John Edmund George
b. circa 22 July 1821, d. 24 September 1875
- John Edmund George was born circa 22 July 1821 in South Carolina.
- He married Martha Sandel, daughter of George Henry Sandel and Emily M. (?), say 1849 in Pike County, Mississippi.
- John Edmund George and Martha Sandel appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Pike County, Mississippi.
- He was teaching, according to the 1850 census.
- John Edmund George and Martha Sandel appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery County, South Carolina, and also L. N. George, age 17, who may have been a niece or a daughter by an earlier marriage.. Other members of the household included F. E. George, M. E. George and Erastus Emery Sandel.
- He was a merchant, according to the 1860 census.
- On 4 May 1861, John E. George joined the Danville Mounted Riflemen, a home guard unit formed under Capt. S. D. Wooldridge. He then swore in the Riflemen in his capacity as Justice of the Peace for the Danville Precinct. He also was on the muster rolls for September 13, 1861 and for February 14, 1862. He did not join Co. B 24th Regiment Cavalry with most of the other men from the Riflemen.
- On Monday, 6 January 1862, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Sent Mr. J. E. George three loads of corn at 50 cents."
- The following appeared on 12 June 1869 in Flake's Bulletin: The following appointments to civil office are hereby made: . . . Montgomery county -- E. C. Chambers, justice of the peace, precinct No. 6, vice J. L. Nugent disqualified; J. W. McDonald, justice of the peace, precinct No. 1, vice John E. George, disqualified; W. S. Rogers, county treasurer, vice Wm. C. Hooker, disqualified; L. W. Wern, James W. Combs, A. A. Johnson and Samuel Weisinger, county commissioners, vice J. H. Price, Ivy McNeese, A. Richards and John A. Glover, disqualified.
- John Edmund George died on 24 September 1875.
- He was interred at Willis Cemetery, Willis, Montgomery County, Texas.
- For an account of his service with the Danville Mounted Riflemen, a Montgomery County unit of the 17th Brigade, Texas State Troops, see his profile in Karen McCann Hett's Danville Mounted Riflemen.
- Last Edited: 23 Jan 2012