Algiers Family Cemetery
Contributed 29 Oct 97 by
The cemetery is the ALGIERS family cemetery. There are only 6 known
graves there, 4 marked, and 2 of those are empty. It's location is:
From Meridian, take Hwy 45 to County Rd. 514. Turn left. Go about 6
miles to where a logging road has been cut into the woods on the right.
(If you get to the little crossroads of ENERGY, you've gone too far; it's
back about a mile.) Go down the logging road about 1/10 of a mile and the
cemetery is in the woods up on the right.
This is located on the property of the old Thomas Dawson ALGIERS homeplace
near the Buckatuna Creek. T.D. and his wife, Martha Ann BARR ALGIERS, came
to Clarke Co. and received a homestead of about 80 acres in 1859. They
are both buried in this cemetery in unmarked graves, but the remains of
a little "house" are evident, and may have covered their graves. Here also
are the markers for their daughter, Lucinda ALGIERS O'NEIL, b. 1849, d.
1910 and her husband, James Joseph O'NEIL, b. 1845, d. 1926. Their bodies
were moved in the 1950's into Meridian to the Magnolia Cemetery there.
The original markers remain along with an iron fence around their plot.
Also the body of their daughter, Mary Margaret "Mollie" O'NEIL HINSON lies
here. I believe she died in the 1940's, and here is also James Washington
HINSON, infant son of John Wesley and Mary Margaret HINSON 1898-1901. There
are several large stones and one particularly large one that has eroded,
so I suspect there are other graves here also. The entire plot has a hogwire
fence around it and about 2 acres of the land is held in trust by the Methodist
Church of Meridian.
Julie O'Neil Perkins
Coweta Co., GA