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Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery

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By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
1. Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
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By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
2. Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery Marker
1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 118-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 52.926′ N, 85° 5.474′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Georgia, in Quitman County. Marker is on Middle Street (U.S. 82) 0.1 miles east of Georgia Route 27, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1264 Middle Street, Georgetown GA 39854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgetown High School / Alma Mater (approx. 0.6 miles away); Georgetown (approx. 1.1 miles away); Quitman County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Quitman County’s Old Jail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 2.7 miles away in Alabama); Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot (approx. 3 miles away in Alabama); Cotton and Creek Country (approx. 3 miles away in Alabama); Chief Eufaula (Yoholo Micco) (approx. 3 miles away in Alabama). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
3. Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery Marker
Looking east on US Highway 82
Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
4. Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery Marker
The arrow on the marker points to an old dirt road which leads to the cemetery.
Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
5. Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery
The cemetery is fenced off.
Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
6. Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery
Graves are marked but not identified.
 
 
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