Ringgold Citizens Cemetery.
This very old cemetery is located on LaFayette Street near the Catoosa County Courthouse. Many markers have been destroyed and marked graves are interspersed with many fieldstones. Information on persons buried in the cemetery derived from descendants and census records. Surveyed by Louise Baxter November 8, 1991.
According to tradition, a Methodist Church that stood nearby was burned by the Union Army. The second and third churches were later relocated across the street from the courthouse. The cornerstone on the third church reads: "Methodist Episcopal Church, South 1845-1926. M.B. Sams, Pastor. Building Committee: R.J.Patterson, W.H. Trundle, C.C. Vosburg, J.L. Yates and William White." The fourth church was built in 1972 and is located on South Cleveland Street.
FOWLER Family Plot Enclosed By Wrought Iron Fence
FOWLER, Edward 07 Aug 1821 S.C. 21 Jul 1880 [s/o Drury & Ann Fowler] Wife: FOWLER, Maria J. 10 Oct 1831 10 April 1913 FOWLER, Adolphus S., M.D. 02 Oct 1830 07 Oct 1880 [s/o Drury & Ann Fowler; a Doctor in Civil War] Unmarked: Probably [FOWLER, Mary Jane Barry Dec 1831 Living in 1900; w/o Adolphus S. Fowler; dtr/o Dr. Andrew Lawson & Margret McDowell Barry, buried LaFayette Cemetery, Walker County, Ga.] SMITH, Little Fannie 04 Jun 1878 24 Dec 1881 [dtr/o Robert F. & Ovalene(sic) Fowler Smith; g/dtr/o Edward & Maria Fowler] Unmarked Graves: Probably FOWLER, Rev. Drury "Methodist Minister" B. c. 1798 S.C. Living in 1867 Wife: FOWLER, Ann B. c. 1794, S.C. D. 1860-1870 Small broken marker with a dove and inscription: "Edeth" Unmarked: Elevated rocks [2/dtrs/o/Adolphus S. & Mary J. Fowler FOWLER, Little Annie 25 Oct 1860, Age 18 Months, 18 Days FOWLER, Lulah 21 Jul 1861 28 Sep 1870 Foot marker: "A.M.F." propped against fence: Probably Ann Fowler: w/o Rev. Drury Fowler HACKETT, "Little Willie" s/o S.J. & A.T. Hackett 03 Nov 1860, 1 year, 26 days
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