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Elijah Andrew Jackson Rich

Male 1840 - 1925  (84 years)


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  • Name Elijah Andrew Jackson Rich  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 16 Nov 1840  , , Randolph County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jul 1925  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I289  Main
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2012 

    Father Thomas Joseph Rich,   b. 30 Apr 1815, , , Emanuel County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1864, Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Letty Fenn,   b. 26 Apr 1816, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1857, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Jun 1836  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hattie A. Pierce,   b. 4 Feb 1849, , Milford, Baker County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1933, , Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1867  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 13, 14
    Children 
     1. Euzema Rich,   b. 8 Nov 1868, Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1944, 1500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     2. Minnie Rich,   b. 12 Aug 1870, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1909, , Cyrene, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
     3. Emory G. Rich,   b. 24 Jan 1872, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1902, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [natural]
     4. Arthur Johnson Rich,   b. 19 Dec 1873, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1953, , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     5. Madora Rich,   b. 1 Sep 1875, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1957, , , Seminole County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     6. Hunnewell Rich,   b. 22 Sep 1877, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1956, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     7. Perry David Rich, Sr.,   b. 22 Sep 1879, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1963, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     8. Thomas Elijah Rich,   b. 24 Oct 1882, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1965, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):State of Georgia} Recorded March 20th 1878
      Chatham County} This Indenture made this 26th day
      of February 1878 between Sarah H. Myres life tenant and
      Annabella Levy, Josephine M. Phillips Frances Maria Myres
      and Robt P Myres as Guardian of Etta Smith, tenants in
      remainder of the first part, and Elijah Rich of the se-
      cond part: Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part
      for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and
      fifty dollars to them in hand paid by said Elijah
      Rich at and before the sealing and delivery of these
      presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath
      hath granted bargained, sold, alieved, remised, released,
      and confirmed, and by these presents doth grant bar-
      gain, sell, alieve remise release and confirm unto
      the said Elijah Rich and to his heirs and assigns all
      that lot, tract, or parcel of Land known and distin-
      guished as lot No (370) three hundred and seventy in
      the 15th District of Decatur County state of Georgia
      Together with all and singular, the house and houses

  • Sources 
    1. [S795] Vital: Georgia Vital Records, 1919-Present, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of death for Elijah A. J. Rich (1925), state file no. 24650 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S52] Newspaper: Georgia, Decatur, Bainbridge - The Post-Search Light [microfilm], (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Elijah A. J. Rich, vol. 11, no. 8, Thursday, 9 Jul 1925, page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S28] Cemetery: Georgia, Decatur, near Brinson - Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, grave marker for Elijah A. J. Rich, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 31 May 2004 (Reliability: 3).
      Inscription:
      E.A.J.RICH
      NOV.16,1840
      JULY 4,1925

    4. [S796] Georgia, Decatur - Will Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), last will and testament of E. A. J. Rich, written 21 Dec 1914, filed 5 Oct 1925, C:366 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S52] Newspaper: Georgia, Decatur, Bainbridge - The Post-Search Light [microfilm], (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Mr. J. T. Wilson, box 175, vol. 16, no. 23, Thursday, 4 Sep 1930, page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S795] Vital: Georgia Vital Records, 1919-Present, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of death for Euzema Rich (1944), state file no. 705 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S52] Newspaper: Georgia, Decatur, Bainbridge - The Post-Search Light [microfilm], (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Euzema Rich, vol. 28, no. 33, Thursday, 6 Jan 1944, page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S7] Book: Georgia - Bud, P. D. Rich, (New York, New York: The Pyramid Press Publishers, 1939), whole book: biography (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S51] Book: Georgia - History of Savannah and South Georgia, 2 volumes, William Harden, (Chicago and New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1913), 1007-1010 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S25] Book: Georgia-Decatur - Decatur County, Georgia - Past and Present 1823-1991, Decatur County Historical Society, compiler, (Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division, 1991), 4, 49, 350, 352, 355, 356, 427 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S129] Book: Georgia-Decatur - History of Decatur County, Georgia, Frank S. Jones, (Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Company Publishers, 1980), G975.8993 JON GEORGIA., 261 (Reliability: 3).
      Representatives From Decatur County 1886-1887: J. D. Harrell and E. A. J. Rich

    12. [S793] Marriage: Georgia, Decatur - Marriage Record Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), marriage of Thomas Rich & Letta Fenn, A: 16 (Reliability: 3).
      Georgia
      Decatur County > To any minister
      of the gospell Judge Justice of the
      inferior court or Justice of the pe
      ace you are here by athorised to join
      Thomas Rich & Letta Fenn in the holy
      state of matrimony according to the
      constitution & Laws of this state & for
      so doing this shall be your suffici
      ent License given under my hand & seal this firs
      day of June 1836
      C M Amoss tt co {se}
      I do certify that Thoms Rich &
      Letta Fenn were duly Joind in
      Matrimony by me this 2ond day
      of June 1836
      Rttarenson J P

    13. [S793] Marriage: Georgia, Decatur - Marriage Record Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), marriage of Elijah A J. Rich & Hattie A Pearce, 25 Apr 1867, A:511 (Reliability: 3).
      Georgia
      Decatur County } To Any Minister of the Gospel
      Judge Justice of the Inferior
      Court or Justice of the Peace
      Greeting
      You are here by authorised to join Elijah
      A J. Rich & Hattie A Pearce in the holy
      state of matrimony according to the const
      itution & Laws of this state & for so doing
      this shall be your sufficient license
      Given under my hand & seal this
      20th day of April 1867
      HM Beach Ordy
      Georgia Decatur County
      I certify that Elijha AJ Rich & Hattie
      A Pearce were joined in matrimony by me
      this 25th day of April 1867
      Josh Johnson MG

    14. [S52] Newspaper: Georgia, Decatur, Bainbridge - The Post-Search Light [microfilm], (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Hattie Pierce Rich, vol. 18 no. 51, Thursday, 12 Jan 1933, page 1 (Reliability: 3).