Big Mike's Ancestors Veterans of the Civil War.
John Oliver Brown, Sr.
b: 11-17-1825 in Sampson Co., North Carolina
d: 1902 in Fayette Co., Georgia
Burial: I'm trying to find out...
Married: Rachel Ward 10-25-1849 in Fayette County, GA
John Oliver Brown, Sr. enlisted in the 20th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Company G on January 28, 1863. He received an honorable discharge on August 31,
1863 in Liberty Mill, Virginia due to dropsy. Records indicate that he may have lived in Muscogee Co., GA at the time of his enlistment in the Confederate army
but he was married in Fayette, County, GA and later lived in Fayette County, GA.


Richard Loyal Farr
b: 4-6-1839 in Fayette Co., Georgia
d: 2-8-1921 in Clay Co., Alabama
Burial: Old Providence Methodist Church Cemetery at N 33.229289, W 85.750839.
Married: Nancy C McCune About 1858
Minerva Annie Eliza Lovvorn 6-29-1893
Richard Loyal Farr enlisted in 30th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Company H
(later Company G after reorganization) on August 24, 1862. Admitted 11-1-1863
to Bell Hospital in Rome, GA.




William Danville Banks
b: 9-28-1843
d: 10-25-1927 in Fayette Co., Georgia
Burial: Ebenezer Church Cemetery at N 33.4127, W 84.5323
Married: Martha Lutitia Stephens 9-21-1865
Samantha Morgan 3-25-1923
William Danville Banks enlisted in the 44th Georgia Regiment, Company G on March 4, 1862.






Jonathan Slaton
b: 1824 in Anderson County, South Carolina
d: Before 1900 in Tyrone, Fayette County, Georgia
Burial: Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., GA. at N 33.47455, W 84.59656.
Married: Elizabeth Page 10-25-1845
Elizabeth T. Dunn 8-12-1865
Back left, Richard Loyal Farr, back right, Thomas Newton Farr (white
moustache), front right John Hayes Farr alongside his wife Mary
Amanda Thomas Farr, c. 1917 (click photo for larger image).
Reunion of Fayette County Civil War veterans
(click photo for larger image).
Jonathan Slaton served in the 20th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company F. This company
was recruited from Perry and Bibb Counties in Alabama and it is uncertain why Jonathan
would have gone so far from home to enlist. However, his enlistment is confirmed by several
sources. First, his name clearly appears on the muster roll of the 20th. Secondly, his
pension and disability application reflects the same. Finally, his headstone shows this as
well. On June 22, 1863, he was wounded during the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi by the
explosion of a shell. Fragments of the shell struck him in and below the left eye, causing the
loss of sight in that eye. This occurred while he was serving in Company F of the 20th
Alabama Infantry Regiment under the command of Colonel Edmund W. Pettus. Pettus’
brigade was serving as a part of the 3rd Brigade under the command of Brig. General S.D.
Lee. Lieutenant Uriah B. Dobbins attested to the wound.