Bonner Cemetery

The Bonner Cemetery is located on the land that once belonged to Zadock Bonner, Jr. The grave listed here are a partial listing only. There are many graves at this cemetery that are unmarked. In Carrollton go Southwest on Maple St. toward S. Cliff St. Turn slight left onto US 27. Stay on 27 for 6.8 miles then turn right on to Bonner Goldmine Rd. 

sterling tombstone
Martha (Mattie) Ridgeway Bonner
(Aged 28 years, 3 months, and 13 days.)
Abt. 1839 - April 30, 1868
(Wife of Whitmal Lawrence Sterling) 
shackelford tombstone
James Carlisle Shackelford, Jr.    (No Dates)
March 1849 - March 1850
(Son of James Joseph Carlisle Shackelford and Margaret A. Forbes- Shackelford.)
forbes tombstone
Ann Davis- Forbes
1796 - June 17, 1874
(Wife of John McEver Forbes)
Zaddock Bonner, Jr., was one of the wealthiest men men in Georgia before 1860. He discovered what became known as the "Bonner Bonanza" when he hit gold in Carroll County, Georgia.  He was known to have been worth over three quarters of a million dollars before the "Civil War".
Lucy Jackson-Bonner
June 11, 1788 - April 07, 1872
(Engraving on her tombstone reads, "Lucy B., wife of Z. Bonner)

Zadock Bonner    June 17, 1769 - 1848
(Zadock may be buried at the Bonner Cemetery but there are no grave markers visible.)


Zadock Bonner, Jr.

October 18, 1804 - December 23, 1891

Zaddock Alexander Bonner  March 18, 1843 - June 09, 1843
(Son of Zadock and Lucy Bonner) 

Lucy B. Ridgeway   
June 21, 1810 - April 04, 1872
(Wife of Zadock Bonner, Jr.)  
John McEver Forbes   
November 13, 1800 - August 01, 1895
(Father of Margaret Forbes)  

Listings and photos provided by Kendrick W. Shackleford

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