N. E. Adamson, Rome

"The Atlanta Constitution"
Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia

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
Carrollton, Ga.

Transcribed by Valerie (Johnson) Freeman

Wesley Wilson Addy

"The Herald & Advertiser"

Newnan, Coweta Co., Georgia

NEWSPAPER Issue of Friday, June 19, 1908

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.

On 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.
A.J. Baughan

M.J. Stewart

L.O. Hutchinson, Committee

(Transcribed by Candace [Teal] Gravelle - August 2, 2006)

Additional Comments:
W. W. Addy's wife was Margaret Isabella Bernhard, daughter of Jacob Bernhard &
Esther Lites. Her first husband was John M. Weems.

Fielding Allen


Mr. Field 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.

Henry Co Weekly, Nov 8, 1907, Fri. (Henry Co GA)

Additional 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.

Obit Transcription by Nancy Morris

Submission & Additional Information by Diane Allen Cooper

C. W. Black

Empire State – Spalding County Georgia Week of December 23, 1856

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

It becomes 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
Sharon, Henry County today. Dr. Bryans had long been one of our best citizens
and one of the leading physicians of Middle Georgia and his death will surely
be regretted.

Middle Ga. Argus – Week of May 20, 1892
Transcribed 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 1, 1897
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

Transcribed by Don Bankston July 2006

John Crawford

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, 1897
Transcribed by Don Bankston April 2005

John Crockett

The committee to whom was referred the duty of reporting suitable resolutions upon the death of brother John Crockett made the following report:

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

Empire State – Spalding County – Week of September 3, 1856

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Carolyn H. Daltonnew

McDonough, 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
Topeka, Kansas

Tom Grant – Dead

Mr. Tom Grant died last Friday after an illness of several months with
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.

Jackson 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 10, 1896
Don Bankston  April 14, 2005

Death of Mrs. Lowe JACKSON

“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 of God.”

The “Columbus (GA) Daily Enquirer-Sun,” Tuesday Morning, 21 JUN 1881.

Transcribed and donated for use on this site by John Mallory Land []

[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.]

Solomon King

Jackson Argus - July 30, 1897
Solomon King Died

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
Zachray rangers.

His comrades say he rendered valiant service until his lost an arm.
Transcribed by Don Bankston July 2006

Mrs. Leguin

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.
Jackson Argus – Week of July 9, 1897

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Hiram Lester Dead
At the Ripe Old Age of One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Years

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 to wealth. 

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, in
1774, he was seven years old.

When England’s 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.

Seventy-five years 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 years old.

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 world.

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.
Jackson Argus – Week of February 7, 1896
Don Bankston  February 25, 2005

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.

Mrs. Mason 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
Don Bankston  April 24, 2005

Infant Mills

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.

Jackson Argus – Week of September 10, 1896
Don Bankston  March 21, 2005

Mrs. Levi Moore

Middle 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 [1885]  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 Blum-Barton

Reference Source:  Franklin Garrett's Necrology Database at The Atlanta History Center; Fulton Co., GA. Microfilm - Obit Abstracts, Fulton, Roll #8;

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

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Dr. A. G. North

The Weekly Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., Mar 30 1903
Dr. North Killed by Fast Train.

Hampton, 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 about noon.

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

Middle 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 and fiends.
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Solomon Pruitt

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 church.
Jackson Argus – Week of April 9, 1897
Don Bankston April 26, 2005

William Ragland, Jr.

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

Submitted by Gerry Hill

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.

Mrs. Strickland’s 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

Clem Thompson's Son

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.

 Middle Ga. Argus – Week of February 25, 1884

Transcribed by Don Bankston April 2004.

Mrs. 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)

 Empire State –Spalding County – Week of March 5, 1856

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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.

The funeral 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 children.

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

Jackson 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 as we
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 “asleep in

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

Transcribed by Don Bankston June 2004.

Susan Tucker

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.

Empire State – Griffin Ga. – Week of March 19, 1856

Transcribed by Don Bankston April 2004.

Keziah Williams

Died at 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.

Empire State – Spalding County – Week of June 11, 1856

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Annie Wyatt


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 8, 1892

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E. S. "Splint" Wynn

Middle Ga Argus
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.

Masonic Resolution

St. John’s Lodge, No. 45, F. & A. M. – October 2, 1893
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

No other genealogical information in resolution.

Middle Ga. Argus – October 12, 1893
Transcribed by Don Bankston June 2004.

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