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Near Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Richard Christmas

c. 1763–1848

 
 
Richard Christmas Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 17, 2004
1. Richard Christmas Marker
Inscription. A veteran of the North Carolina militia in the American Revolution, Christmas is buried here with his wife, Mary Roberson, his son, Nathaniel G. Christmas, and other descendants.

Living then in Green County, Ga., he drew a land lot nearby in present Harris County in the land lottery of 1827. He acquired property and moved here before 1835. His home was to the northeast on County Line Road.

A marker honoring his military service was placed on his grave by the Button Gwinnett Chapter, D.A.R. with special ceremonies in February 1929.
 
Erected 1987 by Historic Chattachooche Commission and the Historic Columbus Foundation.
 
Location. 32° 34.476′ N, 84° 49.064′ W. Marker is near Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Freedom Trail 0 miles south of County Line Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in private cemetery in a subdivision on Freedom Trail, just south of County Line Road. Marker is in this post office area: Midland GA 31820, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Blind Tom” (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Wire Road (approx. 4 miles away); Kingsboro & Cataula
Richard Christmas Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
2. Richard Christmas Marker
The small private graveyard is in the background
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Liberty Hill Baptist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Samuel Cooper (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fortson House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lucy Laney Elementary School (approx. 8.5 miles away); Waverly Hall (approx. 9.3 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Richard Christmas' Grave image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
3. Richard Christmas' Grave
Marker at Richard Christmas' Grave image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
4. Marker at Richard Christmas' Grave
This small Sons of the American Revolution marker at Richard Christmas' grave is probably the marker placed by the D.A.R. in 1929.
Mary Roberson Christmas' Grave image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
5. Mary Roberson Christmas' Grave
Mary Roberson Christmas (1768-1846) was Richard Christmas' wife
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,210 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 5, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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