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Roswell's Distinguished Men

Marker ID: GHM 060-121
Location: Roswell Presbyterian Church Cemetery, N. Atlanta St, Roswell, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 34° 01.181    W 084° 21.694
  34.019683    -84.36156
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1W2D
Roswell's Distinguished Men Marker  


In this cemetery lie some of Roswell´s leading early citizens, most of whom came here from Georgia´s coastal counties: FRANCIS ROBERT GOULDING (1810-1881) clergyman, inventor, author of The Young Marooners and other juvenile classics: BARRINGTON KING (1798-1866); Roswell King´s son, first settler, president of Roswell Factories, and his wife, CATHERINE MARGARET NEPHEW KING (1804-1887); NATHANIEL A, PRATT, D.D. (1796-1879), graduate of Yale and Princeton Theological Seminary, founder of the Roswell Presbyterian Church, its pastor for 40 years, and his wife, CATHERINE BARRINGTON KING PRATT (1810-1894); ARCHIBALD SMITH (1801-1886) and his wife, ANNIE MARGARETT MAGILL SMITH (1807-1887).

In the old cemetery, at the top of the hill, lie: ROSWELL KING (1765-1844), FOUNDER OF Roswell, for whom the town is named; JOHN DUNWODY, ESQ, (1786-1858), and his wife, JANE BULLOCH DUNWODY (1788-1856); JAMES S. BULLOCH (1793-1849) Major in the Mexican war, father of Martha (Miss Mittie) Bulloch, wife of Theodore Roosevelt. Her sons were Present Theodore Roosevelt and Elliott Roosevelt, the father of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.



For more information on the history of Roswell, GA:

History of Roswell, GA

Roswell Historic District