The Scribner Family cemetery is located on what is now park land in Georgia. According to state law, unless the cemetery has been declared abandoned, the family retains ownership of the individual graves. This is one of thousands of such family cemeteries in Georgia, standing as mute testament to the days when much of the population lived in rural farming areas and each family buried their dead on their own land.
The obelisk that dominates the small plot has four names inscribed on it. Daniel Scribner, MD, died in 1863 at the age of 41. A Civil War casualty? His wife Sarah died in 1883 at age 47. Their two sons, Arthur and Walter, each died before they were two. Sadly, vandalism and grave robbing are problems with plots like these in remote locations.