DuBignon Cemetery, Jekyll Island

Three members of the duBignon family were buried near here and according to Harry James, the crypts were placed later to memorialize the long lost remains. The tabby wall was installed later by the club.

The duBignon graves are brick-and-marble tombs.

The slabs were carved by William T. White, a prominent marble cutter from Charleston, South Carolina.

Two are signed “Wm. T. White. Marble Cutter. Ch. So. Ca.” The other is unsigned, but likely White’s work, as well.

The two small headstones at the rear of the cemetery were placed by members of the Jekyll Island Club to mark the final resting places of two hotel employees who drowned on the island in 1912.

Burials:

Marie Anne Felicite Ruffault, Grande Dutreuilh, (14 December 1776-6 April 1852)

Anne Amelia Nicolau duBignon, (1787-5 May 1850)

Joseph duBignon, (1814-27 April 1850)

Hector “The Greek” Deliyannis, (?-21 March 1912), native of Smyrna (Greece), now in Turkey

George F. Harvey, (?-21 March 1912), native of England

 

National Register of Historic Places

 

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “DuBignon Cemetery, Jekyll Island

  1. Harry K James

    There are no human remains inside the walls of that cemetery on Jekyll. The gravestones were scattered in the area and what you see in the picture was assembled well after the deaths.

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