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  • ID: I000028
  • Name: James Frederick GEER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Capt. James Frederick /Geer/, CSA
  • Birth: 21 SEP 1824 in Greene Co., GA 16 17 18
  • Death: 1 MAR 1905 in Penfield, Greene Co., GA 19 20 21
  • Burial: 2 MAR 1905 Geer Family Cemetery, Geer Farm, Greene Co., GA
  • Military Service: 24 APR 1861 Captain, Company "C", 3rd Reg. Georgia Infantry, "The Dawson Greys", CSA
  • Note:
    Greene, GA 1850 Federal Census, Microfilm # M432-71
    transcribed by Doris Reel
    @http://www.rootsweb.com/~cenfiles/ga/greene/1850/Pg00116.txt, Nov. 16, 2004

    CENSUS YR: 1850
    STATE or TERRITORY: GA
    County: Greene PAGE NO: 124
    ==============================================================
    LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB
    ==============================================================
    13 781 781 GEER JAMES F 25 M GA
    14 781 781 GEER MARY 24 F GAA
    15 781 781 GEER SARAH 5 F GA
    16 781 781 GEER MARY 3 F GA
    __________________
    GA Confederate Soldier - Company "C," 3rd GA Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Wright's Brigade, Anderson's Division, Army of Northern Virginia, CSA, known as "The Dawson Grays;" enlisted April 24, 1861 at Greene Co., GA; elected 2nd Lieutenant April 24, 1861, Fought briefly on the North Carolina coast in October 1861 before moving to Virginia and fighting at Malvern Hill, 2nd Manasses and Antietam. Elected Captain April 28, 1862. Resigned July 22, 1862 due to disability.
    ___________________
    Mr. J. F. Geer Dead
    from: The Herald-Journal, Greensboro, GA, Vol. 40, #5 - Friday, March 3, 1905, p. 5

    After an illness extending over a year, Mr. J. F. Geer passed to his reward at the home of his son Mr. E. C. Geer at Penfield, Wednesday night. Mr. Geer spent quite a while in Greensboro last year with his son Mr. J. J. Geer, but during the fall he returned to Penfield where his health gradually declined to the end. His remains were interred at Penfield yesterday afternoon Rev. J. C. Callaway officiating at the funeral exercises.
    He leaves two daughters and two sons to mourn his loss: Mrs. J. English of Penfield, Mrs. W. H. Weatherly of Athens, Mr. E. C. Geer of Penfield and Mr. J. J. Geer of Greensboro. He was the grandfather of Mrs. Marshall Bryant, Messrs. Len, Percy, R. L., J. H., and Claude McCommons of Greshamville. The Herald-Journal joins the many friends of the bereaved ones in deepest sympathy.
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    Last Will and Testament of James F. Geer
    from: Greene Co., GA Will Book 6 1877 - 1921, Microfilm Drawer 33, Box 37, Negative RHS 43, pp. 317-318:

    State of Georgia
    Greene County

    In the name of God amen I, James F. Geer of said State and County knowing that I must shortly depart this life deem it right and proper both as it respects my family and myself that I should make disposition of the property with which a kind Providence has blessed me do therefore make this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all others theretofore made by me.

    1st I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid.

    2nd I give and bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Mary B. Geer with whom I have lived in peace and happiness for 57 years, all my land containing 312 acres more or less with all the rights members and appurtenances to said lot of land in any wise belonging free from all charge or limitations whatever, to her own proper use benefit and behalf forever with power to dispose of the same at any time previous or by will or deed at her death as she may think proper.

    I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife the farming utensils used on and belonging to said plantation of any description whatever, my two horses, two cows, and two calves, corn, fodder and all produce belonging to me, two hogs and all my household and kitchen furniture, my buggy and wagons. All without reserve and limitations.

    I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Mary B. Geer Executrix of my Last Will and Testament.

    Signed June 14, 1901 James F. Geer
    Probated March 22, 1905




    Father: David GEER b: 5 APR 1791 in Wake Co., NC
    Mother: Sarah GREER b: 18 DEC 1805 in Greene Co., GA

    Marriage 1 Mary Bethany CALLAWAY b: 20 FEB 1825 in Wilkes Co., GA
    • Married: 18 JAN 1844 in Wilkes Co., GA 22 23 24
    Children
    1. Has Children Sarah Martha GEER b: 25 DEC 1844 in Greene Co., GA
    2. Has Children Mary Helen GEER b: 10 OCT 1846 in Greene Co., GA
    3. Has No Children David Paul GEER b: 1 OCT 1848 in Greene Co., GA
    4. Has No Children Ann Elizabeth GEER b: 30 SEP 1850 in Greene Co., GA
    5. Has No Children Lydia LaBelle GEER b: 22 JUL 1852 in Greene Co., GA
    6. Has Children Ella Caroline GEER b: 22 AUG 1854 in Greene Co., GA
    7. Has Children James Frederick GEER b: 22 JUN 1856 in Greene Co., GA
    8. Has No Children Julia Alline GEER b: 16 JUL 1858 in Greene Co., GA
    9. Has Children Enoch Callaway GEER b: 24 APR 1860 in Greene Co., GA
    10. Has Children Joseph Jefferson GEER b: 30 JUL 1863 in Greene Co., GA
    11. Has No Children William Brantley GEER b: 30 JUN 1865 in Greene Co., GA
    12. Has Children Alice Angela GEER b: 10 MAY 1867 in Greene Co., GA

    Sources:
    1. Title: McCommons-Geer and Allied Families
      Author: Bessie Lillian Paulk Swain
      Publication: 1971
      Note: Compilation of hand written notes of material gathered by Leila Boswell McCommons, wife of Mr. W. C. McCommons.
      Repository:
      Note: GA Dept. of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA - Item #8168; Samuel Taylor Geer personal library
      Media: Manuscript
      Page: pp. 39-41
    2. Title: Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865, Vol. 1
      Author: Lillian Henderson
      Publication: Hapeville: Longino & Porter, 1958
      Note: Muster Roll of Company C, 3rd GA Volunteer Infantry
      Repository:
      Note: Augusta-Richmond County Pulbic Library, Augusta, Richmond Co., GA
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 457 - Muster Roll of Company C, 3d Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry Army of Northern Virginia C.S.A. Greene Co., GA ("Dawson Grays")
      Text: Geer, James F. - 2d Lieutenant Apr. 24, 1861. Elected Captain Apr. 28, 1862. Resigned, disability, July 22, 1862
    3. Title: Georgia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy Ancestor Roster, Vol. 3 (E-G)
      Author: David A. Lane, editor
      Publication: GA Division United Daughter of the Confederacy, 1992
      Repository:
      Note: Dallas Public Library - Genealogy; Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 120
      Text: Geer, James F. - Capt Co. C 3rd GA Infantry b. 21 Sept 1824 Greene Co., GA d. 01 Mar 1912 / Morgan, Louise Geer, granddaughter / Norman, Reba Geer, granddaughter
    4. Title: Crosses and Medals Awarded by the Georgia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy, Vol. II (D - H)
      Author: Georgia Divison UDC
      Publication: Atlanta: The Division, 1996
      Repository:
      Note: Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 109
      Text: Geer, James F., co. C 3rd GA Infantry - Southern Cross of Honor bestowed in 1913 by Miles Lewis Chapter No. 130
    5. Title: 1850 U. S. Federal Census
      Note: The 1850 census assigns each dwelling a number and each family a number within the town or township in the specified county. The 1850 census also includes the name, age, sex, and color of each member of the household, occupation; value of real estate; birthplace; whether married or attended school within the year; check marks for ones that cannot read or write and whether person is pauper or convict.
      Each persons name, age, sex, color
      Territory or country of birth
      Attended school or was married within the year
      Could read or write if over 20 years old
      Deaf-mute, blind, insane or "idiotic"
      Fugitive from the state
      Real estate value
      Occupation of males over 15 years old

      Separate slave schedules:
      Name of each slave owner
      # of slaves owned
      # of slaves manumitted (released from slavery)
      Age, color, sex, deaf-mute, blind, insane or idiotic, or fugitive from the state.
      [researched by Samuel Taylor Geer]
      Repository:
      Note: Taken: 01 Jun 1850 (Completion by 01 Nov 1850); researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Official Document
      Page: p. 124, 165th District, Greene Co., GA #181/181
      Text: Roll: M432_71, enumerated October 25, 1850
    6. Title: Greene County, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Vol. I, 1852 - 1873
      Author: Tad Evans
      Publication: Savannah, GA: Tad Evans, 1995
      Repository:
      Note: Dallas Pulblic Library, Dallas, TX; Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 40
      Text: "Woodville Academy, Greene County - Trustess: Williamd Edmondson, James F. Geer, A. J. Watson, James Cocraft, Samuel D. Durham"
    7. Title: Restoration of Greene County Plantation
      Author: Judy Hall
      Publication: Georgia Journal, Winter 1987, Vo. 7, No. 2
      Note: Jane Agee, Editor, "Georgia Journal," Athens, GA: Agee Publishers, Inc.
      Repository:
      Media: Magazine
      Page: pp. 24-29
    8. Title: Muster Roll of Company C, 3rd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, Greene Co., GA - Dawson Grays
      Author: Carolyn L. Harper Johnson
      Publication: Wilkes Co., GA Genealogy, GAGenWeb Archives Project: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/greene/military/civilwar/rosters/coc3reg.txt
      Repository:
      Note: Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Internet
      Text: Geer, James F.-2d Lieutenant April 24, 1861. Elected Captain April 28, 1862. Resigned, disability, July 22, 1862
    9. Title: Greene County, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Vol. I, 1852 - 1873
      Author: Tad Evans
      Publication: Savannah, GA: Tad Evans, 1995
      Repository:
      Note: Dallas Pulblic Library, Dallas, TX; Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 336
      Text: The Greensboro Herald, Thursday, February 27, 1873 - Ordinary's Office, Greensboro, Ga., February 14, 1873 appointed Commissioners for the Poor in the 148th District: J.T. Dolvin, W.A. Colclough, J.F. Geer, J.R. Sanders, J.D. Champion.
    10. Title: Greene County, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Vol. II, 1874 - 1886
      Author: Tad Evans
      Publication: Savannah, GA: Tad Evans, 1995
      Repository:
      Note: Dallas Pulblic Library, Dallas, TX; Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 168: "Locals," The Greensboro Herald, Thursday, March 21, 1881
      Text: "Messrs. J. F. Geer and W. J. Durham, will be ordained Deacons in Baird's Church next Saturday. The Exercises will be interesting and imposing and will no doubt be well attended."
    11. Title: 1900 U. S. Federal Census
      Note: The twelfth federal census is available on Soundex as well as in copies of the original records. The 1900 census schedules included dwelling and family numbers, county, town, street and house number, whether the home was owned or rented, whether free of mortgage, and whether the dwelling was a farm or house.
      The name, color, sex, month and year of birth, age, place of birth and relationship to the head of household are listed for each person who lived in the dwelling on June 1, 1900. Also requested are marital status, number of years married, how many children born to the mother, number of these children still living; mother and father's place of birth, year of immigration to the U.S., naturalization; occupation, number of months employed; whether attended school, can read, can write, can speak English.
      Name of each person in household.
      Address
      Relationship to head of household
      Color or race
      Sex
      Month and year of birth
      Age at last birthday
      Marital status
      # of years married
      Total # of children born of the mother
      # of those children living
      Place of birth of each person
      Parent names of each person
      If the person was foreign born
      Year of immigration and # of years in the US
      Citizenship status of foreign born over age 21
      Occupation
      Could person read, write, and speak English
      Whether home is owned or rented
      Whether home is on a farm
      Whether home is mortgaged
      [researched by Samuel Taylor Geer]
      Repository:
      Note: Taken: 1 June 1900 (Completion within 30 days); researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Official Document
      Page: 148 Militia District, Greene Co., GA
      Text: Series: T623, Microfilm: 201, Book 1, p. 297, enumerated June 12, 1900, 1996-2005, MyFamily.com, Inc., http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=020743&PN=297&SEC=Georgia&CD=926, accessed August 16, 2005; AND Ancestry.com [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), Census Place: Malitia District, Greene, Georgia; Roll: T623 201; p. 7A; Enumeration District: 42
    12. Title: International Genealogical Index
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2002
      Repository:
      Note: Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Electronic
      Page: Patron Sheets: Batch #7409205, Sheet: 17, Source Call #0934392
    13. Title: 1860 U. S. Federal Census
      Note: The 1860 Census lists a dwelling number and family number and each sheet lists the county as well as town and post office name. Also includes, name, age and sex of each individual; color, occupation, value of real and personal property; birthplace, whether married within the year (m.y.), attended school, read or write and the date of the enumeration.
      Name, age, sex, color
      Occupation if over 15 years old
      Value of real estate
      Value of personal estate
      State, territory or country of birth
      Married during the year
      Deaf-mute, blind, insane or an "idiot", pauper or a convict
      Separate slave schedules:
      Name of each slave owner
      # of slaves owned
      # of slaves manumitted (released from slavery)
      Age, color, sex, deaf-mute, blind, insane or idiotic, or fugitive from the state
      [researched by Samuel Taylor Geer]
      Repository:
      Note: Taken 01 Jun 1860 (Completion by 01 Dec 1860); researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Official Document
      Text: Ancestry.com [database on-line] (Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), Census Place: , Greene, Georgia; Roll: M653_125; p. 458; Image: 9
    14. Title: 1870 U. S. Federal Census
      Note: Same info as 1860 plus whether father and mother were foreign born, the month of birth for babies born during the census year, the month married during the census year, and whether the individual was eligible to vote.
      Name, age at the last birthday (if under 1 - use fractions, such as 1/12), sex, color
      Profession, occupation, or trade
      Value of real estate
      Value of personal property
      Place of birth (state or territory if usa, or country if foreign-born)
      Father or mother foreign born
      Born or married within the year and the month the event occurred
      Attended school within the year
      Could NOT read or write
      Deaf, dumb, insane or "idiotic"
      Male citizen of the United States age 21 years or older
      Male citizen of the United States age 21 years or older and vote was denied or abridged on grounds other than rebellion or other crime.
      [researched by Samuel Taylor Geer]
      Repository:
      Note: Taken: 01 Jun 1870 (Completion by 01 Nov 1870); researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Official Document
      Text: Ancestry.com [database on-line] (Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003), Census Place: Militia District 148, Greene, Georgia; Roll: M593_153; p. 404; Image: 430
    15. Title: 1880 U. S. Federal Census
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Compiler
      Publication: (Salt Lake City: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2002)
      Note: All dwellings in each census district were given a number. Each family was also assigned an identification number. Each census sheet listed the county as well as town and the enumeration date. Name, sex, color are listed as well as age prior to June 1st; month of birth in the census year; whether single, married, widowed or divorced; whether married in the census year; occupation, cannot read or write; place of birth AND father's and mother's place of birth.
      The major addition to the 1880 census for reseachers is the listing of each individuals relationship to the head of household.
      Name, whether white, black, mulatto, Indian or Chinese, sex, age
      Month of birth if born within the year
      Relationship to head of household
      Single, married, widowed or divorced
      Married within the year
      Occupation and months unemployed
      Name of state, territory, or country of birth
      Parents place of birth
      Attended school within the year
      Unable to read, if age 10 or older
      Sick or temporarily disabled, and reason, at date of census enumeration
      Blind, deaf-mute, "idiotic", insane, or permanently disabled
      [researched by Samuel Taylor Geer]
      Repository:
      Note: Taken: 01 Jun 1880 (completion by 01 Jul 1880); @http://www.familysearch.org; researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Internet
      Text: Place: District 148, Greene, Georgia; Roll: 149; Family History Film: 1254149; p. 325A; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 0653
    16. Title: Greene County, Georgia Heritage 1786-2009
      Author: Greene Co. Heritage Heritage, Inc.
      Publication: Waynesville, NC: Walsworth Publishig Co., 2009
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: pp. 99 - 100
    17. Title: The Banner-Watchman
      Publication: Athens, Georgia
      Repository:
      Media: Newspaper
      Text: "Oglethorpe County," Tuesday, May 5, 1885, p. 3; "Mr. Jim Geer's stables and corn crib burned down last week"
    18. Title: Southern Confederacy
      Publication: Atlanta, Georgia
      Repository:
      Media: Newspaper
      Text: "Guerillas After The Brigadiers," Saturday, April 11, 1863, p. 1
    19. Title: The Herald-Journal
      Publication: Greensboro, Georgia
      Repository:
      Note: [researched by Samuel Taylor Geer]
      Media: Newspaper
      Page: "Mr. J. F. Geer Dead," Vol., 40, #5, Friday, March 3, 1905, p. 5
    20. Title: The Cemeteries of Greene County Georgia
      Author: E. H. Armor
      Publication: Athens, GA: Agee Publishers, Inc., 1987
      Repository:
      Note: Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 19
    21. Title: Greene County, Georgia Will Book 6 1877 - 1921
      Publication: Georgia State Department of Archives and History: Microfilm Drawer 33, Box 37, Negative RHS 43
      Repository:
      Note: Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Book
      Page: pp. 317-318
    22. Title: Wilkes Co., Georgia Marriages - Court of Ordinary (1806 - 1905)
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958
      Note: Some marriage records start as early as 1792 but are not completed. Some marriage records were not recorded until 1930.
      Repository:
      Note: Microfilm of originals in the Wilkes County courthouse at Washington, Georgia; Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Book
      Page: International Genealogical Index: Batch #M713992 dated 1836 - 1871, Source Call #0163533
    23. Title: Wilkes Co., Georgia - Marriages 1792-1925 (Cade - Cofer)
      Author: Larry R. Butler and Janice B. Turner
      Publication: Wilkes Co., GA Genealogy, GAGenWeb Archives Project: http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/vitals/marriages/marr5.shtml, 2003-2005 by Keith Giddeon
      Repository:
      Note: Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Internet
      Text: (Callaway Mary B. - Geer James F. 18-Jan-1844), accessed January 15, 2005
    24. Title: Wilkes Co., Georgia - Marriages 1792-1925 (Gabbett - Guyne)
      Author: Larry R. Butler and Janice B. Turner
      Publication: Wilkes Co., GA Genealogy, GAGenWeb Archives Project: http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/vitals/marriages/marr9.shtml, 2003-2005
      Repository:
      Note: Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
      Media: Internet
      Text: Geer, James F. - Callaway, Mary B. 18-Jan-1844, accessed June 15, 2005

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