Located off Simís Cross Road on dirt road to Finch Cemetery. It is about .4 miles from Simís Cross Road off to the left approximately 1/10 mile on a small hill.
UNNAMED CEMETERY OF SMITHS AND FINCHESContributed by: Paulette Moon [email protected]
(Posted with permission from Paulette Moon - May 22, 2004)
I ran across this cemetery many years ago and recorded the tombstones, thinking I might be able to connect them someday. That has not happened and at this point I think they are Afro-American. I found a Sam Finch and wife Janie, who were Black, in the Bowling Green District in the 1900 census and think that matches the Janie buried there. In any case, this cemetery is in certain danger of being overcome by the woods and destroyed by the pulpwood/paper companies. It does not appear in the
Oglethorpe County Cemetery Book or Miss Florrie Smith's book, so I hoped you could preserve it on the website.
|Nancy Finch||1869||1907||15 years|
|Richard Smith||8 weeks|
|John Easter Smith||April 08, 1904||June 15, 1904|
|Callie Finch||1895||wife of Randall Finch
age 41 years
|Janie Finch||1902||wife of Samuel 38 years|
are a more graves unmarked or marked with fieldstone only.
There is also an area fenced in for several graves but none had readable markers.
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