Re: Mikell Cemetery, Statesboro, GA
Here is a listing of those buried in the MIKELL MEMORIAL CEMETERY in Statesboro, GA:
James Mikell, Sr., John Mikell, Catherine Lowther Mikell,Thomas Henry Mikell, Sarah Deal Mikell (Mrs. T.H. Mikell), George Washington Mikell, Alexander Mikell, Seaborn Mikell, John L. Mikell, Henry Thomas Mikell, and Infant son of G.L. & Z. P. Mikell. We obtained a memorial stone for the oldest son of John & Catherine who died in Richmond, VA. in 1862, whose burial place was not listed in hospital records.
We had sonar scan done of the area around the graves which indicated others were buried there.
We found pieces of broken stones in the plowed field and we found Catherine's stone by sticking a metal rod in the ground in the area where it used to be. It was completly buried. We are proud to say the original stones have been repaired, cleaned and replaced in their original places and the veterans' markers have all been placed and the cemetery rededicated. We are taking steps to see that the destruction of this cemetery will not happen again.