as executive officer of the 11th. Here lies 2nd Lt. John Benjamin Guerry, CSA, of Co. I, 11th Ga. Inf. Lt. Guerry was killed at the Battle of Second Manassas, Va., August, 1862. Here also is Lt. James B. Harrison, CSA, of Co. F, 61st Ga. Inf., killed fighting valiantly at the Battle of the Wilderness, Va., 1864. Capt. Edward B. Brannon, CSA, who commanded Co. I after the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., 1863, when its commander Capt. F. M. Bledsoe was captured, was originally buried in this cemetery, but was later moved to the cemetery at Georgetown Baptist Church. Also buried here is Col. William "Red" Harrison, CSA, who organized and led the 6th La. Cav. Regt., and Major William Lewis Crawford, first pastor of the Georgetown Baptist Church.
HM NumberHMVD1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number118-3
Year Placed1961
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 680538 N 3528956
Decimal Degrees31.88210000, -85.09123333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 52.926', W 85° 5.474'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 52' 55.56" N, 85° 5' 28.44" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-198 Webb's Way, Georgetown GA 39854, US
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