Posts tagged ‘Powell Gap Cemetery’

October 18, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Mattie Cragg, Powell Gap Cemetery, Rabun Co., GA

Mattie Carson Cragg, wife of Isaac Cragg (a son of Albert and Sarah Shook Cragg) was buried at Powell Gap Cemetery off Bridge Creek Road in Rabun Co., GA.

Mattie
Cragg
Born
June 9, 1876
Died
May 5, 1916

The inscription reads, “She was a kind and affectionate wife, a fond mother, and a friend to all.”

August 25, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Albert and Sarah Cragg

Albert Cragg, Powell Gap Cemetery, Rabun Co., GA

Albert Cragg
Born Apr. 23, 1844
Died May 6, 1936

Albert Cragg was the son of Ellis and Margaret (–?–) Cragg (sometimes Craig), who were both born in Burke Co., NC. Albert and several of his older siblings were born in Caldwell Co., NC, which was formed in 1841 from Burke and Wilkes Counties, NC. The family migrated to Rabun Co., GA in the mid- to late-1850s; many descendants of this family still reside within the county, some on land bought by Ellis and Margaret after their move here.

Sarah Cragg, Powell Gap Cemetery, Rabun Co., GA

Sarah Cragg
Born Apr. 14, 1848
Died Jan. 2, 1914

Sarah Shook and Albert Cragg were married October 5, 1865 by William E. Philyaw, Minister of the Gospel, in Rabun County.

Notice the hands holding one another on the top of each stone. One hand probably represented the deceased, while the other represented Jesus reaching down to lift the departed into Heaven.

Albert and Sarah were buried in Powell Gap Cemetery, which is off of Bridge Creek Road in Rabun Co., GA.

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