The past is the present for future generations who do not know their history

A photo from times gone by…

is a treasure. This is a photo of Henry Bascomb Sledge (1860-1925), the son of Julia Ann Holloway and Francis Marion Sledge (1811-1900).  He was the grandson

Photo of Henry Bascomb Sledge

Henry Bascomb Sledge

of Zelpha Harris and Collin Sledge.  

Collin Sledge was the son of  John Sledge  and Amy Hartwell Whitfield Chappell Sledge. John Sledge was born 1733 and died 1750. Amy Sledge was born 1755 and died 1798. John and Amy Sledge removed from North Carolina and went to Georgia. From there some of the family moved to Mississippi. John Sledge is a patriot who served in the Revolutionary War. He is buried at Clark cemetery at Whites Crossroads in Madison County, Alabama. That cemetery seems to be one of may that have all but disappeared.

This John Sledge was a brother to Daniel Sledge that was also a Revolutionary Soldier. Daniel was the subject of our previous writing. 

Robert Clark who served as a Revolutionary Soldier and his wife, Rebecca Priscilla Sledge Clark are also buried at Clark Cemetery in Madison County, Alabama. Rebecca Priscilla Sledge was Collin Sledge’s sister. She was born Birth 26 May 1776 in Surry County, Virginia and died 22 Sep 1825 in Madison County, Alabama.

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2 responses

  1. Hanson Farmer

    I have a cemetary on my property. Rebecca and Robert Clarke have a marker there in a grove of cypress trees. Do you need any information on it’s location? It is just outside Meridianville Alabama.

    January 13, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    • Yes please give information.

      January 22, 2014 at 4:44 am

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