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Miles Monk, Sr.

BIRTH: 7 Apr 1842 in Worth Co., GA
DEATH: 1 Apr 1919 in Moultrie, Colquitt County, Georgia
BURIAL: West View Cemetery, Moultrie, GA, 31.171389, -83.796389

FATHER: William Washington Monk, Jr. – b. 18 May 1809 in Bulloch County, Georgia
MOTHER: Alcy (Ailcy, Ailcey) Dampier – b. 14 May 1807

MARRIAGE 1: Martha Ann Hancock – b. 1842 (date on headstone); d. 8 October 1879 (date on headstone)
MARRIED: 29 Dec 1860

William Henry Monk – b. 2 Jul 1861 in Colquitt County, Georgia
Wiley Monk – b. 30 Jan 1862 in Moultrie, Colquitt County, Georgia
Sarah Lugenia Monk – b. 30 Sep 1866 in Moultrie, Colquitt County, Georgia
Miles Monk, Jr. – b. 30 Jan 1872 in Moultrie, Georgia; d. 29 Aug 1944 in St. Petersburg, Florida
Armesa Monk – b. 1865 (1880 census)
John F. Monk – b. 1870 (1880 census)
Martha A. Monk – b. 1875 (1880 census)
Katie A. Monk – b. 1876 (1880 census)
James S. Monk – b. 1877 (1880 census)

MARRIAGE 2: Susan Lugenia Norman – b. 12 Mar 1855 in Colquitt County, Georgia; d. 7 March 1905 (Age 49), Colquitt County, Georgia
MARRIED: About 1880

Julia Missouri Monk – b. 14 Nov 1880 in Colquitt County, Georgia
Jeremiah Bryant Monk – b. 6 Apr 1882 in Colquitt County, Georgia
Sarah Elizabeth Monk – b. 15 Jan 1885 in Colquitt County, Georgia
Thomas Harrison Monk – b. 13 Mar 1888 in Colquitt County, Georgia
George Albert Monk – b. 13 May 1891 in Colquitt County, Georgia
Rufus A. J. Monk – b. 27 Oct 1894 in Colquitt County, Georgia

The 1880 census shows a Henry R. Green (b. 1860) as a single white male who works on farm. His relation to Miles is given as “other.”

MARRIAGE 3: Julia Ann Owens – b. 17 Jan 1857; d. 15 Jun 1931


Monk, Miles – Company B, 10th Battalion, Georgia Infantry. He went in as a Private and came out as a Sergeant.

FROM EMAIL: Dennis Miller – [email protected]

At this time I have this on Miles Monk: enlisted March 4, 1862; appointed 3rd Sgt. before June 30, 1862; Wounded in the arm and permanently disabled June 22, 1864 (this was at Jerusalem Plank Road, Petersburg); furloughed home Oct. 30, 1864; at home at close of war; born Irwin County Apr 7, 1842; died Sylvester, Ga, Apr 1, 1919; buried Westview Cemetery, Colquitt County. I would appreciate any additions or corrections.

Tenth Battalion, Georgia Volunteer Infantry CompanyA.php

The Worthy Rebels of Worth County

Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road

Other Names: First Battle of Weldon Railroad

Location: Dinwiddie County and Petersburg

Campaign: Richmond-Petersburg Campaign (June 1864-March 1865)

Date(s): June 21-24, 1864

Principal Commanders: Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George G. Meade [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS]

Forces Engaged: Corps

Estimated Casualties: 4,000 total

Description:On June 21, the Union II Corps, supported by the VI Corps, attempted to cut the Weldon Railroad, one of the major supply lines into Petersburg. The movement was preceded by Wilson’s cavalry division which began destroying tracks. On June 22, troops from Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill’s corps led by Brig. Gen. William Mahone counterattacked, forcing the II Corps away from the railroad to positions on the Jerusalem Plank Road. Although the Federals were driven from their advanced positions, they were able to extend their siege lines farther to the west.

Results: Union gained ground

CWSAC Reference #: VA065

Preservation Priority: IV.1 (Class B)


From “Personal Mentions from Our Research Papers” Volume I, Wayne and Judy Dasher; 1998; page 199
Berrien County Pioneer — Friday, November 22, 1889
Obe [original name of Norman Park]. November 19. Mr. J.T. Norman has gathered nine bales of cotton from twelve acres of land. Mr. Miles Monk has picked twenty bales from a field of twenty-eight acres. These results are principally from scientific cultivation and the natural fertility of the soil.

from “Wiregrass Obituaries and Death Notices” Volume IV compiled by Wayne and Judy Dasher; 1998; page 201:
J.T. Norman The Tifton Gazette Friday, November 20, 1896
Just before going to press we learn (sic) of the death of Mr. J.T. Norman, better known as Sonny Norman, a prominent farmer near Obe in this county. He died at one o’clock yesterday afternoon. He has suffered from a complication of diseases for several weeks, though was reported a few days ago to be better. He was one of the leading families in the county and was himself an excellent citizen. He leaves a wife and a number of children. The burial services took place at Pleasant Grove. — “Moultrie Observer”
*Miles Monk was married to James T. Norman’s sister, Susan Lugenia Norman (his second marriage). Miles Monk’s oldest son by his first marriage to Martha Ann Hancock, William Henry Monk, was married to Missouri Angeline Tucker, sister of Susan Jane “Babe” Tucker.


Miles Monk, Sr. (1842 – 1919)

Miles Monk, Sr. from a photo in a newspaper clipping.

The old Monk farm house as it exists today in Worth County, Georgia.

The Monk House

The house was built about 1900 by John Franklin Monk, son of Miles Monk, Sr., and Martha Ann Hancock, at a cost of $2,800.00. It had 8 bedrooms and stood on the corner of 1st Avenue, SE, and 5th Street, SE, in Moultrie, until about 30 years ago, when, due to its deterioration, the remaining family had it razed. John Franklin Monk was a very astute businessman (a trait he probably inherited from his father, Miles) and was a very wealthy man.