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Rev. George Lumpkin 1788-1858: family cemetery located!
Posted by: Sandy Landrum-Kelly (ID *****9324) Date: June 14, 2010 at 07:20:15
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For those who have been researching the Lumpkin family of Oglethorpe County, Georgia - specifically the direct line of Rev. George Lumpkin (1788-1858)- then I am pleased to say that we have located his family cemetery. After years of research and narrowing down possible locations, what is left of the cemetery was located back in March in an area that used to be known as Herman. Since then we have been out to the cemetery uncovering, marking, photographing and documenting the grave sites. Many hours were spent by myself and two friends, Gary Doster and Charlotte Marshall, researching through documents, obits, and areal maps until the exact location was found. The graves that are marked are for the Moore family, Martha E. Moore, Burnett Moore, et al. Martha was the daughter of Rev. George Lumpkin and his third wife, Lucy Davis. At first we thought that it was simply the Moore family cemetery, but when the obituary dated Friday, January 20, 1899 was found for Mrs. M.E. Thompson (nee Pattie Moore), there was no doubt that the cemetery was originally the Rev. George Lumpkin cemetery due to this quote from her obit: "...and laid to rest in the cemetery with her grandparents, Rev. George Lumpkin and wife and other relatives." Unfortunately, there are no other identifying markers, only field stones to mark the graves. Thus, George's grave site is one of those unidentified graves. We were working in the cemetery this past Thursday and discovered 3 more graves that we had not previously known about by prodding the ground and uncovering the head and foot stones, bringing the total to 14 grave sites with only 4 of them identified. A portion of the cemetery has been destroyed by a right-of-way that has been cut through it. There is at least one grave site depression that is visible in the right-of-way strip, so there could be other graves under the churned up earth. I think that it is safe to assume that the grave sites of Rev. George's first wife, Sarah Pope (my 5th great-grandmother, and his second wife, Frances Callaway, are also buried there.

Here are the identifiable graves:

(Martha & Burnett share a large stone)

Martha E. (Elizabeth) Moore (Lumpkin)
June 8, 1826
Feb. 19, 1907

Burnett moore
Jan. 18, 1819
Nov. 9, 1863
(killed at the Battle of Rome, GA.)

on the back of the shared stone is a list of their children:

Mrs. Lucy O. Brown
Mrs. Martha E. Thompson
Mrs. Rebecca Meiere
Miss Sallie Moore
George B. Moore
Clem G. Moore

(Box Tomb)

Sallie Moore
April 20, 1855
June 11, 1862

(Single Gravestone)

Martha E. Moore
Wife of L.T. Thompson
July 16, 1850
Dec. 31, 1898

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