About this Web Site
The content and design of this web site is due to the efforts of a large group
of volunteers. Approximately 30 volunteers gathered the information from the
gravestones in 1995-1998. This resulted in the publication of the Historic Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1804-1997, by Susan J. Harrington, Hugh T. Harrington, and Floride Moore Gardner (Editors), published by Boyd Publishing Company, Milledgeville, GA, 1998 (759 pages). To reduce the size of the book, abbreviations were used (see Glossary and Abbreviations below).
It also resulted in the creation of the database that was the basis of this web site, begun in 2000 by graduate students at Georgia College in Milledgeville. The web site was extensively revised by Dr. Susan Harrington to allow a search through the approximately 7700 known graves. Latitude and longitude data was added in 2014 for most graves. The data was last updated in 2015. The web site was totally redesigned in 2016 for mobile devices and continues to be maintained by Susan Harrington, who has retired from college teaching. The web site has been funded by the Friends of Baldwin County Cemeteries, Inc.
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data, the difficulty in reading gravestones, changes in the cemetery over time, new burials, human error, and cemetery damage from a variety of sources can affect the accuracy. We apologize for any errors or missing information.
Most of the website's pictures were taken by Hugh T. Harrington, husband of
Susan Harrington. We would also like to thank Rebecca Greene of San Diego, for
her contributions of McMillan family pictures and biographical data; the late
Alice Andrews, wife of the late Louis Andrews (the official cemetery historian
for many years), for the 1897 picture of Memory Hill; Charles Thornton for the
Russell and West family photos; Betty Dawson and the Colonial Dames for various
portraits having a blue background, and Constance Bohannon for the Haygood
No money has been made by any of the volunteers, compilers or web designers,
and this web site has been provided for the sole purpose of aiding family researchers,
historians, and the Milledgeville community. Comments, donations, questions,
or problems can be addressed to the webmaster at the email address at the bottom of this page.
Glossary and Abbreviations
- circa or approximately
- low wall surrounding a lot or a group of graves
- Confederate States of America
- inscription, or what is actually
written on the grave marker
- a grouping of graves,
often of family members. Lots tend to be rectangular in shape and are numbered
within each side and section: for example, East side, Section F, Lot 5.
The lots shown on the map often, but not always, conform to the original
1935 map's designation. Some lots have no identifiable graves, but most
lots have one to as many as 30 graves.
- per or according to the 1938 Allen/Andrews
Directory, compiled and written by Sally (Sarah) Cantey Whitaker Allen (1865-1942),
with the assistance of Louis H. Andrews (1866-1944). This directory is a limited
production, self-copied book containing the first major indexing of the cemetery.
It is presumed that much of the information contained in the book was provided
to its authors through first-hand experience or family members. Copies of this
book may be found in the City of Milledgeville's City Engineer's Office, the
Mary Vinson Library of Milledgeville, and the Baldwin County Courthouse.
- per or according to The Dead Book:
Burials in the City Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1869-1904, transcribed
by Hugh T. Harrington (1998).
- per or according to Milledgeville: Georgia's
Antebellum Capital, by James C. Bonner, Mercer University Press, 1978, reprinted
- per or according to History of Baldwin
County Georgia, by Mrs. Anna Maria Green Cook, Published in Association
with Boyd Publishing Company and Mary Vinson Memorial Library, Milledgeville,
Ga., by The Reprint Company, Publishers, Spartanburg, SC, 1992.
per Moore's Funeral Home
- per or according to records provided by Moore's Funeral Home, Milledgeville,
Ga., which performs a large proportion of the burials in Memory Hill.
- per or according to Lillian Henderson's
Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865 (6 volumes). Hapeville,
GA: Longina & Porter, 1959-1964.
per (person's name)
- per or according to a
person who participated in this current indexing project. The person providing
information is usually a family member.
- a large grouping of lots and graves
that are often surrounded by driveways or are divided for ease of finding graves.
- refers to the East
or West side of the cemetery. All graves are designated as on either the
east or west side.
- a rectangular piece
of cement, granite, or marble that is in the shape of the grave and lies
over the grave indicating the approximate shape and size of the grave
- designates that the grave has no indication,
as of the printing of this book, of who is buried there
a raised grave or structure over a grave