Youngblood Grave House, 1890s, Wilkinson County

This grave house covers the final resting places of Peter Youngblood [28 November 1828-30 March 1894] and Adeline “Lidda” Temples Youngblood [8 February 1826-28 June 1890] and is the most prominent structure in the Youngblood-Cranford Family Cemetery, which only contains two more graves. Mr. Youngblood was a Confederate veteran, serving in Co. K of the 57th Georgia Infantry. I suspect he built the grave house after his wife’s death.

Bud Merritt writes: There was a log house associated with it that we remember being disassembled and moved. Eugene Moore adds: I think this is on the Parker Place. Mr. Claude and Mrs. Willie Parker lived there. Mr.Claude farmed and had the best watermelons ever.

The Youngbloods did not have any children. The other two burials, to the right of the grave house [above] may have been cousins or even neighbors. They are Elizabeth Cranford [?-22 November 1906] and James Nelson [birth and death dates unknown].

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