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Family Sheet

Name: John Thomas Feagin Note Born: 5 Jan 1898 at Americus, , Sumter County, GA Married: at Virginia Beach, , , VA Died: 22 Sep 1935 at Smith Flat, , Placer County, CA Other Spouses: Vera Beulah Goldsmith
Father: William Henry Feagin Mother: Eugenia Cameron
Name: Ruth Born: Died:
Name: John Thomas Feagin Born: Abt 1919 Died:
1). John Thomas Stallings Feagin was born in Sumter Count y , G e o rgia to William H. and Eugenia Cameron Feagin. William H. Feagin was in law enforcement and was fairly strict but also generous with his children. Eugen a never liked the name John Thomas because he had an uncle wih that name tht had mental and alcohol addiction problems. John Thomas was called JT throughout his life by family members . After his father died, John Thomas became very troubled and a sort of black sheep in the family. John Thomas Feagin was a handsome man who loved the ladies . He apparently married Ruth in Newport News, Virginia while in the Navy. They had a son named John. He left both of them and ended up in Vallejo, California, where he met Vera Goldsmith. They were unable to marry because of his previous marriage to Ruth. They had two children together Leslie my father and Vera Jane Feagin. John Thomas Feagin was a lumberjack during the 1920 s and 30 s. He was a very strong man who loved to drink and fight. Often he would come home after drinking and the family would go up to the roof of the house because he could be violent. He lived inWatsonville, California where my father was born, and he also lived in the Smiths Flat area near Placerville, California. He died from a fall caused by climbing a tree aft e r a b e a r cub for my father. He had a bad arm and ha d al so be e n dr inking. The fall broke his neck and sever ed hi s spin a l cor d leaving him paralyzed from the nec k down . He survived for 24 hours and died. He is buried in a small cemetery in Placerville, California which I visited with my g randmother once. As I recall, his tombstone is on the edge of the cemetery. Medical John T. Feagin fell from a tree trying to get a b ear cub for his son, Leslie. He lived through the night, unable to breathe properly. He died the next morning.


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