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Lt. Col. Charles Thornton Zachry

Lt. Col. Charles Thornton Zachry

Male 1828 - 1906  (78 years)

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  • Name Charles Thornton Zachry 
    Title Lt. Col. 
    Born 4 Feb 1828  Newton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Feb 1906  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried McDonough Cemetery, McDonough, Henry, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • CHARLES THORNTON ZACHRY

      This is the name of a family whose members, though not numerous, have always been men and women of the highest character and noble impulses. Its introduction into America from SCOTLAND was attended with circumstances of extreme hardship.

      The Zachry who landed in Maryland with a Rucker and a Smith, being the only three persons saved from their wrecked vessel. From this gentleman has sprung the American contingent of the family. Little is known of the early movements of the family, save that they were prominent agriculturists and intermarried with some of the best families of the colonies.

      It is recorded that a JOHN ZACHRY, of South Carolina, married MARY HAY, a daughter of the famous Daniel Hay, who was killed while in Washington's service. From Maryland to the Carolinas, the name appeared from thence in Georgia after the revolutionary war, where Daniel Zachry, after a residence of uncertain period in Warren county, settled in Putnam county, where he reared a large and prosperous family. James B. Zachry, one of the sons, after marrying Miss Olive Morton, removed to Newton county, where he spent the remainder of his life as planter, dying at the age of seventy-two years. His wife outlived him four years, dying in 1876.

      They were the parents of twelve children:

      Thomas H., died while in the Mexican war; William, deceased; Daniel H., Jefferson, Texas; (Colonel) C. T.; Mary L., deceased; John M., Atlanta; Alfred H., Bartow, Florida; H.D., El Paso, Texas; L. H., also in Texas; Lucy, Mrs. W. G. Turner, Henry county; Carrie, deceased, and James B., Jr., deceased. (Colonel) C. T. Zachry is the fourth son, and is the most prominent member of the family in his day.

      He was born in Newton county, February 4th, 1828, and in 1853 settled in Henry county, where he has since been a prominent and leading planter. (Colonel) Zachry has been twice married. In 1852 he married Miss Frances A. Turner, who bore him two children, and died in the fall of 1861. James Greer, the son, is a prominent lawyer and capitalist of New York city, and the daughter, Nancy A., married C. W. McCally, of Atlanta, and died in 1892. The second marriage occurred in 1865, to Miss Elizabeth J. Russell, who still survives, the mother of four. [1]
    Person ID I10568  Dickinson
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2013 

    Father James Benson Zachry,   b. Abt 1800, Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Nancy Olive Morton,   b. Abt 1801, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F2904  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frances Ann Turner,   b. 27 Mar 1836, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1861, McDonough, Henry, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Children 
     1. Nancy A Zachry,   b. 19 Mar 1859, McDonough, Henry, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1890, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [Birth]
    +2. James Greer Zachry,   b. Aug 1857, Henry County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1930, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [Birth]
     3. Charlie Zachry,   b. 1861, McDonough, Henry, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1862, McDonough, Henry, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F2905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Jane Russell,   b. 7 Mar 1840,   d. 20 Nov 1918, McDonough, Henry, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1865  McDonough, Henry, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anna Glance Zachry,   b. 3 Aug 1866, McDonough, Henry, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1922, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
     2. Lucy Clifford Zachry,   b. 27 Mar 1873, McDonough, Henry, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1917, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mary Virginia Zachry,   b. 10 Jun 1875, McDonough, Henry, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1948, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     4. Elizabeth Thornton Zachry,   b. 22 Aug 1877, McDonough, Henry, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1951, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F2908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1828 - Newton County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jul 1865 - McDonough, Henry, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Zachry, Charles Thornton
    Zachry, Charles Thornton

    Histories
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate

    We are a band of brothers, and native to the soil,
    Fighting for our Liberty with treasure, blood and toil;
    And when our rights were threaten'd, the cry rose near and far,
    Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag, that bears a Single Star!


    The Bonnie Blue Flag
    Harry Macarthy

  • Sources 
    1. [S009920] Memoirs of Georgia, (Atlanta, Georgia: The Southern Historical Association, 1895), vol. 1, 1087.