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 Hugh Alfred Carithers, Sr

Hugh Alfred Carithers, Sr

Madison County, Georgia, USA
Death 16 May 1903 (aged 75)
Georgia, USA
Burial Oconee County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 21389392 · View Source
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Company G, 10th GA Cavalry
State Guards
Confederate States Army

Hugh Alfred Carithers, born in Madison Co., GA - Son of William C Carithers and Mary Ann Griffeth.

Brother of William Middleton, John Richard, James Yancey, Sarah Paralee, Amanda Jane, Mary Frances, Robert Griffith and Walton Jones Carithers.

Hugh married, 16 Nov 1848 in GA, Mary Ann Griffeth, a daughter of James Locklin Griffeth and Aseneth Eberhart.

Father of John Griffeth, William H, James Yancey, Golden, Robert Locklin, Frank B, George W and Hugh Alfred "Dock" Carithers Jr.

Grandson of William Carithers & Mary McGowan and Robert Griffeth & Sarah Brawner.

Hugh died in Walton Co., GA.

2nd Cousin, 4 Generations Removed
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Hugh A. Carithers
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Georgia
Regiment Name: 10 Georgia Cavalry. (State Guards.)
Regiment Name Expanded: 10th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (State Guards)
Company: G
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M226 roll 10

Passing Away of One of the Best Known Citizens of This Section of Georgia. He was the Father of Our Esteemed Fellow-Citizen, Mr J Y Carithers. The Funeral Will Occur Today.

Walton county lost one of her oldest and best citizens yesterday morning when Mr Hugh A Carithers passed away after a long illness at his home near India, Ga.

The news of his death will carry sorrow to many hearts today, not only in the community where he lived but in Athens, where he was well known, and in many homes throughout this section of the state.

Mr Carithers was born in Madison county July 14, 1927, and was almost seventy-six years old at the time of his death. He was one of the most successful farmers and merchants in the state and was a man held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He was elected to the legislature of the state from Walton county in 1880 and served with distinction in that body for four terms. Georgia never had a more careful and conscientious legislator in her history than he.

In 1848, he married Miss Mary A Griffeth, a sister of Robert S Griffeth of Bogart, and Mr Frank P Griffeth of this city. He is survived by his wife and his three sons, Messrs. James Y Carithers, of this city, and Robert L and Hugh A Carithers of Winder, Ga.

Mr Carithers was a man of splendid business ability. He has been in business at the old home place in Walton county since 1850, and had achieved a great success by reason of his energy and fair dealing. His name was the synonym of honesty and the position he held in the esteem of his fellow-men was a tribute to his honored life.

His home life was beautiful. He was a loving husband, a kind father, devoted to his home and the happiness of his loved one. He was a loyal friend and an upright citizen who will be missed by hundreds who had learned to go to him for advice and counsel.

In matters of religion the Baptist church claimed his allegiance and a great deal of his time and money was spent in the furtherance of the cause of the Master. Bethabara church, of which he was a member, had no more earnest and consistent member nor one who exemplified more fully the blessings and the peace of the life of the Christian.

Mr Carithers was a prominent Mason a member for many years of Mountain Lodge, No 232. He always took a great interest in the fraternity and exemplified during his long and useful life the glorious teachings of the order. At the funeral the Masons will officiate and the remains of Mr Carithers will be interred with Masonic honors.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at two o'clock at Bethabara church and quite a number of Athenians will attend.

Athens Banner, May 17, 1903 ~ page 1

Obit Courtesy of:
Joyce (#47356108)

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JULY 14, 1827
MAY 16, 1908





  • Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
  • Added: 6 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21389392
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Alfred Carithers, Sr (14 Jul 1827–16 May 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21389392, citing Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery, Oconee County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Locklin Taylor (contributor 46921363) .