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Elijah Allen Rich, Sr.[1, 2]

Male 1880 - 1936


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  27 May 1880  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  7 Jun 1880  , Lower Spring Creek, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1) Augustus M. Rich, head, white male age 43, farmer, born in GA, parents born in GA
      2) Malinda Rich, wife, white female age 35, keeps house, born in GA, parents born in SC
      3) Josiah Rich, son, single white male age 8, born in GA, cannot read or write
      4) Mary I. Rich, daughter, single white female age 6, born in GA, cannot read or write
      5) Maleria Rich, son, single white male age 4, born in GA
      6) Elijah A. Rich, son, single white male age 1 month, born in GA
    Census: Federal  15 Apr 1910  , Graceville, Jackson County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1) Elija Rich, head, white male age 29, married 12 years, born in GA, parents born in GA, barber, barber shop, pays rent
      2) Ida Rich, wife, white female age 29, mother of 8, 4 living, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Mattie Lou Rich, daughter, white female age 8, born in GA, attended school
      4) Emory Rich, son, white male age 7, born in GA, attended school
      5) Winnie Ree Rich, daughter, white female age 5, born in GA
      6) Baby Rich, son, white male age 1 10/12, born in GA
    World War I Service Draft Registration  12 Sep 1918  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Name: Elijah Allen Rich
      Address: R. A., Bainbridge, GA
      Age & Date of Birth: 38; May 27, 1880
      Race: white
      US Citizen: Natural born
      Place of Birth: Bainbridge, GA
      Occupation: farmer
      Nearest Living Relative: wife, Ida Rich, R. A., Bainbridge, GA
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: Caucasian
      Prior Military Service: None
      Height: Medium
      Build: Medium
      Eyes: Blue
      Hair: Brownish
      Loss of Limbs: No
      Date of Registration: 12 Sep 1918
    Census: Federal  2 Feb 1920  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1) E. A. Rich, head, white male age 39, born in GA, drives a tractor, rents a farm
      2) Ida Rich, wife, white female age 38, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Emory Rich, son, single white male age 17, born in GA, attended school
      4) Everett Rich, son, single white male age 11, born in GA, attended school
      5) Infant Rich, daughter, single white female age 2 months, born in GA
    Census: Federal  10 Apr 1930  Fleming Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1) Elijah Rich, head, white male age 49, married at 42, born in GA, parents born in GA, grocery store clerk, rents a house
      2) Bennie Rich, wife, white female age 29, married at 22, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Irene Rich, daughter, single white female age 10, born in GA, attended school
      4) Ida B. Rich, daughter, single white female age 5, born in GA
      5) Minnie Lee Rich, daughter, single white female age 4, born in GA
      6) Willie P. Rich, son, single white male age 2, born in GA
    Died  6 Dec 1936  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Buried  7 Dec 1936  Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary  10 Dec 1936  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • Funeral Services Held Monday for Elijah Rich

      Funeral services were held Monday morning for Elijah Rich, age 56, who died Sunday, December 5th [Note: Sunday was actually on the 6th] at his home.

      The deceased who is well known in Bainbridge, and Decatur county, having been employed in the county court house, is survived by his wife, Bennie Rich, seven daughters, Mrs. Mattie Lou Parker, of Orlando, Fla.; Misses Irene, Ida Bell, Annie Lee, Willie Pearl, Frances and Mary Jane; Also three sons survive him. Emory, Everett, and Elijah, Jr.

      The services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Matthews, being assisted by Rev. H. W. Sullivan, at the Bethel church. Interment following in the Bethel Cemetery.

      The following served as active pall bearers: Messrs. A. Pyle, W. T. Ward, W. F. Emanuel, Idus Lynn, Ben Eason, and H. F. Hart. Honorary pallbearers were: Messrs. A. E. Smith, J. H. Emanuel, H. J. Rhames, W. M. Griffin, J. R. Lynn, W. F. Dennard, Ben Kirbo and J. M. Valentine. Player Funeral Home in charge.
    Name  Lige 
    Occupation  grocery store clerk 
    Person ID  I962  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2011 

    Father  Augustus Miles Rich,   b. 17 Sep 1843, , , Early (now Miller) County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1911, , Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Melinda Elizabeth Griffin,   b. 26 Feb 1845, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1886, , Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  24 Dec 1867  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F41  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Ida Frances McCann,   b. 8 Sep 1881, , Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1921, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Aug 1897  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11
    Children 
     1. Mattie Lou Rich,   b. 16 Nov 1900, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Emory M. Rich,   b. 17 Apr 1902, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1996, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Winnie Rea Rich,   b. 1904, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, , Graceville, Jackson County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Everett Sam Rich,   b. 13 Jun 1908, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1976, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Irene Rich,   b. 21 Jan 1920, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1998, , Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Dec 2005 
    Family ID  F371  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Bennie Lou Parker,   b. 16 Aug 1900, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  26 Nov 1922  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
     6. Living
    Last Modified  9 Aug 2005 
    Family ID  F372  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 May 1880 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 7 Jun 1880 - , Lower Spring Creek, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Aug 1897 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 15 Apr 1910 - , Graceville, Jackson County, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWorld War I Service Draft Registration - 12 Sep 1918 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 2 Feb 1920 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Nov 1922 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 10 Apr 1930 - Fleming Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1936 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Dec 1936 - Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Post-Searchlight - 10 Dec 1936 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Decatur County, Georgia - Past and Present 1823-1991, Decatur County Historical Society, compiler, (Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division, 1991), 351.

    2. [S128] notes from 1968 Rich Family Reunion in Tallahassee, FL, Pete and Jean Rich, (written correspondence with attendees: original papers in possession of Jean Downs Rich Murray).

    3. [S28] Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, near Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, joint grave marker for Elijah Allen and Ida F. McCann Rich, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 19 Nov 2005.

    4. [S1437] 1880 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T9, roll 143, Lower Spring Creek, enumeration district (ED) 19, p. 280C, dwelling 91, family 109, Augustus M. Rich household, accessed 6 Jul 2008, 6 Jul 2008.

    5. [S1370] 1910 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Florida, Jackson County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 163, Graceville-Precinct 14, enumeration district (ED) 55, p. 119A, dwelling 5, family 5, Elija Rich household, accessed 2 Jul 2008, 2 Jul 2008.

    6. [S208] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital images, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), card for Elijah Allen Rich; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication 1557024, precinct 513, Decatur, GA.

    7. [S1251] 1920 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), E. A. Rich household, Militia District 513, district 31, dwelling 226, family 229, page 11B; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T625, roll 248.

    8. [S1716] 1930 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 350, Fleming Road, district 3, enumeration district (ED) 3, sheet 10B, dwelling 244, family 245, Elijah Rich household, accessed 10 Jan 2011, 10 Jan 2011.

    9. [S15] "Georgia Deaths, 1919-98," subscription database, Ancestry.com, Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, (www.ancestry.com), entry for Elijah A. Rich, certificate 33691.

    10. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Mr. Elijah Rich, box 177, vol. 22. no. 33, Thursday, 10 Dec 1936, p. 1.

    11. [S368] "Decatur County Georgia Marriage Records, 1824 - 1945," database, Decatur County, Georgia Rootsweb, Jordan Dodd, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~gadecatu/Marriage/surindex.html), marriage of Elija Rich & Ida McCann, 27 Aug 1897, D-422.

    12. [S368] "Decatur County Georgia Marriage Records, 1824 - 1945," database, Decatur County, Georgia Rootsweb, Jordan Dodd, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~gadecatu/Marriage/surindex.html), marriage of E. A. Rich & Bennie Lou Parker, 26 Nov 1922, H-582.

    13. [S25] Decatur County, Georgia - Past and Present 1823-1991, Decatur County Historical Society, compiler, (Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division, 1991), 352.