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Monday, March 25, 2013

John Wesley Solomon



 John Wesley Solomon B. 27 Jun 1822 Twiggs County, GA, D. 11 May 1901 Seale, AL,
married Elizabeth Jane Covington B. 10 Aug 1834 Barnesville, Pike County, GA, D. 29 Jan 1921 Montgomery, AL

John Wesley Solomon was a Methodist minister and a chaplain in the Civil War.

Children:

(birth order)
Emmet Wales Solomon
Henry Land Solomon
John Thomas Solomon
Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Solomon*
William Milton Solomon
Sarah Rebecca Solomon
Martha Winifred Solomon
James Alexander Solomon
Frank Nesbit Solomon
Ellen Corinne Solomon

*Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Solomon married William Pitts. Their son, John Emmett (affectionately known as "Boozer") was a football player at Auburn and later Head Football Coach 1923-1924. Google "Boozer" Pitts for more info. He was still living when Hank was a student at Auburn and we would see him occ. If you have ever driven from Columbus, Ga to Headland, you have been through Pittsview, Alabama. Their house was the big old Victorian on the right coming from Columbus. It was still there the last time we drove thru. It is now some type of farm business office.   - Brenda Skinner Stroup
 
Burial Place: 
Seale United Methodist Church Cemetery
Seale, Alabama (USA)
Russell County
 
Photo by Sid and Sam III.

And photos from Find a Grave website
 
 
 
 
 
Inscription:
Her children rise up
and call her blessed.

Source Information
The last time I was in Lower Alabama, Sid and Sam III made a trip to Columbus to pick up a piece of furniture for May May. In route back to Headland, they made these photos.   I know John Wesley was a Methodist minister.  - Bill Vann

I am interested in the family tree, and in particular the Solomon branch. In fact, on returning from Asheville I had planned a side trip to Lake Junaluksa, the Methodist retreat where they have a museum and the archives of the church. I had told our minister here in Vinings about my great, great grandfather (may have missed another great) who was in Georgia when John and Charles Wesley came over from England. As you may know, John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist religion. Great, great granddad was so taken with John Wesley that he named great-grandfather John Wesley Solomon, and this was the namesake for James Wesley Vann, Uncle Jim. John Wesley Solomon became a Methodist minister and when Andrew Jackson ran the Indians out of the area, he rode the west side of the Chattahoochee River setting up Methodist churches. I think that he ended up around Pittsview (?) Alabama somewhere above Abbeville.  At any rate, I had hoped to discover his history and church foundings/ministries documented within the Methodist Church. For all I know, he may have founded our little Methodist church here in Vinings. We incorporated it a few years ago for the st time since 1872. It has been active here since that time.  - Jack Vann

1 comment:

curt solomon said...

Before my aunt Lorene (Solomon) Hall passed away she gave me a tin type of John Wesley Solomon holding Ralph Solomon as a young child.
If I can get my staff to help I will send you a copy.
When I got accepted to medical school my grand dad gave me Dr. Price's sheepskin from University of Nashville Medical School dated 1860. As I am sure you know he was a Confederate surgeon. I am in process of having it restored but will try to find a way to have it copied in the process.
Curt Solomon