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Mrs. Sarah Herb - buried on Liberty / Dutch Island, Chatham County, GA.
Posted by: Dale E. Reddick (ID *****9440) Date: May 31, 2006 at 14:28:59
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Hi Folks,

By 1769 Frederick and Ursula Herb had acquired land from John and Isaac Young on what was then known as Providence Island in Christ Church Parish, the colony of Georgia.

Due to the Revolutionary War, the island had its name changed from Providence to Liberty Island. Later, the name changed yet again to Dutch Island.

My distant cousin Dr. Ed Mulligan and I visited Dutch Island last year and found three gravestones still in existence. We were looking for evidence of our Reddick relatives. We did find the headstone and footstone for Sophia Readick Verdell, who was the niece of our ggggg-grandfather John Reddick (sometimes Raddick), a.k.a. Johann Radick II.

Adjacent to Sophia's headstone is one for Mrs. Sarah Herb. Here's the readable inscription of her headstone. The stone has obviously been broken.

"...... of Mrs. Sarah Herb Who was born April 9th 1785 & departed this life on The 8th of November 1802. Aged 17 Years 6 months & 29 days." The first line of the damaged inscription may be "Here rest the remains".

Ed was the one who desciphered the remaining inscription of this memorial's content, as the top of it is missing.

Does anyone know who she was?


Dale E. Reddick

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