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Frank P. Slaton

FRANK P. SLATON, farmer, Wilkes County, Georgia, son of William and Frances (Wright) Slaton, was born in Wilkes County, the ninth of ten children, Sept. 12, 1841.

He acquired what education he could, attending school at such intervals as he could be spared from farm work until he was eighteen years old. Then, in 1859, he attended the high school in Tuskegee, Alabama, and the following year he returned home.

About the same time, or soon afterward, his brother left home and enlisted in the Confederate Army. His father being blind, and Frank, the youngest, he was left at home to care for his father. Notwithstanding this, however, when, in 1863, the state called for more troops, he joined the army at Kennesaw Mountain, was with the forces in front of Sherman when he was "marching through Georgia," was in Savannah during the siege, afterward in South Carolina, and at the time of the surrender was in Augusta, Georgia.

He returned to the farm as soon as he was discharged, where he has since pursued the quiet life of a farmer, enjoying the comforts of domestic life and the cheering companionship of a family of promising children.

Mr. Slaton was married in September, 1864, to Miss Cornelia, daughter of David Fouche, of Wilkes County, by whom he had four children, three boys and one girl. Their mother having died, he, in 1875, married Miss Victoria, daughter of Frank C. Armstrong, of Wilkes County, who has borne him five children, two boys and three girls, of whom two girls have died. Mr. Slaton is an active and useful member of the Baptist Church.

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 II, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895.

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