R C Mizelle
The Macon County Historical Museum has been the recipient of many interesting and historically
At the bottom of this page are links to scans of papers that were in
man's wallet. Below is a short narrative which includes what we have been able to determine about
Robert C (Cleveland) Mizelle was born in Monroe County, TN about 1829. We do not know who his parents where. A Robert Measles, carpenter, was found boarding in the home of James Barnett in Polk County, TN in 1850.
In the census of 1860 he is married to Julia Peeples, daughter of John & Nancy, who was born in GA, and with their daughter, Maria, are living in Fayette County, AL. His occupation is a carpenter.
Robert enlisted in the 11th Regiment of Alabama as a machinist on March 5, 1862. His regiment fought in the battle of Salem Church (Bank's Ford), May 3 & 4th, 1863 in Spotsylvania county. The principal commanders were Major General John Sedgwick [US]; General Robert E. Lee [CS], and the result was a confederate victory, but Robert lost his right arm or hand due to a gunshot wound.
In the census of 1870 the family is living in Terrell, Dawson County, GA. His occupation is house painter.
In the census of 1880 the family is living in Gordon County, GA, along with his children Mary Ann, William, Emma & Frank. His occupation is farmer.
In the census of 1900 Robert is living in Sugar Valley, Gordon County, GA, with his new wife Sarah and his occupation is landlord.
Also in the census of 1900, son Frank is living in Atlanta, as is Nora Agnes Guffie, daughter of James and Matilda Dowdle Giffie. Both are boarding in separate homes.
According to Nora's obituary she married Frank in 1901.
In 1920, Frank, his brother Robert , and their wives live on Clark's Chapel Road in Macon County, NC.
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