Historic Markers Across Georgia

Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery

Marker ID: GHM 118-3
Location: South side of US 82 east of Georgetown
County: Quitman
Coordinates: N 31° 52.926    W 085° 5.474
  31.88209304    -85.09123683
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAFKN
Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Approximately 200 yards SW is an old family graveyard where lie buried many distinguished Georgians. Capt. James Harrison, one of the earlier settlers of this area, rests here. His home begun 1837, was the first frame house in this area and was built near this cemetery. Lt. Col. Theodore LeGrande Guerry, CSA, President of the Ga. Senate, 1858- 1860, and author of the bill creating Quitman Co., also lies here. Col. Guerry organized and served as first Capt. of the ´Quitman Grays, later Co. I, 11th Ga. Vol. Inf. Regt. He later rose to Lt. Col. and served as executive officer of the 11th. Here lies 2nd Lt. John Benjamin Guerry, CSA, of Co. I, 11th Ga. Inf. Lt. Guerry was killed at the Battle of Second Manassas, Va., August, 1862. Here also is Lt. James B. Harrison, CSA, of Co. F, 61st Ga. Inf., killed fighting valiantly at the Battle of the Wilderness, Va., 1864. Capt. Edward B. Brannon, CSA, who commanded Co. I after the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., 1863, when its commander Capt. F.M. Bledsoe was captured, was originally buried in this cemetery, but was later moved to the cemetery at Georgetown Baptist Church. Also buried here is Col. William ´Red´ Harrison, CSA, who organized and led the 6th La. Cav. Regt., and Major William Lewis Crawford first pastor of the Georgetown Baptist Church.

GHM 118-3 Georgia Historical Commission 1961