Saturday, May 13, 2017

Behavior Cemetery on Sapelo Island in McIntosh County

In Cornelia Walker Bailey's book, "God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man," she writes of a story told by Cousin Ronnister that explains how the cemetery got it's name:
"The people on a certain slave ship didn't want to be slaves, they were not going to be slaves and they ran off into the woods and stayed there. And they wouldn't come out. The old slave master said, 'Just let them stay inside that woods until they're ready to behave themselves. Don't bother them, just take them out food and water, just leave them alone'."

Taken 5/11/17 while on a high school trip to Sapelo Island
Odessa Christian School

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