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Taliaferro County Historical Markers

Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier
  • Location: Raytown Road between Sharon and Raytown

GRAVE OF BRIG. GEN. AARON W. GRIER

About 3/4 miles from here, in the Grier family cemetery, is the marked grave of Gen. Aaron Grier, born near here Dec. 2, 1794. When quite young, with Gen. Floyd, he fought the Creek Indians, distinguishing himself at the Battles of Autossee and Chalibbee in Alabama. Promoted rapidly for his military talent, he became a Brig. Gen. in the Indian and later the Mexican Wars. In 1826, his home became that of his orphan nephew, Alexander H. Stephens. He lived to see his nephew and ward become vice-president of the Confederacy but died during the war, January 14, 1864.

GHM 131-14 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1992