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George Washington Conn

Male 1821 - 1888  (66 years)


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  • Name George Washington Conn  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 18 Feb 1821  Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Feb 1888  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Charter member of the Gravel Hill Antioch Baptist Church, also gave land for the Church. His tombstone reads "Father Married To Mariah A. Mulford 19 Sept 1847, Kind father of love thou are gone to thy rest, Forever to bask in the joys of the blest." Kay Parker McCary shows him as a son of James CONN and Martha A. GIBSON.

      He donated the property used to establish the Gravel Hill Cemetery. A deed to the property where the Church and cemetery are now located was given by Mr. George W. Conn, in August, 1875, but the Sabine County Court House burned in November and all records were destroyed, including the deed to the property. For some reason the deed was not refiled, but 97 years later, in 1972, a copy was found by a daughter-in-law looking through Mr. Conn's old trunk. Mrs. Allie Conn promptly filed the old deed.

      The church was organized on January 3, 1876, under the direction of Elders J. S. Lambert and J. J. Roundtree. Thirteen other men and women went into the organization, including George Conn, John Anderson, J. S. White, Hosie Baldaree, Ann Mason, M. A. Conn, T. D. Burkhalter, John Deweese, L. S. Hoard, Mary E. White, Sophie H. Wallace, Mrs. C. A. Hoard, and C. Baldaree. In their preamble to organization, signed by each member, the church stated that they had "been regularly baptized on the profession of our faith"..."under the name of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Christ holding to the doctrine contained in the sacred Scriptures to be predicated on republican principles..." On May 18, 1991, the new sanctuary was dedicated. In July, 1997, the church became incorporated under the name Gravelhill Antioch Missionary Baptist Church to distinguish it from another church in the state with the name Antioch.
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1850 Census
      Mississippi, Pike County, Third Police District
      Enumerated 8 Nov 1850
      443-444
      George W. Conn 29 M Farmer Miss
      Mariah Conn 29 F Miss
      Martha A. Conn 1 F Miss

      1860 Census
      Louisiana, Bossier Parish, PO Orchard Grove, Ward 6
      Enumerated 15 Aug 1860
      Page 41
      294-294
      G W Conn 35 M Planter 6000 711 Miss
      Mrs. Mriah Conn 30 F Miss
      Martha Conn 11 F Miss
      F B Conn 5 M La
      Henry Clark 20 M Helper on Farm Miss

      1870 Census
      not located

      1880 Census
      Texas, Sabine County
      Page 17 SD 1 ED 85 A. 232
      Enumerated 29 Jun 1880
      168-170
      Conn, George W W M 59 Farmer Miss Miss NC
      Conn, Maria A W F 56 Wf Keeping House Miss --- NC
      Conn, Frank G. W M 23 Son 1 At School Louisiana
    Person ID I6539  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father James Conn, Sr.,   b. Abt 1800, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1832  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Mother Martha Gibson,   b. Abt 1800, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Mar 1820  Marion County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F12420  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Mariah Mulford,   b. 7 Jul 1826, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1888, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1847  Marion County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • The transcription of this record at Ancestry.com shows her first name as Martha, not Mariah.
    Children 
     1. Martha Ann "Mattie" Conn,   b. 1 Sep 1848, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1901, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. George Franklin "Frank" Conn,   b. 10 Oct 1856, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1928, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F825  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Sep 1847 - Marion County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Feb 1888 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Conn, George W.
    Conn, George W.

  • Sources 
    1. [S607] McCary, Kay P. "Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.

    2. [S1390] Brust, Vermell Anderson--Family Researcher 11307 Sinclair Ave Dallas TX 75218.

    3. [S57] Ancestry.com - Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935.

    4. [S144] 1850 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.), Mississippi, Pike County, Third Police District Enumerated 8 Nov 1850 443-444 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S98] 1860 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1860 Federal Census.), Louisiana, Bossier Parish, PO Orchard Grove, Ward 6 Enumerated 15 Aug 1860 Page 41 294-294 (Reliability: 3).