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Centerville Graveyard

This cemetery is literally all that is left of the town of Centerville, Talbot County, Georgia.

James Monroe Edwards, Pastor at Fredonia Methodist Church

James Monroe Edwards, Pastor at Fredonia Methodist Church

Our ancestors – the Edwards and Alsobrooks – lived here. Willis Edwards moved to the area in the early 1840s, coming first from Oglethorpe County near the South Carolina border, stopping for a while in the Macon area and ultimately settling in Centerville in the early 1840s. His son Marion was a jug maker and married Mary Alsobrook, daughter of Asa Alsobrook. Their son, James Monroe Edwards, was my great grandfather on my mother’s side.