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James W Holsey

Male 1840 - 1926  (86 years)


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  • Name James W Holsey  [1, 2
    Born 1 Sep 1840  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Church Affiliation Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Lamar County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 5 May 1862  Zebulon, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Enlisted, Co. H, 53rd Georgia Regiment 
    James W. Holsey
    James W. Holsey
    CSA Pension Questionnaire
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate
    Had the South in her border
    A hero to spare,
    Or a heart at her altar,
    Lo! its life's blood was there!
    And the black battle-grime
    Might never disguise
    The smile of the South
    On the lips and the eyes
    Of her barefooted boys!
    Military 19 Oct 1864  Cedar Creek, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek. 
    Battle of Cedar Creek
    Battle of Cedar Creek
    Civil War Lithograph by Kurz and Allison
    Residence 1900  Meansville, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1910  Meansville, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 6 Dec 1926  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Lamar County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for James W Holsey
    Findagrave memorial for James W Holsey
    Created by: J Spinks
    Record added: Jun 16, 2014
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 131492568
    Notes 
    • File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
      D Hill dawnlfdp@yahoo.com October 23, 2003, 8:56 pm

      Pike County Journal, Friday, December 10, 1926

      Mr. J.W. Halsey Buried at Ebenezer Church

      Mr. J.W. Halsey, age 80 on the 1st of September, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.M. Means, last Monday morning about 1 o'clock. While Bro. Halsey had been an invalid for the past four and a half years, his death was unexpected at the time and was a great shock to all. Funeral services were conducted at Ebenezer M.E. church Tuesday morning by his former pastor, Rev. R. W. Rogers, assisted by Rev. J. S. Thrailkill, Rev. Geo. Davis and Rev. Grover Knowles. Burial was in the church yard with R.H. Strickland in charge as funeral director. Mr. Halsey is survived by three children; Mrs. J. M. Means Mrs. O.C. Bell and Mrs. Asa Waller and 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Dingler, of Williamson. Mr. Halsey was a brave Confederate soldier and served during the Civil War in the 53rd Ga. Regiment. Brother Halsey was best known for his consistent Christian life. He joined Ebenezer church in 1869 and retained his membership there until his death. He was a steward and trustee of this church at his death and had been for more than 50 years. He was a good man in every sense of the word and his influence will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.Yet, he leaves a goodly heritage that will live to bless his children and the people of this community.

      Additional Comments:
      Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Lamar County, Georgia
      James Olin Holsey b. 7/19/1884 d. 6/8/1917, Son
      James W Holsey b. 9/1/1840 d. 12/6/1926, Father
      Sarah E Holsey b. 1/8/1845 d. 9/11/1910, Mother
      Stacy Douglas Holsey b. 6/6/1876 d. 6/2/1914, Son
    Person ID I1693  Dickinson
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2017 

    Father Thomas Holsey,   b. 1810, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Nancy Rivers,   b. 1815, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1 May 1834  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Married 1836  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ellen Leake,   b. 6 Feb 1845, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1919, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1866  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stacy Douglas Holsey,   b. 6 Jun 1876, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1914, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [Birth]
     2. James Olin Holsey,   b. 19 Jul 1884, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1917, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +3. Nancy Estelle Holsey,   b. May 1870, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1932, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F0523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1840 - Pike County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Affiliation - - Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Lamar County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Enlisted, Co. H, 53rd Georgia Regiment - 5 May 1862 - Zebulon, Pike, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek. - 19 Oct 1864 - Cedar Creek, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Meansville, Pike, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Meansville, Pike, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1926 - Pike County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Lamar County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S013029] 1900 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900.T623, 1854 rolls. Pike, Georgia, ED , roll , page .

    2. [S013185] 1910 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910.T624, 1,178 rolls. Meansville, Pike, Georgia, ED , roll T624_207, part , page .

    3. [S336288] Georgia Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960 , (Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives, RG 58-1-1), Archive Collection #: GCP-378 [Original data: Confederate Pension Applications, Georgia Confederate Pension Office, RG 58-1-1, Georgia Archives].

    4. [S357] civilwarintheeast.com, Civil War in the East, "53rd Georgia Infantry Regiment," <http://civilwarintheeast.com/confederate-regiments/georgia/53rd-georgia-infantry-regiment/>.
      An overview of the deployments of the 53rd of Georgia, Army of Northern Virginia.

    5. [S336399] Georgia, Deaths Index, 1914-1940 [database on-line], (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Name: Jas. W. Holsey
      Death Date: 6 Dec 1926
      County of Death: Pike
      Certificate: 31059-H

    6. [S007817] Georgia Marriages to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997).
      Online publication - Dodd, Jordan. Georgia Marriages to 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997.Original data - Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Georgia.