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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

This page was updated April 28, 2014

JOHN HENRY SAPP - *CSA*

1837 - 1901

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John Henry Sapp, *CSA* was born March 7, 1837 in Appling County the son of Bartley Washington Sapp and Rachel "Rocksy Ann" Ritch Sapp.  He died on January 27, 1901 in Pierce County, Georgia. In 1860 he married Nancy Eason 1860 in Appling County, Georgia. She was born December 6, 1837 in Appling County, and died 1920. Both are buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Brantley County.

 

John Henry Sapp enlisted as a Private in Co. A, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, GA. STATE TROOPS, and subsequently  on April 18, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Co. K, 54th Regt. Ga. Inf. Pension records show he was at home on furlough at the close of war. He died at Hoboken, Ga. Jan. 27, 1901.

 

The children of John Henry and Nancy Eason were:

 

1) Jane Rilla Sapp, born 1861; married A. B. Crews in April 14, 1881, died 1910.

 

2) William Eason Sapp, born 1862; married Sophronia Hatcher.

 

3) Georgia Ann Sapp, born 1866, married James Washington Allen July 18, 1883, died May 13, 1940.

 

4) Prussia Malinda Sapp, born 1867, married John D. Dowling December 24, 1883.

 

5) Mary Electra Sapp, born 1869.

 

6) Bartley Washington Sapp, born 1872, died about 1886.

 

7) Owen George Sapp, born March 15, 1874, married Minnie Hall, died May 24, 1967.

 

8) Abraham Elisha "Deke" Sapp, born November 1875, married Mary Ann Raulerson in 1895, died August 11, 1932.

 

9) Arnett Sapp, born 1879, died young.

 

10) Emmitt Roberson Sapp, born November 7, 1879, married Emma Rilla Herrin February 14, 1900, died December 28, 1940.

Arnett is listed in the 1880 census and Emmitt is not listed. I believe the census taker mistakenly entered Arnett when the correct name was Emmitt.......Jerry Van Herrin.

 

Gaynell Sasser ordered this Confederate grave marker June 10, 2005. The grave marker arrived September 30, 2005. Jerry Van Herrin placed this marker on October 1, 2005.

 

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