05 July 2010

Aged Odd Fellow Died in Brunswick

While doing some research about Henry Bass Treadwell, who's final resting place is in the Central Avenue District of Rose Hill Cemetery, I found a short biography in a 1999 edition of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Patriot Ancestor Album. The following excerpt was submitted by Jane Joyner Hampton (GGD):
HENRY BASS TREADWELL...was born on Aug 2, 1830, in Richmond County, GA...Henry's brick mason skills must have been taught by his father, who was also a brick mason of some report. Henry became a lay minister in the Methodist Church and actively participated in this avocation throughout his life.

Henry married Martha Ann Holmes (May 29, 1830 - Sept 6, 1915), daughter of Joshua and Nancy Angle Holmes on Aug 5, 1849, in Muscogee County, GA. They left Eufaula [Alabama] and then moved to Bibb County, GA, where Henry joined the Franklin Lodge of the IOOF on March 3, 1854, in Macon, GA, and in 1850, Henry is listed as a member and trustee of the newly formed Methodist mission at First Street in Macon...

Children were: Mary E. b. 1851, d. Feb 8, 1860; Benjamin Franklin b. Oct 28, 1853, d. Feb 14, 1909; William Thomas b. Sept 7, 1854, d. unknown; James Henry b. Aug 1, 1858, d. May 24, 1860; Charles W. b. May 1860, d. Sept 27, 1865; Ella b. February 1863, d. March 6, 1866; Joseph W. b. 1864, d. Feb 2, 1866; Willie (female) b. March 13, 1866, d. Dec 9, 1925; Lee (female) b. March 13, 1866, d. Aug 28, 1908; John Jefferson b. Jan 18, 1872, d. July 13, 1948...

...On March 4, 1862, Henry re-enlisted at Macon, GA, as a private of Co D (Whittle Guard, 10 Batt GA Inf) and was paid a bounty of $50.00. On March 27, 1862, he was appointed chaplain...On Feb 19, 1864, he resigned as chaplain and was assigned the duty as superintendent of the Macon Armory and worked on government buildings...

...By 1870, the Treadwells had moved to Brunswick, GA, and living at 1901 F. Street.

Henry Bass Treadwell died on May 28, 1902, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery on May 29 with the funeral service conducted by the members of the IOOF Franklin Lodge of Macon. Martha continued to live in Brunswick until approximately 1908 when she came to Macon. She died Sept 6, 1915, while living at the Kings Daughter's Old Ladies Home in Vineville area of Macon and was buried beside her husband.
Here is an article from the 29 May 1902 edition of The Macon Telegraph announcing Henry's funeral:


Mr. H. B. Treadwell Will Be Buried Here Today

The remains of Mr. H. B. Treadwell arrived in the city yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from Brunswick, and will be interred in Rose Hill cemetery this morning at 10 o'clock. The funeral will occur from the First street Methodist church.

Mr. Treadwell was 72 years of age, and resided in Macon for a number of years. In 1876 he moved to Brunswick, where he has resided since.

Mr. Treadwell has been an Odd Fellow for the past forty-eight years. He joined the Franklin lodge of Macon on March 3, 1854, but on his removal to Brunswick he had his membership changed to the Seaport Lodge No. 68 of Brunswick. At the request of the Brunswick lodge and of Mr. Treadwell's family, the Franklin lodge will conduct the funeral services at the grave."

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