Alan Anderson, archivist
Sumter Historic Trust, Inc.

When I first began recording cemeteries in 1985 I used Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Harvey's Sumter County, Georgia Cemetery Records (1972) as a guide. They had listed individuals chronologically by death date. There were also literally hundreds of typographical or transcription errors. Consequently, I had to develop my own system.

For rural church and family cemeteries I listed people alphabetically by surname and chronologically by birth dates in each family. The earliest generation was recorded first and the offspring, with their respective descendants, came next. For example, if a couple had three sons, the oldest and his descendants would follow first, then the second son and his descendants, with the third son and his descendants last for that family surname.

I recorded all biographical data on each grave marker. Additional information was transcribed in quotation marks after the birth and death dates. Anything I added to what was actually on the marker appears in parentheses. In a feature unique to this website, many obituaries (although unfortunately not all) are cited as well. The alphabetical abbreviations they include are from the following local and regional newspapers: AR - "Americus Recorder"; CI - "Christian Index" (Baptist); SCA - "Southern Christian Advocate" (Methodist); SGP - "South Georgia Progress"; SR - "Sumter Republican"; TCN - "Tri-County News"; T-R - "Times-Recorder." Other abbreviations used were: d/o - daughter of; dau - daughter; inf - infant; M/M - Mr. and Mrs.; s/o - son of.

After the survey date in each cemetery, I added individuals, chronologically by death date, for those without tombstones. The primary source cited either specified the person's burial in that cemetery or strongly indicated as much.

In an undertaking of this magnitude, involving over 110 black and white cemeteries with approximately 10,000 individuals, stretched out over a period of almost two decades, there are bound to be some errors. If you are aware of any please contact me and, upon confirmation, the appropriate correction will be made.

Cemeteries listed by ethnic group whether predominately Black or White
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Selected USGS cemetery locations
1007 GMD .
Israel Family Cemetery
Hill Cemetery
Old Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery
Liberty Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Smith Family Cemetery
Williams Family Cemetery
Zion Hope Baptist Church Cemetery - Sumter City
Blackshear Family Cemetery
Benevolence United Methodist Church Cemetey
Davis Cemetery
Mitchell Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

1185 GMD .
Concord Methodist Church
Morgan Family Cemetery
Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
Hagerson Family Cemetery II
Hagerson Family Cemetery I
New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
Shiloh Cemetery
Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery
St. Luke Baptist Church Cemetery

687 GMD .
New Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery
New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Speer Family Cemetery
Old Mt Carmel AME Church Cemetery
Old St John's AME Church Cemetery
Old Anthony Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

745 GMD .
Hewett Family Cemetery I
Horne Family Cemetery
Cameron Family Cemetery
Gammage Family Cemetery
Hawkins Cemetery
L S Cooper Memorial Gardens
Maxwell Cemetery
New Pineville Cemetery
Daniel Cemetery
Old Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery
Lone Grave - Emma Cooper
Old Pineville Cemetery

756 GMD .
Leslie City Cemetery
Old Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery
Huguenin Cemetery
Spring Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Lewis Family Cemetery
Jackson Family Cemetery
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (Black)
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (White)
Old Shiloh Church Cemetery
Foster Cemetery
Sue Walker Cemetery
Desoto Methodist Cemetery
Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Old Perry Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Felder Cemetery
Duncan Family Cemetery
Lone Grave - John C. Daniel
Lone Grave - John T. Hodges
Zion Hope Baptist Church Cemetery - DeSoto
West Cemetery
Lakeview Cemetery

759 GMD .
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery
Mt Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
St Marks Lutheran Church Cemetery
New Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery
Old Lebanon Cemetery
Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery
Possum Trot Cemetery
St Paul AME Church Cemetery
Captain Simon Salter Cemetery
McCrea Family Cemetery
Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery
Old Providence Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Greater Cedar Spring Baptist Church Cemetery
Cheek Family Cemetery
Feagin Family Cemetery
Murray Family Cemetery
Rylander Methodist Church Cemetery
Old Rural Hill Methodist Church Cemetery
McMath Family Cemetery
Snellgrove Family Cemetery

789 GMD .
Oak Grove Cemetery
Ranew Family Cemetery
Old Rocky Mount Methodist Church Cemetery
Rocky Mount Cemetery
Rooks Family Cemetery
Salem Methodist Church Cemetery
Sunset Memorial Gardens
White Family Cemetery
Bradley Family Cemetery
Daniel Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Hewett Family Cemetery II
Autry Family Cemetery
Freeman Family Cemetery
Hammock-Weaver Family Cemetery
Council Family Cemetery
Staley Memorial Gardens
Ramsey/Parker Family Cemetery
Parker Cemetery
Tiner Cemetery
Eastview Cemetery
Founders Memorial Cemetery
Howell Cemetery
Johnson Family Cemetery
Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery

884 GMD .
Union Whitely Baptist Church Cemetery
Tabernacle Cemetery
Old Tabernacle Methodist Campground
Black Family
Magnolia Springs Cemetery
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Old New Hope Universalist Church Cemetery
Old New Point Methodist Church Cemetery

993 GMD .
Kelly Family Cemetery
Old St James Pennington Episcopal Church Cemetery
Pennington Family
Hodges Family Cemetery
Joiner Family Cemetery
Old Mt Olive Baptist Church Cemetery
Dowdell Cemetery
Kitchens Family Cemetery
W. P. Duncan Family Cemetery
Old Mt Mary Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Freeman Hill Cemetery
Mt Creek AME Cemetery
Old Mt Creek AME Cemetery
Old Andersonville Methodist Church Cemetery
Andersonville Baptist Church Cemetery
Westbrook Family Cemetery
Lone Grave - William P.Duncan

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Alan Anderson