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Rev Henry Clay Fentress
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1844, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1916, USA

Confederate States Army
Residence Calhoun County GA;
Enlisted on 4/25/1862 as a Private.
On 4/25/1862 he mustered into "L" Co. GA 25th Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as: Hospitalized 10/31/1862 (place not stated) (Sick. No further record)
Other Information: died 4/26/1916
After the War he lived in McRae, GA

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com

Telephone messages received here Tuesday announced the sudden death of Rec. H.C. Fentress. Mr. Fentress filled his appointment Sunday at a church near Lumber City, and spent the night with friends near by. On Monday morning while explaining to them certain passages of scripture, he was seen to be falling and was caught by those standing with him. A stroke of paralysis form which he did not rally sufficiently to be returned to his home in McRae, ended his life on Tuesday morning at 6:00 o'clock.
He was one of the oldest members of the South Georgia Conference, aged 71 years, and was granted a supernuated relation in 1914. His second wife, who survives him, was Miss Sophia McLeod, reared here, and sister of Messers. Everett and Angus McLeod. Three children are left by this union, and two sons and four daughters by his first marriage.
Beside being a "Soldier of the Cross," he was a gallant Confederate veteran. He preached all over this country, and was known to a vast number of friends.
To await the arrival from Texas of his two sons, the funeral has been postponed until today, and the interment will take place at Scotland.

Debra Fennell obtained this obituary in the Montgomery Monitor dated April 27, 1916.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Asseneth S Fentress (1851 - 1894)
  Sophie McLeod Fentress (1856 - 1944)
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
McRae
Telfair County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Craig & Tonya Banks
Record added: May 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70333239
Rev Henry Clay Fentress
Added by: Barbara L. Kirkland
 
Rev Henry Clay Fentress
Added by: Barbara L. Kirkland
 
 
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