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Chambliss of Monroe County By Jeannette Holland Austin

Joel Chambliss
Joel Chambliss Joel Edgar Chambliss was born on 20 Nov 1850 in Bolingbroke, Monroe Co., Georgia. He descends from the Chambliss family of Prince George County, Virginia who came from England ca 1630. Joel was buried in May 1918 in Smith Cemetery, Brent, Monroe Co., Georgia. He died on 21 May 1918 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia. Joel Edgar Chambliss resided at Bolingbroke, a small community in Monroe Co. At the turn of the century he removed his family to Atlanta. In the summertime, he and his wife would take the children to his wife's parents plantation in Monroe Co., located at Brent, near Forsyth. They are both buried at the old Smith Family Cemetery at Brent. The plantation house on this site was torn down about 1930 and is now being used as farmland. The old Davis Smith house was a typical two story structure with square columns supporting the front porch. A lane of cedar trees led a path to the house.Subscribers of can see the full genealogy of the Chambliss Family of Virginia (traced to ca 1630) and Georgia on Georgia Pioneers
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Bachlott, John Rudolph, son of Richard and Emily (Rudolph) Bachlott, was born in St. Mary's, Ga. (Camden Co.) on 12 Feb 1860 where he later became a merchant. His grandfather was John Bachlott, a large slaveholder and planter who also operated a large tannery. His father was a carpenter and steamboat captain before the War Between the States. Source: Memoirs of Georgia (1895), Camden Co. Sketches.

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