Freedman's Rest
African-American

This cemetery is located at the very end of Petersville Road. Take Hwy. 17 North from Brunswick and turn left onto Hwy. 99.  Petersville Road is the first road on your left.  Drive to the end of the road and park. Climb over the dirt hill directly in front of you and walk about 125 yards.  The cemetery will be on your right with a sign in a fenced off area.  Open the gate and walk in about 100 feet.

There are many unmarked graves in this cemetery.  When the graves started to cave in, the family came out and piled dirt on top of all of them (marked and unmarked).  It gives the cemetery an eerie quality, it looks as though either the graves are freshly dug or the coffins are sitting above ground!

According to family history provided by the Sullivan Family, this cemetery was once located on the Glynnco [or FLETC] property, and was moved to it's current location.  Many of the graves are still at FLETC.

Cemetery surveyed by Amy Hedrick in January 2003.

MAP

*Image Key:  Tombstone Photo -       Obituary/Notes - - Requires Adobe Reader
Surname Given Name Maiden Name Birth Date Death Date Burial Sex Vet Age Row Space *Images Notes
AMMONS Hagar  Kenner   23 Jul 1927  25 JUL 1927  F   50       Death certificate lists her as Almonds, but census records has her as Ammons 
BECKHAM Bulah  Benjamin   19 Jul 1919  20 JUL 1919  F   24        
BENJAMIN Adam     22 Jul 1922  23 JUL 1922  M   48        
BENJAMIN Paul     10 Sep 1921   M   50        
BLUE James A   31 Oct 1916  29 Dec 1936   M   20  10  41     
BRENTON David     29 Sep 1920  30 SEP 1920  M   5M        
BUTLER Ida  Floyd   22 Dec 1920  23 DEC 1920  F   35        
CAPERS Richard     7 Mar 1922   8 MAR 1922  M   38        
COHEN Walter     9 Aug 1911   M            
EASTMAN Daughter Of Henry    15 Jul 1926  15 Jul 1926  16 JUL 1926  F   INF        
EDWARDS Boregard     15 May 1926  19 MAY 1926  M   54        
EDWARDS Frank     29 Apr 1924  30 APR 1924  M   25        
FENTON Freddie     7 Feb 1922   8 FEB 1922  M   27        
FENTON Horace     2 May 1923   3 MAY 1923  M   38        
HAYWOOD Catherine  Ribbon  1874  24 Nov 1924  26 NOV 1924  F   50        
HIGHTOWER Laura  Sullivan  1 Mar 1889  22 Nov 1911   F   22  6  30     
HILL Kittie  Clark   21 Dec 1919  22 DEC 1919  F   26        
HORNE Joseph     11 Jun 1924  23 JUN 1924  M   59        
HOWELL Irene    3 Jan 1900  19 Jul 1941   F   41  11  43     
JACKSON Ed     17 Aug 1923  19 AUG 1923  M   45        
JACKSON Patience  Floyd   3 Feb 1924   4 FEB 1924  F   50        
MAGWOOD Major    4 Mar 1832  5 Jun 1910   M  U.S. Colored Troops 128th Co. A  78  9  39     
MAGWOOD Mary Ann  McIntosh  24 Mar 1843  14 Feb 1930   F   86        
MAGWOOD William    Jul 1882  28 Dec 1927   M   40        
Surname Given Name Maiden Name Birth Date Death Date Burial Sex Vet Age Row Space *Images Notes
MYERS James     12 Dec 1927  13 DEC 1927  M   58        
PITTMAN Sam S    18 Apr 1918   M   30  9  37     
POLITE Henry    3 May 1903  21 Dec 1942   M   39  6  31     
ROBERTSON J W    31 Mar 1919   1 APR 1919  M   41        
ROGERS Julious    6 Aug 1906  23 Mar 1959   M   52  3  24     
ROGERS Laura  Smith   4 May 1923   5 MAY 1923  F   40        
SMITH Joe     15 Jul 1923   M   61        
SULLIVAN A Josephus    16 Jan 1897  17 Jul 1900   M   3  8  34     
SULLIVAN Albert D    25 Dec 1865  16 Jun 1924  17 JUN 1924  M   58  6  29     
SULLIVAN Infant Of Chloe     11 May 1944   M           
SULLIVAN Phyllis    12 Apr 1878  15 Feb 1933   F   54  6  28     
SULLIVAN Ruth  Gamble   27 Feb 1965   F           
THOMAS Alma  Jackson   1 Jul 1919   2 JUL 1919  F   57        
UNKNOWN 30+        M           
UNKNOWN Funeral Home        M     6  32     
UNKNOWN Granite Stone        M     8  35     
UNKNOWN Granite Stone        M     10  42     
UNKNOWN Granite Stone        M     11  44     
UNKNOWN Slab        M     7  33     
UNKNOWN Wooden Marker        M     3  17     
WALBURG Dollie    12 Oct 1849  10 Nov 1903   F   54  3  18     
WALBURG Sancho    1820  10 May 1903   M     3  19     
WHITE Edward    27 Dec 1882  27 Dec 1912   M   30  3  20     
WRIGHT Anna Rebecca  Magwood  31 Mar 1875  1 Mar 1923   2 MAR 1923  F    47  9  38     

 

Last Updated:  13 February 2009

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Notes & Updates

**Row 6:  According to Ephraim Sullivan and his mother Chloe Sullivan [both of Brunswick], there are a few more gravesites, that I did not find, and there are some folks possibly buried in the unmarked graves in row 6 that are their Sullivan kin, as follows:

In row 6 there are two unmarked graves, then Albert and his wife Phyllis Sullivan and next to them is Laura Sullivan HightowerLaura Sullivan was married to Herbert Hightower who possibly died 9 October 1930.

Ruth (Gamble) Sullivan died around 1941 according to Ms. C. Sullivan.  I did find a death record for a Ruth G. Sullivan in Chatham County, stating she died 27 February 1965, is this her?

There were also two infants buried in this area, one being Ms. Sullivan's child who died on 11 May 1944.

According to the 1930 Glynn County census, Albert & Phyllis Sullivan were the parents of the following children:  Ben, Ephraim, James, Samuel,  and Franklin.  In 1920 there were two more children, a daughter Elizabeth and another son, whose name is hard to read, Scranin?.

In 1910 there were children Benjamin, Laura?, Ephraim, Ezekial?, and Elizabeth.

1900 children were Laura, Albert, Susan, Joseph, Ephraim.

If the census can be believed, Phyllis was only 16 years old when she and Albert married in 1888.  If you take the date from her tombstone, she was married at age 10.  No marriage record has been found for them in Glynn County.  From census records alone, we could assume that there are a few more Sullivans buried here that we don't know about.

 

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