Old Macedonia Cemetery

Bartow County, Georgia


This website has been created for several reasons. First and foremost, I've done this to honor the people buried at Old Macedonia. Their history is the shared history of thousands of their descendents and relatives. I hope that it helps those researching their family trees, and to learn more of their own family histories. I am related to a large majority of the people buried here, including my parents and brother, as well as grandparents going all the way back to a set of great-great-great-great-grandparents.

This website is done with much love and respect for those buried here in the hopes that their lives and history will not be lost to time. These include the legendary moonshiner whose story has appeared in several books and was interviewed by Charles Kuralt, the woman whose pallbearers were all her nieces, the man who dug his own grave, the woman who buried Allatoona's "Unknown Hero" during the Civil War, a Gettysburg Prisoner of War, the pioneer who was one of the area's early iron masters, the "Catfish King of Etowah," and more.

If you have any stories or information you'd like to share regarding our loved ones buried here or the Macedonia community, please feel free to contact me at eveningblues@aol.com I'll be happy to add it here.

(This information is for research purposes only. If you would like to use photos on genealogy websites such as ancestry.com, you have my permission, but please give proper credit to this site.)


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The Macedonia Community of Bartow County

When you travel out Woodall Road on the Bartow County side of the Bartow/Cherokee County line, there are less than two dozens houses on your drive. However, once upon a time, there were hundreds of families that called this area home, as well as a school, a church, and a small store.

During the 1830s and 1840s, settlers began to converge on north Georgia. American Indians had just been forcibly removed from the area and marched west on a journey that became known in history as the "Trail of Tears."

The Abernathy and Summey families of North Carolina were among those early pioneers who settled in Bartow (formerly Cass) County, Georgia in 1842. The community, located in the Stamp Creek district, became known by many as Macedonia. It was also known by some as Abernathyville due to the large number of Abernathy families in the community.

Abernathy and Knight family circa 1900
(Macedonia school house in background)

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The Old Macedonia Cemetery was established in the mid-1800s. The late Nat Abernathy stated that the first burial was a child of Lintford Abernathy. Lintford Abernathy then donated land to the church for the cemetery. Some years later, Richard Howell donated more land for expansion of the cemetery.

In the 1920s, Georgia Power began to make plans to build a dam for hydroelectricity. Macedonia was one of several communities bought out by the company. The families were allowed to stay on the property until construction began. The Great Depression put the dam on hold. In 1941, Congress approved the construction of the Allatoona Dam. Their concern was preventing the destructive flooding caused by the Etowah River in cities and communities downstream. World War II delayed the project again. On June 15, 1946 the Army Corps of Engineers officially broke ground on the construction of Lake Allatoona and the Allatoona Dam. Early plans called for the removal of the graves at Macedonia to other cemeteries. Fortunately, engineers decided not to move the cemetery.


1913 photo of the Macedonia School house
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As the families began to move out, dam workers completely dismanteled all the houses and structures. Because of the cemetery's location, it was not necessary to relocate the existing graves. A dike was built to protect the cemetery from flooding. A new road to the cemetery was built because the existing road from the church was flooded out by the creation of the lake.

Many of the descendants of the original settlers still live in Bartow and the surrounding counties. Today, the Abernathys, and two lines of the Howell family continue to hold family reunions at the cemetery. In the mid-1900's, a shelter was built, which provides a perfect setting for the large family gatherings.

After the year 2000, land next to the cemetery was acquired from the Army Corp of Engineers, almost doubling the cemetery size.

The Old Macedonia Cemetery is located on the banks of Lake Allatoona in Bartow County, Georgia. It is between Cartersville and Canton. Directions: I-75 to exit 125, east on Hwy 20, right on Woodall Road and follow the signs. The cemetery is approximately 5.5 miles from Hwy 20. The last two miles are gravel.

 


Lake Allatoona can be seen in the background of this cemetery.

FAMILY REUNIONS

Abernathy - Second Sunday in September

Howell (Richard) - Fourth Sunday in August

Howell (W. Martin) - First Sunday in October


Listing of Graves at Old Macedonia Cemetery

Below is a listing of the graves in the cemetery. The links to the right of each name will lead you to more information on the individual. Having studied the family history of many of those buried here, I have tried to include any information that will be helpful to those researching their own families.

At the end of the list below, I have put the names of several Civil War veterans who are buried here.

If anyone would like to contribute photos or personal stories, please contact me at eveningblues@aol.com.

There may be mistakes. Please let me know if some of this information is incorrect.

The information and photos may be used for personal research and on genealogy websites such as ancestry.com. When used, please give proper credit to this site.
(last updated March 13, 2014)

If any of the links do not work, please let me know so that I may fix them.

Note: Due to Atkinson being spelled in a variety of ways, all listings here are under the single spelling "Atkinson."



Last Name
First & Middle Name
Maiden Name
Birth Date
Death Date
Info Available
Abernathy, Adaline Gravitt     Grave

Abernathy,

Alice Howell Sep 30, 1900 Apr 21, 1948

Grave/Obituary/Family

Abernathy, Alma   Sep 29, 1886 Apr 12, 1888 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Andrew Sidney Jan 1856 Sep 30, 1926 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Annie Blackburn/Blackman Dec 26, 1886 Mar 25, 1972 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Bardy Larkin   Oct 04, 1827 Jun 18, 1914 Photo/Grave/Family/News
Abernathy, Bertia Evelyn Cox Sep 17, 1898 Dec 31, 1972 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Bessie May   May 23, 1919 Mar 27, 1920 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Clarence   1912 1913 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Cordia   Aug 2, 1910 Aug 31, 1929 Photo/Grave/Family
Abernathy, Daniel   Apr 1818 Mar 13, 1904 Photo/Grave/Family
Abernathy, Dartha/Dorothy Carter   Feb 1901 Obituary
Abernathy, Delphanie Ann Tidwell Oct 4, 1855 Dec 19, 1919 Grave/Family
Abernathy, DeWitt   Jan 26, 1925 Sep 27, 2012 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Edna Dover Nov 14, 1946 Feb 27, 2012 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Elihu Richard   Sep 2, 1838 Jul 9, 1903 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Elihu Tinsley "E.T."   Aug 5, 1924 Sep 23, 1925 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Elihu Tinsley   Jun 25, 1859 Feb 26, 1932 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Elihue Richard   Jan 8, 1890 Dec 6, 1954 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Eliza Adeline   May 31, 1881 Aug 4, 1881 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Ethel Burilla, Moss Abernathy Oct 9, 1890 Mar 1, 1977 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Eve Cline 1794 Aug 2, 1853 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Floyd Junior   Jul 20, 1936 Apr 27, 1939 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Grady Willard   Nov 29, 1918 Jul 1, 1997 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Horace   Jul 16, 1920 Nov 25, 1921 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Hosea   Oct 19, 1851 Dec 31, 1930 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Isabelle "Bell" Wilson Mar 19, 1900 Jun 13, 1927 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Irena "Rena" Stroup   Jun 1925 Obituary/Family
Abernathy, James H.   Sep 8, 1922 Sep 21, 1922 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Jefferson   Jun 17, 1902 Dec 23, 1922 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Joseph   July 1845 Before 1910 Misc Info
Abernathy, John Franklin   Aug 30, 1848 Oct 5, 1930 Photo/Grave/Family
Abernathy, John Starling   May 16, 1858 Sep 1, 1939 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, John Thomas "J.T."   Jun 30, 1850 Feb 29, 1928 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, John Walter   Feb 22, 1895 Oct 1, 1935 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, John Willie   Aug 13, 1894 Dec 12, 1980 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Joicy Eveline McGhee Jul 4, 1855 Jul 25, 1958 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Kate E. Bennett Aug 20, 1906 Nov 6, 1981 Grave/Obituary
Abernathy, Larkin David   1867 1957 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Leo Allene Tanner Nov 8, 1923 Oct 16, 2003 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Linford   Feb 25, 1895 Feb 14, 1971 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Malinda M. George Jan 25, 1844 Mar 25, 1923 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Malissa Jane Thomas Jun 6, 1853 Oct 20, 1927 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Mary Susan Gravitt Jul 27, 1862 Feb 19, 1945 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Matilda Francis Bradshaw Jan 19, 1832 Dec 31, 1921 Grave
Abernathy, Minnie Lee Beck 1872 1944 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Nancy Cordelia Howell Aug 3, 1890 Apr 12, 1944 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Nancy Pauline   Nov 25, 1921 Jul 6, 1923 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Nancy Elizabeth Young Jun 1, 1864 Dec 23, 1941 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Narcissus Cordelia Faulkner Jun 27, 1853 Jan 31, 1910 Grave/Info
Abernathy, Nathan   1790 Aug 06, 1871 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Nathan J. "N.J."   Jan 28, 1849 Dec 31, 1917 Grave/Family/Info
Abernathy, Nevada Howell Nov 12, 1894 Feb 21, 1982 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Ola Mae   Sep 28, 1915 Jan 1, 1924 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Oliver "Buck"   Jan 15, 1928 Feb 26, 1991 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Ottie Mae   May 13, 1912 Oct 13, 1925 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Raymond Clark   Jan 1, 1921 Oct 5, 1921 Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Reuben Bartow   Jan 23, 1894 Dec 31, 1963 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Robert H.   Mar 19, 1904 Jun 3, 1961 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Roy M.   Feb 5, 1932 Jul 27, 1934 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Ruby   Dec 14, 1902 Aug 10, 1903 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Ruby Tanner May 14, 1922 Apr 9, 2003 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Sarah Coley Mar, 1827 Jul 30, 1902 Photo/Grave/Family
Abernathy, Sarah E.   Apr 29, 1908 Apr 29, 1908 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Susanna Hail Atkinson Sep 25, 1833   Grave/Family
Abernathy, Troy Norris   Nov 15, 1950 Apr 23, 2003 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, unknown
OLDEST GRAVE
Circa 1850s Grave/Info
Abernathy, W.C.   Jun 12, 1925 Jun 12, 1925 Grave/Family
Abernathy, Wesley Thomas   Oct 10, 1878 Feb 20, 1936 Grave/Family
Abernathy, William Andrew   Oct 12, 1884 Jan 20, 1968 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, William Preasley   1898 May 23, 1948 Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, William Robert   Nov 1, 1865 Apr 14, 1954 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Abernathy, Zepheniah "Zeff" M.   Feb 20, 1831 Feb 16, 1916 Grave/Family
Abrams, James A.   Jun 2, 1898 Oct 19, 1905 Grave/Family
Akins, Hattie Gertrude Lula Dellinger Apr 16, 1882 May 6, 1902 Grave/Obituary/Family
Akins, James Robert   Mar 13, 1876 Sep 10, 1904 Grave/Obituary
Atkinson, Annie Mae Jenkins 1881 1987 Grave
Atkinson, Elizabeth "Betsie"   1835 May 18, 1921 Grave
Atkinson, Hardy   1865 Dec 6, 1940 Obituary/Family
Atkinson, Lillian   May 1, 1917 Feb 1920 Obituary/Family
Atkinson, Malisa Stroup   Feb 26, 1913 Grave/Family
Atkinson, Mary Hulsey Apr 1875 Feb 1, 1947 Family
Atkinson, Nicholas Faulkner   1827 1887 Grave/Family/News
Atkinson, Sarah Malinda (Lindy) Sep 1884 Mar 6, 1976 Grave
Atkinson, Taylor T.   Jan 1878 Apr 20, 1952 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family/News
Atkinson,. W.C   Mar 20, 1892 Mar 21, 1893 Grave
Baker, Rachel Gertrude   Jan 7, 1925 Mar 7, 1925 Grave/Obituary/Family
Barger, Doxie V. Howell Apr 30, 1892 Nov 26, 1976 Grave/Obituary/Family
Barger, Lovie Tessie   1909 1915 Grave/Family
Barger, William E.   Jan 18, 1877 Oct 28, 1961 Grave/Obituary/Family
Bauer, Earl Houston   Jun 12, 1927 Dec 7, 2010 Grave/Obituary
Bennett, Unknown   Feb 11, 1867 July 1919 Grave
Bennett, Unknown       Grave
Bennett, Dewey Sampson   Feb 28, 1930 Aug 1, 1992 Grave/Obituary/Family
Blackburn, Martha Joan   Mar 8, 1938 Jan 3, 1939 Grave/Obituary/Family
Blackburn, Mary   Mar, 1850 Sep 20, 1920 Grave/Obituary/Info
Blackburn, Nancy Catherine Hite Abernathy Aug 12, 1886 Mar 17, 1971 Grave/Family
Blackburn, William Cicero   Mar 11, 1881 Jan 14, 1919 Grave/Obituary/Family/Info
Bohannon, Robert Lee   Jun 3, 1926 Nov 24, 1928 Grave/Obituary/Family
Bohannon, Willie Kathryn   Jul 18, 1934 Dec 9, 1935 Grave/Family
Brawner, Delia Elizabeth Atkinson   Mar 1963 Grave/Obituary/Family
Brooks, Emergene Howell Jul 2, 1907 Jan 9, 1997 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Brooks, William Joseph   Oct 25, 1906 Jun 25, 1971 Photo/Grave/Obituary
Buckner, Mattielene Abernathy Aug 5, 1928 Oct 26, 1979 Grave/Obituary/Family
Burrell, Nancy Hite Summey Mar 25, 1822 Aug 9, 1924 Grave/Obituary/Family
Butterworth Gladys W. Chumley Sep 10, 1927 Jan 15, 2009 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Callahan, Shawn Christopher; Nov 23, 1974 Oct 11, 2013 Grave/Obituary
Childers, Hilburn   Jun 1, 1936 Sep 27, 2009 Grave/Obituary
Clark, Mildred Mabel   May 4, 1923 Sep 2, 1924 Grave/Obituary/Family
Coley, Nancy Bullard Apr 2, 1805 Aug 7, 1896 Grave/Obituary/Family
Cox, Annie L.   Nov 29, 1907 Mar 7, 1978 Grave/Obituary/Family
Cox, Bill S.   Aug 15, 1909 Oct 7, 1974 Grave/Family
Cox, David Pressley   one date Apr 22, 1921 Grave/Obituary/Family
Cox, James Monroe   1826 Oct. 21, 1899 Grave/Family Information
Cox, James Pressley   Mar 11, 1913 Jul 10, 1931 Grave/Obituary/Family
Cox, Martha Abernathy Apr 27, 1834 1908 Grave/Family Information
Cox, Malissa "Lissie" Hite 1882 1953 Grave/Obituary/Family
Cox, Robert J.   Aug 9, 1865 Jul 7, 1919 Grave
Cox, William M.   1877 1938 Grave/Obituary/Family
Davis, Stacey Lang   Nov 29, 1952 May 26, 2010 Photo/Grave/Obituary
Day, John William "Bill"   Apr 9, 1885 May 14, 1972 Photo/Grave/Family
Day, Susan Emma McCoy Oct 22, 1881 Nov 22, 1961 Photo/Grave/Family
Deal, Helen Idella Abernathy Mar 1, 1919 Feb 12, 1994 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Deal, Lee Edward   Feb 21, 1905 Feb 21, 1994 Grave/Obituary
Dellinger, Minerva Copeland Feb 6, 1805 Mar 1, 1873 Grave
Dellinger, Mary Magdaline   Feb 1, 1824 Aug 27, 1903 Grave/Family
Dellinger, Moses Nathaniel   Sep 24, 1791 Feb 12, 1872 Grave/Information
Dellinger, Sarah Catherine   Aug 28, 1825 Apr 13, 1913 Grave/Family
Dellinger, Belazora "Zora" Meleta   Sep 13, 1830 Jan 27, 1902 Grave/Family
Dempsey, Helen Evelyn "Ebbie"   Jul 4, 1932 Jan 3, 1994 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Duncan, Ed D.     Feb 26, 1894 Grave/Obituary
Farmer, Theresa Diane   1965 2005 Grave/Obituary
Gayton, Olive (Ollie) Loggins 1853 1933 Photo/Family
Gayton, Zachary Taylor   1849 Apr 13, 1913 Family
Gilmore, Melvin Brance Tanner   Jun 15, 1999 Jul 29, 1999 Grave/Family
Golen, Robert Joseph   May 27, 1943 Jun 21, 2008 Grave
Gould, Mary Stroup   May 27, 1920 Obituary/Family
Gramling, Mary   Feb 28, 1911 Mar 7, 1911 Grave/Family/Information
Gramling, Tina   Nov 12, 1905 Nov 13, 1905 Grave/Family/Information
Haisten, Olen T.   Jan 22, 1915 15 Mar 1999 Grave/Information
Hardin, Helen Donaldine   Mar 15, 1926 May 7, 1927 Grave/Family
Hardin, Odessa Howell Jan 22, 1908 Jan 1, 1968 Grave/Obituary/Family
Hardin, Silas   Aug 11, 1905 Dec 6, 1991 Grave/Obituary/Family
Harris, John Willie   Apr 25, 1905 Jan 12, 1928 Grave/Obiuary/Family
Hill, Rachel Abernathy Apr 1, 2012 Apr 7, 2012 Grave/Obituary/Family
Hite, Ella Mae     Mar 1925 Obituary/Family Info
Hite, Jane     1923 Obituary
Hite, John F.   May 1857 Dec 11, 1927 Grave/Obituary/Family
Hite, Mary Ann       Grave
Hite, Mary Ann   Oct 11, 1923 Apr 22, 1923 Grave/Family
Hite, Mirinda Adeline Vaughn Dec 23, 1899 Feb 20, 1982 GraveObituary/Family
Hite, Son   Dec 14, 1900 Dec 15, 1900 Grave/Family
Hite, Son   Mar 17, 1903 Apr 23, 1904 Grave/Family
Hite, Wyatt Lee Linford   Feb 27, 1889 Mar 2, 1954 Grave/Obituary/Family
Hobbs, Mark Brooks   Aug 25, 1953 Jan 27, 1980 Grave/Obituary/Family
Howard, Lola Evelyne Summey Knight Oct 11, 1908 Aug 24, 1985 Grave/Obituary/Family
Howell, Eva Knight Nov 7, 1879 Jul 22, 1956 Grave/Obituary/Family
Howell, Hazel Abernathy Feb 2, 1922 Sep 16, 2008 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Howell, Herman "Jake" W.   Jan 21, 1917 May 10, 2000 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Howell, Homer L.   Jun 16, 1897 Feb 18, 1898 Grave/Family
Howell, Howard Charlie   Feb 16, 1905 Nov 17, 1977 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Howell, Howard Charlie "H.C." Jr   Jan 19, 1935 Jan 19, 1935 Grave/Family
Howell, Hubert T.   Nov 19, 1898 Dec 12, 1986 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family/News
Howell, John T.   Jul 2, 1896 Oct 17, 1900 Grave/Family
Howell, Liddie Abernathy Aug 15, 1870 Oct 17, 1947 Grave/Obituary/Family
Howell, Marion Boring Aug 7, 1923 Jan 01, 2012 Obituary/Family
Howell, Mary Louise Moss Feb 18, 1912 May 27, 1970 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Howell, Mary Scott   Nov 23, 1936 Dec 1, 1936 Photo/Grave/Family
Howell, Miranda Dawn   Aug 25, 2005 Jul 7, 2007 Grave/Obituary/Family
Howell, Rebecca J. Summey May 3, 1840 Feb 14, 1920 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family/Info
Howell, Richard L.   Aug 27, 1866 Feb 19, 1937 Grave/Obituary/Family
Howell, Robert E.   Jun 13, 1869 May 18, 1942 Grave/Obituary/Family
Howell, Susan Alice Elliott Nov 7, 1867 Oct 12, 1938 Grave/Obituary/Family
Howell, William Martin   Aug 27, 1874 Dec 9, 1937 Grave/Obituary/Family
Hufstetler, "The Babies"   no dates   Grave
Hufstetler, Ella Mae     Mar. 17, 1925 Family/Information
Hufstetler, Emma Hulsey Aug 10, 1899 Mar 26, 1976 Grave/Obituary/Family
Hufstetler (Hite?), Ella Mae     Mar. 17, 1925 Family/Information
Hufstetler (Hite?), William A.     Oct 26, 1924 Family/Information
Hulsey Harvey   Jun 18, 1915 Mar 6, 1920 Family
Irwin Mary     Mar 1925 Obituary
Irwin Lilian Rosemary   Jun 21, 1940 Apr 3, 2006 Grave/Obituary
Jackson Sandra Mathews 1964 May 19, 2012 Photo/Grave/Obituary
Johnston, Fanny Keever 1862 1889 Grave/Family
Jones, Robert Lee (body part) no dates   Grave/News
Keever, Unknown   no dates   Grave
Keever, Clide   1909 Sep 1910 Grave/Obituary/Family
Keever, Daniel Frank   1843 1862 Grave/Family
Keever, Edwin E.   Jul 20, 1922 Apr 9, 1990 Grave/Obituary/Family
Keever, Eliza Abernathy Sep 24, 1912 Mar 26, 2002 Grave/Obituary/Family
Keever, Francis "Fannie" Knight 1885 1928 Grave/Family
Keever, Felix Henry   Mar 9, 1870 Sep 28, 1902 Grave/Family
Keever, Hershel   1912 1912 Grave/Family
Keever, James   Jul 7, 1867 Dec 12, 1867 Grave/Family
Keever, James "Jim"   Feb 18, 1811 1907 Grave/Family/Information
Keever, John Wesley   Aug 29, 1838 Aug 16, 1881 Grave/Obituary/Family
Keever, Jonas Ausburne   Dec 1, 1845 Oct 5, 1927 Grave/Family/Information
Keever, Mary Baker Jul 16, 1848 Jun 22, 1917 Grave/Family
Keever, Mary Jane "Polly" Bradshaw Oct 25, 1818 Aug 1896 Grave/Obituary/Family
Keever, Quimby   Nov 12, 1908 Jun 23, 1944 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Keever, Sarah Elizabeth Hurgburger one date Nov 5, 1870 Grave
Keever, Thomas Garson   Jun 19, 1888 Sep 19, 1979 Grave/Obituary/Family
Keever, Thomas James   1840 1862 Grave/Family
Knight, Eliza Jane Abernathy Mar 18, 1852 May 3, 1932 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Knight, Hermon   May 5, 1903 May 6, 1903 Grave/Family
Knight, Infant   one date Mar 18, 1885 Grave/Family
Knight, James Monroe "Roe"   Oct 14, 1854 May 12, 1922 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Knight, John Tedford   Mar 6, 1857 Jan 20, 1929 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Knight, Laura Ann Wilson Mar 22, 1895 Nov 28, 1908 Grave/Family
Knight, Lula Cora Jane   Apr 4, 1896 Feb 13, 1936 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Knight, Mary Young Sep 16, 1859 May 5, 1915 Photo/Grave/Family
Knight, Mary Emaline "Mollie"   Jan 16, 1876 Jan 6, 1940 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Knight, Minnie Lee   Dec 18, 1892 Aug 18, 1893 Grave/Family
Knight, Nancy   Feb 14, 1835 Jun 2, 1917 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Leahy, Lena Spinks Mar 8, 1928 Oct 31, 2006 Grave/Obituary/Family
Lewis, Nicholas Brandon   Dec 24, 1987 Mar 14, 2012 Grave/Obituary/Family
Lewis, Thelma Louise   May 13, 1924 Oct 8, 1925 Grave/Obituary/Family
Lingerfelt, Mary Jane Mulkey Sep 14, 1852 Dec 14, 1931 Grave/Obituary
Lingerfelt, Samuel   Jan 15, 1851 May 20, 1914 Grave/Obituary
Lingerfelt, Unknown 1   no dates   Grave
Lingerfelt, Unknown 2   no dates   Grave
Lingerfelt, Unknown 3   no dates   Grave
Lingerfelt, Unknown 4   no dates   Grave
Lowe, Sam   Jun 4, 1920 Apr 30, 2002 Grave/Obituary/Family
Mainer, Margaret   Mar 9, 1835 May 10, 1909 Grave
McClure Clifford Alvin "Buddy"   Sep 14, 1937 May 12, 2009 Grave/Obituary/Family
McCoy, Fanny Leonard   Jan 1929 Obituary
McCoy, Georgia Ann       Info
McCoy, James Polk   Aug 24, 1845 May 8, 1923 Grave/Obituary
McGhee, Clemon   Feb 5, 1922 Feb 9, 1922 Family
McGhee, Evelyn D.   Apr 20, 1930 Apr 20, 1930 Grave
McGhee, infant son   Feb 5, 1922 Feb 9, 1922 Family
McGhee, infant girl     Apr 20, 1930 Family
McGhee, James Knox Polk   Dec 12, 1843 Apr 6, 1902 Grave
McMickens, Elizabeth Varner 1933 Aug. 15, 2013 Grave/Obituary
Merrefield Robert F.   Sep 15, 1917 May 14, 2009 Grave/Obituary/Family
Millsapps, Mary Lillian Abernathy Apr 23, 1917 Sep 18, 2004 Grave/Obituary
Millsapps, William Clinton   Mar 24, 1918 Apr 10, 1995 Grave/Obituary
Moss William Arthur III   1964 Apr 2, 2008 Photo/Grave/Obituary
Mullins, Mack Pierce   1856 Mar 1942 Grave/Obituary/Family
Mullins, Willie Susie Dollar 1862 Jun 19, 1935 Grave/Obituary/Family
Owens, Stephanie Christine   1978 Apr 13, 2008 Photo/Grave/Obituary
Padgett, Ronald Steve   1952 April 14, 2011 Photo/Grave/Obituary
Pagano, Denise Ann   Feb 26, 1961 Dec 3, 2007 Grave/Obituary
Pendery, Sam   1943 2007 Grave
Pittman, Lydia Nell "Pat" Poole Aug 28, 1941 Jun 15, 2007 Grave/Obituary/Family
Pope, Covington "Buddy"   Feb 29, 1904 Aug 29, 1924 Grave/Obituary/Family
Pope, Howard   Apr 11, 1911 Jan 7, 1926 Grave/Obituary/Family
Proctor, Mary Jill H.   Sep 2, 1946 Dec 15, 2004 Grave
Proctor, Thad Milton   Sep 26, 1953 May 28, 2004 Grave/Obituary/Family
Puckett, Twins   one date Jun 17, 1918 Grave/Family
Rabideau, Nancy Sue Carey Jun 18, 1951 Nov 3, 2004 Grave
Ralston, Arlene   Sep 1, 1938 Oct 1, 1938 Grave/Family
Ralston, Infant Daughter   no dates   Grave/Family
Ralston, Infant Daughter   no dates   Grave/Family
Ralston, Isabell Lingerfelt   Jul 11, 1890 Apr 2, 1912 Grave
Ralston, Miles Lee   Oct 15, 1885 Aug 18, 1927 Grave/Obituary
Rampley, Lee Samuel L.S. Jun 12, 1926 Aug 1926 Grave/Obituary/Family
Scruggs Betty Ann Lee Nov 11, 1938 Dec 5, 2009 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Shinall Infant   Jun 19, 1942 Jun 19, 1942 Grave/Family
Smith, Barron Clarence Jan 31, 1960 Nov 8, 2012 Grave/Obituary
Smith, Mary S. Atkinson Sep 25, 1888 Jul 3, 1974 Grave/Family/Obituary
Stapleton, Eddie   Mar 10, 1967 Sep 11, 2013 Grave/Obituary
Stephens, Alice E. Barger Mar 6, 1930 Apr 12, 2008 Grave/Obituary/Family
Stephens, Dolphus Robert   May 17, 1920 Jun 6, 2001 Grave/Obituary/Family
Summey, Dock Robinson   Aug 31, 1886 Nov 21, 1970 Grave/Obituary/Family
Summey, Elizabeth     Nov 1920 Obituary/Family
Summey, John T. (Tommie)   Nov 5, 1890 Jun 25, 1896 Grave/Family
Summey, John F.   Aug 4, 1838 Jan 20, 1906 Grave/Family
Summey, John W. "Johnie"   Apr 4, 1876 Jan 30, 1909 Grave/Family
Summey, Joseph Marty "Uncle Kay"   Dec 25, 1884 Feb 19, 1971 Grave/Obituary/Family
Summey, Katie Abernathy Jan 25, 1877 Jan 25, 1939 Grave/Family
Summey, L.   1846 Aug 23, 1887 Grave
Summey, Lintford Samuel   Apr 11, 1848 Aug 23, 1887 Grave/Family
Summey, Luella Crowe/Hite one date Jul 16, 1926 Grave/Obituary
Summey, Ophelia   Jul 29, 1878 Jun 11, 1960 Grave/Obituary/Family
Summey, Sallie Blackburn Dec 25, 1884 Feb 4, 1944 Grave/Obituary
Summey, Sibbie Ann Tidwell   Nov 11, 1906 Jun 21, 1909 Grave/Family
Summey, Tilda Anne Tidwell Jun 16, 1850 Nov 12, 1925 Grave/Obituary/Family
Summey, William Andrew   May 7, 1905 Sep 19, 1932 Grave/Obituary/Family
Summey, William "Willie" M.   Oct 24, 1873 Feb 4, 1949 Grave/Family
Tanner, Elbie Clyde Abernathy Jan 28, 1926 Apr 6, 2003 Grave/Obituary/Family
Tanner, Willie T.   Mar 13, 1920 Jun 8, 1990 Grave/Obituary/Family
Tidwell, Alice Evelyn   Jun 5, 1927 Jun 5, 1927 Grave/Family
Tidwell, Helen Fay   Oct 1, 1928 Jul 1, 1929 Grave/Family
Tidwell, Infant Daughter   no dates Oct 11, 1914 Grave/Family
Tidwell, Infant Daughter   one date Oct 21, 1915 Grave/Family
Tidwell, Infant Son   one date Aug 23, 1916 Grave/Family
Tidwell, Infant Son   Mar 20, 1926 Mar 20, 1926 Family
Tidwell, John   Jun 2, 1848 Dec 7, 1907 Grave/Family
Tidwell, Joseph Matthew   Aug 31, 1884 Jul 30, 1970 Grave/Obituary/Family
Tidwell, Linford   Sep 20, 1925 Jan 3, 1926 Family
Tidwell, Margery Fay   Jul 28, 1935 Mar 13, 1937 Grave/Family
Tidwell, Mildred Odessa   Mar 31, 1919 May 19, 1921 Grave/Obituary/Family
Tidwell, Myrtice L.   Jul 26, 1918 Nov 2, 1918 Grave/Family
Tidwell, Roy Lewis   Oct 14, 1941 Mar 23, 2007 Grave/Obituary/Family
Tidwell, Ruby May   Dec 27, 1908 Jan 9, 1909 Grave/Family
Tidwell, Susan Abernathy Sep 24, 1856 Apr 9, 1907 Grave/Family
Tidwell, Susie May   Apr 19, 1922 Sep 20, 1922 Grave/Family
Tidwell, Tessie Jerusha Howell Aug 31, 1893 Jan 14, 1961 Grave/Obituary/Family
Timms, Armenda Rebecca   Jan 19, 1975 Jun 5, 2008 Grave/Obituary/Family
Vaughan, Alma Sue   Sep 23, 1918 Feb 2, 1919 Grave/Family
Venable, Gene Walter   Nov 15, 1957 Jun 4, 2005 Grave/Obituary
Watts, Shirley Jannett Jacobs Jan 11, 1936 Dec 07, 2006 Grave/Obituary
Webb, Charles M.   May 29, 1934 Apr 10, 2010 Grave
Webster, Minnie Lee   Dec 19, 1889 Feb 11, 1981 Grave/Obituary/Family
Webster, Vianna Abernathy Sep 17, 1860 Jun 6, 1922 Grave/Family
White, Fannie Ellen Atkinson May 8, 1888 Jul 16, 1966 Grave/Obituary/Family
White, Luther F.   Nov 2, 1904 Apr 18, 1988 Grave/Obituary/Family
Williams, Arie Leonard "Al"   Apr 26, 1924 Sep 30, 2002 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Williams, Louise Ethel Howell Mar 11, 1929 Feb 4, 2007 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Williams, Scott Tracy   Sep 21, 1959 Aug 11, 2003 Photo/Grave/Obituary/Family
Womack, Burty Mae   Aug 11, 1920 Nov 4, 1921 Grave/Family
Womack, William E.   Oct 25, 1909 Nov 14, 1911 Grave/Family
Woodall, Edward D.   Jun 24, 1879 Jan 19, 1974 Grave/Obituary/Family
Woodall, Melinda   Oct 15, 1884 Oct 18, 1931 Grave/Family
Young, David   one date Jun 9, 1901 Grave
Young, Dick   Jan 12, 1884 Sept 18, 1884 Grave
Young, Isaac   Jun 10, 1856 Apr 29, 1910 Grave/Obituary/Family
Young, Mary Adeline Coley Oct 18, 1829 Dec 8, 1888 Grave/Family
Young, Zachariah   Jun, 1825 May 16, 1909 Photo/Grave

Information provided for research purposes only. Do not copy and paste on other websites.

Some known history about the families found in this cemetery:

  • The Abernathy family came from the Lincoln County area of North Carolina during the late 1840s. Many of their descendants still live in the surrounding counties.
  • The Dellinger family, also from North Carolina, came with iron works builder Jacob Stroup, who was establishing furnaces in north Georgia.
    According to "The Dellinger Family In Georgia" by S.E. Dellinger, MOSES and MINERVA DELLINGER are "buried in Macedonia Churchyard on the North shore of Lake Allatoona along with all their children except ROBERT and HARRIET."
    Many unnamed graves lie between the three sisters and the parents.
  • Some family history states that the first person buried there may have been the child of Linford Abernathy, who donated the land for a cemetery for the Primitive Baptist Church. The time period suggests that this may be Linford, son of Nathan Abernathy and Eve Cline.
    Family accounts state that Richard L. "Dick" Howell also donated land to the church for cemetery use. After the families were moved out, the church relocated to a piece of land on Highway 20, closer to Cartersville.
  • Jesse Marion Coley, son of Nancy Bullard and Morgan Coley, wrote a series of articles in 1923 for the Walker County Messenger. He recounted his childhood growing up in Bartow (then Cass) and the Macedonia community.
  • The Knight family was originally from Halifax County, North Carolina. After the death of his father Meredith, Joshua Knight and other members of his family settled in Georgia. Joshua Knight moved his family to Cass (now Bartow) County in the 1840s. In 1849, he died during a smallpox epidemic in the nearby town of Etowah. (The community of Etowah was a thriving boomtown, populated by almost 4,000 citizens, until May 22, 1864, when the town was burned out of existence by Sherman's Union army.)
  • The Howells are made up mostly by lines of the Summeys and Abernathys. Rebecca J. Summey married Stephen Howell in Cherokee County, Georgia, on March 7, 1866. Not much is known about Stephen, but the Howell name is well represented in the cemetery. Two lines of the Howell family still hold family reunions at Macedonia, one in August, the other in October.
  • The Keever family was from Lincoln County, North Carolina. They moved here with members of the Abernathy family.

BURIED IN MACEDONIA?

The follow people may or may not be buried in Old Macedonia Cemetery. This information comes from various places, but has nothing solid to back it up.

William Monroe Cox (abt 1831 -- Oct 19, 1899)

Martha Ann Abernathy Cox (abt 1834 -- unknown)

 

Civil War Veterans

Bardy Larkin Abernathy Confederate, Private, Stock's Company, 17th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards)
Daniel Abernathy Confederate, Private, Stock's Company, 17th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards)
Elihu Richard Abernathy Confederate, Private, Stock's Company, 17th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards)
Zepheniah Abernathy

Confederate, Private, Stock's Company, 17th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards)

Nicholas Atkinson

18th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Gettysburg POW

Daniel Frank Keever

Confederate, 43rd Infantry Regiment, Company B, Died June 29, 1862, Atlanta

Jonas Ausburne Keever
Confederate, 43rd Infantry Regiment, Company B
John Wesley Keever
Confederate, 17th Infantry Regiment, State Guard
Thomas James Keever
Confederate, 43rd Infantry Regiment, Company B, Died May 26, 1862, Atlanta
James K.P. McGhee
Company K, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Arkansas
John Summey Confederate, Private, Stock's Company, 17th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards)
Zachariah Young

18th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry

Please let me know if you have more information on Civil War soldiers buried here.


This site created in loving memory of my daddy, mother, and brother who lie in rest at Macedonia.

Information provided for research purposes only.

Photos are the property of the site owner & contributors. For personal use only. Info and photos may be used on genealogy related websites.

The Williams Family

I can be reached at eveningblues@aol.com
This email address goes to the creator of this website. See information below for contacting cemetery committee.

The cemetery is incorporated to protect and care for the land,
as well as provide deeds for burial plots.

For more information on the cemetery, contact:

John Pittman (Chairman/Treasurer)
770-655-1600

Charles Howell (Vice-Chairman/Secretery)
770-382-0343


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