Twiggs County, Ga
In The News 1840 - 1849

 1840
January 7, 1840
Federal Union
~excerpt~..sell the land and negroes belonging to the estate of Richard Street, late of said county, deceased. Mary Street, adm'x. Ashley W. Street, adm'or. November 4, 1839.

January 28, 1840
Federal Union
~excerpt~ ..first Tuesday in February next,...One negro man, belong to the estate of Thomas Zorn, late of said county deceased. Chas. C. Whitehead, adm'or. Nov. 20th, 1839.

~excerpt~..leave to sell three negroes (viz) Bill, Mitchell, and Charles, belonging to the orphans of the late Alexander Carswell...John Gallemore, Guard. January 15, 1840.

February 11, 1840
Federal Union
~excerpt~..sell the negroes belonging to the estate of Thompson Sauls, deceased. Hardy Durham, Theophilus Sauls, adra'ors. January 29, 1840.

February 22, 1840
Augusta Chronicle
VALUABLE LANDS AND CITY LOTS FOR SALE.
(excerpt)
    Also, that valuable and fertile body of Land, atDurham's Bluff, in Twiggs county, immediately on the Ocmulgee river, about fourteen miles below Macon, being  composed of the following lots in the 28th district, viz: Nos 203, 204, 226, 229, 230, 205, 224, 225, 227, 128, 160, 127, 206, and half acre lot in the town of Delphus, to serve as a landing from the above.
    Also, that other valuable Plantation in the same county , adjoining the above, in the 26th district, containing 607½ acres, and composing of lots 207, 208, and 210. The above plantations are partly cleared and under fence, and, the woodland well timbered. They will be sold entire, or in subdivisions to suit purchasers.
Apply to the subscribers in Augusta, or to Col. William Wiggins, Marion, Ossian Gregory, Macon, or William S. Brooks, on the premises.
Peter Bennoch, John P. King, Assignees.

April 21, 1840
Southern Recorder
  MARRIED in Twiggs county, on Wednesday, 8th inst., by the Rev. David Roberts, JAMES S. MILLER, Esq., to Miss ELIZA S. SAXON, daughter of Benj. A. Saxon, Esq.

June 2, 1840
Macon Weekly Telegraph
MARRIED.   In Twiggs county, on the 17th ult, by Thomas Glover, Esq., Tillman R. Denson, Esq., to Miss Temperance, the fourth and last daughter of the last Thomas Arrington, Esq.

June 16, 1840
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Will be sold, on the first Tuesday in September next, before the Court-House door, in Marion, Twiggs county, within the legal hours of sale, Lot of Land, No. not known, in the 27th District of formerly Wilkinson, now Twiggs county; the place formerly known as the Welch place. Sold for the benefit of the heirs ofJoseph Collins, deceased, late of Twiggs county. James W. Collins, Thos. S. Chappell, Ex'rs. June 9

July 21, 1840
Federal Union
~excerpt~ DIED, at Tarversville, of congestive fever, on the night of 6th July, Mrs. Mary Ann Lee, consort of Jordan W. Lee, Esq, aged 32 years.
...Mr. and Mrs. Lee had just two weeks previously buried their little Elizabeth Minerva, aged two years.

September 1, 1840
Southern Recorder
~excerpt~ DIED, at the residence of her father, Thornton Perry, Twiggs county, Ga., 17th August, Miss NANCY H. PERRY, aged 21 years.

November 17, 1840
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED. In Twiggs county, on the 5th inst., at the house of Hardy Solomon, Esq., by the Rev. C. A. Tharp, Mr. Robert Fulton, to Miss Louisa Melton, all of said county.

December 29, 1840
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED.  In Twiggs county, on Saturday morning, the 27th inst. by the Rev. F. D. Lowry, Mr. George W. Childers, to Miss Martha M. Willis.

December 29, 1840
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
Agreeably to an order of the Inferior Court of Twiggs county, while sitting for ordinary purposes, will be sold, on the first Tuesday in February next, at Starksville, Lee county, a Lot of Land, in the 3d District of said county, containing 202½ acres, more or less, adjoining the Lands of Woolbright and others, No. not recollected-Belonging to the Estate of Williamson Phipps, deceased - Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors. H. H. Tarver, Admr. Nov. 24



1841
April 6, 1841
Macon Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED. In Twiggs County, on the 14th ult, Mr. Jacob Flowers, Jun. to Miss Matilda Adkins, all of the above place.

July 6, 1841
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
DIED. In Marion, Twiggs county, Geo. on the 28th ult. Robert A Evans, Esq., aged about 50 years He has left a wife and three children, and a large circle of friends to lament his loss.

July 13, 1841
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Four months after date, application will be made to the Honorable Inferior Court of Twiggs county, where sitting for ordinary purposes, for leave to sell all the Estate, both Real and Personal, belonging to Wm. Dye, deceased, late of said county. James Pearson, O. H. Barclay, Admrs. July 6

October 12, 1841
Macon Weekly Telegraph
~extract.
DIED. At his residence in Twiggs county, on the 25th of September, after three days illness, William A. Tharp, in the 53rd year of his age.

October 19, 1841
Southern Recorder
      ~excerpt ~ Died, September 27th, in Twiggs county, at the residence of her father, Daniel Massey, Esq., in the 21st year of her age, Mrs. FRANCES GILDON, consort of Charles Gildon.

October 25, 1841
Federal Union
~excerpt~  Such was the calm and triumphant death of Mrs JOANNA RUTHERFORD TARVER, aged just 40 years, consort of Mr. Wm. M. Tarver, and last daughter of old Mrs. Slappey. She died at Tarversville, Twiggs co. Ga., between 1 and 2 o'clock on Saturday night, 29th of August last, after a severe sickness of 25 days.

~excerpt~ DIED, in Twiggs county, Oct. 6th, of Congestive fever, in the sixth year of her age, LAURENA EUDOCIA, daughter of Mr. Silas and Mrs. Martha Brown.
 and Mr. Silas Brown died Oct. 8th, in the fifty second year of his age.

November 23, 1841
Macon Telegraph
  Departed this life at his residence in Twiggs county, on Thursday, the 7th inst. Major PHILIP COOK, in the 66th year of his age.
  The writer of this mournful tribute to the memory of departed worth, became acquainted with Major Cook in the year 1809. He was then Sheriff of Baldwin county. The prompt, punctual, and impartial manner in which he discharged the important duties of that office, received and drew forth the marked approbation of that just and great Judge Peter Early. Shortly thereafter he was elected Captain of a most respectable company of volunteer cavalry, and when that branch of military force of Georgia assumed a distinct organization, he was by the suffrages of the officers promoted to the command of a squadron. But his ardent patriotism and indomitable courage could not rest there. He longed to render his beloved country more efficient and active service, and in 1812, when war was declared by the United States against Great Britain, he applied for, and his merits quickly obtained for him a commission of a captaincy in the army of the United States; and such was his fidelity in that service, that before the close of the ward, he was promoted to the command of a battalion. The then important post of Fort Hawkins was entrust to his command and defence-and there his ardent spirit was prevented from meeting the enemy of his country in open conflict, where he seemed bound to figure.
  At the close of the war, he retired to private life, and when in the full enjoyment of that blessed state, such were his high merits that not long thereafter, he was drawn from his retirement, and called to the very arduous and responsible office of Principal Keeper of the Penitentiary of Georgia, to which office he was again and again elected, and so faithfully did he discharge all of the duties and responsibilities of these various public trusts, that he finally retired to private life with not a stain upon his fair character. Guided by a strong, clear mind, and patriotism, and a fidelity that never for a moment faltered, he discharged  every obligation and duty that devolved upon him, in a manner equally creditable to himself and beneficial to his country.
  But it was in his private life that all the bright and endearing virtues and affections of husband, father and friend, and humanity of master shown forth in all their purity. A more affectionate, devoted, kind and indulgent husband and father perhaps never lived. Love of truth, strict justice to all, faithfulness in friendship, and great care of and humanity ot his servants would, it seems, crown the moral sublime of this good man's character. And yet this is not all. With our own ears we have heard the poor, destitute widow and fatherless of his neighborhood say "But for Major Cook's goodness to us we know not how we should be able to live,"
   He manifestly had great reverence for his Divine Creator, and frequently, during his useful life, manifested a great regard for our holy religion, and seemed often to be under its influence. But being much involved in the affairs of the world, his mind was often drawn off from the most important of all that concerns mortals here below. Yet again and again would his clear and strong mind, and noble and ardent heart direct him to the rock of salvation, the inexhaustible fount that is never dry, and by mediations and ardent prayer to HIM who taketh away the sins of the world, he finally found peace, and died in the folds of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with a reasonable hope of immortal glory. Fare thee well, faithful friend, noble, and brave, and generous spirit, may your afflicted and bereaved children and friends all meet thee in Heaven. S.

December 21, 1841
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Negroes and Land For Sale. In consequence of heavy losses sustained by confiding too much to the honesty of others, I am under the necessity of offering for sale, my Plantation in Twiggs, about 20 miles from this place, containing 1,475 acres of Oak & Hickory Land, one-half of which is cleared and in a state for cultivation. On the premises there is a small framed Dwelling and six framed Negro Houses, with good brick chimneys; Cotton Screw, Gin-House, &c.
  I also offer for sale, about 80 Valuable Negroes, consisting of men, women, boys, girls, and children. The Negroes will be at my Plantation in Twiggs, by the 15th inst., ready for examination and sale, either for cash, or one half cash and the balance payable in 12 months. For the credit part, notes will be required, with undoubted security, bearing interest from date, if not punctually paid. The Land I will sell at one, two, and three years, for notes secured as above.
  I also offer for sale, some valuable Horses, Mules, and other Stock.
  Should I not be able to sell my Negroes at private sale, in all this month, I shall offer them at Public Sale, about the 1st of February next, of which due notice will be given. E. Hamilton. Macon, 4th Dec. 1841



1842
February 8, 1842
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED.  In Crawford county, on the 24th ult. by the Rev. M. Ansley, Mr. Charles J. Reynolds of Marion, Twiggs county, to Miss Martha E. Jordan daughter of Wm. W. Jordan, Esq.

March 29, 1842
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
DIED. In Marion, Twiggs county, on the 7th inst., James Soloman, Esq. in the 42 year of his age.

June 15, 1842
Federal Union
~excerpt~ DIED, at his father's residence, in Twiggs county, on the 31st day of May, WASHINGTON, eldest son of John Fitzpatrick, Esq., in the 9th year of his age, leaving his fond parents and many relatives to mourn their loss.

July 5, 1842
Federal Union
  ~excerpt~ DIED, in Twiggs county, on the 23d instant, FRANCIS MASSEY GILDON, infant son of Charles Gildon, junior,
aged nine months and one day.

August 23, 1842
Federal Union
MARRIED, in Twiggs county, on the 7th instant, at the house of William B. Carter, DANIEL MASSEY, Esq. to Mrs. DISA WILLIAMS.

Oct 12, 1842
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Administrator's Sale. Will be sold on the 9th of November next, within the usual hours of sale, the perishable property  belonging to the estate of Wm. A. Tharp, late of Twiggs county deceased, viz: horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep, goats &c. together with the plantation tools, close carriages, &c. &c. Sale to continue from day to day if necessary. Terms made known on the day of sale. B. F. Tharp, Adm'r. Martha Tharp, Adm'x. Sept. 26, 1842.

Administrator's Sale.
  Will be sold at the court house door in Twiggs county, on the first Tuesday in December next, the lands belonging to the estate of Wm. A. Tharp, late of said county deceased, viz: that part of it surrounding his residence not included in the dower, and the whole of his possessions on Flatt Creek. B. F. Tharp, Adm'r. Martha Tharp, Adm'x. Sept 29, 1842.
 

November 24, 1842
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
Administrators sale
Will be sold at the Court House door in Twiggs county, on the first Tuesday in January next, one negro man Lewis, belonging the estate of George Wilson, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors. Terms cash. James Pearson, Adm'r. October 29, 1842..



1843
February 21, 1843
Macon Telegraph
MARRIED.     On the 31st ultimo, by the Rev. B. M. Sanders, Mr. B. F. Tharp, of Twiggs county, to Miss Martha A. Jackson of Greene.

February 21, 1843
Southern Recorder
MARRIED, In Twiggs county, on the 9th, Mr. J. WESLEY CALHOUN of Bibb, to Miss ELIZA McCALLUM, daughter of the late Angus McCallum, of Bibb county.

February 28, 1843
Macon Telegraph
DIED. In Twiggs county, on the 11ult., Mr. EDMUND HODGES, in the 75th year of his age.

March 7, 1843
Federal Union
~excerpt~ DIED in Marion, Twiggs county, February 19th, in the seventh year of his age, JONAS JACKSON, son of
Mrs. Eliza and Mr. Josiah Daniel.

March 28, 1843
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale
Will be sold on Thursday the 13th day of April next, at the House of Robins Andrews late of Twiggs county deceased, the perishable property belonging to said estate, consisting of Horses, Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, Goats, Bacon, Lard, Corn, Fodder, Cotton, Oxen, Carts, Road Waggons, Barrouch, Cotton Gin, Surveying Instruments, Blacksmiths, and Plantation Tools, House-hold and Kitchen Furniture, and many other articles, two tedious to mention. Sale to continue from day to day, until all is old. Terms made known on the day of sale. Isham G. Andrews, Joseph B. Andrews, Admrs.

June 19, 1843
Albany Journal
Murder of a Penitentiary Guard. From the Georgia Journal
   One of the Penitentiary guard, in conveying prisoners from Sumter county to the Penitentiary has been murdered  on the highway. The circumstances as we gather them from officers of the institution are this this effect. The guard was conducting two men convicted of passing counterfeit Central Bank money, from Sumter to this place, whose names are Brown and Harrison, and Muscogee, whose name is Reeves, convicted of larceny.
  When within he limits of the county of Twiggs, the guard were fired upon by men concealed in the woods. One of them was mortally wounded, and died, and the other was wounded in the knee. The latter fired at them, but did not see but one distinctly. He then retreated, and commenced loading, but seeing no one, went to a house not far from the spot, where he procured assistance and returned to where the prisoners were. Neither of these attempted to escape, and they are now safely lodged in the Penitentiary.
  A more outrageous murder than this has never been perpetrated in Georgia. It is strongly suspected who the individuals re that are guilty of it. Wiley Gudger is the name of the guard killed - and John Hadder the one that was wounded. Both of these men are highly spoken of by all who know them.
See: June 20, 1843; July 7, 1843;July 11, 1843; July 16, 1843; July 18, 1843; Dec 19, 1843; April 23, 1844; July 28, 1844
 

June 20, 1843
Macon Georgia Telegraph
The Penitentiary Convicts
  The Milledgeville Federal Union, of the 13th inst. speaking of the recent attempt to rescue the three convicts under the charge of the guard, says - "The three were marching chained together, when the guard of two persons were fired on from the thick woods. Wiley Gudger fell mortally wounded, but John Hadder who was also wounded returned the fire. He then retreated to the nearest house, where two men joined him, and they were speedily on the ground, where they found the convicts with the dying guard. No sufficient cause is assigned for the willingness with which these convicts seem to have submitted to the recapture. Hadder, the wounded guard, is not considered in any danger. He has performed his duty nobly, and deserves the reward of valor and devotion to his duty.

July 7, 1843
Chronicle & Sentinel
      The Federal Union of the 4th last says" "We learn from a gentleman who arrived here yesterday from Sumpter county, that Dempsey J. Justice and Archibald Brown, the assassins who murdered the Penitentiary Guard in Twiggs county a short time since, have been arrested in Alabama, and are now on their way to Twiggs county jail

July 11, 1843
Macon Georgia Telegraph
  We understand that Dempsey Justice and Archibald Brown, have been arrested in Alabama, near Pea River, for the murder of the Penitentiary Guard in Twiggs County, and have been brought on and are now in jail in Marion. We learn that there is strong testimony against them.

July 16, 1843
The Atlas
An attempt was made on Tuesday evening to rescue four prisoners from the custody of the Penitentiary guard on their way to Milledgeville. These prisoners were the two individuals convicted of counterfeiting in Sumter county at the late term or the Superior Court, and two recently convicted in Muscogee. The guard, composed of two of the regular Penitentiary guard, were attacked about dusk on Thursday in Twiggs county, shot at from the woods and both wounded, one it is said seriously. They however succeeded in intimidating their prisoners, and by calling in the assistance of the neighborhood, had them secured.
  We have since learnt that one of the guard is dead, and probably one of the prisoners also. Macon Messenger, 8th inst.

July 18, 1843
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
Justice and Brown
  We learn from a letter dated, Americus, July 2d, that the noted Col. Dempsey Justice and his aid, Archy Brown were arrested on the 23d ult. in Coffee county, Ala. and are now safely lodged in Marion jail, Twiggs county.
  They were brought back to Americus after the arrest, and the following facts, gleaned from the testimony where upon trail for commitment. James Harrison, the brother of one of the convicts, offered to give Justice and Brown a considerable reward if they would rescue the prisoners, while on the way to the Penitentiary, which they agreed to do. The left for that purpose on the night preceding the morning upon which the guard left Americus with the prisoners. They came back on the following week, and reported "that Justice shot Gudger," or as they termed it "the big guard, and Archy the little guard." In consideration of so praiseworthy an attempt, Harrison gave them $18 to pay their way out of the State. They are now in a fair way to get their reward, and it is to be hoped that neither the sympathies of Jurors nor the influence of feed Lawyers will save them from the punishment which they so richly merit. Albany Courier

October 10, 1843
Federal Union
~excerpt~ ...Administrator's Sale..will be sold on the first Tuesday in December next....Marion, Twiggs county. One negroPeggy about 60 years old; one negro Woman Temp, about 27 years old; Clarisa, a woman about 14 years old and here infant child Philip; one negro boy Jack, about 18 years old; Mingo, a boy about 12 years old; Jerry, a boy about 11 years old. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said deceased. Sold as the property of Benj. U. Kelly. late of Twiggs county, deceased. Wm. S. Kelly, Adm'r. August 22, 1843.

October 10, 1843
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Twiggs county, Whereas John A. Nelson applies to me for letters of Administration on the estate of Ezekiel Root, late of said county deceased.....
  ...Marion, July 3d, 1843. Lewis Solomon c.c.o.

October 10, 1843
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Georgia, Twiggs county. Present their honors, John Fitzpatrick, James Ware, John A. Nelson, Peyton Reynolds, Justices.
...application of Jesse Pope, Guardian of James N. Brown, orphan of Silas Brown, deceased, for letters of dismission from said Guardianship...Marion, July 3d. Lewis Solomon c.c.o.

October 10, 1843
Federal Union
~excerpt~Whereas Hardy Durham and Theophilus Sauls Administrators on the estate of Thompson Sauls late of said county, deceased, ..letters of dismission...Marion, July 25th 1843. Lewis Solomon, c.c.o

...Whereas, Daniel Duncan and James Balkam, administrators on the estate of William Burden, late of said county, deceased..letters of dismission....Marion, this 24th day of July 1843. Lewis Solomon, c.c.o.

November 7, 1843
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
~extract~
leave to sell all the Lands belonging to the Estate of Robins Andrews, deceased, late of Twiggs county. Isham G. Andrews, Jos. B. Andrews, Admrs. Oct. 10

December 19, 1843
Te Macon Georgia Telegraph
The murderers of the Penitentiary guard, some time last summer, who were confined in the Twiggs county Jail, we understand, have bored out and made their escape.



1844
February 6, 1844
Macon Georgia Telegraph
Administrators' Sale. Agreeably to an order of the Inferior Court of Twiggs county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, will be sold, on the first Tuesday in March next, before the Court-House door in Marion, Twiggs county, within the legal hours of sale, all the Lands belonging to the Estate of Robins Andrews, deceased, late of said county, to wit:
72½ acres of Land, being a part of Lot No. 120, and 72½ acres on said  Lot;
72½ acres, being part of Lots Nos. 120 and 121;
72½ acres, being a part of Lot No. 121;
72½ acres, whereon John Benford now lives;
72½ acres, being a part of Lot No. 144;
72½ acres, where J.B. Andrews formerly lived;
72½ acres, where J.B. Moon formerly lived;
72½ acres, being part of Lot no. 145;
130 acres, being part of Lot No. 144;
130 acres, being part of Lot No. 145;
Lot No. 146, 202½ acres, swamp;
Lot No. 150, 202½ acres swamp;
Lot No. 152, 202½ acres, swamp;
101½ acres, known as the Line Hill half Lot. All the above named Lands, when surveyed, were in the 7th District of originally Baldwin, and 28th District of originally Wilkinson, now Twiggs county. The most of the above Lands are tolerably well improved.
 Terms made known on the day of sale.
Isham G. Andrews, Joseph B. Andrews, Admrs. Dec. 26.

February 27, 1844
Macon Telegraph
DIED, On the 26th ult. at his residence in Jeffersonville, Twiggs county, Dr. JOSHUA R. WIMBERLY, in the 48th year of his age.

March 12, 1844
Southern Recorder
~excerpt~ DIED, of Scarlatina Anginosa, February 13th, in Twiggs county, Georgia, ELI GLOVER, in the third year of his age; and also on the 18th of the same month, WILLIAMS RUTHERFORD, in the second year of his age, youngest sons of Mrs. Margaret and Dr. John G. Slappey.
  .......Bereaved parents, indeed, for within a very few years it has been their lot to witness the death of eight children...Harriet, Joice, and Edward, were the first consigned to an early tomb, then Dolly.....then soon Robert Frederick, in the eighth year of his age-...then in the short space of a few days, died Sarah Joannah, in the fourth year of her age....none pierced him so keenly as the death of Eli.
   On the 21st day of February, in Twiggs county, died, after an illness of a few days, EMMA ELIZA, in the eighth year of her age, only surviving daughter of Mrs. Eliza Ann and Mr. Thomas J. Johnston, and only grand child of Dr. John G. Slappey....

April 23, 1844
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
Acquittal of Dempsey J. Justice
  The trial of Dempsey J. Justice, charged with the murder of Wiley Grudger, a Penitentiary Guard, took place at Twiggs Superior Court, last week. The trial commenced on Friday morning, and about 10 o'clock on Saturday night, the Jury returned a verdict of "not guilty," having been in about six hours. Some of the most important of the eye witnesses were absent - but we learn that a very ...case upon circumstantial evidence was made. The counsel for the prisoner, were Messrs. Poe, Wiggins, and Lee - for the State the Solicitor General  P. E. Love, Esq. and Messrs. I. L. Harris and H. V. Johnson - Ga. Journal
  We understand that, immediately after the acquittal of Justice for murder, he was arrested under several bills of ..for Forgery, from Sumter, and has been placed in the custody of the officers of that county; and in due time, will no doubt receive his trial; when, if what we learn, he stands a most undoubted  change for a long term state in the Penitentiary - Messenger.

May 21, 1844
Macon Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED, On the 5th inst by the Rev. Jesse J. Wall, Dr. LEMUEL S. LOCKHART, to Miss SARAH A., daughter of James G. Wall, Esq. all of Twiggs county.

July 28, 1844
The Daily Picayune
Dempsey J. Justice was tried a few days since in Georgia, for forgery, and found guilty. He was sentenced on this, and a case on which he was previous convicted, to ten years' imprisonment in the penitentiary. Seven true bills of indictment yet remain untried against him. He's a "case."

August 20, 1844
Macon Weekly Telegraph
DIED, In Twiggs county, on Thursday, 15th inst., of congestive fever, MICHAEL DEGNAN, aged 28 years. A native of Oxford Mayo county, Ireland-a citizen of the United States for the last seven years.

August 27 1844
Georgia Telegraph
DIED
  In Twiggs county on the 9th inst., of scarlet fever, and of a very short illness, Penelope Jane, daughter of William and Harriette Brown, aged four years five months and twenty six days. The writer of this has never beheld a more obedient and promising child than little Jane was; nothing was heard at the time of her departure, but he mournful mother weeping over it, and hoped that the Lord might prepare her to meet it. O! death how inexorable: that strikes equally at the aged and the young.
No pain can reach her spirit now,
In its eternal home;
Then let us meekly learn to bow,
And say "thy will be done."

October 8, 1844
Georgia Telegraph
Four months after date, application will be made to the Inferior Court of Twiggs county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, for leave to sell the land and Negroes belonging to the Estate of John Outlaw, deceased, late of said county. Jacob Pearce, Sanders Richardson, Admrs. Aug 13

November 26, 1844
Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale
Agreeable to an Order of the Inferior Court of Twiggs county when sitting for Ordinary purposes will be sold on the first Tuesday in January next, within the legal hours of Sale before the Court House door, in said county, one hundred and thirty acres of Land, more or less in the 27th district formerly Wilkinson now Twiggs. Also, four negroes, as follows: Cherry, a woman about 35 years of age, Dick, a boy about sixteen years old, Bob, a boy about 12 years old, Simon, a boy about 11 years old. All to be sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of John Outlaw, late of said county deceased. Terms of sale made known on the day of sale. Jacob Pearce, S. Richardson, Admr's Oct. 30, 1844

December 17, 1844
Federal Union
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Twiggs Sheriff's Sale
..Five negroes - Cherry a woman and her child Jane; Philis a woman, and her two children, Hannah and George; 202 1-2 acres..whereonHenry Holmes now lives, 25,000 lbs seed cottom..200 bushels of corn, one gin and running gear..fi fa issed..Henry Solomon vs Henry Holmes,..transfered to Nathan Land. Hardin T. Smith, Sheriff. Nov. 23, 1844

...Twenty-three acres of two lots, Nos. not known; also parts of lots Nos. 45, 47 and 33, containing 423 acres more or less..in the 25th district..property of William A. Crumpton, in favor of Nathan Land..
  Two negroes, to-wit: Gilbert a boy, about 12 years old, and Harriet a girl, about 10 years old;..mortage fi fa  in favor of S. M. Burnett vs. Geo. Dupree..transferrred to Balie Forster..H.T. SMITH, Sheriff. Oct. 22, 1844.

..One lot of land..28th district..157 acres more or less,...whereon Archibald Ham now lives; fi fa..favor of Isham G. Andrews and Joseph B. Andrews, administrators, &c vs. said Ham... Dec. 2, 1844
 

Administrator's Sale.
..be sold..first Tuesday in January next..Twiggs county, eight negroes, to-wit: Mary a woman, about 33 years old; Harriet a girl, 15 years old; Charlotte a girl, 15 years old; Henry, 14 years old; Pool, 12 years old; Easter, 9 years; Charles, 7 years old; Wiley, 4 years old; sold as the property of the estate ofRobert F. Glenn, deceased,...D.W. SHINE, Adm'r. Oct. 19, 1844.

..estate of Hardy Pace, ..deceased..lot No. 232, ..202 1-2 acres..25th district; also 101 1-4 acres..half lot No. 47, in 23 dist...; also Alfred a man, 25 years of age; Penny a woman 65 years of age; Harriet a woman, 25 years of age; Jack a boy, about 8 years of age; George a boy, about 5 years of age; Berrien a child, 6 months old..THOMAS B. PACE, Adm'r.

Letters of Administration
  Isaac Norris, applies..estate of John H. Andrews..deceased..November 6th, 1844. LEWIS SOLOMON, c.c.o.

..Thomas B. Pace, adminstrator..estate of Peter B. Hopkins, late of Norfolk county, Va., deceased..dismission fro said administratorship. ..Sept. 2, 1844
LEWIS SOLOMON, c.c.o.

Executor's Sale
..one thousand acres of land situate in the 25th district, of originally Wilkinson now Twiggs county and lying on the Ocmulgee river, twenty miles below Macon..being in the possession of Robert Belsher,...deceased...
Also... Moses a man, about 60 years old; Jack, about 55; Jesse, about 45; Larey, about 45; Red, about 37; Cudjoe, about 25; Samuel a boy, about 18; Ned a boy, about 15; Eliza a woman, about 30; Hixey a woman, about 20; Jane a girl, about 12; Andrew a boy, about 10; Gabriel a boy about 8 year old; all sold as the property of Robert Belsher..deceased..LABORN BEKCOM, Ex'or. Oct 21, 1844



1845
February 25, 1845
The Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale. Agreeably to an order of the Honorable the Inferior Court of Twiggs county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, will be sold at the late residence of John H. Andrews, deceased, late of said county, on the 13th day of March next, one sorrel horse and one grey colt. Isaac Norris, Administrator with the Will annexed. Jan. 27, 1845.

May 13, 1845
Southern Recorder
MARRIED, On Tuesday morning, the 29th April, by the Rev. David Roberts, EDWARD S.  BOSTROM, of, Waynesville, Ohio, to Miss GEORGIA ANN SHINE, daughter of Daniel W. Shine, Esq., of Twiggs county, Ga.

September 9, 1845
Federal Union
   ~excerpt~ DIED, In Twiggs county, July 3d, in the fourth year of his age, TOMLINSON, son of Sarah and Laborn Beckcom, and also, on July 5th, in the third year of her age, their little daughter, SARAH ANN SUSAN. Thus in two days, were the parents bereft of two interesting and promising children. Tomlinson was a fine boy, and well calculated to fill the parents with the best hopes for the future. It is melancholy to see parents in sad anguish weeping over two beautiful children, still in death; but, they may have other children on whom to lay their affections, and be comforted; but, not so with the parents of little BENJAMIN, who died Aug. 10th. in the third year of his age; only son, and only child of Susan and Hardin T. Smith; Benjamin was a noble boy-in health, good-in body, vigorous-his face and brow bespoke a fit temple for future distinction in intellect, the parents hope, the parents joy-a fever of five hours faded him in death....

October 7, 1845
Georgia Telegraph and Republic
Administrator's Sale
Will be sold before the Court House door in the town of Marion, Twiggs county, on the first Tuesday in December next, between the usual hours of sale, 150 acres of land being part of lot No. 48, belonging to the estate of Rebecca Davis, late of Bibb county, deceased, in the 28th district of originally Wilkinson now Twiggs county. Sold for the benefit of the heirs of said deceased. D. J. Davis, adm'er. September 30, 1845.

November 18, 1845
Georgia Telegraph and Republic
Four months after date application will be made to the Honorable Inferior Court of Twiggs county, while sitting for ordinary purposes, for leave to sell one negro woman by the name of Sucky, belonging to the estate of John H. Andrews, late of said county deceased. Isaac Norris, Adm'r with the will annexed. Oct. 28



1846
February 10, 1846
Georgia Telegraph
~excerpt~ DIED, Suddenly in Twiggs county, Mrs. CAROLINE E. DAVIS, wife of Mr. Benjamin Davis, in her 21st year.

March 11, 1846
Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED, In Twiggs county, on Tuesday evening, 3d inst., by Rev. Mr. Hooker, Col. JOHN G. COLEMAN of Macon, to Miss
LAURA H. daughter of Col. Henry Solomon, of Twiggs county.

March 31, 1846
Southern Recorder
~excerpt~ DIED, At his residence in Twiggs county, Georgia, on the morning of the 14th ult., Mr. JAMES COOMBS, Sr.. in the 63d year of his age. The disease which terminated his death was Chronic Gastritis

  ~excerpt~DIED, March 11th, in Twiggs county, in the 31st year of his age, ROBERT RICKS ARRINGTON. He was born in Nash county, North Carolina, and when quite young, his father, Thomas Arrington, emigrated to this county, and soon died, leaving a widow and many children, of whom the subject of this notice was the eldest, being then only thirteen years old.

   ~excerpt~In Twiggs county, on Wednesday the 18th of March, 1846, Miss SARAH E. ATTAWAY, eldest daughter of Isaiah and Mary W. Attaway. She was removed from the theatre of suffering in the 19th year of her age. The disease which closed her earthly career was pleurisy.

April 14, 1846
Federal Union
   DIED, in Marion, Twiggs county, on Wednesday the 25th ult., at 1 o'clock P.M. JANETT GERTRUDE, aged 3 years 11 months and 23 days. Also, on Friday the 27th ult., at 7 o'clock, A.M. ROBERT FREEMAN, aged 6 years 5 months and 28 days, the daughter and son of Mr. Peyton and Mrs. Ruth Reynolds of the above place.
  The above records the death of two very interesting and amiable children, who fell victims to the dreadful effects of Scarlet Fever. After suffering severely for several weeks, they suddenly passed away from the stage of life, leaving behind them their bereaved parents, and many relations and friends, to mourn their loss.

June 23, 1846
Macon Weekly Telegraph
All persons having demands against the estate of James A. Young, late of Twiggs county, deceased, are hereby notified to present them in terms of the law, and these indebted to said estate, are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned. F. C. Avin, Adm'r. of James A. Young, deceased. May 12, 1846

August 4, 1846
Macon Weekly Telegraph
 Administrators Sale. Agreeable to an order from the honorable Inferior Court of Twiggs county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, will be sold before the court house door, in the town of Lumpkin, Stewart county, Ga. on the first Tuesday in December next.
 Lot of land number one hundred and thirty-seven, (137) in the 25th district of originally Lee, but now Stewart county. Also, agreeable to said order, will be sold before the court house door in the county site of Paulding county, Ga., on the first Tuesday in November next, two 40 acre lots, to wit: lot number four hundred and seventy (470) in the 20th district and 3d section, and lot number one hundred and eighty-three (183) in the 3d district, and 4th section, originally Cherokee, but now in the said county of Paulding. All the said lands sold as the property of Benj. U. Kelly, late of Twiggs county, deceased - Sold for the benefit of the heirs of said deceased. Terms of sale made known on the day. William S. Kelly, adm'r. July 27, 1846

August 6, 1846
Pittsburg Sun
  The village of Marion, Geo. was visited by a destructive fire on the 28th ult. A block of eight buildings, valued at $10,000, was destroyed.

October 6, 1846
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Administrator's Sale
  Agreeable to an order of the Inferior Court of Twiggs County, when sitting for ordinary purposes, will be sold before the Court House door in Lumpkin, Stewart County on the first Tuesday in December next, within the usual hours of sale. The undivided 3-4 part of Lot of Land number 46 in the 21st District and first section of originally Lee, but now Stewart County. Sold as the lands of James A. Young, deceased, and for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. Terms made known on the day.
  Also, agreeable to an order of said Court, will be sold before the Court House door in the town of Marion, Twiggs county, on the first Tuesday in January next, within the usual hours of sale, seven Negroes, to wit, Edmund a man about forty-five; Dave, a man about forty five years of age; and Betsey and her four children, three girls and one boy. All of said negroes sold as property belonging to the estate of James A. Young, deceased, and sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors. Terms made known on the day. F. C. Aven, Admr. Sept. 29

November 24, 1846
Southern Recorder
~excerpt~ DIED, Of fever complicated with Pneumonia, Oct. 20th, in Twiggs county, ELIZABETH MARY LAND, wife of Mr.
Henry Land, aged 30 years.

  At her residence in Twiggs county, on the 30th ult., Mrs. FRANCES C. CRAGG, consort of Maj. Samuel P. Cragg.



1847
January 5, 1847
The Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED, In Twiggs county, on the 15th ult. by the Rev. C. Mallary, Mr. James T. Glover to MissMary A. E. Coombs.

January 5, 1847
The Georgia Telegraph
Notice. All persons indebted to the estate of Thomas W. Stewart, late of Jones county, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment, and those having demands against said estate, will present them in terms of the law. POLLY H. STEWART, Ex'trix. dec 29

January 28, 1847
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
Died-On the 16th instant at his residence, in Twiggs county, Mr. Henry Solomon, in his 54th year of his age.

October 12, 1847
Federal Union
   ~excerpt~ DIED in this city, on the 27th ult. of Dropsy of the chest, MRS. EMILY BECKHAM, consort of Mr. Simon Beckham, and daughter of Mr. William Brooks, late of Twiggs county, deceased, in the 21st year of her age.

October 19, 1847
Georgia Telegraph Weekly
Died. In Twiggs County on the 24th ult., of Typhus Fever at the residence of Thomas S Chappell, Mrs Mary M Gibson, daughter of Samuel and Sarah L Bragg, of Wilkinson County, aged 18 years, 9 months and 20 days. Youth and beauty, and loveliness have descended to the dull cold tomb, but the unaffected virtues and loveliness of the deceased are cherished in the hearts of all that knew her, while her spirit lives in a world of peace and kindred brightens above the stars.
Yes, a spirit freed
From the cankering cares of time
Hath winged its way with Angels speed
To a Holy and sinless clime
Yes, for a sainted soul
Is gone to its home alone
And removed from the world's control
Is singing now a Saviours love

Submitted by, Carolyn Hinson

December 14, 1847
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
   Mr. Wiggins presented the petition of sundry citizens of the county of Twiggs, praying the emancipation of a negro slave, by the name of Moses Thompson - referred to the Committee on the State of the Republic.



1848
March 28, 1848
Southern Recorder
~excerpt~ Died, in Twiggs county, Feb. 6th, after a long and painful illness, in the 36th year of her age, Mrs. SARAH McALLUM, daughter of Mary and James Ware, and consort of Archibald McAllum.

May 23, 1848
The Georgia Telegraph
Executor's Sale. By leave of the honorable the Inferior Court of Twiggs county, when sitting for Ornary (sic), will be sold at the residence of the undersigned in said county, on Thursday, the 8th day of June next, a portion of the Personal Property belonging to the estate of James Land, deceased, consisting of one fine pleasure carriage and harness, one man's and one lady's saddle, one fine sofa, one fine mahogany sideboard, one fine mahogany centre table, one do. dining table, one do. toilet table, half dozen mahogany cane bottomed chairs, half dozen Windsor chairs, one fine mahogany rocking chair, two beds and bedsteads, and mattresses; and various other articles of Household Furniture. Terms of sale will be given on the day. Henry Land, Ex'or. april 25

June 20, 1848
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Notice - All persons indebted to the estate of Willis Hodges, late of Twiggs county deceased, are hereby notified to make payment, and those having claims against said estate will present them properly attested, within the time prescribed by law. Josiah Hodges, Adm'r. may 16

July 25, 1848
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Celebration of the 4th July at the Stone Creek Academy, Twiggs County.
  The Anniversary of our Country's Independence was most appropriately and happily celebrated at the place above designated. The exercise of the day were commenced by a very fervent and appropriate prayer by the Rev. Charnick Tharp. The Declaration of Independence was read by Mr. J. Wright, and the oration pronounced by Geo. W. Fish, Esq. , of Macon. As intervals a number of patriotic songs were also sung, by a choir, composed of ladies and gentlemen of the neighborhood.
  After the oration, the fine audience numbering some five hundred persons, participated in a very elegant and sumptuous dinner - which had been so liberally and generously prepared for the occasion.
  All was appropriate - everybody enjoyed themselves - nothing occurred to mar the harmony, good order and happiness of the occasion - and every thing passed off most felicitously. G.



1849
January 2, 1849
Macon Weekly Telegraph
EXECUTOR'S SALE. Will be sold before the court house door in the town of Marion, Twiggs county, on the first Tuesday in January next, within the legal hours of sale - the Lands and Negroes, belonging to the estate of Joseph Collins, late of said county deceased. - Sold by virtue of an order from the Honorable the Justices of the Inferior Court of Houston county, when sitting as a Court of Ordinary, for the benefit of the heirs and in pursuance of the will. Terms made known on day of sale. THOS. S. CHAPPELL, Ex'or.

January 23, 1849
Southern Recorder
  ~excerpt~ Departed this life, after a short but painful illness, in the city of Macon, on the night of the 14th inst., at the residence of Mrs. Wm. S. Smith, in the 16 year of her age, Miss MARGARET ANDERSON, daughter of the late Capt. Thomas W. Anderson, formerly of Twiggs county....

March 20, 1849
Federal Union
MARRIED - In Twiggs county on the 15th inst. by John A. Clements Esq., JOHN LUCAS to Miss HULDY THOMPSON, all of said county.

August 7, 1849
Federal Union
SHERIFF'S SALE
The Newark Insurance and Banking Company:
No 66, 7th dist.  202 1/2 acres,
Lot 67, 7th dist. 202 1/2 acres
Lot 68, 7th dist. 202 1/2 acres
Lot 88, 7th dist, 202 1/2 acres,
Lot 89, 7th dist, 155 acres.
Lot 89, 7th dist. 50 acres
Lot 90, 7th dist. 202 1/2 acres
Lot 91, 7th dist. 150 acres, 52 1/2 acres  to be left, SW corner for mill pond, with balance of Rebecca Davis's dower
Lot No. 24, 28th dist, except 40 acres south corner which belonged to William Hunter
Lot 25, 28th dist, 101 1/4 acres,  on  waters of Stone Creek, north half of lot 25,

October 9 1849
The Georgia Telegraph
Paul Eve. son of Taliaferro Jones, M.D. of Marion Twiggs county, Ga. - Died Sept. 27.

October 16, 1849
Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED, On the 2d Inst. by Hon. Joseph Day, J.I.C., Dr. WILLIAM N STEWART of Marion, Twiggs county (formerly of Jones co.) to Miss CAMILLA S., daughter of Mr. John E. Lester of Jones county.

October 16, 1849
Georgia Telegraph
Plantation for Sale. The subscriber offers for sale, the well known plantation in Twiggs county, lying between the Ocmulgee River and Flat Creek. It is situated 20 miles from Macon and six miles from Marion. It contains 4000 acres of Land of which about two thirds is Upland, woods and hammock, about 600 acres are opened, 200 of which is fresh land, and the rest in a good condition for culture, on account of having been rested for some time.
  There are on the place a Saw and Grist Mill, admiralty situated for business and both having more customers than they can supply. It is believed, that the Saw Mill alone, in the hands of an owner, who could give it his personal attention, is fully capable of paying the price that is asked for the place. The improvements consist of a Gin House, negro quarters, a good framed dwelling, all new except the latter, and a Grist and Saw Mill.
  The place is offered for sale, because it is two remote from the subscribers place of residence and he desires to make a settlement nearer to him.
  The terms will be easy, for which apply (post paid) at Columbus, Ga., to JOHN FORSYTH.
 
 



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