This page is part of The Georgia GenWeb Project a AHGP Project and is hosted by USGENNET

Dale County Alabama Newspapers

You are our [an error occurred while processing this directive] Visitor  --  to this page.


Up ] Dale Co.Al. pg 2 ]


Home ] Letters to the Governor ] War of 1812 ] Transcriptions by Kelly Joshlin ] Advocate ] Alabama Papers ] The Atlanta Constitution ] Atlanta Newspaper Project ] Augusta Chronicle ] Augusta Daily ] Christian Advocate ] The Daily Constitution ] The Daily ] Butler Herald ] Carroll Free Press ] Cherokee Advance ] Indian Atrocities ] Columbian Herald ] Columbian Herald ] CV Main Page ] Cuthbert Appeal ] [ Dale County Alabama Newspapers ] Dallas Morning News ] Early Georgia Newspapers ] Eufaula Times Main Page ] Gospel Messenger ] Macon GeorgiaTelegraph ] Macon Citizen ] Miscellaneous Newspapers ] Journal 1808-1818 ] Ga Journal and Msger3 ] The Messenger ] The Georgia Telegraph ] Montgomery  Advertiser ] Southern Christian Advocate ] Southern Banner ] Southern Recorder ] Southern Star ] Times Herald ] The Upson Pilot ] Misc. scattered Papers ]

In follow-up to the terrific articles Cathy has been sending to the list, I have a couple of articles on early Dale County history  dealing primarily with the Andrews/Matthews/Windham family which were kindly sent to me by Angela Andrews Pifer. The second deals with the migration of the Andrews, Matthews, Windham, Dowling, Martin, Byrd families and others:

ONE OF THE PIONEERS The following is copied from the editorial page of the April 1886 issue of The Southern Star:

Uncle Elisha Matthews, as he is affectionately known, is one of the oldest settlers in this county, having been here since 1824. A treat to hear him talk, and any one who takes an interest in old time matters can sit for hours and be continually entertained by his reminiscences. One day last week, I found Uncle Elisha sitting on the piazza store, and as I always do, I paused to shake hands with him and exchanged the compliments of the day. We fell into conversation concerning the early settlement of this section and matters of kindred character. Uncle Elisha said, "Yes, I can tell you exactly how it came to that this section is settled by the Matthews, Andrews, Dowling, Martins, Byrds and others. The Cooleys and families I have already named, except the Martins and Byrds, resided in the community in South Carolina. Allen Cooley had some trouble with his wife, growing out of his misconduct, so he left South Carolina and settled on Hurricane Creek here in Dale County, above where Samuel Windham resides. Allen's son went back in a year or two for his mother and Benjamin Andrews returned with him.  Benjamin's mother and father, Thomas Andrews, knowing the condition of his health, decided to come from South Carolina to look after son. 

  Uncle Elisha states, "I was a young fellow and from boyhood had an inclination to come south, so I came with them, they in the old time horse cart, and I on horseback. They slept in the cart, which was covered so as to be waterproof, and I under it. We had a real jolly time coming and got here on March 2, 1824. Thomas Andrews brought some money for a man named Northcutt. He resided in Conecuh County. I was induced to take the money to Conecuh County to him. This I did, encountering numerous swollen streams, in which I came near losing my horse in two.  I went by what is now Andalusia, Sparta, Belleville and on to Mr. Northcutts, where I stayed for a week. A great many people called to see me, they had known my father back in South Carolina. This Conecuh Settlement was a good one with Churches and other privileges. The neighbors came to see me at night and always had prayer before separating. The country between here and there was a wilderness with but few settlers. Game of every kind was plentiful and the ground was frequently torn up by the wolves, as you have seen dogs do by scratching the ground."

  Uncle Elisha Matthews continued, "I returned and spent the summer here in Dale. On September 17, 1824, I started back to South Carolina.  I reached there November 2nd, and then on December 28, 1824, I was married to the daughter of Dempsey Dowling. Shortly I returned to Dale county with my wife, my father Moses Matthews, his family, and others. We reached Dale County March 2, 1825. The Dowlings and Windhams came here to Dale County from South Carolina also." "A daughter of Benjamin Martin came from North Carolina, where the Martins and Byrds resided, to South Carolina to visit friends and while there was married to William Andrews. This couple moved down here to Dale, but revisited North Carolina where they induced the Martins to come to southeast Alabama. The Byrds also came from that same North Carolina settlement." In speaking of the railroad, Uncle Elisha said, "Yes, I would like to see a railroad in this country, but I think it is unreasonable to ask so much as an absol!

ute donation. I have stayed here a long time, giving twenty dollars a barrel for flour, ten dollars a sack for salt, fifty cents a yard for calico, and other things in proportion.  If we cannot get a railroad, to reduce the cost of necesities, I guess we can get along without It."  Uncle Elisha Matthews lived to the age of 86 years. He died July 4, 1889, and is buried in Clay Bank Church cemetery.




  Mr. Editor:

     As my other piece did not find its way to the waste basket, I will try and write some more.  I will give you a few more names, some that lived on the east side of Claybank creek.  There was William Cox, my father, Noel Dowling, Dr. Mack Atkins the noted bear hunter, Samuel Hallford, John Andrews, grandfather of your townsman, Berry Andrews, Rev. Dempsey Dowling, who settled at Skipperville, and it was named after him.  Well, I will have to stop, as my mind takes in so many.

     I told in my other article that there were about 480 able-bodied men in this whole country that were subject to the war.  Well, there was a proclamation from the governor for troops to fight the Indians.   So they were all ordered to meet at Daleville and lined up so that their names could be taken down, and Sceban Gray was the man who did the writing.  When the list was completed the names were put in a hat and mixed up and drawn out. The ones that were drawn out had to go and fight the Indians.  There was a

demand for substitutes to go.  Peace was soon restored.   This was a large county then, embracing Dale, Coffee, Geneva and Covington counties.  I have heard Elisha Matheny say that he was appointed to collect the taxes of these counties, then one county, about the date of 1830, for the fees were one hundred dollars, and he said that would buy him eighty acres of choice land.

    See the progress of time.  About 1840 the waters were troubled.  The court house question was agitated to move it to old Wilburn on Pea river. That called for a division of the county.  The court house was at Daleville. Mr. Arch Justice being a man of much vim and determination, his friends run him for the legislature for a division of the county.  He won the race against Jerry Warren, who wanted the court house moved west.  Justice said during his campaign that he would divide the county if he had to take a

broad axe and hew it open from north to south.   During the campaign things got so warm that Jerry Warren and Tobias Lee met in the road near Daleville and had a fight about it.  On election day in Bear 2, at Levi Dowling's house, the election was held.  During the day a man by the name of Blaric wanted to move the court house west and he bought honey by the tub full and treated on it, and that gave rise to the name of Honey Town after that. Justice had an act passed for the division, and the range line between 22

and 23 being agreed upon.  This soon brought on something else.  The next thing was moving the courthouse to Newton, and Thomas Andrews, Sr., was one of the commissioners at that time.  He owned the land and had the town laid off in lots.  My father, Wm. Cox, was county surveyor at that time, and he

laid off the town into lots, and they were sold.  At that time there were no bridges in the whole land called Dale county.  Thomas Andrews, Sr., built the first bridge across the river at Newton.  It was a toll bridge and "Bertice (second letter faded, could be e, c, or o) Byrd, Sr., kept it for him until the Harrison flood carried it off.  Then he kept a ferry for a long time.  The next bridge was built by the county, and the Lincoln flood carried it away.  Think of the progress of the time.  Now we have about 110 bridges, two of iron, and eight wooden ones that are covered, and a good court house and soil, and the county is prosperous and doing well.

W.F. Cox

   OZARK TRIBUNE      SEPT. 6, 1904


Chapter 2

      Early settlers on Claybank creek.  My father settled near where Edward Dowling now lives.   Samuel Hallford settled farther down the creek on an Indian camp near the spring where the Indians got water.  Dr. Isaac Adkins settled still farther down below what we now know as Peter's old mill.  Soon after we moved across to the west side of the creek where Amos Mizell's father is now.   Still farther down on the east side Noel Dowling settled, where he lived out his days.  Shade Mills settled still farther down on the

place we know as the Gordon Matthews old homestead and where Jason Fain lives.   Below this Hampton Parrish settled the place where I live.   Below my place Isaac Ledbetter settled, lived and died.  He and his wife are buried in an oak grove at the southeast corner of the field which was around the house, and which was afterwards used for the purpose of interring his negroes by Col. C.D. Crittenden.  Out farther from the creek at what is now old China Grove camp ground, John Andrews settled in 1832.  He moved near Claybank church in 1833.  Henry Stokes settled where Wade Byrd lives now.

    The Indian war of 1836, caused the white men to go out and fight them. They had a battle on Pea river and the whites routed the enemy.  A runner was sent to let us know the Indians were coming this way which frightened every body at home.  So my mother gathered her children, Mrs. Noel Dowling hers, Zillah Hallford hers and all went into a ravine near where Edward Dowling now lives, and remained there all night.  But instead of coming this way the Indians went down the Pea river trail towards Florida.  It was nothing strange to see an Indian in those days.  This was a wild country then and the early settlers had many thrilling experiences.  Bear and panther were common when Dr. Adkins first settled below Peters old mill place.  He set out some peach trees, and as soon as they began bearing the bear began to eat the fruit.   Late one Saturday night while all were asleep old bruin decided to sample the peaches good.  He broke the limbs down and ate as many as he wanted.  On Sunday morning Dr., saw the sign and said "boys lets have some fun."  He called John, George, and Lewis, his three sons, and Frank and Mike, his two negroe men, all being regular hunters and they called his pack of hounds.  He had a bndle? bob-tailed catch dog---a species of wolf and dog mixed, which was called Bone.  When they blew the horn every dog answered with a yell and were soon on bruin's trail.  They quickly found him in a thicket and gave chase.  They ran him around and around and as he came near John Adkins he shot and crippled him.  The boys

then turned old Bone loose, and he soon covered him.  Bone had many hard battles with the bear finally in which he had come out first best, and this gave him confidence but this was his fateful fight.  Mr. Bruin backed himself up under a clay root and when faithful old Bone went in after him, he squeezed him so hard that bone died of his injuries, but the bear did not escape.   While he was so lovingly embracing his antagonist the negro man, Mike, ran up and shot him in the shoulder, which made him turn loose old

Bone, and put an end to him.

    I want to correct an error that appeared in my other piece.  It should have said that the fort at Fort Gaines, Ga., was built in 1816 instead of 1836.

 W.F. Cox

 Good luck to All

  Christine Grimes Thacker



 Ozark Tribune, Oct. 4, 1904 HORACE O'NEAL DOWLING This picture presents to our readers the likeness of one of our smartest business men and a man who is very popular with everybody because of his honest and manly way of dealing with people. He was born November 17th, 1872, being the oldest son of Hon. G.P. Dowling. He was born in Ozark and has lived here all of his life and has built up a fine business and succeeded at everything he has ever begun.  He  was educated at the schools of this place and after receiving what advantages he could get out of the schools in Ozark, to better prepare himself for the business he had chosen for life he attended Sullivan's Business College at Atlanta, Ga., and  he well knows when books are kept in first-class condition.  On  December 20th, 1896, he married Miss Nora Bowen, one of the prettiest young women in all this section and the writer, as he beheld them joined in matrimony, thought then and still thinks there never was two people thus happily joined together that seemed to be more suited than this splendid young couple, for we have always admired the contracting parties. Mr. Dowling has all along been an active and ardent member of the Methodist church and every time you run along with him he stands by his pastor and the church. Politically Mr. Dowling is an enthusiastic democrat and a strong party man. Was alderman from ward one of this city for four years. Mr. Dowling is an earnest and faithful Mason and is now secretary of that important organization in this city. Horace Dowling has the general management of the very large business of G.P. Dowling Hardware Company and he has most successfully managed it and is winning golden opinions as a fine business  man. He is a great hustler and we do  believe of all of our citizenship he is the most sanguine lover and admire of Ozark. He is always advocating our city and never fails to put in a word for the upbuilding of our town. He can always see something nice he can say for our city. And we can surely ever find him a friend to the best interest of the city. Whenever anything comes up that will push forward Ozark he will always be found with his shoulder to the wheel. Quick and active in all things and the personification of energy and enterprise, he has pushed his mammoth business to a remarkable high place in the business affairs of our city and he stands second to none. He, with his interesting family, lives in one of the prettiest homes in our city up on Broad street and they stand high in our social circles. His manners are very pleasing and he takes hold of a business proposition with alerity and skillfully disposes matters with a judgment of a much older head. He is a first rate success and a charming fine fellow.

 Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 19:57:16 -0400

Please note the date for the article on Horace Dowling I sent needs to be changed.  I copied more bios today and noticed I had the wrong date.  This series of biographies was in the Sept. 13, 1904 Ozark Tribune.

Cathy Van Cleave

 Here's the request bio for W.F. Cox.

Ozark Tribune, Sept. 13, 1904



      This picture (referring to photo in article), we expect, represents one of the oldest Dale county citizens.  We believe he is the oldest born citizen of Dale, being born three miles south-west of Ozark on the 20th of

Feb. 1834, being born to William and Millie Cox, and he has resided right here in about the same neighborhood all of the time, and is respected and honored by all classes of citizens.  Mr. Cox only received the advantages of the common public schools of the country.  He joined the Baptist church and

is a Mason also of high standing, being an ardent admirer of that very fine order.  Mr. Cox has been a very successful farmer all along.  In 1854 he married Miss Martha Bush and they lived happily together till about 1896, when she died, and there was born to them nine children, all of whom are doing well.  About 1897 he married the second time and Miss M.K. Parker became his wife and they are living at the old home place about five miles from this city, near where he was born and they are living a quiet home life

and doing well.  Mr. Cox is a very successful farmer and makes plenty at home and lends some money.  He is a democrat in principle and has been all along.  He was elected County Commissioner in 1884 and while he was County Commissioner he was largely interested and did much to procure the first brick court house we had.  About four years ago he was again elected County Commissioner.  Often he has been called upon to do and manage and look after the important bridge work of the county and he was a moving spirit in

getting the construction of the present courthouse, ably backed by Uncle Lewis Moseley, and this court house stands as a monument today to their progressiveness.  He was a member of the 53rd Alabama Regiment and marched to the front in defense of his county's rights.  He is a great believer in Dale county and where he was born he says is good enough place for him to die.  Mr. Cox is one of those plain, positive characters and he has lived a straightforward life that would be an honor to any man and we are proud Dale

county has such a fine citizen that she has been able to claim as her's all the time.  A find neighbor, husband, father and citizen, he has a name and reputation that any one might be proud of.  We wish him all success and that he may spend the evening of life pleasantly and happy.  A first-class and faithful patriot and citizen he is.

 Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2000

I found several articles  to the Ozark Tribune contributed by W.F. Cox that are about the history of the local area.  As I have time to type them, I will post to the mail lists.  Barbour and Russell county are mentioned, so perhaps someone will forward them to those lists.      Cathy Van Cleave



 Mr. Editor:

    I have been ruminating over the days when I was a boy, and the things that happened then.

    I will first commence my own generation and their happenings.

    My great grandfathers came over from Ireland at an early day.  They were of Scotch and Irish blood, and settled in North Carolina about 1750, their sir names both being Cox.  My grandfather, Edward Cox, married Nancy Cox and they moved to Georgia where they lived a while and then moved to Alabama, on

Pea River.  As they came through the Indian nation one night while asleep the Indians killed one of their oxen, took the hide off one quarter, built a fire and jerked it in the road.

    My grandfather had three brothers, they followed Daniel Boon's track west. My grandmother had two brothers who moved to Alabama.  Charles Cox settled in Russell county, and Manuel Cox in Barbour county in about 1816 or 17.

    When the Indians put on the war paint in 1836, the white settlers had to build forts or block houses for the protection.  A fort was build at Fort Gaines, Ga., out of logs set on end stockade fashion.  It was for the women and children while the men scouted the woods for Indians.  Finally peace was restored and they went to their homes.

    The settlements were far apart and no roads except Indian trails leading up the Choctawhatchee river on the east side of Eufaula, then called Erwinton, an old Indian trading post, and another out to Pea river.

    A man by the name of Cooly living near Columbia, Ala., went to the upper settlement of Barbour county and swapped for an Indian pony and brought it home.  Soon after this the Indian pony left him. He mounted his cropeard pony with hunter's wallet and rations across his saddle and hatchet in hand to blaze the trail.  They traveled through the woods for this was a desert then, no one living near.  The pony took a northwest course, heading the Big Mercy, and then struck Choctawhatchee near the old black house that Jackson' s army built for the protection of women and children from the Indians.  The horse crossed the river there, then crossed Hurricane creek where Thomas Andrews afterwards built a mill.  The horse then took the ridge as the Newton and Honeytown now runs and made a turn at China Grove camp ground taking route now known as the Daleville and Louisville road.  Mr. Cooley blazed he trail as he went and returned the same route.

    My father settled on Clay Bank creek about the year 1829.  There being but few living near and the Indians roving the country over.  One day while at work he heard a gun fire and the cows came running home.  He knew there was trouble at hand as frontier men were always on the alert.  He gathered his neighbors, Henry Stokes, Noel Dowling, Samuel Hallford, Gordon Hallford and others and went on trail of the course.  They soon found father's bell ox shot down and the bell gone, they went on a little farther and found the Indians.  Noel Dowling being the first to see the Indians fired, missed his man.  The Indian fell down, rolled over and over like a log to his wigwam, and sixteen warriors came up with guns in hand, they denied having the bell. The way the posse had of getting away from the Indians was by yelling, "come

on boy, we have got 'em," the Indians took fright and left.  This happened in the flat where S. M. Blackman now lives.

    Now for some of the trials of the early settlers and their ups and downs with wild beast of the forest.

    A man by the name of King built a mill where Jordon Brook's mill now stands, and a man by the name of Allen Carter was the miller, and one day while he was down in the pit at the meal chest he saw  something jump in at the door, he thought it was a yellow dog, the next thing he knew a panther jumped on him.  The floor being made of boards and not nailed down, the panther got his foot into a crack and Carter held him down until some men at work near by could come and kill the beast with their grubbing hoes.

    A  man by the name of Hampton Parish, who lived where Jason Fain now lives went out to look after his cows on Favorite branch right over back of where Charlie Stokes' field now is, he heard a long squeal and went to see what was the matter, a bear had a hog, Mr. Parish  hollowed at the bear, when the bear discovered him and ran Mr. Parker up a saplin, having a woodman's hunting knife he struck the bear in the eye and he left him.

    A man by the name of Jack Matthews lived near Coffee Springs, in Coffee county, a wild cat went to his house one day and jumped on him.

    One day while Mr. Jack Sasser who lived at what we know as the Billie Blackman place near McSwain's mill, was at work in his field one attacked him.  It was nothing uncommon to hear the scream of wild beasts.

    Over near Sylvan Grove late one evening while a negro woman was gone to the spring for water she heard her baby scream, she hurried back and found a raccoon trying to drag her child the door.

                  W.F. Cox

 Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 21:56:24 -0400

Some other names in the Ozark Tribune, Aug. 23, 1904

Lewis School House----

Mrs. Phillips is visiting her son, Mr. J. S. Phillips in this community.

Mr. H. H. Hales has been sick, getting better.

Mr. Irving Lewis is very unwell.


Mrs. Lillie Parker returned from a visit to Enterprise.

Dan McNair visiting relatives in Troy.

Mr. D.L. Walker of Oateston, Barbour county visited relatives in the city.

Mrs. Carrie Watford of Hilliardville, Henry co, sister of Mrs. J. M.Oppert is visiting in Ozark.

Jim Thomas of near Skipperville visited relatives in Ozark.

Mrs. H. O. Dowling is visiting in Montgomery.

Pearce Cousins has arrived in the city.

Mr.  Jesse  Adams of Montgomery visiting relatives.

Miss Willie Parker after visiting relatives in Enterprise is now home.

Thelma McNair home after a visit to Dothan.

Mrs. W. H. Simmons visiting her father Judge J. M. Carmichael in Montgomery.

Mrs. J. W. Hilliard visiting friends and relatives in Montgomery and Troy.

Mr. T. B. Wallace of Tallassee is visiting his sons, C. N. and J. M. Wallace


Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 -------Ozark Tribune, Sept. 13, 1904



This is the picture of a home raised boy who has lately moved into our city.

He was born about three miles west of Ozark on Nov. 26 (a bit faded could be an 8, but it sure looks like a 6) 1880, being born to Newton and Sarah Byrd. He was brought up on the farm, not receiving any educational advantages. His father is one of the best farmers in the county and has many admirers.

He is considered on of the most upright and honorable citizenship in the county.   Many of his noble traits have descended to the subject of this sketch.  When David first moved to Ozark he clerked for several of our prominent merchants but in 1902 he embarked in general merchandising and he has been succeeding every day.   His line of customers stand by him and he is controlling a good trade and his business is growing as nicely as he can wish for it.  On January 19th, 1902, he married Miss Ella L. Peters, one of

Dales' finest women.  He took a course in Montgomery Business College and well prepared himself for the business pursuits of life.   In the even manner of his way he is moving along and building up a business that any one would be glad  to do in the same length of time.  He has friends in the county that are looking forward to see him become one of the leading business men of our city because of his capacity and attention to his affairs.  We always welcome such thriving, thoroughgoing, and energetic young men to come in our city.   These young men give life and push to every wheel of progress.  We open wide our doors to any energetic and live young man as is David Byrd.  He is a valuable addition to our city.  His energy and good business sense will be the means of continued prosperity for the young men who have come to live among us.  Dave, we want to see you have every success that may come your way and you have a host of friends who gladly note your advance in the business circles of our city.  Good luck to you, young man.


Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 -------------Ozark Tribune, Sept. 13, 1904



      This fine young doctor was born at Tabernacle, Coffee county,  being born to John E. and Elmira Mixson  on the 18th of April, 1870, and he was educated in the common schools of the country, taking a pretty high course at Kinsey, Ala.  In early life he joined the Methodist church, and he has been a

faithful member all the while and is considered one of the best men in all this part of the moral vineyard,  After becoming a man he read medicine and graduated in medicine at one of the finest colleges in the south in Chattanooga, Tenn., and at once entered upon the practice of medicine, and he has been a growing success all the time.   His practice has so grown that it is a great effort and labor for him to keep up with it.  Dr. Mixson is also a Mason of high standing and a lover of the order.  On May 11, 1898, he located at Haw Ridge, of this county, and an immense practice has developed upon him.  On June 4th, 1899, he married that most charming young woman, Miss Pearl F. Fuller, of Haw Ridge, one of the fairest of Dale's fair

flowers.  This handsome gentleman counts as many friends as any man in all of this section and no man can claim rightfully any more than he can.  He keeps up with the latest in all the medical world, and (? next words faded) in surgery and medicine along with any of the very best.  He is a great success with his many patients and their great devotion to him shows how he is regarded by his people and patronage.  Dr. Mixson is a whole soul fellow and has always a kind word and pleasant look for everyone, and has those natural traits of character that makes him winner of hearts.  This gentleman we have often noted his bearing and deportment in and among the people and we do believe he is one of the smoothest, even tempered men we have ever known.  He meets all with an easy, dignified manner that is drawing, and he captures the citadel of your heart, and the first thing you know you are admiring and loving him.  His office is well equipped, and his brain is as bright as a dollar, and his thoughts are as sharp as his surgeon's knife, and his ways are a gentle as a little girl.  When we talk to people over about Haw Ridge we find they all are admirers of this good man and that he is winning golden opinions from them, because of his very learned and successful way of practicing medicine in the various families who are so fortunate in securing his valuable services.  We thank Coffee very much for this fine learned young doctor, and if you have any more like him we are

ready with open hands to receive them.  Good luck to you Doctor.


Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 ------------Ozark Tribune, Sept. 13, 1904



    Well, here is Bob Dowling, who is one of the most popular young men in this section and one whom everybody knows and likes.  While deputy sheriff he met nearly everyone and everybody liked him then and now.  This young man saw the light of day the first time on February 9th, 1871, being born near Newton, Ala., to E.M.C. and T.J. Dowling.  With such a mother and noble sire, how could we expect anything else but that Bob Dowling should be the success that he is proving in the battle of life.  In early life he became a member of the Methodist church and is one of the most faithful members.  He is also a K. of P.  His education advantages were very limited but he improved what he had and he is, competent to fill any place he may aspire to. On November 4th, 1903, he married the very handsome and pretty Miss Flora Grace, whose charms as a young woman were not surpassed in this part of the state.  Bob Dowling, during the time his father was sheriff of this county was deputy sheriff and no man ever held the office and had (or could be "made") more friends.  He has also made money right along and he acquired a real nice sum of money before he entered the commercial world with that charming business partner, Jim Smith, and since they have been together no merchants of our town have gone forward more rapidly than they have.  These

boys are close observers and they are quick to reap every advantage they have in the markets and it puts them were they can sell the goods to the very best advantage to their many customers and the way their customers are growing on them is no surprise.  They are honest and square in their dealings.  No man holds up his end of the stick any better than does Bob. He goes right along in his own quiet way treating all in the same fair, honest way, and he is a drawing card to their business and he demonstrates every day that he is rapidly becoming one of the finest business men of our city.  When you strike hands with him you will find you are shaking hands with one of the best friends Ozark has.  He studies his business and keeps abreast with the times and watches business matters and grasps a business proposition as quick as anyone we know and gets what good there is out it. He is a man that all of us are proud of, for he is so honorable in all

business dealing and when you deal with him you are not afraid all the time. Those who know him best find in him a very gentle and lovable spirit and a true man indeed.  Watch our prediction, he will one day be one of the very rich men of this town and all things coming his way that will be good and grand, we will rejoice over it.


Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 --------------Ozark Tribune, Sept. 13, 1904


   Well, look at that sturdy, quiet, dignified and pleasant face and you will see the face of one of the most popular men that ever lived in the confines of old Dale County.  He looked on daylight the first time on the 11th of  June 1835, being born in Dallas county, Alabama, to Benjamin and Charity Moseley.  In January, 1856, he moved to Dale County.  While being brought up he was educated mostly between the plow handles, receiving certification of graduation in muleology and digology and other studies of like kind and character.  He was an apt student and stood high and was perhaps about the head of his class.  In 1857, after finishing school, as a young man he married Miss Nancy White and started a school of his own and Buck Moseley was his first pupil, and Buck did well.  To this marriage two children were born.  Shortly after the last of the two children was born his first wife died, and in 1867 he married Miss Nancy Pritchett, and they are now living just as happy as two old people could in his pretty country home, two miles above Ozark.  Mr. Moseley about ten years ago, joined the Baptist church and he is a strong man in that church and very much loved.  He is also an ardent Mason, which order he prides in very much.  Mr. Moseley went to the war, fighting in the 33rd Alabama regiment, to which regiment he belonged.

Resigning that regiment he came home for a while and then returned to the war, joining the 53rd Alabama Cavalry, holding the office of  Lieutenant during the war.  He surrendered with his company at Columbia, South Carolina.  Mr. Moseley is a strong party man and he has now been elected twice as commissioner.  He has made a very faithful officer.  He was one of the moving spirits that secured the building of our present fine court house and he is very proud of that fact, and though some tried to use that as an

electioneering scheme to defeat him, the people endorsed  him by electing him to the office by good majority.  Uncle Lewis Moseley is universally popular with nearly everybody, and one of the best horse traders that ever hit the grit.  He has a heart as big as he is and loves everybody and everybody loves him.  We are proud of him and feel rejoiced that we have such a man in our midst and that he belongs to our citizenship.  When you strike him he is ever ready to advocate the best morals of the country and

whatever is for the best of Dale, that he stands for and we are sure we voice the sentiment of all when we say Lewis Moseley is a fine man.


                                                   Obits Banner     Ozark, Al.


                                                       LISENBY, THOMLEY, DYKES, JOHNSON


 The Banner, Tuesday, July 7, 1892 (Ozark, AL)

 To the President and members of the Echo Farmer's alliance and Industrial union No. 430:

 You committee appointed to draft obituary for sister Mary LISENBY, deceased, beg leave to make the following report:

 Whereas,  It has pleased Almighty God to take from us our beloved sister Mary LISENBY on April 19, 1892.

 Sister LISENBY was married to William H. LISENBY September 18, 1849, and to them were born five sons and three daughters.  One son preceded her to the spirit world.  The husband and seven children she left behind with appealing admonitions to so live and and that when they, too, would be called from

labor to refreshment, they would be prepared to meet her in the Paradise of God, and there join her in giving all the praise to the God of her salvation - the God she loved and worshipped, while tabernacling here below.

Sister LISENBY leaves three brothers, two of them ministers of the Gospel, who greatest ambition is to do the will of God.  She seemed to rejoice that hope of meeting them, together with her immediate family, in that "sweet by-and-by that haven of reset, where they would be free from toil and pain in giving undivided praise to God.  Sister Lisenby was a friend to the sick. It was a source of pleasure to her to visit the sick, and administer comfort by word and act.   She was a devoted wife, always willing and ready to give

her husband words of comfort and cheer. She was an affectionate and tender mother, endeavoring to bring up her children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  She was a life long member  of the M. E. church, South, complying with its laws in letter and spirit.  She was a member of our order.  She loved the order, and manifested the same by giving us her presence in our meetings.  Therefore, be it Resolved by Echo Farmer's alliance and Industrial union, That we tender to the bereaved husband and family of our beloved sister our sincere sympathy, and would admonish them to hold in sacred remembrance those precious admonitions she gave them just before crossing the Jordan of death.

 Resolved, That a special place in our minute book be set apart for this report and that the same be published in The Banner.

 All of which is respectfully submitted. 






The Banner, Thursday, July 7, 1892

 Wicksburg, Dale Co., June 19

 Whereas It has pleased Almighty God to remove from our midst our brother, James THOMLEY, who was born August 18, 1860, and departed this life June 18, 1892, and

Whereas, He was a faithful member of this Primary Alliance, No. 615, therefore

 Resolved, 1st That we bow with submission to the Divine will as we comfort ourselves with he thought that what is our loss is his eternal gain.

 2d.  That we herewith tender our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family,and ask that they will look to Him for comfort who doeth all things well.

 3rd That our alliance hall be draped in mourning, as manifesting somewhat our sense of loss and profound grief.

 4th  That these preambles and resolutions be spread upon the secretary's book, and a copy of the same be sent to the Banner for publication, and one sent to the family of the deceased.

 (Signed) Thos. F. GILLEY, F. J. GLAZE, James TURNER - Committee

The Banner, Thursday, October 13, 1892

 Died at Skipperville, Ala. July 16, 1892, Willie C. DYKES. The subject of this notice was born in Dale  county January 15, 1879 and lived to the age of 22 years, 6 months and 1 day.  For two months he suffered intensely, being the victim of typhoid fever.  Though not a member of any church,Willie was a good boy, and had many associates and friends who were loth to give him up.  For some days before his death he seemed conscious of his approaching exit, and left strong evidence that he was prepared for the ordeal.     

  What  comfort and consolation to his parents and relatives to know that when the summons came, he was prepared to answer.  In the cemetery at Skipperville, at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 17th surrounded by a large concourse  of relatives and friends, all that was mortal of Willie was consigned to the tomb to await the morn of the general resurrection, when the body and the spirit will be reunited.  The Ritualistic service was conducted by the writer.  To the bereaved family, we tender profound sympathy.


Skipperville, Oct. 8, 1892

The Banner, Thursday, Oct 20, 1892 (Ozark, AL)

 Pleasant Ridge Alliance, Arguta, Oct 1, 1892

 We, your committee appointed to draft an obituary of sister Mary E. JOHNSON, be leave to make the following report:

Sister JOHNSON, was born in December, 1854, a daughter of the late Neill MUNN, Esq.  She became a member of the Presbyterian church in May, 1870 under the ministry of Rev. R. NALL, D. D., In October, 1875, she was united in marriage to Mr. A. M. JOHNSON (now Brother JOHNSON), and from this

marriage came eight offspring  - four boys (one dead) and four girls.  Our dear sister departed this life on the 29th of September, 1892, after a painful illness of only a few days, leaving abundant evidence of a

consistent  Christian live and a triumphant death.  As an Alliance, we feel that we have lost a valuable member - a fearless defender of our order in her sphere; and while we are left to mourn her loss, we fell that it is her eternal gain.  To our bereaved brother, we extend our brotherly sympathy, and pray that the protecting hand of our God may be over and about him and the motherless children.  We, your committee, recommend that a  copy of this obituary be furnished by the clerk to Bro. JOHNSON, and to the Banner for






                                  The Banner, Thursday, June 30, 1892 (Ozark, AL)


Mr. Oscar STALLINGS killed a catamount on Tuesday night, in Hurricane creek swamp, 4 miles south of town.

 Marion J. DOWLING, son of Wesley DOWLING of Dale County, died near Kinzey on Sunday, June 18.

 Tom, the son of our townsman, T. H. BEAUCHAMP, is convalescing and his physician at Jacksonville, Fla. writes that he is hopeful of his speedy recovery.

 Rev. Jas. WALLER of East Lake closed his successful two weeks' meeting at the Baptist church last Sunday.

 At a regular meeting of the Echo lodge, No 349 A. F. & A. M., held June 11th 1892, the following officers were elected for the ensuing Masonic year:  W. H. STUCKEY, W.M., W. A. WOODHAM, S. W., John L. HUNT, J. W., T. T. CAMPBELL, Treasurer, T. C. MIMS, S. D., J. M. BOOTH, Wesley RILEY, chaplain, J. E. BRANNAN and Joe RILEY, Stewards, Jeff THURMAN, tyler.  The lodge meets in Masonic hall on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

 We have two good schools in this community - one at Goodwater, under the supervision of Mr. John PARISH, and the other at Oak Ridge, with R. J. ROSS as teacher.

 There is a considerable amount of sickness around here at present, and consequently our young doctor, O. L. RIVENBARK, is kept quite busy.

 Mr. James THOMLEY, who was a member of Springvale alliance, died last Saturday of typhoid fever, and was buried Sunday following at Goodwater, with Alliance honors.

 Last Saturday Sprinvale alliance met in its hall at 9 o'clock a.m. and held it regular meeting, after which the audience was entertained the remaining part of the day with speeches by Messrs. W. W. MORRIS, A. M. HUDGENS, Thomas GILLEY, and W. R. SIMS.  The speeches were received with great enthusiasm,

and the speakers high applauded.  of course, the topics discussed were the Farmer's Alliance and the Reform movement.

 Aunt Patsy BROOKS, wife of the late Col BROOKS, died on last Friday evening. She was a very aged lady, and has been almost helpless for many years.  The sorrowing family has the sympathy of the entire community.

 Mrs. Mattie AVERY and family of Ozark have been the guests of Mrs. DIXON for several days.

 Miss Viola RHOADS and little brother of Greenville, are visiting their grandmother, Mrs. MILLIGAN.

 Brother T. H. JONES, pastor of the Methodist church at this place, preached a most excellent sermon here Sunday to a very large and attentive congregation. 

 Mr. Sam WINDHAM, who has been attending school at Abbeville, and sister Miss Della are visiting relatives in town.

 Mrs. BARNARD of Headland is visiting her daughter, Mrs. L. D. SNELL.

 M  S. DAVIE,  M.D. Physician and Surgeon, Diseases of Women a specialty. Office over Wm. GARNER's store.  leave calls at Cullen's drug store when the Doctor is absent.  The Doctor is a regular graduate Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia since which time - now 23 years - he has been continuously engaged in the practice of his profession.

 Enterprise, Coffee County - Crops are good.  Mr. Jeff ANDERSON has the finest.  Prof. BOWDEN is teaching at the Academy.  Mr. LAMBERT died of rabies last Thursday night and was buried at the chapel Friday.  It was awful.

 Floyd alliance No. 1590, at a regular meeting held June 4th elected the following year for the ensuing year:  I. N. WOODS, president, D. S. CAIN, secretary, J. P. SNELL treasurer, T. G. LOFTIN, chaplain. John W. MATHISON, lecturer, J. L. STRICKLAND, steward, W. G. OWENS doorkeeper, Hugh CONDREY

assistant doorkeeper, J. A. CARROLL, seargeant at arms, J. F. LEWIS, J. O. GOODWIN, E. B. TURNER, executive committee, G. H. THOMAS, trustee stockholder in the warehouse.

 Judge PARKER and Sheriff BYRD have appointed the following inspectors and returning officers for the August election: Beat 1 - T. G. BLACKMAN, jr. R. N. ARD, G. W. GARNER, A. B. BYRD

 Beat 2 - Saml C. CHALKER, W. I. B. SHOEFFER, George  SEXTON, Morris TOWLES

 Beat 2 - Geo W. HAYES, Daniel MARTIN, Phillip KING, Wm. GUNTER


 Beat 4 - A. J. MORRIS, A. S. ADCOCK, N. J. ZORN, P. M. SIMS

 Beat 5 - Green PATE, Thos E. SPELLER, John THOMAS, J. M. CUMBIA


 Beat 7 - W. L. ECHOLS, Henry R. POWELL, J. D. PETERS, J. H. Hollan


 Beat 8 - F. B .DURR, Sidney JOHNSON, J.(?) M. BYRD, J. M. GILLEY


 Beat 10 - B. J. LINDSAY, N. E. PEARCE, Dr. J. E. STOKES, T. A. DYKES

 Beat 11 - Lewis LOFTIN, Dr. Jas REYNOLDS, S. S. DEESE, J. F. HARRELL

 Beat 12 - Thos H. GLENN, Joseph WHALEY, J. J. BARNES, A. ALLUMS

 Beat 12 - Harris WALL, W. F. SAMMONS, Henry JERNIGAN, Joe BARNES

   10/4/2000, sent in by Terri Tait

 Source:  The Banner, Thursday, November 10, 1892 (Ozark, AL)

 To The Worshipful Master, Warden and Brethern of Echo Lodge, No. 345:

 We, your committee, appointed by the Worshipful Master to offer resolutions as a tribute of respect to the memory of  brother James Alexander, deceased, beg leave to submit the following:

   Brother Alexander was born in South Carolina June 17th 1812, and died at his home near Centre Church, in Henry County, August 28th 1892, aged 80 years, 2 months and 11 days.  Brother Alexander was married to Miss Elizabeth J. STOKES on January 10th, 1833, and to them were born five sons and four daughters.  Three sons and two daughters preceded him to the spirit world.

  He joined the M. E. Church, South, when quite young, of which he was a devoted member.  he has filled various offices in the church, with honor to the church and pleasure to himself.  He took great interest in the poor of the church and the support of the ministry.  He practiced that charity which does not end with fruition, but extends beyond the grave, through the boundless realms of vast eternity. 

  Brother Alexander was one of the charter members of Echo lodge F. & A. M., No. 345.  he was true to its principles, regarding the whole human race as one family - the high and the low, the rich and the poor - who  as created by one almighty Parent and inhabitants of the same planet, are to aid, support and protect each other.   When having faithfully discharged the great duties he owed to God, to his neighbor and to himself, it pleased the Grand Master of the universe to send His tile, Death, to summon him in to His presence, there to receive that plaudit, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant; enter though into the joys of thy Lord."

 Whereas, A wise Providence has seen fit to take away from us our beloved brother, whose death makes a vacancy in our Lodge that will long be felt; and  Whereas, In his death the Lodge loses one of its strong supporters, the community one of its best citizens, the family a faithful husband, a devoted father, therefore, be it:

 Resolved, 1st:  That while we deeply feel the loss of our beloved brother, and while we realize how hard it will be to fill his placed in our Lodge, church and community, we bow with submission to the will of Him who is too wise to make mistakes, and too good to be unkind.

 Resolved 2d.  That we will never forget the examples of his life, but pray that they may serve as a guide to us through life, and that they may ever prove a blessing which will always make his memory dear to us.

 Resolved 3d.  That we tender our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family, and will ever pray that the God whom he served may sustain then so to live as that there may be a reunion of loved ones in the sweet by-and-by.

 Resolved  4th.  That a copy of this report be spread upon the minutes a copy sent to his family, and a copy the Banner and the Southern Star for publication.

 All of which is respectfully submitted.





                                         Banner Newspaper 5


 The Banner, Thursday, July 7, 1892

 There will be a reunion of the Thirtieth Alabama Regiment, Confederate soldiers, at Jacksonville, August 18, with all others of Pettus' brigade.

 Mr. Jas. JAMES and wife are visiting relative near Sandy Point, Barbour county, this week.

 Mr. F. A. BARNES, Jr. and Miss Maggie GORDEN, of Eufaula, were united in marriage on the 4th of April last.  He is 20, she 16.  They kept the marriage a secret until Tuesday.

 Misses Carrie RAY, Georgia ADAMS, and Ella MATHISON honored the Banner office with a visit on yesterday.  Editor, compositor and devil were so elated they forgot everything else - except these pretty girls.

 A bay horse came to my house June 13th; brand on neck and shoulder and white hind feet; about seven years old; harness marks on him.  The owner can find him at W. M. RILEY's, Echo, AL.

 Miss Alma PEACH, who for the past six months has been assisting Prof. J. B. MURPHY in the conduct of the Geneva Academy, passed through Ozark en route to her home at Perote, the academy having closed for the term last Friday. 

G. W. DOWLING has requested the Banner to state that he has secured license to sell whiskey at Pinckard.  As he has promised to advertise freely, the public will probably soon be informed of what kind of stock he keeps on hand.

 A. W. METCALF, whose farm was in the track of the severe hail storm which passed over a portion of this county in May last, now estimates that he may make one third crop each of corn and cotton.  He places his loss at about $500, which is pretty severe for a three mule farm.

 There will be an all-day meeting of Cool Spring Alliance on Saturday, July 16th, to which all are invited.  The following is the program for the day.

 Music,  Prayer by M. V. MARSHALL, Music, Address of Welcome by R. L. SIMS, followed by W. J. HATCHER, Music, Intermission of fifteen minutes, Address by J. W. MATHISON, followed by W. W. MORRIS, Music, One hour intermission for dinner, Music, Public Installation of officers, Music, Speaking by others, Music, Prayer by J. W. MATHISON

 Mrs. D. Y. DOWLING gave her husband a birthday's dinner on the 3rd inst., it being his 50th birthday.  All the family was present, including Mr. DOWLING's mother, who is now in her 79th year.  Rev. A. HOOD and wife were among the guests at the family reunion,. Mr. DOWLING is one of the oldest citizens of Ozark, and vice president of the Planter's and Merchant's Bank.

 Unclaimed Letters remaining in the post office at Ozark, July 2, 1892: W. H. CHESIRE, Mr. MYZLER, Brad THOMPSON.


The Banner, Thursday, September 15, 1892 (Ozark, AL)


Last Sunday, at the Methodist Church, Mr. Alford WEST and Miss Mollie GULLEGE were made man and wife.  Brother JONES officiated.   Also on the same day, at the bride's father's, Mr. Wellie ROSS of Daleville and Miss Lula NAPIER of Geneva.


The body of the young man, Mr. Obe AUSTEN, who died at Clayhatchie, was brought here on last Monday, and buried in the cemetery at this place.  How sad to see one so young taken away!


The Banner, Thursday, 15 Dec 1892 (Ozark, AL)

 SPELLER's new hotel is being connected with the city water system.

 Tax collector PHILLIPS will be in Ozark for the collection of taxes during  the last ten days of the month.

 Capt. Jno W. DOWLING is having city water piped into his handsome new store.

 Dr. MARTIN made a very earnest discourse at the Baptist church last Sunday evening, supllying the appointment of Rev. P. L. MOSELEY.

 Mr. H. M. SESSIONS was the successful aspirant for aldermanic honors in the city election held last week.

 Invitations to the wedding of Miss Emma HOOD and Mr. Robt E. HOLMAN on the 22d inst. at the M. E. church, have been sent out.

 Prof. R.J.H. SIMMONS will close the Ozark High school for Christmas holidays on Friday. On Tuesday night following, we learn that he will give the pupils and their friends a party in the Academy building.

Judge MORRIS moved his family from his former home at Daleville into Ozark on Tuesday.  Being highly accomplished and talented, they will form a valuable acquisition to Ozark's religious and social circles, and we  doubt not they will receive a cordial welcome from our good people.

 Just as we expected, Mr. Jas.. BOSTWICK of Coffee, was one of the principals in a quiet little wedding on last Thursday evening, the 8th inst. at Mr. Woodham's living about two miles west of Ozark.  Miss Ella WOODHAM being the fair lady partner to the contracted.  'Squire WINDHAM tied the nuptial knot and pronounced the blessing.

 Mr. HALL, who is so largely interested in Pinckard real estate has printed a handsome diagram of this fast growing town, together with an advertisement of its resent and prospective advantages, among which are mentioned branch railroads from Abbeville and Geneva.  Town lots are offered for sale on the installment plan.


I hereby give notice to all concerned that I will petition the Legislature , after giving legal notice to have my disabilities of no-age removed.  I am a citizen and resident of Dale county, son of Shade LEE, Jr. and 18 years of age.  David Wilson LEE

 Unclaimed leters remaining in the post office at Ozark, Dec 10, 1892: Mattie CHAMBERS, Dock HARRIS, Miss Ella FORD (2), Mr. JACKSON, Dora SNELL (col.), Horace JENKINS, Miss A. E. WARD, Jeff's'n KNIGHT, I. N. Fitzpatrick, W. J. MERCER


The Banner, Thursday, 15 Dec 1892 (Ozark, AL)

 Annual Appointments

The Alabama Conference made the following appointments for the ensuing year:

Marianna District, W. S. WADE, presiding elder

Marianna Station, Henry TRAWICK

Greenwood Circuit, L. P. LATHAN

Campbellton circuit, M. D. OWENS

Freeport mission, J. F. DAILEY

Big Creek circuit and mission, S. H. ELLSION

Geneva Station, C. P. ATKINSON

Pondtown circuit, H. D. HARTZOG

Coffee Springs mission to be supplied

Elba circuit, J. M. SOLLIE

Dothan station, H. T. JOHNSON

Ochesse mission, T. B. BARROW

Chipola mission, Caleb BATES

Orange Hill mission, to be supplied

Columbia and Gordon, J. B. NELSON

Newton circuit, T. H. JONES

Echo circuit, W. L. ARNOLD

Headland circuit and mission, J. L. SKIPPER

In the Eufaula district, W. H. WILD is presiding elder

Ozark circuit, A. HOOD

Phenix city station, Angus DOWLING

Louisville circuit, J. M. SHAFNER

Clayton Station, J. W. GLENN

Abbeville and Clopton, S. W. ROBERTS

Asbury circuit, D. L. LINDSAY


The Banner, Thursday, December 8, 1892

 The dead body of a young man named LEWIS, of Geneva county, who died abroad,, was brought to Newton on the Midland train on the morning of Nov 30th.

 Mr. John T. BELL will act as agent for the Banner at Dot, Coffee county and Mr. Jas. BOWDEN will do the same at Enterprise.

 Rev. Alex HOOD left yesterday morning for Eufaula, in attendance upon the annual conference.

 Mr. James BOSTWICK, of Dot, Coffee county, appears of late to have more business in Ozark tha almost anybody.

 The little daughter of Mr. N. R. PHILLIPS of Arguta, who was so severly injured recently at a cane grinding, is rapidly recovering health and strength.  It was feared at first that permanent affliction would result from the accident, but it is now believed that the little girl will outgrow it.

 At the meeting last Wednesday of the committee having the matter in charge, Capt T. J. COX, late editor of the Banner, resigned, and disposed of all interest he may have had in this paper.

 Miss Lilly HUDGENS met with a serious and what narrowly escaped being a fatal accident in Daleville on last Thursday.  While passing a building where workmen were engaged making repairs, one of the workmen on the roof unthinkingly let fall a piece of scantling, which struck Miss HUDGENS on the

head and shoulders, knocking her unconscious to the ground.  It was probably an hour before the young lady fully recovered consciousness.

 Unclaimed letters remaining at the post office at Ozark, Dec 3, 1892


 The Banner, Thursday, 6 October 1892 (Ozark, AL)

 Col J. F. TATE will attend the meeting of Dale county alliance at Haw Ridge today and tomorrow.

 Burill BLACKMAN, while in Ozark on last Tuesday morning, lost a ten dollar bill.  Mr. BLACKMAN is an afflicted cripple.

 J. W. MCDONALD has purchased the interest of DICK and WILEY in the restaurant in the rear of Tom KEMP'S store, and will pleased to serve customers with the best the market affords at the most reasonable rates.

 N. R. PHILLIPS, tax collector for Dale county, will make his first rounds.

 Perry MOORE, dealer in general merchandise at Dothan has sold out his stock to the bank of Dothan.

 M. S. JONES is the place to buy Groceries, and have them delivered free.

 On Sept 28, 1892, Mr. Chas. E. BUCKHALT was married to Miss Mary BYRD at the residence of the bride's parents in Daleville, Rev. R. DEAL officiating.

 I hereby give notice to all persons that W. E. DILLARD is no longer my authorized agent to transact any business for me, or in my name whatsoever. Wilson DESHAZO

 Messrs. J. B. BYRD and C. A. STOKES occupy Dr. HOLMAN's old stand where they conduct a wholesale and retail grocery business; and being young men of energy, liberality, and capability, they ask a share of the public patronage.


To all parties who are due me anything from the time that I opened up business in my name, will come and settle at once; and if you don't I will bring suit against you , and also all parties who are due Garner Bros. For the year 1889.

Very respectfully,

Jasper GARNER, Ozark, Sept 26


I have in my hands for collection all of H. Z. PARKER's accounts, notes and mortgages, with instruction to sue all parties with whom I cannot procure prompt settlement.  Those indebted to him will please come at once and settle.  My office is now in the courthouse.  In my absence Mr. J. W. CORBITT will wait on you.  This is intended for every one who owes Mr. PARKER.  No  exceptions in favor of anyone.

     M. SOLLIE, attorney

 The Banner, Thursday, June 9, 1892 (Ozark, AL)


Miss HILLIARD of Troy paid Ozark a short visit last week.

 F. J. MILLIGAN, Esq. of Geneva was in Ozark during the week.

 Miss DANIELS from White Oak, is visiting the family of G. W. CARTER, Sr.

 Miss Callie MACSOLOMON, one of Sheffield's prettiest young ladies, is visiting Miss Bennie GRIFFIN.

 The funeral of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. AVERY took place Monday afternoon.

 Mr. H.H. (?) GOFF can be found at the White Elephant Saloon, and would be glad to have his friends and customers call and see him when they come into town.

 The  concert of the Ozark High School - Profs. SIMMONS and BENSON, principals - under the supintendance and direction of Miss Loura WILLIAMS, will take place this evening and tomorrow evening, commencing at 8 o'clock.

 Unclaimed letters remaining in the postoffice at Ozark, June 4th, 1892: E. D. AULSTON, Philip BRUCE, L. Y. DOWLING, W. H. DYKES, J. E. ELLIS, I. N. FITZPATRICK (2), Mrs. M. M. JACKSON, F. L. PARISH, J. W. PHILLIPS


The Banner, Thursday, September 1, 1892 (Ozark, AL)

 H. H. BLACKMAN, Esq. was last Sunday unanimously reelected superintendent of the Baptist Sabbath school.

 Elder P. L. MOSELY was again called to the pastoral charge of the Ozark Baptist church, at the meeting of the brethern held last Sunday at the conclusion of the morning services.

 A communication from Mr. Homer N. SNEED of Brundidge was received too late for this weeks' Banner.

 W. H. KEMP closed his school at Barnes X Roads on the 15th inst.,  the occasion being one of pleasure and profit.  Mr. J. W. MATHISON delivered an interesting address.  Mr. KEMP was reelected teacher for the ensuing term, which will commence during the latter part of October.

 A People's party club was organized with thirty-four members.  T. J. DAWSEY was elected president; J. M. KIRKLAND vice president; C. HAM recording and corresponding secretary.  The meeting was then adjourned.


Source:  The Banner, June 30, 1892 (Ozark, AL)


Wednesday evening, the 22nd inst., at 8:30 p.m. marked an important epoch in the life history of W. A. HILL and Miss Tee DOWLING.  'Twas then the twain were made to realize the full meaning of the sentiment - 'two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one".  At the hour designated, the

elite of Ozark assembled at the Methodist church to witness the nuptial ceremony of this happy couple.  The chancel of the church had been elegantly festooned and garlanded by Cupid's fair represenatives.  The altar was transformed into a veritable Hymenial Arcadia and lover's rosy bower.  Into this enchanting retreat marched, with queenly step, Miss Jimmie YARBROUGH, who beguiled at the organ all earthly cares with the dulcet tones of Mendelsohn's wedding march, as the bridal party filed up the aisle, and

while Rev. A. HOOD "tied the knot there's no untying."  The file march of the lady and gentlemen attendants, separately, up opposite aisles, and the cross march before the altar, was unique and exquisite.  The ceremony over, the bridal party and invited guests repaired to the residence of the bride's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. C. DOWLING, to partake of a superb wedding supper that had been tastefully and artistically spread for the occasion.  After partaking of the elegant repast, the ladies and gentlemen

mingled in social converse in the parlors and through the halls.  The witching tones of the organ, in aid of "sweet music and her sister, Song" lent pleasure and enchantment to the occasion, and made all present feel

that "it was good and pleasant to be there."  The bride was the recipient of many handsome and costly presents.  The Banner wafts congratulations to the happy couple.  May they "bear one another's burdens and live long, lovingly and prosperously!"

   Sent in by Terri Tait

 The Banner, Thursday, September 1, 1892 (Ozark, AL)


H. H. BLACKMAN, Esq. was last Sunday unaminously reelected superintendent of the Baptist Sabbath school.

 Elder P. L. MOSELY was again called to the pastoral charge of the Ozark Baptist church, at the meeting of the brethern held last Sunday at the conclusion of the morning services.

 A communication from Mr. Homer N. SNEED of Brundidge was received too late for this weeks' Banner.

 W. H. KEMP closed his school at Barnes X Roads on the 15th inst.,  the occasion being one of pleasure and profit.  Mr. J. W. MATHISON delivered an interesting address.  Mr. KEMP was reelected teacher for the ensuing term, which will commence during the latter part of October.

 A People's party club was organized with thirty-four members.  T. J. DAWSEY was elected president; J. M. KIRKLAND vice president; C. HAM recording and corresponding secretary.  The meeting was then adjourned.

 10/4/2000, sent in by Terri Tait



We are part of The Georgia GenWeb and AHGP
If you have newspaper and other records you would like to share sent them to Margie.



Hosted by USGenNet
Support Free-access Online History and Genealogy.
Join Today!




This nonprofit research network is affiliated with the American History and Genealogy Project and hosted by USGenNet, a nonprofit historical and genealogical Safe-Haven Server. No claim is made to the copyrights of individual submitters, and this site complies fully with with USGenNet's Nonprofit Conditions of Use.

Maintained by Margie Daniels
    Copyright 1991 - All Rights Reserved