Mableton in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The first burial in the family section was Pheriby Mable who died in 1851. Robert Mable died in 1885 and is buried between Pheriby and Almeda, his second wife, who died in 1912. The last burial in the cemetery was in 1958. Robert Mable's original gravestone was badly damaged and a replacement stone was installed in 2014.
The grassy section of the cemetery contains at least nine graves of enslaved African-Americans who were owned by Robert Mable. The names of only three are known: Celia, Thack, and Suck. Fifteen others are listed on the monument as possibly being buried here. The eighteen dark fieldstones of various sizes mark the gravesites.
As was the custom, all of the graves in the Mable Cemetery are facing the east to await the Resurrection Day.
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Page from Mable Family Bible The Mable family recorded the birth
Almeda Mable d. 1912 Photo by Deborah Karwisch
Pheriby Mable d. 1851 Photo by Deborah Karwisch
Descendants circle the unmarked graves found in the Mable cemetery
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 33° 49.624′ N, 84° 34.475′ W. Marker is in Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker can be reached from Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the grounds of Mable House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton GA 30126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mable Plantation African American Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Corn Crib (a few steps from this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweet Potato House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen House (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Mable House (within shouting distance of this marker); Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mableton.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.