Something You May Not Have Known: The legend of Peter Carnes
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There seem to be a good deal of information on him in records accessible on Ancestry.com as Peter J. Carns 1735–1794 buried in Summerville Cemetery.
My research shows burial in Sand Hills Cemetery off Meigs St in Augusta. Sand Hills is to me another mystery of Augusta history.
Yes, you are correct. It is the Sand Hills Cemetery. I am unsure of its location.
Also known as Carnes Family Cemetery.
I read a newspaper account that he flew a hot air ballon, but he was on the ground. He was a fat man. A smaller fellow was the passenger. This was not when he lived on Augusta. He’s in a cemetery in Summerville, but not “Summerville Cemetery.”
great article on a mysterious Augusta man…and today’s Indian Queen tavern…that building is intriguing too…originally it was The Gun Shop by then owner Augustan Joe Sheehan who is a champion shot gunner at Pintuckey near Ft Gordon.