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Ancestors of Arlie Lott


      18. John Moore, Jr., born Abt. 1790 in St. George Parish / Burke Co., GA; died 1855 in Florida. He was the son of 36. John Moore, Sr. and 37. Winnie Hardeman. He married 19. Martha Elizabeth Jones 1808 in Georgia.

      19. Martha Elizabeth Jones, born 1790 in Georgia; died 1850 in Clinch Co., GA.

Notes for John Moore, Jr.:
He introduced sugar cane farming to this section of Georgia.


More About John Moore, Jr.:
Census: 1840, Duval Co., Fla., Clay Hill Dist.
Residence: 1828, Moved to Lowndes Co., Ga. [now Lakeland]
     
Children of John Moore and Martha Jones are:
  i.   Sarah Moore, born 1810 in Bullock Co., GA; married John Knight 1830 in Lowndes Co., GA; born 1807 in Wayne Co., GA.
  ii.   Winnifred "Winnie Ann" Moore, born 1812.
  iii.   Vinson Moore, born 1815; married Julia Ann Booth; born Abt. 1815.
  iv.   Elias Moore, Sr., born August 27, 1819 in Emanuel Co., GA; died October 16, 1878 in Atkinson Co., GA; married Hester Ann Lott 1841 in Telfair Co., GA; born April 24, 1824 in Telfair Co., GA; died December 25, 1892 in Atkinson Co., GA.
  Notes for Elias Moore, Sr.:
Listed on grand jurors drawn for the June term of court of Coffee County, 1854, as Elias Moore.
SOURCE: "Ward's History of Coffee County" ... pg. 21


  More About Hester Ann Lott:
Burial: Antioch Church Cemetery, Willacoochee, Atkinson Co., GA

  v.   John Moore III, born 1821 in Lowndes / Emanuel Co., GA; died December 17, 1886 in Clinch Co., GA; married Barbara Roberts Abt. 1842 in Lowndes Co., GA; born October 30, 1824 in Montgomery Co., GA; died March 10, 1902 in Clinch Co., GA.
  More About John Moore III:
Military service: Newbern's Company of Cavalry [Coffee Revengers]

  More About Barbara Roberts:
Burial: Antioch Church Cemetery, Willacoochee, Atkinson Co., GA

  9 vi.   Mary "Pollie" Moore, born March 13, 1825 in Lowndes Co., GA; died April 03, 1906 in Atkinson Co., GA; married Elisha Era Lott, Sr. Abt. 1842 in Telfair Co., GA.
  vii.   Elizabeth Moore, born 1830; married Thomas T. Newbern; born January 17, 1828 in Lowndes Co., GA.


      20. Eli S. Vickers, Sr., born 1809 in Laurens Co., GA; died August 29, 1851 in Irwin [now Coffee] Co., GA. He was the son of 40. Wiley "Wyly" Vickers and 41. Obedience "Beady" Purvis. He married 21. Rebecca "Becky" Paulk October 27, 1835 in Irwin Co., GA.

      21. Rebecca "Becky" Paulk, born 1815 in Laurens / Montgomery Co., GA; died January 10, 1890 in Coffee / Irwin Co., GA. She was the daughter of 42. Micajah Paulk, Jr. and 43. Mary "Sally" Catherine Young.

Notes for Eli S. Vickers, Sr.:
His home place was on lots 301 & 344, 5th district of Irwin County. This territory was cut of Irwin County into Coffee County in 1854. Administrator of estate was his widow and James Paulk, and they qualified July 07, 1852. They sold the home-place to John Vickers, Jr., Jan. 04, 1853 (deed book A, page 427, Coffee County). The inventory of the estate showed he owned twelve slaves and the the aggregate value of the entire estate was $11, 332.00.
SOURCE: "Wiley Vickers, Pioneer of Coffee County" compiled by Jessie H. & Delma [Wilson] Paulk.


More About Eli S. Vickers, Sr.:
Burial: Vickers Rural Cemetery, Ambrose, Coffee Co., GA
Census: 1850, Irwin Co., GA
Occupation: Farmer

  Notes for Rebecca "Becky" Paulk:
Becky was pregnant with Beady at the time of Jesse's death.


More About Rebecca "Becky" Paulk:
Burial: Vickers Rural Cemetery, Ambrose, Coffee Co., GA
Census: 1850, Irwin Co., GA
     
Children of Eli Vickers and Rebecca Paulk are:
  i.   Rev. John "Jack" Vickers, Sr., born May 28, 1836 in Irwin Co., GA; died June 07, 1900 in Coffee Co., GA; married (1) Martha Jane Lott March 01, 1855 in Coffee Co., GA; born June 29, 1835 in Irwin/Telfair Co., GA; died June 03, 1879 in Coffee Co., GA; married (2) Sarah Jane Graves November 03, 1872 in Coffee Co., GA; born January 22, 1856 in Coffee Co., GA; died August 20, 1942 in Coffee Co., GA.
  Notes for Rev. John "Jack" Vickers, Sr.:
Originally serving in Arnie Baptist Church near Mora, Georgia, he left that church on a point of doctrine and with others who followed him organized the Hebron Church outside of Douglas, Georgia. He donated the land on which to build the church building. He pastored the church until his death June 7, 1900, a period of over 25 years. His large and well-improved farm was in sight of the church. He also served as Justice of Coffee Inferior Court, 1861-1865, and was Ordinary of Coffee County, 1893-1897.
SOURCE: [1] "Wiley Vickers, Pioneer of Coffee County Georgia" page 39-40.
      [2] "Graves Family Genealogy" <http://www.gravesfa.org/gen382.htm>

In an interview for the Douglas, GA "Enterprise" of March 7, 1963, Henry Vickers, their son [Sarah's] stated: ..."Pa really had the faith & stood by his principles. I've known him to ride a horse to the Alapaha River and swim it during the flood stages to get to a church for preaching. ... My mother was a miracle too. I remember her washing with a batting stick, and feeding fifteen members of the family at one time on a turn table. Each year she would make the boys two pants and two shirts out of jean cloth & hickory stripe. ... Of course, when the "big meeting was held each year nearly everyone stayed overnight and ate at our house. I've seen as many as 105 here at one time."
SOURCE: "Graves Family Genealogy" via internet <http://www.gravesfa.org/gen382.htm>


  More About Rev. John "Jack" Vickers, Sr.:
Baptism: 1860, By Rev. Richard M. Tucker
Burial: Vickers Rural Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA
Census: June 15, 1860, Bird Miles [Mills], Coffee Co., GA
Occupation: Minister , Farmer, Merchant
Ordination: 1868, Ministry

  More About Martha Jane Lott:
Burial: Vickers Rural Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA

  10 ii.   Henry "Red Eyed Henry" Vickers, Sr., born December 26, 1837 in Irwin Co., GA; died February 18, 1920 in Coffee Co., GA; married (1) Ellender "Ellen" "Helen" Sears February 08, 1859 in Coffee Co., GA; married (2) Catherine "Katie" McMillan December 12, 1897 in Irwin Co., GA.
  iii.   Wiley Vickers, born May 08, 1839 in Irwin Co., GA; died July 18, 1917 in Coffee Co., GA; married (1) Elizabeth "Betty" Lott Abt. 1861 in Coffee Co., GA; born November 13, 1843 in Atkinson Co., GA; died April 17, 1876 in Coffee Co., GA; married (2) Elizabeth "Betty" Gaskins Bet. 1870 - 1902; born Abt. 1859; married (3) Martha Eugenia Parker Abt. 1881 in Coffee Co., GA; born December 14, 1858 in Coffee Co., GA; died September 22, 1898 in Coffee Co., GA.
  Notes for Wiley Vickers:
THE DOUGLAS ENTERPRISE dated 07 March 1990:
      There was a time, between the early to mid 1900's, when Mora, Georgia was busy place. But, the real story of this sleepy little hamlet is the story of one man's dreams that never quite came true. That man was Wiley Vickers, a grandson & namesake of one of Coffee County's pioneer settlers, Wiley Vickers, 1st.
      Wiley Vickers grew up in Coffee County's Hebron Community. He served in the Confederate Army and later became one of the early landowners in the southeast section of Coffee County. From all accounts, he sought ways to try and bring growth and progress to his community. In the early 1900's, when the railroad was completed between Madison, Florida and Augusta, Georgia, the tracks ran through a section of his property. According to one of Mora's oldest residents, "He then envisioned a town there". He even went as far as to hire a surveyor to draw up a plat sectioning off several acres of his farm and timber land into town blocks and residential streets. The town he had hoped for never grew beyond a hamlet, named Mora, with a few stores and shops alongside the Georgia & Florida Railroad tracks and about 85 dwellings scattered over several acres of surrounding farmland.
SOURCE: "Wiley Vickers, Pioneer of Coffee County" ... pg. 42-43


  More About Wiley Vickers:
Burial: Mora [Vineyard] Chruch Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA
Census: 1870, Coffee Co., GA
Military service: CSA Veteran
Occupation: Farmer

  More About Elizabeth "Betty" Lott:
Burial: Mora [Vineyard] Chruch Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA

  iv.   Elijah Vickers, born January 11, 1842 in Irwin Co., GA; died March 04, 1904 in Berrien Co., GA; married Hester Ann "Annie" Sutton November 24, 1859 in Berrien / Irwin Co., GA; born January 27, 1844 in Irwin Co., GA; died December 17, 1907 in Berrien Co., GA.
  Notes for Elijah Vickers:
Elijah Vickers enlisted as a Private in Co. I, the Berrien Light Infantry, on March 4, 1862. He was later discharged, furnished Levi Herring as a substitute on Feb. 27, 1863. He lost a leg in battle.

He was described as being a mild mannered man with a mustache.


  More About Elijah Vickers:
Burial: Vickers Holiness Baptist Church Cemetery, Berrien Co., GA
Census: 1870, Berrien Co., GA
Military service: CSA

  More About Hester Ann "Annie" Sutton:
Burial: Vickers Holiness Baptist Church Cemetery, Berrien Co., GA
Census: 1860, Indian Crossing, Berrien Co., GA

  v.   William "Willie" Mashell Vickers, born August 08, 1843 in Irwin Co., GA; died June 11, 1916 in Coffee Co., GA; married Frances Pearl Lott March 22, 1866 in Coffee Co., GA; born February 16, 1848 in Telfair Co., GA; died June 03, 1923 in Coffee Co., GA.
  Notes for William "Willie" Mashell Vickers:
In the late 1880's, Willie Vickers built a white frame non-denominational church, known simply as Carver Church, not far from the Vickers family home. The church was torn down in the mid 1940's and replaced with a red brick church we know today as Carver Missionary Baptist.
SOURCE: "Wiley Vickers, Pioneer of Coffee County" ... pg. 45-46

      "WILLIE VICKERS - THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIER
When Gen. Robert E. Lee, Commander of the Army of Northern VA., surrendered his hungery, ragged, depleted troops at Appomattox Courthouse on April 09, 1865, a young Coffee Countain was among those surviving. He was William Marshall "Willie" Vickers, the 21 year old grandson of Wiley Vickers who first settled in the area now known as Coffee County.
Nearly three years earlier, when the 61st GA Regiment arrived in Virginia, they were more than 1,000 strong. Willie Vickers was among the only 81 from the Regiment that left the ditches at Petersburg and the 49 armed and in the line at the Appomattox surrender.
In August 1861, the same month Willie Vickers turned 18 years of age, he was mustered into the Confederate service at the junction on the Augusta and Savannah Railroad, Eden, Ga., No. 2.. Known at first as the Seventh GA Battalion, Willie Vickers was a member of the unit's Company A, known as the "Irwin Cowboys", from Irwin County, GA.. Other companies in the seven-company battalion were the Tattnall Rangers from Tattnall County, Brooks Rifles from Brooks County, Montgomery Sharpshooters from Montgomery County, Wiregrass Rifles from Quitman County, and the Wilkes Guards from Wilkes County.
Armed with the best Enfield rifles, these seven companies were ordered to Jekyll Island "where they had to work very hard building a fort, and fighting sand flies and mosquitoes, and drilling siege artillery, and company and battalion drill with small arms". after completing construction of the fort, Private Willie Vickers and fellow troops were transferred to Camp Bethesda some 100 miles south of Savannah where the battalion was well drilled, and two companies, The Tattnall Volunteers from Tattnall County and the Thompson Guards from the city of Macon, were added.
The nine companies transferred on May 20, 1862 to Charleston, SC., where Company K was formed by volunteers from the different companies in the battalion. The Seventh Georgia Battalion, with 10 companies and some 1,000 men then became known as the 61st Georgia Regiment. On June 2, three years of fighting in some of the Civil War's most historic battles such as: Chancellor, Gettysburg, and Petersburg. Willie Vickers was wounded during one of the battles and was sent to a hospital in Richmond for treatment. After his recovery, he returned to the battlefield.
The 61st GA Regiment was a part of John B. Gordon's Brigade of 7,000, which numbered only 747 at the time of the surrender. In 1865, Company A of the GA 61st listed only seven survivors at the time of the surrender. Those left were: J. McDuffie, R.H. Henderson, William Branch, J. Branch, Henry Paulk, M. Hansel, and Willie Vickers.
SOURCE: "Wiley Vickers, Pioneer of Coffee County Georgia" compiled by Jessie H. & Delma (Wilson) Paulk ... pg. 44-45.



  More About William "Willie" Mashell Vickers:
Burial: Carver Baptist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA
Military service: August 1861, CSA..."Irwin Cowboys" from Irwin Co., Ga.
Occupation: Planter, Farmer

  Notes for Frances Pearl Lott:
Frances Lott Vickers was a much-loved, highly respected & affectionate wife and mother, and presided over the family home with dignity & grace. She was very short, kind of plump, with naturally curly black hair. She wasn't much of a talker, but she & Willie was good, kind souls and seemed to love everybody.
Anytime they heard of an orphan or destitude child, they took them in and raised them just as if they were their own children. Frances never complained about the extra work it put on her. It was as if she & Willie felt it was their duty to care for anyone they knew who was destitude or orphaned.
SOURCE: "Wiley Vickers, Pioneer of Coffee County Georgia" compiled by Jessie H. & Delma (Wilson) Paulk ... pg. 46



  More About Frances Pearl Lott:
Burial: Carver Baptist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA

  Marriage Notes for William Vickers and Frances Lott:
During the early years of marriage, home for Willie and Frances Vickers was a small log cabin built on their farm, presumably about 1866, 4-1/2 miles south of Douglas, just off the Pearson Highway. In 1890, or thereabouts, Willie built a handsome 2-story white frame home for his family, not far from the log cabin, both of which are still standing today and are the property of the Allen Ricketson family.
SOURCE: "Wiley Vickers, Pioneer of Coffee County Georgia" compiled by Jessie H. & Delma (Wilson) Paulk ... pg. 45



  vi.   Rebecca Vickers, born January 06, 1845 in Georgia; died 1859 in Coffee Co., GA.
  More About Rebecca Vickers:
Burial: Vickers Rural Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA

  vii.   Mary "Pollie" Vickers, born November 20, 1846 in Irwin Co., GA; died June 27, 1930 in Coffee Co., GA; married Hamilton "Hampton" Sears, Sr. 1866 in Coffee Co., GA; born November 23, 1845 in Ware Co., GA; died June 06, 1909 in Coffee Co., GA.
  More About Mary "Pollie" Vickers:
Burial: Carver Baptist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA.

  More About Hamilton "Hampton" Sears, Sr.:
Burial: Carver Baptist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA

  viii.   Micajah Vickers, Sr., born October 08, 1848 in Irwin Co., GA; died August 03, 1921 in Atkinson Co., GA; married (1) Harriett Margaret Sears 1870 in Atkinson Co., GA; born March 01, 1852 in Clinch Co., GA; died November 07, 1913 in Atkinson Co., GA; married (2) Viola Starling 1915 in Clinch CO., GA; born November 22, 1880.
  More About Micajah Vickers, Sr.:
Burial: Union Hill Congreational Church Cemetery, Atkinson Co., GA
Occupation: Farmer

  More About Harriett Margaret Sears:
Burial: Union Hill Congreational Church Cemetery, Atkinson Co., GA

  ix.   Eli S. Vickers, Jr., born August 24, 1850 in Irwin Co., GA; died February 20, 1919 in Atkinson Co., GA; married Lucinda "Lucy" Lott January 1870 in Coffee Co., GA; born December 28, 1850 in Clinch/Appling Co., GA; died September 26, 1931 in Coffee Co., GA.
  Notes for Eli S. Vickers, Jr.:
ELI VICKERS, JR.
1850 - 1919
      The Pearson Tribune dated Feb. 28, 1919. The Tribune regrets to announce the death to the Hon. Eli Vickers whose home was about ten miles southwest of Douglas, on Thursday of last week. He was 68 years of age and was born and reared in Coffee County near where he lived at the time of his death. The cause was protracted paralysis. His widow, a large family of grown children as well as a number of brothers and sisters mourn his departure. Mr. Vickers was a spendid gentleman, of a jovial Sunshiny disposition and will be greatly missed in this community. He had been a useful citizen, and had served as Representative in the legislature. He was at one time President of the Bank of Willacoochee. He had acquired a considerable fortune to be divided among his heirs.
SOURCE: "Wiley Vickers, Pioneer of Coffee County, Ga." ... pg. 47-48

The Douglas Enterprise dated May 8, 1991, "Reflections & Recollections of K.D. Vickers" [grandson of Eli Vickers Jr.]. K.D. Vickers has vague recollections of his grandfather, who he describes as a short, stout man, but, he said, " got a lot of old family stories from my daddy's brother, Dan, who lived with us most of his adult life".
      Eli Vickers, Jr., was in the farming and turpentine business and a leading citizen of Coffee County in his day. A rough but modest estimate of his land holdings, at one time are said to have been at least 8,000 acres. His brothers were also large landowners with their land joining, at some point, that of one of the other brothers. Eli Vickers Jr., is believed to be the only one who had his own coins minted. The coins were minted in tin in lots of nickles, dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollars. Printed on each coin was "ELI VICKERS & SON NAVAL STORE". There was no hard currency at that time and his turpentine and farm workers were paid with these coins. These coins were then used to purchase goods at the Eli Vickers Store, at businesses in Douglas, and any other stores where the coins were recognized. Mr. Vickers would later get the coins back by bartering some of the items he had such as hams and syrup. In other words, if a store owner had taken up $10 in coins, Mr. Vickers would trade him that amount in hams and syrup in exchange for the coins. [NOTE: Another descendant Kenneth M. Vickers related that after the rosin and farm products were sold for gold, the coins would be redeemed in gold or otherwise in products.]
      At the turn of the century, a bank in Willacoochee would print a $5 bill and the president of the bank had to sign it, like the Secretary of the Treasury does now, and it would be good for legal tendre. My Granddaddy Eli was Chairman of the Board of the bank. But, he liked to go barefoot all the time at home and around the farm. One day, he went to a bank board meeting barefoot. When the meeting was over, one of the board members suggested, if Mr. Vickers was going to be Chairman of the Board, we're going to require him to wear shoes to the meetings. Eli Vickers, Jr., was, obviously, like many men of his day who were more concerned with "what they were, that what they wore."
SOURCE: "Wiley Vickers, Pioneer of Coffee County" by Jessie H. & Delma [Wilson] Paulk .... pg. 48


  More About Eli S. Vickers, Jr.:
Burial: Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA
Occupation: Banker, farmer, Store owner

  More About Lucinda "Lucy" Lott:
Burial: Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA

  x.   Matilda Vickers, born October 20, 1851 in Irwin Co., GA; died February 16, 1923 in Douglas, Coffee Co., GA; married Daniel P. Lott 1871; born June 26, 1848 in Atkinson Co., GA; died March 25, 1912 in Douglas, Coffee Co., GA.
  More About Matilda Vickers:
Burial: Morman [Cumorah] Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA

  More About Daniel P. Lott:
Burial: Morman [Cumorah] Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., GA




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