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1886-87 Journal online at AHGP Web Site
Posted by: Friends of Haralason County (ID *****3614) Date: August 05, 2002 at 09:45:31
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Are you looking for ancestors in Northern Georgia, Northeast Alabama or
Chattanooga, TN around 1886-87?

Karla Jones has submitted a summary of the Journal of John Joseph Pledger
Jeans Murphy, written in 1886-87 while serving as a Mormon missionary in the
Southern Mission. (GA - AL - TN) The author was
born as John Joseph Pledger Jeanes (Jeans), and served in the Confederate
Civil War as Jeanes (Jeans). His surname"...was changed to Murphy by an act
of legislature after moving to Utah." He died in 1889 in Colonia Juarez, one
of the Mormon colonies in Mexico.

While the predominate Surnames in the Journal are Chambers, Jeans, Murphy
and Pledger, he also mentions, by name, his old friends, soldiers he served
with in the Confederate Army and people he met along the way. The summary
of the Journal is truly a "Gold Mine" of Genealogical information and can be
found at
Scroll down to where the Journal is listed and click on the link.

Be sure to leave Karla a "note of appreciation" in her guest book. You may
forward this to anyone or any list that you think might be interested.

Friends of Haralson County

Be a volunteer ~ adopt a county today....

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