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"PREPOSSESSED OF THE OPINION...THAT EUROPEANS ARE FOND OF THEIR FLESH"
John Barbot, an agent for the French Royal African Company, made at least two
voyages to the West Coast of Africa, in 1678 and 1682.
Those sold by the Blacks are for the most part prisoners of war, taken either in
fight, or pursuit, or in the incursions they make into their enemies
territories; others stolen away by their own countrymen; and some there are,
who will sell their own children, kindred, or neighbours. This has been often
seen, and to compass it, they desire the person they intend to sell, to help
them in carrying something to the factory by way of trade, and when there, the
person so deluded, not understanding the language, is old and deliver'd up as a
notwithstanding all his resistance, and exclaiming against the treachery....
The kings are so absolute, that upon any slight pretense of offences committed
by their subjects, they order them to be sold for slaves, without regard to
rank, or possession....
Abundance of little Blacks of both sexes are also stolen away by their
neighbours, when found abroad on the roads, or in the woods; or else in the
Cougans, or corn- fields, at the time of the year, when their parents keep them
there all day, to scare away the devouring small birds, that come to feed on the
millet, in swarms, as has been said above.
In times of dearth and famine, abundance of those people will sell themselves,
for a maintenance, and to prevent starving. When I first arriv'd at Goerree, in
December, 1681, I could have bought a great number, at very easy rates, if I
could have found provisions to subsist them; so great was the dearth then, in
that part of Nigritia.
To conclude, some slaves are also brought to these Blacks, from very remote
inland countries, by way of trade, and sold for things of very inconsiderable
value; but these slaves are generally poor and weak, by reason of the barbarous
usage they have had in traveling so far, being continually beaten, and almost
famish'd; so inhuman are the Blacks to one another....
The trade of slaves is in a more peculiar manner the business of kings, rich
men, and prime merchants, exclusive of the inferior sort of Blacks.
These slaves are severely and barbarously treated by their masters, who subsist
them poorly, and beat them inhumanly, as may be seen by the scabs and wounds on
the bodies of many of them when sold to us.
They scarce allow them the least rag to cover their nakedness, which they also
take off from them when sold to Europeans; and they always go bare- headed.
The wives and children of slaves, are also slaves to the master under whom they
are married; and when dead, they
never bury them, but cast out the bodies into some by place, to be devoured by
birds, or beasts of prey.
This barbarous usage of those unfortunate wretches, makes it appear, that the
fate of such as are bought and transported from the coast to America, or other
parts of the world, by Europeans, is less deplorable, than that of those who end
their days in their native country; for aboard ships all possible care is taken
to preserve and subsist them for the interest of the owners, and when sold in
America, the same motive ought to prevail with their masters to use them well,
that they may live the longer, and do them more service. Not to mention the
inestimable advantage they may reap, of becoming Christians, and saving their
souls, if they make a true use of their condition....
Many of those slaves we transport from Guinea to America are prepossessed with
the opinion, that they are carried like sheep to the slaughter, and that the
Europeans are fond of their flesh; which notion so far prevails with some, as to
make them fall into a deep melancholy and despair, and to refuse all sustenance,
tho' never so much compelled and even beaten to oblige them to take some
nourishment: notwithstanding all which, they will starve to death; whereof I
have had several instances in my own slaves both aboard and at Guadalupe. And
tho' I must say I am naturally compassionate, yet have I been necessitated
sometimes to cause the teeth of those wretches to be broken, because they would
not open their mouths, or be prevailed upon by any entreaties to feed
themselves; and thus have forced some sustenance into their throats....
As the slaves come down to Fida from the inland country, they are put into a
booth, or prison, built for that purpose, near the beach, all of them together;
and when the Europeans are to receive them, every part of every one of them, to
the smallest member, men and women being all stark naked. Such as are allowed
good and sound, are set on one side, and the others by themselves; which slaves
so rejected are there called Mackrons, being above thirty five years of age, or
defective in their limbs, eyes or teeth; or grown grey, or that have the
venereal disease, or any other imperfection.
These being set aside, each of the others, which have passed as good, is marked
on the breast, with a red- hot iron, imprinting the mark of the French, English,
or Dutch companies, that so each nation may distinguish their own, and to
prevent their being chang'd by the natives for worse, as they are apt enough to
do. In this particular, care is taken that the women, as tenderest, be not burnt
too hard. The branded slaves, after this, are returned to their former booth,
where the factor is to subsist them at his own charge, which amounts to about
two- pence a day for each of them, with bread and water, which is all their
There they continue sometimes ten or fifteen days, till the sea is still enough
to send them aboard; for very often it continues too boisterous for so long a
time, unless in January, February and March, which is commonly the calmest
when it is so, the slaves are carried off by parcels, in bar- canoes, and put
aboard the ships in the road. Before they enter the canoes, or come out of the
booth, their former Black masters strip them of every rag they have, without
distinction of men or women; to supply which, in orderly ships, each of them as
they come aboard is allowed a piece of canvas, to wrap around their waist, which
is very acceptable to those poor wretches....
If there happens to be no stock of slaves at Fida, the factor must trust the
Blacks with his goods, to the value of a hundred and fifty, or two hundred
slaves; which goods they carry up into the inland, to buy slaves, at all the
markets, for above two hundred leagues up the country, where they are kept like
cattle in Europe; the slaves sold there being generally prisoners of war, taken
from their enemies, like other booty, and perhaps some few sold by their own
countrymen, in extreme want, or upon a famine; as also some as a punishment of
heinous crimes: tho' many Europeans believe that parents sell their own
children, men their wives and relations, which, if it ever happens, is so
seldom, that it cannot justly be charged upon a whole nation, as a custom and
One thing is to be taken notice of by sea- faring men, that this Fida and Ardra
slaves are of all the others, the most apt to revolt aboard ships, by a
conspiracy carried on amongst themselves; especially such as are brought down to
Fida, from very remote inland countries, who easily draw others into their plot:
for being used to see mens flesh eaten in their own country, and publick markets
held for the purpose, they are very full of the notion, that we buy and
transport them to the same purpose; and will therefore watch all opportunities
to deliver themselves, by assaulting a ship's crew, and murdering them all, if
possible: whereof, we have almost every year some instances, in one European
ship or other, that is filled with slaves.
Source: John Barbot, "A Description of the Coasts of North and South Guinea," in
Thomas Astley and John Churchill, eds., Collection of Voyages and Travels
Order for the arrest of deserters from
the 60th Regiment at Charleston, S. C., under the command of Lewis Valentine
Fuser, esq. Deserters are believed to have gone to Georgia and include:
John Berg, 5 ft. 5-3/4 inches tall, 20 years old, brown complexion, gray eyes,
brown hair, born in Sweden.
John Ploughman, 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, 24 years old, br. complexion, gray
eyes, black hair, born in Germany.
Henry Meyer, 5 feet 8-3/4 inches tall, 26 years old, brown complexion, gray
eyes, brown hair, born in Germany.
William Burns, 5 feet 9-1/2 inches tall, 20 years old, hr. complexion, hazel
eyes, brown hair, born in Ireland.
Henry Esensee, 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, 29 years old, br. complexion, gray
eyes, brown hair, born in Germany.
Thomas Paterson, 5 feet 5 inches tail, 19 years old, fair complexion, gray eyes,
light brown hair, born in Ireland.
Robert Mason, 5 feet 11-1/4 inches tall, 22 years old, br. complexion, grey
eyes, brown hair, born in Scotland.
John Bedson, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 27 years old, brown complexion, gray eyes,
brown hair, born in Ireland.
Charles Frish, 5 feet 3-1/2 inches tall, 29 years old, black complexion, black
eyes, black hair, born in Poland.
John Burton, 5 feet 10-1/2 inches tall, 25 years old, brown complexion, gray
eyes, brown hair, born in England.
Francis Teffcott, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 16 years old brown complexion, brown
eyes, brown hair, born in America.
Samuel Toilis, 5 feet 3-3/4 inches tail, 21 years old, br complexion, gray eyes,
brown hair, born in Germany.
John Hollsinburg, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 26 years old, brown eyes, brown
complexion, brown hair, born in Germany.
Bartholemew Toomey, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 30 years old, brown complexion, gray
eyes, brown hair, born in Ireland.
Joseph Pool, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 22 years old, fair complexion, gray eyes,
fair hair, born in England.
John Briest, surgeon ("who may probably pass for a doctor") 5 feet 6-1/2 inches
tall, 28 years old, brown complexion, gray eyes, brown hair, born in Germany.
George Christian Eimbert, sergeant, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 31 yeats old, fair
complexion, gray eyes, fair hair, born in Hanover.
Issued: 16 July 1768.
Order releasing John Keast and slaves from quarantine if they agree to be
innoculated. Issued: 3 August 1768.
Order for quarantine of the Britannia, Stephen Deane, master, because slaves on
board have smallpox. Issued: 6 Match 1769.
(Two Proclamations) Stay of Execution for Thomas Jones of St. George Parish,
laborer, sentenced to hang for horse stealing. Issued: 3 January 1770. Jones
stole a sorel horse belonging to Peter Shadier and a gray horse belonging to
Eleazar Hodges. Issued: 21 February 1770.
Various reprieves granted to Winsier Driggers, laborer,
sentenced to hang for cow stealing. Issued: 24 Aug. 1770-
6 Sept. 1770.
The jail at Savannah was broken open at 1:00 this morning.
Robert Prine Pierce alias Perse
Diggers is about 6 feet tall, 30 years old, black complexion, a pale visage
(being much reduced by sickness)has long black hair.
He commonly wears a pair of black stocking breeches and black stockings, a check
shirt, and an old beaver hat.
Robert Prine is about 6 feet tall and appears to be 35 years .
He is of pale contenance, black complexion, loose black hair, and remarkable
He had on an oznabr: shirt and trousers.
Pierce, alias Perse, Lane, a lad 17 or 18 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches tall, of
a pale complection, sandy colored hair; wore a checked shirt and trousers, with
a felt hat.
John Bowers, well set man about 28 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches and a fair
complexion, has blackish bait and had on a burg shirt, leather breeches, and
Issued: September 1770.
Pardon for William Reiley Davis, laborer, for stealing mare of William Pilcher
and a gelding roan blue color from the same and a bay colored mare from Patrick
Herragen. Davis had been sentenced to hang.
17 July 1771.
Pardon for Cornelius Connor of Christ Church Parish fine imposed on him for
assaulting James Rattray.
October 12 1771
Pardon for John Rae of Christ Church Parish, found guilty
of the murder of Ann Simpson. Dec 18, 1771
Quarantine ordered fro ship Britannia, James Clendinne master, having brought
250 people from Belfast Ireland to prevent spread of smallpox and measles.
Jan 7 1772
The common jail at Savannah was broken open on Sunday morning at 3:00.
Joseph Prine and John Dukes escaped Prine is thin in shape, about 5 ft
8-1/2 inches tall, and about 20 years old but looks older. He wears his own
brown hair, sometimes clubbed and often hanging low over his shoulders. He
escape wearinging a chocolate colored coat, red waistcoat and leather breeches.
He has probably gone to Saltketchers in S C., where he has many relations.
John My Dukes stout, well-made young fellow of a florid complexion,
20 years of age and about 5 feet S or 9 inches tall.
He wears hiw own light brown colored hair, he escaped wearing a cloth coat and
Issued April 13 1772
Pardon for Aaron Tilly, laborer, of St. George Parial sentenced to hang for
stealing a horse and other property from John Law.
Issued: January 8,1773
Pardon for Joseph Arnon or Orney, laborer, of Augusta,
sentenced to hang for having stolen parcels of deer ski
from James Jackson and Andrew McLeaan stored
in an outhouse near their dwelling. Issued: Jan. 8, 1773
Quarantine ordered for the Georgia Packet Saturday last from
George Brunner, master, to restrain contagious diseases.
Issued: January 22, 1773.
Quarantine for brigantine Ann, Zachariah Witherdon,
from Antigua, 10th inst., carrying slaves with smallpox
Issued: 15 March 1773.
Quarantine for the sloop (ship) Betsie.
Robert Earle,master.because of smallpox.
Issued: 7 April 7 1773.
Quarantine for smallpox, at White Bluff, the plantation of John HOuston
The disease has appeared among slaves.
July 17, 1773.
Columbian Herald or the Independent Courier of North America
Charlestown, Feb. 4.
By a gentleman from St. Mary's we are informed, that on the 6th December
last, a party of Indians came down on the main (Georgia) in the county of
Camden, and carried off two women, and three children and a Negro man.---A
party from Cumberland island went in pursuit of them, but before they could
arrive, the Savages had made off.
On the 17th of January an alarm was given at the island of a party having
come down to the same place, and that they had murdered a Mr. Taylor and Mr.
Fordyce, and carried off about twenty head of cattle.
Georgia Department of Archives and History (Georgia Indian Depredation
Appendix Document # 175
State of Georgia
A General Return of the Losses sustained in Glynn County in the Indian Warr.
No. What Name or Men Women Children Negroes Negroes Horses
Killed Family Killed
1 Slaves 1
2 John Burnet 2
Lenard Harper 1
1 Jacob Havilston 1
John Johnston 1
3 Wm McCormack 3 1
McFee 1 1
John Scart 1
7 7 4 1
2 7 61
Additional losses in Glynn County (Values given in Pounds
Sterling.) John Burnet - 20 cattle lost, 30 hogs lost, 25 houses burnt,
15,000 feet lumber, 3 of family wounded Value of property destroyed: 867:10
John Tompkins - 9 houses burnt, Value: 100
Unity Goff - 17 hogs lost, Sundry goods lost or stolen, Value: Sundry goods:
14:3:8 - hogs 50:8:8
T. Spalding & Wm Steven - Lumber: Value: 150
Jeremia Brantley Value of horse lost: 20
John Cole value of stolen Negro and horse: 100
George Jenkins - 2 houses burnt, Value: 30
Martin Palmer - 60 hogs, 2 houses burnt, Value: 135:14:12
Stephen Carker, Value lost 75
Christopher Hillary - 2 houses burnt, Value: 150
Samuel Harris - 15 cattle, 25 hogs, Sundry Goods Value: 53:20
Moses Cru - 140 cattle, 30 hogs, Sundry goods, Value: -:5:6, Other loss -
Elizabeth Harris - 10 cattle, Value: 33
Edward Pilcher - 61 cattle, 88 hogs, Value: 267 2 members of family wounded
Lenard Harper - Value: 42:12:6
Stephen Dampier - 1 cattle, 15 hogs, Value: 35
Jacob Halviston - 2 houses burnt, 11 sheep lost, Value: 80
William Williams 39 cattle, 1 house burnt, Value: 100
Ray'd Demere - 2 cattle, 16 hogs, Value: 34
Edward Corker - 24 cattle, Value: 44
William Sumerland - 1 cattle, 11 hogs, Value: Sundry goods: 14:17, other:
John Johnston - 14 cattle, Value: 58
Total Value of Losses in Glynn County: 2744:1:25
Island of St. Simon
Before James Spalding one of the Assistant Justices for the County Glynn,
Personally appeared John Braddock, Commanding Officer of the County Regiment
Militia who being duly sworn maketh Oath that the above general return is
truely, justly and literally taken as far as respects Substance from the
Particular returns so made to me previous to digesting the same under one
General return were duly attested and vouched for, which vouchers now remain
in my hands
Sworn to before me
this 15th day of July 1788 John
Braddock Major G Cm
James Spalding A. J.
personally appear'd before James Spalding one of the assistant Justice's for
the County of Glynn William Steven Esquire, who being duely Sworn says he
assisted Major Braddock in digesting the annexed General Return, which this
deponent declares is truely, Justly and Literally taken as far as respects
substance from the particular return of individualls
Sworn before me
15 July 1788. James Spalding A. J.
Jasper Newspaper article
Georgia Newspaper Clippings , Jasper Co. Extracts Vol. 1 , 1812-1835
Tues. Apr. 12 1825,
To sell tract of land No. 293, 13th Dist. Monroe Co.
drawn by orphans of William Bullard, deceased. Signed J.S. Bullard Sr.
Wed. Sept. 21 1814
James Bullard and Richard Head have applied
letters of administration on the estate of William Bullard, deceased. Given
under hand 6th Sept. 1814. July 28 1818, Court of Ordinary, leave to sell
half a lot of land No:44 in 12th dist. Baldwin, now Jones Co. being the
real estate of Wyly Bullard deceased. Signed James Bullard.
Tues. Oct. 24 1820
Fortunate Drawers in Land Lottery Jasper Co. James
Jan. 7 1828 Monticello, Jasper Co. will be sold 2/3's of a half sq. of land
where William Bullard, deceased, lived. Signed James Bullard.
Jasper Co. unclaimed letters, James Bullard.
July 18 1829 All those
indebted to estate of James Bullard Jr. deceased, or owed money must make
payments to James Bullard, or Jarmoney Bullard. (Source GJ)
January 20, 1831
All those indebted to the estate of James Bullard Sr. Late,
Make payments to Jarmoney Bullard. Thursday May 17 1832 Jasper Co. Four
months after date, application will be made to Inferior Court for leave to
sell property of Sarah Bullard, deceased. (signed Jarmony G. Bullard)
The Oglethorpe Echo - Crawford, OGLETHORPE COUNTY, GA
Editor: T. L. GANTT
April 7, 1876 (Vol. II No. 26)
This is Leap Year. The Sparta showed the following:
At Mr. Wayman Clark's residence on Wednesday, Mrs. Peggy Glover was Married
to Tommy Barrett by E. A. Williams, Esq.
Growing weary of single blessedness, she set out on one Sunday morning on a
leap year courting expedition. After she
visited several eligible men and having to take no for an answer, she at
last called at the house of Mrs. Barrett mother of
her intended victim. He was 19 years old and has lived in this wicked world
long enough to experience all the inconvenience
and desolation of the boy who is too big for mammy to spank, and yet has no
one to sew on his buttons. She made her
proposal with true bissixtile (sic) boldness, and he, overcome with modesty
and confusion, at first blushed, sighed and
hung down his head. But, after tantalizing her for sometime with his
coyness, he finally sank upon her breast, and was
enclosed in her loving arms, You may guess the rest....
Pike County Journal
Friday September 29, 1922
John T. Souter Died at Home in Arkansas
The Journal has received from W. A. Akin of Atlanta a newspaper clipping
telling of the death of John T. Souter, 77 years old, which occurred suddenly
a few days ago at his home in Magnolia Ark..
Mr. Akin writes:
"Mr. Souter was born in Spalding county and married the second daughter of
George W Williamson of Pike county and lived there for some time. I think he
went to the civil war probably Company A under Captain Baker. He was in the
Thirteenth Georgia regiment of which Captain Baker later became colonel. He
moved to Arkansas in 1871.
According to the clipping Mr. Souter stood high in his community and was the
democratic nominee for county treasurer at the recent election. Surviving him
are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. A. M. Kirkpatrick of Philadelphia, Mrs. C.
E. Wilbourn of Magnolia; three sons, J. A. W., of Magnolia; Dr. T. E., of
McNeil, and Dr. Arthur J. Souter, of Waldo. Interment was in the cemetery at
Talbotton New Era, August 8, 1907
The Talbotton New Era
Thursday, August 8, 1907
Death of Mrs. Edmund W. Carter
The death of Mrs. Edmund W. Carter at her home in Prattsburg last week, has
caused a gloom to spread over that community. She was only 21 years of age
had been married but a few months. The Augusta Herald of Tuesday last
Intelligence has been received in this city of the death of Mrs. Edmund W.
Carter, formerly Miss Christine Kelly, which occurred at Prattsburg, Ga. at 12
o’clock last night. The deceased was 21 years of age and was the daughter
Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Kelly of this city.
The news of her untimely death within six months of her marriage and in the
prime of life, ---sed genuine sorrow throughout the city. She was reared
Augusta and was one of the most lovable and popular ladies in her community.
Last January, she was married to Dr. E.W. Carter, who is a graduate of the -----
-- medical college.
She was a consistent member of the First Presbyterian Church and her funeral
will probably occur from that church.
She is survived by her husband, parents, three brothers, and ---- sisters.
The Talbotton New Era
Thursday, August 8, 1907
Death of Mrs. Edmund Carter
Our community is again draped in deep sorrow over the untimely death of Mrs.
Christene Carter. She was one of those grand characters whom to know was
love her. To make it so sad, she had just reached the age of womanhood,
bride of six months. There must have been something beautifully magnetic,
grand life, a rich character, that in so short a time to so magnificently
impress her many friends, touching the tender tendrils of love and friendship
which multiplied her beautiful growth each day. We will sadly miss her at our
homes, our social meetings, our church, Sunday school and Women’s Missionary
How sad to think there will be no more homecoming, homegreeting; a vacant chair
around the fireside – one more empty seat in church. Her name is recorded
our church book, her life work to God; her name is now written on pages bright
and fair; her spirit sweetly resting in the arms of Jesus.
She was reared in Augusta, Ga., where she was laid to rest and Prattsburg, in
common with her native home, met at the tomb of this dear, sweet friend,
shedding tears of sorrow and to say goodbye but not forever, for we have that
promise and a happy recognition and greeting beyond this life to those who are
faithful and true, where there is no pain, no sorrowing, no separation.
We extend to her sorrowing husband and relatives our deepest sympathy, pointing
to the Great Physician who can heal our sorrows and give us peace.
Athens Banner, Athens, GA, Tuesday morning, November 24, 1891
Lovern, John W.
Mr. John W. Lovern
A Worthy Citizen of Princeton Factory Passes Away.
At about 7 o’clock on yesterday morning, Mr. John W. Lovern, a much respected
citizen of Princeton Factory, died after a lingering illness of several weeks.
That flattering disease consumption, held out hopes that he would recover and he
was hopeful of regaining health during the early part of his illness, but for
the last week or two he despaired of ever getting well. He was an efficient
workman at the mill, an amiable and clever gentle man, and was highly esteemed
by all who knew him. For several years he had been a member of the Methodist
church and was no doubt ready when the summons came.
Oliver Encampment, I.O.O.F. will attend Mr. Lovern’s funeral in a body.
The funeral will take place at Princeton Church this afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Note this is Clarke Co. Ga.
Athens Banner, Athens, GA Tuesday morning February 2, 1892
Scudder, A. M.
Consigned to the tomb
Funeral of Mr. A. M. Scudder Monday afternoon
"Jesus, lover of my soul, Let me to Thy bosom fly."
Such were the sweet words sung by a choir, composed of Miss Maggie Morton, Mrs.
C. M. Snelling, Prof. C. H. Herty and Prof. C. M. Strahan, Monday afternoon at
three o'clock, as the casket, containing the mortal remains of Mr. A.M.
Scudder, was borne into the Presbyterian church by the pall-bearers, Messrs. H.
C. White, A. L. Hull, W. A. McDowell, C. D. Flanigen, E. I. Sith, H. H. Linton,
J. M. Hodgson and C. B. Griffith.
The church was well filled with friends and acquaintances of the deceased, and
all the young ladies of the Lucy Cobb Institute were present, that college
having suspended its exercises in honor of the lamented dead who was one of its
Rev. C. W. Lane read a lesson from the Scriptures after which the Choir sang
"Peace of the Soul." A fervent prayer was then offered up to the throne of grace
by Dr. Lane.
The choir sang that grand old hymn, "Rock of Ages," and Dr. Lane, offered a few
remarks upon the life of the departed father in Israel.
Among the lessons that he drew from his life were two very important ones. He
always made it a rule to be present at one ofthe prayer meetings of his church,
and he always took a special interest in the sessions of Synods and Presbyteries
and the government of the church. At the request of the family no funeral sermon
was preached, and as the recessional hymn was sung by the choir, the body was
borne forth to the hearse, and the solemn cortege moved off to Oconee cemetery.
"Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust." Into the silent grave was
lowered the mortal frame of one of Athens' oldest and most honored citizens, but
the memory of his life shall long linger with our citizens.
Athens Banner, Athens, GA, Tuesday morning, February 2, 1892
Marriage: Malinda Prater to John Riley
February 1, 1892
Chimed out in merry peals yesterday
Last evening at the residence of Mrs. W. F. Johnson, on Cemetery street, Miss
Malinda Prater was married to Mr. John Riley. Rev. E. D. Stone performed the
ceremonies in an impressive manner. Many congratulations were showered upon the
happy young couple.
Clarke County Georgia
The Banner, Athens, GA Tuesday morning, March 29, 1892
Colson Mrs. C. H.
The funeral of Mrs. C. H. Colson yesterday afternoon.
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock the funeral services of Mrs. C. H Colson were
conducted at the Second Baptist Church. A large number of sorrowing friends were
present to pay the last sad tribute to the deceased. The services were most
impressively conducted by Dr. L. R. Gwaltney and Rev. B. F. Elliott.
After the services a large concourse of friends followed the remains to Oconee
cemetery, where the body of Mrs. Colson was laid to rest till the resurrection
Athens Banner, Athens, GA, Tuesday morning, April 12, 1892 Stephens (Mrs.)
Death of Mrs. Stephens
On Friday evening last, Mrs. Stephens, whose illness has been noticed in these
columns, breathed her last at her home on Baxter Street. The remains were
carried to Mars Hill yesterday for interment.
Mrs. Stephens was a bridge of less than a year, a lovely young woman only 21
years of age, and leave a husband and many relatives to mourn her death.
Thought a comparative stranger in our midst, her death has cast a gloom over
many households, where hopes were for the recovery of this young Christian
Athens Banner, Athens, GA Tuesday morning, April 26, 1892
Mr. Henry Hardeman
Dies at his mother’s home in Oconee County
Mr. Henry Hardeman, the only son of Mrs. Geo. Hardeman, died at the home of his
mother, two miles this side of Snow’s bridge, on the lower Monroe road at nine
o’clock Saturday night. Mrs. Hardeman was the only boy in a family of seven
children, and was the s n of Mr. Geo. Hardeman who was killed by Mr. Crawford
Whitehead, a few years since.
Henry Hardeman was an upright industrious young man and was about seventeen
years of age. He has many friends in Oconee county who will learn of his death
with profound sorrow, and whose sympathies will go out to the bereayed mother
and sisters. The interment took place Sunday at the family burying ground.
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