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   Eli Landers
Landers-Cain House, Sweetwater (Lawrenceville), Georgia
North Side of Pleasant Hill Road, One Block West of Cruse
Photographs above and below were taken about 2000 by

Eli Landers Sign

      According the the web site of the Eli P. Landers SCV Camp 1724, the home was built by Humphrey Davis Landers, who also donated the land for the Sweetwater Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery.  The house was moved to this location from a high traffic corner near the present corner of Cruse Road (Bob Hannah) south of present day Pleasant Hill Road  in 1996.   

    The Landers family was one of the founding families of the adjacent Sweetwater Primitive Baptist Church which is located  on the north side of Pleasant Hill Road, between present day Club Drive and Cruise Road.   Sweetwater was a community in its own right for many years, appearing on historic maps of Gwinnett County   

     Eli Landers was a member of Company H, Howell Cobb's 16th Regiment of Georgia Infantry Volunteers, known as the Flint Hill Grays.    His letters were published in the book  "Weep Not for Me, Dear Mother" by Elizabeth Whitley Roberson (Pelican Press).  

     On September 27, 2008, I was privileged  to attend a 166th birthday party for Eli Landers at Sweetwater Chapel, and tour the house and cemetery again.  I will be adding a few additional photographs, and a volunteer is working on transcribing the cemetery for the USGenWeb Project.   The book is available at Amazon.Com and Barnes and Noble as well as several local locations, including Eagle Eye Books.

 If you are interested in reading more about Eli and the Landers family, and the Cain family who purchased the farm in 1901,  please visit the links at the bottom of this section.  Use your BACK button to return here.

The photos above were taken several years ago.  The house is now boarded up and surrounded by an 8' chain link fence. It is being encroached upon by residential and commercial construction.  The Eli Landers SCV Camp 1724 is still active.

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