Tuesday, February 8, 2011
George Washington Tingler 1844-1933
GW married Elzenia C. King on January 8, 1966, after returning from a horrific experience as a soldier and prisoner in the Civil War. Elzenia, or Ellen as she is reported to have been called in some sources, was born in Rich Patch also on November 30, 1847 and died December 12, 1910, many years before her husband.
GW and Ellen had ten children including Nancy Ann, Lucinda J., Charles W., Jacob Henry, Molly Mary Watts, Rachel E. (my great grandmother), Richard, Edna M., George McClennan, and Malinda Ellen. GW's remains lie in a grave in the cemetery of the Lone Star Baptist Church on Potts Creek Road not far south of my grandpa Jamison's farm. His funeral was conducted by Reverend J.B. Daughtery and Reverend H.W. Wriston.
GW is reported to have been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, a church that became part of 'The Methodist Church' in 1939 after his death.