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Hester Ann Buffington

- ca. 1900

Cemetery: Old duBignon Plantation Cemetery
Grave 1

Inscription and Notes:

Our Mammy. Died in her 90th year "Gone to Glory"
Death year per The Atlanta Journal, Nov 2, 1902, stating she died 2 years ago.
Hester Ann Buffington

Hester Ann Buffington

From The Atlanta Journal Nov 2, 1902:
One of the Faithful
The Press has already mentioned the fact that Hon. F. G. duBignon is having a small memorial stone prepared for the grave of his old nurse, who died on the duBignon homestead two years ago. The stone, a plain granite block, contains the name of the old woman, Hester Ann Buffington, the dates of her birth and death, and the words, "Our Mammy." and "Faithful Unto the End."

Mr. duBignon, in speaking of the old negro this morning, said that she died two years ago in the 92d year of her age, and that she had not only nursed his mother in infancy, but had also nursed him and his oldest child. She was, he said, one of the most faithful characters he ever knew, and the fact that a suitable granite block was to mark the last resting place of the devoted slave and servant met with the approval of not only the entire members of his own family, but also all those who had known the faithful old "Mammy." The stone will be forwarded to Milledgeville in the course of the next day or two. -- Savannah Press.