Headstones of Behavior Cemetery, Sapelo Island

Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Homemade Headstones National Register Landmark African-American Folklife Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Sapelo slaves and their descendants have been buried at Behavior since 1805. Due to senseless vandalism in the past, the cemetery is now accessible only by permission.

Isabella Robinson Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Concrete Fleur de lis Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Fleur-de-lis Marker & Headstone of Isabella, Wife of Monday Robinson

(26 September 1858 – 17 February 1889) Married 6 May 1876

Sallie Hall Headstone Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2012

Sallie Hall (15 March 1886 – 7 August 1951)

Ceaser Jackson Headston Star Motif Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Ceaser Jackson (17 January 1893 – 7 February 1916)

(Additional Text) He. Die. In. Faith. Sleep. On. Son. Take. You. Rest.

This headstone, along with several others, features the “star” motif common in Gould’s Cemetery.

Charles Walker Ex Slave Headstone Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Charles Walker (1813 – 5 February 1897)

Sarah Wilson Headston Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Sarah Wilson (29 July 1881 – 18 November 1940)

Peter Maxwell US Colored Infantry Headston Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Peter Maxwell, Company A, 30th (?) United States Colored Infantry

Liberty Handy Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Liberty Handy (1 August 1856 – 20 May 1916)

Husband of Katie Brown Headstone Ex Slave Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Beloved Husband of Katie Brown (1850 – 28 January 1918)

Mary Jackson Headstone Ex-Slave Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Mary Jackson (1837? – 7 February 1913)

Minto Bell Bilali Mohamet Muhammed Daughter Headstone Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Minto Bell (1780? – 25 August 1890)

The age, as well as the dates on the tombstone, is an estimation; Bintou (Minto) Bell was one of seven daughters of the patriarch of Sapelo Island, Bilali Muhammad (Mohamet).

Mary Wright Headstone Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Mary Wright (13 February 1873 – 29 September 1923)

For Amy Lyn Hedrick’s excellent overview of Sapelo’s slave descendants, see:

http://www.glynngen.com/history/sapelo/slaves.html

National Register of Historic Places

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2 responses to “Headstones of Behavior Cemetery, Sapelo Island

  1. Pingback: Behavior Cemetery, Sapelo Island | Vanishing South Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown

  2. Gorgeous photos, but a lot of them are showing up on Find a Grave. If that’s with your leave, please disregard. But I thought you’d like to know. Some folks are pretty bad for using other people’s images, even though Find a Grave forbids it.

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