This was one of the neatest things I found in the historic Hopkins-Belleville Cemetery.
The main building housing the University of Georgia Marine Institute was once part of a dairy and farming operation overseen by tobacco heir Richard Reynolds during his residence on Sapelo Island. It seems out of place in the harsh environment of Sapelo, but Reynolds was a worldly man whose influences ran the gamut of style and function. The weathervane (below) depicting a tall ship is one of my favorite features of the structure.
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. See Amy Hedrick’s article on the cemetery for more background.
Fleur-de-lis Marker & Headstone of Isabella, Wife of Monday Robinson
(26 September 1858 – 17 February 1889) Married 6 May 1876
Sallie Hall (15 March 1886 – 7 August 1951)
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 (1813 – 5 February 1897)
Sarah Wilson (29 July 1881 – 18 November 1940)
Peter Maxwell, Company A, 30th (?) United States Colored Infantry
Liberty Handy (1 August 1856 – 20 May 1916)
Beloved Husband of Katie Brown (1850 – 28 January 1918)
Mary Jackson (1837? – 7 February 1913)
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 (13 February 1873 – 29 September 1923)
National Register of Historic Places
To commemorate Kingsland’s centennial Folkston artist Tim Bass, aka Signsmith, painted this beautiful mural in 2008. It illustrates the community’s commitment to history and preservation in its downtown area.
Kingsland Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places