Letters: Searching for Brantleys graves

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To the Editor: About 200 years ago, the Lewis Brantley family and some neighbors were attacked and massacred by Creek Indians.  Lewis Brantley’s wife and son were killed in the attack.  They were later buried on the family farm which is today part of  Hard Labor Creek State Park.  Their graves were marked and for many years were a favorite site for park tourists. This newspaper recently ran a story about the massacre and the historical events leading up to it which was researched by Don Schultz of Athens.  Unfortunately, the exact location of the Brantley graves in Hard Labor Creek State Park has been lost since the 1960’s.  If any reader knows of its location in the park, please email (athensdl1@charter.net) or call Don Schultz (706-549-6883, as park personnel would like to remark the graves. Don Schultz via email

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