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Robert D. George Confederate Veteran d. 1926 Ala.> Tex.
Posted by: Nancie OSullivan (ID *****2980) Date: June 22, 2002 at 18:27:23
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Article taken from 'Confederate Veteran', mag. dated 1926.
CAPT. R.D. GEORGE, Sr. passed away on June 6, at the family home at Bloomington Grove, Tex., after a long illness following a serious injury from a fall in April, 1926.
ROBERT DeWILDA GEORGE was the son of JOSEPH and NANCY GEORGE, natives of North Carolina and Georgia, respectively, and pioneer settl;ers of Wilcox County, Ala. ROBERT GEORGE was born in Camden, Ala., Nov. 21, 1841 and was the last survivor of the family of nine children. He gave up his school work and the study of law to enlist in the Confederate army, serving under Captain STEEDMAN, whose company of infantry left Wilcox County for points in Florida. Young GEORGE was wounded once and was captured and kept in prison for six months. While at home on a brief furlough, he was married , on March 1, 1864 to MISS ELIZABETH DAVID McMILLAN, then went back to the army and served to the close, being discharged as a captain at Greensboro, N.C.
Returning to Alabama, he made his home at Camden until Dec., 1891 just after Christmas dinner in the old home, the family left for Blooming Grove, Tex. Nine children were born to this union, 5 daughters and 4 sons; all survive him ,with 24 grandchildren and 3 g-grandchildren.
Capt. GEORGE was a man who loved books, and he used his pen to write political articles and essays. He also loved the invigorating association with the open air with his hunting dog, gun and reel. He was a deacon in the First Bapt. church, the active pallbearers principally from his grandsons. He will be remembered as a man of sterling character and one of the leading citizens wherever he made his home.
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