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Wilkinson County, Ga.
News Articles 1850's

January 22, 1850
The Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale
Will be sold on Wednesday, the 13th February next, at the residence of Lewis Etheredge, late of Wilkinson county, deceased, the perishable property, belonging to said estate, consisting of corn, fodder, 1000 lbs seed cotton, more or less, five head of horses, two yoke oxen, one ox cart, one set blacksmith tools, stock cattle, sheep and hogs, farming tools, household and kitchen furniture, and many other articles too tedious to mention-sale to continue from day to day until all is old. Terms made known on the day.
  At the same time and place, the plantation will be rented, with the exception of the dwelling, also will be hired two negro men and two women, if not hired out previously.
James Branan. J. P. Etheredge. Adm's

February, 1850
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson County, Court of Ordinary, January Term, 1850
Present their Honors Samuel Beall, James C. Baiver, Green B. Burney, James Gibson; and Ellis Harvill, Judges of said Court.
It appearing to the Court by the petition of Henry Barlow, that Stephen Whipple, late of said county, deceased, did in his lifetime execute to the said Henry Barlow his bond conditioned to execute titles in fee simple to said Henry Barlow for eighty-five acres of land lying in the fourth district of said county, bounded on the south by said Barlow's land, on the north by lands of Burney, on the east by Simpson Moore's land- and it is further appearing that the said Stephen Whipple has departed this life without executing titles to said land or in any way providing therefor, and it appearing that the said Henry Barlow has paid the full amount of the purchase price of said land, and said Henry having petitioned this Court to direct Robert L. Mitchell, executor of the last will and testament of said deceased, to execute to him titles to said tract of land in conformity with said bond: it is therefore hereby ordered that notice be given at three or more public places in said county and in the Georgia Telegraph newspaper for three months, of such application that all persons concerned may file objections, in any they have, why said Rob't L. Mitchell, executor as aforesaid, should not execute titles to said tract of land in conformity with said bond.
Georgia, Wilkinson County
Court of Ordinary, January Term 1850
I do certify that the above and foregoing is a true extract from the minutes of said Court.
 Given under my hand and private seal, there being no seal of office. R. J. Gilbert, c.c.o.

March 12, 1850
Macon Telegraph
MARRIED. In Stewart county, on Tuesday evening, the 25th ult by the Rev. Jesse H. Campbell, Mr. SAMUEL Q. BEALL, of Irwinton, GA, to MISS TABITHA E, daughter of John Talbot, Esq. of the former place..

April 9, 1850
The Georgia Telegraph
(Copy of Bond)
Georgia, Wilkinson County
Know all men by these presents, that I, Stephen Whipple, am held and firmly bound unto Henry Barlow, in the just and full sum of four hundred dollars, for the true payment of which sum to the said Henry Barlow, I bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally and firmly by these presents, sealed with my seal this 12th day of January, 1845: The condition of the above obligation is such that, whereas the said Henry Barlow has made and delivered to the said Stephen Whipple his certain promissory note bearing date with these presents for the sum of two hundred dollars, one due on the first day of January, 1847, for one hundred dollars, and one due on the first day of January, 1838 (1848) for one hundred dollars. Now, should the said Henry Barlow pay or cause to be paid said promissory notes, then the said Stephen Whipple is to make or cause to be made to the said Henry Barlow good and sufficient titles in fee simple to and for lot of land No.      in the 4th district of said county, containing eighty five acres, more or less, bounded on the said by said Barlow, on the north by Burney's land, on the east by Simpson Moore's land, with all and singular the rights and appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining or belonging which if the said Stephen Whipple should do then this obligation to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
(Signed) Stephen Whipple (Attest) A. B. Raiford

April 16,1850
~extract~ Grand Jurors, April Term 1850
Samuel Beall, Foreman; James Jackson; William E. Carswell; John F. Burney; Joseph Kinsey; John Eady; Harris Branan; Norman McRaeny; Wiley B. Shepherd; James H. Fountain; Francis Fordham; James W. Todd; James H. Loftin; Leroy Fleetwood; James Bloodworth; Robert Etheredge; Hansford Davis; James Wright; Washington Ingram; Etheldredge Webb. A. V. McCardel, Clerk

July 9, 1850
Southern Recorder
DIED, At Irwinton, on the 28th ult., SIMEON H. SMITH, supposed to be 28 years of age.
  The subject of this notice, while in a state of insensibility, became the inflictor of wounds upon his own person, which probably were the cause of his sudden dissolution. There were circumstances attending and preceding his decease, which render the occurrence peculiarly touching and melancholy. His relatives and friends may rest assured that he received every attention required, and that he expired in a dwelling house, &c. M. N. M.

July 16, 1850
Federal Union
Administrator's Sale
  By virtue of an order from the honorable the Inferior court of Wilkinson county when sitting for ordinary purposes on the 1st Monday in July, will be sold at Irwinton on the 1st Tuesday in Sept. next, between the usual hours of sale, one half of a slave named JIM, belonging to the estate of Allen Cannon, dec'd, sold for the benefit of the heirs.
 Terms made known on the day of sale. JAS. CANNON,  Adm'r.

July 16, 1850
Federal Union
Guradians' Sale
  Will be sold agreeable to an order of the honorable the Inferior Court of Wilkinson county, while sitting for ordinary purposes before the Court House door in the town of Irwinton on the 1st Tuesday in Sept. next, the interest of the minor heirs of Allen Smith, dec'd., in three negroes belonging to the estate of Mary Vickers, formerly Mary Smith, of said county, dec'd., to-wit: Jack, a man 42 years old; Ginny a woman thirty-five years old, and Ellen a girl three years old. Sold for the benefit of said minor heirs.
  Terms made known on the day of sale.
R. G. ROZAR, Guardian. July 1st, 1850.

August 6, 1850
The Georgia Telegraph
Four months after take, application will be made to the Honorable the Inferior court of Wilkinson county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, for leave to sell the land and negroes, belonging to the estate of Lewis Etheridge, late of said county deceased. James Branan, Jonah P. Etheredge. Admrs. June 11

August 15, 1850
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
SECOND BALE OF NEW COTTON -
 A bale of new cotton from the plantation of Mr. Washington Ingram, of Wilkinson county, was received last evening per Central Railroad; it consigned to Messrs. Behn and Foster.

October 1, 1850
The Georgia Telegraph
Public Sale
Will be sold on the 4th day of December next, between the usual hours of sale, at the residence of Wm Barfield, late of Wilkinson county, deceased, the following property, to wit: six hundred acres of Land, more or less, (widow's dower excepted), four likely young negroes, three horses, one mule, one yoke oxen and cart, cows, hogs, sheep, corn, fodder, farming utensils, household and kitchen furniture. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors. Terms made known on the day of sale. Sale to continue from day to day until all are disposed of
Richard Barfield. Agent for the heirs of Wm. Barfield, deceased. Sept. 24

December 3, 1850
The Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale
Agreeable to an order of the Inferior court of Wilkinson county, while setting for ordinary purposes, will be sold before the court house door in the town of Irwinton, on the first Tuesday in February next, the following lands. 150 acres, more or less of lot No. 74, in the 4th district of said county, and also three-fifths of Lot No. 61 in the same district. Sold as the property of James Lindsey, late of said county, deceased, for the benefit of the heirs. Terms made known on the day.
Isaac Lindsey, Admr. Dec. 3

December 10, 1850
The Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale
Inferior court of Wilkinson
~extract
on the first Tuesday in January next, within the legal hours of sale, the land and negroes belonging to the estate of
Lewis Etheridge, late of said county deceased, consisting of 173½ acres of Land, known as the plantation whereon said deceased lived; also, seven likely negroes, Isaac a man 40 years of age; Winney, a woman 41 years of age and her child Ambus near 2 years of age; Penny 23 years of age; Hannah a girl 9 years of age; Nusom a boy 6 years of age; John a negro man 25 years of age. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said deceased. Terms made known on the day of sale. James Branan, Jonah P Etheredge, Admr. Oct. 22



1851

January 7, 1851
Southern Recorder
Departed this life, 31st Dec., 1850, Mr. COLSON SANDERS, who was born June 14th, 1797, in Warren county, Ga. - From whence he removed to Wilkinson county, where he married and spent the greater portion of his life. He afterwards removed to Milledgeville, where he resided a few years, when he was attacked with Brain fever, and after an illness of only a few days died.
  In the death of Mr. Sanders, the community has lost a useful citizen -  the Baptist church an acceptable member, his widowed wife a kind husband, and his orphan children, a warm and affectionate father. M D. S.

January 14, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED. In Irwinton, Ga., on the 8th inst. at the residence of Mr. Lewis Gardner, by Samuel Beall Esq. Mr. Alexander Baum, to Miss Amelia Fried, both formerly of Prussia..

February 18, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson county,
 -extract
Whereas, James Branan applies to me for letters of Guardianship of the persons and property of  Frances Missouria Etheredge and Ecksa Ann Etheridge, orphans of Lewis Ethredge, late of said county deceased.
   15th January, 1851. E. J. Gilbert, c.c.o. Jan 21

February 18, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson county
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Whereas, David Smith, Guardian for the person and property ofHenry Hiram Smith, orphan of William Smith, late of said county, deceased, applies to me for letters of dismission from said Guardianship.
 4th February, 1851. E. J. Gilbert, c.c.o Feb 11

February 18, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson county,
 -extract
Whereas, John Jones, applies to me for letters of guardianship of the persons and property of William Smith, Caroline Smith, John Smith and Erasmus Smith, orphans of William J. Smith, late of said county.
 4th day of February, 1851. E. J. Gilbert, c.c.o Feb 11

February 25, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Guardian's Sale
Will be sold on the first Tuesday in May next, before the court house door in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county, within the legal hours of sale. The west half of lot of  Land number fifty seven in the third district of Wilkinson county. Sold for the benefit of the minor children of Hiram Broxton, late of Stewart county deceased. Terms made known on the day of sale.
M. W. Leverett, Guardian Feb 25

March 18, 1851
Macon Telegraph
  Married. In Wilkinson county, Ga. by Rev. John Evers, Mr. James Vickers of Laurens county, to Miss Elizabeth Rebecca Bostwick of Wilkinson.

March 25, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale
Will be sold on the first Tuesday in May next, before the court house door in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county, within the lawful hours of sale. Two-thirds of lot of Land number two hundred and thirty one, in the second district of Wilkinson county. Sold as the property of Jno. R. Leverett late of Stewart county deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said deceased. Terms made known on the day of sale.
M. W. Leverett, Admr.
With the will annexed. Feb. 23

March 25, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson County
 -extract
Whereas, A. V. McCardel applies to me for letters of Administration on the Estate ofO.D. Osgood, late of said County, deceased.
11th day of February, 1851. E. J. Gilbert,

April 8, 1851
Georgia Telegraph
Wilkinson Superior Court
October Term 1850
Daniel Matthis vs Elizabeth Matthis
Libel for Divorce
It appearing to the court by the return of the sheriff in the above case, that the defendant Elizabeth Matthis, is not to be found in said county.
It is on motion ordered, That the defendant be required to appear and answer, on or before the first day of the next term of the court, and that this order be published in the Georgia Telegraph, once a month for three months.
Clerk's Office
State of Georgia, Wilkinson County
Superior court, Dec. 26, 1851.
I hereby certify, that the above is a true extract from the minutes of said court, at October Term 1850. A.V. McCardel, Clerk Jan 28

May 13, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia Wilkinson County
 -extract
Whereas, William C. Parker, Executor on the estate of Thomas Underwood, late of said county deceased, applies to me for letters of dismission from said estate.
   27th day of March 1851. E. J. Gilbert, c.c.o.

May 13, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract
Whereas, Nancy Smith, applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of Wiley Smith, late of said county, deceased.
 27th day of March, 1851.
E. J. Gilbert, c.c.o.

May 27 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson county.
     -extract
Whereas, Jessee C. Lord, applies to me for letters of Guardianship of the person and property of Wm. M. Phillips, orphan and minor of Martin G. Phillips, late of said county deceased.
     7th May, 1851. E.J. Gilbert c.c.o

May 13, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
     -extract
  Whereas, Nancy Underwood, applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of John Underwood, late of said county deceased.
        May 5th,  1851. E.J. Gilbert c.c.o

July 1, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson county
Whereas, Green B. Hughes, administrator on the estate of John Hughes, late of said county deceased, applies to me for letters of dismission from said estate-and also, applies to me for letters dismission, as administrator of the estate of Benjamin J. Hughes, late of said county deceased-and also, he applies to me for letters of dismission as administration on the estate of Iverson G. Hughes, late of said county deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased, to be and appear at my office, within the time prescribed by law, to shew cause, if any they have, why said letters should not be granted.
Given under my hand at office, this 4th day of February, 1851. E. J. Gilbert, c.c. o.

July 8, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale
Will be sold on the first Tuesday in August next, before the court house door in Heard county, between the usual hours of sale-one lot of Lane, No. 86, in the thirteenth district of originally Carrol, now Heard county. Sold as the property of James Lindsey, late of Wilkinson county, deceased; for the benefits of the heirs. Terms cash. Isaac Lindsey, Admr.

August 12, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson county
 -extract
Whereas, James Ross, administrator on the estate of William Smith, late of said county deceased, applies to me for letters of dismission from said estate.
 4th of August, 1851. E. J. Gilbert, c.c.o

August 12, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson county
 -extract
Whereas, Isaac Stevens, executor of the estate ofJohn Stevens, late of said county deceased, applies to me for letters of dismission from said estate.
 4th of August, 1851. E. J. Gilbert, c.c.o

August 12, 1851
Federal Union
SAVANAH, AUGUST 4. Revolting Murder an Summary Punishment of the Murderer  - We are indebted to a gentleman in this city for the following extracts of a letter received ny last night's Western Mail, dated
"Toombsboro, Wilkinson Co., Aug. 3.
"On Tuesday last,  a negro man belonging to Mr. Hardy Kiel, residing in this county, violated the person of, and afterwards murdered his Mistress and her sister, Miss Mason, whilst they were washing at a spring, near the house.
     "He then stole a horse and attempted to escape, but was so closely pursued by some of Mr. Kiel's neighbors. that he had to leave the horse and take the river swamp.
    "Several citizens of the County  turned out to search for the murderer, and succeeded in arresting him at 11 o'clock, Tuesday night. They then tied him to a stake and burned him to death ".  Georgian

October 21, 1851
Southern Recorder
   Departed this life, at his residence in Wilkinson county, on the 3d inst., Mr. DANIEL BURKE,  in the 73d year of his age. He has left a numerous family and a large circle of acquaintances to mourn his loss.

Sptember 16, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Four months after date, application will be made to the honorable the Inferior court of Wilkinson county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, for leave to sell the land and negroes, belonging to the estate of  John Lord, late of Wilkinson county deceased.
Joseph M. Lord  Benj. Fordham Administrators.

September 16, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract
Whereas, Willis Bullock, applies to me for letters of administration on the estate ofJohn Bullock, late of said county deceased.   2d day of September, 1851. E.J. Gilbert c.c.o

September 23, 1851
Federal Union
~extract~ Grand Jurors, October Term 1851
James Ross, Foreman' Benjamin Matthis, James Walters, Joseph Hill, Jonas Griffin, Richard Whitaker, Miles Cannon, Redding Willis, Richard Lewis, Josiah Whitehurst, Wiley Cannon, Jesse Brown, Ellis Harvill, Thomas Holder, James Jackson, William Hughes, Benjamin McCullers, Lewis Clay, John Wheeler, Julius N. Porter.

September 30, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
(Correspondence of The Georgia Telegraph)
Irwinton, Sept. 25, 1851
  We had a fire in this village on Tuesday night, which destroyed property to the amount of 8,000 to $10,000. It broke out in Barnum & Gardners' store, which was entirely consumed, together with a stock of goods estimated at upwards of $6,000. The dwelling of Mrs. Cannon was also burnt, together with the adjoining building occupied by N. A. Carswell, Esq. as a law office. Insurance upon the property destroyed, $6,300. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. W.

October 7, 1851
Southern Recorder
  Died, at Cool Spring, Wilkinson county, on the 23d ult., at her residence, Mrs. JANE ALLEN, 73 years of age. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Cool Spring.

October 7, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale
On Wednesday, the 12th of November next, will be sold at the late residence of John Lord, Senr., late of Wilkinson County, deceased, all the perishable property of the said deceased, consisting of horses, cattle, hogs, one yoke of oxen and cart, corn, fodder, cotton, one gin and running gear, farm utensils, household and kitchen furniture and other articles too tedious to mention. Terms on the day of sale.
Joseph M. Lord
Benjamin Fordham
Admrs

October 7, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson county
 -extract
Whereas, William Wynn, applies to me for letters of administrator upon the estate of William H. Wynn, late of said county, deceased.
 4th day of December, 1851. Wm. O. Beall D.C.C.O

November 4, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's sale
By virtue of an order of the honorable the Inferior court of Wilkinson county, when sitting as a court of ordinary, 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, 280 acres of Land, more or less, adjoining land of William Barlow, and James Johnson said and known as the Witt place. Also, at the same time, will be sold, 340 acres, more or less, adjoining lands of David Solomons and James Lewis, all sold as property belonging to the estate of Wiley Smith, late of Wilkinson county deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. Terms made known on the day of sale.
Nancy Smith, Adm'x

December 9, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Large Potatoe. Mr. James R. Lewis, of Wilkinson county, has presented us with a Mammoth Sweet Potatoe, the largest we have ever seen. It weighs 11½ pounds and measures 26 inches in circumference. It was forwarded for exhibition at the late Fair in this city, but was misplaced and never reached its destination until Saturday last.

December 21, 1851
The Georgia Telegraph
Guardian's sale. Agreeable to an order of the honorable the Inferior court of Wilkinson county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, will be sold on the first Tuesday in January next, before the courthouse door in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county, within the legal hours of sale, a plot of ground, containing one-sixteenth of an acre; more or less, off the Northwest corner of lot number twenty nine, in the town of Irwinton, on which Whipple's grocery store formerly stood; sold for the benefit of Stephen Bennett Whipple, a minor.
Robt. L. Mitchell, Guardian



1852

January 20, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
Four months after date, application will be made to the honorable the Inferior Court of Wilkinson county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, for leave to sell the land belonging to the minor heirs of Gabriel Jones. Gabriel Jones, Gur'n.

January 27, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale
On Tuesday, the ninth day of March next, will be sold at the residence of Lucinda Etheredge in Wilkinson county, the personal property of Jonah P. Etheredge, late of said county deceased, consisting of one bay mare, one black mare, and two saddles; one watch, one cow, three yearlings, and other articles too tedious to mention; also, a part of the plantation will be rented at the same time. Terms made known on the day of sale.
James Branan, Admr.

February 3 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson County
 -extract
Whereas William J. Pruett applies to me for Letters of Administration on the estate of Elisha Pruett deceased, late of Wilkinson county.
27th day of January, 1852. E. J. Gilbert, c.c.o

February 24, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale - Will be sold on the first Tuesday in April next, before the Courthouse door in Irwinton, Wilkinson county, by virtue of an order from the Ordinary-when sitting for Ordinary purposes, the following Lots or Parcels of Land belonging to the estate of William H. Wynn, late of said county deceased: Lots No. 282, one half Lot No. 283, and Lot No. 302 whereon Mary Baley now lives, all lying in the Second District of Wilkinson county, sold for the benefits of the heirs of said estate. Terms made know on the day of sale.
William Wynn, Adm'r.

February 24, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson County
 -extract
Whereas Sarah Bragg and John Bragg, applies to me for Letters of Administration on the estate of Samuel Bragg,  late of said county, deceased:
 12th day of February, 1852. Samuel Beall, Ordinary.

February 24, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson County
 -extract
Whereas, John W. McCullar and Georgia McCullar,  applies to me for Letters of Administration on the estate of David McCullar late of said county, deceased:
10th day of February, 1852. Samuel Beall, Ordinary.

February 24, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract
Georgia, Wilkinson County- Whereas, James Branan,  applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of  Jonah P. Etheredge,  late of said county, deceased:
 27th day of January, 1852. E. J. Gilbert, c.c.o

February 24, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale
On Tuesday, the ninth day of March next, will be sold, at the residence of Lucinda Etheredge in Wilkinson county, the personal property of Jonah P. Etheredge, late of said county deceased, consisting of one bay mare. one black mare, and two saddles, one watch, one cow, three yearlings, and other articles too tedious to mention; also a part of the plantation will be rented at the same time. Terms made known on the day of  sale.
James, Branan, Admr.

February 24, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract
POSTPONED ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE.
 lands, belonging to the estate of Col. A. Wright, of Jefferson county, deceased.
No. 202, 5th district, Wilkinson county. A. R. Wright, Adm'r, Louisville, 17th Feb 1852
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February 24, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract
Georgia, Wilkinson County- Whereas, William Cannington (sic Kennington),  applies to me for Letters of Administration on the estate of Winford Wheeler, late of said county, deceased:
6th day of January, 1852.Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

February 24, 1852
Southern Recorder
DIED On the 6 ult. at his residence in Wilkinson county, in the forty-eight year of his age,SAMUEL BRAGG, Esq. He has ever been noted for his liberality and hospitality at his house towards the poor as well as the rich. A large circle of acquaintances and numerous friends, to whom the many virtues, kind attentions and charitable acts of this excellent man had endeared him, sorrowfully sympathize with his bereaved wife and children in their loss.

February 24, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED
   On the 1st instant, by Daniel McCook, Esq., Mr. James Beck and Miss Sarah Cearkling (Kirkland), all of Wilkinson county.
  By the same, Mr. James G. Jones and MissCaroline Day, all of Wilkinson county.

March 15, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED.   On the 22d ult., by Samuel Beall, Esq., Mr. Matthew Carswell, to Miss Sarah E., eldest daughter of Mr. William O. Bannon, all of Wilkinson county.

March 23, 1852
Federal Union
   Died at his residence, in Wilkinson county, Mr. ARCHIBALD SMITH who was in his 45th year. He has ever been noted for hisliberality and hospitaltiy: at his house as well as for the poor as for the rich, his friends and the stranger ever received there a cordial welcome; a large cirle of his acquaintances and numerous relations and friends to whom many virtures, kind attetnion and charitable acts of this excellent man had endeared him - sorrowfully sympathising with his bereaved wife and children in the their sorrow. - The disease, was a protracted disease. Dropsy, he was confined to his bed three months, and bore it patience and fortitude, he said that the sting of death was all that he feared, for he had a hope and strong hope of enjoying the blessings of an eternal glroy. = He has been a member of the Baptist Church for 20 yers, he was an effection husband, and an indulgetn father, he has gone to enjoy the blessings of the blest, where thre will be n sorrowing to undergo. He has gone, and left a large circle of relatives and friens to mourn his irreparable loss.

March 23, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
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Georgia, Wilkinson County -Whereas William Lord, Guardian for the heirs ofMark Dees, deceased applies to  to me for Letters of Dismission from said Guardianship .
 2nd day of March 1852. Samuell Beall, Ordinary

April 20, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County -Whereas William L. John, applies to me for letters of guardianship of the person and property of  his minor children, vis: Mary John, William John, and James John.  13th day of April 1852. Samuel Beall, Ordinary

April 20, 1852
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Grand Jury April Term. Jurors: Solomon Arnold, Foreman, Edward Hopson. Benjamin F. Ryle, Moses Dykes. Morgan B. Hall, James N. Hall, John H. Hather, Samuel Q. Beall, John M. Clark, Bryant O'Bannon, William Tylor, Jacob Poulk, James Pierce, Lyman A. Hall, Joseph Kinsey, William O'Bannon, David Hudson, James Parks, James R. Leis, William Ross, Morgan B. Kemp, Robert T. D. Fordham

May 25, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County- Whereas, James M. Leavitt,  applies to me for Letters of Administration on the estate of
John Stokes, late of said county, deceased: May 3d, 1852. Samuell Beall, Ordinary

June 18, 1852
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
NOTICE
RANAWAY from the subscriber's Plantation in Wilkinson county, 8 miles west of Irwinton, in the night of the 6th inst., my two Negro Fellows,LEVI and ASA. Levi is about 22 years old,  6 feet 2 inches high, and well set; has a cheerful and pleasant countenance, and is quite intelligent; can write, and will probably travel with a pass of his own coining; is quite black, and has a knot about the size of a Partridge egg on one of his legs, on the outside, just above the knee.
   Asa is about 21 years old, 5 feet 8 inches high, chunky and well built; is also quiet dark; full African blood.
  They were both raised in Greene county, North Carolina and brought to this State by a trader last fall, and they will doubtless endeavor to make their way back there, as Levi, the leader, has before made this made an effort of the kind.
  A liberal reward will be paid for the apprehension and delivery to me of said Negroes, or either of them, or their confinement in any safe Jail so that I get them.
JOHN M. WARE.

June 7 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
OBITUARY. Joseph Adkins died at his residence in Wilkinson County, near Irwinton, on the 29th ult. He has left a bereaved and disconsolate family to mourn his loss. Few better men are left. he was a true and an honest man.

June 22, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
Two months after date, application will be made to the Honorable Court of Ordinary, for leave to sell one Lot of Land in the second district of Wilkinson county, belonging to the estate of John Howell, late of Wilkinson county, deceased. May 3d 1862. Sarah Howell, Ex's.

July 20, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
Two months after date, application will be made to the Honorable Court of Ordinary, for leave to sell all the real estate of John Hardie,  late of Wilkinson county, deceased. Joel Hardie, Ex'er. July 13

July 27, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract
Georgia, Wilkinson County- Whereas, John Hatcher,  applies to me for Letters of Administration on the estate of
Sarah Hatcher, late of said county, deceased: July 5th, 1852. Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

July 27, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Whereas, James Cannon, administrator on the estate of Allim (Allen) Cannon, late of said county deceased, applies to me for letters of dismission from said estate.  1st day of June 1852 Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

July 27, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract ~  Whereas, James Ross and John G. Hogan, Executors on the estate of James Exum,  late of said county deceased, applies to me for letters of dismission from said estate.  May 3d. 1852 Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

July 27, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract ~ Georgia, Wilkinson County- Whereas, Arthur E. Cochran,  applies to me for Letters of Administration on the estate of
Jas W. Todd, late of said county, deceased: June 28 1852. Samuel Beall, Ordinary

July 27, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County- Whereas, James W. Gray,  applies to me for Letters of Administration on the estate of
Mary J. Gray, late of said county, deceased: 28th day of June,  1852. Samuel Beall, Ordinary

August 10, 1852
Southern Recorder
MARRIED, In Wilkinson county, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. John M. Bright, Mr. Constantine B. Anderson, to Miss Martha M., youngest daughter of A. F. Byington, Esq.

August 17, 1852
Federal Union
  ~excerpt~Died at the residence of his father in Wilkinson county on the 21st of June of Rheumatic inflamation of the brain after an illness of ten weeks, Dr. James W. Todd in the 30th year of his age.

August 31, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE - Agreeable to an order of the honorable the ordinary of Wilkinson county, will be sold on the first Tuesday in October next, at the court house door in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county, within the usual hours of sale, one hundred one and a quarter acres Land, being part of Lot No. 299 in the 23d district of Wilkinson county, also, two land warrants for 40 acres each. Said land and warrants to be sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors ofJames Bulloch, deceased. terms made known on  the day. Willis Bulloch, Admr. Aug. 24

August 31, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
Georgia, Wilkinson County - Court of Ordinary, June Term, 1852. It appearing to the Court, by the petition of James M. Levitt, that Sarah Lindsey of said county, deceased, did in her lifetime execute to William Tindallher bond, conditioned to execute titles in fee simple to the said William Tindall, for part of Lot of Land No. eighty-eight, containing one hundred acres, more or less, in the fourth district of Wilkinson county, and it further appearing that the said Sarah Lindsey departed this life without executing titles to the said Lot of Land, or in any way providing therefor, and the said William Tindall having transferred said bond over to James M. Levitt, and that the said James M. Levitt having paid the full amount of the purchase price of the said Lot of Land, and the said James M. Levitt having petitioned this court to direct Isaac Lindsey, administrator upon the estate of Sarah Lindsey deceased, to execute to him titles to the said lot of Land in conformity with said bond, it is therefore, hereby ordered, that the notice be given in terms of the law of said applications that all persons concerned, may file their objections, if any they have, why the said Isaac Lindsey, administrator as aforesaid, should not execute titles to the said lot of Land,  in conformity with said bond.
  A true extract from the minutes, this 8th day of June, 1852.
Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

September 28, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
MARRIED .
   On the 2d ult. by Daniel McCook, Esq., at his residence, Mr. James G. Radford to Miss Emeline Pitts -  all of Wilkinson county.
   On the same evening, by Daniel McCook, Esq. Mr. Wm. Etheredge to Miss Amanda Spence - all of Wilkinson county.
  On the 2d inst., by W. B. Shepherd, Esq. Mr. James W. Scott to Miss Martha J. S. Shinholser.
   On the 8th ult, by James Brannon, Esq., Mr. Hugh Dicks to Miss Mary Davis - all of Wilkinson county.

September 28, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
PLANTATION FOR SALE - The subscriber offers for sale, his valuable PLANTATION one mile from Gordon, on the Marion road, containing 220 acres, 80 or 90 acres of cleared Land, under good repair, with a comfortable dwelling and all necessary out houses, also, on the premises is a fine Peach orchard. Persons wishing to purchase, will please call at my residence, five miles east of Gordon, and half a mile from the Central Railroad. JAMES R. LEWIS, Wilkinson county.

October 19, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County - Whereas Mrs. Matilda R. Adkins applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of Joseph Adkins, late of said county deceased.   24th day of September, 1852, Saml Beall, Ordinary

October 19, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County -Whereas James Brannon sic, applies to me for letters of guardianship of the person and property of James W. Pittman, orphan of Wiley M. Pittman, deceased.  1st day of June 1852. Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

October 19, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County - Whereas Margaret Sanders and John M. Lord applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of Green Sanders, late of said county deceased. s 8th day of September, 1852, Saml Beall, Ordinary

October 19, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract ~Georgia, Wilkinson County Whereas Susan Kingery, applies to me for letters of guardianship of the person and property of Daniel H. L. Kingery, orphan of Daniel H. Kingery, deceased. 6th day of September 1852. Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

October 19, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County Whereas Etheldred Ogburn, applies to me for letters of guardianship of the person and property of Mary M. Wright, Dorcas C. Wright, James G. Wright, Isabel F. Wright and Sarah M. Wright, orphans of James Wright, deceased.   1st day of June 1852.Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

November 2, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
Executor's Sale - By virtue of an order of the honorable the court of ordinary of Wilkinson county, will be sold at the court house door in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county, on the first Tuesday in November next, within the legal hours of sale, Lot of Land 253 in the 23d district of Wilkinson county, containing 202½ acres. Sold as the property of John Hardie, deceased. Terms on the day of sale. Joel Hardie, Ex'or. sept 14

November 9, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County -Ceiley Wadkins applies for letters of guarddianship for the persons and propertyof David C. Wadkins, John L. Wadkins, William W. Wadkins, Henry H. Eadkins, Mary Eadkins and Martha Wadkins, orphans of Richard Wadkins, deceased. 1st November, 1852 Saml. Beall, Ordinary

November 16, 1852
Southern Recorder
 ~excerpt~  DIED. In Wilkinson county, Nov. 10. MARY MARTHA, only and beloved daughter of Leander and Susan A. E. Rainwater, aged four years one month and twenty days.

November 23, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County - Whereas, Mary C. Folsom and Arthur E. Cochran, applies to me for Letters of Administration on the estate of James M. Folsom,  late of said county, deceased:  12th day of November, 1852.Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

November 23, 1852
Federal Union
WILKINSON FAIR. Preminums Were Award as Follows. Irwinton, Nov. 9th 1852.
To John Gaillimore, for greatest yield of corn on bottom land - 75 bushels per acre.
To Morgan B Hall, for greatest yield of corn on upland, 52 1-2 bushes per acre.
To Josiah H Jones, for old upland improvemed, 40 bushes per acre.
To Wm O'Babobm J H Jones, John Gallimore and M B Hall for corn per weight, each 56 lbs per bushel.
To John F Burney, best bushel of wheat 64 lbs per bushel
To Green B Hughes, best bushel of oats 28 lbs
To J F Burney, best bushel of barley, 40 1/2 lbs.
To Harris Fisher, best bushel peas
To John Galimore, best dozen pumpkins
To K D Robinson, best half dozen Do. (pumpkins)
To Matthew Carswellm best acre upland cotton, 1953 lbs per acre
To Love Herndon, best potatoes
To Green H Brazeal, best turnips
To S H Bush, for best beets and cabbage
To J H Jones, for best squash
To Mrs J C Bowen, best egg plant
To M V B Allen, best stallion 2 1-2 years
To Wm Butler, best filly 2 1-2 years
To S Lavinder, bes colt under two years
To M V B allen, best blood mare
To Col J Smith, best match horses
To Col G B Burney, best single harness horse
To James Manson, best saddle horse
To Wm OBeall, best Jack
To G W Burney, best team 4 mules
To Harrison Jackson best mule
To James Jackson, best mule between 2 and 4 years
To N C Hughes, best mule colt between 1 and 2 years
To Wm J Tompson, best mule colt under 1 year
To J F Burney, for best boar
To G B Burney, for best sow
To John Gilimore for 2nd best sow. Honor.
To Morgan B Hall, 2 bigs honer
To Harris Fisher, best milch cow
To G H Brazeal, best bull according to age
To C C Beall, Milch cow Honor
To G B Burney, for bull Honor
To Bryant O'Banon, best yoke oxen
To Love Herndon, best selection barn yard chickens
To F D Ross, best game chickens
To A E Cochran, game chickens
To N C Hughes, best coop geese
To T Jones, best coop white mallard ducks
To W F Sanford, best samples of 25 bales cotton
To W W Lee, best samples of 10 blaes of cotton
To W J Solomon, for cast steel hammer
To H W Raiford, mill saw set
To Miss Fanny Bishop, best quilt
To Mrs. C C Beall, 2 best quilt Honor
To Mrs. Dr. Jones, 3 best quilt Honor
To Mrs N C Hughes, best coverlet
To Mrs. L Fleetwood, 2 best do Honor
To Mrs J C Hughes, 32 do do Honor
To F D Ross, best jeans
To Mrs. S J Bush, best counterpane
To Mrs Love Herndon, 2 best do Honor
To Mrs  Amelia A Etheridge, 3 best counterpane
To Mrs A E Chrochran (sic), for curtains
To Mrs Dr Jones, for braid work dress for child
To Samuel Cohn, for coat and pants, Honor
To "Nathan" a slave of W W Lee, for lot of willow baskets
To Mrs Dr Taylor, best preserves
To Mrs C C Beall, best jelly
To Mrs Dr Fisher, best light bread
To Mrs S J Bush, best catsup
To Mrs J C Hughes, best dried figs
To Mrs Dr Taylor, best brandy peaches
To Mrs Dr Taylor, best butter
To Mrs J C Hughes, best starch
To Mrs Dr Fisher, best candles
To Mrs Dr Fisher, for greatest variety of articles exhibited in the dairy and household department
To Miss Maria L Ross, crayon drawing
To Miss Laura Fisher, water color painting
To Miss Martha L Ross, best embroidering
To Miss  A E Cochran, wrought ottoman
To Miss Martha A Bush, theorem painting
To Miss Martha A Bush, and Miss Ellen Rains, each exhibited splendid specimens of wax flowers and was fruit, but not in competition for premiums. T. JONES, Sec'y

November 23, 1852
Georgia Telegraph
Administrator's Sale - Under an order of the ordinary of Wilkinson county, will be sold on the first Tuesday in January next, before the courthouse door in Irwinton Wilkinson county, the Land and Negroes belonging to the estate of Jonah P. Etheredge deceased, consisting of 375½ acres of land, more or less, being lot No. 93, and parts of lot No. 94 and No. 119, all adjoining, lying and being in the 4th district in said county. Also, Winney, a negro woman about 43 years old, and the fifth part of Penney, a woman 27 years old, and the sixth part of Hannah, a girl 11 years old. Sold for the benefit of the creditors of said deceased. Terms on day of sale. James Branan, Admr.

November 23, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia Wilkinson County - Whereas Nathaniel C. Hughes applies to me for letters of guardianship of the person and property of Mary W.M. Hooks, orphan of Wm. Hooks, deceased.    8th November, 1852. Saml Beall, Ordinary

November 23, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia Wilkinson County - Whereas James Taylor applies to me for letters of guardianship of the person and property of Sarah Ann Hooks, orphan of Jonathan. Hooks, deceased.   8th November, 1852. Saml Beall, Ordinary

November 23, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~  Georgia, Wilkinson County - Whereas, James F. Goodman, applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of Michael R. Pickle,  late of said county, deceased: 12st day of November, 1852. Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

November 23, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County - Whereas, Moses J. Thompson, applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of
Mary Lord, late of said county, deceased:  29th day of November, 1852. Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

November 23, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia Wilkinson County - Whereas Ceiley Wadkins applies to me for letters of guardianship of the person and property of David C. Wadkins, John L. Wadkins, William W. Wadkins, Henry H. Wadkins, Mary Wadkins and Martha Wadkins, orphans of Richard Wadkins deceased. 1st November, 1852. Saml Beall, Ordinary

November 23, 1852
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia Wilkinson County - Whereas Elizabeth Smith applies to me for letters of guardianship of the person and property of Richard S. Smith, Sarah E. Smith, Archibald J. Smith, Benjamin L. Smith, Francis F. Smith, and George W. Smith, orphans of Archibald Smith, deceased.   8th October, 1852. Saml Beall, Ordinary



1853
January 4, 1853
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County - Whereas, John Breedlove applies to me for letters of guardianship of the person and property of Ransom Breedlove and Eugenia Breedlove, orphans of Benjamin Breedlove, deceased:  25th Dec. 1852. Sam'l Beall, Ordinary

January 18, 1853
The Georgia Telegraph
 -extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County - Whereas Thomas Hughes, applies to me for letters of Guardianship for the person and property of John P. Hughes, orphan of Jackson Hughes deceased.  9th day of December, 1852. Saml Beall, Ordinary

February 8, 1853
The Georgia Telegraph
~extract~ Georgia, Wilkinson County - Whereas John Breedlove applies to me for letters of guardianship of the person and property of Ransom Breedlove and Eugenia Breedlove, orphans of Benjamin Breedlove, deceased. this 25th Dec. 1852. Sam'l Beall, Ordinary.

March 22, 1853
Southern Recorder
   ~excerpt~ DIED, of Consumption, in Wilkinson county on 21st Feb. lerena Kinney, consort of Mr. James W. Kinney, deceased, in the 56th year of her age.

March 29, 1853
Federal Union
  ~excerpt~  Departed this life on the 16th inst. at the residence of her father in Wilkinson county, Mary Frances Holliman, daughter of Thomas J. and Nancy Holliman; Aged 15 years 3 months and 11 days - This terrible calamity was caused by the dress of the deceased taking fire accidentally, while in school, she was literally burned to death. - Yet lived 10 or 13 hours in the perfect exercise of her mental faculties, and when informed of the fatal tendency of her injuries, with great patos whe invoked the divine blessing.

July 12, 1853
Federal Union
MARRIED, In Wilkinson county, by J. L. Rustin, J. P., Mr. David D. Taylor to Miss Darcas Holder.

October 25, 1853
Federal Union
MARRIED, On the 16th inst.(October 16) at the residence of Henry Johnson by Wesley Honeycut, Esq., Mr. Elijah Bales to
Miss Georgia Ann Johnson, all of Wilkinson County.
Submitted by R. Elizabeth Brewer

November 22, 1853
Federal Union
~excerpts~Georgia, Wilkinson  County....letters of Administration on the estate of William H. Hathhorn  late of said county dec'd....14th day of November 1853.

~excerpts~Executor's Sale. On the First Tuesday in January next...will be sold..Fraction No. 217, in the 27th district, Wilkinson county, containing one hundred acres, more or less, the place whereon Stephen  Hathorn now lives.   Sold as the property of John S. Hathorn, late of said county....Nov. 18, 1853.

~excerpts~ Administrator's Sale. ..will be sold ..on the first Tuesday in January next,...to the highest bidder one negro man Lindson about 22 years old, a bed also bedding and other articles. Sold as the property of Margerine Ballard late of Wilkinson county, dec'd...Thomas H. Parker, Adm'r. Oct. 25, 1853.
 

November 29, 1853
Southern Recorder
  Will be sold, on the first Tuesday in January next at the Court house door in Irwinton, Wilkinson county, agreeably to an order of the Ordinary of said county, four negro men, Claiborne, Grigg, Randal and Lemon, belonging to the estate of Rozamond T. Whitaker, for the benefit of heirs. Terms cash. Hudson Whitaker, Adm'r. November 15, 1853.

August 23, 1853
Federal Union
Administrator's Sale. By Virtue of an order of the Court of Ordinary of Wilkinson county will be sold on the first Tuesday in November next at the Court House door in Irwinton, the real estate of Moses M. McDonald consisting of one fraction of Land containng 193.3/4 acres, No. 40, in the 2d District in Wilkinson, and 60 acres more or less being part of Fraction No. 1, in the 3d District of Wilkinson county, to be sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. Terms made known on the day of sale. ROBERT ROZAR, Adm'r. Aug 17, 1853

Administrator's Sale. Will be sold on the first Tuesday in October next, before the Court House door in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county within the legal hours of sale the following lands to wit:
  A part of Lot No 230 in the 4th District of said county, containing 111 1-4 acres, joining the lands of J. M. Hall, B B Shepherd, A M Spence, and other-also part of a Lot lying in the 4th District of said county, number not known, being he place whereon the widow Snow now lives containing 41 1-4 acres joining lands of Sam'l Ethridge, J. G. Smith, and others.
  Sold as the property of Thomas Underwood late of said county deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said deceased. Terms made known on the day of sale. HANNAH M. UNDERWOOD, Adm'x, SEABORN J. STUBBS,  Adm'r. Aug. 16th, 1853.

October 4, 1853
Federal Union
  DIED, On the 29th ult., in Wilkinson county, MARY JOHN, wife of Wm. John, Sr, of chill and fever. The deceased was formerly a member of the Methodist Church, and died in hope of a blessed hereafter. She was 89 years old, and left a numerous circle of friends and connections to mourn her loss.

November 29, 1853
Federal Union
  DIED, at Jacksonville, Florida, in the 46th year of her age, Mrs. Hannah Brewer, wife of S G B Brewer. She was born in Wilkinson county, Ga., where she resided until three years ago, when she moved with her husband to Florida. She was a consistant member of the M E Church and died resigned to her fate, leaving her husband and three children to mourn her loss.

November 29, 1853
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Executors Sale...sold..First Tuesday in December next, ....to-wit: One Lot of Land No. 206, containing two hundred two and a half acres; one hundred one and a 1/2 ares being the sourth half of lot No. 258. Fifty five acres being part of lot No. 246; Fraction number 269, containing 88 acres; Fraction number 258 containing fifty three acres; also fraction numbers 271 and 289 containing seventy one acres, all lying in the Twenty third District, Wilkinson county. Also Four Negroes, to-wit: Morning a Negro woman about fifty years old, Jim, a boy about Nineteen years old, Mary a woman about 17 years old, and Copeland a Boy abut eight years old. Sold as the property of Starling Stucky, deceased...Mary Stucky, Adm'rx. Julius S. Porter, Ex'r. October 17th, 1853.

~excerpt~Wilkinson December Sheriff Sale.
  sold on the 1st Tuesday in December next,....to-wit:
   202 1/2 acres of land, being lot number 142 in the 5th district of Wilkinson county, whereon Canty Taylor now lives,...
  Also at the same time and place, the following property, to-wit: 3 pieces furniture printsm 14 pieces colico, 1 piece muslin, 1 large marino shawl, 1 black do, 2 mall do, 6 fancy do, 1 lot hdk'fa silk, do cotton, fancy do, 1 piece cotton flannel, 2 shirts, 15 pieces cabrick, 1 1/2 reams paper, 1 lot shoes and boots, 1 bay horse about 8 years old, all levied on as the property of Francis M. Bush....

  Also, ..one Horse and Buggy, levied on as the property of Lewis Gardner...

  ALso,...will be sold, Two hundred two and a half acres of land, more or less, in the 4th district, number not known, whereon L. T. Thompson now lives, joining lands to Gilbert Brewner and others, ..property of John Eady.

~excerpt~...Clarrissa Jane Sanders, applies to me for letters of adminstration on the estate of Jesse A. Sanders, late of said county, deceased...22d day of October 1853. Saml. Beall, Ordinary

~excerpt~....John G. Cannon applies to me for letters of adminstration on the estate of Miles Cannon, late of said county deceased....25th October 1853. Saml. Beall, Ordinary

    ~excerpt~Administrator's Sale...perishable property belonging to the estate of Zepeniah John, dec'd, late of said county, consisting of Household and Kitchen furniture, Hogs, Horses, Sheep, Cattle, two yoke of steers and cart, plantatin tools, gin and gin gear. ..John Eady, Adm'r. Martha Eady, Adm'x. Nov. 11, 1853

~excerpt~Wilkinson Sheriff's Sale...First Tuesday in January next, ...to-wit: 190 acres of land, more or less, lying in the 4th District of Wilkinson county, number not known, adjoining the lands of A. E. Cochran, Gardner and others,..property of Hugh Johnson...W. P. John, Sheriff. Nov 26, 1853

~excerpt~Adminstrator's Sale. ...first Tuesday in January next,.. Lot of Land No. 4, in the 4 dist. of Wilkinson county. ..James W. Todd, late of said county dec'd. ..A E Cochran, William Todd, Admr's. Nov. 19, 1853

November 30 1853
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
LAND FOR SALE The subscriber offers for sale his PLANTATIONS in Wilkinson County, lying on Turkey Creek, one containing three thousand acres of Oak and Hickory land with a good Grist Mill, Dwelling House and all necessary out-buildings. Also one thousand acres about four miles above on the same creek, containing some valuable Hammock and Swamp Lands, with a good Dwelling and all out-buildings on the premises. Persons wishing to purchase can get a bargain in either or both the above places, by calling on the subscriber, living one mile from Cool Spring, Wilkinson County.
Anderson Ingram



1854

January 10, 1854
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Wilkinson Mortgage Sale for March..sold...First Tuesday in March next...
  One negro man named BEN of dark complexion about 25 years old, and a negro boy named RED, of yellow complexion, about 17 years old; all levied on as the property of Benjamin Kemp..in favor of Thomas A. Webb, survivor &c..
  Also at the same time and place: Three negroes to wit: Nancy a woman of dark complexion about 38 years old, and her two children, Caroline about five years old, and Charity about one year old; levied on as the property of the late Benjamin Kemp...in favor of Samuel K. Hodges...
   Also at the same time and place, a negro girl named Agnes, of dark complexion, about fifteen years old levied on as the propertyof the late Benjamin Kemp..in favor of John Scott..Wm. P. John, Sheriff. December 28, 1853.

...certain lot of land, No. 104, in the 3rd District..property of Thomas Jackson...in favor of William J. Chambers, ..W. P. John, Sheriff. December 23, 1853.

~excerpt~Notice to Debtors and Creditors..Estate of Robert Rozar late of Wilkinson county, deceased...R. F., Rozar, W. H. Rozar, Ex'rs. Oct. 28, 1853.
....sold on the first Tuesday in February next...one hundred and fifty two and a half acres of land, Number two hundred and thirty eight being part of Lot, lying in the twenty third district Wilkinson county. Also two Negroes, to wit: Henry a man about twenty years old, Bibb a boy about twelve yers old. All sold as the property of Robert Rozar, deceased...R. F. Rozar, W. H. Rozar, Ex'rs. Dec. 10th 1853

February (7) 1854
The Southern Recorder
DIED.   In the vicinity of Cool Springs, Wilkinson county, Ga., on Tuesday, the 3d ult., Mary E. Allen, consort of John W. Allen, aged 40 years, leaving her husband and many relations and friends to mourn the loss of an exemplary woman. A. Friend.

Feburary 14, 1854
Southern Recorder
  The Court-house at Irwinton, we regret to learn was burned down on Tuesday night last, at 10 o;clock. The papers and records were destroyed. We learn that a reward of a thousand dollars has been offered by the citizens for the detection of the incendiary.

March 27, 1854
New York Daily Times
EARTHQUAKES IN GEORGIA - Milledgeville and Macon were visited with slight shocks of an earthquake on the 20th. In regard to the one in Macon,  the Citizen of the 21st, says: "There seems to be some doubt whether the phenomena which occurred here yesterday morning was an earthquake or the effect of some meteorite explosion overhead. At Gordon, Milledgeville, and Forsyth, the same shaking of houses, and rumbling noise like heavy distant thunder, took place, and a correspondent from Forsyth says that some of the villages there distinctly heard the noise over their heads: "The first shock took place here about 6½ A.M., and a second slight one about half an hour afterwards. The house we live in trembled and rocked like a strong man in convulsions, leading to the supposition that it was an earthquake, and nothing else. The direction of the vibration was from southwest to northeast." Of the one in Milledgeville, the Recorder, of the 21st, says: " "The first, which was alarmingly perceptible, occurred about 6:20 o'clock; the last shock, which was very slight, was felt about half an hour later. An old (he would be offended were we to say "the oldest" ) inhabitant says a severe shock had not been experienced at this place since 1810. It was very fitly described by a little child, who observed, "Papa! the house is riding off."

August 8, 1854
Federal Union
~excerpt~ DIED, On the 4th of June, 1854, in Wilkinson County, Ga., Sarah E. Smith, youngest daughter of J. G. Smith and Malinda Smith. Age was 8 months and 21 days.

August 21, 1854
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
BURNING OF THE COURTHOUSE IN IRWINTON-  We noticed a few weeks ago since the burning of the Courthouse of Wilkinson county, which was supposed to be the work of an incendiary. At the Superior Court, held there two weeks since, bills of indictment were found against A. V. McArdel, and Milton Beall, charging them with having committed the offense. McArdel was recently Clerk of the Superior Court.-Beall is quite a young man, and of highly respectable connexions. McArdel was immediately committed to jail, but Beall escaped. He was seen soon afterwards in the vicinity of the city and was pursed by Deputy Sheriff Harrison, but succeeded in eluding him. - Macon Messenger.

August 29, 1854
The Georgia Telegraph
A Proclamation. Georgia, By Herschel V. Johnson - Governor of said State - Whereas, official information has been received at this Department that a Murder was committed in the county of Wilkinson, on the 1st day of this Month, upon the body of John M. Spence by one Allen Rogers, and that said Allen Rogers has fled from justice.
  I have thought proper, therefore, to issue this, my Proclamation thereby offering a Reward of One Hundred Dollars for the apprehension and delivery of the said Rogers to the Sheriff of said county and State.
  And I do moreover charge and require all officers , in this State, civil and military, to be vigilant in endeavoring to apprehend the said Roges, in order that he may be brought to trail for the offence with which he stands charge.
  Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State, at the Capitol in Milledgeville, this 11th day of August, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty four, and of the Independence of the United States of american the seventy-ninth. Herschel V. Johnson. By the Governor. E. P. Watkins, Secretary of State.
DESCRIPTION. Said Rogers is about 30 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 10 inches high, fair complexion, stammers in speech, sandy hair, and pale blue eyes, weighs about one hundred and sixty pounds, and has generall a down look. aug 22

September 5, 1854
The Georgia Telegraph
Notice. The subscriber offers for sale a valuable settlement of land containing (250) two hundred fifty acres of good farming Pine land, lying between Big Sandy and Porters Creek in Wilkinson county, on which is two settlements near Bethel Church, adjoining Milton Burney. Any person wanting to purchase may find the subscriber five miles south of Gordon. J. B. Carroll

October 17, 1854
Southern Recorder
DIED, At the residence of David  Solomon, Esq., at Gordan, on the 9th inst., of congestion, after a few days illness, HENRY BURROUGHS, eldest son of Mr. Stephen J. M. and Mrs. Caroline R. Cubbage, aged 9 years.
  Henry was a very amiable and interesting youth, and his unexpected fate has deeply afflicted his fond parents and other kindred and friends.



1855
January 9, 1855
Federal Union
MARRIED, On the 4th of this inst., by Rev. John Evers, E. C. Hogan, Esq., and Miss Gilla Rivers, youngest daughter of Joel Rivers, Esq., all of Wilkinson County.

January 23,1855
Federal Union
St. Nicholas Hotel. Irwinton, GA. WM. O'BANNON, Proprietor.
  THIS HOTEL, is now thoroughly cleaned and refitted, and is admirably adapted to render vistors comfortable. It will be the aim of the  Proprietor to spare no ains to promote the convenience of such persons who may visit him and during the Session of Court in Irwinton, persons will be coveyed to and from the Rail Road in such vehicles as they may fit to choose. Jan. 23, 1855.

March 20, 1855
Federal Union
~excerpt~..James Pierce applies to me for letters of Administration, upon the estate of James P. Murry, late of said county deceased. ..this 6th February, 1855...

...James F. Goodman and William Goodman administrators on the estate of Isaac Goodman applies to me to be dismissed from the administration of the estate.
6th day of February, 1855....

...Hansford Davis, administrator on the estate of Henry Davis deceased, applies to me for letters of Dismission from said estate...this 12th, Feb., 1855...

...Sarah Bragg and John R. Bragg, Adminstrators on the estate of Sam'l Bragg, applies to me for letters of dismission from said estate..this 18th day of January 1855.

..Sarah Bragg applies to me for letters of dismission from the Guardianship of Elizabeth Bragg...6th day of March, 1855.

....John Rye, Guardian for Alison Stucky, applies to me for letters of dismission from said Guardianship....17th day of February, 1855. SAM'L BEALL, Ord'ry.

~excerpt~ Administrator's Sale. By virture of an order of the Ordinary of Wilkinson county -..first Tuesday in MAY next,...town of Thomasville, Thomas county,..Lot of Land No. 174, in the 8th district of Thomas county. Sold as the property of Wm. John, late of Wilkinson county, deceased...WM. L. JOHN, Adm'r. Nov. 30, 1854

~excerpt~Wilkinson April Sheriff's Sales

Will be sold on the First Tuesday in April next, in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county...

  One lot of land containing 202 1/2 acres, more or less, lying in the 5th district of said county, No. 41. ..property of Wesley Honeycutt, to satisfy one fi fa...in favor of A. E. Cochran, Adm'r, vs. E. F. Hughs and W. Honeycutt, and W. P. John, security. ...

  Also, three hundred acres of land, lying in the 4th district of said county, number not known, but adjoining land of E. J. Gilbert and Wm. Bruner and others and well improved. ..property of John Eady, to satisfy sundry fi fas, on e ifavor of Hansford Davis, now controlled by M. E. Edwards, on in favor of C. C. Beall, on in favor of G. W. LOrd, Adm'r, on in favor of W, F. Sandford.

Also, two lots of land containing four hundred acres, more or less. Levied on as the property of F. P. Crutchfield, to satisfy one fi fa in favor of C. C. Beall, ..land lying in the 3rd district, and the place whereon the said F. P. Crutchfield now lives.

  Also, six hudred acres of land, more or less, lying in the third district of said county. Levied on as the satisfy one fi fa issued from the Superior Court of said county, in favor of Calvin Dean vs. Joel Deese, James Jackson and Wm. Garrett, survivors of the firm of Joel Deese, James Jackson, Wm. Garrett, W. H. Lord, and on the land there is a good Grist Mill, Saw Mill, and Ware House and Store House, and good Dwelling House; and lies on the central Rail Road. Pointed out by J. Deese and J. Jackson.

  One negro woman by the name of Jane about 27 years old of a copper color, levied on as the property of John M. Smith to satisfy 3 fi fas issued from the Superior County of said county, one in favor of Rabun, Fulton & Co., one in favor of  N. B. & H. Weed & Co., and one in favor of J. Hasbrocuh & Co.. all against Knight and Smith.

B. O'BANNON, Sheriff.
 

   Also at the same time and place will be sold

  750 acres of land, lying in the 23d and 26th districts of said county, comprising the plantation whereon John M. Ware now lives, joining lands of estate of the late Stephen Whipple, and the place lately occupied by John Gallimore. Also, five negroes, to-wit: Asa, a man 25 years old, Alfred, a man 27 years old, Jerry, a boy 18 years old, Tom, a boy 16 years old, and Priscilla, a woman 20 years old. All levied on as the property of John M. Ware, to satisfy sundry fi fas....

Also, 100 acres of land, being the north-west half of lot No. 218 in the 26th district of Wilkinson county; levied on as the property of John Jones...

Also, one bay horse, and one sorrel horse, one buggy and harness, one yoke of oxen, and wagon; levied on as the property of James Knight...

Also, 2 fine mules, and 2 bay horses; levied on as the property of John M. Smith...

Also, a negro boy, about 10 years old, named Byron; levied on as the property of Nathaniel A. Carswell....

Also, one negro man, about 25 years old; levied on as the property of Mathew Deason....

Also, three hundred and twenty acres of land, more or less, whereon Jesse Bales now lives, known as the "Holder Mill Tract," and two hundred two and one half acres, whereon John Stevens now lives, number not known, adjoining lands of James R. Lewis, Thomas Holder, and the said Mill tract. All levied on as the property of John Gardner...

Also, sixteen hundred acres of land, whereon George W. Butler now lives, number not known, but lying in the 332d Company District, G. M. being the planantation whereon James H. Lofton formerly lived; levied on as the property of George W. Butler...

Also, one sorrel mare, levied on as the property of Jesse Pierce...

Also, 400 acres of land, whereon Thomas Jackson now lives in the third District of Wilkinson ajoining lands ow Wm. A. Hall and John Hall; ..property of
Thomas Jackson...

Also, one hundred acres of land, more or less, whereon Wesley Honeycutt lived 21st Dec., 1853, in the fourth District of said county..property of Zephinah John.....

Also, 300 acres of land, ..in the 26th District of Wilkinson county, known as the McGehee place and Cherry place, adjoining lands of G. B. Hughs, J. T. Hughs, and William Ross; ...property of John M. Ware.......
G. B. BURNERY, Deputy Sheriff. Feb. 23d, 1855

Wilkinson Sheriff Sale
~excerpt~ ..first tuesday in APRIL next,...One negro woman by the name of Patience, about 22 years old, and of a dark complexion...property of
Solomon B. Murphey...February 28, 1855

~excerpt~Wilkinson Postponed Sheriff Sale, APRIL

..Also at the same time and place, will be sold, 130 acres of land, more or less, belonging to Jas. C. Hughs, number not known, ..adjoining land of S. T. Ployer (Player) and others, and whereon said Hughs now lives; and also a Negro fellow belonging to Hughs, by the name of Elles, about 25 years old.....W. P. JOHN, D. Sh'ff. March 2, 1855

..Wilkinson Mortgage Sheriff Sale..first Tuesday in April next,..One black horse, about 4 years old, one cart and steers, all the sheep belonging to the defendant, to satisfy a morgage fi fa in favore of Isaac Newell vs. Alexander Shores. W. P. JOHN, D. sh'ff. January 25th, 1855.

..Arthur E. Cochran and William Todd, Administrators on the estate of James W.Todd,.....18th day of January 1855. SAM'L BEALL, Ord'y

..John Lewis and Elizabeth Smith, administrators on the Estate of Archibald Smith deceased,...this 30th day of December 1854. SAM'L BEALL, Ord'y

May 15, 1855 
Federal Union
MARRIED. On Sunday the 6th inst., by the Rev. James Grenade, Mr. William Holland to Miss Rebecca Wheeler, all of Wilkinson county.
 

May 22, 1855
Federal Union
~excerpt~ In Scottsboro,' Baldwin Co., on the 9th of May in the 79th year of her age, Mrs. Mary Hall, relict of the late John Hall of Wilkinson co. The parents of the deceased emigrated from North Carolina to Georgia many years ago. Most of her long life was spent in Georgia.
...a Presbyterian Church was organized in Milledgeville by the Rev. Jos. C. Stiles some 27 years ago. She with three daughters enrolled themselves among the first members who constituted that Church...

June 26, 1855
Federal Union
  ~excerpt~ Wilkinson Sheriff Sale - For August.
..Twenty acres of land, it being part of the land of S. C. Nickelson, and lies on the North side of Sandy Creek, and lies at Merser's old Bridge. Levied on as the property of Judy Crumbly to saitsfy three fi fas issued from the Justice Court of the 330 District, G . M. in favor of J. T. Hudson vs. Judy Crumbly...B. O. Bannon, Sh'ff. June 22d, 1855.
 

July 15, 1855
Southern Recorder
~excerpt~ State of Georgia, Wilkinson county. Present the Honorable Robert V. Hardeman, Judge of said Court.
MARY LORD vs JESSE C. LORD Libel for Divorce.
....M. N. Murphey, Pl'ffs Atty.  A true extract from the minutes of Wilkinson Superior Court, April Term, 1855. George W. Tarpley, Clerk. May 15, 1855

July 31, 1855
Federal Union
Georgia Wilkinson county,
Whereas, James M. Beck applied for letters of administration on the estate of Alexander Kirkland, late of said county deceased.
  ...under my hand at office, this 9th day of July, 1855. Sam'l Beall, Ord'y.
 

July 31 1855, a newspaper article appeared in The Southern Recorder signed by 54 citizens of Wilkinson County entreating Leroy Fleetwood and Nathaniel A. Carswell, as legislators, to change the location of the county seat to another location - Station 16, C. R. R., Toomsboro. Below is an excerpt:

July 31, 1855
Southern Recorder
~excerpt~ Lastly. The county town of Wilkinson county belongs not to the inhabitants of the town, but to the inhabitants of the county, (here we except private property of course) and as it belongs to the people they can and will do with it what they wish in their minds to have done. Why it should be removed from Irwinton:
   First: Irwinton admits of no improvements and if the locality was a good one, its inconvenience in regard to water is a grave objection to it.
   Secondly. It's morality has too low a tone ever to justify a hope of an improvement with its present population; to remove it will give a new impulse to things and consequently new inhabitants.
   Thirdly. Public property is in danger in consequence of things suggested in article second.
   Fourthly. The continued abrasions caused by wet weather and heavy rains cannot be prevented here; and in time the entire town will wash away.
   Fifthly, Irwinton is laughed at by the inhabitants of all other counties, and her citizens are considered to be desperately vicious and wicked in despite of all the appeals that can be made to heaven for an amendment.
   Lastly, Irwinton is a bad place as a seat for Wilkinson county; a better one must be selected - for a horde of commissioners ambassadorial extraordinary from the sulphurous precinets of the damn'd, could not find a worse place.
James O. Spann, John Hicks, W. S. Pierce, Edmund Hatcher, J. H. Hatcher, T. A. McKenzie, James Thompson, Jane Spann, Thomas B. Underwood, Daniel R. Starley, A. Paine, Matthew Carswell,
James Langford, John G. Smith, Richard H. Spence, Wiley Holland, David Rogers, Erasumus Hughes, Elizabeth Golden, D. M. Beck, Wm. Kirklen, Green B. Hughes, A. V. Mccardel, W. G. Lavender, Wyatt W. Spence, N. W. Hughes, J. T. Meredith, W. A. Spence, Wm. M. Daniel, S. J. Stubbs, J. L. Kinney, J. H. Lord, Francis M. Bush, francis E. Golden, John Merchant, John A. Brady,
H. Bloodworth, Isaac Stephens, G. Thompson, Harrison J. Jackson, M. Honeycut, John Randall, Joseph H. Golden, L. A. Golden, G. W. Blow, L. W. Lavender, John McCuller, S. T. Player, Elijah Ballard, Joseph Carr, M. Etheredge, L. A. Hall, H. Gellespy, S. W. McKinley. July 31, 1855
 

Federal Union, Tuesday, 2 October 1855, p. 4:
GEORGIA, Wilkinson county.
Whereas Robert Johnson has applied to me for letters of Administration upon the estate ofJames Johnson, late of this county, deceased. These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased, to be and appear at my office within the time prescribed by law, to show cause, if any they have, why said letters of administration should not be granted. Given under my hand at office this 6th day of September, 1855.   SAM'L BEALL, Ord'y.
Contributed by Mark Byington

Federal Union, Tuesday, 16 October 1855, p. 3:
Administrator's Sale. Will be sold on the First Tuesday in JANUARY next, by virtue of an Order from the Court of Ordinary of Wilkinson county, before the Court House door in Irwinton - 202½ acres of land, lot No. 188 -lot of land No. 177, containing 202½ acres, well improved, lot of land No. 162, with a small improvement, all lying in the 27th District of Wilkinson county; one negro boy about 17 years old, one negro woman Necy, about 23 years old - Terms of sale made known on the day.
ROBERT B. JOHNSON, Adm'r. October 8, 1855
[Note - this must be 26th district - lots are adjacent in 26th, but not in 27th, and said lots are in the 26th district in other Johnson records] Contributed by Mark Byington

Federal Union, Tuesday, 6 November 1855, p. 3:
Administrator's Sale. Will be sold at the late residence of James Johnson, deceased, in Wilkinson county, on Wednesday the 12th day of DECEMBER next, the perishable property of said deceased, consisting of corn, cotton, fodder, horses, wagons, oxen and carts, hogs, cattle, household and kitchen furniture and other articles too numerous to mention. Sale to continue from day to day until all is sold. Terms made known on the day of sale. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors. ROBERT B. JOHNSON, Adm'r.
Oct. 30th, 1855 Contributed by Mark Byington

November 6, 1855
The Georgia Telegraph
Afflicting Calamity. We regret to hear that Mrs. Salina Stubbs, wife of Mr. Seaborn J. Stubbs of Wilkinson County, came to her death on the 15th inst., in a most distressing manner. The particulars are as follows: Mr. Stubbs was preparing to remove to his lower plantation, and while Mrs. Stubbs and the servants were enganged in cleaning some furniture, her clothes came in contact with the fire, by which she was working, and her dress (calico) at once was in a flame. by the aid of the servancts, and Mr. Butler who came to her assistance, the fire was extinquished, but not until it had so seriously injured the lady as to ultimately cause her death. Prompt medical attention was had but with no good effect, unless a a partial alleviation of her sufferings. She died in about 13 hours after the accident.
  Mrs. S. was 26 years of age, and much esteemed on account of her many good qualities. She leaves two young children and a large connexion, and many friends to mourn her sad and untimely fate. - Fed. Union.

November 20, 1855
Southern Recorder
~excerpt` Died at her father's residence in Wilkinson co., Ga., on Friday, the 2nd inst., Miss SARAH, daughter of D. C. Butler, Esq., in the 15 year of her age.

December 25, 1855
Federal Union
   Died in Wilkinson County on the 17th inst., Thomas A. Webb, his disease was Pneumonia, his illness was short and painful, in his death his family have sustained an irreparable loss; the community at large have lost a valuable member.



1856
January 8, 1856
Federal Union
~excerpts~
Wilkinson Sheriff Sale..One lot of land containing two hundred two and a half acres, more or less, number not known, but the place whereon G. M. Wilkinson now lives; levied on by virture of four Justices Court fi fas, in favor of N. A. Carswell vs. said Wilkinson.

...Also, one hundred acres of land, more or less, whereon Solomon B. Murphy now lives, number not known, adjoining lands of W. F. Sanford and Wm. Walden and Wm. Taylor and others. Property pointed out by Jacob Paulk, and levied by a Constable...Matthew Carswell, Dep'y Sh'ff. Dec. 22d 1855

    ...One sorrel horse between 10 and 12 years old, one bay horse 10 years,one mule 8 or 10 years old, one buggy and harness...property of John M. Ware...
   ALSO, One Hundred Acres of Land, more or less lying in the fourth district of said county, number not known, but lying adjoining E. J. Gilbert, William Bruner, and others levied on as the property of John Eady, to satisfy one fi fa in favor of Fairis Carter, vs. William Bales and John Eady..

  ALSO, One hundred acres of land; levied on as the property of W. N. Murphy, to satisfy one fi fa in favor or William Taylor, issued from the Justice Court in the 327th district, G.M....B. O'BANNON, Sheriff. Dec. 28, 1855.

...Administrator's Sale...all the lands belonging to the estate of Thadeus A. Tharp, late of said county, deceased,..R. A. Nash, Adm'r. November 8, 1855.

Executor's Sale..Lot of Land No. 55, containing 202 1/2 acres, part of lot No. 54, containing 100 acres, lot No. 73, containing 202 1/2 acres, part of lot No. 72, containing 67 acres, Northwest corner of said lot, part of lot No. 70, containing 50 acres, part of lot No. 80, containing 25 acres more or less; also at the same time and place,Randal, a man 26 years old, Daniel, a boy twelve years old, Matilda, a woman thirty-seven years old, Margaret, a girl 8 years old, Marcus a boy 6 years old, and Joe a child 2 years old; all belonging to the estate of John Gainy, deceased..Jonathan Rivers, Adm'r. November 25, 1855.

....Martha Chambers applies to me for letters of administration, with the will annexed on the estate of Henry G. Chambers, late of this county....this Dec. 24, 1855, Samuel Beall, Ord'ry.

..Jonathan Rivers applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of Thomas A. Webb, late of this county, dec'd...25th of Dec. 1855, Samuel Beall, Ord'ry.

  James M. Hall, Executor of the last Will and Testatment of John Hall, late of said county, deceased, applies to me for letters of Dismission from said Executorship...20th day of December, 1855. Sam'l Beall, Ord'y

..Caleb Stevens, applies to me for letters of Guardianship for the persons and property of Wiley J. Vinson and Frederick T. Vinson, orphans of Wiley Vinson, late of Wilkinson county, deceaed...3d day of December, 1855. Sam'l Beall, Ord'ry.

...Pheriby Passmore applies to me for letters of guardianship for the persons and property of Miles A. Passmore, Kinchen S. Passmore, George W. Passmore, Wiley S. Passmore and Elizabeth C. Passmore, orphans of Alexander Passmore, late of said county, deceased..7th day of December, 1855. Sam'l Beall, Ord'y.

..Nathanial C. Carswell applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of Alexander Carswell, late of this county, dec'd...23d of Dec. 1855. Sam'l Beall, Ord'y.

...Wm. H. Daniel applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of George Shinholser, late of this county, decd. Sam'l Beall, Ord'ry.

..James Ross, guardian for Sarah F. Exum, applies to me for letters of dismission from said guardianship...18th day fo December, 1855. Sam'l Beall, Ord'y.

..Notice. Two months after date...leave to resign my office of Guardian for the persons and property of Wimford Vinson, Caroline Vinson and Charlotte Vinson, orphans of Wiley Vinson, late of said county, deceased...Thomas Gibson..... Dec. 1855, Sam'l Beall, Ord'y.

..John L. Ross and James Hartley apply to me for letters of Administration on the estate ofWilliam M. B. Ross, late of said county, deeased..2d day of January, 1856.

...Sheriff's Sale-For February 1856..
  Two negro men, one by the name of Joe of dark complexion about forty-five years old and Jack about forty-six years old of the same complexion. ..property of N. P. Whitaker to satisfy one fi fa in favor of James M. Folsom deceased..
...Also, 202 1/2 acres of pine land..fourth district..property of B. S. Collins..place whereon B. S. Collins now lives and adjoining lands of Thomas H. Parker and
Wm. Parker..
...Also 202 1/2 acres of land, in the 3d District of said county No. 63,...property of George W. Bishop..B. O'Bannon, Sh'ff. Dec. 31, 1855.

January 29, 1856
Southern Recorder
~excerpt~ Obituary. On the 7th day of January 1856, at her residence near Cool Spring, Wilkinson county, Ga., Mrs. ARTAMISSA BROWN, relict of the late William Brown, Esq., & daughter of Dan'l & Mary Burke, in the 49th year of her age. She had had frequent paroxysms of chills and fever. In the last one, some delicate membrane or vessel in contact with the brrain gave way to the tension and it was soon manifested to her children and friends by dementia and paralysis of tonque and fauces, so that sh could neither speak nor swallow. Death with unrelenting graps was there already.....

  Died December 16th, HENRY, aged twelve years, and also December 26, DAVID J., aged twenty years, sons of Mrs. Amanda and Mr. Wm. Manson of Wilkinson co., Ga. In this affictive dispensation of Providence, there is much cause for grief, and seldom have kindred and friends felt a loss more keenly. Henry was a boy of much promise. David as he advance in years gradually unfolded a mental and moral character that was attained nto by few of his age. He, at the age of sixteen, joined the Baptist Chrch, and lived a life of spotless integrity. Through a long affliction he prayed much and exhorted his parents and friends to live the life of a Christian and meet him in Heaven. Who that knew David G. Manson will cease to lament his death!
 

Federal Union
4 Mar 1856 p3 column 5
Wilkinson Sheriff Sale.
Will be sold on the first Tuesday in APRIL next, within the usual hours of sale, before the Court House door, the following property to-wit: ...
Also James O. SPANN, equitable interest in eleven hundred acres of land, more or less, in the fifth District of Wilkinson county, numbers not known, but known as the old Manderson Mill place adjoining Jas. M. HALL, Wm. L. JOHN and others; Levied on to satisfy a Wilkinson Superior Court fi fa in favor of G.F. Wood & Co. vs: James O. SPANN and Leroy FLEETWOOD and Wade F. SANFORD security. Property pointed out by Defendant. The above premises has a good Grist Mill now in motion and a Saw Mill in progress of building.
contributed by Cynthia Nason

July 1, 1856
Federal Union
Wilkinson Sheriff Sale.
  Will be sold before the Court House door in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county, on the First Tuesday in JULY next, within the legal hours of sale, the following property, to-wit:
   One negro woman, named Charity; about 64 or 65 years of age; one Bay Horse, one Roan Horse, and Buggy and Harness, 3 Cans of Lard; 2 kegs of soap; 1 lot pot ware, 1 spinning wheel, 2 club axes, and a lot of jugs, 1 lot cloth, 1 umbrella; all levied on as the property of James Taylor to satisfy sundry fi fas issued from Wilkinson Inferior Court, in favor of John J. Todd and others vs James Taylor and Henry Hooks endorser.
   One Grey Horse, levied on as the property of Nathaniel E. Mason, one cream horse, and buggy and harness, levied on as the property of John Napper, to satisfy one fi fa, issued from Wilkinson Inferior Court, in favor of Wm. Smith vs Nathaniel E. Mason and John Napper.
   One house and lot in the town of Irwinton whereon Green B. Burney now lives, levied on as the property of Green B. Burney, to satisfy one fi fa, issued from Wilkinson Inferior court against James Taylor and Green B. Burney security, in favor of Dewing, Thayer & Co.
  One negro woman named Ginny, about 50 years old, and her child, named Lisia, about 4 or 5 years old, levied on as the property of F. P. Crutchfield, to satisfy fi fas issued from Wilkinson Inferior Court in favor of James C. Bower, against F. P. Crutchfield, and one in favor of Morgan B. Kemp, issued from Wilkinson Inferior Court, against said Crutchfield.
   One lot of land No. 279, in the 3rd Dist. of Wilkinson county, containing 202 1/2 acres, levied on as the property of E. T. Miller, Trustee for Sarah Miller, to satisfy sundry fi fas, in favor of N. W. Isler and others, issued from Wilkinson Inferior Court against E. T. Miller Trustee for Sarah Miller, property pointed out by defendant.
B. FORDHAM, D. Sheriff. May 24, 1856
___
  Also at the same time and place will be sold.
   One grey mare, about 7 years old, levied on as the property of Wm. Ryle to satisfy a fi fa issued from Wilkinson Superior Court, John B. Moore & Co., vs. William Ryle
  Fifty bushels of sound corn, levied on as the property of Wm. Ryle to satisfy a Twiggs county Superior court fi fa, officers of said Court vs said Wm. Ryle, property pointed out by defendant.
  Two hundred acres of land, more or less, in the 4th Dist. of Wilkinson county, number not known, but known as the Holder Mill
place, levied on as the property of John Gardner to satisfy a Twiggs Superior Court fi fa, A. Messer & Co., vs Joshua C. Ryle and John Gardner endorser.
   One Mule, levied on as the property of Wesley Honeycutt to satisty a Wilkinson Superior Court fi fa, Carhart & Roff vs said Honeycutt, property pointed out by defendant.
   25 acres of Pine  land in the 5th Dist. Wilkinson county, number not known, but known as the S. W. corner of Canty Taylor's lot of land, levied on as the property of William Bales to satisfy an Inferior Court fi fa, Alexander Baum vs Wm. Bales and Lewis McCullar security on Ca Sa Bond, property pointed out by Wm. Bales.
    50 acres of land in the 5th Dist. Wilkinson co., southwest corner of lot No. 117; levied on as the property of Henry Bloodworth, Jr., to satisfy 4 Justice Court fi fas, issued from the Justices Court of the 328th dist. G. M., in favor of D. M. Beck, property pointed out by plaintiff; levied on by Richard Snow, Bailiff, and returned to me.
    One hundred one and a fourth acres of land, northeast half of lot No. 106, in the 5th Dist., Wilkinson county, levied on as the property of D. M. Beck and John Bloodworth, to satisfy 7 Justices Court fi fas, issued from the Justices Court of the 328th dist. G.M., five in favor of J. M. Clark vs said Beck and Bloodworth, 2 in favor of Joel Lesle vs said Beck and Bloodworth, the above lands tolerable well improved; property pointed out by J. C. Bower, levied on and returned to me by R. Snow, a constable.
   239 (?) acres of land, more or less, in the 4th dist;, Wilkinson county, number not known, but known as the John Eady place, below and near Irwinton, and 50 acres of land, more or less, in the 5th dist. of Wilkinson county, number not known, but know as part of the Lord place, and one ox waggon, all levied on as the property of Jas. O. Spann to satisfy a Wilkinson Inferior Court fi fa,
Michael Shahan, survivor &c, vs. Jas. O. Spann and M. M. Bloodworth; property pointed out by E. Cumming, plaintiffs attorney. J. BLOODWORTH, Sh'ff. May 24, 1856.

July 1, 1856
Federal Union
Wilkinson Sheriff Sale. POSTPONED.
   Will be sold on the first Tuesday in JULY next, within the usual hours of sale, before the Court House door, in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county, the following property to-wit:
  LOTS of land number one hundred and three, and one hundred and four, lying in the third District of Wilkinson county, containing 405 acres, more or less, levied on as the property of Thomas Jackson, to satisfy one fi fa issued from the Superior Court of Wilkinson county, in favor of Chas. C. Beall, against said Jackson. Property pointed out by defendant. B. FORDHAM, D. Sheriff. May 6th, 1856

July 1, 1856
Federal Union
Wilkinson Mortgage Sheriff Sale.
Will be sold on the First Tuesday in JULY next, within the usual hours of sale, before the Court House door in the town of Irwinton, Wilkinson county, the following property, to-wit:
   One negro woman named Martha, levied on as the property of Bartlet W. Bell, to satisfy a Mortgage fi fa in favor of James T. Hudson, property pointed out in said fi fa. BENJ. FORDHAM, D. Sh'ff. April 24, 1856.
 

September 30, 1856
Federal Union
~excerpt~ DIED, On the 5th inst., in Wilkinson County, of Typhoid fever Mary Jane Green, daughter of Eson and Eliza Green, aged twenty-five years 1 month and 2 days.

November 11, 1856
Federal Union
Wilkinson Sheriff Sale. Will be sold on the First Tuesday in December next, before the Court House door in the town of Irwinton, within the legal hours of sale, the following property, to-wit:
  One lot of land in the 5th District of Wilkinson county, 202½ acres, more or less, number not known, adjoining the lands of A. F. Byington, Eli Wheeler and others. Levied on as the property of Risden R. Collins, to satisfy two Justices Court fi fas, from the 328th District, G.M., one John Bruner vs Elijah Bales and Risden R. Collins, and one J. Beall vs. Risden Collins. Levies made and returned to me by J. L. Rustin, constable, Oct. 16th, 1856.
    Also, there is one Inferior Court fi fa from Baldwin county, John A. Breedlove vs. Risden Collins, principal, and Isaac Newell, endorser and one Superior Court fi fa from Washington co., Samuel B. Brown, bearer, vs. Risden R. Collins; placed in my hand against said land. Said fi fas now controlled by Joseph Collins.
   Also, one hundred and one-fourth acres of Land, north-east hair of Lot No. 106 in the 5th District Wilkinson county, levied on as the property of D. M. Beck andJohn Bloodworth to satisfy seven Justices Court fi fas issued from the Justices Court of the 328th Dist. G.M., five in favor of J. M. Clark vs said Beck and Bloodworth, and two in favor of Joel Lesle vs. said Beck and Bloodworth, said fi fas now controlled by C. Bloodworth; the above land tolerable well improved property. Pointed out by J. C. Bower, Plaintiff's Attorney; levied on and returned to me by R. Snow, Constable, June 28th, 1856, said sale suspened by Plaintiff till December sale.
J. Bloodworth, Sh'ff. Oct. 25th, 1856
 Also at the same time and place will be sold:
  One house and lot in Irwinton, containing six acres, more or less, it being the place whereon Briant C. Kingery now lives, adjoining John Freeman, Wm. Taylor and others; levied on as the property of Joseph G. Echols, to satisty a Justice Court fi fa, in favor of John G. Shepherd vs said Echols and others, property pointed out by Briant C. Kingery, and levied on by Jas. H. Bush, constable, and returned to me.
  Also 202½ acres of land, more or less, No. 279, in the 2d Dist. of Wilkinson county, and adjoining lands of Wm. McGowin, John Freeman and others; levied on to satisfy one fi fa issued from the Inferior Court in favor of Jimpsey McGowin vs E T Miller, Trustee for Sarah Miller and William Jackson security. B. Fordham, D. Shff. October 23, 1856.
 

November 26, 1856
The Georgia Telegraph
ADMINISTRATOR' SALE. Will be sold before the courthouse door, within the usual hours of sale, in the town of Dallas, Paulding county on the first Tuesday of March next, one Lot of Land No. 1281, in the 2nd district 3rd section. Sold as the property of Richard Lewis, late of Wilkinson county deceased, for the benefit of heirs of said deceased. Terms made known on the day. James R. Lewis, Adm'r.



1857

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Wilkinson Mortgage Sheriff Sale
  Will be sold before the Court House door, in the town of Irwinton, on the first Tuesday in January next the following property to-wit:
  One lot commencing at South West corner of lot No. 167, in the 5th District of said County, and running the line dividing said lot and one hundred and fifty-two until it reaches the margin of Black Creek Swamp, thence down said swamp to Taylors branch and thence straight across to the Western margin of said branch, thence up said margin to the line dividing one hundred and sixty-seven and one hundred and sixty-eight and thence along said line to the beginning corner, containing thirty-eight acres more or less, and all that tract of land lying and being in the 5th District of said county, containing eight two and one quarter acres of lot No. 152 in said District, with the Saw Mill, the said last mentioned tract adjoining the tract above mentioned.   Also Lot No. 151, in the 5th District of said county, and all the timber that will square ten inches, on the lot of land that Hannah Akridge lives on. Also, all that right title and privilege and interest of timber suitable for saw logs of a body of land containing six hundred acres adjoining to No. 152, and thirty-eight acres of lot 91, number conveyed by Dagget to Elijah Bales in 1840, being the right to cut one half of timber, all lying in the said County of Wilkinson, and sold as the property of William Bales, to satisfy a mortgage fi fa in favor of James M. Hall against said Bales.
  Property pointed out in said fi fa. B. Fordham, D. Sh'ff. Oct. 29, 1856.

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Wilkinson Sheriff Sale.
  Will be sold before the Court House door in the town of Irwinton, on the First Tuesday in January next, the following property, to-wit:
  One dark bay Horse, 7 or 8 years old. Levied on as the proprty of Freeman Coley, to satisfy one fi fa issued from the Wilkinson Superior Court, in favor of Edward H. Bacon vs. said Coley, and Isaac Lindsey, security. Property pointed out by security.
  Also one hundred acres of land, whereon Charles Hooks now lives. Levied on as the property of Charles Hooks, to satisfy one fi fa issued from the Wilkinson Superior Court, in favor of James Pittman vs. John M. Ware, principal, and Charles Hooks and Love Hearndon, endorsers; and one hundred and two and a half acres of land, in the 4th district of Wilkinson county, being part of lot No. 60, and south-east half of said lot. Levied on as the property of Love Hearndon, to satisfy the same fi fa.
  Also, one piece ginghams, 45 yds, one domestic, 50 yds., 120 yards calico, 83 yards ginghams, 100 yards muslin, 26 yards flannel, 5 linen table cloths, 36 yards ginghams, 47 yards linen drilled, 18 summer coats, 1 bed cover, 76 yards muslin delanes, 32 yards ginhams, 53 yards solid prints, 3 umbrellas, 53 yards diapers, 26 yards solid prints, 48 yards ginghams, 10 yards Irish linen, 15 pair Misses shoes, 24 pair kipt booties, 23 pair men's boots, 34 pair children's shoes, 12 pair lady's gaiters, 18 pair lady's booties, 13 pair men's shoes, 2 shot guns, 2 rifles, 12 yards shirting, 10 cloth coats, 30 men's vests, 2 trunks, 21 pair pants, 10 pair brown drawers, 12 under shirts, 36 yards damask diaper, one stalion horse. All levied on as the property of Benjamin Jackson, to satisfy one fi fas issued from the Wilkinson Superior Court, in favor of Roberts & Foote vs. B. Jackson & Co. Benj. Fordham, Dep'y Sh'ff. Nov. 28, 1856.

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Wilkinson Sheriff Sale-For January.
  Will be sold before the Court House door in the town of Irwinton, on the first Tuesday in January next, within the legal hours of Sale the following property to-wit:
  Fifty acres of Land, more or less, in the 4th District of Wilkinson county number not known, but known as the place whereon
John L. Kinney now lives, to satisfy two Justice Court fi fas issued from the 328th District G. M. B. F. Scott vs: J. L. Kinney. Property pointed out by Plaintiff. Levy made and returned to me by R. Snow Constable.
  Also the Interest of James O. Spann in a negro boy Washington about 18 years old. Levied on by virtue of a fi fa issued from the Superior Court of Wilkinson County E. F. Wood & Co., vs: James O. Spann, now controlled by W. F. Sanford. Said interest pointed out by W. F. Sanford. J. B. Bloodworth, Sh'ff. Nov. 27th, 1856.

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Administrator's Sale. By virtue of an order of the Honorable Court of Wilkinson county, Will be sold before the Court House door in the town of Irwinton, on the first Tuesday in January next, one half of lot of Land No. 258 in the 23d District of Wilkinson county. Sold as the property of G. E. D. Hogan deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors. Also, at the same time and place one bed and bedding and one silver watch. Terms made known on the day. M.  J. THOMPSON, Adm'r. Nov. 15th, 1856.

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Administrator's Sale. Will be sold on the first Tuesday in January next, at the Court House door in Irwinton, Wilkinson county the following property to-wit:
  One hundred and fifty acres of land number not known, but joining lands of M. J. Carswell, Miss Ruth Moore, Isaac Stephens and others, the place whereon the lateElizabeth O'Bannon lived. Also one negro woman Amanda about thirty-seven or thirty-eight years of age and her three children, Susan a girl about seven years old, Tom a boy about four, Charles a boy about ten months old, Isabella a girl sixteen years old, Jim a man about twenty-nine or thirty years old. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of Elizabeth O'Bannon deceased. William O'Bannon, Adm'r. Nov. 19th, 1856.

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
NOTICE. All persons indebted to the estate of Edward Hickman, late of Wilkinson county, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment, and those having demands against said estate, will preent them in terms of the law. GEO. W. TARPLEY,  Adm'r. Nov. 22, 1856.

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Georgia, Wilkinson county
  Whereas, Lucinda S. Pearson applies to me for letters of Guardianship to the person and property of Lewis J. Pearson, Jonah G. Pearson and Analizer Pearson, orphans of Jackson Pearson.
  These are therefore to cite all concerned to be at my office within the time prescribed by law to show cause, if any they have, why said letters of Guardianship should not be granted.
  Given under my hand at office, this 11th day of December, 1859 SAM'L BEALL, Ord'ry.

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Notice. By virture of an order from the Ordinary of Wilkinson county, will be sold on the first Tuesday in February next, before the Court House door, in Walker county, forty acres of land, being one half of Lot. No. 117, 9th district, 4th section, of said county.
  Also, on the same day, before the Court House door in Wilkinson county, one hundred acres of land, lying in said county, number not recollected. Sold for a division among the heirs of Griffin Smith. Terms on the day. D. W. Smith, B. W. Bell, Guardians. Nov. 29, 1856.

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Notice. Sixty days after date application will be made to the Ordinary of Wilkinson county, for leave to sel the Lands belonging to the Orphans of Griffin Smith, deceased; for a division. D. W. SMITH, B. W. BELL, Guar's Nov. 29, 1856

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Notice to All Whom It May Concern. I shall apply, sixty days after date, to the Ordinary of Wilkinson county, to be dismissed from the further administration of the estate of Alexander Kirkland, deceased, on the ground that I am going to move out of the county. JAMES TEMPLES. Iwinton Dec. 1, 1856.

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
  Sixty days after date, application will be made to the honorable Ordinary of Wilkinson county for leave to sell the Negroes belonging to the estate of Mary Martin, late of Washington county, decased. JOHN MARTIN, Guardian. Irwinton Dec. 1, 1856

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Sixty days after date, application will be made to the Honroable the Ordinary of Wilkinson county, for leave to sell all the real estate belonging toBenjamin Jackson, late of said county, deceased.  R. A. STANLEY, Adm'r. Dec. 2nd, 1856.

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Notice. All persons indebted to Benj. Jackson, late of Wilkinson county, deceased, are requested to settle immediately, and those having demands against said deceased, will please hand them in.  R. A. STANLEY, Adm'r. Dec. 2nd, 1856

January 6, 1857
Federal Union
Wilkinson Sheriff Sale.   Will be sold before the Court House door in the town of Irwinton, on the First Tuesday in February next, the following property, viz:
   Two hundred two and half acres of land more or less, number not known, but the place whereon F. P. Crutchfield now lives, known as the Wit place. Levied on as the property of James Taylor, to satisfy two fi fas issued from the Wilkinson Superior Court in favor of Patten & Lane vs. Jas. Taylor, one of which N. A. Carswell is endorser.
  Also four hundred and fifty five acres of land, more or less, lying in the 2nd and 3rd districts of Wilkinson county, numbers not known, but the place whereon John M. Smith now lives. Levied on as the property of said Smith, to satisfy one fit fa issued from the Wilkinson Inferior Court in favor of N. B. & H. Weed vs Knight & Smoth, property pointed out by James C. Bower, Pl'ffs At'ty.
  Also one lot or parcel of land, as the property of Warren Lindsey, containing 202 ½ acres, more or less, adjoining lands of John Freeman, Epsey Robertson, and others, number knot known, but the place whereon Seaborn Jones now lives. Levied on to satisfy one Justice Court fi fa issued from the Justices Court in the 329th district, G. M., in favor of Lewis Deans vs. said Lindsay. Levied on and returned to me by Samuel Brady, constable. B. FORDHAM, Dep'y Sh'ff. Dec. 22nd, 1856.

January 13, 1857
Southern Recorder
 ~excerpt~  DIED, of Pulmonary affection, in Wilkinson county, on the 24th ult, NANCY SALTER, formerly of Washington county, in the 51st year of her age...

February 2, 1857
The Columbus Enquirer
Murder! ---$500 Reward!!
WILL, be paid for the apprehension of George Slaughter, who murdered William E. Green, on the 24th December last, at Rogers Store, Laurens county, Ga. He has since been pursued as far as Jacksonville, Fla, where it was ascertained that he sold his horse and gun, about 30 miles from the above named place, and then went on to Jacksonville and put up at a hotel for the purpose of taking a boat. On the day that the boat left for Charleston (touching only at Florandina) he was seen to go on the boat sometime before its departure, but the captain and managers can give no account of him of the voyage, so it is supposed he went aboard and came off again in order to deceive his pursuers, and is still lurking about in Florida, or Dale county, Ala., where he has relatives or somewhere in Georgia. At Jacksonville he assumed the name of John Thompson.
Eason Green,
My address is Stevensville, Wilkinson county, Ga.
Jesse J. Green,
Benj. C.Green
Marshall H. Green
Description. - Slaughter is about 19 or 20 years old, slender built, black eyes, dark hair, 5 feet 6 or 8 inches high, quick spoken, downward look, thin visage, no beard without they are artificial, generally wore long hair, has an awkward uncouth appearance, stoops forward in walking, and weighs 110 or 120 pounds.
  The above reward will be cheerfully paid for the apprehension and delivery or lodgment in some Jail, that he may be dealt with in terms of the law.

March 10, 1857
Federal Union
Wilkinson Mortgage Sheriff Sale.
  Will be sold before the Court House door, in the town of Irwinton, on the first Tuesay in MAY next, the following property to-wit:
  Milley a woman  about 35 yers of age, Frances a girl about 14 years of age, Margaret about 8 years old. Levied on as the property of John Jones to satisfy a mortgage fi fa in Chatham Superior Court in favor of Ezekiel Wimberly, Guardian. Property pointed out in said fi fa. RICHARD SNOW, D. Sh'ff. Feb 27, 1857

March 10, 1857
Federal Union
~excerpt~Georgia, Wilkinson County. Whereas, Mary J. Lord applies to me for Letters of Guardianship to the persons and property of Mary Ann Lord, James H. Lord, Joel J. Lord and Rozar Lord, orphans ofStephen Lord late of this county, deceased....this 25th day of February, 1857. SAM'L BEALL, Ord'y.

March 10, 1857
Federal Union
~excerpt~Wilkinson Sheriff Sale..first Tuesday in APRIL next,
  One acre of land, and the appurtenances thereto, whereon N. P. Whitaker now lives, levied on by virture of several Justice Court fi fas, from the 328th District, G. M., in favor of E. L. Kinney vsH. L. Rustin. Property pointed out by Plaintiff. Levy made and returned to me by John W. Lord, Constable.
  Also the place known as the Bales Mill Tract, number not known, with the privilege of saw timber on four hundred acres of land, adjoining said Mill Tract, levied on as the property of Wm. Bales, to satisfy several fi fas in my hands, one in favor of John M. Powell vs Wm. Bales, William Stevens vs Wm., Bales and others, pointed out by Pl'ffs Att'y.
  Also one buggy and harness as the property of John M. Ware, to satisfy one fi fa in favor of A. E. Cochra vs. said Ware, property pointed out by Pl'ffs Att'y.
  Also, 150 acres of land, more or less, levied on as the property of John P. Vinson, to satsfy one Justices Court fi fa, from the 358th District, G. M., K. G. Jones vs John P. Vinson, principal, and Joseph S. Vinson, security, on stay of execution. The above land numbered and known as follows: fraction No. 214, part of fraction No. 213, and part of lot No. 195; all of the above numbers in the 27th District, Wilkinson, and part of fraction No. 4, in the 5th District, Wilkinson. The above described lands all in a body, and known as the John Bachellor's old place, whereon Delila Smallwood now lives. Property pointed out by Joseph S. Vinson. Levy made and returned to me by John W. Hickman, Constable. J. BLOODWORTH,  Sheriff. Feb. 24, 1857.

March 10, 1857
Federal Union
~excerpt~Wilkinson Sheriff Sale..first Tuesday in APRIL next,
    One acre of land, with a good dwelling house on it, near Bethel Church, in the 4th district of said county. Levied on as the property of Jesse B. Carroll. Known as the place whereon Wm. H. Watson now lives. Property pointed out by J. B. Carroll. To satisfy two fi fas issued from the Justices Court in the 352nd district of said county, in favor of R. B. Johnson and others vs. said W. H. Watson.
   Also, one hundred acres of pine land, in the 26th district of Wilkinson co., whereon F. P. Crutchfield now lives, as the property of James Taylor, to satisfy four tax fi fas issued Wilkinson county, the State vs. James Taylor. Property pointed out by Isaac Lindsey, Tax Collector. Levied on and returned to me by Lewis Spears, Constable.
  Also, one dark bay mare, about ten years old, to satisfy one fi fa offices of Court from Wilkinson Superior Court vs Arthur E. Cochran and William Todd, administrators of James W. Todd and Henry Hooks. Property pointed out by Wm. Todd.
B. FORDHAM, Dep'y Sh'ff. Feb 27, 1857

May 5, 1857
Federal Union
  Died on Monday April 13th of Plurisy Pneumonia in the 38th year of her age, Mrs. Nancy Holliman, wife of Thomas J. Holliman, Esq., of Wilkinson county.
  On Sunday April 26th of Pneumonia, in the 11th year of her age, Rachael Ann daughter of James and Leah Cannon, of Wilkinson county.

May 19, 1857
Federal Union
Departed this life in Wilkinson county, at the residence of James Pearce, on the 9th inst., Iverson Cannon, Esq., Tax Receiver of this county. He died of Pneumonia, aged 25 years. He has left a wife and numberous friends to mourn his loss.

May 19, 1857
Federal Union
~excerpt~ COOL SPRING LODGE, F. A. M., No. 185, Wilkinson co., Ga., May 9th, 1857
....expressive feelings of the Lodge upon the death of our much esteemed Brother, WM. F. M. BROWN, who departed this life at his residence in this county on the 7th instant-...
  ELI SEARS, A. W. ARDE, B. S CARSWELL, Commitee. ...IRA E. PERRY,Sec'y.

June 23, 1857
Federal Union
~excerpt~ OBITUARY In Memory of Mrs. Susan E. Rozar of Shady Grove, Wilkinson County, Ga. by her brother.....Shady Grove, June 18th, 1857. R. R. S.

DIED, on Saturday, June 13th, at his residence near Stephensville, Wilkinson county, after a severe illness of seven weeks of Pneumonia, James Cannon, Esq., in the 48th year of his age.
  Mr. Cannon was beloved by all who knew him. He was an affectionate husband, kind master and generous neighbor, leaving a wife and eleven children, with a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

July 7, 1857
Federal Union
MARRIED, In Wilkinson county, on the 9th ult, by Rev. James Granade, Mr. Zacheriah Moore of Washington county to Miss
Mary F. Jackson, daughter of James Jackson Esq., of Wilkinson county.

July 21, 1857
Southern Recorder
  Died, near Cool Spring, Wilkinson County, 16th ult., DEWIT CLINTON SEARS, youngest son of Eli Sears, aged seven months.
  At the same place, 18th ult.,HENRY ANDERSON SEARS, oldest son of Eli Sears, in his 13th year. Though young in years, he evinced in his dying moments, faith in God, in Him putting his trust, thereby showing that he had been reared under the influence of pious example.
  At the same place, 26th ult, LELA EVELYN SEARS, youngst daughter of Eli Sears, aged near 3 years.
 At the same place, 28th ult., ELI SEARS, in the 36th year of his age. He, together with his children above mentioned, fell victims to that relentless disease, dysentery, which prevailed in this section of country as an epidemic. Mr. Sears saw his children falling around him as flowers nipped by an untimely frost, himself being conscious that he too must soon follow them to the grave. Yet hopefully believing that his spirit would soon be united to those dear departed ones in that blissful region where parting and sorrowing shall be no more, he dreaded not to meet his maker-he had sought atonement through the blood of his Savior,and found that Savior precious to his soul, which sustained him during his affliction. The idea of separation from an aged father and mother, from a loving companion and two children, was a source of some regret, but he murmured not, and looked with anxiety for the hour when his spirit should join the happy throng and praise his God on high. He was a kind neighbor, humane master, an affectionate husband, a doting father, and a zealous Mason.
  Near the same place, 30th ult., Mrs. JANE SEARS, consort of Timothy Sears, in her 76th year. She with her husband came to Wilkinson county when it was a wilderness, and bore with fortitude the privations and sufferings of a frontier life, and formed many ties of friendship which were severed only hy her death. She leaves an aged husband, children, and many grandchildren, to mourn their loss. For many years she had been a devoted member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She saw the portion of her family above mentioned go down to the grave, and being conscious of her own approaching dissolution, she with meekness submitted to the Divine decree that the aged must die as well as the young. J. R. C.

September 1, 1857
Southern Recorder
  Died, in Irwinton, Wilkinson county, on the 14th ult, SAMUEL BEALL, Sen., in the 77th year of his age. Mr. B. was one among the oldest residents of that county and was generally esteemed as one of their most upright and useful citizens, having represented that county for many years in the Legislature and subsequently filled some one of their county offices.

December 8, 1857
Macon Weekly Telegraph
MARRIED
   In Wilkinson County on the evening of the 12th ult., by the Rev. G. R. McCall, Col. E. Tressillian Napier of Macon, to Miss Eugenia Carswell, daughter of W. E. Carswell, Esq. of Wilkinson.

December 15, 1857
Southern Recorder
Married. On the 2d instant, by the Rev. G. R. McCall, NIMROD J. BROWN to Miss  RUTH M. WHIPPLE, both of Wilkinson coounty.



1858
January 5, 1858
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Administrator's Sale. ..first Tuesday in March next, the following land to-wit:
   Lots number 283, 308, 310, and 311, all lying in the Third District of Wilkinson county, each containing 202½ acres, and all joining; and known as the place on which William McGowen Sen. deceased lived; Also fraction lots number 337, containing one hundred and ninty acres, more or less; lot No. 338 containing fifty seven acres, more or less, and lot 303 containing one hundred acres more or lesss, in the second district of said county, and known as the Yearley Place.
   Also One Hundred acres more or less being part of lot number 338 in the Third District of said county, lying on the Oconee River and including the Ferry known as the Ball Ferry.
  Said lands sold as the property of William McGowen Sen. deceased for the benefit of the heirs. Terms on the day.
HILLIARD MCGOWEN, Adm'r. Irwinton Ga. December 20, 1857.

January 5, 1858
Federal Union
~excerpt~ James R Lewis, Administrator of estate ofRichard C. Lewis, late of said county, deceased....
...tgus 25th day of December, 1857. GEORGE. W. TARPLEY, Ex-Officio Ord'y.
~excerpt~..William H Daniel, administrator on the estate of George Shinholser, late of said county, deceased.
..this 25th day of December, 1857. GEO. W. TARPLEY, Ex-Officio Ord'y

~excerpt~..Matthew J Carswell applies to me for letters of Guardianship of the person and property of Edward A Carswell, a lunatic, and also for letters of Guardianship of the person and property of Caroline Carswell, orphan and minor ofSamuel M. Carswell
...this 25th day of December, 1857. GEO. W TARPLEY,  Ex-Officio Ord'y.

Melancholy Recontre.
  We understand that a  difficulty took place at the store of N. B. Allen at Stevensville, Wilkinson county, in which Gen. Jas. B. Bostwick was shot by Mr. Allen, and died in a few minutes.

April 13, 1858
Federal Union
Wilkinson Superior Court October Term, 1857. ROBERT CHARTERS, vs JANE CHARTERS. Libel for Divorce
  It appearing to the Court, by virtue of the Sheriff, that Jane Charters is not to be found in the county, It is Orderd, that service be perfected by publication in a gazette three times (monthly) before the next term. E CUMMING, Pl'iffs Att'y. A true extract from the Minutes of Wilkinson Superior Court, October Term, 1857. GEO. W. TARPLEY, Clerk. Dec. 16, 1857.

June 8, 1858
Southern Recorder
MARRIED. In Irwinton, on Thursday, 20th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Corley, N. A. CARSWELL, Esq, to Miss ELLEN P. R. RAINES, all of that place.
  On the 29th of May, at ther mother's residence in Wilkinson county, by Wm. A. Hall, Esq., Mr. WM. A. STUCKEY to Miss
NANCY THOMAS.

June 15, 1858
Federal Union
  Departed this life on the morning of the 5th inst after an illness of 25 days of Typhoid fever at the residence of his fathers in Wilkinson County John Thomas Murkison, in 20th year of his age. He has left many friends and relations to mourn his loss, "Be ye also prepared, for in such and hour as ye knoweth not the son of man cometh. " J. A. M.

July 13, 1858
Federal Union
PLANTATION FOR SALE.
   Desiring to remove further South I offer my Plantation in Wilkinson County, lying on Commissoner Creek and Oconee river 7 1/2  miles from Irwinton and 1 1/2 miles from Toombsboro on the Central railroad, containing 900 acres, between 500 and 600 acres of which is cleared and in cultivation, and 350 of this fresh. Over 100 acres of first quality bottom land, 60 of which is thoroughly ditched and in cultivation, 50 of this is also fresh. 150 acres of the woodland under good fence, with a deadning of 75 acres upon it ready  to clean up next winter and make a good crop the first year. Not more than 50 acres of waste land or too poor to cultivate, upon the tract, plenty of good timber, and well watered. Fencing and buildings-consisting of a small frame dwelling, out houses, negro cabins, Overseers house, Gin house (and gear) packing screw &c-all in good repair and built in the last four years. Grist and saw mills in a mile and a half, corn, fodder, Stock of all kinds including mules and horses-with all necessary farming tools, can be had with the place if desired. Payments to suit the purchaser. Any one wishing to buy a place just prepared to make money upon-productive, convenient to mark, and in a quiet neighborhood-I invite to call and examine this. Address the subscriber at Irwinton Wilkinson county Ga.
WM. TAYLOR. July 8th, 1858

July 20, 1858
The Georgia Telegraph
Obituary.   Departed this life, on the morning of the 7th inst., after a severe illness of 20 days, of Typhoid Fever, at the residence of her father, in Wilkinson county, Ga., MissMartha Ann Elizabeth, oldest daughter of Wm. W. and Elizabeth D. Pierce, in the 20th year of her age. At the time of her death, she was a consistent member of the Baptist Church, to which she united herself in 1854, and had lived a faithful member ever since, and in her last moments she spoke to her parents, relatives and friend, not to weep for her. "For we know that if our house of this tabernacle is dissolved, we have a building of God-a house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens" 5th chap., 1st verse Paul to Cor.
  She leaves to mourn her loss, a large circle of friends, as there was none who know her but liked her. As she lived, she died, a Christian, and passed from our sight.
"Weep not for me my parents, dear,
I am not dead, but sleepeth here."
J.A.M.

July 27, 1858
Federal Union
  Departed this life on the morning of the 19th inst after a painful illness of 18 days Typhoid fever at her residence in Wilkinson county, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Murkison in the 32 year of her age.
  She was several years previous to her demise a consistent member of the Baptist Church at Big Sandy, as she lived she died a christian, and passed from our view. To mourn her loss she leaves a husband and six children with a large circle of relations and friends. A. F.

August 3, 1858
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
DIED. In Irwinton Ga., on Sunday the 25th inst., after an illness of six days, Mrs. Rebecca M. Cochran, consort of Hon. A. E. Cochran, of Brunswick, Geo., in her 31st year. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and died as she had lived, in hopes of a happy immortality beyound the grave.

August 10, 1858
Southern Recorder
  DIED, SOLOMON B. MURPHEY, Jr., has departed this life at his father's residence in Wilkinson co., Ga., in the 24th year of his age, after an illness of six months, of bronchitis. He was a young man much beloved by all that knew him, and left behind him many friends to mourn his loss. He was resigned to death and seemed to fear no sting.

August 11, 1858
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
$500 REWARD
RANAWAY OR STOLEN from Oren Davis, in Wilkinson county, Ga. on the night of the 31st July, the following described Negroes, to wit:
     SAM, about 40 years old, dark complexion, and very rotten teeth, and has a notch in his ear, weighs 165 to 170 pounds, thick built.
    BEN, about 30 years old, dark skin, and has a notch in his front teeth, is large built, raw boned, and will weigh about 175-180 pounds.
   CHARLES, about 18 years old, dark skin, low built, and will weight about 130  to 140 pounds.
   JEF, a mulatto boy, 17 years old, medium height, and will weigh about 125 to 130 pounds.
   ANN, a dark skin woman, spare made and quick motion, speaks quick when spoken to, about 25  or 30 years old.
   NANOE, a yellow girl 18 years old, spare made, and will weigh about 125 to 140 pounds.
   LINDA, a dark skin girl, 16 years old, weighs about 125 or 126 pounds.
   ALICE, a dark skin girl, weighs 130 pounds, chunkey built.
   I order the above reward for the Negroes with the Thief, and proof to convict him, or Fifty Dollars for each of the Negroes.
OREN DAVIS

August 31, 1858
The Georgia Telegraph
Stolen Negroes Recovered
The eight negroes stolen from the plantation of Oren Davis of Wilkinson county, have ben overtaken together with two white men who enticed them to run away. They were found secreted in a swamp near the Oconee River, waiting for the excitement to wear off; but while some hunters were driving through the swamp they stumbled upon the negroes and white me, for the arrest of whom a reward was offered by Mr. Davis. Fed. Union, 24th.

October 12, 1858
The Weekly Georgian
 excerpt
Irwinton, Ga. Oct. 7, 1858
   I have also to communicate the painful intelligence of a homicide which was committed here this evening about 8 o'clock. The parties (both residents, of the village,) were Dr. Joseph Golden and Mr. John E. Wiggins. The former received three stabs from a knife in the leg and thigh, the last severing the fermal artery and producing death in a few minutes. There has been no arrest of Wiggins up to this time, though he is being pursued, and is expected to be soon overtaken.

November 28, 1858
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Departed this life in Wilkinson county, on the night of the 17th inst., Margaret Jane, only daughter of John H. E. and Elizabeth Davis; aged 3 years and 5 months.



1859
January 4, 1859
Federal Union

~excerpts~
SHERIFF'S SALE
Alex. Pearl - 120 acres, 3rd dist., whereon Daniel Colson now lives, adj. lands of W. W. Whitaker
Wm. Merchant - 100 acres, SW half of lot, 4th dist.,  adj. George McCullar, Littleton Brannan.
W. H. Hill - misc. property
Union L. Wynn and James Winn - 202.5 acre, adj. James Wynn, 330th dist.
Merdeth Honeycutt - 1/3 interest in 505 acres, known as Jessc C. Jackson place, adj. Harris Etheridge.
Mathew Carswell - No. 286, 289, 303,  310, 311, 4th dist. 202.5 acres in each lot. Also 150 acre lot No. 18, 4th dist.

ADMISTRATOR'S SALES

John Lavender, Sr. - Slaves & Land  3d Dist. 152.4 acre Lot 150, 3d Dist.
20 acres Lots 160, 161
101.25 acres Lot 149
44 acres 150, 151. all containing 328 acres.
Slaves - Sophia, Bose, Jerry. John Lavender, Jr. Adm'r

Unknown - Slaves and Land
Nancy and her 4 mo old child
158 acres, part of Lot 190, 27 dist. adj. E. J. Massey, Joel Rivrs, W. M., Whitehurst. Richard S, Smith, Adm'r

John C.Thompson - Slave Jack. Rebecca Thompson, Adm'x

Lunsford Lowe (of Laurens Co.) = Slaves Nancy & her 3 children, Hannah, Isaac, Manervia alias Mary. Joel Deese, Adm'r.

Benjamin H. Breedlove - Slaves-  Emeline & her two children, Antionett, Asa. Sold for div. of property of William, Richard, Ransom and Eugenia Breedlove minor children. John H. Breedlove, G'n.

April 19, 1859
Federal Union
~extract~ Libel for Divorce
Henry W. Horn vs. Elizabeth Horn.
minutes of Wilkinson Superior Court April Term 1858. GEO. W. TRAPLEY, Cl'k.

~extract~ Bill for Divorce
Clarissa Rolly, vs. Harry Rolly.
minutes of Wilkinson Superior Court April Term 1858. GEO. W. TRAPLEY, Cl'k.

~excerpt~ John Burke, Adm'r on the estate of Wiley A. M. Phillips, late of said county deceased, applies to me for letters of dismission from said administration.
24th day of June, 1859. James C. Bower Ord'y,

~excerpt~ Joel Hardie, Executor of the last will and testament of John Hardie, late of said county, deceased, applies to me for lettrs of Dismission from said Executorship
this July 21st, 1859. James C. Bower, Ord'ry.

~excerpt~ George, W. Tarpley, Admistrator on the estate of Edward Hickman, deceased applies to me for letters of dismission from said Admiminstrations.
 21st April, 1858. James C. Bower, Ord'y.

~excerpt~ R. F. and W. H. Rozar, admiistrators de bonis non, on the estate of Moses M. McDonald, late of said county, decased, apply to me for letters of dismission from said trust.
  at Irwinton, this March 1st, 1859. James C. Bower, Ord'y.

June 7, 1859
Weekly Georgia Telegraph
$50 Reward
Broke jail at Irwinton, Ga., on the night of the 13th inst., Meridith Honeycutt, alias Dick Honeycutt, alias Dick Leathers, who was charged with the offense of negro stealing. Said Honeycutt is about 25 years old, fair skinned, light hair, weights about 130 pounds, has a down look when spoken to and is naturally a mean looking man. The above reward will be paid for his arrest so I can get him. M. Deason, Jailer.

June 21, 1859
Southern Recorder
MARRIED, At Mr. Stanley's, in Irwinton, on the 14th inst., by Rev. S. Landrum, Dr. T. Carlton Coyle, of Dalton and Mrs. Eliza S. Lowther, of Van Wert.

June 21, 1859
Federal Union
 ~excerpt~ Departed this life, after a long and protracted illness, in Wilkinson County, on the evening of the 3rd day of June, 1859, Mrs. REBECCA JONES, the Relict of the late Thomas Jones, deceased, of Wilkinson County, Ga.

September 6, 1859
Southern Recorder
DIED, In the county of Wilkinson, on the 19th of July, at the residence of his father, EZEKIEL D. PIERCE, son of Jesse and Elizabeth Pierce, aged eight years, eleven months and fifteen days.
  Young, innocent, and unspotted by the sins of the world, he has gone to a sweeter, holier home than's here on earth-a home prepared for the children of God. A FRIEND

October 11, 1859
Federal Union
  ~excerpt~ Died, at his residence in the County of Jefferson, on the 12th day of September, ANDREW J. THOMPSON, leaving a widow and two small children, besides parents, and numerous friends, to mourn their loss.....
  Died, at the residence of Shadrick Thompson, in the County of Jefferson, on the 25th September, Mrs. FRANCIS J. THOMPSON, widow of the late Andrew J. Thompson, aged, 23 years, 2 months, and 14 days.
  The subject of this notice is  the daughter of Thomas H. Parker, of the County of Wilkinson was born on 11th July, 1836, remained with her parents to the age of 16 years, when she was married to Mr. Andrew J. Thompson, when they removed to Jefferson County, where they have since resided..

November 1, 1859
Federal Union
~excerpt~ Wilkinson County Sheriff Sales. ...first Tuesday in November next, the following property, to-wit:
  The interest of Major C. Collins in then negroes,Isaac a negro man about thirty-five years of age, Anthony a man about thirty years old, Tom a man about fifty years old, Zelpha a woman about seventy-eight years old, Sally a woman about sixty-eight years old, Harriet about twenty-five years old and her two children,Easter about twenty-two years old and her child, ..Isaac Lindsay, D. Sh'ff. Sept. 27th, 1859

...Etheldredge Ogburn, applies to me for letters of Administration on the estate of Stephen Sutton, late of said county, deceased....27th day of Sept., 1859.
George W. Tarpley, Ex. official Ord'y.

...Isham Edwards applies to me for letters of Adminstration on the estate of Wyatt Allen, deceased.... Oct, 4th, 1859. Lewis Solomon Ord'y.

.... Administrator's Sale..Echols county, ...first Tuesday in December next, Lot of land No. 228, 15th District..originally Irwin now Echols county, containng 490 acres, more or less..estate of Rebecca Jones, late of Wilkinson county deceased...S. J. Lord, Adm'r. October 12, 1859.

...sold on the first Tuesday in November next...negro woman named Dolly, about Fifty years old..property of Richard Hatfield, late of said county, deceased. .
.S. W. Hatfield, Adm'r. Sept. 22, 1859

...leave to sell the lands, belonging to the estate of Bardin Aycock, deceased. Ellender Aycock, Admr'x. Sept. 15th, 1859.

November 15, 1859
Federal Union
   Departed this life, at the residence of her father, in Wilkinson county, IDA V. A. youngest daughter of J. M. & A. J. H. Smith, on the 28th of October, 1859, aged one year, seven months, and ten days.
  "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of Heaven,"

December 6, 1859
Southern Recorder
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ADMINSTRATOR'S SALES
David Holliman estate - 425 acres, north-west side of Maden (Maiden) Creek, 3rd dist. T. J. Holliman, Ex'r.

John Martin estate - 325 acres, 3rd dist. all of No. 145, half of 146, 12 acres of 166, on west side of Beaver Dam Branch
Eight slaves - Jacob, Rese, Elizabeth & her child Fereby, Amos, William, Sam. E Cumming Adm'r,

December 14, 1859
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
PUBLIC SALE OF LAND & Negroes At Station No. 15, Central R. R.
The undersigned, having determined to withdraw from the planting business, will sell at public outcry on TUESDAY, 20 DECEMBER NEXT, HIS PLANTATION
   At Myrtle Spring, Wilkinson county, Ga. and at the same time, offer for sale 45 Likely Negroes.
   The Plantation lies on Commissioners' creek, at No. 15, Central Railroad-eight hours right from Savannah and two hours from Macon or Milledgeville. It contains 1,062 1/2 acres of Upland, Creek and Branch Bottoms. About half cleared,( the remainder fine woods) suitable for the production of Corn, Cotton and Rice.
   About half the cleared Land, FRESH-none worn out Being located near the Depot, it presents the rare inducements of an entire saving of hauling, freights, commissions and storage-the proprietor acting as he own factor, and always finding ready sale for his crop at the Gin House.
   The place has good Log Cabins, Gin House and Screw, with convenient lots of Stock, Springs in every field, one of them Mineral, and it affords one of the handsomest sites for a Dwelling in the State fronting on the Railroad. Good Saw and Grist Mills 1 1/2 miles off, and a fine supply of timber on the premises, which can be sawed on shares. Also, plenty of FISH and GAME at hand.
  The Negroes are among the best ever offered for sale in Georgia. STOCK, PROVISIONS and PLANTATION TOOLS, will also be sold
TERMS
  For the Land, one half Cash, the balance in one and two years. The Negroes will be sold on a Cash basis, but special arrangements may be made for indulgence. call and examine the premises.
J.H.R. WASHINGTON
Persons from a distance will find accommodations at the Depot.
(Note- Stoneman's raiders burned the grist mill and saw mills in August 1864)
 
 

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