“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Thomaston in Upson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Trice Cemetery

Trice Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 28, 2008
1. Trice Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Trice cemetery, the largest family burial round in Upson County, Georgia, was established by William and Jane Tamplin Trice whose house once stood 300 yards west of the cemetery. William (1789- 1858) and Jane (1794- 1856), both buried here, were among the earliest settlers of Upson County (created December 1824). They moved to Upson from Jones County, Georgia, circa 1823 when the area was still Pike County, formerly Monroe. the oldest marked grave, dated 1837, is that of their daughter, Milly Ann Trice Nelson. In 1857, James Trice, oldest son of William and Jane, commissioned the building of the rock wall surrounding the original cemetery. For this purpose he rented a slave, a skilled rock mason, from another planter. The date is carved into the southwest corner stone. In 1904 additional land was donated by John Reeves Roberts, son-in-law of Milly Ann Nelson, "...for the purpose of providing a burial ground for the relatives of James Trice and such others as may be allowed..." All those buried within these walls are either descendants of William and Jane Trice, members of their allied families, or slaves owned by the family. Marble markers now replace the field stones which once marked the graves of the slaves. Trice Cemetery is maintained by contributions to the Trice Cemetery Memorial Association.
Erected 1989 by The Children of Lynwood and Clarice Abercrombie Bentley.
Location. 32° 53.71′ N, 84° 16.316′ W. Marker is near Thomaston, Georgia, in Upson County. Marker is at the intersection of Trice Road (County Route 199) and Trice Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling east on Trice Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thomaston GA 30286, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Dead (approx. 3.1 miles away); Upson Confederate Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); General John B. Gordon (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Cannon Ball (approx. 3.2 miles away); Upson County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Pettigrew-White-Stamps House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 4˝ miles away); First Post Office (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomaston.
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,315 times since then and 42 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 21, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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