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Contributed by Francine Jones, 30 Sep 2001.

                            MUNNERLYN GRAVEYARD
     Marion County, near No. 57 U. S. Highway about two miles from
                            Ariels Cross Roads..

                            Mrs. W. V. McCall               
                       Blue Savannah Chapter D.A.R.

Sacred to the Memory of / Ansley Christinia / Munnerlyn / Who
died  September 6th, 1847 / Aged three years  / and fifteen days.

In /Memory of / R. C. A. Harlee / Son of / Capt. R. Z. & S. A.
Harlee/ who died Aug. 7, 1862 / Aged 6 years, 2 months / & 2 days
/The lord gave and the / Lord hath taken away, / blessed be the
name of the Lord.

/ Masonic emblem / Rev. Thos. M. Munnerlyn  Died May 28, 1869
/ Aged 75 years./ A blameless member of the M. / E. Church 57
years, and an acceptable preacher of the gospel 51 years / He built
/ and dedicated several churches both / in this and the adjoining
county. / He died in full hope of a glorious / immortality.

"Servant of God well done / Rest from thy loved employ. / The
battle fought the victory won Enter thy Master's joy".

Sacred to the memory / of / Mary Munnerlyn / who departed this life
/ on the 25th of April, 1882 / Aged 72 years. / "Blessed are the
pure in heart / for they shall see God".

/Compiler's note:- "There are several graves which have no
markers, and are said by family tradition to be the graves of
John Munnerlyn who came to America from Ireland some years before
the Revolution in which he served under Gen. Francis Marion, and
his wife Sarah Keen Munnerlyn.  They both died in 1821 or 1822.
Sarah Keen Munnerlyn died about 2 months after her husband.  
This information was gained from a deposition made by their grand-
son, William Charles Sweet, who was born in Marion County on March
26, 1817.  His father was Gospero Sweet, and his mother's maiden 
name was Anne Munnerlyn and Sarah Keen, daughter of Buckingham 
Keen.  Gospero Sweet, and his wife and children left Marion Co.,
for Florida, where they settled at Concord.  This is the ances-
tral line of Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With the Wind"./

NOTE: this cemetery was plowed over in the 1940's, or so I have been told.
I am very glad that the DAR had recorded them before it was destroyed.
From my research, the info from William Charles Sweet is just a little 
bit in error....that John Munnerlyn is not the John who came from 
Ireland, but either his son or grandson.

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