From Interstate 95 in McIntosh County, take exit 49 and turn west onto
Hwy. 251 towards the town of Cox.
Hwy. 251 will make a split just a few miles down the road. Do
NOT turn right towards Townsend, keep straight towards Cox.
About 13.2 miles the pavement will end, and a dirt road will
continue, keep on the dirt road another 1.9 miles. You will have
traveled a total of 14.1 miles from the Interstate. Take a left turn
onto Miller Lake Road and go 2 miles then turn right.
You will go only 0.1 miles before you reach a hunting club gate, and
if you look to your right, you will see the cemetery.
It is unknown who exactly is buried in this cemetery, and recently
the sign was replaced and new
barbwire was strung around the remaining posts. Quite a large area
is fenced off, suggesting one of two things. One, there are many
people buried here, or two, someone was just trying to be careful and
fenced off a larger area than needed.
The 1820 McIntosh County census finds a
Reuben, Solomon, and a John O'Berry, quite possibly living in this area with about 23 people living
between the three households. Reuben had 7, John with 11, and
Solomon with 5 in the household.
The 1830 census has the same gentlemen, plus one more, a
James R. O'Berry. Reuben and James are listed side by side, the former with
only 2 in the household, most likely Reuben and wife. The latter has
4 in the household. Solomon O'Berry has 4 in his household, while
John has ten.
By 1840, Solomon no longer appears, yet
James, Reuben, and John are
still in McIntosh County, along with a Prudence and a Polly
There are 19 people living within these households.
You can see the potential for this to have been a somewhat large
cemetery, but, without excavation, it is a mystery as to who is interred
here. If the stones have fallen over, they could very well be under
a foot of dirt by now.