Elizafield Burial Ground
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 theMap 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.
|*Image Key: Tombstone Photo - Obituary/Notes - - Requires Adobe Reader|
|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||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||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||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;|
|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|
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