Fountain Family Papers

Jonathan Jackson "Jack" McCants, Sr. was born to Jeremiah C. and Tabitha (McCrary) McCants in Talbot County (presently Taylor County), Georgia in 1845. After serving in the American Civil War, Jonathan McCants returned to Taylor County where he established the McCants Grist Mill along with a cotton gin and saw mill. He served in the Georgia Senate from 1880 to 1881 and in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1881 to 1885, 1898, and 1899. He and his wife Sarah Jane (McCants) McCants had nine children Clifford McCants Stokes, Bessie McCants, Clara McCants Cameron, Jerre Jackson McCants, Andrew Murray McCants, Lora R. McCants McCants, Kate Lee "Katie" McCants Jarrell, Jonathan Morgan McCants, and Otis Gordon McCants.

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