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Dear Ms. Clement,
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According to the Georgia Archives, with the exception of the City of Savannah and the City of Macon, there was no official registration of deaths in the State of Georgia prior to 1919. You may wish to look for alternate records such as newspaper obituaries. The Library of Congress’ website Chronicling America provides information about accessing historic newspapers. You also may be interested in Georgia State University’s guide to genealogical sources.
In addition, we suggest you search the FamilySearch wiki for the state of Georgia that may provide suggestions where his birth and death may have been recorded.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
The church he attended during the time was called Doogan Mountain in Alculsey Valley, Georgia. The story was that he died of blood poisoning from a nail on a church pew.
You might check out these Murray County, Georgia websites for links to county information., or to ask for their guidance.
The first step might be to obtain the name of the church, then see if the church record books survive. There could be a mention of his burial there. Newspapers have been suggested to you and local historical societies are excellent places to find local newspapers.
Good luck with your research!
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I found this on findagrave.com...an interesting little article about the Baxter homestead and the moving of the deceased from the Doogan Cemetery. Is the name Fouts familiar to you?
Best Wishes in your search,