Featured Gravestone – Amos T. Walker

DSC02737Section:  St. Peter’s Episcopal

Material:  White marble

Simple stone with typical darkening, but no major breakage.  Inscription is very legible.

Inscription:  In Memory of Amos T. Walker A native and Citizen of Burke County Georgia who departed this life in Albany on the 20th of June A.D. 1832 being in the 32nd Year of his Age.  Peace to his ashes.

1820 census records show an A. Walker born in 1800 as a resident of Waynesboro in Burke County, Georgia.  Walker’s death in Albany occurred during a time when the city was affected by a serious cholera outbreak, but a letter published in the Albany Evening Journal the morning after his death assured the public that Walker’s death was not a result of cholera.

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  1. Pingback: 1832 – Cholera & The State Street Burying Grounds | albanychurchgrounds

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