|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1807|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1866|
The Ouachita Telegraph
November 22, 1866
Page 3, Column 1
Died, At his residence, in Morehouse parish, November 6, 1866, John Sholars, aged 59 years 6 months and 14 days.
Mr. Sholars was born in Jasper county, Georgia, one of a large family of brothers and sisters, all of whom have been conspicuous as good citizens or exemplary members of society. He was noted for his quiet, unobtrusive manners, close attention to home affairs and studious abstinence from all intermeddling with the business of his fellows. He lived to rear to usefulness and upright deportment a number of sons and daughters who may now find a worthy example and strong incentive to merit in the life and last end of their deceased parent.
Mr. Sholars had for many years been a lowly follower of the Lamb, under the guidance and ordinations of the Baptist Church. His was no half-way devotion to the cause of Christ, but was a continuous, ardent effort to merit the approbation, "Well done good and faithful servant." He sleeps death's last sleep; but the virtuous example left behind, the memory of his Christian bearing and of his last peaceful farewell to earthly scenes will long survive with his numerous friends. G.W.M.
Son of David Sholars B: 5/4/1782 Bertie County, North Carolina D: 7/22/1863 Orange County, Texas and Jane Graves B: 5/11/1789 Anson County, North Carolina D: 11/28/1865 Jackson Parish, Louisiana
Bother of Obediah Bryant Sholars and Jane Sholars Croll
Thank you, Lora Peppers, for all you do!
Info from Known Burials of Morehouse Parish
Catherine Miller Sholars (1815 - 1881)*
Jane E. Sholars Smith (1833 - 1865)*
Augustus Bryant Sholars (1836 - 1921)*
Adolphus G Sholars (1838 - 1876)*
Fannie M Sholars Kidd (1841 - 1908)*
Leonora Sholars McCormick (1843 - 1917)*
J. Louis Sholars (1846 - 1872)*
Dennis Miller Sholars (1851 - 1910)*
Rosalind E Sholars Glathery (1855 - 1903)*
Born in Jasper County, GA
Died in Morehouse Parish
Bastrop City Cemetery
Maintained by: Robert H
Originally Created by: Bonnie Sisson Manning
Record added: Jan 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82817666