Lucius Q.C. Lamar
Inscription and Notes:
Judge of the Superior Ct of Ocmulgee Circuit
L.Q.C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus) Lamar was Judge of the Ocmulgee circuit. Lamar's brother, Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859) was the second President of the Republic of Texas. L.Q.C. Lamar's son, L.Q.C. Jr., became a distinguished politician in Mississippi. John Kennedy in Profiles in Courage called L.Q.C. Lamar, Jr. "the most gifted statesman given by the South to the nation from the close of the Civil War to the turn of the century." Unfortunately Judge Lamar ended his life prematurely by suicide.
His gravestone reads:
"Sacred to the memory of Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Late Judge of the Ocmulgee Circuit. Who during a brief service of five years discharged the duties of that high office with probity, firmness, assiduity and unquestionable reputation. The devoted love of his family, the ardent attachment of personal friends, the admiration of the bar, and the universal approbation of his enlightened administration of justice attest the goodness and eminence of one arrested by a death too early in the bright and useful career in which he had been placed by his native state. Born July 15, 1797. Died July 4, 1834."
From the February 7, 1893 Union Recorder:
This inscription was written by Judge Iverson L. Harris, who was a personal friend of Judge Lamar.