Old Macedonia Cemetery
Jonas A. and Mary Baker Keever
Jonas Ausburne Keever, son of James Keever and Mary Rebecca Jane Bradshaw, husband of Mary Baker.
Mary Baker, daughter of Caleb Baker and Sophia Emma Fagans, wife of Jonas Ausburne Keever.
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When Jonas was only three months old, his parents left Lincoln County, North Carolina with a wagon train and traveled to Bartow County, Georgia. His father, James Keever, had a brother, Daniel, who was already living in Georgia. His mother's sister, Elizabeth Abernathy, and his mother's uncle, Larkin Bradshaw, traveled to Georgia at the same time. They settled north of Cartersville near the Etowah River not far from the Cherokee County line.
Jonas and Mary Baker were probably married in Cobb
County since that is where her parents were living at the time of
their marriage. This was about the same time that Jonas enlisted in
the Confederate Army. His Civil War record is on file at the State
Archives in Atlanta. He enlisted as a Private in January 1864, and
was assigned to Company "B" (Cherokee Co), 43rd Regiment,
In October 1910, he applied for a Civil War Pension and made the following statement on his application: "I am a resident of Cherokee County, Georgia and my only income is a small crop. I own one cow worth $20.00, a wagon and buggy worth $25.00, two horses worth $175.00, household goods worth $50.00, and $70.00 cash."
Jonas and Mary were member of the Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church. All that remains of this original church site is the cemetery. A new church building was erected in later years on the main highway between Cartersville and Canton. The cemetery and original church site are located in a remote wooded area on the shores of Lake Allatoona, on property now owned by the Corps of Engineers.
After Mary died in 1917, Jonas moved to Lookout Mountain
in Alabama where three of his daughters were living. He
Author: Mary Jo Akins, Fort Payne, AL
Thanks to Deena Hardin for the circa 1950s pictures.
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Old Macedonia Cemetery, Bartow County, Georgia