|Death: ||Aug. 14, 1909|
Pension application shows he was born in 1839 in Muscogee County, Georgia - this was likely in Georgia Militia Distirct #772, which appears to have been called McCrary District after his father, evidently a captain of this company at one time, although this district has also been called Nance's / Nances. Alfred's published death notice says he died aged 70 years, and he is evidently the son of Timothy Green McCRARY (30 SEP 1806 Hancock County, GA-13 MAR 1875 Muscogee County, GA) and first wife Charlotte Temple (COLEMAN) McCRARY, who married 12 JUN 1832. Alfred appears, aged 12, in the 1850 household of his father and step-mother, Timothy G. & Elizabeth [DAVID] McCRARY on the 1850 census of the 8th Land District in Muscogee County (Timothy married 06 MAR 1848 in Harris County, GA, to Elizabeth Ann DAVID). Alfred, aged 21, is in their 1860 household, still in the 8th District.
Married 19 DEC 1867 in Muscogee County, Georgia, to Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" HARRISON, by whom he had at least nine children.
His newspaper death noticed errantly reports interment in Linwood Cemetery. His newspaper funeral notice correctly reports Riverdale Cemetery.
Per entry in Sexton's card file for Riverdale Cemetery: Alford Green McCRARY died aged 70 years at 1930 Hamilton Ave., Cols., Ga., of old age; interred 8-13-1909 in Section 1, north half of Lot 159.
"MR. A. G. M'CRARY IS CALLED HOME: Confederate Veteran and Wel[l] Known Citizen Answers His Last Roll Call. // Mr. Alfred Green McCRARY, one of Columbus' oldest and most highly respected citizens, passed away at his home, 1938 [?] Hamilton avenue, last night at 5 o'clock, after an illness of several months of old age and general debility. Mr. McCRARY had been confined to his bed for about six weeks. // The deceased was 70 years of age and had spent practically all of his life in Columbus, being held in esteem by many friends. Until about fifteen years ago he was engaged in farming. // Mr. McCRARY was a faithful member of the Rose Hill Methodist church. // He was a veteran of the civil war, having entered the Confederate army when quite a young man, and during the long struggle made a gallant soldier in the service of the south. He served throughout the entire four years. // The following children survive him: Mrs. C[harles] W. MIZELL, Mrs. W. F. SULLIVAN, Mrs. E. A. MURRAY, Miss Eva McCRARY, Messrs. George McCRARY, Walter E. McCRARY, Early McCRARY, and Miss Mollie McCRARY, all of Columbus, and Mr. C. H. McCRARY, of Atlanta. // The funeral will take place from the late residence this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, the services being conducted by the Rev. W. D. MacGREGOR, assisted by the Rev. B. W. BUSSEY. Interment will be in Linwood cemetery and the following gentlemen will act as pallbearers: Messrs. O. M. HOLLAND, Howell HOLLIS, J. R. RAMSEY, F. H. WARNER, Tom YOUNG and J. W. JOHNSON." [Columbus (GA) Enquirer-Sun newspaper, 15 AUG 1909, p. 3.]
"FUNERAL OF MR. A. G. M'CRARY SUNDAY: Impressive Ceremonies Preceded Burial of Respected Citizen at Riverdale. // The funeral of Mr. A. G. McCRARY, whose death occurred Saturday night at his home on Rose Hill, took place from the late residence Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, bring largely attended by friends and relatives of the deceased. There were many beautiful floral offerings. // The services were conducted by the Rev. W. D. MacGREGOR and the Rev. B. W. BUSSEY in a very impressive manner. Miss BRINSON, Miss SHERIDAN, Miss HOWARD and Mr. Chilton COLEMAN sang "Good Night" and There Is Rest for the Weary." // Interment was in Riverdale cemetery and immediately after the benediction had been prounounced by Rev. BUSSEY, Marion Schley DAVIS, of the Goetius Guards, sounded "Taps," and as the clear notes of the bugle rang out on the afternoon air, they told the story of another hero of Dixie who had gone to his last reward. // The following gentleman acted as pallbearers: Messrs. O. W. HOLLAND, Howell HELMS, J. R. RAMSEY, F. H. WARNER, Tom YOUNG and Henry WHITLEY." [Columbus (GA) Enquirer-Sun newspaper, Tuesday, 17 AUG 1909, p. 6.]
A. G. McCRARY enlisted as a Private 23 SEP 1862 in Company B "Muscogee Confederates" (Muscogee County), 31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Evans' Brigade, Gordon's Division, Army of Northern Virginia, CSA. on 15 DEc 1861 he was appointed 1st Lieutenant. Wounded in right knee and captured at Monocacy, MD, on 09 JUL 1864. Exchanged at Point Lookout, MD on 30 OCT 1864. Present at the surrender at Appomattox, VA, on 09 APR 1865. (Born in Muscogee County, GA, in 1839.) Filed in Muscogee County for a pension based on his service.
Also serving in the same unit was W. W. McCRARY (evidently a brother, William Wilson McCRARY): enlisted as a Private 23 SEP 1862. Captured at Spotsylvania, VA, on 12 MAY 1864. Paroled at Fort Delaware, DE, for exchanged on FEB 1865. No further record.
Daughter: Lucy (McCRARY) MIZELL (18 NOV 1870-06 AUG 1943) and husband Charles W. MIZELL, Sr.
The following all buried in Lot 157 and 159 in Section 1:
Son: Early C. McCRARY
Daughter: Mary Augusta (McCRARY) SULLIVAN with husband William F. SULLIVAN and stillborn infant SULLIVAN
Daughter: Eva (McCRARY) WASHBURN
An apparent grandchild who is also in this lot: Henry Gorman "Harry" McCRARY
Lucy McCrary Mizell (____ - 1943)*
Infant Mccrary (____ - 1886)*
Mary Augusta McCrary Sullivan (1871 - 1945)*
Eva McCrary Washburn (1881 - 1952)*
Walter E. Mccrary (1881 - 1909)*
Early C. McCrary (1883 - 1952)*
Plot: Section 1, north half of Lot 159
Created by: John Mallory Land
Record added: Oct 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59624819
Added: Nov. 8, 2010