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 James Benjamin Hunnicutt

James Benjamin Hunnicutt

Birth
Coweta County, Georgia, USA
Death 7 Dec 1904 (aged 68)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Turin, Coweta County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 24685471 · View Source
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From the book Coweta Co. Chronicles pg. 630. His picture is on page 630. He was "a farmer, he also taught school, was a merchant, editor, and author having at times Kedron, Turin, Senoi, or Athens as his post office." He was a member of the Methodist Church, South in Coweta Co., Ga. Democrat. He belonged to "The Mystic Seven - an honorary society at Emory College a year before the War Between the States." Soldier in the 7th Ga. Regiment, C.S.A. known as the "Bloody Seventh." He was one of the first advocates in employing convicts to work on public roads and to use top soil on the roads. President of the First Good Roads Congress held in Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1880's. Delegate and Presided over the Farmer's Congress in New Orleans in 1881 at the World's Fair, Cotton States and International Exposition. Organized "The National Grange" in the South. Author of Agriculture for Common Schools, which was the first textbook on agriculture used in any schools in the U.S. Local Preacher of his church. Available on Amazon website, item #B00087Z4FQ. The memorial he wrote about his father-in-law is on page 635. He married Emily Jane Page in Jan 1862 in Turin, Coweta Co., Georgia, USA.



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Co A 7 Ga Inf Confederate States Army


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  • Created by: Arthur Ash III
  • Added: 16 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24685471
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Benjamin Hunnicutt (16 May 1836–7 Dec 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24685471, citing Tranquil Cemetery, Turin, Coweta County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Arthur Ash III (contributor 46855156) .