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Elisha Joshua Mashburn, Jr

Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
Death 14 Jul 1884 (aged 68–69)
Bolton, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 78706555 · View Source
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Married to Sarah Ann Welborn on 12/8/1839 in Forsyth County, Georgia. This couple had eleven children:
Aaron Welborn Mashburn
Saville C. Mashburn
Melville Monroe Mashburn
John Henry Mashburn
Sarah Agnes Mashburn
Noah Strong Mashburn
Martha Jane "Mattie" Mashburn/Chambers
Warren Edward Mashburn
Frederick Jackson Mashburn
Oliver/Olin Mashburn
Clarke Mashburn.

Private CSA. Wounded March 10, 1862 and captured at Baker's Creek, Mississippi.
Bio written by Grave Whisperer on Jan 8 2015:

Elisha J Mashburn, Jr. was the son of Elisha Mashburn Sr and his wife whose name has not yet been confirmed. He did not marry Joicy Twiggs until 1821 in Burke County, NC. There was a first wife, whom apparently died after Elisha, Jr was born in 1815. Elisha Jr. was born about 1815 in what was probably Burke County, North Carolina. Elisha Jr. is found as late as the 1880 census for Fulton County, Georgia.

The Atlanta City Directory lists Sarah A Mashburn as a widow in 1888, 1890, and 1893. Elisha is listed in the 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882 1886 directories in Atlanta. So, based on these directories, between 1886 and 1888, Elisha died in Atlanta, Georgia.

Between 1830 and 1839 the family removed from Burke County, NC and lived in Forsyth County, Georgia. We know this because Elisha married Sarah Ann Welborn on December 8, 1839 in Forsyth County. His brother, Reverend John Harvey Mashburn performed the wedding.

E J Mashburn is found in the 1840 census for Forsyth County Georgia where Elisha is the one male between 20-30 and Sarah is the female between 15-20 years old.

In 1850 they were still in Forsyth County in August. Elisha was a carpenter at 35 years old. Sarah was keeping house at 25 years old. They had Aaron Welborn 8, Saville C 7, Melvin 5 and John H 2 years old.

In 1860 the family is listed in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia in June. Elisha was still a carpenter at the age of 65. Sarah was 55, Mattie J was 19, Warren Edward was 17, Frederick was 15, Oliver was 14, and Clarkie was 11. By this time, many of the older children were married with families of their own. Aaron Welborn was in Decatur, Georgia at the age of 38 with a wife and five children from 1-11.

In June of 1870, Elisha is listed in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia where the census taker wrote his name as Eli. He was still a miller. He is listed with wife, Sarah, and children: John, Lizzie, Noah, Martha, Warren, Frederick, Olin and Clarkie.

In 1890, Aaron Welborn moved to Meridian, MS with his family and took a position as manager of Meridain Fertilizer Company. By 1880 John H Mashburn was living in nearby Hall County, Georgia with wife Josephine and three children. John was a Methodist minister at that time. Noah Strong Mashburn was a miller living in Buckhead in 1880 with a wife, Missouri and one son, Noah C.

Elisha J. Mashburn Jr. and Sarah Ann Welborn were the parents of eleven children. To my knowledge, they are as follows:
1) Aaron Welborn Mashburn 1842 – 1924 h. of Martha A. Colley

2) Saville C. Mashburn 1843 – ???? no further info

3) Melville Monroe Mashburn 1846 – 1915 h. of Sallie W. Head, Nancy Amaltha Fagan and Marriage to Mary Amilda Mashburn.

4) Rev. John Henry Mashburn 1850 – 1937 h. of Josephine Holloway

5) Sarah Agnes E Mashburn 1850 – ???? no further info

6) Noah Strong Mashburn 1852 – 1904 h. of Missouri Ann Cannon

7) Martha Jane Mashburn 1858 – 1900 w. of James William Chambers

8) Warren Edward Mashburn 1861 – 1938 h. of Elizabeth Eugenia Hawkins

9) Frederick Jackson Mashburn 1864 – 1926 h. of Emma Myrtis Andrews

10) Oliver Mashburn 1866 – ???? no further info

11) Minnie Clarkie Mashburn 1869 – 1965 w of Barton M. Youngblood Sr.

Elisha Jr and Sarah Ann had the good fortune of raising a large and successful Christian family together.




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