Born January 11, 1815
Died March 12, 1859
Henrietta Bond Nelson
Born February 21, 1828
Died January 20, 1896
Born March 12, 1858
Died August 3, 1901
The Death of Little Mary Marsh.An article in the same paper one year later describes the monument erected for Little Mary: "A handsome upright monument, ordered by Mr. MARSH, has just been completed at Charleston, S.C. It is an elegantly polished piece of Italian marble, with its edges chamfered, and enriched with an ivy vine with berries cut thereon, and surmounted by an urn enwreathed in immortelles. The stone springs from a marble base, which is set in a ground stone of brown freestone. The obverse of the monument bears an appropriate inscription."
Full Particulars by one of the Troupe.
MACON, Geo. Jan. 31.
FRIEND GRAY: Knowing how much interest you have always taken in our little children and especially in the pet of the company, "Little Mary," I thought I would let you know about the horrible accident which caused her death. On Wednesday night last, after the first act of the "Naiad Queen," Mary, in her blightsome glee ran tripping across the stage so near a candle that the flare of it caught the bottom of her fairy dress, and in a moment she was a mass of flame. Her mother and Georgiana were instantly by her side, but she was literally a ball of fire, and in their efforts to smother the flame were themselves badly burned. Poor little Mary screamed terrifically and the house was in frightful commotion. It was soon all over with her. She died the next afternoon.
Her poor father and mother are almost distracted, but we are all comforted with the hope that she is where suffering and death are known no more.
She died with the name of "Mother" on her lips, and with the prayers of all her little companions in her behalf.
Yours, as ever, ____ .
Mr. MARSH, the father of MARY, in an obituary notice of her, truly remarks:
"Mary was a model for the whole Troupe, both on and off the stage; she was the ground work on which our Troupe was founded. Her modest deportment towards and affection for her friends and enemies, won all hearts."
|"Naiad Queen" playbill. Little|
Mary performed the part of Idex.
|Gilbert L. Licette (1872-1909),|
Son of Sarah.
|Capt. A. L. Moore (1849-1940),|
Son-in-law of Sarah.
|Ida L. Moore (1859-1928),|
Daughter of Sarah.
|Mattie Parnell (1841-1913),|
Sister of Sarah.
Died at his residence in Crawford county, on the 11th instant, in the 56th year of his age, William Zeigler. He was born in Edgefield District, S.C., whence he removed to Crawford co. GA, in 1827, where he remained engaged in agriculture to the time of his death.Since William Zeigler's will was also transcribed and donated to USGenWeb, we are able to read what the directions were for the vault in which his bones would repose: "My Body I direct my Executor hereafter to be appointed to dispose of in the following manner to wit -- To procure a patent Coffin (Fetche, Metalic or some other Patent Coffin of like nature). Let it be placed therein in a neat Christian Manner in a shroud of the neatest and best material. Let it there remain until the following preparations are made. Obtain a plat of ground in Rose Hill Cemetery Macon Ga -- sixteen feet square, as near the plat upon which is Erected the Monument to the late Oliver H. Prince & Lady as may be practicable. And erect thereon a vault of sufficient thickness to Guarantee its durability above the ground Plat, the ground having been first leveled -- to be supplied with a suitable Iron Door & proper & secure fastenings -- and arched roof made of the best brick and the best Workmanship. The whole of the said vault to be cemented with the best Hydraulic cement and the whole Plat to be surrounded with Iron paleings & proper Gates of Iron with security fastenings. The vault to be of sufficient size to admit the Coffin and persons to arrange it.
In his business habits he was very attentive and economical, whereby he was enabled in twenty-eight years to increase his capitol from ten thousand to three hundred thousand dollars; thus furnishing indubitable evidence that a farmer may become rich.
In his dealings he was strictly honest. In times of scarcity he would bid the rich and monied, who wished to buy provisions of him, to go to a distance and buy; that they had money and credit and could buy anywhere, and submit to the inconveniences and expense of transporting or carriage; that many of his neighbors had neither money nor credit, and that they must have corn and meat; thus he was a benefactor to the less fortunate. He never attached himself to any Church, but his faith was right. Over a year ago he remarked to the writer of this notice,
that he relied upon the mercy of his Maker, and hoped for salvation through the merit's of the Redeemer's blood.
For the information of distant relatives and friends, it is proper to remark, that his remains now rest in a temporary vault in Rose Hill Cemetery, in Macon, Ga., where they will remain until a permanent vault shall be completed according to his directions. He selected this place himself, while in life, from its peculiar fitness for the purpose intended. There let him rest in peace.
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.