Hancock County (Georgia) Cemeteries

Cemetery details

McDonald Family Cemetery

McDonald Family Cemetery photo
From the Hancock County Courthouse, go southwest on Hwy 22 for 7.2 miles to the intersection of Hwy 22 and Main Street in Devereux. Turn right on Main Street and go 0.2 mile to Church Street on the left. Turn left and follow Church Street for 0.3 mile until it merges into Jones Chapel / Devereux Rd. Go left on Jones Chapel / Devereux Road and follow it for 2.9 miles to Island Creek Church Road (dirt) on the right. Turn right and go west on Island Creek Church Rd for 0.8 miles. The cemetery is on the right, 180 feet from the road.

If coming from Island Creek Church, the cemetery is 3.4 miles east on Island Creek Church Rd. The cemetery will be on your left 180 feet from the road.

Currently the cemetery has a cleared area around it which is used by hunters.

GPS coordinates: 33 13' 00.5" N 83 08' 12.4" W
or in degrees only form: 33.21681° N X 83.13678° W
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GMD: 101
Cemetery Status: Inactive
Predominant race: White

The single grave that exists here is surrounded by a stone wall which has deteriorated, with many stones scattered around the walled grave. A family member recalls that the cemetery was ten or twelve feet long (roughly parallel to the nearby road), and maybe six or eight feet wide. Currently the wall surrounds only the one grave.
Indexer or Contributor: Hugh and Susan Harrington

Number of persons found: 2
Mary Glas McDonald

- Sep 15, 1817
w/o Charles McDonald. Age 61. Maiden name per http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/ Mother of Governor Charles J. McDonald (1793 - 1860) per Houses of Hancock 1765-1865.
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Grave 1
Unmarked Grave - Charles McDonald
1744 - 1820
h/o Mary McDonald, father of Charles J. McDonald. Lived at The Vintage, a home near here. See John Rozier's Houses of Hancock 1785-1865, p. 212. Grave not found in 2002.
Military Service: American Revolution
Possibly served in Rev War, per DAR list
of Georgia Revolutionary War Soldiers'
Grave 2