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Wilkinson County, Ga.
News Articles 1840's
1840
February 11, 1840
Macon Georgia Telegraph
DIED. Departed this life on the 20th ult., at the residence of Solomon B. Murphey, Esq. in Irwinton, Ga., Mr. Nathaniel Ward, formerly of Virginia, in his 96th year - having been a citizen of Georgia for more than half a century. He served under Washington in several campaigns, during the Revolutionary War & though the hand of poverty pressed heavily upon him during the latter part of his life, his love of country and zeal for her welfare, appeared never to have abated.

February 26, 1840
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE
    On the first Tuesday in April next, will be sold at the court house door in Wilkinson county, a lot of Land in said county, containing two hundred two and a half acres, on which Mr. Hatfield now lives, belonging to the estate of Samuel Player, late of Richmond county, deceased. Terms cash. WM. B GREENE, Adm'r. February 5, 1840.

May 26, 1840
Macon Weekly Telegraph
MARRIED. On the 28th ult, by the Mr. Jacob Lasseter, of Laurens county, to Miss Martha McCarthy, daughter of the Rev. Wm. McCarthy, of Irwinton, Ga.

July 14, 1840
Southern Recorder
WILKINSON. On the 4th of July, a number of the citizens of Wilkinson county, opposed to the present Administration convened at the Courthouse in Irwinton, and organized themselves into a body, by choosing RICHARD WHITAKER, President, and appointed O. D. OSGOOD, Secretary.
  The object of the meeting having been stated by Wm. Cooper, Esq., and the meeting addressed by several gentlemen present, on motion it was
  Resolved, That the President appoint a committee of three to nominate five delegates from each district in the county, to the Convention in contemplation at Macon, on the 13th of August next.
 Whereupon the Chair announced the names of C. C. Beall, William Cooper, and O. D. Osgood, Esqrs., as the committee, who reported the following gentlemen as delegates:
  William B. Smith, Elisha Hall, Daniel E. Hall, Thomas Holliman, Timothy Sears, Anderson Ingraham, John W. ALlen, Absalom Jordan, John Smith, C. C. Beall, Richard Whitaker, Augustus A. Cullens, William H. Wright, Jesse More, George Herndon, T. Jones, John R. Jones, Daniel Blount, Wiley Shepherd, James Granade, Hon. John Hall, William F. Bond, Amos Boynton, James King, Benj. F. Scott, Josiah Whitehurst, William D. Thompkins, John C. Pattishall, James Seals, John Gardner, Jordan Waters, William Garrot, Joel Dease, James Wright, John F. Mason, James Ross, Wesley King, Alexander Carswell, Gains Brown, John T. Porter.
   Resolved, That the Anti-Administration party generally, of the county, are requested to attend the said Convention.
   Resolved, That the proceedings of the meeting be signed by the President and Secretary, and forwarded to the editors of the Recorder, with a request for publication; and also that the Macon Messenger is requested to re-publish the same. RICHARD WHITAKER, Pres't. O. D. OSGOOD, Secretary. Irwinton, July 4, 1840

August 18, 1840
Southern Recorder
MARRIED, in Wikinson county Ga. at Coolsprings on Thursday, 6th inst., by A. M. Jordan Esq., Mr. JOHN H. PIERCE, TO Miss SUSANNAH NOBLES, only daughter of Mrs. Mary Nobles all of this place.



1841
March 16, 1841
Macon Georgia Telegraph
DIED. On Thursday night last, in Baker, where he had but recently settled, Mr. William Cooper, formerly of Wilkinson county.

April 6, 1841
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
EXECUTOR'S SALE
    Will be sold at the lower market house, in the city of Augusta, on the first Tuesday in April next, the following tracts of land, being part of the estate ofJohn Fox, deceased, viz.
    Lot No. 264 - 202½, 4th district Wilkinson county, on the waters of Black Creek.
    Lot No. 265 - 202½ acres, 4th district Wilkinson county, on the waters of Black Creek.
    Lot. No. 282 - 202½ acres, 4th district Wilkinson county, on the waters of Black Creek,
    Lot No. 288 - 202½ acres, 1st district, Wilkinson county, on the waters of Oconee River
    Lot. No. 293 - 202½ acres, 4th district, Wilkinson county, on the waters of Black Creek
    Lot. No. 294 - 202½ acres, 4th district Wilkinson county, on the waters of Black Creek.
    Lot No. 251 - 202½, 21st district, Mucogee county
    1,000 acres of land in Montgomery formerly Washington county, on the Oconee river
    620 acres in Montgomery formerly Washington county, on head waters of Buckeye Creek
    900 acres in Bryan county.
  Also, the following slaves, to wit: Cuffy and Allan, (sold a the risk of a former purchaser), Lucien, a man about 25 years of age, his wife Dilsey, about 26 years of age, and their two children, Jacob, a boy about 9 years old, and Susan about 18 months old.
   Persons wishing to purchase any of the above property, are invited to call on the Executors for any information in their possession. Terms made known on the day of sale
ANTOINE PICQUET
HENY H. CUMMING,
Surviv'g Ex'rs
March 10, 1840

April 27, 1841
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
-extract
Delegates to represent the county of Wilkinson, in the Young Men's Convention, to be held in Milledgeville, on the first Monday in May next; Samuel Beall, Esq. was called to the Chair, and Thos. N. Beall appointed Secretary.
  Delegates to attend:
William Gibson, Thomas N. Beall, Thos. M. Tarpley, I. Lindsey, W. G. Hatcher, W. Hancock, Wiley Holand, J. E. Spencer, J. Witt, J. Lewis, P. Gainey, Levi Matthews, Thos. Jackson, N. Hughs, Jas. Todd, N. Ball, W. Meredith, Jas. Fountain, William Rozar, Thos. Jones, E. Garratt, D. H. Kingery, J. H. Whaley, S. M. Pittman, A. Cannon, Wm. B. Isles, W. Fordham, Jas. Butler, W. Brannon, John T. Branham, M. Etheridge Jr., W. Shinholster.

June 15, 1841
Georgia Journal
SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD
  THE ABOVE REWARD will be paid by the citizens of Wilkinson county for the apprehension and deliver to the Jailor of said county, of one SAMUEL M. PITTMAN, who murdered William Keaton in said county, on the 4th of May last.
  Description of Pittman.- The said Samuel Pittman is the rise of six feet high; slender built, dark complexion; dark hair; dark grey eyes, about 30 years of age; quick spoken; and weighs about one hundred and twenty-five or thirty pounds. Irwinton, June 7th , 1841.

October 5, 1841
Macon Telegraph
    DIED, In Wilkinson county, on the 23d ult. GEORGE FRANCIS, eldest son of Henry F. and Susan A. Rucker,  aged 5 years, 9 months and 17 days.

November 03, 1841
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
$20 Reward - Runaway from the subscriber, residing near Irwinton, Wilkinson County, two Negro men, namedSAM and BEN. Sam is about twenty three or four years old, short thick build, quiet dark and has some scars on his breast. Ben is about twenty years of age, also quiet dark, weighing about 175 pounds, no marks recollected. The above reward will be paid for their delivery to me or in any safe jail so that I can get them.
nov 2 OREN DAVIS

November 30, 1841
Federal Union
~excerpt~   GUARDIAN SALE
Agreeable to an order...first Tuesday in January next...Wilkinson county....the negroes belonging to the estate of Seth Honeycutt, late of Twiggs county, deceased, to wit: Silva and her two children, Nancy and Martha.



1842

June 21, 1842
Federal Union
Caught at last. - We understand that an individual named Wm. Fountain, has been arrested and committed to Jail in Wilkinson county, on the charge of bigamy. It appears that he has been married four times in this state. One of his wives resides in this county. He came here three years ago, and introduced himself to a widow lady, worth some property, and soon married her-sold the property-bought a horse and buggy with part of the proceeds-took his wife and started to Dublin, in Laurens county, but before he reached the place forced her (to) get out of the carriage, and there left her standing in the road, without friends, money or reputation. We have since learned that this was his second wife, and that he has since married two more and that all four are living in this State.-Sandersville Telescope.

June 21, 1842
Macon Georgia Telegraph
This may certify, that my wife has been cured by Dr. Thomson, of Dyspepsia, after having had it for a number of years, and taken medicine from the common doctors till there was no sense in it. She has now been well two years. LEWIS DEANE, Wilkinson county, 1st may, 1841
I do certify, that my daughter has been cured of Dyspepsia, and my son of Cramp Cholic, by Dr. Thomson, after all other means had failed. Neither of them have had any return of their complaints in 2 years. BENJAMIN SCOTT, Wilkinson county, 1st May, 1841.

July 19, 1842
Macon Georgia Telegraph
The Town of Gordon. - We are pleased to learn that the Directors of the Central Rail Road Company have selected a prommentaue on the side of the Road, for a town, to be named Gordon, in honor of the late President of the Company. It is located in Wilkinson county, one hundred and seventy miles from Savannah, twenty from Macon, and fourteen from Milledgeville, and will be the Depot for a great portion of middle Georgia, say Wilkinson, Baldwin, Pulaski, Dooly, Laurens, Twiggs, and a portion of Putnam, Jasper and Jones. As regards hereto, no places in this sequin of the state posses greater advantages than Gordon. It is on the dividing ridge between the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers, many miles distant from swampland of any description, and abounds in the most excellent water. Sandersville Tel.
Submitted by R. Elizabeth Brewer

September 13, 1842
Federal Union
~excerpts~
Postponed Sheriff's Sale
Larkin McConnel, 202 1-2 acres, 4th dist., No. 12
Samuel J. Bush, house and lot, 1 acre in Irwinton; boy, Solomon, 15 yrs, Eliza, 12 yrs, Winna, 25 yrs; 400 acres whereon James Lasseter formerly lived, William Hooks formerly lived, on Porter's creek

  Stolen..about 18th or 20th of July last, negro man named Frank, abt 27 yrs old, 5' 6" hig, square built, heavy muscle, 170 or 180 lbs, scar on one foot from cut of an axe, scar across throat from knife cut. Stolen by David Graham of Pulaski co. Graham is abt. 40 yrs, 6 ft hi. spare built, dark skin, hollow eyed, black hair, heavy black beard and blue eyes, down look when spoken to. Both their back will be found to be considerably marked from the whip. The negro may be run by Barefoot, Flourney, Phillips, Mosely, Drawdy or Bohannon, as there is thought to be a clan of them...Green B. Burney. Sept. 1, 1842.
 

Sheriff's Sale
Sampson Dixon, negro boy, 8 yrs old, Radford
Wyatt Meredith, 500 acres, 3rd dist., whereon John Meredith lives
William Fisher, tavern lot in Irwinton, 1 acre; stable lot, 3 acres
Samuel Cooper, 202 1-2 acres pine land,
Lewis Spears, 300 acres, 26th dist.
Zachariah Collins, 40 acres, 3rd dist., No. 315
Leon Webb, two negro men, Tom and William, one 35 yrs, 1 40 yrs
Miles M. Bloodworth, horse, Jack o' Diamonds, 10 yrs old, in possession of Wiley Etheredge
Moses Myrick, 405 acres pine land, 4th dist.
S. B. Murphey, Sheriff. Aug. 25, 1842

Coroner's Sale
Solomon B. Murphey, 1 acre lot in Irwinton, one bay mare, one bay horse
Benjamin Exum, 202 1-2 acres pine land, 3rd dist. adj. John T. Porter, Jesse Pierce.
Thomas Jackson Coroner, August 25, 1842

Executor's Sale
Abraham Lasseter, personal property, William Lasseter, David Lasseter, Ex'ors. Aug. 26, 1842.

October 17, 1842
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
Administrator's Sale. Will be sold on the first Tuesday in December next, before the court house door in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia, between the lawful sale items, agreeable to an order by the honorable, the Inferior Court of Lincoln County, sitting for ordinary purposes, a tract of land in the 4th District, Wilkinson County, bounded by Lot No. 308, by Lot No. 291, by Lot No. 306, and by lot number 292, containing two hundred two and two and one half acres. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of Matthew Collars, late of said county deceased. Terms made known on the day. Oct. 10, 1842, Geo Collars, Admn.

December 6, 1842
Macon Georgia Telegraph
~extract~ Inferior Court of Crawford County, sale first Tuesday in January next
"Also, at the same time, by virtue of the same order, before the court house door in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county, the following lots and parts of lots of land, to wit: Lot No. (111,) in the 5th district of Wilkinson, 140 acres of lot No. 88, in the 5th district of Wilkinson, and ten acres of Lot No. 120, in the 4th district of said county, all lying in one body and containing 350 acres. The above described negroes and lands sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors ofJoshua H. Bigham, dec'd."
Dorothy B. Bigham, adm'rs, Howell H. Bigham, adm'r. Crawford co. Oct. 25th, 1842.



1843
April 25, 1843
Georgia Journal
The Black Lake. This is a sheet of water, lying eleven miles south from Milledgeville, in the county of Wilkinson. It derives its name from the color of its water, which is of a very dark hue; and it is remarkable for the quantity and variety of fish which it contains, as also for its great depth. There, many be found the finest trout that swim in any waters. One weighing nine pounds, caught in it on Thursday last, graced the table of one of the hotels of this city on the same day. The bream, perch, red horse, sucker, cat, and other fish, are caught in it in large quantities. It is about two miles in length, and from sixty to seventy yards in width. Sometimes, a slight current may be observed rippling the water, but seldom is this the case. The scenery surrounding it, is of the most beautiful description; on one side, there is a very high eminence, which commands a view of many miles in extent, and he who desires to view one of the most enchanting prospects in this or any other country, would do well to pay this really obscure spot an early visit. The Poet will find here every thing to excite his imagination, and the Painter would need no urging to place, as far as in his power lay, that upon canvass, which nature has ordained should ornament this spot.
  On the other side of the Lake is a large swamp which abounds with deer, and "the wild turkey of the woods." The growth of this swamp is as various, as the most romantic fancy would desire. Nature seems to have been lavish when she paid her first visit to it, and caused to spring from the soil, the blossom, the flower, the bush, the vine, and the tree. But, with all this, to recommend so lovely a spot, there is a something wanting, without which, to dwell in, no place is desirable. Health abides not here. In the summer and fall months, the fever is the certain legacy of all, who tempted by its beauties, its fish, or its game, daringly venture to risk a residence in its neighborhood. This is the only bitter, that intermingles with the sweets that may be extracted from the BLACK LAKE and its vicinity. Were it otherwise, no place that can be named, would have a population to resort to it sooner than this.
   At the preset time, there is encamped at the BLACK LAKE, a large party of gentlemen from our city, who have gone there for the purpose of hunting and fishing. Among them are several crack shots, and goodly fishermen. Invited to partake of their hospitalities, we paid them a visit last week, and were much delighted with our trip. On the day of our visit, they had hardly more than settled themselves. The sports of fishing and hunting were but just commenced -yet found we nothing lacking in fish, flesh, or fowl. There was abundance of each. As this hunting party expect to remain at the Black Lake, some ten or twelve days longer, they will catch and kill, a large quantity of fish and game of various kinds One of the gentleman promised us to keep and account of their success on, and off, the water. This we intend to present to the reader; and we hope too, it will reflect so much credit upon our hunters, as to induce others, fond of such manly sports, to pay a visit to the BLACK LAKE, of Wilkinson county.

July 25, 1843
Southern Recorder
   Died in Irwinton on the 29th of June last, after an illness of twenty-one days, William M. Monroe, formerly a resident of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  For the consolation of the relatives and friends of the deceased, the writer of this notice assures them that he had every attention that a religious community could bestow.

August 1, 1843
Macon Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED,    At the residence of John Gibson, Esq., near Irwinton, Ga, on 16th inst., by the Hon. Samuel Beall, Mr. George Augustus Whipple, formerly of Providence, R.I., to Miss Joanna Milner, formerly of Wilkes county, Ga.

September 5, 1843 
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Wilkinson Sheriff's Sale. ..first Tuesday in October next...to-wit:
   200 acres of land, more or less, whereon Mrs. James Hatcher now lives, lying in the fourth district of the county aforesaid, number not known, and well improved..property of James Hatcher, deceased...fi fa..in favor of Mary Hicks vs the said James Hatcher dec'd.
    202 1/2 acres of well improved pine land..27th district..number not known, whereon James Cumbest now lives, adjoining lands of Thomas Graves, James Gibson, and John Bachelder...property of said Cumbest..fi fas...in favor of Sarah Davis...favor of J. S. Harris vs said Cumbest,J. C Pattershall and George Myrick,..pointed out by Kenan and Rockwell.
  1000 acres of land, more or less, in the 4th or 5th district of Wilkinson county, number not known, now in the possession of Harper Tucker, known as the Bonds' Bend Plantation,  good swamp land, well improved, lying on the waters of the Oconee; 500 acres of well improved swamp land, more or less, Nos. not known lying on the waters of the Oconee - in the possession of William Johns, and known as the "Miles Place," one negro man, by the name ofIsham, about 40 years of age; All levied on as the property of William F. Bond to satisty two fifas..in favor of the Bank of Hawkinsville vs William F. Bond, transferred to Joseph Bond. ..August 26, 1843. S. B Murphy, Sheriff.

~excerpt~ Postponed Sale
  202 1/2 acres of well improved pine land, lying in the 3d district of Wilkinson county, No. 104, also one Jackass and two Jennies, and 50 head of cattle, more or less, and 30 or 40 head of hogs, and also one gray horse and one black poney, and two mouse colored mules, all levied on as the property of Thomas Jackson to satisty one fi fa. from the Superior court of said county, in favor of Green R. Tench  vs Oliver D. Osgood, principal, and Thomas Jackson security, property pointed out by said Jackson.
   300 acres of well improved pine land, more or less, in the 23d or 26th district of said county, number not known, - whereon Lewis Spears now lives, levied on as the property of said Spears to satisfy one fi fa from the Superior court of said county, in favor of John Gibson vs said Spears. and also to satisfy sundy fi fas. from a Justices court of said county, in favor of Sampson Dixon vs said Spears, and Washington Williams security.
  202 1/2 acres of well improved pine land, lying in the 23d district of said county, number not known, and known as the Wyatt Meredith's Cedar Creek plantation, 300 acres of pine land, well improved in the 22d district of said county, number not known, whereon Wyatt Meredith now lives, all levied on as the property of said Meredith, to satisfy one fi fa from the Superior court of said county, in favor of Charles J. McDonald, Governor vs said Wyatt Meredith.
   One negro girl named Tabitha, about 5 or 6 years of age; levied on as the property of Jesse M. Warren, to satisy one fi fa..in favor of Thomas M. Turner vs said Warren.
  202 1/22 acres of well improved pine land, lying in the 3d district of said county, number not kown, where William Adams now lives, also one yoke of oxen and a  cart, all levied on as the property of said William Adams, ..in favor of Henry P. Strickland..August 25, 1843. Ellis Harvill, D. Sheriff.

October 17, 1843
Federal Union
DIED  - In Wilkinson county on Sunday morning the 15th inst., of fever, Mr. GEORGE W. JOHNSON, about 35 years of age.

December 19, 1843
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Wilkinson Postponed Sheriff's Sale. ....first Tuesday in January next...

   101 1-4 acre of oak and hickory land, lying in the 4th district of Wilkinson county, No. not known, adjoining land of Thomas Underwood..property of Joseph Hancock, deceased, to satisfy one fi fa. from the Superior Court of said county in favor of the Central Bank of Georgia vs. Edmund B. Hancock and William Hancock; and two fi fas. issued fron a Justices Court, in favor of Robert Ridley vs. Edmund B. Hancock and William Hancock, executors on the estate of Joseph Hancock...............
S. B. Murphey, Sheriff

  Also...202 1/2 acres of pine land, lying in the 3d district of Wilkinson county, No. 104, well improved, whereon Nancy Crutchfield now lives; and one jack ass
, one jinny, 50 head of cattle more or less, 30 or 40 head of hogs, one grey horse, one black poney, two mouse colored mules, 500 bushels of corn more or less all levied on as the property of Thomas Jackson, to saitsfy one fi fa. in facor of Green R. Tench....vs. Oliver D. Osgood, principal and Thomas Jackson, security. ...Ellis Harville,
D. Sh'ff.

  ...demands against the estate of Vinson Hardie, late of Wilkinson county, deceased...Jacob Witt, Adm. Nov. 6, 1843.

~excerpt~Wilkinson Sheriff's Sale....first Tuesday in January next..to-wit: Milley a woman, about 35 years old, and child, 2 years old; Mary a woman, 17 years old;
Aney a girl, about 7 years old; Darcus a girl, about 4 years old; Mimy a woman, about 35 years old, and her child 2 years old; Lemuel a boy, about 10 years old; Solomon a boy, about 8 years old; Frank a boy, about 6 years old; Eliza a girl, about 12 years old; Elender a girl, about 5 years old; Fanny a girl, about 3 years old; Winney a woman, about 37 years old, and her child, 5 years old; Daniel a boy, about 10 years old; Adam a boy, about 7 years old; Nancy a woman, about 40 years old and her child Warren a boy, about 6 years old; Allen a boy, about 13 years old; Buze a girl, about 14 years old; Cush a girl, about 9 years old; Nancy a woman, about 50 years old; Margaret a woman, 20 years old, and her 2 children;
600 acres of fine land, well improved, on the Commissioner creek, in the 4th district of said county, Nos. not known;
one town lot in the town of Irwinton, well improved whereon Samuel Beall now lives, No. not known, containing two acres more or less,
and one other town lot in the town of Irwinton, where Charles Fox now lives, containing one-quarter of an acre, more or less, well improved,
and one town lot whereon Thomas N. Beall now lives, containing two acres more or less, well improved, No. not known;
600 bushes of corn, more or less, 10,000 pounds of fodder more or less, one wagon and six mules, three yoke of oxen and one cart, 40 head of stock cattle, 50 head stock hogs, four feather beds and bed steads, 14 fine Winsor chairs and six common chairs, one bureau, one book case, two candle stands, two pine tables, two looking glasses, one barouche, household and kitchen furniture, consisting of knives and forks, pots and oves, one crane, one grey horse, one cream mare, one sorrel mule and three bay mules; all levied on as the property of Samuel Beall, to satisfy one fi fa. issued from the Superior Court of said county, in favor of Nathaniel F. Harris vs. Samuel Beall, security for William F. Bond, and one in favor of John T. Wright vs. John Gibson and Samuel Beall...as security for Samuel J. Bush and A. A. Cullins...,

  One negro boy George about 12 years old, Betsey a negro woman 35 years old, levied on as the property of A. A. Cullins..fi fa. in favour of Beecher, Brown and Rogers..vs. Cullen, Beall and Bush.

One negro woman by the name of Elender about 18 years old, and negro girl about 12 years old, levied on as the property of Thomas N. Beall, ..in favor of Beecher, Brown and Rogers, vs. Cullens, Beall and Bush.

 One negro Man by the name of Antony about 20 years of age levied on as the property of Alfred Willis, ..fi fa...in favor of Wiley, Lane &c. vs. said Willis...

One Jackass, ..property of William Adams, to satisfy one fi fa in favor of Iverson L. Harris, vs. said Adams and Sarah Gray.

202 1/2 acres of well improved pine land lying in the 3 dist. of Wilkinson county No. not known whereon Major C. Collins now lives; levied on as the property of Major C. Collins..in favor of Haywood Hughs, vs. said Collins and Westley King, endorser.

One very likely bay horse about 16 years old, and sorrel stud colt 2 years old,...property of Benjamin Kemp, ..in favor of William E. Caswell,...

202 1/2 acres ...land in 4th dist. of Wilkinson..whereon John H. Breedlove lives; ...property of John H. Breedlove...in favor, E. C. Williamson vs. said John H. Breedlove.

   275 acres pine land in the 2 and 3 dist. of Wilkinson...well improved with a good gin house, gin and gear, ..place whereon William Smith now lives;..also two negroes to wit, Brister a man about 38 years old, and Daniel a man 19 years old, also 2 mules and one sorrel horse..property of William B. Smith..favor of Dermot Dempsey.

  Three hundred acres of pine land..whereon John Wheeler now lives; lying in the fourth District...property of John Wheeler...in favor of Samuel Beall vs John Wheeler..

  One hundred and seventy acres of land, ..whereon John W. Bloodworth now lives....levied on as said Bloodworth..in favor of Charles C. Beall vs. John W. Bloodworth....

   Three hundred acres of pine land, well improved, number not known, ..in fourth district..whereon Simean Adams now lives; levied on as the property of Fredrick Barfield..in favor of Beall, Bond and Samuel Beall, vs. Fredrick Barfield.

   Two hundred two and half acres of pine land...whereon Thomas J. Graves now lives, well improved, number not known, lying in the twenty seventh district..property of Thomas J. Graves...in favor of Plesant Ganey, vs. Thomas J. Graves and Richard Graves, ,,,,

  Five hundred acres of pine land..whereon James W. Scott now lives; with a good saw mill thereon, on Black Creek adjoining lands of Jeremiah Beall and others number not known..property of Benjamin F. Scott..fi fa in favor of Beall and Bond..James W. Scott, Adminstrator in his own wrong.
  S. B. Murphy, Sheriff. Nov. 24, 1843.

December 19, 1843
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Wilkinson Mortgage Sheriff's Sale..first Tuesday in January next...to wit:
  One lot of land, containing 202 1/2 acres more or less, No. 206, in the 26th District, Wilkinson..whereon Thomas Fort now lives levied on as the property of said Fort..mortgage fi fa....in favor of Green B. Burney administrator on the estate of Samuel Carr, deceased...
  Also, 2 mares and colts, 18 head of hogs, 2 cows and calves, and 2 machines, ...property of Thomas Fort... in favor of Green B. Burney administrator on the estate of Samuel Carr, deceased...M. N. Murphey, D. Sh'ff. October 26, 1843.
 

December 19, 1843
Federal Union
~excerpt~Administrator's Sale. sold..first Tuesday in January next, ...to-wit: sixteen hundred acres, more or less, pine land, well improved, with a good grist and saw mill, whereon Samuel Carr formerly lived, it being all the lands said Carr owned, in the 4th and 20 (27?) districts of said county; also, three negroes, to-wit: Joe and John, about 60 years of age, and Maria, about 25; all sold as the property of Samuel Carr, late of said county, deceased...G. B. Burney, Adm'r. Oct. 23, 1843.

~excerpt~ Administrator's Sale...Inferior Court of DeKalb county....sold at Irwinton..first Tuesday in January next, lot of land 203 in the 6th district..heirs and creditors of Minnie Fowler, late of DeKalb county, deceased..Hilliard J. Fowler, Adm'r. Sept. 4, 1843

...sold...first Tuesday in January next..Parts of lots of land Nos. 74 and 74, in the 4th district of Wilkinson county..property of Wm. Beck, deceased...Wm. S. Beck, Adm'r. Oct. 11, 1843....

Executor's Sale..sold on second Tuesday in January next..land and negroes belonging to the estate of James Hatcher, late of said county, deceased. Wm. G. Hatcher, Ex'or. Nov. 1, 1843.

Adminstrator's Sale. On Thursday, the 18th day of January next,..at the late residence of John Hews, late of Wilkinson county, deceased, all the perishable property belonging to said deceased - consisting of horses, hogs, cattle, household and kitchen furniture; also corn and fodder, together with all the cotton raised on the premises, &c, &c...Green B. Hews, B. J. Hews, Adm'rs. Nov. 27, 183.

Notice..Will be sold at the late residence of Vinson Hardie, on Friday the 22d day of December next, late of Wilkinson county, deceased: all the perishable property belonging to the estae, consisting of horsses, hogs, cattle, corn, fodder, cotton, household and kitchen furniture, and other articles now too tedious to mention....Jacob Witt, Adm. Nov. 6, 1843.
 

December 26, 1843
Federal Union
   Departed this life on the 17th ult. at his residence in Wilkinson county, Elder JOHN HUGHES, who had been some 35 years a member of the Baptist Church, and for about 14 years a useful and pious Minister of the Gospel. Most of that time he had charge of several churches, and was abundant in Ministerial labors,  &c. was instrumental in gathering a goodly number into the church, particularly during the years 1838 and '39, when there was an extensive revival of religion, in the section of country where he resided. No doubt he has obtained the reward of those "who turn many to righteousness."
    For about two months before his death, his health was very feeble; though he was confined to his bed of languishing only 9 days. His disease was an inflammation of the lungs. He bore his last illness with exemplary patience, seemed quite dead to the things of the world, and much absorbed in the interest of the Redeemers Kingdom. The evening of the day before he died, with the assistance of his friends, he rose from his bed, and kneeling down he prayed devoutly with his family for the last time. He was indeed a good man, and his end was peaceful.



1844
January 16, 1844
Federal Union
~excerpt
  Died at the residence of her Father, in Wilkinson county, on Tuesday the 5th of December, AMANDA CAROLINE, eldest daughter of Col. Green B. Burney, aged fourteen years.

January 23, 1844
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED
In Wilkinson county, on the 11th inst. by S. B. Brown, Esq., Henry H. Hagan, Jr., Esq., of Philadelphia to Miss Mary M. Gainey, of the former place.

May 7, 1844
Georgia Journal
~excerpts~ Administrator's Sale....real estate, belonging to the estate of Mary Ann Smith, late of said county, deceased.... ANDERSON INGRAM, Adm'r, MARY SMITH, now MARY VICKERS, Admr's. Irwinton,

~excerpts~ James Gibson and Joel Rivers..letters of Administration de bonis non on the estate ofMartin Witt, late of Wilkinson  county, deceased...2d day of April, 1844. A. B. RAIFORD, c.c.o

~excerpts~ Elizabeth Smith applies to me for letters of Administration on the estate of Griffin Smith, late of Wilkinson county, deceased....2nd day of April, 1844. A.B. RAIFORD, c. c. o.

~excerpts~ Joel Rivers and James Gibson apply to me for letters of Dismission on the estate ofJoel Brewer, late of Wilkinson county, deceased... .2nd day of April, 1844. A.B. RAIFORD, c. c. o.

~excerpts~ Joel Rivers, Administrator de bonis non on the estate of Wenlock C. Pearson, late of this county deceased....8th March, 1844. AUG. B. RAIFORD, C.C.O

~excerpts~ Howel L. Whitehurst, Guardian of James L. Whitehurst, applies for dismission from said Guardianship...1st April 1844 AUG. B. RAIFORD, C.C.O

~excerpts~ Anderson Ingram and Mary Smith, now Mary Vickers, Administrators on the estate of Allen Smith, late of said county, deceased...11th day of Dec. 1843. AUG. B. RAIFORD, Clerk

~excerpts~ Micajah Poulk, Guardian for the orphans of John Poulk, applies to me for letters of dismission....23rd day of March, 1843. AUG. B. RAIFORD. C.C.O.

May 7, 1844
Georgia Journal
~excerpts~ Wilkinson May Sheriff's Sales.
  Two hundred two and a half acres of pine land, well improved, number 80, lying in the third district of Wilkinson county, whereon William N. Bowen now lives, adjoining lands of James H. Mills, Isaac Hall and others; levied on as the property of said Bowen...
   202 1/2 acres of land, more or less, lying and being in the fifth district of said county, number not known, adjoining lands of Littleton, Branham and others, well improved, whereon Stanmore Carr now lives; levied on as the property of Carr....
  Two hundred two and a half acres, more or less, of Pine Land, number not known, in the 27th district, adjoining lands of James Gibson and others, known as the Sanders place; levied on as the property of Pleasant Gainy...
  Two hundred two and a half acres of land, more or less, lying in the fifth district, number not known, whereon Alexander Doke now lives; levied on as the property of said Doke...
   Two hundred acres of land, more or less, lying in the 26th district of said county, number not know, well improved, whereon Washington Williams now lives, levied on as the property of said Williams.....
   One negro man, by the name of Anderson, about 30 years old, now in the possession of Gaines Brown; levied on as the property of Jesse M. Warren....
One negro man, about 20 years old, now in the possession of James Ross; levied on as the property of Jesse M. Warren....
W. W. BEALL, Sheriff. April 2, 1844

Wilkinson June Sheriff's Sales
  ~excerpts~ One hundred and eighty-two acres of land, more or less, lying in the fifth District, number sixty-three, whereon James Wood now lives; levied on as the property of Cornelius Bachellor....
  Five hundred acres of land, more or less, well improved; number not known, lying in the second District, adjoining lands of Joel Butler and James H. Lofton; levied on as the property of William B. Smith...
   Two hundred two and a half acres of land, number not known, lying in the third District of Wilkinson county, well improved, whereon Lewis Smith now lives; levied on as the property of Samuel Cooper;
  Two hundred two and a half acres of land, well improved, lying in the third District, number not known, adjoining lands of Thomas Jackson and others; levied on as the property of William Adams....
   One hundred acres of land, more or less, lying in the fourth District of Wilkinson county, being part of lot number one hundred and four, adjoining lands of Aug. B. Raiford and William McCarthy; levied on as the property of John Gibson....
   The half of the house and lot whereon Sam'l Bush now lives, containing one acre, more or less, well improved; levied on as the property of Aug. B. Raiford...
  One negro woman named Mariah, about twenty-five years old; levied on as the property of David McMurrain....
  Two mules, about six years old, large and likely; one black pony, about six years old; one grey horse, about five years old; one jackass, about three years old, large and likely; one jenny, about ten years old; also, two hundred two and a half acres of land, more or less, well improved, lying in the third District, number not known, adjoining lands of Wm. Adams, whereon Nancy Crutchfield now lives, levied on as the property of Thomas Jackson....
   Two hundred two and a half acres of land, more or less, number not known, lying in the twenty-sixth District, adjoining Nathaniel Hines; levied on as the property of Major C. Collins....
  Two hundred two and a half acres of land, more or less,  lying in the twenty-sixth District, number not known, whereon John H. Breedlove now lives; levied on as the property of said Breedlove.. W. W. BEALL, Sheriff. April 30, 1844.

Wilkinson July Mortgage Sheriff's Sale.
~excerpt~..usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit:
Brister, a man, and Daniel, a boy; levied on as the property of William B. Smith to satisfy a mortgage fi fa in favor of Isaac Mitchell. Returnable to July Term, 1844. .. W. W. BEALL, Sheriff, April 30, 1844

~excerpts~Wilkinson Coroner's Sale for May,
  One Bay Horse, one Bay Mare, and Two Black Mares; levied on as the property of Thomas Jackson...for the use of James Simmons a Minor, and controlled by Benjamin Exum.....
  One Yoke of Oxen, one Mare and Colt, Seven head of Stock Cattle, Twelve head of Hogs, more or less, levied on as the property of John Wheeler...RICHARD WATERS, Coroner. March 21st, 1844

Executor's Sale
~excerpt~ the late residence of Richard Whitaker, late of Wilkinson county, deceased, all the perishable property belonging to said estate, consisting of Horses, Hogs, Cattle, Sheep, &c., and various other articles...NATHANIEL WHITAKER, HUDSON WHITAKER, Ex'rs. March 11, 1844.

  ~excerpt~ Inferior Court of Wilkinson county....leave to sell a negro man by the name ofRichmond; as the property of
Christopher C. Simmons. SAMUEL BEALL, Guardian. Irwinton, Feb. 1st, 1844
 

September 24, 1844
Southern Recorder
DIED, At his residence in Wilkinson county, on the 9th inst. Mr. James King of an inflammation of the Bowels, aged 43 years.

October 1, 1844
Georgia Journal
  Executors's Sale. Agreeably to an order of the Inferior Court of Wilkinson county, while sitting for ordinary purposes, will be sold before the Court-house door in the town of Irwinton, on the first Tuesday in November next, the land belonging to the estate of Richard Whitaker, late of said county, deceased. Terms made known on the day. Nathaniel Whitaker, Hudson Whitaker, Executors. Wilkinson county, Sept. 2, 1844.

November 5, 1844
Federal Union
~exerpt~ DIED - At their residence in Pineville, Marion county, Georgia, of bilious fever, DANIEL M. HALL,  and his two eldest sons.
    Daniel M. Hall died on the 13th day of September, 1844, aged 48 years, 2 months and 2 days, after an illness of 8 days; his eldest son JOHN W. HALL, taken ill about the same time, died on the 14th day of the same month, aged 23 years, 11 months and 23 days, after an illness of 10 days; ISAAC HALL, second son of Daniel M., taken about the same time, died the 17th day of the same month, after an illness of 13 days, aged 22 years and 27 days.
  Daniel M. Hall was well known as a citizen of Georgia, especially in the county of Wilkinson, the place of his former residence, and in our State Legislature at different times, and especially was he known in the church of God;....

November 26, 1844
Federal Union
~excerpt~
Hiram Jones estate, sell Lot of land No. 268 and 15 acres, part of No. 243, together with place he resided, 4th district;..also negro woman and her two children, Gabriel Jones, Ex'or. Sarah Jones, Ex'rs.  Also, part of Horses, cows, hogs, corn and fodder, household and kitchen furniture, etc. November 11, 1844
Christopher C. Simmons, deceased, guardian's sale, negro man named Richard.Sam'l Beall, Guardian, Nov. 7, 1844
John Batcheldor, deceased, sell interest (1/4 part) in saw and grist mills, together with 300 acres of land, known as Mrs. Gainey's mills, Jackson Fountain, Adm'r. Sept 1., 1844
Sampson Dixon, deceased, sell interest (1/4 part) in saw and grist mills, together with 300 acres of land, known as Mrs. Gainey's mills, Savill Dixon, Adm'rx, Freeman Dixon, Adm'r. Sept 1., 1844



1845
January 14, 1845
Georgia Journal
~excerpt~ Georgia, Wilkinson County. Whereas John Smith applies to me for letters of Administration on the estate of Wiley Rutland, late of said county, deceased....this 18th day of Dec. 1844. A. B. Raiford, c.c.o

~excerpt~Whereas, James Taylor, Guardian for the orphans of Thomas Taylor, deceased, applies to me for letters of dismission from the Guardianship of Thomas and Ardelissa Taylor, two of said Wards.....this 1st day of January, 1845. Aug. B. Raiford, c.c.o

~excerpt~Whereas Needham W. Brown applies to me for letters of Administration on the estate of George W. Hearndon, late of said county, deceased....this 18th day of Dec., 1844. A. B. Raiford, c.c.o

~excerpt~ Whereas William C. Parker, Administrator on the estate of Matthew Underwood, applies to me for letters of dismission from said Administration....this 5th day of Nov., 1844...

~excerpt~Whereas, Samuel Sanders, Agent for Claibourne B. Sanders, as Administrator on the estate ofMartha Sanders, applies to me for letters of dismission from said Administration, as Agent aforesaid...this 5th day of Nov. 1844

~excerpt~Wheres Moses S. West and Alfred Brahham, Administrators on the Estate of John Wise, apply to me for letters of dismission from said Administration:...this 1st Sept. 1844...

~excerpt~Wilkinson February Sheriff's Sales. Will be sold at the Court house door in the town of Irwinton, on the first Tuesday in February next,....
  One lot of land, containing two hundred two and a half acres, more or less, well improved, lying in the third Dist. No. not known, whereon John Kemp now lives, levied on as the property of said Kemp to satisfy a fi fa ...in favor of John Doe, on the demise of Thomas White et al vs. Richard Roe, casual ejector, and John Kemp, tenant in possession.
   202 1/2 acres of pine land, well improved, lying in the 27th district, whereon Burrell Maples now lives, and one yoke of steers and cart; levied on as the property of Burrell Maples, to satisfy a fi fa issued out of the Superior Court, in favor of Isaac Newell vs said Maples. S. B. Murphy, D. Sheriff. Dec. 31, 1844

~excerpt~Wilkinson March Sheriff's Sale. ....the following property to wit: Four head of horses, one Jersey wagon, one ox cart, twenty head of hogs, eight head of sheep, two cows and calves, and household and kitchen furniture of every description; levied on as the property of William Brewner to satisfy a mortgage fi fa issued from the Inferior Court in favor of Isaac Newell vs said Brewner. W. W. Beall, Sheriff. Dec 31, 1844

February 11, 1845
The Georgia Telegraph
NOTICE Is hereby given to John Brown, formerly of Wilkinson county, that the undersigned has in his hands all the money arising from the sale of the property of Mary Brown,  late of Houston county deceased, and that unless the said John Brown applies for said money (to which he is entitled if in life) within six months the same will be paid over to the next of kin. Perry Ga, January 13, 1845. Thomas Pollock, Adm'r.

September 16, 1845
Georgia Journal
Executor's Sale. Agreeably to an order of the Inferior Court of Wilkinson county, while sitting for ordinary purposes, will be sold before the Court-house door in Irwinton, Wilkinson county, on the first Tuesday in January next, between the usual hours of sale, the land and one negro belonging to the estate of James King, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the estate of James King, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors. Terms made known on the day of sale. James Kinny, Executor. September 1st, 1845.

September 30, 1845
The Georgia Telegraph and Republic
$30 REWARD
ISAAC N. BETTS, about 25 years old, five feet and three or four inches high, tolerable fair complexion, under a down cast look; weighing about 125 pounds - left my plantation in Wilkinson county, on Friday last with a wagon and two horses, to bales of Cotton with instructions to carry it to Hamilton & Hardeman's ware house. I have since discovered he sold the cotton and gambled off the funds, and also the waggon and horses. Any person who will deliver the said Betts to me or place him in safe custody will receive the above reward. WILLIAM TODD.

November 18, 1845
Federal Union
~excerpt~FOR SALE..likely Negro woman, a first rate cook, washer and ironer. about thirty years old, and suitable in every respect for a house woman. ..apply to
Dr. William Fisher, Irwinton, Wilkinson county, Georgia. Medcalf Fisher

~excerpt~ will be sold at the late residence ofBenjamin Stubbs, deceased, on Saturday, 27th December next, the perishable property, consisting of hogs, cattle, sheep, one horse, corn, fodder, wheat, farming utensils, household and kitchen furniture, @c, and several other articles -the property of Seaborn, Robert and Falby Stubbs, minors, the children of Benjamin Stubbs, deceased. WM. C. PARKER, Guardian. Nov. 13, 1845.

~excerpt~..leave to sell the interest of the heirs of Isaac Barnett, late of said county, deceased, in one negro man, for a division. John G. Jones, Guardian

~excerpt~..leave to sell all the real estate of Adam Jones, deceased, late of said county. James Gibson, James Ward, Ex'rs. Sept. 1, 1845
 

December 5, 1845
Georgia Journal
Elizabeth O'Bannon vs. William J. O'Bannon
Libel for Divorce
In Wilkinson Superior Court, October Term, 1845
It appearing to the Court, from the return of the Sheriff, that the defendant is not to be found within the limits of the county of Wilkinson, and it being also represented that the said defendant resides ot of the State of Georgia: It is, on motion, ordered, that he appear and file his answer on or before the first Monday in April next, or be considered in default; and that service of this rule be perfected by a monthly publication in the Georgia Journal for three months before the next Term of this Court. Julius L. Lataste, Atty, pro Libellant. Oct. 7th, 1845.
Georgia, Wilkinson County. I, Thomas M. Tarpley, Clerk of the Superior Court of said county, hereby certify that the forgoing is a true extract from the minutes of said Court, at October Term, 1845. Given under my hand this 31st day of October, 1845. Thomas M. Tarpley, Clerk



1846
May 20, 1846
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
STATE OF GEORGIA, Warren County, - In the Inferior Court, sitting as a Court of Ordinary, and for ordinary purposes. March term, 1846.
  It appearing to the Court that James Granade, late of said county, deceased, executed in his life time to Caleb Jones and Benjamin F. Clark, a bond for titles to his interest in a tract of land in the county of Wilkinson, known as Granade and Webb's Mills, on Big Commissioner in said county, containing sixteen acres more or less, and that the said James Grenade died without making titles to said land, and that the said Caleb Jones and Benjamin F. Clark have fully complied with their terms and conditions of said bond in their part: It is ordered by the Court, that Timothy Granade, executor of the last will and testament of said James Granade, deceased, do, on or before the first Monday in July next, execute titles to the said Caleb Jones and Benjamin F. Clark, upon their making it satisfactorily appear that said purchase money and interest have been fully paid, or show cause to the contrary: An it is further ordered, that a copy of this rule be published in one of the public gazettes of Augusta, once a month for three months, before the first Monday in July next.
 A true extract from the Minutes of said Court.
PATRICK N. MADDUX. c.c.o.w.c.o.
March 24, 1846

June 30, 1846
Federal Union
Wilkinson Superior Court, April Term.
ELIZABETH C. MURPHEY vs. MYLES MURPHEY. Libel for Divorce In Wilkinson Superior Court.
  It appearing to the Court, from the return of the Sheriff, that the defendant in the above case, is not to be found in the county of Wilkinson. On motion it is ordered, that service be perfected by the defendant, by the publication of the Rule, for three months in one of the public gazettes of said Court. Attest, Thomas M. Tarpley Clerk. April 27, 1846.

July 2, 1846
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
WARREN Sheriff Sale - Will be sold, on the first Tuesday in July next, at the court house door in Warrenton, Warren county, between the usual hours of sale the following property, viz: one negro boy named Henry, about 10 years old, of yellow complexion; levied upon as the property of James Granade, to satisfy four fi fas. issued from the Justices' court of the 329 District G.M., of Wilkinson county, in favor of A.A. Cullins vs. James Granade. Levy made and returned to me by a constable.
AUGUSTUS BEALL, Sheriff
June 4, 1846

September 1, 1846
Southern Recorder
DIED, On Thursday the 13th inst., at Cool Spring, Wilkinson county,  JAMES WYATT ALLEN, aged 2 yeas and 4 months, son of Willis and Mary Ann Allen.



1847
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 Sarah 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 21, 1847
Federal Union
~excerpts~

ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE.
Jacob Witt - negroes, 50 acre, 5th dist. part of lot No., 48, adj. John Ganey. Joel Rivers, James Gibson, Admr's.

Thomas M. Tarpley, personal property, Geo. W. Tarpley, Adm'r

FOUR MONTH NOTICE
Frances M. Smith, sell negroes, R. F. Rozar, Guardian

CITATIONS
Benajmine H. Breedlove, Green B. Burney Adm'r.

Daniel H. Kingery, Susan Kingery, Adm'x

Joel Hoover, John Hoover and Henry Hoover, Adm'rs

Henry Chambers, Martha Chambers, Adm'x



1848
January 7, 1849
The Liberator (Boston, MA)
Fatal Rencontrer - The Sandersville Georgian of the 21st inst. says: "We are authentically informed that a very sudden and unexpected rencontre took place near Emmet, in Wilkinson county, on Wednesday last, between Geo. James Bostick, and Dr. John L. Barge, which resulted in the immediate death of the later.
(submitted by Ranny Brewer)

February 8, 1848
Southern Recorder
  MARRIED, In Wilkinson county, on the evening of the 20th ult., by the Rev. Henry Mercer, Mr. JOHN ROSS, to Miss NANCY WRIGHT.

February 22, 1848
Southern Recorder
   ~excerpt~ At Pinetucky Mills in Wilkinson county, on Wednesday evening last, MYRANDA HASELTINE, aged two years, daughter of John and Mary E. McMullen.

February 29, 1848
Federal Union
MARRIED. - On the 24th inst., by Hon. Samuel Beall, Justice of the Inferior court, James C. Bower, Esq. , to Miss MARTHA E., daughter of Mr. Orrin Davis, all of Wilkinson.

April 18, 1848
Federal Union
~excert~ GRAND JURORS, April 1848
Merrit Etheredge, Foreman; J. W. Hill; Thos. H. Parker; James Bloodworth; Lewis Etheredge; Joel Deese; F. P. Crutchfield; G. W. Meadows; John Burke; Benj. Fordham; Harris Branan; Wm. G. Hatcher; James Wright; Wm. Fisher; Littleton Branan; Ashly Wynn; John Eady; William Hoover; Jarred Peacock; Morgan B. Hall; Wyatt Meredith; Edward J. Tarpley. A. V. McCardel, Clerk

June 20, 1848
Federal Union
MARRIED. At the residence of Reuben Lamb, Esq. in Twiggs county, on Monday evening, the 12th inst. by Willis Allen, Esq., Mr. JOHN A. M. SMITH of Wilkinson county, to MissNANCY LEWIS, daughter of Jacob Lewis of Pulaski county.

December 19, 1848
The Georgia Telegraph
A card. The undersigned would announce to the citizens of Irwinton and vicinity, and to the public generally, that they will re-open their school in this place, on the second Monday in January next. Feeling full assurance, from their former success in this place and elsewhere, they have no hesitation in guaranteeing to their former patrons, and to all such as may feel disposed to favor them with patronage, entire satisfaction with their course and management in matters pertaining to the instruction and training of children and youth. Their success the present year, attest sufficiently their ability to conduct a school in such manner as to make it interesting and profitable to their pupils. The village of Irwinton is well known as a healthy location, and it suffers peculiar advantages as a situation for a school; being a place where comparatively little business is transacted, of a nature to lad the minds of students from that close application to study which is essential to their rapid improvement. The Academy building is undergoing repairs, and will be finished in a style, modern and highly convenient. Tuition pre term (of twenty weeks) carrying from $7 to $14, according to the branches pursued. A class will be formed for the benefit of those wishing to perfect themselves in vocal music. Board can be obtained at a reasonable rate. No effort will be spared on the part of the teachers to render the school pleasant and advantageous to students. J. M. Leavitt, D. C. W. Chandler, Associate Principals. Irwinton, Dec. 15, 1848.



1849
January 7, 1849
The Liberator (Boston, MA)
Fatal Rencontrer - The Sandersville Georgian of the 21st inst. says: "We are authentically informed that a very sudden and unexpected rencontre took place near Emmet, in Wilkinson county, on Wednesday last, between Geo. James Bostick, and Dr. John L. Barge, which resulted in the immediate death of the later.
(submitted by Ranny Brewer)

April 10, 1849
Federal Union
GRAND JURORS  April Term 1849
Samuel M. Carswell, Foreman. Hudson Whitaker, Joseph Kinsey, Bartlett W. Bell, Pearson Peacock, Leroy Fleetwood, John C. Pattisall, Joseph Adkins, James Watters, Williamson Calhoun, Martin D. Simpson, Lewis Dean, Daniel M. Cook, William W. Spivey, Isaac Lindsey, Bryant O'Bannon, Norman McKaeny, John V. Chuning, Richard Wadkins, Nicholas W. Hughs. .

May 29, 1849
Georgia Telegraph
Executors Sale. Will be sold at the late residence of Merritt Etheridge, of Wilkinson county deceased, on the 30th day of June next, part of the personal property of said deceased, directed to be sold by the will of said deceased, consisting of cattle, one cotton gin, a quantity of bacon, pork, plantation tolls, &c, &c, and other articles too tedious to mention. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors. Terms made know on the day.
Joseph S. Etheridge
Harris Etheridge
Ex'ors

July 24, 1849
Southern Recorder
~excerpt~DIED In Irwinton, Georgia, on the 15th inst., ANN ELIZA, infant daughter and only child of James C. and Martha E. Bower, three days less than three months old.

July 31, 1849
The Georgia Telegraph
Adminstratrix's Sale
Will be sold at the late residence of Jesse C. Jackson, deceased, in Wilkinson county, on Friday, the third day of September, between the usual hours of sale, all the personal property belonging to the estate of said deceased. Consisting of Horses, Cattle, Hogs, Farming Utensils, Household and Kitchen Furniture, and other articles too tedious to mention. Terms made known on the day.
Elizabeth Jackson, Adm'x, July 17

September 25, 1849
Macon Telegraph
MARRIED.   In Irwinton, Wilkinson county, on Sunday 16 inst. by Sam'l Beall, J.I.C., Mr. A. V. McCardel to Miss Aurelia F. Gray, both of Irwinton, Ga.

September 25, 1849
Georgia Telegraph
~extract
Democratic Party Meeting. September 17, 1849
Joel Rivers, Esq. Chairman. John Wheeler, Secretary
Delegates
Irwinton District - James C. Bower, Green Meadows, and Joseph Adkins
Rama - Joel Rivers, D. Hudson and James Fountain
Bloodworth's - John Temples, Elijah Ballard and John Wheeler
Lords - Harvey Freeman, Wm Dixon and Morgan Kemp
Fork - Jesse Mackey A. Hearston and Wade Nelson
Griffin's - James R. Billue, James Pierce and Thos Kemp
Bryant O. Banon, Esq. nominated as the Democratic candidate for Representative in the next Legislature
Col. A. E. Cochran addressed the meeting

October 23, 1849
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Irwinton Division, - No. 96, Sons of Temperance Sept. 29th, 1849....chronicle the death of our worthy brother
R. S. JOEL H. ETHERIDGE..
...Again, in  a little more than one week, has the insatiable hand of death plucked from our Division, another of its members, brother WESLEY A. FISHER, the youngest son of doting parents, who had sent him to our village for the prosecution of his academic studies, was on the 24th inst., seized with a severe illness, which terminated his earthly existence in a few hours....

November 1 1849
The Pittsfield Sun
Remarkable Yield if Corn. The Macon Journal and Messenger has the following" "Our readers will remember that we noticed, a few weeks since, a remarkably promising crop of corn grown by Col. John Smith, of Cedar Creek, Wilkinson County. Mr. S. writes us over date of the 7th inst. that he 'had just finished gathering his corn, and that  from one acre and a quarter he had measured 158 bushels, 1 peck and 1-2! The corn was measured in sealed measures, and weighed 57 lbs to the bushel.'"

November 13, 1849
Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED, In Irwinton, Wilkinson Co., on Tuesday, the 6th inst. by Col. G. B. Burney, J. I. C., Mr. Richard C. Todd to Miss
Ann V. Wheaton.

November 20, 1849
Federal Union
Administrator's Sale. Agreeable to an order of the honorable the Inferior Court of Wilkinson county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, will be sold before the Court house door, in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county, on the first Tuesday in January next, within the usual hours of sale, the following Lots of land to wiit: -Lot of land No. 68, in the 2d District of Wilkinson, containing 202 1-2 acres more or less,- Also, one third part of Lot No. 73, in the 2d District, Wilkinson, containing 67 2-3 acres more or less. -Also, one sixth part of Lot of land No. 67, in the 2d District of originally Wilkinson, but now Laurens County, containing 33 1-3 acres more or less. All the above lands are joining, and sold as the lands belonging to the Estate of Eleazor Brack, late of Wilkinson county, deceased, in order for a division among the legatees.
  Terms made known on the day of sale. EASON GREEN, Adm'r. Oct. 19, 1849.

November 27, 1849
Federal Union
  ~excerpt~Died at the residence of his brother, Thos. P. Hughs in the county of Wilkinson, IVERSON G. HUGHES, youngest sone of the lat Rev. John Hughs and Margaret Hughs, now Mrs. Tharpe, on the 19th year of his age.

December 25, 1849
Federal Union
  Departed this life on the 22d  of November, in the 70th year of his age, Capt. EDWARD J.  TARPLEY, formerly of Brunswick county, Va. Capt. Tarpley was born in Brunswick county, and partly raised in Charlotte Co. Va. In the year 1800, he intermarried with Mary B. Manson of Brunswick county: - raised a large family of children, and in the year 1834 emigrated to Wilkinson county, Ga., where he resided till his death. In the month of June, he was taken sick with the ordinary fever of the country, and never was able to be up again, although everything wad done for him that the Science of Medicine could afford or suggest; his disease being of a violent grade, unfortunately inducted irritability of the intestines, accompanied with Hyrdropic symptoms which eventually terminated his existence. During the long time of his confinement, be bore his afflictions with Christian fortitude, meekness and resignation, and was never known to utter an unkind expression or in any manner complain, but was perfectly resigned to his long expected dissolution, and had the blessed and glorious assurance of  a better hereafter. In the social relations of life, Captain Tarpley was much esteemed and respected for the probity of his conduct, and the integrity of his behavior. He was a kind husband and affectionate father, and a good neighbor, and in every instance so far as in his power, performed the part of the good Samaritan. He has gone to that bourne from whence no traveler returns-Peace be to his ashes! And may that all-wise Creator who tempers the winter's blast to the shorn lamb, have a tender compassion to his bereaved wife and children, is the fervent prayer of home wo has endeavored to pay a just tribute to departed worth. S. J. B.
 
 


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