Private David W. Payne Camp #1633

A "Sons of Confederate Veterans" Camp at Blairsville, Georgia

Private David W. Payne Camp #1633, P.O.B. 2212, Blairsville, Union County, Ga. 30514 Contact us!

Union County’s Delegates to Georgia’s Secession Convention

James Howard Huggins and Johnson Powell Wellborn

v• Born in 1810 in Tennessee
• Married Rachel Foster from S. Carolina, February 15, 1815 - September 25, 1887
• Had seven children according to the 1860 census

Farmer
• lived in Blairsville Militia District
• He owned no slaves according to the 1850 & 1860 slave census
• Voted against immediate Secession
Signed Ordinance of Secession
• Served in the Georgia General Assembly before and during the war
• His son sevrer in the Confederate Government of Georgia as State Q
uartermaster
• Died September 15, 1863 in Blairsville
• Buried in Old Blairsville City Cemetery

James H. Huggins
Born August 22, 1828 in Franklin, N.C.
• Married Mary Jones from Asheville, N.C., May 19, 1824 - March 20, 1900 A
• Had five children according to the 1860 census

Farmer/Gold Miner/Merchant
• Lived in young Cane Militia District
• He owned no slaves according to the 1850 & 1860 slave census.
• Voted against immediate Secession
Signed Ordinance of Secession
Served in the Georgia General Assembly before and during the war
• Commanded the Confederate
23rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
• Wounded and P.O.W.
• After the war, moved to Athens, Ga. and started a store,
J.H. Huggins and Son
Compatriot, United Confederate Veterans
• Died March 1, 1900 in Lula, Ga.
• Buried in Oconee Hills Cemetery, Athens, Georgia
• He has been confused with John Hu
dgins of Blairsville who owned two slaves.


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