Baldwin County (Georgia) Cemeteries

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William Fish

- Jan 1, 1843

Cemetery: Memory Hill
East Side, Section J, Lot 50, Grave 1
-- See section's Lot Layout map on Memory Hill website. (Map will open in a new window.)

Inscription and Notes:

Unmarked Grave - d. in his 43rd year. Original owner of lot; is believed to be buried in the vault.
Door reads Wm. Fish Family Vault. Vault made with hand-made bricks, restored in Sept 2008.

The story goes that Mr. Fish's family died of typhus and are entombed in this crypt. Legend says that Mr. Fish, despondent over his loss, went inside with his rocking chair and bricked himself in. It is said that children would knock at the door and ask "what are you doing, Mr. Fish?" The reply would be, "Nothing at all." Note: Wm. Fish died before his wife and youngest son. There is no evidence whatsoever to verify this tale.

Please note: The Friends of Baldwin County Cemeteries, Inc. has restored this wonderful old Savannah-style tomb in September 2008. The picture shown here is before the restoration.

See others in this cemetery lot.