Cemetery: Choice Family Cemetery
Inscription and Notes:
b. [Lancaster], PA, [d. Hancock Co. Lived in Hancock for 42 yrs. Gravestone was stolen
and his grave was re-marked in 2003] - Nancy Hart DAR and John Milledge SAR.
Military Service: American Revolution
Lieut. SC Troops. [Held positions of
Surveyor, Clerk of Ct, Presidential
Elector (4 times), per obituary.]
Henry Graybill, Esq.
Another Revolutionary Hero gone !
DIED, at his residence in Hancock county, on the 7th inst. of
the palsy, with which he had been afflicted for many years, HENRY GRAYBILL,
Esquire, in the 82nd year of his age. He was born in Lancaster, (Penn.) but
removed to South Carolina before the Revolutionary war, and afterwards settled
in Georgia, where he lived forty-two years. Mr. Graybill was a conspicuous
and active man during the contest which obtained our independence, and filled
with credit to himself and country the important offices of Surveyor, Clerk
of the Court, &c. and was four times elected by the Legislature of this
state, one of the electors of President and Vice-President. He had been a member
of the Baptist Church for fifty years, and of the Masonic fraternity since the
first establishment of regular lodges in our state. He sustained through a long
life the most unblemished character; but he had been gathered to his fathers,
leaving a rich legacy of all that is commendable in this life to a numerous
train of kindred.
Fame will publish, and genius chronicle the illustrious achievements
of our heroes; the measured period of revolving centuries will not limit their
renown; the splendor of their names shall endure, 'till the last cycle of concluding
time shall close the memory of human greatness.
from Georgia Journal, Oct. 29, 1822.
His government-issued gravestone is located in Gordon, Georgia. The gravestone
located in this cemetery is a replacement, and the original location of his grave
in this cemetery is unknown.