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John Robert Jolley

     Terrell County, Georgia lost a brave Confederate soldier, one of that valiant body of men who had given to the South all of self-sacrifice, fortitude, honor and courage, in the passing of the spirit of John Robert Jolley, died 9 Apr 1917 Dawson, Terrell, Ga. and he is buried at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

     John Robert Jolley was born in Macon County, Georgia May 28, 1825 and married Sept. 14, 1858 Cynthia Amanda McMichael born Dec. 19, 1938 and died 3 Jun 1917 Dawson, Terrell, Ga. and she is buried at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. While living here the War Between the States began and he was a member of the "Davis Rifles" which went from Macon County, Georgia, June 15, 1871, to Richmond, Va. and there the company formed a regiment of ten companies which became Company C, of that regiment. John Robert Jolley was a member of Co.C-12th Georgia about May 12, 1862 and remained a member of it until he surrendered at Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865. He was slightly wounded at Fredericksburg, 1864 and promoted to Corporal of the company. He was discharged April 9, 1865. He was conspicuous for his gallantry and all other qualifications that it takes to make a good soldier.

     John Robert Jolley and Cynthia Amanda McMichael had several children among them I recall, Elmo Jolley, Robert Jolley and Ada Jolley who married James H. Whitchard (Page 2 missing)

     John R. Jolley born to Asa Jolley and Elizabeth Buchannon of NC, Bibb and Macon Co., Ga. Cynthia A. McMichael born to John J."Jack" McMichael and Mary Jane Howe of Putnam, Crawford, Greene & Marion Co., Ga. Cynthia died 3 June 1917. Both died in Dawson, Terrell Co., Ga. and are buried at New Bethel Bap. Church Cemetery out from Dawson in the Graves Community.
     Children of this couple:
Selia Ann 1860
Lela Ada 1861
John Robert 1862
Walter Daniel 1867
Thomas Elmore 1870
Robert Albert Gray 1873

     Submitted by Gerry Hill, descendant of John's brother Seaborn and Mary Jane's Mother Susannah Gray's brother Archibald.


Terrell County's neighbors are Sumter, Calhoun, Lee, Dougherty, Randolph, and Webster.