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Teague Family Cemetery
Rock Springs Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Teague Cemetery
July 2008 (After clean up - photo taken by Pat Sabin)

Although this cemetery was surveyed in 1946 and in 1975, in recent years, it had become buried in fallen trees and debris, and was completely invisible from the street.  In the summer of 2008,  Christopher Green  took on the project of cleaning up the Teague Cemetery as his Eagle project with Venturing Crew #521.  With the assistance of his family, fellow crew members, and members of the Suwanee-Dam LDS Church, Christopher contacted property owners surrounding the cemetery, and obtained necessary permissions to begin clean up.  

Teague Cemetery BeforeFallen trees were removed from the graves and chipped into mulch.  The cemetery was surveyed and the tombstones transcribed.  This took many, many hours and weeks in the summer heat and humidity, and with the constant threat of yellow jackets!  The site was swept clean, the perimeter was staked, and the graves have been denoted with white gravel. 

Four adult unmarked graves were discovered, and 3 unmarked child graves.  There may be other unmarked graves buried in the perimeter of the cemetery, buried under decades of ungrowth.  All of the "before" photographs were taken by Christopher and his family and friends.

What Christopher and his group accomplished is remarkable, and I hope that Teague family members have an opportunity to stop by and see the results.  I must say that I have never encountered such a dedicated and friendly group of people, doing this work to honor early settlers in this area of Lawrenceville.  The photograph on the left was taken before the project began.

See Survey of this cemetery

Directions:  Going South from Hwy 20 (Buford Drive), take Rock Springs Road south toward Old Peachtree.  The cemetery is on the left,  past the entrance to Spring Crossing Subdivision, and diagonally across the road from the Village At Rock Springs subdivision entrance.   There is a gravel path, and the cemetery is about 100 feet from the road.  There is room to pull off the road and turn around.


Almitta Teague 
Born Dec. 20, 1851
Died Feb. 11, 1911
Footstone:  AT

In July 2008, this stone had been crushed and broken by a fallen tree

Mary C. Teague ***
Sept. 30, 1814
Nov. 23, 1900
Mother thou art now at home
Among angels fair above
But yet below thy child
Must roam
Till summoned by his love
Footstone: MCT

Mary Teague's record in "Gwinnett County Book of Deaths, 1818-1989," reflects exactly the same birth and death dates as her husband, John E. Teague.  The transcription above is from her actual tombstone (2008).

John Elijah Teague
Born Nov. 12, 1811
Died Feb. 13, 1896
Father thou art now at home
Among angels fair above
But yet below thy child
Must roam
Till summoned by his love
Footstone: JT

Note:  Husband of Mary C. Maffett (m. 1840).  John's tombstone was crushed by a fallen tree and has weathered quite a lot, making it difficult to decipher.

Margaret W. Teague
Born Oct. 5, 1845
Died May 7, 1879
She was too good, too
Gentle and fair
To dwell in this cold
World of care
Footstone:  MNT

Effie Viola McGehee

Born 5-21-1883
Died 07-13-1884
Daughter of B. F. and E. J. McGehee

In the 1850 Federal Census, the family appears as follows:

John Teague, 35, male, white, Farmer, 300, born in South Carolina
Mary Teague, 33, female, white, born in South Carolina
Robert Teague, 6, male, white, b. in GA
Margarett Teague, 4, female, white, b. in GA
Mary Teague, 2, female, white, b. in GA
George Teague, 10 months, male, white, b. in GA**

(Almita Teague was born in 1851)

Source:  The USGenWeb Census Project:  http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/ga/gwinnett/1850/pg0198a.txt

John E. Teague donated land for Rock Springs Methodist Church.  According to "Gwinnett County, Georgia Deaths, 1818-1989," in 1946 and 1975, five marked graves, and ten unmarked graves were counted.  

**George W. Teague was born 11-09-1849, and died  10-19-1903.  He married Laura J. Sparks.  Both are buried at Rock Springs Methodist Church Cemetery.

Source:  "Gwinnett County Georgia Deaths, 1818-1989," published by the Gwinnett Historical Society.




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Christopher Green & Venturing Crew 521
July 2008

Some photographs & background info by Pat Sabin, July 2008

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