Hancock County (Georgia) Cemeteries

Cemetery details

O'Rear Family Cemetery

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Location:
From the Hancock County Courthouse, go east on Hwy 22 for 7.5 miles to Springfield Church Road. Turn left on Springfield Church Road and go 3.6 miles (which is 0.2 mile past Springfield Church). There is a yellow gate across a small dirt woods road on the right. Follow the dirt woods road about 60 yards to a fork. Take the right fork. Follow this woods road about 1/4 mile and the cemetery will be on the left.

GPS coordinates: 33 25' 00.6" N 82 56' 27.6" W
or in degrees only form: 33.41683° N X 82.941° W
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GMD: 107
Cemetery Status: Inactive
Predominant race: White

A big THANK YOU to Mike Thompson [mtstorm@mindspring.com], who researched this family, locating the service record of William O'Rear and death date of Matilda O'Rear, and uncovered the buried slabs with names and dates for Annie Arpie O'Rear Brinson and Mark Anthony O'Rear. He contributed this information and his pictures in February 2007.

Indexer or Contributor: Jack and LaRue Johnson; Mike Thompson and Jim Abbott

Number of persons found: 5
Mark Anthony O'Rear
Nov 3, 1842 - Mar 6, 1924
Dates on horizontal slab and confirmed from death certificate and Confederate Soldiers Pension Roll. Mar'd Lauretta Johnson, per Pension Roll & Taliaferro Marriage records
Military Service: Confederate States of America
Co. I 59 Ga Inf.
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Grave 1
Wm. J. O'Rear
Aug 31, 1840 - Mar 2, 1912
An Honest Man is the Noblest Work of God. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va, Apr 9, 1865, per pension record.
Military Service: Confederate States of America
Co. I 8th Ga Regt. per Confed. Soldiers
1893 Pension Roll 890-1930, Hancock Co,
page 166. Service not listed on stone.
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Grave 2
Annie Arpie O'Rear Brinson
Mar 30, 1882 - Sep 9, 1930
Died Marion Co., Ocala, FL per Death Certif. from Jacksonville, FL, and obit from Ocala Banner newspaper, Sept 11, 1930.
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Grave 3
Matilda O'Rear

- Jul 24, 1894
Age 79 years. "Miss". Death date per Petition in Court of Ordinary, Jul 30, 1894- See Hancock Co Inferior Ct Minutes, Vol 1, p. 507. No date appears on her gravestone.
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Grave 4
Unmarked Graves

At least 7 depressions, some marked by fieldstones.
Grave 5