Eleazer Mobley - Troup County, GA
Eleazer Mobley
Submitted by Carla Miles

Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., pages 924-925
Published by The Southern Historical Association in 1895


Eleazer Mobley, one of the prominent farmers of Troup county, is a grandson of Jethro and Sarah Mobley. The former was a native of South Carolina and a man of somewhat adventuresome nature; he served in the war of 1812, at an early day he came to Georgia, but after a short time moved to Alabama, where he remained until 1847, when he returned to Georgia. His son, Eldridge H., was born in Georgia in 1809 and served in the Indian war of 1836. He was a teacher in the common schools in those early days and was especially noted as a penman, being regarded as one of the best in this section of the county. His wife was Miss Eliza Finney, and their son Eleazer was born in Chambers county, Ala., in 1845, and reared upon the farm, attending school in the comfortless old log schoolhouse of the period. Though scarcely out of boyhood he enlisted in 1861, joining the Newnan guards, First Georgia regiment, under Capt. James M. Harvey. Among the hard battles in which he was engaged was Carrick Ford, Laurel Hill, Greenbrier river, Perryville, Ky., Richmond, Ky., and numerous skirmishes. He served throughout the war, being captured at Fort Steadman in 1864, and held a prisoner until the surrender. He was present at the battle of Monocacy Junction, Md., at the time when Gen. Evans was shot from his horse, being within ten feet of the general at that moment. It was in this battle that young Mobley was made captain of his company and served until his capture. He had served as corporal for a long time previous. During his imprisonment the Yankees made him captain of a company. After his return to his Georgia home at the close of the war Mr. Mobley began life by cutting cord-wood and railroad ties, and has been able by his own industry and care to accumulate quite a property and stands high in the estimation of the community. For two years he served as a mayor of Hogansville, but though often solicited to run for other official positions would never consent. He has always been a democrat. He is a prominent member of the order of Masons, having been for many years worshipful master. Mr. Mobley in 1872 married Miss Aldora Moreland, daughter of Benjamin T. and Mary (Buttrill) Moreland, born in Heard county, Ga., in May 1852. Both Mr. Mobley and his wife are members of the M.E. church. Their union has been blessed with ten children, nine of whom are living: William P., Benjamin E., Judson Gordon, Roy M., Eleazer C., Robert T., Reda S., Minnie M., and an infant.

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