Family of John FRONABARGER Junior (1) & Catherine SELLERS
Michael married Sarah Eleanor ?. Born on 11 Jul 1824 in Alabama. At the age of 59, Sarah Eleanor died in Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee on 1 Jul 1884. Buried in Jul 1884 in Henderson City Cemetery, Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee. Resided in Precinct # 8, Dead Fall, Butler County, Alabama in 1860. Resided in District 1, Madison County, Tennessee in 1880.
They had the following children:
3. Sarah FRONABARGER. Born on 6 Aug 1829 in Gaston County, North Carolina. At the age of 91, Sarah died in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee on 4 Dec 1920. Buried in Dec 1920 in Kizer Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910. Alias/AKA: "Sallie".
Sarah was living in House #61, 9th District, Henderson County, Tennessee, in 1870.
Obituary: In Memory: The subject of this sketch was born in Gaston County, North Carolina, August 6th, 1829. Her father was John Fronabarger. Her mother's maiden name was Catherine Sellars, both of whom were Dutch; hence our subject learned to speak the Dutch language, which language she spoke in early womanhood. At the age of 21 she married George Kizer, of Dutch blood, also, hence her children were pure Dutch. The writer's children enjoyed nothing better than to hear Grandma count and sing in Dutch, which songs she remembered to the last. She was the mother of six children, three sons and three daughters. She is survived by children, Miss Hanna, oldest daughter; John S., Mrs. J.B. (Barbara) Cunningham, and Mrs. W.R. Wilson. Two sons, Esq. Jake and Billie, her fourth and fifth children preceded her to the grave, the former some fourteen years ago. Her son and three daughters were at her bedside when the death summons came, Saturday, December 4th, 1920, at 7:30 p.m., thus ending a useful life, spanning 91 years, 3 months, and 28 days. Her husband was wounded in the Gettysburg battle and soon after died of his wounds. Thus left with a family of small children she had a weary struggle during the terrible period of reconstruction following the close of the war in the 1860's. She ruled her family with a strong but kind hand, ever seeking guidance from Him who hears the widow's moan and orphan's cry. She leaves to her four children, 22 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren a heritage which Solomon says is rather to be chosen than silver and gold--a good name. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Catherine Senter, age 88 years, of Gravelton, Missouri. In 1870, she moved overland from North Carolina to this country, living the first year on the farm of George Dameron, east of Wildersville. The next year she bought the farm on which she lived at the time of her death. These were the only two moves she ever made. In early life, she joined the Lutheran Church in which she lived until she moved to this country. There being no church of like faith here and desiring the aid and influence of the church in the rearing of her family, she joined the Methodist Church at Olive Branch, in which she lived until the organization of the Methodist Church of Wildersville, in which she became a member and in which she lived until death. She was a woman of rare physical endurance of a strong mentality, and a kind, loving, firm, and gentle disposition. Ever ready to lend a helping hand to a neighbor, friend or acquaintance. She had no enemies, "Plodding Mike," "Meandering Peter" or "Weary Willie" was never returned. Her remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground Sunday morning after a beautiful song service by her friends and an impressive prayer by Rev. W.F. Tuten, her former pastor. A large concourse of friends and relatives were in attendance at the interment--W.R. Wilson
In 1850 when Sarah was 20, she married George KIZER. Born on 6 Apr 1825 in North Carolina. At the age of 39, George died in Elmira, New York on 27 Mar 1865. Buried in Mar 1865 in Kizer Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.
Military: George Kizer was in the Confederate Army. Died as a prisoner in Elmira, NY. Private, Co. F, 5th Regiment, N. C. State Troops. He fought in the battle of Gettysburg, where is was wounded in the breast. He also fought in the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse where he was captured by the Union Army; was a prisoner of War at the Elmira Union Prison Camp in New York State where he died of pneumonia on March 27, 1865. This information from Aunt Lallie's Kinfolk's, by Eric Blair, pg. 6, Footnote. 1. Data given by R. L. Roberts, Jr. in a letter dated March 1, 1967, in which he gives as his source the record of the will of George Kizer. In this same letter he states that the data re Lawrence and George Kizer was obtained by his grandfather from A. B. Kizer of Bessemer City, N. C. and that such was found in his papers at the time of his death. 2. Also See Appendix VIII. Grave No. 2586, Kizer, G. M., Co. F., 45 c USM.
The tombstone of George Kizer, in the Kizer Cemetery, state that he was killed at Gettysburg. This information seems to be incorrect.
From "Aunt Lallie's Kinfolks" by Eric Blair:
"George Kizer's name (variously spelled Kiser, Kizerm, Kisor, sometimes George M. Kizer) appearing on the rolls of the Confederate Army, 5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, (State Troops). According to the record given on some of the rolls as 30, which does not agree with the census records but this age could be a mistake in copying, or otherwise. I have little doubt that all the listings are of the same man. He is described as having blue eyes, light hair and complexion, and 5 feet, 6 inches in height. His occupation is listed as mechanic. Through 1863 his name appears on every company muster roll except July and August when he was absent, due to sickness.
"A record of payment of $22.00 ($11.00 per month) for two months furlough from January 1, 1864 to February receipt for this amount of money, dated Richmond, Virginia, April 2, 1864. Kizer's signature is George M. Kizer.
"On the roll of honor (undated) his name appears with the note; wounded at Gettysburg. Another list (a list of casualties in the North Carolina Regiment in the engagement of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, to 3, 1863, describes Kizer as wounded...breast. A hospital muster roll of the General Hospital, Staunton, Virginia lists George M. Kizer as being in the hospital to August 31, 1863. The roll notes ....Kizer is improving.
"The next record to mention his name is the payments on descriptive lists for January and February 1864. This is the same date as mentioned above for the furlough. His name continues to appear on the Company Muster rolls, but from May to October he is listed as a prisoner since May 12, 1864.
"Next comes the record of his imprisonment. G. M. Kizer, Pvt. Co. F, 5th NC., appears on a roll of prisoners of war received at Elmira, N. Y., August 6, 1864 from Point Lookout, Md. He was captured near Spotsylvania Court House May 12, 1864. The same name appears on an earlier roll of prisoners at Point Lookout, Md., which mentions the date of arrival Belle Plain, Va. May 18, 1864 and transferred to Elmira, N. Y. August 3, 1864.
"On a roll of prisoners at Elmira who are desirous to take the oath of Allegiance to the United States, note shows that Kizer desires to go to Montgomery County, Illinois.
"George M. Kizer is listed as having died March 27, 1865 of pneumonia 45 x USM. I do not know what the last part of this represents.
"The last record is of deceased prisoners of war at Elmira, N. Y. Besides the information already given, this additional information occurs: Locality of grave: No. 2586 Remarks on rolls 'Kizer, G. M., Co. F., 45 c USM."
R. L. Roberts, Jr. further states, and I quote again:
"I have studied these records and tried to account for the discrepancies though unsuccessful in most cases. Still, I felt that since the consistency of the records establishes all the entries (though the last name is spelled differently and the age is listed as 30), the reference is too the same man all the way through; that it is our ancestor and that he did not die at Gettysburg, as the family thought. Is it not possible that he never did contact the family after being wounded and subsequently captured? If the family was notified of his being wounded at Gettysburg and never received any further word, it is natural to assume that they thought he died there as a result of the wound."
They had the following children:
4. Missouri Catherine FRONABARGER. Born on 15 Jan 1834 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. At the age of 90, Missouri Catherine died in Cascade, Cedar, Madison County, Missouri on 31 Jul 1924. Resided in Gravelton, Missouri in 1920.
Missouri Catherine married Ephraim SENTER, son of William Ephriam SENTER & Catherine Ryne COLLINGER. Born on 10 Mar 1827 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. At the age of 43, Ephraim died in German, Madison County, Missouri on 14 Dec 1870.
They had one child:
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