(“Banks County Gazette”, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1890)

Uncle Bennett Rylee died last Saturday and was buried in the woods just in front of his house Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. We have enjoyed Mr. Rylee’s friendship only a year and a half. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens in the county. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Grove Level, and was a good man.


Our hearts and hands go out to those he leaves behind.

Local Dots (social column, same issue date)-There were at least 500 people at Uncle Rylee’s funeral.

Reference: ‘Cemeteries and Deaths in Banks County, Georgia” by Richard J. Chambers-Rylee/Henderson Cemetery; Rylee, Bennett (Son of James)-June 19, 1823 til August 30, 1890. Also in same cemetery; Rylee, Joyce E.-January 25, 1832 til October 1, 1878.

Compiled 2005 by Jacqueline King

copyright 2005 Jacqueline King