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The Carroll County Times

The Jefferson News Please follow:

Carrollton, Carroll Co., Georgia

 Friday  9 Jan. 1880

GEORGIA News

THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS

Georgia has produced a great many remarkable men but none, we dare assert, more so than Mr. Lewis Arthur who resides in Jackson county. According to
the Jefferson News:

He was born in Virginia and is now in his eighty-sixth year. He served in the War of 1812 and has been married twice. By his first wife, Miss Nancy
Hartsfield of Clarke county, he had sixteen children. From a recent trip among his offspring, he found them all to number one hundred and fifty-six
living and thirty-nine dead. Twenty- four of his grandchildren are married and he says thirty-one more are ready to marry. Seven of his daughters are
grandmothers and one of his grand daughters is a grandmother. His great-granddaughter is called "Greaty."

Nine of his offspring were born in the present year.

He says with great pride, and justly too, that all of his family are able to take care of themselves. Mr. Arthur has been a notable man in his time,
being noted for his muscular powers and has had many a rough and tumble fight in the good old days, when everybody engaged in fist and skull fights
upon muster and court days. We think the showing made by this gentleman rather remarkable and uncommon. It is not often that such large families are
raised from one couple and that a man is allowed to see his offspring of the third and fourth generations before he is gathered to his Father. Mr. Arthur
is still hale and hearty and says he can managed the most of his grandchildren. His present health promises many years of life still to this patriarch.


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