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 Richard Meredy “Uncle Dick” Jolly

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Richard Meredy “Uncle Dick” Jolly

  • Birth 22 Feb 1842 Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 14 Sep 1928 Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 19539250

Son of Featherstone and Delilah (Wright) Jolley
was married twice.
(1) Louisa Wood
(2) Margaret Battey

He served as a private during the civil war, He was a volunteer He was in Company M, 5th Regiment of the South Carolina Troops.

In 1924 he published a book called "The Story of My Reminiscences. He took some secrets to his grave.

Published in The Gaffney (SC) Ledger on Tuesday, September 18, 1928 (page 1)
'UNCLE DICK' JOLLY ANSWERS LAST CALL
VETERAN OF CONFEDERACY PASSES.
Prominent Grassy Pond Farmer Succumbs to Illness at Hospital Here; Funeral Held Sunday.
~ R.M. ("Uncle Dick") Jolly, 86-year-old Confederate veteran and retired farmer of the Grassy Pond community, died at the City Hospital here Friday night shortly after 10 o'clock. He had been ill several weeks.
~ Funeral services were conducted at the Grassy Pond Baptist church Sunday afternoon by the pastor Dr. H.V. Tanner, of Spartanburg, in the presence of more thant 700 relatives and friends. Interment followed in the churchyard with Courtney's Funeral Home in charge.
~ The pallbearers who had been personally selected by Mr. Jolly prior to his death were: Pink Bonner and Graham, Vernon, Dave, Fay and Brive Jolly. The flower-bearers were Maggie Jolly, Della Williams, Edith Self, Margaret Jolly, Myrtle Self, Mary L. Jolly, Emma Ethel Jolly and Sara Sarratt.
~ Mr. Sarratt was born in Cleveland county, North Carolina, February 22, 1842, the son of Fetherston Jolly, a farmer. In 1856, when he was about 15 years of age, the family moved to Spartanburg county. He went to school in that county. He went to school in that county for about 10 months but then was forced out of school to help his father.
~ When South Carolina seceded from the union in 1860 Mr. Jolly enlisted in the fifth regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, under Captain J.Q. Carpenter. He served until the battle of Seven Pines in 1862, when he was wounded, which incapacitated him for furhter military duty.
~ Twelve days after Lee's surrender at Appomatox, Mr. Jolly and Miss Louisa Wood, a daughter of Henry and Susan Wood were married.
~ Mr. Jolly was prominent in Ku Klux operations after the war, so when federal soldiers became active in suppresing the organization he went to Central Georgia, where he lived a year or two and then returned home to resume his farming. His first wife died in 1873, and the following year he married Miss Margaret Elisa Beattie, daughter of John and Harriett Beattie, of Cleveland county. The second Mrs. Jolly died in 1917.
~ While in Georgia Mr. Jolly served as overseer for roads in Butts county for several months, and after his return to this part of the country he wa appointed a deputy by Sheriff B.F. Logan of Cleveland county, a post which he filled for eight years. After Cherokee county was formed he was a candidate for supervisor in the first election, and was defeated by only a few votes.
~ Mr. Jolly always took great interest in public affairs, and he attended many of the general reunions of the Confederate soldiers.
~ He is survived by one brother, Dock Jolly, of Arkansas, and the following children: Mrs. Mary Owens, High Point, N.C.; Mrs. Ella Bridges, Spartanburg; Mrs. Pelle Smith, Charlotte; Joe Jolly, Supervisor E. Wright Jolly, and Julius F. Jolly, of Gaffney; and John F. Jolly, of Florida.



Inscription

CO M 5TH SC REG


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  • Created by: Randi Powell
  • Added: 26 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19539250
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Meredy “Uncle Dick” Jolly (22 Feb 1842–14 Sep 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19539250, citing Grassy Pond Baptist Church Cemetery, Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Randi Powell (contributor 46905767) .