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Pvt John "Uncle John" Bargeron
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1828
Death: Jul. 20, 1918


Son of Elisha BARGERON and Lydia MURRY, was born on 20 Oct 1828, in Sardis, Burke County, Georgia.

He enlisted as a Private on 12 May 1862.
John was paroled at Augusta, Georgia, on 19 May 1865.
He died in Burke County, Georgia on 20 Jul 1918

"The True Citizen" newspaper July 27, 1918

Uncle John Bargeron died at the home of his son, Dr. T.F. Bargeron, Perkins, Ga., Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and was buried at Sardis church, Sunday, in the presence of one of the largest concourses of people that ever gathered at the church. The pastor, Rev. A.T. Cline, Of Perkins preached his funeral from this text:

"I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith, I have finished my course; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness." 1 Tim 4:7-8.

He was born October 20, 1828, and spent all of his life except the three years he was in the war in the community in which he was born.

He married Miss Eliza Ann Hargroves June 21, 1849, and they joined Sardis church in the fall of 1853, and were both active members of that church until their death.

Their union was blessed with eleven children, two dying young. The others were Henry H. Bargeron (died Jan. 13, 1916); Mrs. Ann H. Herrington, Perkins, Ga., Lewis F. Bargeron, Sardis, Ga., Robert J. Bargeron (died Feb 10, 1897); John C. Bargeron, Sardis, Ga., Dr. Thomas F. Bargeron, Perkins, Ga., Yulee E Bargeron, Springfield, Ga., George W. Bargeron, Sardis, Ga., and Marcus W. Bargeron,Milltown, Ga. He left 30 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

All of the children were at the funeral except Col. Y.E. Bargeron, who had gone to the funeral of his wife's mother, who died a few hours before his father.

Uncle John entered the Confederate service in 1863, and belonged to Co. K 32nd Georgia Regiment. He served through the war, surrendering with Gen. Joseph E. Johnson, at Greensboro, N.C. in 1865.

The life and influence of Uncle John was so intimately connected with the affairs of Sardis community that to tell the whole story of his life would be to tell the entire history of Sardis. For nearly a century he has helped and encouraged every movement, educational , religious and financial, that was for the advancement of his community and the good of his neighbors, and tell the many deeds of helpfulness and co-operation, would fill a large book.

We are thankful for his great qualities of character and for the uplifting influences of his life, which will continue for years to be an encouragement and help to others, for -

"Such men are not forgot as soon as dead:
Their fragrant memory well outlast their tomb,
Embalmed forever in its own perfume."
Barry Jenkins, Jr. Sardis, Ga. July 27th, 1918

(special thanks to Robert Thompson #46900531 for link to parents) 
Family links: 
  Elisha Bargeron (1801 - 1880)
  Elidia Murray Bargeron (1807 - 1890)
  Eliza Ann Hargrove Bargeron (1829 - 1906)*
  Henry Hargrove Bargeron (1853 - 1916)*
  Anna Hazeltine Bargeron Herrington (1855 - 1924)*
  Lewis Lafayette Bargeron (1859 - 1930)*
  Robert J Bargeron (1861 - 1897)*
  John Claudius Bargeron (1863 - 1927)*
  George Washington Bargeron (1870 - 1939)*
  Marcus Warland Bargeron (1873 - 1938)*
  John Bargeron (1828 - 1918)
  William Arthur Bargeron (1835 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Sardis Cemetery
Burke County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section A
Maintained by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Mar 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10606394
Pvt John Uncle John Bargeron
Added by: Vance Pollock
Pvt John Uncle John Bargeron
Added by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
Pvt John Uncle John Bargeron
Added by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
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