Research indicates that American Revolution Patriot soldier Ebenezer FAIN (1762-1842) was probably the first person to be buried in the Hothouse Crossroads Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery in Gilmer (now Fannin) County, Georgia, in 1842. He died at his home in the Hothouse Creek Valley in the PRESENT Hothouse (Georgia) Militia District 1029 of Fannin County.
Hothouse Crossroads Methodist Episcopal Church is no longer in existence. The Methodist Cemetery is now a part of the present Hothouse (Hot House) Baptist Church Cemetery. David Fain (Ebenezer's son) was a trustee of the Crossroads Church at the time of his father's death.
On 26 October 2003 descendants of David and Rebecca Moore FAIN agreed to begin the Ebenezer Fain Memorial Fund, to raise $2,500 (or more) to provide a special marker for Ebenezer Fain and his wife Mary MERCER-FAIN, with a SAR (Sons of American Revolution) bronze medallion on the face of the marker. A dedication ceremony will be performed by the Georgia SAR, Blairsville, Georgia, chapter, after the marker has been erected.
The marker will indicate that Ebenezer was:
1 ... PATRIOT: serving five enlistments in the Revolutionary War; receiving a leg wound in the Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina.
2 ... JUSTICE OF PEACE, in Habersham County, Georgia.
3 ... METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH TRUSTEE, Habersham County, Georgia.
4 ... Georgia state legislator for original Walton County, Georgia
A marker for David and Rebecca Moore FAIN will be placed nearby.
Eight descendants of Ebenezer Fain have presently pledged $1,200 for the Ebenezer Fain Memorial Fund. Ebenezer was a great American Patriot, and a pioneer in South Carolina, North Carolina and North Georgia. He deserves an extra-special marker to memorialize the great heritage of the Fain family. The marker will be ordered by the spring of 2004. The dedication ceremony hopefully will be held by August 2004.
A dedication program will list all fund donors.
It would be good to have at least one (or more) project member(s) from Fannin County (which we do not have at present). If you could contribute and be a part of this project, please respond to the email address on this message for details.