Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Family Group Record for John Linton Slay

John Linton Slay, son of William Sidney Slay and Honor Pelton Futch, served during the Civil War for his native state of Alabama.

He is noted on two istings as; 1st Battalion Artillery Co. E, Pvt. - 38th Alabama Infantry Inf. Co. C (Pvt.) He also served as a Pvt. in the 38th AL, the soldier in the 1st Battalion was a substitute for H. Moran. His name is listed on a roster in book, Southerners at War-The 38th Alabama Infantry Volunteers by Arthur E. Green as; pg. 314, "Slay, John L. Pvt. Co. C, Enlisted Apr 2, 1862 at Cherokee, Alabama by C.T. Ketchum. 1st muster near Fort Stoddard, Alabama, May 27, 1862. Discharged by the Medical Director at Mobile, Alabama."

After the war he moved to Mississippi. He was a farmer and served as a Justice of the Peace for Clarke County, Mississippi between 1867-1873. Linton, Mississippi, a small post office in the community was named after John Linton Slay, noted as a "respected citizen of the County."

John and Permelia had two sons, William Wyatt and Dolway Julian. Their son, William Wyatt and wife Rebecca Mayo Buckley had 16 children, all born in Linton, Mississippi. Each of the children had the middle name of "Linton", including the girls! Their son Julian Dolway, and wife Lucy Jane (Jenny) McLendon, had 11 children, all born in Clarke County, Mississippi - and each of them (including the girls) also carried their grandfather's middle name of "Linton." That makes an incredible legagy of John Linton Slay - and 27 grandchildren that carried his middle name!

John Linton Slay tombstone in Elim Cemetery reads;

"He took from him a world of care, an everlasting bliss to share."

Family Group Record:

Husband: John Linton Slay

Born: 1 Apr 1833 - Sumter County, Alabama
Christened:
Died: 3 Jul 1902 - Clarke County, Mississippi
Buried: - Elim Baptist Church Cemetery, Quitman, Clarke County,
Mississippi
Father: William Sidney Slay (1808-Between 1881)
Mother: Honor Pelton Futch (1814-Between 1851)
Marriage: 9 Aug 1854 Place: Choctaw, Alabama

Wife: Permelia Agnes Puckett
Born: 16 Oct 1839 - Alabama
Christened:
Died: 15 Nov 1914 - Clarke County, Mississippi
Buried: - Elim Baptist Church Cemetery, Quitman, Clarke County,
Mississippi
Father: Wade Wyatt Puckett (1797- )
Mother: Elizabeth Carter (- )

Children

M William Wyatt Slay
Born: 4 Mar 1856 - Choctaw, Alabama
Christened:
Died: 12 Jul 1930 - Clarke County, Mississippi
Buried: - Elim Baptist Church Cemetery, Quitman, Clarke County,
Mississippi
Spouse: Rebecca Mayo Buckley (1861-1904)
Marr. Date: 27 Jun 1877 - Clarke County, Mississippi
Spouse: Beulah Bunton Denmark (1873-1952)
Marr. Date: 11 Sep 1904 - Clarke County, Mississippi
Spouse:
Marr. Date:

2 M Dolway Julian Slay
Born: 19 Dec 1859 - Choctaw, Alabama
Christened:
Died: 26 Jun 1929 - Clarke County, Mississippi
Buried: - Elim Baptist Church Cemetery, Quitman, Clarke County,
Mississippi
Spouse: Lucy Jane (Jenny) Mc Lendon (1856-1922)
Marr. Date: 13 Dec 1882 Mississippi
Spouse:
Marr. Date:

Notes:
1850 Census/Choctaw Co., AL
1860 Census/Choctaw Co., AL
BLM GLO Records