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Maternal lineage of John Henry Holcomb
~~father of Shari Diane Holcomb~~
The early data given herein was secured by Mr. Warrington Dawson of Charleston, S. C. who was an attache of the U.S. Embassy in Versailles, France as late as 1933. He was employed by two of the La Boon generations to look up some LaBoon Family data and it is therefore authentic.
Mr. Dawson went to Rochefort, France and there found in an old cemetary the tomb of Pierre Jean LeBon(1) with the inscription "born June 16, 1722 and Died August 15, 1778". he was married to Mademoiselle Marie Capet who was born February 3, 1718 in France. She moved to S. Carolina after the Revolutionary War, and died in 1802; They had 4 children:
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John b.1797 - South Carolina
John LABOONE was born 1797/1808 in South Carolina.
He died 1821/1825 in Anderson County, SC.
John married Nancy ADAMS.
While still a young man, John LaBoon was thrown from
his own horse and killed instantly. He died intestate,
in Anderson County, SC. His widow, Nancy,
was the administrator on his estate in 1821.
They had two minor children,
BIOGRAPHY: It seems that family tradition passes down
the name "John" through the generations
Eada Laboone, "Edie" was born 1815/1820 in Unknown Date And Place
She died Apr 24 1879 and was buried in
Siloam Baptist Church Cemetary, Anderson County, SC.
Eada LaBoon never married. She lived with a common-law husband
of which nothing is known. Her children carry the Laboone name.
She had 2 sons
Georgia John Laboone
Whit Laboone--Confederate-he was killed 1863 during the Civil War.
John Monroe Laboone, b.1836 - Easley Station, South Carolina
"Georgia John" was born Jul 24 1836 in Easley Station, South Carolina.
He died Apr 18 1898 in Flower Branch Georgia.
Georgia John married Sarah Jane PHILLIPS.
It is said that he tripped while working at his saw mill
and he died of his injuries.
BIOGRAPHY: Per Brandt Laboone Notes:
John Monroe Laboone was known as "Georgia John" because
he married and moved to Flowery Branch, Georgia where he
reared his family. Here he built a sawmill, and a cotton gin
on his farm and operated a public wheat threshing outfit.
All of John Monroe's children were born in or new Flower Branch, GA.
When his wife Sarah died, he moved back to Easley Station and remarried.
Second wife was Adelaide Phillips, sister of Sarah.
John Monroe had a blacksmithy, saw mill, threshing machines, cotton gin,
and he farmed. He made all of his children's shoes and made wagons.
He hauled corn and produce to Atlanta, Ga on an ox wagon.
By all accounts, he was a hard worker and good provider.
All children with Sarah:
James "Jim" Martin
One Child with Adelaide
Susie, died at age 2--whooping cough
John Newton Laboone b.1868 - Flower Branch Georgia
"Little John" was born Jan1/Jul 22 1868 in Flower Branch Georgia.
He died Sep 27 1935 in Sherman, Texas. Little John married
Ver Linney Jane Poer on Nov 26 1895 in Ovilla, Ellis County, Texas.
BIOGRAPHY: Per Brandt Laboone Notes:
John Newton Laboone came to Midlothian, Texas in 1892.
He worked for the Prince family. He married Very Linnie Jane Poer
in Ovilla, Ellis county, Texas.
Ver Linney Jane POER "Linnie J." was born Feb 03 1878
in Waynesboro, Tennessee. She died Aug 21 1947 in Sherman, Texas
She was the daughter of John S. POER(born 1855;died Jan 1933)
and Sarah M. CLAY(born 1858;died 11/1939)
They had 6 children:
Alice Sarah Myrtle
John Oscie Goodwin
Arthur Adkerson Patrick
Mabel Viola Mae
Pearl Leveta Fay
He moved to different parts of Texas while farming. He had threshing
machines and a Cotton Gin in Long Branch, Ellis county, Texas.
The Gin burned in 1911. He moved his house using the engine of the
thresher to Waxahachie, Texas. Later, he moved his family to Southmayde
in Grayson County where he farmed and worked his threshers. Every year,
he would thresh grain as far north as North Dakota. Lastly, he moved
his family to Sherman in 1924. He was well known and well liked.
They are buried in West Hill Cemetary, Sherman.
Mabel Viola Mae b.1907 - Sherman, Texas
aka, "Sally" was born Aug 09 1907 in Sherman, Texas. She came to stay with
her sister in Dallas in order to go to high school. She graduated from
Oak Cliff high school. She worked for Singer Sewing Machines as a
product demonstrator at county shows and fairs. Later, after her husband's death,
she was a clerk in a Liquor Store.
She married Dallas Carman Holcomb in Durant, Oklahoma
They had 2 children:
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