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Near Wrightsville in Johnson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Claxton Historic Burial Site

First Claxtons to Settle in East Central Georgia

 
 
Claxton Historic Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2004
1. Claxton Historic Burial Site Marker
Inscription. Zachariah William Claxton - b. 23 Dec. 1806 - d. 22 April 1895 and his wife Lincella Bush Claxton - b. 5 Feb. 1806 - d. 7 Jan. 1872- Zachariah was son of Henry and Fannie Jordan Claxton. Lincella was daughter of John B. and Mary Bush. Both were born in Edgefield District, S.C. and married there in 1823. They had ten children (six boys and four girls) before buying 500 acres of land in 1855 and moving to Jefferson County, Georgia.
Lincella was the first person buried on their land about 1/2 mile from their home. Only one child - Lincella E. Claxton Price Schwalls - and a few of her descendants were buried on the plot. Later the site became known as the Davis (Schwalls) Cemetery. Claxton Family Reunion members, with yearly organized reunions since 1946, have twice restored the grave site located .8 mile on right side of Johnson County Road 112.
Thousands of descendants have contributed greatly to the growth and development of the great State of Georgia.
 
Location. 32° 47.608′ N, 82° 32.718′ W. Marker is near Wrightsville, Georgia, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 319 and Greenwood Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 319. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville GA 31096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Claxton Historic Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. Claxton Historic Burial Site Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Sunbury Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); Historic Highways (approx. 5.8 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 6.1 miles away); Site of Fort Wood (approx. 7.2 miles away); Spier's Turnout (approx. 7.2 miles away); General Wood's Fort (approx. 8.1 miles away); The 20th Corps (approx. 9.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Claxton Historic Burial Site Marker, looking eastward along US 319 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. Claxton Historic Burial Site Marker, looking eastward along US 319
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,216 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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