Tombstone Tuesday – James and Elizabeth Brookshire

James Brookshire and Elizabeth Tilley are my 4x-great-grandparents. James was born March 10, 1799 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born in 1810, also in Wilkes County. They were married on August 21, 1827. They moved to Union County, Georgia between 1830 and 1840, and then moved on to Fannin County, Georgia between 1850 and 1860, and then to Gilmer County, Georgia between 1860 and 1870. James and Elizabeth are both reported on the 1870 census in Gilmer County. I have no death date for James; however, by 1880, Elizabeth is reported as living with their son Alvy, so it is safe to assume that James died between 1870 and 1880. Elizabeth died in 1884.

This tombstone is in Pisgah Cemetery in Gilmer County. This is a new stone, which was placed by descendents: the back has the following inscription:

Honoring James and Elizabeth the descendants place this memorial in 1991
“The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers.” 1 Kings 8:57A

Photo source: Bates, Kimberly M. “James and Elizabeth Brookshire Tombstone Photo.” ~batesmillerhistory. 3 Dec. 2007

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  1. Tonia Kendrick says

    I think it’s biblical. There are lots of Pisgah or Mount Pisgah churches and cemeteries – in the south, anyway.

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