"The Atlanta Constitution"
Issue of June 18, 1919
Rome, Ga., June 17. -- (Special)-- N. E. died yesterday
at his home here. Mr. Adamson was born in Henry county,
Georgia, October 8, 1850. He spent his early life in Atlanta,
and had many relatives there. He had lived in Rome for nearly
fifty years. He is survived by his five daughters, Misses
Nellie, Mary, Blossom, Beulah Adamson and Mrs. George Nixon,
of Rome; a son, N. E. Adamson, Jr., of Portsmouth, Va.,
and a sister, Mrs. Nellie A. Smith of
Transcribed by Valerie (Johnson) Freeman
Wesley Wilson Addy
"The Herald & Advertiser"
Coweta Co., Georgia
NEWSPAPER Issue of Friday, June
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT On the Death of Wesley
Wilson Addy by Haralson Lodge No. 142, F. & A.M.
Bro. Wesley Wilson Addy was born in Lexington county,
S.C. on Oct. 9, 1827 and died at his home near Haralson,
Ga., Feb. 25, 1908, being 80 years of age. When 17 years
of age he moved with his father to Georgia and settled near
Haralson. In early life he was confirmed in Salem Evangelical
Lutheran church in Lexington, thereby assuming the baptismal
vows made by his parents for him in his infancy, and he
ever lived a true, consecrated Christian life.
Feb. 20, 1851, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Gable Weems,
nee Bernhard of Henry County, Ga., from which union twelve
chidren were born, eight sons and four daughters, al of
whom survive. His wife preceded him to the spirit world
several years ago. In the late War Between the States, he
enlisted and did service in the State Militia. He was a
true and faithful
soldier, cheerfully performing any
duty imposed upon him. At the close of the war, he returned
to his home and family near Haralson and devoted his time
to the rearing of his family and educating his children.
He also reared two orphan nieces.
Bro. Addy was made
a Maston Mason in Haralson Lodge No. 142 on the 9th day
of April 1864 and remained a faithful member until his death.
Forty-four years a Mason, he has gone to answer the roll
call in the Grand Lodge above. He met all men upon the level,
squaring his life with all mankind by the square of virtue.
Bro. Addy was a true and affectionate husband, a kind,
loving and indulgent father, a good citizen, and a lovable
neighbor, being ever ready to assist the poor and needy.
None knew him but to love him. He loved his church, and
when able attended his meetings regularly, being ever ready
to assist in any charitable work either in church or community.
Therefore, be it resolved:
1. That in the death of
Bro. Addy the community has lost one of its most beloved
citizens; Mt. Pilgrim Evangelist Lutheran church one of
its oldest and most devoted members and strongest supporters;
and Haralson Lodge one of its oldest and truest members.
2. That Haralson Lodge tender the bereaved family our
heartfelt sympathy in this their sad bereavement.
3. That a page of our minute book be inscribed to his
memory and that the Lodge wear the usual badge of mourning
for 30 days.
4. That a copy of these resolutions
be furnished the family of our deceased brother, and that
a copy be sent also to the Senoia Enterprise-Gazette and
Newnan Herald and Advertiser with the request that they
publish the same.
L.O. Hutchinson, Committee
(Transcribed by Candace
[Teal] Gravelle - August 2, 2006)
W. W. Addy's wife was Margaret Isabella Bernhard, daughter
of Jacob Bernhard &
Esther Lites. Her first husband
was John M. Weems.
OLD CITIZEN CROSSES THE BAR
ALLEN, one of the county's oldest and most highly esteemed
citizen died at the home of his son, Robert ALLEN, 3 miles
west of Luella on Monday morning at 12:30 o'clock from an
illness of 3 months from infirmities of old age. Mr. ALLEN
would have been 85 years old the 14th of next February and
was one of that part of the county's well known old citizens.
He is survived by his aged wife and four sons, Messrs. Robert,
Jake, Matt and John ALLEN; and five daughters, Mrs Fannie
Lou BRYANT, Mrs Henry GARNER, Mrs Tick GARNER, Mrs Bird
WILLIAMS and Mrs Sallie JENKINS. The funeral and interment
was at the BERNHARD burying ground near his old home on
Tues morning at 11:00 o'clock.
Weekly, Nov 8, 1907, Fri. (Henry Co GA)
Notes - Henry Co pension application records reveal Fielding
W. ALLEN enlisted in the Bartow Artillery 22nd Battn. Aug
01,1861 at Griffin, GA. Fielding W. ALLEN married Matilda
Ellen BERNHARDT in 1853 in Spalding Co GA.
by Nancy Morris
Additional Information by Diane Allen Cooper
C. W. Black
Empire State – Spalding County Georgia Week of December
Transcribed by Don Bankston - 2005
C. W. Black
Tribute of Respect
Pine Grove Lodge
Henry County, GA
At a called meeting, we the following committee, to whom
was referee the duty of preparing suitable resolutions expressive
of the memory of our dear beloved Brother, who departed
this life November 26th, 1856, suddenly, with an attack
of apoplexy, will respectfully submit the following.
We are reminded of the uncertainty of life and the certainty
of death – that we live in a land of shadows, a fruitful
field of flaming promises alone. We had every reason to
believe that our brother C. W. Black, lived the life of
a good mason; and that he is gone and the struggles of the
reluctant nature over his body sleeps in death, and the
soul returned to God, to Paradise; but there is no appeal
or relief from the great law which dooms us to dust. We
flourish and fade as the leaves of the forest. In the death
of our departed brother, we lost one of our brightest jewels;
his wife a loving husband and his doting mother as obedient
son. And in token our sincerity, be it therefore Resolved,
That we deeply sympathize with the bereaved family of our
deceased brother in their irreparable loss.
Resolved, That in respect for the memory of the deceased,
we will wear the usual badge of mourning on our left arm,
for thirty days.
Resolved, That the Secretary furnish the family of the
deceased brother with a copy of these resolutions. Also
to the Empire State, and the American Union for publication.
T. G. Barnett, A.G. Couch, D. S. Smith, Committee
Dr. J. H. Bryans
our sad duty today to announce the death of Dr. J. H. Bryans
occurred at his home in Indian Springs at 9 o’clock
on Wednesday night of heart
failure after a sickness
of a few days. His remains will be laid to rest at
Henry County today. Dr. Bryans had long been one of our
and one of the leading physicians of Middle
Georgia and his death will surely
Middle Ga. Argus – Week of May 20, 1892
by Don Bankston June 2004.
Mrs. Nancy Carmichael
The death of Mrs. Nancy Carmichael, which
occurred at her home near McDonough
last week, is sad
intelligence to many people in this county. Mrs. Carmichael
was quite old. She was the widow of “Uncle” Jimmie Carmichael
who died about
fifteen years ago.
Jackson Argus – Week of Jan
Transcribed by Don Bankston April 2005
Mrs. Priscilla Carter
The Argus learns with regret of the death of Mrs. Priscilla
Carter, an aged and
respected lady, living near Peeksville
in Henry County.
Her death occurred last Sunday at
the home of one of her sons.
Mrs. Carter was the
mother of a number of splendid boys – the youngest of whom
is ex-Tax Collector W. L. Carter of Worthville.
The Argus tenders sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Jackson Argus – Week of June 25, 1897
by Don Bankston July 2006
The death of John Crawford which occurred
at the John McKibben homestead in
Henry county last Sunday
was attended with circumstances that were unusual and sad.
Several days ago he got up one morning to kindle a fire
and as he knelt down by the hearth stuck a pen pin in his
knee. At that time very little was thought of the occurrence
but with the course of ten or twelve hours the little wound
began to pain him. Blood poison set in and he rapidly grew
worse until death came as a sweet messenger of peace and
relieved him of great suffering.
Before his death
he became blind and expressed his sorrow at not being able
to see his friends a last time. He was buried at New Hope
Methodist church and leaves a wife and three small children.
In connection with the death of this excellent man a
very touching incident occurred which shows that the milk
of human kindness has not yet soured in the souls of some
people. Applications were made to rent the premises occupied
by the deceased which would have deprived his widow of a
home. But, speaking for himself and brother, Frank, Mr.
Ci McKibben said to the applicants:
You need not
apply. John was a poor man, but he was as kind as could
be to my old father and mother and though he owed Frank
and myself some money and leaves nothing with which to pay
we are determined that his wife and children shall have
a home here as long as they want it.
And though Frank
and Ci McKibben are big, strong 250 pounders their hearts
were touched and they cried like children over the death
of the man who has proven such a faithful friend to their
parents and to themselves.
Jackson Argus – March 11,
Transcribed by Don
Bankston April 2005
to whom was referred the duty of reporting suitable resolutions
upon the death of brother John Crockett made the following
We are again
called upon to mourn the death of a deceased worthy brother.
John Crockett is no more! He expired at his residence
in Henry County, on the 10th day of August, at
4 o’clock p.m. surrounded by an aggrieved family and weeping
friends. He was a true Mason, a good citizen, an affectionate
husband, and a devoted parent. His loss is irreparable,
both to his bereaved family and the community in which he
lived…………….no other genealogical information contained.
Q. R. Nolan,
R. M. Stell, H. Stokes, Committee
– Spalding County – Week of September 3, 1856
by Don Bankston May 2004
Carolyn H. Dalton
Henry County, Georgia
Carolyn was born 20 November
1927, DeKalb County, Georgia and died 14 September 2008.
She was married to her surviving husband, Bob, for
thirty-six years. Bob and Carolyn raised four daughters:
Gayle, Kathy, Debbie, and Ginny.
[Contributed by Bob
F. Dalton to the "Dalton Gang Letter" published by
Melanie D. Crain, Vol. XIV, No. 1, Winter 2009]
Submitted by LOUIS DOLTON
Tom Grant – Dead
Mr. Tom Grant died last Friday after an illness of several
consumption. His remains were taken to Stockbridge
on Saturday morning for
interment. Mr. Grant was a son-in-law
of Mr. J. D. Swint and lived near
Jenkinsburg. He leaves
a wife and two children to mourn his death.
Argus – Week of December 10, 1896
Mr. Tom J. Grant,
formerly Southern Railway agent t this place, died at
Jenkinsburg last Friday evening of consumption. Mr. Grant
was one of the
cleverest agents we have ever had here
and everybody who knows him will regret
to hear of his
death. His bereaved wife and child have our sympathy.
Boykin – Flovilla, Ga.
Jackson Argus – Week of December
Don Bankston April 14, 2005
Death of Mrs.
“Yesterday morning at 9:15
o’clock Mrs. Lowe JACKSON breathed her last at the residence
of her son, H. T. JACKSON, on Troup street [now Third Avenue],
in the this city. Mrs. JACKSON had been an invalid for some
time, and her death was not altogether unexpected. Her sufferings,
and they were great, were borne with that strength and patience
which emanates alone from the Christian heart. For a long
number of years her’s [sic] has been a most exemplary life,
and she died as she had lived—with a trust in the Savior.
Few people ever die where Christian grace is more beautifully
exemplified than it was in the death of Mrs. JACKSON. She
was conscious to the last departing breath, and calling
each of her children and her grand children to her dying
bed-side she tenderly embraced them each, bidding farewell,
and telling them that she was crossing the “shining shore”
and was going to a place where there was no more sickness,
nor sor! row, nor parting, nor death. All who witnessed
the touching scene were deeply affected. A few years ago
her husband left her with the parting words to meet him
in the better land. Yesterday she fulfilled that mission.
“Mrs. JACKSON was born in
Warren county, Ga., January 8th, 1809. Her maiden name was
Sarah PACE, and on January 29th, 1824, she was married to
Lowe JACKSON. To them four sons were born—W. H. and H. T.
JACKSON, of this city, being two of them. For a long number
of years they lived at the Cataula house in Harris county;
moved to Alabama; and subsequently to this city. In early
life Mrs. JACKSON united with the Baptist church and at
the time of her death was a member of the First Baptist
church in this city. The writer, who has known her from
his boyhood, knew her to be a woman of the highest Christian
type, and while the bereaved children and grandchildren
mourn her death, they feel that all is well, for she has
passed through this dark valley and the shadow of death,
and now enjoys that eternal rest prepared for the people
The “Columbus (GA) Daily
Enquirer-Sun,” Tuesday Morning, 21 JUN 1881.
Transcribed and donated
for use on this site by John Mallory Land [firstname.lastname@example.org]
[Sarah PACE m. 29 JAN 1825
(sic) in Henry Co, GA, to Low JACKSON, per LDS IGI NA. I
am not kin to this family. I came across this item while
researching an unrelated matter.]
Jackson Argus - July 30, 1897
The Argus regrets to announce the death
of Mr. Solomon King, a highly respected
citizen of Henry
county which occurred last Tuesday. The cause of his death
was strangulated hernia.
Mr. King was a gallant
confederate soldier and went into service with the
His comrades say he rendered valiant service
until his lost an arm.
by Don Bankston July 2006
Mrs. Leguin, an aged lady who lived in the northern
part of this county, died
last Tuesday and was buried
on Thursday at Peeksville, Henry County.
– Week of July 9, 1897
by Don Bankston July 2006
Hiram Lester Dead
At the Ripe Old Age of One Hundred and Twenty-Eight
At the poor farm in Henry county early Friday
morning, Hiram Lester, one of the oldest men in the world,
died, in his 129th year. He was no pampered child of fortune,
and in his latter days at least was a comparative stranger
But despite his poverty he was a noted
being – a human curiosity. Not for a brilliant career spent
in public service; not for matchless evidence in legislative
halls, but because by being regular and temperate in habit
and by a
simple observance of nature’s laws he has succeeded
in prolonging his life beyond the period of human expectancy.
Hiram Lester was born in North Carolina in the early
part of 1768.
Since his heart first began to throb
six billions of people have come into existence, and after
a battle against death, have passed into the unknown beyond.
When the famous first continental congress convened in Philadelphia,
1774, he was seven years old.
George IV ascended the throne of our mother country the
snows of more than fifty winters had fallen upon his head.
William E. Gladstone, the greatest of English statesmen,
would, on the day of his birth, have beheld in Uncle Hiram
an energetic and stalwart man.
of actual life had furr(?) wed his brow when the first message
was transmitted by telegraph.
The beginning of the
civil war found him a man of ninety-three years.
At the opening of the Cotton States and International Exposition
he was more than 128; and death claimed him just before
he would have passed the 129th milestone on life’s road.
And thus he has witnessed events in the world’s history
that marked the beginning and ending of import epochs.
It is said that his life was an active and vigorous
one. By energy and perseverance he won for himself in his
earlier days a sufficiency of this world’s goods on which
to live in comfort. But when he became too feeble to work
his accumulations disappeared and he became an inmate of
the Henry county poorhouse, where he lived until the fall
of 1891. At that time he went to the Piedmont exposition
with some friends, where he formed the great drawing card
in an exhibit at the exposition grounds. During this exposition
was celebrated the greatest event in the life of Mr. Lester.
At the Edgewood Avenue theatre, in Atlanta, on the night
of November 11, 1891, he and Mrs. Mary Mozeley were united
in the holy bonds of wedlock. The happy pair were perhaps
the oldest couple to contract the marriage vow, the bride
being more than seventy and the groom one hundred and twenty-five
This event attracted a great deal of interest
and was witnessed by hundreds of Atlanta’s citizens. Mr.
and Mrs. Lester lived happily together until about two months
ago, when financial reverses drove Mr. Lester to the poorhouse
for the second time, and his wife went to live with relatives.
For several weeks he had grown weaker, showing a gradual
failing in his vitality.
On Friday morning he passed
away, being at the time of his death the oldest man in the
He has a son, his youngest, in the Henry county
poorhouse, ninety-two years old. His only daughter lives
in Heard county and is ninety-five years of age.
Argus – Week of February 7, 1896
Don Bankston February
Harriet Mason Dies
A telegram was received here this week announcing the
death of Mrs. Harried Mason, which occurred at her home
at Sardis in Henry County last Monday.
was nearly 80 years of age, and leaves a number of children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Parry Lee and
Raleigh Harper of this place are her grandchildren.
The deceased was a native of Virginia. She lived an
active life and was indeed a woman of great usefulness and
for a long time lived only for the good she could do. Her
presence was a benediction. She has been called to her
Jackson Argus – Week of January 21, 1897
Bankston April 24, 2005
The infant baby boy of Col. and Mrs.
M. M. Mills died on last Saturday. It remains were taken
to Locust Grove on Sunday for interment. We extend to the
bereaved parents the sympathy of the community.
Argus – Week of September 10, 1896
March 21, 2005
Mrs. Levi Moore
Ga. Argus – Week of November 30, 1893
The many friends
and relatives of Mrs. Levi Moore, who lived four miles from
town, will be pained to learn of her death which occurred
at her father’s, Mr.Turner at Hampton on Friday.
About a year ago she was made a happy bride with a bright
and prosperous future before her, but alas the great reaper
death, has seen fit to claim her as his own. We sympathies
with or young friend Levi in his sad affliction and could
not console him with amore encouraging thought than “All
things work together for good to them who love God”.
Transcribed by Don Bankston June 2004.
Henry T. McDaniel
Dbt. 75. D 4/29 
Res. 4 miles south of Atlanta.
Moved to Fulton Co. from his plantation
in Henry Co. about 35 years ago. Since then he has
resided on his farm near Atlanta and was one of Fulton Cos.
best and most substantial citizen. P. E. McD., of
McDaniel's Station, Gordon Co., GA. and Ira O. McD. of Bartow
Co., father of Gov. McD. and his brothers.
Mr. McD. was the father of 11 children,
9 of whom still live. Within the past 2 weeks he lost
a son and a dau. Interred in family burying ground
near his residence.
Transcribed & Submitted by Linda
Reference Source: Franklin
Garrett's Necrology Database at The Atlanta History Center;
Fulton Co., GA. Microfilm - Obit Abstracts, Fulton, Roll
T. C. Nolen
Friends of T. C. Nolen of McDonough
regret to hear of his death on Thursday morning. He died
of the Brights disease.
Middle Ga. Argus – Week of
June 9, 1893
Transcribed by Don Bankston June 2004.
Dr. A. G. North
The Weekly Constitution, Atlanta, Ga.,
Mar 30 1903
Dr. North Killed by Fast Train.
Ga., March 29--Dr. A. G. North, one of the most prominent
citizens of Hampton, was struck and killed by the south-bound
Florida limited of the Central of Georgia railway today
Dr. North was returning from church at
the time and attempted to cross the railroad tracks. The
fast train was upon him before he seemed to realize the
danger and he was hurled 35 yards. He died instantly.
Transcribed by Linda Blum-Barton March 2006
Mr. J. G. Phinazee
Ga. Argus – week of November 30, 1893
Mr. J. G. Phinazee
is a prominent citizen of Monroe County, who lives near
High Falls. For some months his wife has shows signs of
mental derangement and had made an attempt to take her own
life while under the strange hallucinations, but on Wednesday
she succeeded in accomplishing her design by going in to
a room to herself, placing a paper about her clothes an
saturating her apparel with kerosene oil an then setting
herself on fire. She was shortly discovered but too late
to save her life. She lingered about five ours and died.
No cause could be found to induce her to act so rashly.
Her remains were brought to Jackson on Tuesday and conveyed
to McDonough, her old home, for burial. She was the mother
of Messrs. Tom Sutton and Paul Turner of McDonough, who
have our sympathies, as well as the husband and other relatives
Transcribed by Don Bankston June 2004.
Solomon Pruitt died on Tuesday the 30th ult. Mr. Solomon
who has lived in the vicinity of Locust Grove, started out
to walk over his farm land, was soon brought back home in
an unconscious condition by his son who was at work upon
the place, and found his father lying upon the ground unconscious,
and soon expired.
Mr. Pruitt was 70 years of age
and one of our beloved citizens and strict members of the
Methodist church. The remains were buried at Indian Creek
Jackson Argus – Week of April 9, 1897
Bankston April 26, 2005
Christian Index page 39
In McDonough, Henry Co. on the 2nd inst. William Ragland,
Esq. in his 71st year. He was born in Northampton Co.
NC and moved thence to Chatham Co. NC. In 1814 he moved
to Jasper Co. Ga. then to Henry Co. Ga. Toward the close
of the Revolution, though only a youth he was in the
service and was taken prisoner with others by the Tories
at Col. Alston's house on Deep River. He was a highly
esteemed and respected citizen and member of the Methodist
Church. Mar. 22 1836
Mrs. B. B. Strickland
Mrs. B. B. Strickland died at her home in
the upper part of this county last Friday after an illness
of about two weeks of pneumonia. The interment occurred
at Wynn’s Mills in Henry county on Sunday.
maiden name was Miss Virginia Childs. She was a member of
the Baptist church and was never happier than when engaged
in church work. Her husband found in her a charming helpmate
and during their wedded life they were ever happy in the
captainship of each other.
Mrs. Strickland contributed
much good to the world in her children. It was her fortune
to raise six girls who are respected and admired wherever
they are known.
Jackson Argus – Week of January 21, 1897
Don Bankston April 24, 2005
We learn that
the little son of Mr. Clem Thompson who lives just over
the line of Butts in Henry county, died with a horrible
case of hydrophobia on Wednesday of last week. The
little fellow had been bitten by a rabid dog about four
weeks ago, but the family supposed that all danger was over,
when he was taken violently and in a short time died in
a perfect rage.
Ga. Argus – Week of February 25, 1884
Don Bankston April 2004.
Mary L. Thompson
Died in Jackson,
Butts County, Ga. On the 7th ult. Mrs. Mary L.
Thompson, daughter of Maj. Tandy W. Key, late of Henry County
in the 31 year of her age.
She had been
for several years a consistent and useful member of the
Baptist church; of mild and cheerful disposition, she was
loved by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
Her death was sudden, but found her ready for the call,
as her previous life attested. She was the mother
of 6 children which she has left to the care of a bereft
husband, who mourn her loss. She rests from her labors
while her works follow her. Her memory is dear to
those she left behind. May they cherish and imitate
the pious example of her godly life. (Christian Index and
Southern Christian Advocate please copy)
State –Spalding County – Week of March 5, 1856
Don Bankston April 2004.
Rev. Mitchell Thurman
Attends the Teachers’ Institute and
is Stricken Down as He Returns
Rev. Mitchell Thurman
of Henry county died at the home of his sister Mrs. B. J.
Lunquest on Indian Springs street at 12 o’clock, noon, last
Sunday. His death was caused by strangulated hernia.
Mr. Thurman had been attending the teachers’ institute
at Indian Spring and towards the close of the session was
not feeling well. He came to Jackson on Saturday and stopped
with his sister, Mrs. Lunquest. Dr. W. C. Bryant was called
in and after an examination told Mr. Thurman that he pronounced
the troubled strangulated hernia and that an operation would
have to be performed. Mrs. Thurman insisted that he had
been in that condition before
and that he was sure that
his trouble was not hernia. The Dr. then set about trying
to move the bowels, but after exhausting the best known
agencies in a fruitless attempt he told the patient again
that the trouble was unquestionable strangulated hernia.
Dr. R. G. Bryans was then called in for consultation and
it was agreed that the only hope was in an operation. On
account of night having come on the operation had to wait
until morning as it could not be performed by lamplight.
During the night vomiting set in and the patient was very
weak the next morning. The operation was performed successfully
and the strangulation was relieved, but this relief, coming
as it did after poison had set in, was of no avail and the
end came at noon.
Hernia is said to be strangulated
when a portion of the intestine or omenturn that is protruded
is so tightly constricted that it cannot be returned to
the abdomen, but has its circulation arrested. If relief
is not speedily afforded the strangulated part becomes gangrenous.
The causes of strangulation are various, but this condition
most commonly arises from a sudden violent effort, by which
a fresh portion of intestine is driven into a pre-existing
hernia, which is distends to such a degree as to produce
this complication. The most prominent early symptoms are
flatulence, colicky pains, etc. They are succeeded by vomiting
first of the contents of the stomach, then of the mucus
and bile, and lastly of faecal)?) matters, owing to inverted
peristaltic action. If relief is not obtained the inflammation
that commences in the sac extends to the peritoneum and
the ordinary signs of peritonitis appear. Then comes gangrene
or mortification of the part and the patient speedily sinks.
It was unfortunate, but unavoidable, that at the surgeons
should have been misled by the patient.
service occurred on Monday at the Methodist church and the
interment was at the city cemetery.
A large number
of the relatives and friends were present at the funeral.
The deceased was a brother of Col. Thurman of Griffin and
Dr. Thurman at Barnesville. He leaves a wife and several
His life was that of a loyal, cheerful
Christian and he has no doubt met with the Christian’s reward.
Transcribed by Don Bankston July 2006
Argus – Week of June 25, 1897
Mrs. Mary C. Tucker
No sadder thought or feeling can ever
cross our threshold than to know that mother is gone. Never
more to met the fond and loving embrace of our dear mother
is too sad. Such were our feelings on the 23rd of last December
stood by and saw the casket lowered down in the
grave, and heard the solemn sound of the dirt as it gently
fell from the hands of many friends. But then, how bright
and beautiful it seemed only to know our dear mother is
Mrs. Mary C. Tucker was born
June 26, 1814 and died at her home in Henry County December
28, 1891. She was a member of the Baptist Church, joined
when quite young, and all along the rugged path of life
she ever looked to him “Who doeth all things well”. At the
age of 26, she was married to Mr. B F. Tucker of Butts County.
They had three little girls born to them. When the youngest
was only two years old the father died, leaving her in quite
a helpless condition but her never tiring energy and Christian
fortitude helped her to surmount the many obstacles as they
themselves through life.
Middle Ga. Argus
– January 19, 1892
by Don Bankston June 2004.
Died in Henry
County, on the 20th of February, of scarlet fever,
Susan Tucker, in the 14th year of her age, daughter
of Caroline Tucker. She professed a change of heart,
but had never united with the Church. She gave evidence
on her death bed that all was yet well, that the merits
of a Crucified Lamb were sufficient to cleanse her from
all sin. Possessed of a noble, generous heart, she
has won for herself the esteem and admiration of many; and
tho gone, the memory of Suckey still liveth. Yes,
dear companions of by gone years can scarcely realize thy
departure so young in years. Sleep on, departed one,
till the resurrection morn; then we hope to meet thee around
the great white throne to chant unending anthems of praise
to Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
– Griffin Ga. – Week of March 19, 1856
by Don Bankston April 2004.
the residence of her son J. P. Williams, in Henry County,
on the 12th (?) ult., Keziah Williams, a widow lady,
in the(73rd-78th) year of her age. She was baptized
many years since by Rev. J. W. Calloway at Philadelphia
church in the above named county. Since that time,
she has lived a consistent member of the Baptist Church.
She was a kind and affectionate mother. We trust she
has gone to reap the reward of the faithful in Christ Jesus.
She bore her affliction with patience, and said on a dying
pillow, she was ready and willing to go. May this
bereavement be sanctified to the good of her children and
friends in general.
State – Spalding County – Week of June 11, 1856
by Don Bankston May 2004.
It has pleased our
Heavenly Father to call from our midst our worthy and amiable
sister, Annie Wyatt, who was born May 17, 1867, and died
February 24, 1892. She was married to Mr. G. W. Wyatt of
Stockbridge, Henry County, Ga., September 27, 1891. She
has been a consistent member of the Methodist Church.
Middle Ga. Argus – Week of March
Transcribed by Don Bankston June 2004.
E. S. "Splint"
The whole town was thrown into a gloom of sadness
on Monday morning when the announcement that the young and
noble Splint Wynn was no more, that his immortal spirit
had taken its everlasting flight to that land from “whence
no traveler ever returned.”
Mr. Wynn was well known
to most of our readers, he having for several years been
one of our leading dry good salesmen. For two years he has
been chief of the clothing department of the New York Store,
and his place there will be hard to fill. Last year he attached
himself to the Methodist church and had lived a consistent
member to the time of his death.
His remains were
laid away at New Hope church, in Henry County on Tuesday
by his brethren of St. John’s Lodge F. & A. M. Rev.
J. H. Eakes preached the funeral.
St. John’s Lodge, No. 45, F. & A. M. – October 2,
Whereas, it pleases an all-wise God to take from
our midst, on the 25th of September last, our Brother E.
S. Wynn, therefore, be it.
Raised to Degree of Master
Mason, July 16,1892. Died in good standing with the Lodge
and all Brother Masons, September 25, 1893
genealogical information in resolution.
Argus – October 12, 1893
Transcribed by Don Bankston
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