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Claxton Historical Burial Site

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Location: on U.S. 319 at Greenwood Cemetery Rd, 3.5 miles N of Wrightsville
County: Johnson
Coordinates: N 32° 47.608    W 082° 32.718
  32.79346011    -82.54530548
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6H61
Claxton Historical Burial Site Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Zachariah William Claxton - b. 23 Dec. 1806 - d. 22 April 1895 and his wife Lincella Bush Claxton - b. 5 Feb. 1805[?] - d. 7 Jan. 1872 - Zachariah was son of Henry and Fannie Jordan Claxton. Lincella was daughter of John B. and Mary Bush. Both were born in Edgefield District, S.C. and married there in 1823. They had ten children (six boys and four girls) before buying 500 acres of land in 1855 and moving to Jefferson County, Georgia.

Lincella was the first person buried on their land about 1/2 from their home. Only one child - Lincella E. Claxton Price Schwalls - and a few of her descendants were buried on the plot. Later the site became known as the Davis (Schwalls) Cemetery. Claxton Family Reunion members, with yearly organized reunions since 1946, have twice restored the grave site located .8 mile on right side of Johnson County Road 112.

Thousands of descendants have contributed greatly to the growth and development of the great State of Georgia.

Claxton Historical Burial Site
Photo by Ken Moser


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