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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