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Terrell Historical Society (#46893691)
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The Terrell County Historical Preservation Society is entering data for all Terrell County Cemeteries and will attempt to keep this data current from now on. Any problems or questions please contact us at the above e-mail. Thanks
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Annie Hall
John Hall.We know that A John Hall died in Mitchell Co ga around 1844.He was from Yazoo Mississippi just thinking maybe he got buried around the area.
Added by Annie Hall on May 09, 2015 1:10 PM
Karen Mathis Hudson
Orene Dixon headstone
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request. So sorry for the delay in thanking you. I appreciate your time.
Thanks again,
Added by Karen Mathis Hudson on Feb 27, 2015 12:29 AM
Hammond Transfers
Thank you very much for transferring the Hammond family memorials from Terrell County. We have finished adding the Hammonds at Enigma Cemetery (Willis' son's family) and will be adding biographies for each person. We've added a permanent note of thanks to you on each memorial. Thanks again!
Added by ScudderSander on Mar 28, 2014 6:50 PM
Jack Brannon
Leon D. Hatcher
Dear Society,

As I noted I found Leon's obit. in an old Bible. I have mounted it on a piece of card stock and I would like to send it to you.

Please forward me you address.

my email:

Added by Jack Brannon on Mar 23, 2014 2:23 PM
beverly hand
Pudy L Hand
Pudy L. Hand that is listed in Salem Cemetery should actually read Ruby L. (Wilbourn) Hand Oct 17, 1914. this was grandmother.

Beverly Hand
Added by beverly hand on Mar 23, 2014 1:51 PM
Don Matson
RE: Floyd Chapman
I've just put on 2 queries on Genforum & under the Chapman name asking if anyone knows which of the 2 couples were the right parents of John George Chapman 1831-1899.....John Chapman & wife Mary Margaret Addy or Abraham Chapman & wife Eve Margaret "Peggy" Wicker. Both were found as his parents online, but only 1 couple can be the right parents, but which ones are they?
Do you know?
email me direct if you want at
Added by Don Matson on Mar 18, 2014 7:42 PM
Hammond Transfers
Thank you so very much for the transfers of the Hammond family. I will take excellent care of them and appreciate the dedication you all have shown in bringing a tangible connection to our ancestors. This is truly a gift of service to so many. Thanks again, Margie
Added by ScudderSander on Mar 17, 2014 9:46 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 44160888
Find A Grave Memorial# 44160888… have his year of birth wrong…it's a "typo'






JOHN T. LAMAR, physician and planter, Dawson, Terrell Co., son of Nathan and
Sarah (Brooks) Lamar, was born in Irwin county, Ga., March 10, 1832. The Lamar
family descended from three brothers who came from France early in the history
of the colonies, one of who settled in Georgia, one in Maryland, and one in a
northern state. His grandfather, James Lamar, was descended from the one who
settled in Georgia, married Miss Alsanah Howard, Jan. 20, 1790, moved to
Alabama, among its earliest settlers, and became one of its most prominent
citizens. He was a successful planter and prospered, and lived in Alabama many
years. Bereaved of his wife he returned to Georgia and settled in Columbia
county, where he died at an advanced age, a consistent member of the Baptist
church. They had the following children: Osborn, who died young; Elizabeth,
married a Mr. Barnett, who became quiet prominent in Georgia, and died in
Greene county, Ga., aged ninety-six; Nathan; Alsanah, married a Mr. Hatter,
settled in Columbia county and died Sept. 22, 1871. John H., died in Alabama
when a young man.

Dr. Lamar's father, Nathan, was born in Alabama, Oct. 13, 1796, was educated in
the common schools and grew to manhood in Columbia county; and lived there
afterward some years. Thence he moved to Irwin county among its earliest
settlers-and settled in the woods. He continued his residence there until about
the time the Cherokee Indians were removed, when he moved his family and lived
in Crawford and Houston counties until his death, which occurred in 1847. His
wife died in Terrell county at the home of the subject of this sketch in 1889-a
consistent member of the Baptist church. Five children were born to them: John
T., the subject of this sketch; Henry G., born in 1837, planter, Dooly county;
Frances, deceased, married first to a Mr. Shria, who died soon after th war,
when she married T. Swearingen, and died in Dooly county in 1878; Elizabeth,
died unmarried during the late war; Alsanah, Mrs. Gilmore, Dooly county. Dr.
Lamar was principally raised and educated in Houston and Crawford counties in
the "old-field" schools-and what education he received was obtained before he
was twelve years old. In 1848 his mother removed with her family to the Seventh
district, Dooly county, where he worked on the farm until January, 1852, when
he went to Americus, Ga., and worked as a mechanic a few months. In May that
year he went to Starkville, Lee county, and worked at his trade until 1855.
During all these years he employed his nights and all leisure time in study and
improving his education. Early in 1855 he began the study of medicine with Drs.
C.P. Sutton and James A. Tilman, Starksville, and in the winter of 1855-56
attended a course of lectures at the university of New York. About May 1, 1856,
he commenced the practice in Lee county, and in January, 1857, located in
Dawson, then a small town, and succeeded in building up a fine practice. In
1858 he attended lectures at the Atlanta Medical college, and after his
graduation continued his practice in Terrell and adjoining counties. In April,
1862, he enlisted in a cavalry company, of which Rev. Tom Jordan was captain.
This company became a part of what was known as the Second Regiment, Georgia
cavalry, Col. William J. Lawton, which was stationed at Atlanta a while, then
transferred to Chattanooga, where, with a Tennessee and the Eighth Texas
regiments it became a part of what was known as the Forrest brigade of cavalry,
and was assigned to the western army. He served with this command until the
surrender, a portion of the time as assistant surgeon. In May, 1865, he
returned to his family, then living at Botsford, Sumter Co., Ga. having gone
there in the summer of war-and resumed the practice of his profession. With no
money and no property and a growing family of small children, the doctor
alludes to this as the darkest period of his life. In 1870 he moved back to
Terrell county, where he successfully pursued his profession until his health
failed. He owns several farms ranging from 50 to 350 acres each, in the
northern part of the county.

Dr. Lamar is a member of the distinguished family bearing that name so
prominent in the states of Georgia, Mississippi and Texas, and in the national
congress and judiciary; and, in his own right, stands high in his profession.
Dr. Lamar was married Aug. 13, 1856 to Miss Nancy, daughter of Silas Mercer, a
niece of Rev. Jesse Mercer, the eminent and erudite Baptist divine, and founder
of Mercer university. She died July 3, 1858, leaving one son-James N., who died
when three years old. Mrs. Lamar was an exemplary member of the Baptist church.
In 1860 Dr. Lamar married Miss Sarah A., daughter of Hon. John Lawhon, of
Terrell county, who had several times represented the county in the general
assembly. Seven children have blessed this union: John N., Terrell county;
Henry F., died when sixteen years of age; Leonidas Perry; Theophilus Lawhon;
Lucius, a graduate of Atlanta Medical college before he was twenty-one, and two
years later, of Tulane Medical college, New Orleans, La.; Lavansia; and Lizzie
who is highly accomplished. Dr. Lamar is a democrat, was a member of the
I.O.O.F. until his lodge forfeited its charter, is a Master Mason, has been a
Worshipful Master, and is a member of the Grand Lodge. Himself and family are
prominent and useful members of the Methodist church.
Added by STEVE BEATY on Feb 02, 2014 4:37 PM
C. T. Lewis
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Added by C. T. Lewis on Jan 29, 2014 12:22 AM
Robert Hunt
Susan M J Hunt Sessions
Thank you for the quick transfer.As I get more info on my family tree(ancestors)I will probably find more memorials that you manage that come from that part of Georgia.
Robert Hunt
Added by Robert Hunt on Aug 23, 2013 1:06 PM
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