Zara Barton Middlebrooks

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, November 12 1926
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Zara Barton Middlebrooks

Mr. Zara Barton Middlebrooks, in his ninetieth year, having been born on October 9, 1837, died Thursday, November 4th, at his home in Farmington, following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. B.F. Elliott of Athens, from the Baptist church, of which the deceased had long been a faithful adherent, Saturday morning last at 11 o'clock, interment following in the nearby cemetery with Masonic honors by his old lodge, Amity, of Watkinsville.

Mr. Middlebrooks is survived by four daughters, Mrs. W.A. Zuber, Farmington; Mrs. Mary E. Haygood, Athens; Mrs. W.E. Bugg, Ft. Myers, Fla.; Mrs. E.M. Callaway, Oteen, N.C.; two sons, Messrs. J.H. Middlebrooks, Farmington, and J.B. Middlebrooks, Hull.

The deceased was a gallant soldier during the sixties, being an original member of Clarke Rifles, Captain Isaac S. Vincent commanding, Third Georgia regiment. He was a good citizen and highly thought of wherever known.

We, in common with hundreds, mourn with those in sorrow at the passing of this good man.