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Bethena Elizabeth SINGLETON

Female 1827 - 1912  (84 years)


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  • Name Bethena Elizabeth SINGLETON 
    Born 5 Apr 1827  Monroe Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Feb 1912  BIbb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodson Cemetery, Lizella, Bibb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Woodson Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Bibb County and was an Indian burial ground before Lizella (originally Warrior) became a white settlement in 1821. There

      The cemetery is located in the woods on a hill about 300 yards to the left(west) of the road going to Arrowhead Park, Lake Tobesofkee. It's about 0.2 mile south of the entrance to Arrowhead.
    Notes 
    • Obituary for Mrs. Elizabeth Jones
      The Macon Daily Telegraph
      Sunday Morning, February ll, 1912

      MRS. ELIZABETH JONES SUCCUMBS AT LIZELLA
      Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, widow of the late Laurance Jones of Bibb County,
      died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
      G.W. Burnette of Lizella. She was 85 years of age and for forty years
      had been a devout member of the Methodist Church. No particular ailments
      being reported for Mrs. Jones death, it being quiet and unexpected.

      Her children are left to mourn her departure. They are M.A. and Maxine
      Jones ofTexas, J.W. Jones of Bibb Co.., and Messers Burnette, M.A. Tharpe
      and M.F. Herrington, also of Bibb Co. No arrangements had been made for
      the funeral and interment last night, but it will probably be late today.
      ============================================================

      From: William Bartlett
      Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 9:26 PM
      To: GA-CEMETERIES-L@rootsweb.com
      Subject: Woodson Cemetery - Lizella (Bibb County)

      The 2 acres comprising Woodson Cemetery along with the 110 acres surrounding it has been sold to settle an estate. Your help is needed to preserve and maintain the Woodson Cemetery.

      Woodson Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Bibb County and was an Indian burial ground before Lizella (originally Warrior) became a white settlement in 1821. There are three known Indian Mounds in the cemetery. The cemetery was situated between the Bartlett and Pender family homesites (south of what is now Lake Arrowhead Park) and most of the burials I am aware of consist of those families (mostly my ancestors). The last burial was in 1912 and the grave marker (only one in the cemetery except for field stone markings) shows Bethena Elizabeth Singleton Jones.

      The cemetery is located in the woods on a hill about 300 yards to the left of the road going to Arrowhead Lake Park - about a city block before reaching the Park entrance gate. (turn off Columbus Road about a mile before reaching Lizella.)

      Others buried there include: William Bartlett (1865), Jesse Bartlett (1863), Pency Ann Stokes Bartlett (1890), Thomas Jefferson Bartlett, Rachel Renfrow Bartlett, Josiah Pender (1872), Celia Wyche Pender, Nancy Bartlett Pender and Jeremiah Willis Pender.

      The will of the last owner of the land and cemetery (Bobby Stokes) indicated that the cemetery should be preserved and maintained. The contract for the sale of the land supposedly said the same thing. A Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission decision was postponed from the hearing in early November until December 1, 2004. There will be no oral arguments allowed at the next hearing so the Commission needs to receive letters soonest. Target for letters is: Mr Vernon Ryle, III, Executive Director, Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission, 682 Cherry street, Macon, Georgia 31201. Also, please contact your US Senators and US Representative plus the Creek Indian Council.

      Anything you can do to get the word out and cause letters to be written to save the cemetery will be deeply appreciated. Even if people do not have ancestors buried in this cemetery, it should be preserved because of itís historical significance to Bibb County, GA.
    Person ID I2528  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2018 

    Father Henry SINGLETON,   b. 26 Sep 1798, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1869, Monroe Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Eunitia Nicia FOREMAN,   b. 11 Nov 1799, Greene County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1866, Monroe Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1820  Putnam Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laurence Alexander JONES,   b. 10 Mar 1813, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1911, Warrior District, Lizella, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1843  Monroe Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Henry JONES,   b. 23 Apr 1844, BIbb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1907, BIbb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +2. William Russell JONES,   b. 1846, Monroe Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BEF. 1900  (Age < 54 years)
    +3. Mary Frances JONES,   b. 1849
    +4. Martha A. JONES,   b. 24 Jan 1851, BIbb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1927, BIbb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +5. Sara Unit JONES,   b. 17 Oct 1853, BIbb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1941, BIbb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +6. John William JONES,   b. 29 Jul 1856, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1940, Bibb County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Martin Alexander JONES,   b. 12 Jun 1860, BIbb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Joseph JONES,   b. 1862, Bibb County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Samuel H. JONES,   b. Jan 1866, Bibb County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Headstones
    Laurence Alexander Jones Headstone
    Laurence Alexander Jones Headstone
    Laurence Alexander Jones & Bethena Elizabeth Singleton Jones Burial Site
    Laurence Alexander Jones & Bethena Elizabeth Singleton Jones Burial Site
    Woodson Cemetery
    Lizella, Bibb County, Georgia
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    Laurence Alexander Jones Headstone_Close Up