George & Rebecca Foy, Egypt

egypt ga george foy headstone photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 201020 October 1794-5 November 1882

The Foy family were pioneer settlers of this section of Effingham County. The cemetery, established as the Foy Cemetery in 1854, is now better known as the Elam Baptist Church Cemetery, to which the land was deeded in 1906. Jackie Monson Purday writes: George Foy was my great-great grandfather. He was a plantation owner, farmer, had a grits mill & saw mill. He gave the land just up the road from the old home place for the Foy Cemetery.

egypt ga rebecca foy headstone photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 201026 April 1805-4 April 1869

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3 responses to “George & Rebecca Foy, Egypt

  1. Jackie Monson Purdy

    From the cemetery, the home that can be seen, through the trees, is the old Foy/Dutton home..It was left in his will (George Foy) to his daughter my Great Grandmother Eugenia Natalia Foy Dutton. She lived there till her death..and my mother Eugenia Rebecca Dutton Monson and brother Luther Carroll Dutton, and 2 siblings who died at birth all were born in that home.
    It is now use by a hunt club. The road was Dutton Lane….
    but sometime in the late 90’s the county or someone changed the
    name.

  2. Jackie Monson Purdy

    Rebecca Foy, my G.G. Grandmother was Ann Rebecca Dasher Foy, daughter of Christian Dasher and Ann Bird. Rebecca and George Goerge Foy had 15 children. My G.Grandmother Eugenia Natalia Foy Dutton was their 15th and last child. My G.Grandmother Eugenia married Thomas Absalom Dutton. Thomas was a soldier in the CSA. Thomas was in Co.I, 54th GA Infantry. They had 3 children. A Baby Boy died at birth. Sarah Eliza died at age 10. Their son Thomas Absalom Dutton my Grandfather married Mattie Carroll Fryar of Magnolia, Duplin co.SC.
    They are all buried in the Foy Cemetery, now called Elam Baptist Church Cemetery. My mother was Eugenia Rebecca Dutton and she married Magnus Theodore Otto Monson of Savannah.
    I use to spend my summers in Egypt. Would be happy to share other memoried.

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