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George Washington McLarty, Sr.

Aug. 30, 1804 - Jan. 15, 1885

Born:  August 30, 1804, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Death:  January 15, 1885, Dallas, GA

Age: 80
Married:  Charity Bates McLarty on January 24, 1833 
Military Service:  LT Co. D, 7th GA Infantry Confederate Army                           

In 1855, George was one of three representing the Dark Corner district for the Democratic Party of Campbell County.

Military History: 
George was a private on May 4, 1861
He was elected to Jr. 2nd Lieutenant in February 1862
His commission expired on May 12, 1862 

He requested Presidential Pardon Sept. 25, 1865

George was among the residents who gathered to organize a Seymour and Blair political club.
The 1870 US Federal Census reports that George is a farmer in Dark Corner, Campbell County, Georgia. 
Affectionately referred to as Uncle George, he received a thank you in the local paper for peaches.
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The Paulding New Era, Dallas, Georgia, July 11, 1884
Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Aug. 26, 1868
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George has two headstones: his original above and a second erected by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. 

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George's obituary in the Paulding New Era, Dallas, Georgia, Jan. 16, 1885
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George's obituary appeared in the Carroll Free Press (June 23, 1885)

Georgia's Obituary

                      Death of Uncle George McLarty
     George W. McLarty was born in Mecklenburg County, N. C., the 30th day of August, 1804, and died in Dallas, Paulding County, GA., January 15th, 1885, at 4 o'clock a. m., aged eighty years, four months and sixteen days.

     He came to Georgia in the year 1832, and settled four miles west of what was then Skin Chestnut, but now Douglasville. He lived at the place for forty-one years, moving from there to Dallas, where he lived til his death. 

     On January 24th 1833, he married Miss Charity Bates, of Gwinnett County, with whom he lived happily for fifty years, surviving her only about two years. This union was blessed with eleven children - six sons and five daughters - six of whom - five sons and one daughter, together with his faithful companion - proceeded him across the dark river. 

     When about twenty-one years of age he joined the Presbyterian church, and lived a consistent Christian life to the day of his death, having been a church member for sixty years. There being no Presbyterian church in the vicinity of the place where he settled after coming to Georgia, and his wife being a Methodist, he united himself with the M. E. church South, and ever afterwards was a member of that church. 

     He had been a member of the Masonic lodge for about forty years having joined the lodge at old Villa Rica when that lodge was first organized. 

     In all the relations of life he was a noble man, and one whose example could be followed with profit by the rising generation. 

     His last illness was of five weeks and five days' duration. To the last he retained the possession of all his faculties and realized that the end was near and calmly awaited the final summons, expressing by word and manner his faith in receiving the reward vouchsafed to those who had faith over the few things of earth. 

     During his last hours he was surrounded by his children, and he expressed his gratitude at being permitted to die in the midst of his children. 

     He will be buried at the old family burying ground, at Old Villa Rica, today with Masonic honors. 

Another Obituary

     George W. McLarty died at his home in Dallas at 4 oclock last Thursday morning, was buried at the graveyard in the Old Town with Masonic honors on Saturday. He lived to the advanced age of eighty years, and for many years well known throughout this vicinity, having lived in what is known as Dark Corner of Campbell, now Douglas County, until a few years ago, when he sold his farm and after a few years settled in Dallas. He has spent much of his time in Villa Rica, where he had children living. He raised a large family of children, several of whom, together with his wife, have proceeded him to the grave. 

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News of George's passing also appeared in the Carroll County Times (June 23, 1885)

Charity G. [Bates] McLarty

Born:  January 12, 1813
Death:  October 25, 1882, Villa Rica, Georgia
Age: 69
Married:  George W. McLarty on January 24, 1833

Jan. 12, 1813 - Oct. 25, 1882


  • Dr. Walter Archibald McLarty
    1852 - 1881


  • Emma Catherine McLarty Gann
    1853 - 1929


  • Harriet J McLarty

  • John Newton McLarty

  • Mary Elizabeth McLarty

  • James M. McLarty
    1818 - 1874


  • Julia Ann McLarty Douthit
    1833 - 1905


  • George Washington McLarty, Jr.
    1840 - 1864
    Pvt., Co. C, 30th GA Infantry
    Buried in Columbus, Ohio


  • Dr. Thomas Anthony "Mack" McLarty
    1844 - 1902
    Pvt., Co. C, 30th GA Infantry


  • Josephine Elizabeth McLarty Mable
    1848 - 1892


  • Jane Matilda McLarty Roberts
    1850 - 1914


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Charity and George had 11 children. Those in bold are buried at Old Town with their parents.

George's headstone is on the left, and Charity is on the right, with her footstone in the foreground.

James Madison McLarty

July 10, 1846 - Oct. 14, 1874

Born: July 10, 1846, Georgia
Death: October 14, 1874, Villa Rica, Georgia
Age: 28
Married: Mattie Lou Rainwater
Military Service: Pvt Co. B, 4th Regiment GA Reserves

  • On May 10, 1864, in Atlanta, he enlisted in the Confederate States of America military.
  • 1870 US Federal Census reports James living in Dark Corner, Campbell County, Georgia.
James McLarty
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His muster roll card lists James as 17 years old, 5'7'', fair complexion, black eyes and dark hair. 
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James' footstone
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Appointment to postmaster for Chapel Hill, March 27, 1872.
James' death was reported by two newspapers.
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Rome Tri-Weekly Courier, Rome, Georgia, Oct. 24, 1874
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The Daily Constitutionalist, Atlanta, Georgia, Oct. 22, 1874

Jan. 26, 1848 - Sept. 13, 1892

Dr. Walter Archibald McLarty

Jan. 26, 1852 - Nov. 1, 1881

Born:  January 26, 1852
Death:  November 1, 1881 
Age: 29

Married: Sarah E. McLarty

The 1880 US Federal Census lists Walter as a dentist in Douglasville, Georgia.
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Walter's death was reported in The Marietta Journal, Marietta, Georgia, Nov. 17, 1881.
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