Wilkes County, Georgia - Smyrna Methodist Church Cemetery
Transcription by Larry R. Butler and Janice B. Turner
There is a listing in an older Cemetery Inventory of Smyrna that the headstone for the grave of Matthew Talbot--1785-1855 was present. It was not found by Larry and I but there were many graves in serious disrepair. Matthew Talbot had been Governor of Georgia in 1819. This listing also says that the father of Matthew, John Talbot gave the land on which the church and graveyard had been located and was the first person buried there in 1798.
LASTFIRSTDate of BirthDate of DeathRemarks/Notes
Arnett G. 06 Feb 1817 11 Aug 1851 George William Arnold, w/o Sophia A. Bird
Arnold Harriett A., Mrs 26 Nov 1806 12 Apr 1849 Consort of Wesley P. Arnold
Bailey Bertha Mae T. 02 Feb 1893 19 Nov 1940 Bertha Mae Turner. w/o William J. Bailey
Bailey Charles A. 01 Aug 1898 16 Oct 1916  
Bailey Dorothy O. 19 Apr 1915 15 May 1997  
Bailey Ella Nora Wade 30 Oct 1866 08 Jan 1957 Ella Nora Wade, w/o William Green Bailey
Bailey H. U. 17 Aug 1867 05 May 1905  
Bailey James H. 12 Oct 1924 26 Jul 1944 Pvt 329 Inf 83rd Inf Div WW II
Bailey James H. 16 Mar 1928 27 Nov 1991 S2 US Navy WW II
Bailey Joe S. 31 May 1913 07 Jan 1967  
Bailey Victoria ??-???-1859 ??-???-1943  
Bailey Wilkes E. 21 Jul 1883 02 Apr 1950  
Bailey William A. 17 Dec 1911 02 Jan 1987  
Bailey William Green 24 Jun 1853 10 Nov 1928 h/o Ella Nora Wade
Bailey William J. 07 Apr 1874 08 Dec 1947 h/o Bertha Mae Turner
Barnett Albert Augustus 14 Jul 1886 11 May 1888  
Barnett Albert Augustus 05 Jul 1845 14 Apr 1911 h/o Ida Hill
Barnett Allen Comer 11 May 1878 13 Mar 1938 h/o Corneille Bounds
Barnett Annie Eliza 24 Mar 1843 ??-Jul-1860 d/o P. J. & N. J. Barnett
Barnett Charity   26 Sep 1808 19th year of her life, d/o William & Jean Barnett
Barnett Clara Beall 07 Nov 1854 17 Aug 1877 d/o P. J. & N. J. Barnett
Barnett Corneille Bounds 14 Feb 1880 07 Aug 1965 Corneille Bounds, w/o Allen Comer Barnett
Barnett Edward Beverly 19 Jun 1903 05 Nov 1904  
Barnett Eliza J.   18 Dec 1839 age 22 years
Barnett Elizabeth M.   23 Jan 1822 32 years, 6 months, w/o Samuel Barnett
Barnett Elizabeth W.   11 Jun 1856 w/o Samuel Barnett, age 64 yrs, 6 mos, 11 days
Barnett Emma M. 26 Dec 1827 13 Sep 1908  
Barnett Ida Hill 16 Jan 1855 07 Apr 1928 Ida Hill, w/o Albert Augustus Barnett
Barnett Jean, Mrs   11 Sep 1811 w/o William Barnett, 61st year of her life
Barnett Mary Jean 23 Nov 1838 27 Nov 1914  
Barnett Mary Lane 30 Dec 1830 14 Jul 1867  
Barnett Nancy Johns 13 May 1812 13 Aug 1892 Nancy John, w/o Patrick Jack Barnett
Barnett Patrick Jack 16 May 1792 04 Mar 1869 h/o Nancy John
Barnett Robert ??-???-1840 ??-???-1840 s/o P. J. & N. J. Barnett
Barnett Samuel 21 Jan 1775 14 Jan 1843 aged 67 years, 11 months and 24 days
Barnett Samuel NO DATE NO DATE CO A 9th GA INF CSA
Barnett Susan Elizabeth   02 Nov 1815 Age 6 years 10 months and 7 days
Barnett Walter Beall 23 Jul 1851 ??-Apr-1853 s/o P. J. & N. J. Barnett
Barnett William NO DATE 27 Oct 1834 Age 26 years and 11 months
Barnett William Hill 28 Jan 1877 26 Jul 1877  
Barnett William J.   22 Sep 1828 Age 15 years 2 months
Barrett Lillie B. ??-???-1894 ??-???-1960  
Barrett William R. ??-???-1865 ??-???-1942  
Binns May Ann Burdett 02 Aug 1838 26 Aug 1899 May Ann Burdett, w/o Mitchell Binns
Binns Mithcell NO DATE NO DATE CO A 15th GA INF CSA, h/o May Ann Burdett
Booker Efford M. 31 Jan 1828 15 Oct 1905 h/o Pattie C. ?
Booker Pattie C. 30 Jul 1830 28 Jul 1883 Pattie C. ?, w/o Efford M. Booker
Bradley Margaret Garrard 24 Aug 1922 14 Feb 1996  
Brown Bell P. 21 Aug 1887 07 Jul 1963 Annie Bell Powell, w/o Sam P. Brown
Brown Sam P. 12 Oct 1998 28 Dec 1933 h/o Annie Bell Powell
Burdett John C. 17 Nov 1854 12 Jun 1915 h/o Roberta Anthony
Burdett Marshall Ashby 05 May 1886 11 Jul 1887 s/o May E. & J. Luke Burdett
Burdett Martha Parks 21 Apr 1822 27 Nov 1881 Martha Parks, w/o Thomas P. Burdett
Burdett Roberta Anthony 03 Oct 1858 11 Dec 1918 Roberta Anthony, w/o John C. Burdett
Burdett T. P., Jr 15 Aug 1851 25 Jan 1873 s/o Thomas P. and Martha Parks Smith
Burdett Thomas P. 19 Jan 1805 17 Nov 1880 h/o Martha Parks
Burdett Tom Pope ??-???-1883 ??-???-1945 h/o Willie C. Garrett
Burdett Willie C. ??-???-1898 ??-???-1944 Willie C. Garrett, w/o Tom Pope Burdett
Burdette Esalee Jordan 04 Oct 1902 24 Aug 1983  
Burdette Henrietta 11 Mar 1892 01 Aug 1989 Henrietta McMekin, w/o Will Ellis Burdette
Burdette James Lewis 16 Jan 1857 04 Apr 1950 h/o May E. Cocke
Burdette John Cocke 18 Feb 1907 03 Apr 1966 SGT ARMY AIR FORCE WW II
Burdette Margaret Cocke 01 Aug 1896 21 May 1996  
Burdette Mary E. Cocke 07 Jan 1865 31 Jan 1939 May E. Cocke, w/o James Lewis Burdette
Burdette Will Ellis 22 Nov 1893 23 Nov 1955 h/o Henrietta McMekin
Burton James E. 02 May 1922 05 Sep 1995 TEC 4 US Army WW II
Carter J. R. J. NO DATE NO DATE Buried with Cornelia A. Stone
Charlton Frances 17 Mar 1782 11 Sep 1857  
Clarke Laura Poindexter 26 Nov 1885 13 Jun 1978  
Cocke Kate Ashby 05 May 1830 09 Feb 1909  
Cofer Frank C. ??-???-1903 01 Oct 1988 h/o Townsie Price
Cofer James L. 29 Mar 1928 09 Aug 1929  
Cofer Townsie P. ??-???-1907 14 Oct 1994 Townsie Price, w/o Frank C. Cofer
Colley John Owens 05 Mar 1820 10 Feb 1852  
Colley Owens 09 Apr 1851 13 Sep 1851 s/o Jno. C. & Sarah E. Colley
Combs Charles 18 Aug 1884 16 Oct 1885  
Combs Charles E. ??-???-1850 07 May 1893 h/o Lucy Garrard
Combs Charles V. ??-???-1888 ??-???-1919 h/o Georgia Norman
Combs Ernest 21 Mar 1877 19 Apr 1915  
Combs Georgia N. ??-???-1892 ??-???-1976 Georgia Norman, w/o Charles V. Combs
Combs Lucy Garrard 19 Sep 1853 07 Feb 1922 Lucy Garrard, w/o Charles E. Combs
Cox Lena M. B. 28 Jan 1912 16 Nov 1951 Buried with William R. & Lillie B. Barrett
Cresswell David NO DATE NO DATE Col. Continental Line Rev War
David Jean Rees 22 Dec 1922 13 Jun 1964  
Edwards Katherine G. 30 Apr 1911 09 May 1996 Katherine Garrard, w/o Richard Earl Edwards
Edwards Richard Earl 28 Jul 1912 24 Mar 1990 h/o Katherine Garrard
Emory Elizabeth R. ??-???-1879 ??-???-1965 Elizabeth R. Bailey, w/o Henry Clay Emory
Emory Henry Clay ??-???-1878 ??-???-1959 h/o Elizabeth R. Bailey
Falkner Myra "Babs" 26 Feb 1910 27 May 1964  
Falkner Ronald 31 Dec 1946 02 Nov 1975 s/o Myra "Babs" Falkner
Fletcher Georgia Garrett 26 Jun 1930    
Fletcher Thomas Lamar 26 Apr 1926 14 Jun 1991 SM 1 US Navy WW II Purple Heart
Florence G. W.   ??-???-1874 Date on front of Mussuleum-only date
Free Marlena Renee 10 Jan 1986 22 Jan 1986  
Garland David ??-???-1863 ??-???-1934  
Garland Sarepta ??-???-1863 ??-???-1944  
Garrard Ann M. 02 Feb 1912 20 Apr 1977  
Garrard Charles Robert 12 Aug 1916 26 Jan 1956  
Garrard Charles Sanford 09 Sep 1931 12 Sep 1993 US Army-Korea
Garrard Comfort Smith 22 May 1880 02 Sep 1964 Comfort Smith, w/o George Richard Garrard
Garrard Fannie Lou 26 Dec 1887 23 May 1979 Nurse-Army Nurse Corps WW I
Garrard George E. 03 Nov 1913    
Garrard George Hammond 09 Sep 1919 17 Nov 1951 Lt. US Navy WW II
Garrard George Richard 28 Feb 1883 27 Jun 1963 h/o Comfort Smith
Garrard Guinelle Cooper 21 Feb 1923   Guinelle Cooper, w/o Rev. William R. Garrard
Garrard Henry Gilbert 16 Dec 1884 29 Jul 1966  
Garrard Henry Gilbert Jr 05 Oct 1914 24 Jul 1968 Lt. US Navy WW II Navy Air Force
Garrard James A. 18 Feb 1907 10 Sep 1965 h/o Frances Mildred Newsome
Garrard Jane Elizabeth 18 Dec 1950 27 Apr 1953  
Garrard Joseph Smith 27 Mar 1906 09 Feb 1984 h/o Ruth Newsome
Garrard Lois King 05 Jan 1902    
Garrard Mildred N. 16 Mar 1912 29 May 1954 Frances Mildred Newsome, w/o James A. Garrard
Garrard Ruth Booker 14 Feb 1891 04 Feb 1920  
Garrard Ruth Newsome 17 Aug 1908 30 Jul 1995 Ruth Newsome, w/o Joseph Smith Garrard
Garrard Son 10 Mar 1941 10 Mar 1941 s/o Ann & George Garrard
Garrard Vincent Booker 24 Dec 1915 10 May 1944 Lost in Pacific Area WW II-Naval Aviator USNR
Garrard William R., Rev. 04 Sep 1919   h/o Gunnelle Cooper
Garrett Alice Lee 14 Aug 1910 09 Mar 1979 Alice Lee Edwards, w/o George M. Garnett
Garrett G. T. ??-???-1866 ??-???-1941  
Garrett George M. 05 Jan 1909 10 Jul 1975 h/o Alice Lee Edwards
Garrett H. A. ??-???-1901 ??-???-1921  
Garrett James Crawford ??-???-1937 ??-???-1944  
Garrett James R. ??-???-1903 ??-???-1965  
Garrett Margery W. 31 Jan 1937 09 Nov 1995 Margery Louise Wheatley, w/o Thomas L. Garrett
Garrett Nannie S. ??-???-1870 ??-???-1952  
Garrett Roberta N. ??-???-1904 07 Jun 1990  
Garrett Thomas L. 26 Mar 1936    
Gartrell Joseph Barnett 18 Dec 1868 23 Dec 1913  
Gartrell Julia Lillis 06 Oct 1847 23 Jun 1924  
Gartrell Julian T. NO DATE NO DATE QM SGT 2 TN INF SP AM WAR
Graves Tabitha L.   17 Mar 1838 Consort of James A Graves, only date
Griggs James Marshall 01 Mar 1906 28 Sep 1984  
Griggs Margaret 21 Nov 1938 01 Oct 1941 Margaret Marshall Griggs
Griggs Timothy Reese 11 Apr 1975 11 Apr 1975 s/o Jim and Linda Griggs
Hall Cheston Arthur 31 Aug 1916 17 Jul 1982 Captain, U S Army WW II
Harper Bessie T. 05 Sep 1884 02 Jul 1975 Bessie Thurmond, w/o Robert G. Harper
Harper Robert G. 09 Feb 1879 14 May 1961 h/o Bessie Thurmond
Harper William Peterson 15 Sep 1912 26 Sep 1982 PVT US Army WW II
Holliday Agnes Gunter 28 Mar 1896 13 Jan 1984 Agnes Gunter, w/o George Otis Holliday
Holliday Baby Boy 31 Jan 1955 31 Jan 1955  
Holliday Cora Burdett 24 Jun 1871 20 Jun 1950 Cora Burdett, w/o Thomas Otis Holliday
Holliday George Gunter 30 Mar 1931 16 Apr 1982  
Holliday George Otis 13 Apr 1899 21 Nov 1971 h/o Agnes Gunter
Holliday K. A., Mrs 29 Apr 1853 05 Aug 1893 w/o Thomas Holliday
Holliday Thomas Otis 27 Nov 1853 02 Apr 1929 h/o Cora Burdett
Johnson Martha Emory 14 Oct 1913 13 Dec 1988  
Jones Fannie Bacon 08 May 1852 06 Sep 1853 d/o Henry A. & Mary M. Jones
Jones Henry 15 Jun 1854 22 Jan 1855 s/o Henry A. & Mary M. Jones
Jones Henry Augustus 09 Aug 1822 15 Dec 1854  
Jones Mary Elizabeth 23 Aug 1850 10 Sep 1852 d/o Henry A. & Mary M. Jones
Jones Thomas Henry   09 Oct 1818 age 20 months and 5 days, s/o Capt. William Jones
Jones William, Col. NO DATE NO DATE War of 1812
Lazenby Alline W. ??-???-1898 ??-???-1963 Alline Willingham, w/o Robert S. Lazenby
Lazenby Robert S. ??-???-1880 ??-???-1948 h/o Alline Willingham
Long Eva Strother 11 Jun 1909 23 Jun 1988 Eva Strother. w/o John Michael Long
Long John Michael 23 Sep 1911 18 Jul 1985 h/o Eva Strother
Matteson B. C., Rev 20 Jun 1881 18 Apr 1961  
Matteson Mary Magdeline 29 May 1889 18 Feb 1985 Mary Magdeline Price, w/o B. C. Matteson
Matteson Robert M., Lt. 04 Dec 1913 03 Jan 1945 Buried Henri Chapelle National Cemetery Belgium
McCauley Alex B. 13 Dec 1835 19 Nov 1892 s/o A. J. & F. E. McCauley
McCauley F. E., Mrs 04 Nov 1840 30 May 1916 F. E. Burdett, w/o A. J. McCauley
McIntosh Cassandra Offutt ??-???-1777 ??-???-1852 Cassandra Offutt, w/o James McIntosh, born Savannah Ga
McIntosh James ??-???-1764 ??-???-1848 Born Inverness Shire Scotland, died Wilkes Co Ga
McMekin Annie Cooper 16 Nov 1828 16 Feb 1885 Annie Cooper, w/o Augustus Cooper McMekin
McMekin Augustus Cooper 24 Jan 1862 10 Mar 1918 h/o Clara Meriwether
McMekin Augustus Cooper 25 Nov 1820 02 Oct 1894 h/o Annie Cooper
McMekin Clara Lewis 21 Dec 1907    
McMekin Clara Meriwether 06 Sep 1869 14 Mar 1959 Clar Meriweither, w/o Augustus Cooper McMekin
McMekin Elizabeth 15 Jul 1789 18 Jun 1857  
McMekin Eula Myrtle Robi son Barrow 08 Mar 1891 02-Jun-1978 Eula Myrtle Robison, w/o Thomas Meriwether McMekin
McMekin Florence 28 Aug 1855 21 Aug 1932  
McMekin Irene Southerlon 15 Jun 1910 02 Dec 1989  
McMekin James Meriwether 13 Jan 1902 22 Mar 1995  
McMekin Molloy 21 Feb 1894 03 Jul 1953 Molloy Meriwether McMekin
McMekin Sarah Howard 04 Nov 1895 27 Jan 1995  
McMekin Thomas 14 Jul 1899 20 Mar 1997 Thomas Meriwether McMekin h/o Eula Myrtle Robison
Merriwether Elizabeth Cooper 21 Aug 1840 24 May 1921  
Nelson Walter F. 16 Jan 1897 13 Jul 1897 s/o C. A. & M. E. Nelson
Ogletree Daisy Ray 14 May 1879 16 Jan 1950  
Ogletree J. L. 04 Aug 1875 07 Feb 1947  
Ogletree James Robert 19 May 1912 25 Mar 1948  
Pope Samuel R. 15 Aug 1831 20 Apr 1845  
Pope Sarah Joyner 20 Aug 1811 24 Sep 1840 Sarah Joyner Barnett, w/o Alexander Pope Sr
Powell Julia Burdett 24 Oct 1877 17 Feb 1970 d/o John & Roberta Burdett
Power Nannlyn H. Combs 13 Feb 1883 07 Jan 1959 Nannlyn H. Combs, w/o W. Howard Power
Power W. Howard 08 Jun 1881 12 Mar 1955 h/o Nannylyn H. Combs
Price Erskine W. 24 Jul 1911 05 Apr 1995  
Price James M. ??-???-1882 ??-???-1940  
Price Wallie F. ??-???-1886 ??-???-1965  
Rautenberg Ada W. 27 May 1881 17 Aug 1952 Ada Willingham, w/o Henry W. Rautenberg
Rautenberg Annie Ruth S. 13 May 1919 25 Sep 1955  
Rautenberg Henry Ellis 22 Oct 1918 25 Sep 1955  
Rautenberg Henry W. 24 Apr 1879 18 Mar 1955 h/o Ada Willingham
Rees Frances ??-???-1921    
Rees Lawton Eugene 17 Dec 1884 10 Jul 1950 h/o Louise Strother
Rees Louisa ??-???-1915 ??-???-1916  
Rees Louise Strother 05 Jun 1893 15 May 1966 Louise Strother, w/o Lawton Eugene Rees
Rees T. L. ??-???-1851 ??-???-1925  
Reese Addie Booker 27 Sep 1851 06 Nov 1937  
Reese Agnes Burdette 28 Dec 1891 11 Mar 1944  
Reese Boyce Ficklen 23 Oct 1886 06 Feb 1963  
Reese Frank Hill 28 Nov 1888 14 Jan 1919 h/o Agnes Burdette
Reese Maud 12 Oct 1998 25 Dec 1971  
Reese Morton Lamar 13 Oct 1882 23 Sep 1949  
Reynolds Deleon Hamilton 03 Jan 1917 17 Aug 1971 (Jr.)
Reynolds Helen Adair 06 Aug 1911 07 Jun 1990  
Roberts Rosalie Malvena   26 Jul 1838 13 years one month and 2 days
Rody Evelyn Garrard 21 Apr 1912 09 Oct 1992  
  Whitmire      
Samuel Ezekiel L. ??-???-1839 ??-???-1922 CO F 22nd GA INF CSA
Seigler Thomas Lee 05 Feb 1918 23 Apr 1990  
Semmes Andrew G. 02 Dec 1781 08 Aug 1855  
Semmes Mary, Mrs NO DATE 04 Dec 1880 Age 50 Years, 5 months and 1 day
Simpson Eliza J. 11 Oct 1832 26 Nov 1859 age 27 years
Simpson Lelia Floy   29 Dec 1887 age 8 years and 9 months
Smith Christine Vaughn 02 Jun 1923   Christine Vaughn, w/o John Burdette Smith
Smith Fannie V. 13 Apr 1880 11 Jul 1960  
Smith John Burdette 06 Feb 1922   h/o Christine Vaughn
Smith Martha W. 04 Jul 1841 16 Jan 1877 Martha W. Samuels, w/o George Burdett Smith
Smith Nannie Truitt 02 Nov 1840 23 Nov 1917 Nannie Truitt, w/o Reuben E. Smith
Smith Purnell T. 24 Nov 1877 20 Nov 1939  
Smith Reuben E. 16 Apr 1874 27 Jul 1915 s/o Reuben E. & Nannit Truitt Smith
Smith Reuben E. 10 Nov 1839 24 May 1916 h/o Nannie Truitt
Stone Cornelia A. 02 Jun 1842 11 Nov 1897  
Strother Annie K. 09 Sep 1916    
Strother Claude E. 03 Aug 1904 13 Aug 1974  
Strother Marian Myers 03 May 1940 01 Sep 1984 Marian Myers w/o Jack Strother
Strother Robert C. 07 Mar 1968 09 Mar 1968 s/o Henry Clark & Carol Turpin Strother
Strother Willena H. 01 Feb 1911    
Strother William F. 07 Oct 1906 22 Jun 1990  
Sturgill Nancy Elizabeth 02 Feb 1969 02 Feb 1969 Inf. d/o Carl & Nancy Sturgill
Talbot James C. 05 Oct 1799 11 Jul 1840  
Talbot John Williston 13 Aug 1735 25 Aug 1798 Col. Virginia Militia Rev. War
Talbot Mary L. 05 Jul 1838 17 Feb 1849 d/o James C. & Sarah L. Talbot
Talbot Mathew 24 Jul 1795 14 Mar 1855  
Talbot Thomas 01 Sep 1853 age 86 years  
Tatom Augustus Stovall 12 Jan 1877 06 Oct 1913 h/o Kate Reese
Tatom Georgia M. 21 Jun 1847 ??-May-1930  
Tatom Kate Reese 17 Mar 1878 27 May 1961 Kate Reese, w/o Augustus Stovall Tatom
Tatom Wiley G. 18 Jun 1847 09 Jul 1916  
Teed Mabel Burdette ??-???-1894 ??-???-1960 d/o John & Roberta Burdette
Thornton Willie S. 25 Jun 1872 21 Dec 1960 Willie Smith, w/o John Thomas Thornton
Tobias Raymond C. 05 Sep 1939 06 Jul 1978  
Triplett William 15 Nov 1763 NO DATE Capt Kees NC Co Rev War
Tutt Joel Hanner 12 Apr 1918    
Tutt Ruth Garrard 26 Jan 1917    
Welborn Margaret Garrett 20 Apr 1928 18 Oct 1997  
Whitmire David Roy 04 Aug 1919 18 Oct 1993 Born Taccoa Ga. buried Port Lavaca Texas
Willingham Ben H. 04 Oct 1860 15 Nov 1932 h/o Elizabeth Garrard
Willingham Elizabeth 12 Jul 1861 14 Dec 1935 Elizabeth Garrard w/o Benjamin H. Willingham
Willingham Esther E. ??-???-1896 ??-???-1953  
Willingham Esther Hambrick 02 Jun 1861 24 May 1885  
Willingham Irvin ??-???-1891 ??-???-1892  
Willingham Martha E. ??-???-1852 ??-???-1924 d/o B. H. & Julia N. Willingham
Wingfield Jane Ann 13 Apr 1810 07 Oct 1838 Consort of A. S. Wingfield, age 28 years
Woodruff William Joseph 11 Jun 1948 28 Nov 1971 (Jr.)
Wright Joseph Lee 28 Mar 1942 18 Sep 1985 US Navy
Young Helen Burdette 02 Nov 1898 05 Feb 1991 Helen Burdette, w/o Henry Stiles Young
Young Henry Stiles 19 Apr 1887 04 Feb 1966  
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