February 26, 1840
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
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 Rev. Jesse Peacock, Mr. Jacob Lasseter, of Laurens county, to Miss Martha McCarthy, daughter of the Rev. Wm. McCarthy, of Irwinton, Ga.
July 14, 1840
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
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.
April 6, 1841
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
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
HENY H. CUMMING,
March 10, 1840
April 27, 1841
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
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
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.
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 w3t* OREN DAVIS
November 30, 1841
~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.
June 21, 1842
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
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.
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
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
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
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 of Joshua H. Bigham, dec'd."
Dorothy B. Bigham, adm'rs, Howell H. Bigham, adm'r. Crawford co. Oct. 25th, 1842.
July 25, 1843
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.
October 17, 1843
DIED - In Wilkinson county on Sunday morning the 15th inst., of fever, Mr. GEORGE W. JOHNSON, about 35 years of age.
December 26, 1843
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.
January 23, 1844
The Macon Georgia Telegraph
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
~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 of Martin 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
~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
~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
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
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
~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
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
~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
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
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
~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 of Benjamin 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
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
June 30, 1846
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
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.
Submitted by, Carolyn Hinson
December 21, 1847
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
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
February 8, 1848
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
~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
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
~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
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.
April 10, 1849
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
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
July 24, 1849
~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
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
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
Democratic Party Meeting. September 17, 1849
Joel Rivers, Esq. Chairman. John Wheeler, Secretary
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
~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
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
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
~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
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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