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Donaldson (Medart)



Hill(A) or Ezell Cemetery

Cemetery = Hill or Ezell Cemetery
Vicinity = Medart N
Status = maintained (part)
Community = Afr. Amer.
Synonymous name(s) = Donaldson Cemetery; York Donaldson Cemetery
GPS Location
S-T-R Location
Directions
30°7’30.15” X84°22’22.42”
S extrem. SE¼ HS Lot 86, N extrem NE¼ HS Lot 90
on an eastward projection of Wildcat Alley off Casora Dr.; 3/8 mi. E of Casora Dr.

A graveyard lying a little southwest of the buildings of Wakulla Middle School in the north part of Medart has nine or more gravestones inscribed to persons of the surname Hill who died as far back as 1916. The site fits very well the locating directions given in the 1940-41 veterans' graves registration for a site recorded there as "Hill (Colored) Cemetery" (the section-township-range datum given in 1940-41 contradicts the directions and is evidently erroneous). Since no burials of veterans were recorded then for the Hill site, it is not possible to confirm the site near Wakulla Middle School as the recorded Hill site by tombstone inscriptions.

The county tax roll presently lists the graveyard, or the greater part of it dedicated on record and well maintained, as York Donaldson Cemetery; the tombstone of York Donaldson (1894-1981) is here. Official maps label what appears to be this site as Ezell Cemetery, although no tombstones here give that name. (Another cemetery recorded by the veterans' project as Allen Cemetery, but not reported now for many years, evidently was recorded for a site quite near this same place; neither of the two veterans whose graves were recorded for that site are commemorated by any stone in this site adjacent to Wakulla Middle School.)

Name Birth Death
Comments
Burney, Otha L.
10 Sep 1919
5 Sep 1977
 
Burney, Raymond
15 Aug 1917
6 Dec 1976
 
Clark, Irene J.
2 Jun 1923
19 Jul 1997
 
Donaldson, Eva M.
3 Oct 1912
2 Aug 2005
 
Donaldson, Georgia
17 Sep 1899
22 Oct 1977
 
Donaldson, Nathan
1 Dec 1909
13 Jun 2004
TEC5 US Army WWII
Donaldson, York
8 Sep 1894
18 Aug 1981
Pvt US Army WWI
Foster, Pauline Elizabeth
25 Sep 193?
10 Sep 1988
 
Gavin, Annie M.
25 Nov 1915
9 Aug 2001
 
Harrell, Nancy
1823
1906
 
Harris, Jannie
5 Nov 1904
28 Jun 1992
 
Harris, Sammie
6 Nov 1903
27 Feb 1985
 
Harris, Sammie Jr.
27 Jan 1934
24 Apr 1997
 
Hill, George
6 Feb 1842
12 May 1918
 
Hill, Hattie
6 Feb 1885
24 Feb 1985
 
Hill, Henry
? Oct 1910 
 
Hill, Jane
1849
16 Mar 1919
 
Hill, Rev. John
1861
29 Aug 1943
 
Hill, Lula
1871
5 Sep 1944
 
Hill, Mason
19 Jun 1881
15 Feb 1953
 
Hill, Ralph J.
25 Aug 1935
23 Jun 1991
 
Hill, Robert
28 Jan 1909
19 Nov 1994
 
Hilliard, Adeline
 
11 Aug 1896
Age 46 years
Hilliard, Mary
6 Sep 1885
20 Apr 1949
 
Jones, Maggie
1907
1976
 
Marshall, Annie Mae
6 Dec 1905
25 Oct 1995
 
Rosier, Jeff
 
 
no dates
Smith, Edra
16 May 1903
20 Feb 1988
 
Unknown
 
 
damaged headstone to the right of Georgia Donaldson
Date of site report narrative - February 2002
Surveyed by members of the WCHS, September 2006

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