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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

This page was updated April 26, 2014

WILLIAM SPENCER AMMONS SR *CSA*

1846-1923

william ammons

 

William Spencer Ammons, b. March 26, 1846 d. June 1, 1923, m. Gatsey Highsmith daughter of Henry Highsmith and Ellender. Ellen Gatsey was b. October 31, 1844, d. June 15, 1907. William and Gatsey are buried in Ammons-Warner Cemetery near Atkinson. Their children are:

 

1) Henry E. Ammons, b. November 24, 1868 d. 1942, m. Lydia Jane Lyens m. Jan. 13, 1892, daughter of Benjamin Isaac Lyens & Celestia Hesterann Rowell, Lydia was b. Apr. 17, 1876, d. July 25, 1929. William & Lydia are buried in Ammons-Warner Cemetery.

 

2) John B. Ammons, b. April 30, 1870

 

3) James Marion "Jim" Ammons, b. February 10, 1872 d. December 30, 1946 m. Addie L. Linker b. Nov. 26, 1888, d. Aug. 15, 1948, daughter of Siro Calvin Linker and Adeline Drury, Henry and Addie are buried in Ammons-Warner Cemetery.

 

4) Riley M. Ammons, May 9, 1874

 

5) Mary E. Ammons, October 25, 1876

 

6) Charles R. Ammons, b. March 9, 1878

 

7) Gatsey E. Ammons, b. June 10, 1881

 

8) Willie S. Ammons, b. February 24, 1883 m. Ella Strickland

 

9) Joseph L. Ammons, b. August 15, 1887

 

William Ammons enlisted February 5, 1864 as a Private in Co. G, 4th (Clinch's) Georgia Cavalry Confederate States Army, was surrendered at Tallahassee , Florida . May 10, 1865 and was paroled at Thomasville , Ga. May 24, 1865.


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