Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Carsons in:
 • Sylvester Cemetery
 • Atlanta
 • DeKalb County
 • Georgia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
John Carson
Birth: Mar. 23, 1868
Death: Dec. 11, 1949

Musician. Born in Fannin County Georgia, he was known as "Fiddlin' John" for playing his rare vintage Stradivarius violin. He was credited with creating some of the beginnings of recorded country music whom at the age of fifty-four, became the first genuine old-time country musician to broadcast a genuine radio program in 1922. In June 1923, the country-music recording industry was launched when Carson made his first phonograph record. He began recording records for the OKeh label New York, with the hits "The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane", "The Old Hen Cackled", "The Rooster's Going to Crow" and his recording career, which yielded some 165 recorded songs, lasted into the 1930s. His style is widely considered to be one of the most pioneering influences ever in country music. He was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1984. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James P. Carson (1850 - 1926)
  Mary Ann Beaty Carson (1851 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Jennie N. Carson (1863 - 1948)
 
 Sibling:
  John Carson (1868 - 1949)
  Sallie A Carson Smith (1884 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sylvester Cemetery
Atlanta
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 30, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11964
John Carson
Added by: Ron Moody
 
John Carson
Added by: Vocalpro
 
John Carson
Added by: Vocalpro
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- elaine bailey
 Added: Mar. 23, 2015

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 11, 2014
RIP
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Dec. 11, 2014
There are 59 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.8 after 36 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service