Friday, June 26, 2015

52 Ancestors – no. 42: Amanda Larimer Horne– (week 26)

Amanda Larimer Horne Smith
Amanda Larimer Horne, daughter of Moses Horne and Elizabeth Larimer, was born May 25, 1859 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She was the first born child of seven—Amanda Larimer Horne, Jennie Horne, Lydia E. Horne, Josephine B. Horne, Ollie Bertha Horne, George R. Horne, and Keziah C. Horne. Amanda is my husband’s great-grandmother.

On June 11, 1860, one year old Amanda lived with her family in the Peebles Township of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Her 70 year old widowed grandmother, Mary (Brown) Horne, lived with them. Amanda’s father was a carpenter.

I haven’t been able to find the Horne family in the 1870 census records. Amanda’s brother George was born in Apollo, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania on December 1, 1869 so I expected to find them there. I ran a search on ancestry.com and found nothing. Since that didn’t work I manually checked the 20 pages of Apollo census records and still found nothing. Disappointing to say the least since you never know what piece of information you might find. I'll keep looking.

Amanda was received by probation at the Apollo United Methodist Church on October 25, 1874.

Dress Amanda made for her
oldest son Benjamin in 1884
On June 25, 1880, Amanda and her family lived in Apollo. At age 20, Amanda still lived at home and was employed as a dressmaker. It was exciting to make the discovery of her occupation as it explains how she was able to sew such a beautiful gown four years later for her two year old son Benjamin. Amanda’s father, Moses, was a “dealer in groceries.” Her 10 year old brother George was a store clerk, perhaps helping his father.

Amanda married John Milton Smith, son of John Thompson Smith and Jane Gordon, on January 19, 1882 in Apollo. The marriage ceremony took place at the Apollo United Methodist Church. Together they had seven children—Benjamin Gordon Smith, George Nelson Smith, Edith McCrum Smith, Howard Stanley Smith, Helen Margaret Smith, Bertha Edna Smith, and John Thompson Smith. Amanda honored several family members by naming her children for them—Benjamin’s middle name was Gordon, Amanda’s mother’s maiden name; George was named for Amanda’s brother, George R. Horne; Bertha was named for Amanda’s sister, Ollie Bertha Horne; Amanda’s youngest son was named John Thompson Smith, the same name as her father-in-law. Helen’s middle name may be a nod to an aunt, Margaret McIlwain, her father’s stepsister.

Amanda and her son Benjamin
On June 25, 1900, Amanda, John, and their children lived in the Washington Township of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Amanda’s husband was a rougher in a sheet mill. Benjamin was a clerk in some sort of depot (I’m unable to read the type of depot in the census record). Her youngest son John was born a year and a half later on December 21, 1901.

On October 24, 1906, Amanda’s 18 year old daughter Edith, blind as the result of measles, died of typhoid fever at Mercy Hospital. Edith had been a resident of the West Pennsylvania Institute for the Blind for 16 days prior to her death. Edith was buried at Riverview Cemetery in Apollo.

On April 26, 1910, Amanda, John, and five of their children lived in Paulton, Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The census enumerator recorded Amanda as the mother of seven children, six of which were living. Her husband John was a roller helper in a sheet mill. Both Ben and George worked in the sheet mill as a doubler. Her son Howard no longer lived at home.

Amanda with grandsons
Howard and John Athya
The 1910s was a decade of loss for Amanda and her family. Her father Moses died in Apollo on April 11, 1910. He was buried in Apollo, most likely Apollo Cemetery. Two years later, her life was shattered when her husband John died on March 9, 1912 at the age of 61 of cardiac dropsy in the township of Bell, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. John was an ironworker for the U.S. Steel Corporation at the time of his death. He was buried at Riverview Cemetery in Apollo. A year later her mother Elizabeth died in Apollo on May 1, 1913. She was buried at Apollo Cemetery. That same year, the Smith family suffered another sad loss when their daughter Helen died in Paulton from endocarditis, an inflammation of the inner layer of the heart, at the young age of 17. Helen was buried on March 20, 1913 in the family plot at Apollo’s Riverview Cemetery. She shares a tombstone with her parents and sister Edith. And finally, Amanda’s brother George died on December 19, 1915 from a fractured skull and other injuries caused after being struck by a locomotive on the Conemaugh Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad at the West Apollo Crossing. He was buried at Vandergrift Cemetery in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

On January 26, 1920, a widowed Amanda lived on Greensburg-Apollo Road in the Washington Township of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. She still had four adult children living in the home with her—Benjamin, George, Bertha, and John. Her sons all worked in the steel mill—Benjamin as a catcher, George a ruffer, and John an addressographer. Twenty-two year old Bertha was unemployed and probably helping her mother maintain the household and cook for the three hungry men in the house.
Bertha Smith Athya, Amanda holding
Mary Athya, Electra Smith Jack,
John Athya, and Howard Athya

Amanda’s sister Lydia died in Pittsburgh on October 2, 1923. She was buried at Vandergrift Cemetery.

Bertha finally left the home when she married a Scot, George Durie Athya, son of James Athya and Jemima Durie on June 14, 1924 in Pittsburgh. Bertha and George gave Amanda four grandchildren—John Thompson Athya, Howard George Athya, Mary Margaret Athya, and James Jem Athya.

In late 1926 or early 1927, Amanda, wanting to help her daughter Bertha with her growing family, took her two year old grandson John Athya home to stay with her and Benjamin. They planned to keep John there until Bertha got back on her feet after giving birth to her second son Howard. However, as young as John was, he decided he wanted to stay with his grandmother and uncle. He’d only been staying with them a few weeks but he had visited often so was comfortable with them. It hurt Bertha’s feelings but she realized it was best for her as living on the second floor with two children, having to carry laundry, groceries, etc. would be hard so she allowed him to stay with his grandmother and uncle.

Amanda at the far right (in apron) with the church ladies

On April 8, 1930, Amanda, Benjamin, and John lived in the Washington Township of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Benjamin was a laborer in the steel mill.

On April 5, 1940, Amanda, Benjamin, and John lived in Paulton, Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Amanda’s sister Josephine died on March 24, 1941. She was buried at Apollo Cemetery.

Amanda’s daughter Bertha and son-in-law George Athya moved in with Amanda in the early 1940s after they lost two houses—one to taxes and one when the Kiskiminetas River flooded in Apollo. Amanda was bedridden from a stroke and died of cardiac insufficiency in Washington Township on January 11, 1943. She was buried in the family plot with her husband John and daughters Edith and Helen at Riverview Cemetery in Apollo. Bertha and George moved their family to Warren, Ohio after Amanda’s death, however, John chose to continue living with Benjamin. He finally joined his family in Warren after he graduated from high school.


Friday, June 19, 2015

52 Ancestors – no. 41: Julia Lee Lankford – (week 25)

Julia Lankford Hazlett
Julia Lee Lankford, daughter of James C. Lankford and Mary Ann Wilson, was born August 1875 in Penfield, Greene County, Georgia. She was the 3rd child of 10—Homer J., Alice Beman, Julia Lee, Jessica Corinne, James Vason, Mary Corrine, Nathan Lawrence, Vincent Thomas, Oliver Wilson, and Lillie Della Lankford.

On June 10, 1880, Julia and her family lived in Falling Creek, Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Her grandparents, James Meriweather and Caroline (Hobbs) Lankford lived next door.

Julia married John Dawson Hazlett, son of James Hazlett and Ellen Mullins, on August 14, 1895 in Greene County, Georgia. Together they had three children—Mary Ellen (1896), Jessie Dell (1900), and Minnie Lee Hazlett (1903).

On June 19, 1900, Julia and John, along with daughters Mary and Jessie, rented a home in Woodville, Greene County, Georgia. John was a farmer.

Julia’s father James died on January 21, 1908 in Greene County, Georgia. He was buried at Penfield Cemetery in Penfield, Greene County, Georgia.

By April 29, 1910, Julia and her family had moved to Kingston, Morgan County, Georgia. John was enumerated as a farm laborer on a general farm. Both Julia and daughter Mary were enumerated as a farm laborer on a home farm.

Julia’s mother Mary Ann died in Penfield on March 26, 1919. She was buried beside her husband in Penfield Cemetery.

On January 16, 1920, Julia and her family lived on Larenby Street in Stag Hall, Warren County, Georgia. Their oldest daughter Mary no longer lived in the home. John had left farming behind and became a car inspector for the Georgia Railroad. Julia was able to read and write.

Julia died in Wilkes County, Georgia on September 2, 1924 at the young age of 49 from an enlarged spleen caused by leukemia. She was buried at Resthaven Cemetery in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia on September 3.

Several years ago, I connected with another researcher who inherited a box of photos, mainly from the Penfield area. The picture of the three women below was in that box. The researcher didn’t know who these three women were but luckily someone had labeled them Mrs. Hazlett, Mrs. Barnhart, and Mrs. Callaway. That told me right away who they were. They were three Lankford sisters—Mrs. Hazlett was Julia Lee Lankford Hazlett; Mrs. Barnhart was Jessica Corinne Lankford Barnhart; and Mrs. Callaway was Alice Beman Lankford Callaway, my great-grandmother. I already had a photo of Alice, but didn’t have one for Julia or Jessie so you know how exciting it is to receive a photo and be able to put a face to a name!

Julia Lankford Hazlett, Jessica Lankford Barnhart, and Alice Lankford Callaway

Photo of tombstone from David Slaton, Find A Grave Memorial #39090204

Saturday, June 13, 2015

52 Ancestors – no. 40: Anna B. Church – (week 24)

Anna B. Church
The 52 Ancestors theme this week is “Heirloom: What heirloom do you treasure? Who gave it to you? What heirloom do you wish you had?” We have several family heirlooms which I’ve already shared on this blog—a handmade baby gown worn by Benjamin Gordon Smith, a water pitcher that belonged to Electra Burnette Smith, a beautiful bubble glass chalk portrait of Bertha Edna Smith—so this week I’d like to share a large, leather bound Bible my husband inherited when my father-in-law passed away this past January. The Bible once belonged to Anna B. Church, my husband’s great-aunt, and has now been passed down at least three generations. The Bible is large—9.5 x 12 x 2.25. The pages inside the Bible are in great shape but unfortunately the spine is torn and falling apart. Anna must have had a thing for four leaf clovers because inside the Bible are lots of dried four leaf clovers along with a dried flower and leaf. Missing, however, is a record of family births, deaths, and marriages. I can’t tell you how disappointing it was to discover that this information wasn’t there! But I won’t dwell on that and will share Anna’s timeline and photos instead.

The Church Girls -
Front: Anna and Martha
Back: Jennie and Dessie
Anna B. Church, daughter of Robert Church and Lucinda Murphy, was born on December 10, 1887 in West Virginia, most likely Wetzel County. Anna was the 5th child of 11—George, Samuel C., James Benton, Jennie F., Anna B., Dessie, Charles Cleveland, Martha, William Henry, Donald Roy, and Presley Church.

On June 9, 1900, 13 year old Anna and her family lived in the Church District of Wetzel County, West Virginia. The census enumerator recorded her as Annie with her birth in February 1887. Her sister Dessie was born in February so perhaps the enumerator confused the month in recording her birth. The enumerator also recorded Anna’s mother Lucinda as the mother of 11 children, 10 of which were living. Anna’s oldest brother George was not recorded with the family so he had apparently died by the time this census was taken.

At the age of 16, Anna married Enos Perry Jackson, a short and stout, blue eyed, brown haired man 11 years her senior. The marriage was performed by James Vanhorn at her parents’ home on July 23, 1903. Perry, born in Silver Hill, Wetzel County, West Virginia on January 19, 1876, was the son of John Josiah Jackson and Lydia Ann Cain. Together Anna and Perry had two children—Otto Virgil Jackson and Carl Edwin Jackson.

Anna’s first son, Virgil, was born in Smithfield, Wetzel County, West Virginia on June 26, 1906.

Left: Full view of Bible
Center: Inside page with color artwork
Right: Regular size Bible sitting on top of Anna's Bible to compare it's size







Dried flower, leaf, and four leaf clovers found inside Anna's Bible

On April 25, 1910, Anna and Perry lived in the Grant District of Wetzel County. Perry was a salesman in a general store. They had a boarder named David Ringer (age 53, widowed, born in Pennsylvania) living in the home with them. Anna’s second son, Carl, was born in Smithfield on July 23, 1910.

Sometime before 1918, Anna and Perry divorced. Perry’s World War I registration card dated September 12, 1918 listed his son Virgil as his nearest relative so it’s assumed that Anna and Perry were divorced by this time. Perry lived in Smithfield at the time and was a clerk at Dragoo Brothers there in Smithfield.

Anna and Everett Evans
Anna married Everett Franklin Evans sometime between 1918 and 1920. Everett, the son of William (Wylie) Evans and K. Jane (maiden name unknown), was born in Marshall County, West Virginia on July 27, 1885. Everett was of medium height and build and had brown eyes and hair. He registered for the World War I draft in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia on September 19, 1918. He was 33 years old and recorded a birthdate of July 27, 1885. Everett was a teamster with C. A. Harris. His nearest relative was William Evans of Bethany, Butler County, Ohio so I assume the marriage took place after September 1918 or he would have listed Anna as his nearest relative. Anna and Everett lived in Harrison County. They did not have children of their own, nor did they ever own a car. Everett’s nickname was Short or Shorty.

On January 19, 1920, Anna and Everett lived alone on Monticello Avenue in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. Everett was a driver for a truck company. Virgil (age 13) and Carl (age 9) lived with their father, Perry, in Smithfield.

On April 11, 1930, Anna and Everett still lived on Monticello Avenue in Clarksburg. A lodger by the name of Eva Morris (18 years old and single) lived in the home with them. Everett’s occupation was recorded as driver/horses. I’m guessing the photo below had something to do with that! 


Anna’s brother, Samuel C. Church, died in the Church District of Wetzel County on June 22, 1931. He was buried at Thomas Chapel Cemetery in Wetzel County.

Anna’s father, Robert Church, died in Littleton, Wetzel County, West Virginia on November 29, 1932. Her mother, Lucinda Murphy Church, died in Littleton on January 13, 1933. Both were buried at Thomas Chapel Cemetery.

Anna’s sister, Martha Church McIntire, died in Clarksburg, on August 6, 1936. She was buried at Elkview Cemetery in Clarksburg beside her two husbands, brothers Lester and Chester McIntire.

On April 22, 1940, Anna and Everett lived on Crooked Run Road (outside of Gore) in Coal, Harrison County, West Virginia. Everett worked at the Hope Gas Company. The sixth grade was the highest that Anna had completed. Everett attended school through the 5th grade.

Anna’s sister, Dessie Church Murphy, died in Littleton on November 20, 1940. She was buried at Thomas Chapel Cemetery beside her parents.

Anna and Everett Evans

Anna’s first husband Perry died in Smithfield on September 19, 1948. The immediate cause of death was coronary thrombosis (blood clot) due to acute cholecystitis (a sudden swelling and irritation of the gallbladder). It was further noted on the death certificate that it was thought to be gallstones, possibly cancer, however it was not definitely diagnosed. Perry was buried on September 22 at Barker Cemetery in Smithfield. Ann was listed as Perry’s wife on his death certificate dated/signed September 22, 1948. The certificate recorded Anna’s age as 63 years old. Perry was a retired school teacher at the time of his death.

Anna’s brother Charles Cleveland Church died in Littleton on April 12, 1955. He was buried at Anderson-Bethel Cemetery in Littleton.


Anna died of occlusive arterial disease at Weston State Hospital in Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia on March 29, 1959. She was buried at Green Lawn Cemetery in Clarksburg. Everett died on April 2, 1964 of an intestinal hemorrhage in Clarksburg and was buried beside Anna. The Harrison County, West Virginia Index and Register of Deaths recorded his occupation as farmer and oil field worker.

Anna is a descendent of Henry “Old Hundred” Church for whom the town of Hundred was named.

Anna had two sons so I’m not sure why we have the Bible instead of Virgil or Carl, but we’ll sure take care of it while it’s in our possession. I may even add a four leaf clover to it if I come across one!

Resources:
Ancestry.com
U.S. National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus
West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Vital Records (death)

Friday, June 5, 2015

52 Ancestors – no. 39: Coraleta McWhorter – (week 23)

The 52 Ancestors theme this week is “wedding.” I myself am a June bride but I won’t be telling my story. Maybe somewhere down the road (I’m talking way down the road) the “wedding” theme will be repeated for 52 Ancestors and someone else will write my story. Instead, I’m writing about Coraleta McWhorter, another June bride and a member of the prominent McWhorter and Davison families of Greene and Clarke Counties in Georgia. The McWhorter’s and Davison’s were often in the newspapers and the wedding of Coraleta to Charles Julian Davison was definitely newsworthy.

The local reporters wrote descriptive stories detailing the flowers and clothes at the events they covered. I always find them fun to read. Below, along with my regular timeline information, I’m sharing several articles published by the Athens Banner. The first article reports on a social event for Camilla McWhorter in which Coraleta was an attendant. The remaining articles are related to Coraleta’s engagement and marriage to Julian Davison.

Coraleta McWhorter, daughter of James Vason McWhorter Sr. and Cora Stakley, was born November 21, 1890 in Georgia, most likely Greene County. She was the fifth child of seven—Robert L., Charles Stakley, James Vason Jr., Fonville, Coraleta, Lucille, and William Pope McWhorter.

On June 2, 1900, Coraleta lived with her family in the 138th District of Woodville in Greene County, Georgia. The census enumerator listed her birth year as 1891 and an age of 9 years.

Photo of Cox College and Conservatory from:
Vanishing Georgia, Georgia Division of
Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State.
During 1908 and 1909, Coraleta attended Cox College where she was a member of the Sidney Lanier Society. The Atlanta Georgian and News reported on two of the society’s annual celebrations—on February 13, 1908, Coraleta performed a reading of “To the Cuckoo” by William Wordsworth; on April 15, 1909 she played a piano solo by Edvard Grieg.

On April 20 1910, 19 year old Coraleta lived at home. The enumerator didn’t list an occupation for her nor did he indicate that she was in school. Her widowed grandmother, Nancy Pope (Thurman) McWhorter, lived in the home with them. There was also a lodger named Rebecka Cramer and a servant named Homer Cobb living in the home.

On April 23, 1912, the Athens Banner reported on page 2: To Miss Camilla McWhorter. Miss Mary Gerdine entertained yesterday afternoon in compliment to Miss McWhorter. The happy occasion was marked by a delightful informality. Miss Gerdine’s handsome home was beautifully decorated. The spacious rooms were very attractive with great bunches of dogwood blossoms, and crystal vase and baskets of pink roses banked on the mantels and cabinets. Miss McWhorter was presented a dainty piece of lingerie, the exquisite work of the charming hostess. Hand-embroidered handkerchiefs were given for the first prize. After the game delicious refreshments were served at the card tables. The guests present were the popular bride-elect Miss McWhorter, and her attendants, Mrs. Hugh Price, Miss Kathryn Erwin, Miss Mattie Wilson DuBose, Miss Caroleta McWhorter, of Woodville, Miss Annie Carlton, Miss Katie May Arnold, Miss Susie Gerdine, Miss Marion Gerdine, Mrs. Edgeworth Lamkin.

On May 6, 1913, the Athens Banner reported on page 2: M’Whorter-Davison. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Vason McWhorter, of Woodville, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Coraleta, to Mr. Charles Julian Davison, the marriage to take place Wednesday evening, June 19th, in the Baptist church at Woodville. Miss McWhorter is one of Greene county’s brightest and prettiest girls. She is a niece of Judge Hamilton McWhorter, of Athens. Mr. Davison is a prosperous young merchant of Woodville, and is the son of Mr. Robt. E. Davison, chairman of the prison commission of the state. He is a nephew of Mr. Alex Davison, of Athens.

On May 30, 1913, the Athens Banner reported on page 2: McWhorter-Davison. The following invitation has been received in the city. Mr. and Mrs. James Vason McWhorter request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Coraleta to Mr. Charles Julian Davison on the evening of Thursday the nineteenth of June at half after eight o’clock. Baptist Church, Woodville, Georgia.

Coraleta married Charles Julian Davison, son of Robert Emmett Davison and Harriett Eliza Armstrong, on June 19, 1913 at Woodville Baptist Church in Woodville, Greene County, Georgia. From the many news articles I’ve found, her husband went by Julian. Together they had two children—Robert McWhorter Davison and Charles Julian Davison Jr.

On June 21, 1913, the Athens Banner reported on page 2: McWhorter-Davison. The beautiful and interesting wedding of Miss Coralita McWhorter and Mr. Julian Davison was solemnized Thursday evening at the home of the bride in Woodville, Ga. The ceremony took place at the church in the presence of a large assemblage of friends. Rev. John Davison performed the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Prof. R. L. McWhorter of the University. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Lucile McWhorter, as maid of honor. The maids were Miss Sallie McWhorter, of Athens, Miss Sallie Davison and Miss Laride Turner, of Macon. The groom’s brother, Mr. Henry Davison, was best man. The groomsmen were Mr. Neil Gorman, Mr. Fondrill McWhorter, of Atlanta, and Mr. John Hudson. The ushers were Mr. Hart Sibley, of Union Point; Mr. Emmett Davison, of Woodville, and Mr. Jim Davison, of Greensboro. Miss Helen Davison presided at the organ accompanied by Mrs. J. K. Hackett, aunt of the bride, who rendered several beautiful vocal selections before the entrance of the wedding party. The handsome young bride was lovely in her gown of white charmeuse trimmed with exquisite lace and pearls. Her soft veil was caught with bunches of orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses and lilies. The maids were charming in picturesque gowns of green satin veiled with pink embroidered chiffon and carried numerous bouquets of Killarney roses. The church decorations were very handsome. Five white columns encircled the altar which were twined with smilax and pink and white roses. The background was formed of stately palms. The marriage ceremony was followed by a brilliant reception at the home of Mrs. R. E. Davison. The presents were very handsome attesting their popularity. The wedding of these young people was an event of state wide interest both being connected with the oldest and most prominent families of the south. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. McWhorter, of Woodville, and a relative of Judge Hamilton McWhorter’s family. Mr. Davison the groom is a nephew of Mr. Alex Davison. The wedding was characterized by elaborate and beautiful details for which happy event many out-of-town visitors were present.

Julian listed Coraleta as his nearest relative when he registered for the World War I draft on September 12, 1918. They lived in Woodville. Julian was a farmer and a merchant.

On January 8, 1920, Coraleta, Julian (enumerated as Charles J.), and their son Robert lived on Rail Road Street in the 138th District of Woodville. Julian’s parents lived two doors away.

Coraleta’s father James died in Woodville on November 27, 1920. He was buried at Woodville Cemetery. It appears that Coraleta’s mother later married a Mr. Jackson. I base this on Find A Grave Memorial# 52989817 for a Cora Stakely Jackson who was born June 1857, the same month and year I had for Cora Stakley. Obviously I need to prove this so will look for some sort of documentation.

On April 16, 1930, Coraleta and her family still lived in the 138th District of Woodville. Her husband, enumerated as Julian, was a merchant in a dry goods store. Her son Charles Jr. was enumerated as Mac.

Coraleta’s husband, Julian, died on June 22, 1934 at the age of 55 in Greene County, Georgia. He was buried at Woodville Cemetery, leaving Coraleta a widow at age 44.

Coraleta’s mother, Cora, died on January 28, 1937. She was buried at Woodville Cemetery.

On April 3, 1940, Coraleta still lived in the 138th District of Woodville. Her brother William Pope McWhorter lived with her and her two sons. The enumerator didn’t list an occupation for Coraleta. The census record indicated that Coraleta had attended college for three years.

Coraleta’s brother Charles died in San Diego, San Diego County, California on September 21, 1954. He was buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego after serving in the U.S. Navy during World Wars I and II.

Coraleta died at the age of 90 in Union Point, Greene County, Georgia on October 27, 1981. She was buried beside her husband at Woodville Cemetery.
 

References

Ancestry.com

Athens Historic Newspapers Archive, Georgia Historic Newspapers, Digital Library of Georgia

North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive, Georgia Historic Newspapers, Digital Library of Georgia

Vanishing Georgia, Georgia Division of Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State