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Lucius Horace Featherston

Male 1814 - 1886  (71 years)


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  • Name Lucius Horace Featherston  [1
    Born 09 Jun 1814  Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Anecdote Abt 1836  [1
    • Lucius Horace Featherston was born in Tennessee, but moved to Columbus,Georgia, as a young man, where he went into business with his brotherEdward. He later moved to Franklin, in Heard County, Georgia, where hemet and married Maria Ann Tompkins, daughter of Nicholas Tompkins andCatherine Griffin Leverett. He was admitted to the bar in Heard County,and represented that county in the Georgia Legislature. He served inthe Seminole Indian war of 1836-1843 and was made Brigadier General ofthe State Militia. He also served as Judge of the Superior Court of hisCircuit from 1863 to 1867. He furnished three sons, Charles Nicholas,Giles Winfield, and Lucius Horace, to the Confederate Army. Hisbrother, Winfield Scott Featherston, was a Brigadier General in theConfederate Army, who lived in Corinth, Mississippi, after the CivilWar. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1877, followingwhich Georgia was re-admitted to the Union. In December 1869, he movedto Newnan Ga., where he was one of the prominent members of the Newnanbar. He was noted to be a staunch Democrat., and a member of theMethodist church.

      From his obituary in the Newnan Herald of 1886:
      To the legal profession it would be no revelation to affirm that a moreupright layer, a purer gentleman never lived. Judge Buchanan, R. S.Burgh, Judge J. S. Bigby, J. B. S. Davis, Samuel Freeman, W. A. Turner,H. A. Hall, W. Y. Atkinson, P. F. Smith, bore testimony that his recordas a soldier was spotless, as a judge he was kind and just, as a lawyerhe was able and honest, as a citizen his character was worthy ofemulation.

      The Last Will and Testament of Lucius H. Featherston was written 17February 1885 and proved 6 January 1886 in Newnan, Coweta County,Georgia Coweta County and State of Georgia


      Although George Cuttino did not comment on it, L. H. Featherston’smarriage to Maria Tompkins brought him into the family of one of therichest men in the county. Nicholas Tompkins held 62 slaves and owned8,000 acres of land valued at $50,000. His productions for 1860 included90 bales of cotton and 3,000 bushels of corn. He had moved to PutnamCo., and then to Troup Co. about 1830 and settled on land now within thebounds of Heard Co. He served during the Seminole War, holding acommission as major. He also served as a soldier in the war with Mexico.He married first Catherine Griffin Leverett, daughter of ThomasLeverett, a Baptist minister, and Mary Griffin, born 25 July 1794, died10 May 1836, near Franklin, Ga. 61
      Nicholas Tompkins, our grandfather married the first time, KatharineGriffen Leverette, a daughter of Thomas Leverette, a Baptist minister.62They had six children, five daughters and one son, viz: Giles S., MariaAnn, Mary Ellen, Sarah, Katharine, and Emily Eubanks. Nicholas Tompkinsmarried and settled in Putnam Co., Ga., and after living there twentyyears he moved to Heard Co. & died there.

      56 Wilson, James G. and Fiske, John. Appleton’s Cyclopedia of AmericanBiography. (New York: Appleton & Co., 1887-1889.) 2:424. Cited inFeatherston Findings 14:12, 1994. Also located athttp://www.famousamericans.net/winfieldscottfeatherston/html. Accessed28 Aug 2006.
      57 Tusa, Bobs M. 8 Nov 2004. Located athttp://www.lib.usm.edu/~archives/mo41.htm. Accessed 28 August 2006.
      58 Cuttino, George P.
      59 Jones, M. G., and Reynolds, L. Coweta County Chronicles for OneHundred Years. (Atlanta, Stein Printing Co., 1928.) p. 273.
      60 Coweta Co., Ga., Will Book C:6.
      61 Eller, Lynda S. Heard County, Georgia. A History of its People.(Hughley, Ala.: Genealogical Press, 1980,) p. 241.
      62 Among the papers collected by George Cuttino were some describing theTompkins family. The citation is from a letter from what appears tobe a Mrs. Marks to the typist, whom I assume to be Zerlina CatherinePeddy, eldest daughter of L. H. Featherston and Maria Tompkins, and
      grandmother to George Cuttino. Copies are in possession of my father inAugust 2006.
      63 All information from Cuttino, George P. Ancestors and Descendants ofJudge L. H. Featherston. Featherston Findings 9:9-11, 1992. Accessed 27May 2003.
    Reference Number 59159 
    Will 17 Feb 1885  United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • I, Lucius H. Featherston of the County and State aforesaid being of soundand disposing mind and memory and knowing that life is uncertain andthat death is certain and being and being desirous of disposing of theproperty that I have been permitted by a kind providence to accumulatein this life do now make and publish this as my last will and Testamentand by it do hereby revoke all others heretofore by me made.
      Item 1st: My immortal Spirit I surrender to the all wise and mercifulGod who gave it, trusting and believing that my sins have been forgivenand hardened by the atonement made by his son our God and Savior JesusChrist and I direct that my body be buried in a decent andChristian-like manner.
      Item 2nd: I give and devise to my beloved wife for and during hernatural life or widowhood the lands I at this time reside on known as myresidence and composed of fifty and five eights of acres in theSouthwest corner of lot No. Fifty Seven (57) and the same number ofacres in the Southeast corner of lot No. Fifty Eight (58) both in theFifth (5) District of said County and State and in making saidsettlement one hundred one and one fourth acres and located one mileNorth of the Courthouse in Newnan in said County and on the road leadingto old town of Campbellton.
      Item 3rd: I give and devise to my beloved wife for & during her naturallife or widowhood, all of the personal property consisting of thehousehold and kitchen furniture, stock, of all kinds and all the toolsand implements that I own and possess that are at my death used on saidfarm.
      Item 4th: I will and devise all of the property mentioned in the secondand third items of this will (illegible) be used and enjoyed by my wifeas a (illegible) for herself and my daughter Sallie M., who is at thistime a femme sole or unmarried woman & that the rents, profits andissues of said lands & the use of said personal property be used andenjoyed by my said wife and my said daughter for a support andmaintenance as long as they remain unmarried, but should my saiddaughter marry then in that event it is my will that my said wife be thesole owner of all of said real and personal property as long as shelives or remains unmarried.
      Item 5th: Should my wife die or while in this life be so simple as tomarry again, then it is my will that all of said property be sold by myExecutors either at public or at private sale according to theirdiscretion and the proceeds of said sales be equally divided among allmy children share and share alike with the restrictions and limitationsas are hereinafter set forth & detailed.
      Item 6th: Should my said daughter Sallie marry before my wife dies ormarries again, then it is my will that my wife give to Sallie householdfurniture equal in value to that we have given to my two other daughterswhen they married.
      Item 7th: I will and direct that my Executors sell at public or privatesale at their discretion all of the remainder of my property both real &personal and mixed and collection of the debts due me and from theproceeds of the sales and collection of the debts & money on hand at mydeath I direct that all my just debts be paid in full and the remainderbe equally divided between my children share and share alike (with therestrictions and limitations as hereinafter set forth,) except that Igive as special legacies, to wit, to my daughter Sallie four hundred($400) Dollars, to my daughter Zerlina C. Peddy two hundred ($200)Dollars, to my daughter Mary Emma Wright Two hundred ($200) Dollarswhich special legacies are given to each one of my said daughters asthat sum or amount more than an equal share of my estate.
      Item 8th: The share that each of my sons would be entitled to out of myentire estate when distributed, I will and devise said share in Trust totheir lawful children and hereby appoint each one of my sons the Trusteeaforesaid.
      Item 9th: Should any one or more of my sons die having lawful childrento survive them or him, then in that event I will and devise that theshare he received from my entire estate be held and used and enjoyed byhim or them as trust property during his or their lifetime and I herebygive them or him the right and power to dispose of said Trust share orproperty by and to any one or more of my children or Heirs at law orGrandchildren as he or they will or desire or may think proper to give,and I appoint my executors to hold the lawful titles to said Trustproperty mentioned in this the 9th item of my will.
      Item 10th: I appoint my sons Charles N. and William my executors tocarry out and execute this my last will and Testament to carry out andexecute this my last will and testament which has been written by myselfand freely and voluntarily made and published and I do hereby signexecute publish and declare this the said (illegible) last will andTestament which I do in the presence of the attesting witnesses and theyby my request subscribe it in my presence and in the presence of eachother. Witnessed and executed, 17 Feby 1885.
      Lucius H. Featherston
      John W. Powell Geo. H. Carmical
      B. H. Wright C. F. Hollis
      W. A. Dent Daniel Swint
      Georgia, Coweta County
      Ordinary Office, Jany 8, 1886.
      Before the undersigned, the Ordinary of said County in person came B. H.Wright and David Swint who being sworn depose and say that we, to wit,the 17th deceased, requested John W. Powell, W. A. Dent, Geo. H.Carmical, C. F. Hollis, and deponents to witness the execution by him,the said L. H. Featherston, of the writing hereto attached as his lastwill; that he the said Featherston then and in the presence of the saidnamed witnesses signed, declared and published said paper and writing ashis said will, that the said witnesses thereupon at his request and inhis presence and in the presence of each other severally inscribed theirnames to said paper as such witnesses and their several signatures andthat of the Testator thereto are genuine. The deponents further say thatthe said L. H. Featherston at the time and in the execution of saidpaper was of sound mind and executed the same freely & voluntarily.
      Sworn to & Subscribed before me in the day first aforesaid, W. H.Persons,
      Ordinary.
      B . H. Wright, Daniel Swint
      Recorded Feb. 16, 1886 W. H. Persons, Ordinary
    Died 04 Jan 1886  Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Aft 04 Jan 1886  Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I59159  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2016 

    Father Charles Featherston,   b. 06 Nov 1771, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1852, Heard, Franklin County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Lucy Pitts,   b. 28 Mar 1775, Caroline County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1853, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1794  Powhatan County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F17492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Ann Tompkins,   b. 05 Jan 1819, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1898, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1836  Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Zerlina Catherine Featherston,   b. 20 Apr 1838, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1927, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Charles Nicholas Featherston,   b. 25 Oct 1839, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1909, Seattle, King County, Washington, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. John Henry Featherston,   b. 23 Jan 1842, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1920, Pitts, Wilcox County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Giles Winfield Featherston,   b. 10 Jun 1842, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1905, Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Lucius Horace Featherston,   b. 25 Aug 1844, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1912, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Edward Pitts Featherston,   b. 05 Nov 1846, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1882, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     7. Sarah Maria Featherston,   b. 03 May 1851, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1895, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     8. William Steagall Featherston,   b. 27 Sep 1853, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1932, Atlanta, De Kalb County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Mary Emma Featherston,   b. 10 Feb 1856, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1945, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     10. Thomas Middleton Featherston,   b. 27 Mar 1858, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1874, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     11. Anne Elizabeth Featherston,   b. 05 Apr 1860, Franklin County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1870, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     12. Joseph Ernest Featherston,   b. 23 Mar 1863, Franklin County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1933, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F17491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Lucius Horace Featherston Letter to Son Giles Winfield; Page 4
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    Lucius Horace Featherston Letter to Son Giles Winfield; Page I
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    Lucius Horace Featherston Letter to Son Giles Winfield; Page 2
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    Lucius Horace Featherston Letter to Son Giles Winfield; Page 3
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    Lucius Horace Featherston Letter to Son Giles Winfield; Page 5
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    Lucius Horace Featherston Letter to Son Giles Winfield; Page 6

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    Lucius Horace Featherston 1814-1886
    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Newnan
    Coweta County
    Georgia, USA
    Gravestone
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    Lucius Horace Featherston 1814-1886
    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Newnan
    Coweta County
    Georgia, USA

  • Sources 
    1. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014).