The Tison Family Cemetery in Garnett, South Carolina: Revisited in 2014

A man contacted me because he wanted to know if I could take a photo of a headstone in the Tison Family Cemetery in Garnett, South Carolina.  I replied that I could, but I would have to wait for a Sugary companion to go along, because it’s a remote cemetery, and possibly unsafe for a middle-aged, middle-sighted individual, such as YoursTruly.  Snakes, and whatnot.

I convinced Sugar that we could fit in a quick visit on the way to the Lawton and Allied Families Reunion.

I was driving along that morning, with time to spare, and Sugar twitched that I had missed the turn.

I insisted that I had not.  I might have pounded the steering wheel for emphasis.

He insisted that I had.

I insisted that I had not, because the cemetery was south of the main entrance in the woods next to a corn field.

He was pretty sure that we were supposed to be driving by Robbie the Pimp’s place which was the back way to Mistletoe Grove.

Y’all see that this could play out very badly.

I was sure that I was right, and I was also sure that I could prove to him that I was right by staying the course, but what if I was wrong?  I spent my married life with Mr. X.  I was always wrong.  It was always my fault.  I have confidence issues as a result.

Being Sugar-like, he agreed that we should go the way I remembered, even though we had not been there in 5 years.  Time has a way of muddying the memories, especially when creative minds like ours can take a memory and relocate it to a different place.  It’s a gift, really.

So just like that, he smoothed things out, even though if I were wrong we would be terribly late because we would have to backtrack over by Robbie the Pimp’s place.

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It’s nice to be right occasionally…

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2 Responses to “The Tison Family Cemetery in Garnett, South Carolina: Revisited in 2014”

  1. Carol English Says:

    Hi there. Wondering (because I’m still new at this family history thing) if/how the Tison and Mann families are tied to Lawton fam. Also, I know there are Furman Lawtons in Macon, (very nice cemetery there!!) and sure would like to know how i’m related there. There was a Catherine Lawton, (another one) who became Catherine Lawton Lawton…. moved from Albany up to Macon around the 1870’s. I don’t know if you have info on that. (that may be a silly question, as you probably know everything about everything!!) If you have some time, I’d like to figure that out with you. That’s what I get for missing the reunion, I could have asked then!!! Carol

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    • ruthrawls Says:

      The Mann family is a tangent that I’ve gotten off on. As Sugar would say “that’s pretty far afield”, but I can’t walk away from them yet. They are not related to the Lawtons at all.
      The Tisons are probably connected to the Lawtons many generations back, but I don’t know where or how. There goes your theory for me knowing everything.
      Years ago, I posted memorials and photos to findagrave.com, and a woman contacted me about this graveyard. So this fell right in line with me blogging about what I see and where I am.
      I’m not related to any of these people, but I live here, and preserving this information seems important.

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