Thanks to Mary Pearl for the identification!
Category Archives: Eastman GA
Founder in 1868 of the Georgia Land and Lumber Company, William Pitt Eastman settled the town bearing his name in 1870. He was instrumental in the founding of Dodge County. His daughter sold the house to Judge James Bishop, Sr., in 1896. James Bishop and Cary Bullock inherited it in 1926. It now serves as headquarters of the Dodge Historical Society.
The statuary above adorns one of the most unique and beautiful mausoleums in Georgia. Depicted are (left to right): Albert G. Williamson, Jay Gould Williamson, and Martha Buchan Williamson. The boy was their nephew. Mr. Williamson was a prominent Dodge County entrepreneur who donated the land for a cemetery in the Orphans Community in 1887. The community got its name for Mr. Williamson and his five orphaned brothers who moved to Dodge County from North Carolina in the early 1870s.