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MRS. MARY F. LUMPKIN, farmer and hotel-keeper, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, widow of the late Frank C. Lumpkin, and daughter of James A. and Martha (Crosby) Hendrick, was born in Heard County, Jan. 5, 1852. She had good educational advantages, having attended the schools at Franklin and the college at Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia.

She was married Jan. 29, 1868, to Frank C. Lumpkin, son of Richard and Frances (Crosby) Lumpkin, who was born in Chambers County, Alabama, in 1843.

He was reared on the farm and educated at the common schools of the county. In 1861, aged eighteen, he enlisted in Company G, Thirty-seventh Alabama Regiment, and remained with the army throughout the war without a furlough. During his service he participated in some of the most hotly contested and bloodiest battles of the war, and passed through some of the most trying campaigns. At the Siege of Vicksburg he was captured but soon exchanged. After the surrender he came to Heard County and engaged in farming, and followed it many years with remarkable success. In 1891 he moved to Franklin and embarked in the hotel business, in which he prospered.

On Feb. 23, 1894, he was murdered in cold blood without any known cause.

To this union four children were born, three living: Minnie, wife of a Mr. Shackelford; ]ohn C., and Lillian Renoe.

Since the death of her husband Mrs. Lumpkin, with the assistance of her son, has successfully conducted the hotel and the large farm. Her excellent management has made her hostelry one of the most popular in that part of the state.

Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume I, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895

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