John Venable (1740 - 1811)

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Birthplace: Louisa, VA, USA
Death: Died in Jackson, Butts, GA, USA
Managed by: Michael Joseph Gerst
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About John Venable

"John Venable was an officer in the War of the Revolution; was the defendant in the famous suit of Hook vs. Venable, for impressing some of Hook's beeves for the Army."

Capt. Venable is believed to have died and buried on his plantation near Jefferson, GA in the Venable Family Cemetery. The headstones over his and his son Nathaniel's graves were placed by Mrs. Thomas Eldridge (Leila Venable Mason) from Atlanta, GA in Dec 1931, after years of searching by her mother Mrs. Frank Mason (Elizabeth Venable). The headstones were made in the family quarries at Lithonia, and read: Believed to be the last resting place of Captain John Venable 1740-1811 of the American Revolution. Darrell L. McGraw traveled to Jefferson to locate the Venable graveyard (Galilee Christian Church Road?) in Oct 1993. The cemetery is fenced, and approximately 50 feet by 25 feet, just off a road, about 2 miles south of Jefferson, Jackson Co., GA. He obtained permission from the current owner of the land surrounding the cemetery, Ed Davis before clearing the cemetery. He placed a sign on the gate marking it as the "Venable Family Cemetery." There is a map in The Venable Letter, Vol II, Issue 2, Sep/Oct 1993, p.2.

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John Venable, 1740's Timeline

February 27, 1740
Louisa, VA, USA
Age 40
Age 70
Jackson, Butts, GA, USA
Jefferson, Jackson, Georgia, United States