Elizafield Burial Ground Glynn County, Georgia

Elizafield Burial Ground
African-American

From exit 42 off of Interstate 95, travel .7 miles south east on Hwy. 99, turn left [north] into the Morning Star Property. 

This is the cemetery for the enslaved, and their descendants, of Elizafield Plantation.  There may be many more graves located in this area, however, 17 of them are marked.  Two are suspected to be grave sites within the marked interments.  There is no telling how many more may be in the surrounding area.

Cemetery was originally transcribed by Amy Hedrick on 18 February 2004.  Cemetery listing was updated 15 March 2006 which made the Map now incorrect.

Local death records have created a problem, however, with determining where some folks are buried by using the burial place of "Broadfield, Glynn County, Georgia" and "Broadfield Cemetery". I have found many people with this burial place buried in one of three cemeteries: Petersville, Freedman's Rest, and Elizafield Burial Ground.

For example, Elizabeth (Polite) Chambliss' obituary says she was buried in Broadfield Cemetery and her tombstone is in Petersville Cemetery. Maggie Harris' death certificate says she was buried in Broadfield Cemetery, but, her tombstone is at Elizafield Burial Ground. Therefore, I have created a cemetery listing for Broadfield Cemetery for those persons whose tombstone or exact cemetery location has not yet been determined.

On 21 April 2006, a young woman named Tanisha Reddick was struck down and killed by a hit and run driver.  She was sent here from Louisiana as a Katrina Refugee with her two sons and their father.  On this fateful night, she and her friend were crossing Hwy. 341, when they were struck by a passing motorist, Tanisha was killed instantly, her friend and father of her sons, survived.  The driver was caught later in the week, as of January 2006, he is now out on bond.

According to her obituary in the Brunswick News, she was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.  From a recent trip to Elizafield, I found her grave.  Her remains were placed at the back of the cemetery, causing a new row.  The way I read a cemetery, Tanisha's grave created a new ROW 1 GRAVE 1, this transcript has been renumbered accordingly.

 

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Surname Given Name Maiden Name Birth Date Death Date Burial Sex Vet Age Row Space Images Notes
COHEN Ruth B    04 Dec 1910  06 Apr 1990  14 Apr 1990  F   79  02  02     Ruth's maiden name might be Bennett; p. Katie Bennett Simmons; m. George W. Cohen; fh. Robert Cummings Mortuary; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
HARRIS Clarence    27 Aug 1933  29 Aug 1996  03 Sep 1996  M   63  04  12     p. Jerry Harris & Leola Polite; m. Leola; fh. Hall, Jones & Brown FH; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
HARRIS Herbert    14 Sep 1929  11 Aug 1976  15 Aug 1976  M  Korea US Army PFC  46  04  17     p. Jerry Harris & Leola Polite; fh. Darien Funeral Home; b. Glynn County, Georgia; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
HARRIS Jerry    03 May 1903  27 Feb 1977  05 Mar 1977  M   73  04  16     social security has DOB 23 May 1903; p. Samuel Harris & Margaret Brown; m. Leola Polite; fh. Darien Funeral Home; b. Glynn County, Georgia; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
HARRIS Leola NaDeah  Smith  31 Dec 1935  12 Mar 1995  18 Mar 1995  F   59  04  13     p. Henry Smith, Sr. & Adell; m. Clarence Harris; fh. Hall, Jones & Brown FH; b. Glynn County, Georgia; d. Gainesville, Alachua, Florida 
HARRIS Leola  Polite  05 Oct 1905  24 Jun 1977    F   71  04  15    m. Jerry Harris 
HARRIS Maggie  Keith  00 OOO 1862  19 May 1925  24 May 1925  F   62  02  05    death certificate says she was buried in Broadfield, Georgia, but her tombstone is in this cemetery; p. Cuffie Keith; m. widow; fh. John Bryd, undertaker; cod. valvular heart disease; b. Georgia; d. Broadfield, Glynn, Georgia 
HARRIS Margaret    01 Jul 1937  27 Apr 1989  02 May 1989  F   51  04  14     p. Jerry Harris & Leola Polite; fh. Hall, Jones & Brown FH; b. Glynn County, Georgia; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
HARRIS Raymond (Sr)    25 Jan 1933  03 Mar 2016  12 Mar 2016  M  Korea US Army Corporal  83        p. Jerry Harris & Leola Polite; m. Mary C.; fh. Darien Funeral Home; b. Glynn County, Georgia; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
MCQUEEN Viola  Harris  02 Feb 1888  01 Dec 1974    F   86  04  18    GA death records say she was 73 years of age when she died, making her birth year 1901; d. Glynn County, Georgia 
POLITE James Austin    25 Nov 1942  21 Jan 2006  28 Jan 2006  M  US Army SP4  63  04  20    p. John Wesley Polite, Sr.; m. Katie Mae; fh. Hall, Jones & Brown FH; b. Glynn County, Georgia; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
POLITE John Wesley (Sr)    13 Jun 1913  21 Feb 1993  27 Feb 1993  M   79  04  19     fh. Collins Funeral Home; b. Glynn County, Georgia; d. Savannah, Chatham, Georgia 
POLITE Victoria  Harris  26 Dec 1893  23 Feb 1954    F   60  03  08    m. London Polite; d. Glynn County, Georgia 
POWELL Camillia    00 OOO 1883  14 Feb 1947    F   63  03  09    d. Glynn County, Georgia 
REDDICK Tanisha  Nixon  10 Mar 1985  21 Sep 2005  29 Sep 2005  F   20  01  01    obit says she was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, however, her grave was found at Elizafield. Tanisha was evacuated from Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina and while here, was killed by a drunk driver who ran over her and fled the scene; p. Julius Nixon; fh. Hall, Jones & Brown FH; cod. ran over by automobile; b. Louisiana; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
RUTLEDGE James (Jr)    07 Jun 1952  21 Dec 1997  27 Dec 1997  M   45  04  11      p. Cleo; m. Patricia Harris; fh. Hall, Jones & Brown FH; b. McIntosh County, Georgia; d. Ware County, Georgia 
SIMMONS Katie  Bennett  01 Nov 1885  07 Feb 1979  11 Feb 1979  F   93  02  03     not sure that her maiden name is Bennett; fh. Robert Cummings Mortuary; b. Georgia; d. Glynn County, Georgia 
STYLES Rebecca  O'Zell  00 OOO 1845  00 OOO 1906    M   61        
UNKNOWN Funeral Home Marker          M     03  07    someone later put a wooden cross on this site;  
UNKNOWN No Marker               03  06   someone later erected a wooden cross on the site;  
UNKNOWN Slab          M     03  10     
YOUNG Frances    01 Jan 1870  29 Jul 1970    F   100  02  04    GA death records state she was 69 years old at the date of death, making her birth year 1901 not 1870; d. Glynn County, Georgia 

 

 

Last Updated:  29 May 2018

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