JACOB AND MARY RAWLS ADDY
"One of Coweta's pioneer citizens who became prominent in the countrys affairs was Jacob Addy.He was born in Lexington district, S.C., July 27, 1804, the son of John Simeon and Catherine Addy.On Jan. 18, 1827, he married Mary Rawls, daughte of Jacob Rawls, also of Lexington district, S. C.To this union nine children were born, namely:
1. Wesley William, Oct 9, 1827; died Feb. 25, 1908; m. Margaret Isabelle Weems Feb 20, 1851;
2. Ervin Eldrade, Feb 2, 1829; killed or died from wounds in Civil War; m. Amanda Dyson Feb 19 1851;
3. Maria Elizabeth, May 5, 1830; died Jan 4, 1904; m. Thomas S. McLane July 28, 1852;
4. Martin Luther, June 16, 1832; killed or died from wounds in Civil War; Never maried;
5. Drusilla Catherine, March 24, 1834; died Oct. 5, 1861; 1st m. S. T. Clower, July 21, 1851 who died Nov. 11, 1857; on Sept. 16 1860, she married Jonathan Proctor Milner;
6. Rebecca Frances, July 7, 1836; died Nov. 3, 1924; m. George W. Perdue, July 17, 1855;
7. Patrick Sidney, Oct 16, 1838; killed or died from wounds in Civil War; Never married;
8. Martha Ann, Dec 4, 1841; died March 22, 1921; m. D. W. Perdue Sept 5, 1867;
9. Jacob Simeon, June 21, 1844; died Jan. 6, 1922; m. Mary Jane Couch, Dec. 19, 1867
In January, 1844, Jacob Addy brought his family to Coweta County and settled on a large tract of land in Haralson district.He was a successful farmer and accumulated considerable propery, including lands and slaves.He died Jan. 23, 1863.His wife preceded him on Nov. 20, 1850.Their five sons enlisted in the Confderate Army at the outbreak of the Civil War.Ervin Eldrade, Martin Luther and Patrick Sidney never returned, having been killed in action or dying from other causes.
Both Jacob Addy and his wife were descended from sturdy Dutch stock, their ancestors emigrating from Holland and settling in Lexington district, SC prior to the Revolutionary War.
COWETA COUNTY CHRONICLES for ONE HUNDRED YEARS, 1928; pgs. 585 & 586.