Petersville/Broadfield Cemetery
African-American

From exit 42 off of Interstate 95, travel 1 mile south east [towards Hwy. 17] and turn right onto Petersville Road.  The cemetery will be directly on your left.

This is a very old cemetery intended for the burial of the Hofwyl-Broadfield enslaved and their descendants.  I have not transcribed the whole cemetery yet because it is in bad shape.  This is just what I have termed the "New Section".  I use this term loosely, this part of the cemetery is the only part that has been well taken care of and is accessible by foot without drowning in overgrowth.

However, sometime in 2006, the cemetery was cleaned very violently, much damage was done, and many graves are still under debris and grass. I took photographs of this "clean up", but, unfortunately lost them when my computers were struck by lightning.

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.

The majority of those recorded as being buried in Broadfield (whether the town or cemetery) are interred here in Petersville Cemetery.

 

Transcribed by Amy Hedrick 2 March 2004.

*Image Key:  Tombstone Photo -       Obituary/Notes - - Requires Adobe Reader
Surname Given Name Maiden Name Birth Date Death Date Burial Sex Vet Age Images Notes
CHAMBLISS Elizabeth Gallie  Polite  05 Jun 1915  09 Jan 1994  15 Jan 1994  F   78     obit says she was buried in Broadfield Cemetery; social security says she was born 17 Jun 1916 and died 15 Jan 1994; p. Morris Polite & Josephine Union; m. (1) Mr. Carswell (2) Mr. Chambliss; fh. Hall, Jones & Brown FH; b. Glynn County, Georgia; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
EDMONDS Charity  Walburg  00 OOO 1881  17 Feb 1927  20 Feb 1927  F   45   death certificate says she's buried in Petersville Cemetery; p. Stephen Walburg & Annie Gibbs; m. George Edmonds; fh. Byrd & Hall Undertakers; cod. gastritis acute; b. Georgia; d. Broadfield, Glynn, Georgia 
HALL Lillian Hannah  Capers  04 Feb 1919  10 Dec 1994  17 Dec 1994  F   75     p. Richard Capers & Virginia G. Bennett; m. Mr. Hall; b. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
HARRIS London    00 OOO 1878  01 Feb 1928  2 Feb 1928  M   49   death certificate says he was buried in Petersville Cemetery; p. Sam Harris & Estella Johnson; m. Florence; fh. Byrd & Hall Undertakers; cod. cerebral hemorrhage; b. Georgia; d. Petersville, Glynn, Georgia 
HAYES Luretha  Polite  24 Feb 1928  10 Apr 1986  16 Apr 1986  F   58     p. Henry Polite & Estella Benjamin; m. Albert Hayes, Jr; fh. Collins Funeral Home; b. Glynn County, Georgia; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
MITCHELL Ernest    08 Feb 1903  18 Jun 1961   M    58    d. Glynn County, Georgia 
MUNGIN Bertha    12 Jun 1880  11 Jun 1983   F    102    can't find any record of death;  
PINKNEY Edgar    00 Feb 1919  00 OOO 1974   M    55     can't find any information on this person;  
POLITE Gussie  Callawy  24 Sep 1948  13 Sep 1971       22    m. Hampton Polite; d. Glynn County, Georgia 
POLITE Josephine  Union  23 Jan 1868  24 Sep 1953   F    85    m. Morris Polite; d. Glynn County, Georgia 
POLITE London    04 Mar 1893  09 Jan 1954   M  WWI PFC 855 Co TRANS CORPS Georgia  60    p. Morris Polite & Josephine Union; b. Petersville, Glynn, Georgia; d. Glynn County, Georgia 
POLITE Morris    27 Jun 1870  27 Jun 1947   M    77    m. Josephine Union; b. Broadfield, Glynn, Georgia; d. Glynn County, Georgia 
POLITE Paul Joe   07 Oct 1913  28 Dec 1968   M    55    b. Petersville, Glynn, Georgia; d. Glynn County, Georgia 
POLITE Ruth  Jackson  01 Aug 1914  29 Jan 1986  3 Feb 1986  F   71     obit says she was buried in Broadfield Cemetery; b. Camden County, Georgia; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
POLITE William    18 Oct 1900  15 Jun 1999   M    98    p. Morris Polite & Josephine Union; b. Glynn County, Georgia; d. Glynn County, Georgia 
RUTLEDGE Laura  Polite  7 May 1898  21 Sep 1986  27 Sep 1986  F   88     p. Morris Polite & Josephine Union; fh. Hall, Jones & Brown FH; b. Petersville, Glynn, Georgia; d. Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia 
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WILLIAMS Henrietta  Brown  00 OOO 1889  04 Jul 1930  6 Jul 1930  F   40   death certificate says she is buried in Petersville, Georgia; p. Lewis Brown & Margarett Keith; m. Oliver Williams; fh. Byrd & Hall; cod. pulmonary tuberculosis; b. Bleckley County, Georgia; d. Glynn County, Georgia 

 

 

 

Last Updated:  29 May 2018

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