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Eufaula Weekly Times

Thursday, May 30 1872

Fine Cotton Stalk.-  Mr. Mc Creary, an Express messenger on the Montgomery and Eufaula railroad, brought us a stalk of cotton yesterday, from Mr. J. C. Lovell's place at Mitchell's station, between Montgomery and Union Springs, which measured twenty inches in height and sported seven squares.  It was the largest and finest stalk of cotton we have seen this season.

An Error - The Columbus Sun of the 21st reports that "Mrs. J. T. Kendall, aged seventy, died near Eufaula Saturday".  Which is a great mistake.  The item, doubtless, was taken from our columns of the 19th, which reported the death near Eufaula of Mrs. Douglas, aged seventy, and a relative Mr. J. T. Kendall.  We trust that the Sun will make the correction, as the announcement will carry unnecessary pain to many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Kendall throughout Georgia and Alabama.

(May 24 1873)
Williamston was settled in 1820. In that year William Williams, father 
of John L. Williams, William Bush, Jared Williams, a Mr. Copeland and John 
Danner came in and settled there. These were the first settlers. Danner was 
a German, a blacksmith and put the first blacksmith shop in Barbour county. 
He was an industrious and useful man. Others come in soon after. The place 
took its name from the fact that a good many Williamses were settled there. 
William Williams put up the first cotton gin in this county.


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