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The Rev. Mr. John Osgood

 
 
The Rev. Mr. John Osgood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
1. The Rev. Mr. John Osgood Marker
Inscription. This is the grave of Rev. Mr. John Osgood, who came to Midway with the first settlers in 1754 from Dorchester, S.C., and served them faithfully as their minister and friend until his final sermon, May 5, 1773. born in Dorchester, one of their own people, Mr. Osgood received part of his education from their old pastor, the Rev. Mr. Fisher, and was graduated from Harvard in 1733. Ordained to the pastoral charge of the Congregational Church November 24, 1735, the Rev. Mr. Osgood ministered to these people, in Dorchester and in Midway, for 38 years. He died on august 2, 1773.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-12B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 48.36′ N, 81° 25.849′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Martin Street, on the right when traveling south on Ocean Highway. Click for map. Opposite Midway Church. Marker is in this post office area: Midway GA 31320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brigadier General James Screven (a few steps from this marker); Midway Cemetery
The Rev. Mr. John Osgood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
2. The Rev. Mr. John Osgood Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); James Screven and Daniel Stewart (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Daniel Stewart (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Lyman Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sunbury Road (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Midway.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
The Rev. Mr. John Osgood Marker with Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. The Rev. Mr. John Osgood Marker with Tomb
The Rev. Mr. John Osgood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
4. The Rev. Mr. John Osgood Marker
Marker was broken during a recent storm when a large tree limb fell. I was told at the Midway Museum that the marker and pole protected many of the historical graves from severe damage.
Midway Church, 1792 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Brown
5. Midway Church, 1792
This church, built in 1792, replaced the one burned by the British not long after Reverend Osgood's death.
Midway Church image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
6. Midway Church
Seen from near Rev. Osgood's grave.
 
 
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