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OBITUARY - Thomas L. Macon - with Yancey connections

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OBITUARY - Thomas L. Macon - with Yancey connections

Posted: 1190815934000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Yancey
[I believe this to be the same Thomas L. Macon who married Mary Barbara Jennings Yancey in 1851 in Campbell Co., VA (Mary daughter of Joel Yancey who md Elizabeth Macon) - she (Mary) died two years later in 1853. Also note T. L. Macon had a daughter - Eugenia Macon who married William Tudor Yancey Jr. It would seem T. L. Macon married one Mary R. Dougherty sometime after his 1st wife's death.]

Lynchburg News, 10 March 1910, p.10 c.5


New Orleans Man Who Began Career as Lawyer in Lynchburg

Charlottesville, VA, March 8 – (Special) – A telegram received here today announces the death, in New Orleans, of Colonel T. L. Macon, a brother of L. S Macon, Mrs. A. M. Clarke and Miss Julia Macon, of "Tufton," this county, and Mrs. L. T. Hanckel, of this city.

Colonel Macon was born in New Kent county, Va, August 19, 1828, a lineal descendant of Nathaniel Macon, a statesman of the early days of the republic. After leaving the University of Virginia in 1849 he engaged in the practice of law at Lynchburg, Va. In 1852 he went to New Orleans to conduct a cotton compress warehouse. When the Civil War broke out he entered the service of the State as major of a regiment of the local defense troops, but when New Orleans surrendered to Farragut he hastened to the front and was assigned to duty as aide-de-camp on the staff of General Harry T Hays, commanding the First Louisiana Brigade, attached to the Army of Northern Virginia. A splendid horseman, with a frame capable of the severest trials of endurance, over six feet in statue and weighing 225 pounds of when not an ounce was surplus flesh, he was a staff officer with few equals and won a high place in regard of his gallant chief, and considerable distinction in the bloody battles of Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. During the Maryland campaign he was a voluntary aide on the staff of General A. R. Wright, commanding a Georgia brigade, and in this service showed such fine executive ability and capability for mastering details that at the close of the Pennsylvania campaign he was assigned to duty in the collection of tax-in-kind under Major Bacon. He was soon promoted to assistant quartermaster for the State of Georgia, in which service he remained until the close of the war. After the war Colonel Macon returned to New Orleans, and entered the real estate business, with which he has been identified for over forty years. He was a member of the Boston Club, one of the most prominent social organizations of New Orleans. He leaves three children – Thomas L. Macon, Jr, of New Orleans, M. S. Macon, of Chicago, and Mrs. W. T. Yancey, of Bedford City, Va.

The remains of Colonel Macon will be brought to Charlottesville for interment.

The Atlanta Constitution–23 January 1874
MACON–Died, in this city, January 22d, 1874, Mrs. Mary R. Macon, wife of T. L. Macon, Esq. of New Orleans, and daughter of late William Dougherty of this city.
Her funeral will take place tomorrow, January 24th from the residence of Mrs Overby, Marietta Street, at 10:30 a.m.. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

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