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Lincolnton in Lincoln County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lamar Family Cemetery

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, September 4, 2011
1. Lamar Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Col. Peter Lamar
Oct. 1, 1786††††Feb. 6, 1847

Sarah Cobb Benning Lamar
Feb. 13 1792††††Nov. 16, 1848

Dr. Ezekiel Lamar
1799††††May 24, 1845

Susan Savannah Lamar
Sept. 26, 1829 ††††Feb. 15, 1856

Mrs. Jane P. Groce
May 27, 1823††††Aug. 1, 1841

††† Col. Peter Lamar, an early Lincolnton
settler donated land for first courthouse
and jail square. In 1823 gave 3 acres for
religious and educational purposes.

 
Erected 1993 by The Lincoln County Historical Society, Inc.
 
Location. 33° 47.532′ N, 82° 28.641′ W. Marker is in Lincolnton, Georgia, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of North Peachtree Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Peachtree Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincolnton GA 30817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln County Confederate Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln County
Lamar Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 4, 2011
2. Lamar Family Cemetery Marker
Stone steps lead to what you realize is a cemetery. The simple rock grave markers and sunken places that give evidence that other graves exist but names are sadly unknown.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincolnton Presbyterian Church / Lincolnton Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lewis Family Pavilion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Petersburg Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Tory Pond (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincolnton.
 
Also see . . .  The Lincoln Journel- Lamar family provides foundation for City of Lincolnton. The story behind this cemetery goes back almost 400 years when this family of French Huguenot origin made their way first to Virginia before moving to Maryland.
The Lamar family was enterprising and became very prosperous. According to Lucian Lamar Knight in Georgiaís Landmarks, Memorials and Legends, three brothers, Robert, John I, and Thomas Lamar, moved south from Maryland to settle on Beech Island in the Savannah River. From this family line came the Georgia Lamarís whose descendents spread across the state, including into Lincoln County.
(Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Lamar Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 4, 2011
3. Lamar Family Cemetery
The crumbling crypts and faded markers, the names reveal that it is evidently a family cemetery with the surname of Lamar.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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