Twiggs County, Ga
In The News 1860 - 1869
January 10, 1860
The Weekly Georgia Telegraph.
 We regret to learn that Judge Henry Faulk of Twiggs, a prominent citizen of that county died last Wednesday morning, at his residence.

January 17, 1860
Macon Weekly Telegraph
~extract~Georgia - Twiggs County. Whereas Mrs. Martha Tharpe, Guardian for the persons and property of William, James D., Ada, Augustus, Mortimer, and Georgia V. Tharp, heirs of William A. Tharp, late of said county, deceased, applies to me for letters of dismisson from said Guardianship.
Given under my hand officially at Marion, December 5, 1859. Lewis Solomon, Ordinary. Dec 13.

January 31, 1860
Federal Union
~excerpt~ ....sold on the first Tuesday in February next, Marion, Twiggs county, one house and lot in Jeffersonville, occupied by the Rev. W. R. Sterly at this time, number not fa, in favor of E. T. Sheftall, vs said Sterly..W. W. Bozeman, Sh'ff. Dec. 22, 1859.

....order for leave to sell all that portion of property which is found going to Miss Mary C. Boothe, while in life, and in and by the will of John M. Allen, late of said county, deceased, for the purpose of effecting a division of the same amongst the surviving brothers and sisters, of the said Mary C., deceased. D. G. Hughes, Executor. Marion, Dec. 6th 1859. of John S. Goodwin, late of said county, deceased, is unrepresentated and liable to loss for want of a legal representative...Marion, January 10, 1860. Lewis Solomon, Ordinary

....Bryant Asbil, applies to me for letters of Guardianship,  of the person and property of William J. Hunter, Minor heir of William Hunter, late of Lowndes county, deceased....Marion, Jan. 21d, 1860. Lewis Solomon, Ord'y

... Isham Edwards applies to me for letters of Administration on the estate of Wyatt Allen, late of said county, deceased...Lewis Solomon, Ord'y. Jan 9th, 1860.

....William A. Andrews, applies to me for letters of Administration with the will annexed, on the estate of Bennett Tull, late of said county, deceased. ..this Dec., 28th, 1859. Lewis Solomon, Ord'ry.

...William M. Bozeman, applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of Edward B. Latson, late of saidcounty deceased...Marion, January 24th, 1860. Lewis Solomon, Ord'y.

...W. D. Horne, and Archibald McAllum applies to me for letters of administration de bonis non, on the estate of Isreal Gragg, late of said county, deceased....Marion, January 25th, 1860. Lewis Solomom, Ord'y.

...W. D. Horne, and Archibald McAllum, applies to me for letters of administration de bonis non, on the estate of Andrew L. Joyner, late of said county deceased...Marion, January 25th, 1860. Lewis Solomon, Ord'y.

...Washington Tharp, applies to me for letters of Guardianship of the person and property of Thomas J. and Elizabeth Tharp, minor orphans of David Tharp, late of Louisiana, deceased...Marion, January 19th, 1860. Lewis Solomon, Ord'y.

March 24, 1860
Macon Telegraph
Notice to Debtors and Creditors. All persons indebted to the Estate of Henry Faulk, deceased,  late of Twiggs County, are requested to make immediate payment; And all persons holding claims or demands against said Estate are hereby notified that they must present them, duly authenticated, within the time prescribed by law, or this notice will be plead in bar there of. Celina Faulk, Adm'rx. march 8

April 30, 1860
Macon DailyTelegraph
DIED In this city of Brain Fever, on the night of 30th inst., in the 35th year of his age, BENJAMIN T. SMITH, formerly of Twiggs county, Ga.

June 23, 1860
Augusta Chronicle
Allen G. Beckom, Esq., of Twiggs county, died very suddenly at his residence on the 19th instant.

June 25, 1860
Macon DailyTelegraph
MARRIED. On the morning of the 12th inst., at the residence of Daniel G. Hughes, by R. R. Wimberly, Esq., Mr. Wm. Methvin and Miss Samantha Mimms, all of Twiggs Co.

July 6, 1860
Macon Weekly Telegraph
"FINE CATAWBA WINE, MADE IN 1859, by Geo. Walker." So reads the label on a bottle of this beverage, placed upon our table this morning by Mr. Walker, of Twiggs county. -
  We have heard of it and written of it before, and always in terms of commendation. It has been pronounced in Macon, by a foreign connoisseur of undoubted authority, equal to the best of the Rhine Wines. It may be had of E. Maussenet.

July 28, 1860
Macon Telegraph
Sixty days after date application will be made to the Court of Ordinary of Twiggs county for leave to sell the negroes belonging to the minors of W. W. Hodges, late of Twiggs county, deceased. Josiah Hodges, Guardian. June 29, 1860.

September 1, 1860
Macon Weekly Telegraph
  We learn that last week, a man by the name of Railey, a brother of the ex-Sheriff of Twiggs county, was instantly killed by one Hooks. The circumstances, as detailed to us, are these: -
Railey met Hooks in the road riding with his wife in a buggy, and said he would whip him (Hooks) then and there, but for the presence of his wife, but next day it should be done in his field. Accordingly, next day Railey went to the field where Hooks was at work, and inthe act of getting over the fence, was shot by Hooks, the ball passing through Railey's jaw and killing him instantly. Hooks surrounded himself to the officers of the law, but after examination was discharged from custody.

September 18, 1860
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
  Died, at the residence of Mr. Story, in Twiggs county, on the 9th inst., Dr. Anderson King, son of Wesley King, age about 22 years.
  About two months since, the writer had the pleasure of an acquaintance with Dr. King, at Ball's Church, during a Sabbath School celebration, where he delivered his first public address to the many pupils, patrons and friends that were assembled for the occasion. The addrss was chaste, eloquent, and characterized by  a spirit of true piety and humble devotion to the giver of all good gifts and graces.
  Our second visit to that Church was to meet that same assemblage, to hear the funeral preached, and to pay the last sad tribute of respect to that amiable, worthy and pious young man. "Alas how uncertain is life." A FRIEND.

November 13, 1860
Federal Union
MARRIED, On the morning of the 28th ult., at the Residence of the bride's father, in Twiggs County, by Rev. Lewis Solomon, Mr. Josiah W. Hearn, to Miss Mary Jane Ray.
  On the Morning of the 4th inst., at the house of H. M. Loyless Esq., in Marion, Ga., by Rev. Lewis Solomon, Mr. William Odaniel to Miss Elizabeth M. Land, all of Twiggs Co., Ga.


March 6, 1861
Macon Telegraph
   MARRIED, At the residence of Ephraim Pouder, Esq., Burke co., Ga, on the 27th ult. by the Rev. Mr. McGehee,Miss Mollie M. Roberts, of Burke county, and Capt. James M. Folsom, of Twiggs county.

March 28, 1861
Macon Daily Telegraph
~extract~DIED, At his residence in Twiggs county, on the 17th inst., after a protracted illness, Mr. John Gallemore, in his 74th year. Mr. Gallemore was born in Edgefield Distr., S. C., April 5th, 1787, and removed to Georgia.

May 14, 1861
Macon Daily Telegraph
CIRCUMSTANCE WORTHY OF NOTE.   A few days ago at the Bluff Road depot on the Macon and Brunswick Railroad, where the Twiggs Guards were assembled under the command of Capt. Barclay, Mr. Wilkinson Smallwood offered his services as a soldier, remarking at the time that he was tired of shooting squirrels, and that he wanted to go in quest of game of larger size.
  Mr. Smallwood is fifty-five years of age, though stout, and strong as a Buffalo and game to the bone. Plenty of such men would make Yankeedodledom hark from the tombs. B. H. W.
(Note: He died Aug. 27, 1862 at Richmond, Va.)

May 31, 1861
Macon Daily Telegraph
Citizens of Twiggs.   The emergency now before us calls for immediate effort in behalf of our brave and patriotic Company under command of Capt. J. W. Folson, now in station in Portsmouth, Va. I therefore make this appeal to your generosity at the instance of D. F. Hughes, R. R. Slappy, E. E. Crocker, and other good citizens - hereby inviting the personal attendance of the ladies and gentlemen in the vicinities of the following named places in said county, to-wit:
  At Concord Church on Thursday the 30 inst., at Baptist Church near W. T. Vaughns on Friday 31st, at Clear Creek near R. R. Slappys on Tuesday 4th june next, as General Myrick's Mills or Church House nearby on Thursday ,-th, at Antioch Church on Friday 7th, at Davidsons Academy near Capt. Barclay's on Saturday -the, at Stone Creek Church on Monday 10th June.
  It is hoped earnestly these meetings will be fully attended. One of the above named persons or the subscriber will deliver short addresses at each place and time appointed, in behalf of the soldiers of our county and for other purposes connected with this comfort, &e. Lewis Solomon, Chairman Central Committee. may 24

September 14, 1861
Macon Daily Telegraph
~excerpt  DIED, in Marion, Twiggs county, on the evening of the 18th inst., of Pulmonary Consumption, Mr. JAMES LOYLESS EVANS, age 22 years, 9 months and 18 days...
  The subject of this notice was an only son of a widowed mother....

September 20, 1861
Macon Daily Telegraph
September 16, 1861. Editors Daily Telegraph.
  The Ladies' Soldiers' Relief Society, of Stone Creek, Twiggs County, grateful acknowledge the following donations received:
  Mrs. M. Hardin, 1 pair sheets, 1 pair pillow cases, 1 towel.   Mrs. E. Fitzpatrick, 1 pair sheets, 1 pair pillow cases, 1 towel, 2 blankets.
  Mrs. N. Nelson, 1 pair sheets, 1 pair pillow cases, 1 towel, 1 blanket.   Mrs. M. Epps, 1 pair sheets, 1 pair pillow cases, 1 towel
  Mrs. A. Riggins, 1 sheet, 1 pair pillow cases, 1 towel.   Mrs. R. Pearson, 1 sheet, 1 pair pillow cashes, 6 pairs socks.   Miss Fannie Tharp, 1 pair sheets, 1 pair pillow cases, 2 towels, 2 blankets, 2 pair socks.   Mrs. Denson, 1 sheet, 1 pillow case, 1 towel. Miss Rossie Davis, 1 pair sheets, 1 pair pillow cases, 2 towels.  Mrs. E. Hinson, 1 pair sheets, 1 pair pillow cases, 1 towel. Miss Lou Chappell, 1 pair sheets, 1 pair pillow cases, 1 towel. Mrs. Mary Tharp, 1 sheet, 1 pair pillow cases, 1 towel.  Mrs. M. Nash, 1 pair sheets, 2 pair pillow cases, 2 towels, 4 blankets, $5. Mrs. M. Tharp, 1 sheet, 1 pair pillow cases, 2 towels. Mrs. Ann Solomon, 1 blanket. Mrs. A. Newman, 1 blanket. Mrs. P. Davis, 1 blanket. Mrs. Cordelia Tharp, 4 pair socks.  Mr. John A. Nelson $20.00.   Mr. John Fitzpatrick 15.00. Mr. John Denson 5.00. Mr. John Davis 3.00. Mr. J. C. Epps 5.00. Mr. E. Hinson 2.00. Mr. J. Andrews 2.00. Mr. Abish Andrews 5.00. Mr. Henry Durden 1.00. Mr. Wm. Hearn 1.00. Mr. Elias Jones 1.00. Mr. J. S. Williams 10.00. Mr. T. Pace 6.00. Mr. John Pearse 2.00. Mr. L. L. Hardin 7.00. Mr. James Wall 6.00. Dr. H. Wimberly 5.00. Col. Crocker 2.00. Dr. Newman 1.00. Mr. Ave Lanier 2.00. Mr. H. E. Solomon 10.00. Mr. T. Carroll 1.00. Mr. Henry Solomon 5.00. Mr. Hardy Solomon 7.00. Miss M. J. Waters 2.00. Mr. Martin Hardin 1.00. Mr. Wm. Reid 5.00. Mr. Wm. Faulk 2.00. Mr. Wm. Andrews 2.00. Mr. S. J. Bond 2.00. Mr. J. T. Glover 2.00. Mrs. L. Johnson 2.00. Mr. R. Averet 2.00. Rev. C. A. Tharp 5.00. Mr. J. A. Tharp 5.00. Mr. J. D. Tharp 4.00. Mr. Hudson Tharp 4.00. Mr. G. B. Hues 1.00. Mr. A. E. Nash 5.00.
Thirty-five members of the Society have each furnished 1 pair socks, 1 pair gloves, 1 pair drawers. Mrs. Mary Hardin, President.
Mrs. Mary Tharp. Secretary.

September 28, 1861
Macon Telegraph
Died, on the 17th of September, at his residence in Twiggs county, Mr. ABISHEA ANDREWS aged 61 years. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church, his illness was very brief, he did not think he was dangerously attacked; yet we trust he was prepared to enter the vale of death. He was an honest, energetic and industrious man. His loss will be deeply feldt in all the relations of life as husband, fater, and master, his loss is irreparable.
  An honest man is the noblest work of God. May he rest in peace.

October 17, 1861
Macon Telegraph
MARRIED. In Twiggs county, on the 10th inst., T. E. McCrea to Miss Josephine Hughes.

November 5, 1861
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
A Good Finishing Tanner, well recommended for industry and moral worth, can get employment at liberal wages, by addressing F.A. FINCH, or C. A. SOLOMON, at Marion, Twiggs county, within sixty days from date.
Marion, November 1st, 1861


January 3, 1862
Macon Daily Telegraph
HOMICIDE IN TWIGGS  - We regret to learn that a difficulty occurred in Twiggs county, on Wednesday, in which Mr.
James Monroe Ware was killed and Mr. Newby mortally wounded. We have not learned how the affair commenced.

January 4, 1862
Macon Daily Telegraph
MARRIED. On the evening of the 2d instant, by Rev. Lewis Solomon, at the residence of the bride's mother, in Twiggs county, Ga., Mr. Kimbril F. Burkett to Miss Louisa M. Chappell, all of said county.

January 14, 1862
Southern Recorder
DIED. Near Portsmouth, Va., on 16 ult, of typhoid fever, Lieut. JOEL J. DENSON, of the "Twiggs Volunteers," 4th Georgia Regiment.

January 24, 1862
Macon Daily Telegraph
MARRIED. On the evening of the 20th inst., by Rev. Lewis Solomon, Mr. Tilman S. Dinson (Denson) to Miss Julia A. Read, all of Twiggs county, Ga.

March 7, 1862
Macon Weekly Telegraph
To the Heirs and Distributees of Thos. Moore, Late of Twiggs Co., Dec'd. You are hereby notified that I shall apply to the Ordinary of said county on the first Monday in April next, for an order to divide the negroes belonging to said estate. A. H. Moore, Adm'r. Marion, Nov. 21, 1861.

March 10, 1862
Macon Telegraph
   The 4th of March found not only all the men but a large number of patriotic women of Twiggs, assembled at Marion, for the purpose of responding to the requisition made by Gov. Brown for troops for the war. The quota of Twiggs was forty-eight men.
  The gallant Colonel, Daniel G. Hughes, having his regiment in line, made the announcement and called for volunteers, when our astute friend, Daniel Bullard, Esq., judging other men by his own feelings, slyly made his way to the group of ladies gathered near the stand, and suggested to them to fall in as volunteers. No sooner said than done, and the volunteer line was filled with a bevy of as beautiful and high souled women as ever made lovers' hearts beat quickly. This was too much for the men of Twiggs, and instantly a rush was made to fill the ranks, and in a few moments eighty fine, stalwart and brave soldiers responded to the call. We suggest, if another demand is made for troops, that "Bullard's trick" shall be played on every muster ground in the Confederate States, and our word for it there will be no lack of men to fill the ranks of our patriot army. Good for Bullard-better for the women of Twiggs.

March 13, 1862
Macon Weekly Telegraph
  Sixty days after date application will be made to the Ordinary of Twiggs county, Ga., for leave to sell all the real estate belonging to the estate of Abisha Andrews, deceased. John R. Andrews, Wm. A. Andrews, Administrators. mar 11.

April 2, 1862
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Editor Telegraph - Knowing that many fathers and mothers in old Twiggs would be glad to hear from the Slappey Guards, I pen a few lines for your paper, as it has a very extensive circulation in our county. We all arrived safely at Camp Davis, and while there had some sickness, as we were exposed considerably to heavy rains. To say that the Slappey Guards compared favorably with any company at Camp Davis, is not saying enough, for I really believe ours was the best looking men in camp. We remained there several days, and before we left, the ground was arranged, the officers in command having every stump dug up and every street put in fine order. Our boys worked well, and as they had left home to fight, being very anxious to whip the enemy and return home at once, their portion of work assigned them had a great tendency to cool them down. In truth, one of our men said positively he would not eat any more until he was better satisfied. I presume his dissatisfaction occurred from the fact of a battle being delayed so long. He did not eat any at all in two days, but by persuasion of friends his determination was changed. So long then as we have such men as Mr. R__, (near Jeffersonville, Ga.,) in our ranks, we have nothing to fear. Upon last Saturday the election of field officers came off, the result of which you have long since heard. Permit me here to state that our gallant Captain, U. A. Rice, at one time, could have been elected Colonel of the 49th Regiment, but on account of very unfair wire pulling he withdrew his name. A high sense of honor prompted him to do so. He, in my judgment, was by far the best drilled officer at Camp Davis. Suffice it to say that the Slappey Guards are commanded by  a gentleman of the purest stamp. It will be gratifying to the friends of Dr. Wm. T. Zachery to learn that he was offered the appointment of First Surgeon of the 49th Regiment, but his kind heart prompted him to remain quietly with his own little band. He was one of the examining physicians at Camp Davis, and his report gave him great credit throughout the whole camp. His easy and graceful manner, together with his ready competency, gained for him the highest position had he seen proper to accept. Again, our company went into Gibson's Regiment at a late hour, and even then he was tendered the position of Assistant Surgeon, and we cannot prevail on him to take it. Those of our fathers and mothers who have sons here owe Dr. W.T.C. no little gratitude, for his attention to the company is without an equal. Our esteemed friend J.B.W., is as fat as ever, and "double quicks" finely, and will make a splendid officer. Lieut. H. L. S. grieved a few days "about the pretty girls left behind him," but now he is at his post and does his entire duty. I find him to be full of business and will at all times do himself credit. In fact all of our men seem determined to be useful to their country. I say this from the fact that I have been in camps two and a half weeks, and know their feelings. The election, as I started to mention above, took place at Camp Davis last Saturday evening, resulting as follows: Wm. Gibson, of Richmond for Colonel; R. W. Carswell, of Jefferson, for Lieut. Col.; and J. Randolph Whitehead, for Major, (of Burke.) The latter gentleman I know well, being an old college mate of mine, at Athens, Ga. I am proud our boys are with him, from the fact that I know him to be generous and kind. He is well known to the country as Jack Whitehead, and I would here respectfully say to his friends that Jack knows his duty and will perform it. Very soon after said election, this Regiment, the 48th, ordered to Pocotaligo, )pronounced Poke-he-tail-he-go) South Carolina. The origin and pronunciation of this word I will explain to my friends when I get home. As soon as possible our boys arranged their household, preparatory to travel. After traveling some 85 miles on the Central, Charleston and Savannah Railroad we were ordered to halt at Grahams Station. There we took of our baggage &c., and rested for farther orders, which we received in a very short time. We are now in camp about one mile from the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, near Grahamville, one of the prettiest villages i ever saw. It contains about five hundred inhabitants, who are intelligent, industrious, and you can see hospitality pictured upon every face. We are twenty miles from Port Royal, and seven miles from the coast. I am creditably informed that there are fifty thousand of the enemy upon that Island, busily at work.  They have captured a great many negroes, who, however, are making their escape upon every possible opportunity.
   They (the enemy) call Port Royal "The New South,"   but no addition can, as yet, be made to it. South Carolina is doing what she promised to do. I find Carolinians here in service over sixty years of age, and they are determined to see this war to the end or die on the field. There are strong forces here, and I would be please to give a full history of their preparations, but  I am not authorized to do so; it being against special orders. I will state however, that it is understood here that the enemy design taking possession of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad at the bridge  across the Savannah river, but before they do it they will have a heavy and protracted fight. These forces are commanded by Gen. D. S. Donelson of Tennessee. He and his family are in Grahamville. The General is in fine health-very plain and agreeable, and is about sixty years old. His mind is fully fixed upon the duties of his position.
   The 48th Regiment numbers 843 men, and they are upon beautiful ground, being the old militia parade ground of this district. It is well improved, and I think healthy. I would be pleased to give my friends in Twiggs county a full history of our coast defences, but it is not allowed; yet I will say we need more men. I learn this morning Governor Brown will soon call for twelve thousand more men. If so, why will not our county furnish a sufficient quota to the four companies now in the field from noble old Twiggs. I cannot close my letter without saying something to my fellow citizens upon the subject of planting corn. I have been somewhat on this and the Georgia coast, and I must say we have much to fear in the way of provisions.
   There is but little farming going on along the Georgia coast and this, and I am force to say, from the facts before me, that he who would fail to make a full share of provision, gives a severe stab to his country.
  I have very often thought of our meeting in Twiggs county, relative to a cotton crop where it was agreed upon to plant one-fourth of a crop to the land. I must state, I am now urged to say, we were wrong, and Judge Wm. S. Kelly in his opposition to our resolutions was right, and his arguments were formed upon a sold and correct basis. I see it now and feel it. The whole South should plant an abundance of corn-or we are ruined. In fact we should plant no cotton only for home purposes. The horses here at this time are being fed on rice, and corn is now very scarce. We have no use for cotton now, but meat and bread we must have; therefore see the responsibility resting upon every planter. Cotton will not pay debts, and it has failed to answer our purposes. I know it is pleasant to make cotton, or has been, rather, and if we continue its culture for the present, we subjugate ourselves. Let the debt alone. We have not time to study about them. Every honest man pays a debt with pride, but now we should turn our whole attention to this crisis, this war, and give all we have, yea, place our lives upon the altar of liberty, to obtain our rights, and protect the character and institutions of the South, against the slanders of the North. The sword is now drawn by a strong army, and every planter should remember that we must live and fight upon our own resources. We have nothing to hope from the action of England and France-nothing to hope from any source except from the Supreme ruler of the Universe - the wisdom and strength of our leaders - the strong arms and stout hearts of Southern men and the patriotic and generous impulses of the women of the South. The Confederacy must and will depend upon its own resources for strength sufficient to carry through every trial and contest now before it, otherwise we fall an easy prey before the enemy. A hint to the "wise is sufficient" on the subject. I would respectfully ask, in conclusion, upon this point, that our country should study its duty well, and then do it.
  We who live in the interior are blessed somewhat, but we must as a people defend our neighbor as well as ourselves. We cannot be conquered if we just feed our soldiers, and he who fails to do his duty in this respect is a traitor and does not know what freedom means, and should be hung at once to make room for true men.
  Once more, can we do anything in our county towards a preparation for making salt. It would be a good thing if every county in our State would aid in this work. We need everything, from a "pin to a cannon." The season for solar evaporation I learn is near at hand, and we trust the article will not be higher than in the war of 1812-1815. Yet it will be, if we fail to give it immediate attention. Why not Twiggs county take a sufficiency of hands, go immediately to work, and furnish her people with this article at fair prices. I leave this to older and wiser heads. Trusting something will be done on this subject, I must now close by saying, we are expecting a fight here every day, and whenever the first cannon roars, it will do our boys good to hear it as a signal for battle. Very respectfully, D. G. HUGHES..

April 17, 1862
Macon Weekly Telegraph
~excerpt~ Died, on the 2d inst., WILLIAM S LINGO, of Twiggs county, Ga., in the thirty-six year of his age. ..

May 19, 1862
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Notice To Debtors and Creditors. All persons indebted to the estate of James Bryan, late of Twiggs county, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment, and all persons holding demands against the estate will please hand them to me only authenticated in terms of law. M. E. Slappy, Ex'r. may 5

June 27, 1862
Macon Weekly Telegraph
  Died on Tuesday morning, the 17th inst., near Marion, Twiggs county, Virginia A., wife of William Faulk, in the thirty-fifth year of her age. (note: member of Richland Baptist Church, called Jeana, survivors husband, children.)

June 26, 1862
Macon Daily Telegraph
  Died in the Hospital in Va., June 27th, J. H. Perry from the effects of a gun-shot wound in the lungs, received in the engagement before Richmond, June 26th, 1862.

July 14, 1862
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
In the Slappey Guards, during the recent battles on the Chickahominy, Va.
Sergt. R. F. Averett, slightly wounded
Private Jas. N. Rogers, slightly wounded
Wm. Hinson, wounded in leg
John Fountain, wounded in hand
P. H. Ward, wounded slightly
W. N. Kendrick, slightly wounded
R. W. Paul, wounded in hand.
J. W. Hearn, wounded slightly
Gat. Manning, seriously wounded
Henry Martin, slightly wounded
Josiah Stevens, slightly wounded
Tilman R. Moore, wounded in head
Daniel Jarvis, slightly wounded
Seaborn Taylor, finger shot off
U. A. RICE, Capt. Comd'g Slappey Guards, 48th Ga.

July 18, 1862
Macon Telegraph
~EXCERPT~  REPORT OF CASUALTIES In the 6th Regiment Twiggs Volunteers, commander by Lieutenant Colonel Jas. M. Newton, in the
battles before Richmond, on June 27th and July 1st, 1862.
Company J. Lieut. J. M. Nelson
June 27th - Killed-Privates J B Andrews,Henry Bunn
June 27th  - Wounded dangerously - Privates H. H. Bullard, Wm. Chitty, A. R. Wynn
Wounded severely - Privates Everett Floyd, O. A. Herrington, H. W. Solomon, W. L. Kitchens, J. R. Paul
Wounded slightly - Privates, Wm Bell, W. W. Bozeman, W. J. Rooks
July 1st - Killed -Lieut J. M. Nelson, Serg't J. N. Brown
Wounded severely - Corp'l A. D. Sessions.

September 15, 1862
Macon Telegraph
FAULK INVINCIBLES. Gordon, Wilkinson county, Ga., Sept. 12
  Editor Telegraph: The following are the casualties of the Faulk Invincibles, 26th Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, on the 28th Aug:
Killed-Sergeant Radford, Corporal Hammock, Private Polk.
  Wounded - Lieut. Col. E. S. Griffin, severely in the neck and shoulder; Wm. Crawford, Allen Pruitt, John Rickerson, Wm. L. Lamb, severely; Richard McConnel and Corporal McLain.
  The wounded are all doing well. Col. Griffin has just returned home much exhausted and fatigued from the last severe service through which he has passed. His wounds are very severe but with all his sufferings and hardships he still possesses the same "flow of soul," and cheerfulness, and happy spirit. TWIGGS.

September 23, 1862
Macon Daily Telegraph
Land for Sale! The subscriber offers for sale a Plantation of 1200 acres on the Macon & B. R. R. in Twiggs county. This Land lies between Flat Creek and Savage Creek, and includes a  great deal of very rich Swamp Land. 600 acres are in a good state of cultivation 450 Upland and 150 River Bottom. The improvements consist of an excellent Dwelling House, good Negro Cabins and all necessary outbuildings.
  Persons wishing a nice place, blessed with a great many conveniences, would do well to call on me. The terms can be known by addressing me at Marion, Twiggs county, or by application on the premises where I love. G. W. BRYAN. sep 11

September 26, 1862
Macon Telegraph
Twiggs Lodge, No.  164, Sept. 6th, 1862.
   Among the many melancholy deaths caused by the present war are compelled to chronicle those of our brethren, WM. J. HAMMOCK, JAMES N. BROWN, and RUFFIN A. SOLOMAN. In April, 1861, brother Hammock, inspired with pure and patriotic motives, left his native county (Twiggs) with the christian's assurance that a kind Providence would protect his affectionate wife and "little ones" and entered the 4th  Regiment, Ga. Vols. He performed all the duties required of him and yielded to all the hardships and privations attendant upon long and tiresome marches without a murmur. But he has sacrificed what thousands have and we we fear thousands more will be compelled to. On the 25th of June, 1862, our worthy brother fell on the battle field at King's School House, near Richmond, a martyr to his country's cause.
   Our brother Brown, actuated by motives that ought to move every patriotic heart, went to Virginia with the Twiggs Guards in May, 1961, with the 6th Ga. Regiment and fell at the battle of Malver Hill on the 1st of July,1862.
   Our brother Solomon relinquished the pleasures and comforts of home at the same time that brother Brown did, anxious to battle for his country's rights, but unlike the other brothers he lingered for months with disease that  proved fatal on the 3d of August, 1862, in the Hospital near Richmond Va.
  In token of our respect for our deceased brothers, be it
   Resolved, That the members of this Lodge wear the ususal badge of mourning for thirty days, and that the jewels and implements of the Lodge be draped in mourning for the same space and time.
   Resolved, That while our army has lost three of its best soldiers, thiscounty has sustained an irreparable loss.
   Resolved, That while we condole with relations and friends of the deceased, will strive to emulate their exemplary lives so that their loss many be our gain.
   Resolved, That a blank page on our minutes be appropriated to the memory of each of our decesed brethern.
    Ordered by the Lodge that the secretary furnish the families of the deceased each with a copy of these proceedings.
    Ordered by the Lodge that these proceedings be published one time in the Macon Daily Telegraph.
   A true extract from the minutes of Twiggs Lodge No. 164, this Sept. 22d, 1862. W. NEEL, Sec'y.

 September 29, 1862
Macon Daily Telegraph
   ~excerpt~      Killed in the battle of Mansesas, on the 30th of August last, Serg'tBENJAMIN J. McCREA, son of Gustavus and Wealthy McCrea, aged eighteen years and six months. He was a member of the Slappey Guards 48th Ga. Reg. I remember well the day he gave his name to that Company, and notwithstanding his aged parents were grieved to see him leave, they gave him to the call of his country, trusting soon to welcome him home. But, alas! alas! instead of beholding him with that joy so sweet to a parent's heart, they received a notice by letter from an officer in his company, with these solemn words: "Ben was shot through the head and killed almost instantly. He died at his post discharging his duty faithfully," We mourn the loss of one so young, so good, so full of health, but oh! how dreadful the truth, "in the midst of life we are in death."
  It is so pleasant to praise the dead that the rules of truth and justice are easily violated in the effort; but they are respected to the letter when it is said of this early lost one, that he was strictly religious, having joining the Methodist church at Mary Chapel in August, 1860, since which time we have reason to believe he has sustained a character true and spotless.
September 30, 1862
Macon Telegraph
Georgia, Twiggs County: By an order of the Honorable the Ordinary of said county, will be sold before the Court House door in said county, between the usual hours of sale, on the first Tuesday in December next, all the real estate belonging to the estate of Abisha Andrews late of said county, deceased, except such portion as may be taken by the widow for her dower. Terms Cash. John R. Andrews, Wm. A. Andrews, Adm'rs. sep 8
October 14, 1862
Macon Telegraph
CASUALTIES IN THE SLAPPY GUARDS, at the Battles of Manassas and Sharpsburg,
Killed - B McCrea
Wounded severely - Jas M Rodgers, Green W Bateman, Jas Baners
  Wounded slightly - Sergt M Goodman; Privates Jno Linton, Thos O'Neal, George R Asbell, S F Asbell.
Killed - None that we know.
Wounded severely - J W Ard, in the hands of the enemy.
Wounded slightly - W H Pace
Missing - John Treadwell, supposed to be killed

October 21, 1862
Southern Recorder
LIST OF CASUALTIES Of the 6th Ga. Reg't in the battle of Sharpsburg Mid, Sept. 16th and 17th.
COMPANY I. (Twigg's Guards)
Killed - Lieut F. E. Wimberly.
Wounded - Corp F M Johnson, Ira Bullard, Thos Arrington, Privates Wm. Bozeman, W Edwards, R H Coley, Thos Thompson, W A Edmonds.
Missing - Sergt S D Lamb, H H Bullard, W F Lamb, W S Lee, J Newby, J T Combs, W C Evans, D D Davis, Isaac Norris, W W Glover.
  Alex Martin (49 Ga.) wounded

November 24, 1862
Macon Telegraph
~excerpt~ TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. In Camp Near Culpepper C. H. Va. November 5th, 1862
  At a meeting of the Slappy Guards held this day the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:
 That, Whereas, the insatiable archer death has again entered our ranks and singled out for its victim a shining and noble mark in the person of 1st Lieut. H. L. Solomon.

December 19, 1862
Macon Weekly Telegraph
NOTICE. Agreeable to an order from the Ordinary of Twiggs county, will be sold, on the 1st Tuesday in January next, at the Court House in Marion, 1/2 lot of land No. 411, in the 7th district, in said county, containing 101¼ acres, more or less. Sold under the encumbrance of the widow's dower and for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of Isaac Young, deceased. Isaac Carroll, Administrator. November 3d, 1862.

December 30, 1862
Macon Daily Telegraph
Died, on Sunday, the 14th of December 1862, in Schley County, Georgia, Mrs. Josephine Rowland, wife of Dr. W. Rowland, of that place.
  Mrs. Rowland was born in Lawrence County in this State, on the 30th of October, 1830, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Swinney, both long dead; and was the sister of Dr. E. B. Swinney, who, together with almost all her blood relations, departed his life at an early age.
  Her marriage with Dr. Rowland took place on the 23d of January, 1848, in Twiggs County, at the residence of her father and during the period of their happy married life, she became the mother of 6 children, 3 of whom have gone before her, and 3 remain to comfort, as they may the last days of their heart broken father, whose own health is such as precludes the he hope that real orphanage can be long averted.


January 3, 1863
Macon Daily Telegraph
Obituary. I yesterday witnessed the last tribute of respect paid to the memory of our departed friend Lieut. W. J. Solomon, Company B, 14th Georgia Regiment, by his brother Masons, but feel it incumbent upon myself to remind the friends and relatives of
the deceased though he has passed from earth, his weary sold has winged its rap'd flight to heaven, and his wounded and mangled head is now pillowed upon the bosom of Jesus, leaving an example that all might be proud to follow, he proudly wears his laurels.
  Obedient to his country's call he left his home on the morning of the 14th of July, 1861, and having endured all the privations of a campaign in Western Virginia saying nothing of the many battles in which he so nobly served, he at last fell mortally wounded on Saturday the 13th of December, when so many of our gallant Georgia's sacrificed their lives on the altar of their country. He died as a true and devoted patriot, defending his country from the iron heel of a _ton and reckless foe, having willingly shared the hardships incident to the life of a soldier; not for one moment shrinking from the responsibility resting upon himself.
  He has left an aged father and mother to mourn his loss, a wife and infant boy, scarcely able to list the name of the loved and lost, to strew is grave with flowers of remberance, sisters and brothers to share true bereavement; out cease your mourning mother, father, God in is infinite mercy has give you what you so devoutly prayed for "strength to endure it," young wife teach your hear to say what your lips so oft have said, "Thy will be done," remember that though  blinded both mentally and physically, his dying heart still beat for thee, and his lips now cold in death sealed themselves with your cherished name, and remember too, that though you have loved him with a woman's devotion, God has promised to be a father to the fatherless, and a husband to the widow.
  I know in conclusion, that the relatives and friends of the deceased do most earnestly tender their thanks to his gallant nurse, who with womanly tenderness soothing his dying pillow. S. P. W. Gordon, Georgia, December 30, 1862.

January 31, 1863
Macon Daily Telegraph
MARRIED In Twiggs county, Ga., on the 15th of January, by Isaac Meadows, Esq., E. J. Collins, to Mrs. Louisa M. Ware - both of said county.

February 6, 1863
Macon Daily Telegraph
Notice to Debtors and Creditors, All persons indebted to the estate of Jacob Jordan, late of Twiggs County, deceased are requested to make me immediate payment; all persons having demands against said estate are requested to hand them to me, proven in due form of the law. January 19th, 1864. WILLIAM KITCHENS, Administrator. jan 22

February 27, 1863
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Notice. All persons indebted to the estate of Thomas S. Chappel, late of Twiggs County, deceased are requested to make immediate payment, or their notes will be put in suit, and those having demands against said estate will present them
to me, in terms of law, for liquidation. A. E. Nash

March 12, 1863
Macon Telegraph
  Died, near Marion, Twiggs County, on the 27th February last, Mary E., only child of Maj. Etheldred and Mary A. Griffin, aged eleven months and twenty-eight days.
  She had but passed through the measles and reclaimed her usual sprightliness of body and intellect, giving renewed and stronger affections to her parents, when the Scarlet Fever followed and in a few short days felled its victim in death.
  Parents, relatives and friends have the highest consolation left them, God has said, "suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."
So fades the lovely blooming flower,
Frail smiling solace of an hour;
So soon our transient comforts fly
And pleasure only bloom to die.

March 27, 1863
Macon Telegraph
~excerpt~ DIED, in Lynchburg, Virginia, in December last, P. H. Ward, a member of the "Slappey Guards," from Twiggs County, Georgia.

April 14, 1863
Macon Telegraph
  Died, in Twiggs County, on the 7th of March, 1863,John B. Ray.
  Early in the summer of 1861 he answered to a bleeding country's wail, and for several months nobly performed the duties of a brave and gallant soldier. "Twas while far away from his native land, that the hand of disease was laid upon him; he returned home.
"No mother's gentle voice was there, of love and hope to speak,
No sister's gentle hand to cool the fevered brow and cheek, "
  But an aged farmer was there, to welcome his loved boy -  and a brother met him on the threshold to cheer him with words and deeds of kindness.
  Yes, he has left us, gone in the flush of youth, passed like a dream away. Gone ere his heart had felt the blight of care, or the stern world had soiled his spirits truth.
  By his noble conduct he had won for himself a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and during his protracted illness they gathered around his couch, endeavoring by words and acts of love and friendship to save him from the monster death. But alas! they watched in van, for he was destined for a life beyond the skies, a life of peace and happiness.
  Then weep not brother as those who mourn without a hope.
Farewell Johnnie
To thee, we trust a happier life is given;
One tie to earth for us hath loosed its spell,
Another formed for Heaven.
A FRIEND. Bibb County Ga. April 14, 1863.

April 22, 1863
Macon Daily Telegraph
  ~Excerpt~ DIED, in Twiggs County, April 11th, after an illness of one week, Mrs. Lucy Ann, wife of Rev. Lewis Solomon, aged 45 years.
  It is with feelings of the deepest regret that we chronicle the death of Mrs. Solomon. But God in his providence has seen fit to remove her from our midst. She has left a husband and nine children to mourn her loss, and her death has caused a vacuum in our midst which time can never fill, for as a wife there is none can surpass her, as a mother, nome more fond or affectionate.

May 12, 1863
Southern Recorder
   ~excerpt~ Died, on the 26th day of December, 1862, in the defence of his country, at Chattanooga, Tenn. of Pneumonia,JOHN B. MEADOWS, in the 34th year of his age, son of Isaac H. Meadows, of Twiggs county, Ga.
  Died, on the 7th of March, 1863, in the defence of his country, near Gaines Station, in Virginia, of Typhoid Pneumonia, PETER C. MEADOWS, in the 19th year of his age, the youngest son of Isaac H. Meadows of Twiggs county, Georgia.

May 12, 1863
Macon Telegraph
CASUALTIES Of Company G., Twiggs County,48th Regiment Ga. Vols, up to the Morning of the 4th.
    Killed - Capt. Wm. N. Kendrick and T. A. Berry
    Wounded - Wm Lee, in hand; G R. Asbell, in hand; J C Herring, in hand; L F Crawford, in hand; J A McCrea, in arm, John Linton, in arm; Robert Belcher, in arm; B Parker, in hands; K Parker, in hand; A J Ard, in arm; John Fowler in head and shoulder; J G Andrews, in hand; Robins Andrews, in foot - none dangerously.  J. A. M.

May 21, 1863
Macon Daily Telegraph
~excerpt~  DIED, near Richmond, Va., on the 23th of July, 1863, Tilman S. Denson, of Company G, 48th Regiment Ga., Volunteers, son of John H. and Elizabeth Denson, of Twiggs County, Ga.

May 28, 1863
Macon Telegraph
Editor Telegraph: I send you a list of the casualties of the Twiggs Volunteers, accompanied with a few of the particulars of our recent engagement at Chancellorsville, for publication. On Wednesday, the 29th of April, we left our camps, at an early hour in the day, as the thundering of cannon at no great distance from us indicated that our exertions for the defence of our country would soon be needed. We marched down near Fredericksburg, near the scene of action, formed a line of battle, remaining in that position until the morning of the 1st of May, listening at a heavy artillery duel. About three oc'clock we wer ordered to march. Conducted by our gallant leader, Gen. Jackson, along the enemy's front, skirmishing with them clear through until he turned their right flank, where he threw us forward on what is known by the name of the plank road, leading from Fredericksburg to Orange Court-house.
   The enemy being in position on this road, well intrenched, General Rhodes command was placed on the left of the road, and Gen. Doles' command on the right, with a strong reserve. About 4 o'clock Saturday evening, the 2d inst, we were ordered to advance upon the enemy, and, going upon them with such a rush, seemed to give them such a panic that they fled, leaving everything behind that would be a hindrance to their velocity, hotly pursued by our forces. They soon brought a battery to bear upon us which soon fell into our hands; and a second one was brought up and was soon captured and sent to our rear, and still we continued the chase, over breastworks, until we had driven them about two miles, where we halted at about six o'clock.
   It seems to me that I never saw as many knapsacks, india-rubber clothes, haversacks and canteens, and several other articles that are useful to soldiers, left on one field. Early on Sunday 3d we were ordered up to assist in taking a battery that was playing destruction in our ranks, strongly supported by infantry. We charged through an open field, to all appearances was raining iron and lead at the rate of fifty thousand bushels per mintue, and yet our gallant little company flinched not, and never did men stare death stronger in the face that they did on that day, notwithstanding, they were exposed to a cross fire several times, as will be seen in the list of casualties.  Among the killed in Twiggs Volunteers, are John T. Moore, Asa Burkett, Wm N. Evans, Thos. Proctor, John Henderson, Calvin Helkins, and Eugene Lagrange. The wound are as follows:
   Lt L A Nash, in knee; Lt S Tharp, in hip slightly; R H Arrington, lost one arm; Jas Kennington, in neck severely; Allen Williams, in thigh; W B Hardy, in leg;
J Wester, shocked by a shell; James Witt, in side; J M Martin, J. D. Collins and D J Ryle, all slightly.
  Never did men show a more gallant and determined spirit than the Twiggs Volunteers. I would say for the benefit of all bereaved friends, that the deceased were all buried in due time, and as decent as is customary in uch cases. Our camp looks very sad and gloomy since the battle, and the shock ouf our much loved General Jackson, gives us renewed pain.
    There is but very little sickness in our camps at this time, and we quietly awaiting to hear from our enemies again, as we readily suppose, they will send another commander to meet us as they have previously done. SOLDIER.

June 30, 1863
Macon Daily Telegraph
Camp Gordon's Brigade, Va.
List of Contributors of the Faulk Invicibles, Twiggs Co., Co. I, 26th Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, to the Fund for Raising a Monument to Lieut. Gen,. Thomas J. Jackson, June 2, 1863.
Capt. E. W. Crocker...........$15.00; 1st Lieut J. E. McDonald....10.00; 2d " D. N. Nelson................... 5.00
3d " John T. Hughes............ 5.00;  1st Sergt. O. H. Carter......... 1.00 ; 5th " Wm. J. Balcom............. 1.00
2d Corpl D N McLean......... .1.00 ; 3d " L S W Connell.............. 2.00 ; 4th " John N. Howell.......... 2.00
Private Franklin H. Atkins...1.00 ; " Wm D Barclay...................... 1.00 ; " John W Batchelor.............. 1.00
" Richard Batchelor.............. 1.00 ; "David Blackshear..................1.00 ; " Thos Bobbitt........................ 1.00
" George W Brown................ 2.00 ; " James L Crawford............. 1.00 ; " Gabriel M Farmer.............. 2.00
"John H Harrison ..................1.00 ; " Needham Hill....................... 1.00 ; " Noel Hill................................ 4.00
" Henry Howell....................... 2.00 ; " Elbert Kent............................ 2.00 ; " Wm E Lamb.............................2.00
" George W Lee....................... 1.00 ; " Wm D Liles............................. 1.00 ; " James W. Lipsey...................1.00
" Reuben Low........................... 1.00 ; " John P. Ricketson................ 1.00 ; " Jessee Sapp.......................... 1.00
" Benjamin Vinson................... 1.00 ; " Reuben West........................ 2.00 ; " Thomas Williams................. 1.00
                              Total 75.00

October 3, 1863
The Macon Daily Telegraph
~extract~Died of consumption at the home of her father Arch. McCallum in Twiggs Co. on the 4th day of July, 1863, MissKate McCallum, in the 20th year of her age.

October 8, 1863
The Macon Telegraph
Grand Jurors, Twiggs Superior Court September Term 1863. W Neel, Clerk
J Blackshear, Foreman. Elias Jones; John Chapman, John A Clements, Levi Gallemore; Byrant Asbill; Lemuel Taylor; Isaac Carroll; Ezekiel A Wimberly; Thomas H Jones; James Hammock; Charles R Faulk; James W Woodall; Wm J Gallemore; John Martin; Wm Methvin; John A Nelson; Wm S Kelly; Lawrence L Hardin; John Glover; Hugh L Bunn; John A Barclay.

November 26, 1863
Macon Telegraph
MARRIED. On the morning of the 22d inst., at the residence of the bride's father, John Davis, Esq., by the Rev. Lewis Solomon, Mr. James F. Land to Miss Rebecca Davis, all of Twiggs county, Ga.,

By the Rev. E. J. Coates, on the evening of the 18th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. R. H. Carswell, of Wilkinson county, to Miss Jennie Dupree of Twiggs county, Ga. 

February 24, 1864
The Macon Daily Telegraph
MARRIED. On the morning of the 21st inst., at the residence of Wm. Read, Jr., by Rev. Lewis Solomon, Wiley M. Pearce, Esq., and Miss Addie Roberson, all of Twiggs county, Ga.

March 1, 1864
Macon Telegraph
MARRIED. In Butler, Ga., on the 28th of February, at the residence of Mr. H. K. Carter, by the Rev. James T. May, Mr. JAMES P. SIMS, of this city, and
Miss NANCY L. BOND, of Twiggs County, Ga.

March 8, 1864
Southern Recorder
  Died in Muscogee county, on 9th ult., Col. JAMES WIMBERLY, aged 73 years, formerly of Twiggs county.

March 26, 1864
Macon Weekly Telegraph
 By Rev. E. J. Coates, on the 22d inst., Mr. W. M. Chapman, of Wilkinson County, and Miss Mattie J. Steeley, of Twiggs

March 30, 1864
Macon Daily Telegraph
Died at her residence in Twiggs county, Ga. on the 23d inst., Mrs Caroline Wimberly, consort of Dr. H. S. Wimberly, aged 46 years.
   The deceased was a daughter of the late Hardy Durham, of Twiggs county, and in early life was united in marriage to the husband who still survives to mourn her loss. Several years after her marriage she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; as a Christian she adorned the profession she made, and walked worthy of the solemn duties which devolved upon her.

June 14, 1864
Southern Recorder
List of Casualties of Doles' Brigade, from the 5th to the 21st May, inclusive, embracing the battles of the Wilderness, and Spottsylvania C.H.
4th Regiment Georgia Volunteers
Field and Staff:
Wounded 2- Lt Col Wm H Willis, severely in leg; Ensign J. F. Murphy, severely, in thigh
Missing 1 - Maj E A Nash.
Killed 8 - Privates A F Alexander, J W Collins, D R Epps, A H Clance, A Williams, A Lanier, G B Martin, and
J W Williams.
Wounded 25 - Capt. J. Sanders, slight, in thigh; 1st Lt S Tharp, slight in thigh; 2d Lt B D Calhoun, severe in shoulder; Sergts S Jessum, slight, in arm; H T Andrews, slight, in body; W F  Martin, severe, in thigh; Corpls W J Harrison, slight, in ankle; W Bobbitt, slight, in foot; Privates B F Birdsong, severe, in face; B F Crawford, severe, in body; W G Kenington, severe, in face; N J Pettice, severe, in body; W M Pettice, slight, in head; A J Collins, foot amputated; E Collins, slight, in breast; J D Dyer, slight, in thigh; J W Davis, severe, in body; E Richardson, slight, in foot; J T Maxwell, severe, in body; S West, severe, in shoulder, Y Nichol, severe, in head; A J Hammock, severe, in body and arm amputated; J Young, severe, both ankles; W Day, slight in knee; J Adkins, severe, in body.
   Missing 7 - Corp A Vann, Privates D J Ryle, T Dyer, H J Martin, D Mims, W B Mathis and J Jessup

October 20, 1864
Macon Telegraph
  Died on the 17th July, 1863, in Jackson Hospital, Richmand, Va., of wounds received in action near Riddle's Shop, in __county, Va., June 18th, 1864, Private F. F. Pearson, of Co. G., "Slappey Guards," 48th Regt. Ga. Vols., in the twenty-eighth year of his age.

January 24, 1865
 Confederate Union
~excerpt~ ..John Faulk Executor of the last will and testament of H. Solomon deceasd, has filed his petition to be dismissed....January 9th 1865. J. E. McDonald, Ord'y ofA. Marchman, late of Twiggs county, deceased..W. M. Varnum, Adm'r. January 10th, 1865

February 14, 1865
Macon Telegraph
   MARRIED, On the 7th inst., by E. J. Collins, Esq., J. P., at the residence of Mrs. Lamb, Mr. HENRY HOWELL, and Mrs. E. A. LAMB, both of Twiggs county.
  On the 9th inst., at the residence of Mrs. Burns, by E. J. Collins, Esq. J. P. , Mr. R. R. MANNING and Mrs. A. E. HARRELL, both of Twiggs county.

March 21, 1865
Confederate Union
~excerpt~ Mrs. Missouri A. Champion, Administratrix of Elias F. Champion, decd, ..sell one negro man named Tom.
J. E. McDonald Ord'y March 6 1865.

March 21, 1865
Confederate Union
Reuben J. Roberts, John Cranford, Admr.
Elias F. Champion, Mrs Missouri A. Champion, Admx
Jacob W. Collins, A. B. F. McWilliams Admr.
Hartwell A. Epps, Thomas P. Epps, Edward C. Epps; Elias F. Champion, former Admr.
James R. Ray, Benjamin T. Ray, Admr.
Georgia Ann Evans, Redding J. Loyless, Admr.

June 25, 1865
Macon Herald
Outrage in Twiggs County-One Killed and Two Wounded.
    Last Tuesday evening three men, supposed to be Federal soldiers, crossed the river into Twiggs County. They were on foot, and were accompanied by a negro. After crossing the Brunswick Railroad bridge, they proceeded toward Marion, their goal being to rob Mr. ROBERT PAUL, of $15,000 in gold and silver, which their negro guide represented he had hidden in his house. Arriving at the house,  they entered, and seizing Mr. Paul, placed a revolver at his breast, at the same time demanding the money. He told them he had none, and asked them where they got their information. They told him that the man, Wyatt, gave them the information, but on looking for Wyatt to prove his statement,  he had left. They swore awhile, and at about 11 o'clock P.N. left, taking with them three horses, two mules, a two- horse wagon and two pistols.
     After they had left Mr. Paul sent word to Marion and through the neighborhood, and the people gathered to the number of twelve or fourteen, and started pursuit. Among them were many of the most respectable citizens of the county, such as Judge J. E. McDonald, C. R. Faulk, J. P.; H. M.. Loyless, Clerk of Superior Court; J. B. Denson, W. A. Higgings,  T. R. Robinson, John W. Cowen, Dr. W. T. Zachary, and G. W. Lee.
    The thieves had more than two hours start, but delayed by not knowing the road, and by stopping by Mr. Pierce's to take a saddle and bridle.
  About half an hour before daybreak yesterday the thieves were overtaken near Denson's mill, about seven miles from this place, and a portion of the pursing party that had gone around and headed them out, rode up on them and demanded their surrender. They replied by a volley from their revolvers and turning their horses galloped back the road they came. The citizens now opened fire on them, firing about six shots. Two of the thieves turned back down the road, at full speed, about eight yards, and then jumping off their horses , escaped into the swamp. They were both-it is supposed-wounded. The third thief dashed on toward the mill and fell from the horse dead near the creek. One of the horses was severely shot. All the stolen property was recovered and returned to its owners.
  After the affair was over, four citizens of Twiggs County, whose names have been already given went to town and reported the affair to Gen. Wilson who referred the matter to Lieut. Col. White, for investigation. Their affidavits, made before Adjutant Doyle were substantially as above. They were released at once. The body of the man killed was at once sent for, and is now at the Ocmulgee Hospital.


February  13, 1866
The Daily Telegraph
MARRIED, On Tuesday evening, 5th instant, at the residence of the bride's brother, R. M. Ellis, Esq, by Rev. Lewis Solomon,
J. M. B. Denson, Esq, to Miss Mary E. Ellis, all of Twiggs county, Ga.

April 11, 1866
Macon Telegraph
~excerpt~  Departed this life, on the 16th of February, Rev. R. B. EDMONDS, in his 56th year....baptised by the late Rev. W. Lumpkin, at Bairdstown Church, Oglethorpe county. - Some years afterwards he moved to Twiggs county...

April 30, 1866
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
Guardian's Sale. Georgia, Bibb County. - By virtue of an order from the Ordinary of said county, will be sold before the Court House door in Marion, Twiggs county, on the first Tuesday in April next, between the usual hours of sale, all that tract or parcel of land in Twiggs county, in 23d District, No 135, lying between the River and Marion road, and joins lands of Mrs. Lucy Andrews, Wm. Andrews,  and the heirs of Newman Rogers, containing fifty acres, more or less. Terms cash. John O'Neal, Guardian. feb6

September 3, 1866
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
  On the 15th and 18th inst., near Marion, Twiggs county, Georgia, of congestive fever, Charles Henry and Fannie R. Faulk, son and daughter of C. R. and J. M. E. Faulk - suddenly and unexpectedly torn from the embrace of fond and doting parents, by the cruel and unrelenting hand of death.

November 1, 1866
The DailyTelegraph
Married, In Twiggs county, at the House of Judge Wm. S. Kelly, bu J. T. Glover J.I.C., Mr. Wm E. H. Howell, of Houston county, to Miss Nancy Ann Bates, of the former place.

February 1, 1867
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Sarah Dunwody, daughter of Benjamin and Susannah Sutton, was born in Edgefield District, S. C., January 30th 1798, and died in Houston co., Ga., Jan. 2nd, 1867, in the 69th year of her age. She joined the M. E. Church, in Twiggs co., Ga., in 1822, and was married to the Rev. Jas. Dunwody, of the Georgia Conference 6th May 1823.

April 26, 1867
The Southern Christian Advocate
Hon.Willard Boynton died in Lumpkin, Stewart co., Ga., on the 30th September 1866. He was a native of Vermont, removed when a young man to the county of Twiggs, Ga., where he intermarried with a Miss Bryan.

July 5, 1867
The Southern Christian Advocate
William M. Varnum was born in Amherst co., Va., March 9, 1811. Early in life removed with his parents to Georgia. He joined the M. E. Church at Dahlonega and married Miss Susan L. Saxon, of Twiggs co., and died there May 27, 1867.

July 20, 1867
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
PARDONED-  A recent letter from Washington says the President has pardoned the following Georgians, on the recommendations of Hon. Joshua Hill: James M. Brown, Simeon M. Brown, L. J. Burney, Elison A. Cohen, Nathaniel G. Foster, I. S. Fannin, Wm. S. Stokes, James A. Wade, James S. Read, James N. Marsh and Nancy Kolb, of Morgan county. Nathan Whitfield, of Jasper county; Elias Jones, of Twiggs county, and A. Pharr, of Newton county.

September 13, 1867
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Margaret Johnson, wife of Rev. C. G. Johnson, of Twiggs co., Ga., died on 1st inst. She has left a mother, brother, husband, and six small children. Wm. Griffin. September 4th 1867.

October 4, 1867
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Charlotte Veal, wife of William Veal, Sen., of Wilkinson co., Ga., was born in Washington co., Ga., December 25th 1796, and died Sept. 25, 1867. She was married to Mr. Veal in 1812, who settled in Twiggs co., Ga., the following year-- in 1846, moved to Wilkinson. She left an aged husband and three children.

October 18, 1867
The Southern Christian Advocate
On 3d October, in Twiggs co., Ga., by the Rev. R. B. G. Walters, Mr. R. H. O. McLendon of Lawrence co., Ga., to Miss Camilla V. Ward, of Twiggs co., Ga.

November 8, 1867
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Married, in Wilkinson county, October 22d, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. James Jackson, by Rev. E.J. Coats, James McCallum, of Twiggs county, and Miss Nanie E. Jackson.

Noveember 29, 1867
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
Died, on the 19th instant, in Twiggs County, MARY JANE HEARN, formerly Mary Jane Ray, wife of Josiah W. Hearn, in the 24th year of her age. Mrs. Hearn joined the Missionary Baptist Church in the 16th year of her age, and from that time until her death she demeaned herself as a Christian, and was perfectly willing to die. She leaves an affectionate husband to mourn her loss.

December 20 1867
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Married, on Wednesday, 11th instance at the residence of the bride's father, in Pulaski county, by Rev. Moses McCall, Mr. F. D. Wimberly, Jr.,  of Twiggs county, to MissCallie, youngest daughter of Charles E. Taylor, Esq.

January 31, 1868
Macon Weekly Telegraph
CHAMBERS -HUGHES - Married, on the morning of the 9th inst., at the residence of the brides' father, at Jeffersonville, by
Rev. E. J. Coates, Mr. Franklin Chambers, of Iwinton, to Miss Maria Hughes, of the former place.

February 4, 1868
Federal Union
MARRIED. Near Twiggsville, Twiggs county, on the 23d ult. by Rev. E. H. Godwin, Capt. D. W. SHINE to Mrs. MARY SHINE, of Montezuma.
  By the same, on the same evening, Mr. C. A. VAUGHN, to Miss VIRGINIA CAMPBELL, both of Twiggs county.

February 7, 1868
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. On the 23d January by Rev. J. T. Ainsworth, Rev. Charles G. Johnson to Miss Martha D. Gibbs, all of Twiggs co., Ga.

February 7, 1868
Macon Weekly Telegraph
  Was born August 31, 1841, and died October 15, 1867, in Twiggs county, Ga. Few men have died who have left stronger assurances of a blissful immortality than him whom we now mourn, but not as those without hope. From childhood he honored and obeyed his parents, and in his manhood he still loved and cherished them.
  He was married February 6, 1866, and in this relation he was a most kind and affectionate husband. To his young and devoted wife, now bowed and crushed with sorrow, he was all goodness and love, and he always said his only regret at dying would be the thought of leaving her and his little boy, who were so dear to him. His highest pleasure was to read the sacred Scriptures and hold sweet discourse of their blessed and divine truths. To his relations and friends he was ever kind and indulgent, and sought by his God like walk and the purity of his heart to be an ornament to his profession, fearing God and eschewing evil.
  From infancy his constitution was feeble; yet on the 17th of June, 1861, he, with his three brothers, left home and friends and served their county in Virginia, nobly and faithfully, till the surrender of our armies. In the Summer of 1861, while still a soldier in that State, he joined the Baptist Church, and remained a true and consistent member till called as we earnestly trust, from the Church militant to the Church triumphant.
  For many years past he was afflicted with rheumatism, which finally settled on his heart and suddenly terminated his short but useful life.
  Oh, it seems so hard to be thus deprived of one so young, so lovely, so generous and so good. We can ill spare him, but God's ways are not as our ways, and He doeth all things well. He was taken away in the prime of his days and the midst of his usefulness, but his example remains bright and instructing.
  A dutiful son, an affectionate father, a fond and noble husband, a warm and generous friend - but above all, a sincere and zealous Christian - surely his life was not in vain, but was a shining light which shineth more and more unto the perfect day. How cheering the hope that, though on earth we never more shall she his pleasant face, nor listen to his kindly voice, yet our loss is his eternal gain. He was found at his post ready and watching, and has entered into the joy of his Lord. A FRIEND.

April 3, 1868
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
~excerpt~   Died in Twiggs county Georgia, on the morning of the 20th instant, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, sof of Judge James T. and Georgia A. Glover, age eight years five months and thirteen days.

May 8, 1868
The Southern Christian Advocate
Hiram Traywick was born in Twiggs co., Ga., and died near Natasulga, Macon co., Ala., April 13, 1868, aged 54 years and 10 months. He leaves a wife and three children.

August 20, 1868
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
MURDER AND SERIOUS DISTURBANCE IN TWIGGS COUNTY  - LOYAL LEAGUE CALLED OUT. - We learn from several planters who were in the city yesterday the particulars of a murder and riot in Twiggs county. It seems that on Monday two negro men working on the plantation of Mr. Beckham, and engaged in pulling fodder, named Nelson and Carolanus, got into a fight. Nelson killed Carolanus on the spot and fled immediately. Word of the difficulty passed out to the adjoining places in a few hours. One Jones, Captain of the Loyal League, at once ordered out his men. He works on the place of Geo. W. Faulk. Taking all the hands on that place they went to the plantations of J. G. Coleman and Mrs. Smith, and perhaps others, and forced the negro men to join them.
  After the mob was organized Jones led them to the house of Hardin T. Smith, where Nelson was supposed by them to have been concealed. Arrived there they demanded the right to search, which was refused for some time. At last Mr. Smith agreed to allow one of them to go over his house with him. Nelson was not there and was not found. Nelson was a Democrat and Carolanus a Radical. It is said that the Loyal League of that county have taken an oath to kill any one who may kill one of them.
  This difficulty created great excitement throughout the county, and is now the universal topic of discussion. We presume the leaders of the mob will be arrested and strict search made for the murderer - Macon Jour. & Mess. 19th

August 29, 1868
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Gentlemen who came up from Twiggs county yesterday, report that all the men engaged in the Hardin Smith riot, 26 in number, but two, had been released on bond. Those two, Lewis Jones and Cornelius, who were the leaders, were sent to Milledgeville for safe keeping. George W. Faulk, Short Griffin, and another man, whose name we did not learn, went on the bond of the twenty-four for their appearance at the next court. The bonds men are all Democrats. As soon as released the prisoners went back to work, swearing vengeance against the Loyal League, which had gotten them into all this trouble.
  It is said the Negroes of Twiggs county are terribly down upon that abominable organization, and have determined to break it up. It was the direct cause of the whole difficulty, and they fully know this. After leading them to jail, Democrats took them out.
  The excitement has entirely died out, and every one resumed his usual occupation in peace - Jour & Mess, 28th.

September 4, 1868
Macon Weekly Telegraph
The Difficulty in Twiggs. Denson's Station, September 1, 1868.
  Messrs. Editors: In order to prevent misrepresentations and to let the truth be full known, I write you these brief facts. You have already shown in your Daily the facts concerning the legal arrests of the negroes who searched, without warrant, the residence of Mr. Hardin Smith, in Twiggs county.- While those negroes were under arrest several leaders of the Loyal League were going around trying to excite the animosity of the blacks towards the whites, endeavoring to get up a general insurrection, and thereby rescue, by violence, those outlaws whom the Sheriff had arrested.
  Last Saturday a meeting of the citizens was held in Marion, and they came to the conclusion that it was best to have warrants issued and those violators of the civil law arrested and brought to justice; accordingly the warrants were put in the hands of Sheriff Lee. He summoned help to make the arrests and proceeded that evening first to arrest Berry Hill, (col'd) on Mr. John Denson's Oaky Bend plantation, one and a half miles from his home place.
  Berry was found at home, and as soon as he was ordered to surrender he leaped into his house, seized one of the guns, which he had loaded for that purpose, and began firing on the crowd. They then ran to his door just as he had fired the third shot, which they forced out of their way, and as he was still making fight they, also, were compelled to shoot; so he was mortally wounded before he would surrender, and he lived until Sunday evening and died.
  Three bullets of Berry's second shot took effect on Mr. Thos. Melton, one passing through each thigh and one through his leg. Mr. Melton's wounds are not mortal, but painful. He was carried home in a buggy and I suppose is doing very well. An inquest was held and the Coroner's jury returned a verdict of justifiable homicide for resistance of civil authority. EYE WITNESS

September 18, 1868
The Southern Christian Advocate
Henry J. Slappey died in 2d August in Baker co., Ga., aged the age of 41. When quite a young man, he removed from Twiggs in Baker co., and engaged in the business of agriculture

October 8, 1868
Atlanta Constitution
DIFFICULTY AT JEFFERSONVILLE - a serious difficulty occurred near that place on Friday last, in which two gentlemen were badly wounded. It seems that E. W. Crocker, Esq., had purchased a  cotton-gin of Mr. ___Wimberly, and called to remove it. This was objected to by Mr. ___Boynton, who fired at Crocker, inflicting a severe flesh wound in the right arm. Crocker fell but rose again and fired a pistol at Boynton, which took effect in his back. The wound is considered very dangerous if not fatal. We have not learned the particulars sufficiently to state them further. -Macon Journal and Messenger-

October 16, 1868
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
Thus it was with the subject whose demise we chronicle, Mrs. Nancy Faulk, relict of Mark Faulk, which occurred at the residence of her son, in Twiggs county, September 21st ult, in the sixty-sixth year of her age.

October 23, 1868
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Administrator's Sale.
By virtue of an order from the office of the ordinary of Twiggs county, will be sold before Court-house door, in the town of Jeffersonville, on 1st Tuesday in December next, between the hours of sale, all of the land belonging to the estate of Bryant Asbell, deceased, containing 700 or more acres. Sold in two lots. Sold for benefit of creditors. Terms: Cash. George K. Asbell, Admr.

November 27, 1868
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Annie M. Chapman, wife of Mr.John Chapman, and eldest child of Elliot and Lucy A. Carleton, died at Twiggs co., Ga., in her 34th year.

December 4, 1868
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. In Twiggs co., Ga., Nov. 24, 1868, by Rev. J. Blakely Smith, Mr. S. T. C. Murray to Mrs. M. F. Jarvis, all of Twiggs co.

December 4, 1868
The Georgia Weekly Telegraph
DIED, in Twiggs county, October 13, 1858, DANIEL W. SHINE, Esq., aged 82 years.
  He was born July 20, 1786, in Jones county, North Carolina, and emigrated to Georgia about the year 1810, settling in Pulaski county, then on the Indian frontier. In the war of 1812-14 he held the commission of Lieutenant in the command of the late Gen. David Blackshear, as may be seen by the published muster-roll. His father, John Shine, was a soldier of the Revolution, whose services at the battle near Camden, S.C., in 1780, are referred to in White's "Historical Collections of Georgia;" p. 656.
  At the close of the war in 1815, D. W. Shine opened a store in Twiggs county, and for ten or fifteen years pursued the trade of a merchant, in which he was eminently successful. Retiring from business more that thirty years ago, he devoted himself to his large planting interests, and to the education and settlement of his children. For several years he was a Representative in the Legislature. About his fiftieth year he connected himself with the Baptist Church, and continued faithful to the last.
  In all the relations of life he was exemplary and upright. His personal piety, his kind and obliging disposition secured him the respect and confidence of all who knew him. The great loses he sustained by the war provoked no complaint, all was resignation to the will of God. In February 1864, he was smitten with total blindness, from which he has never been relieved until a brighter world burst upon his vision after death had closed his earthly pilgrimage.
  Thus lived and died a venerable man whose memory is dear to his children, to his many relatives, to his brethren of the Church, and to the community in which he passed more than fifty years of his useful and honorable life. M.

January 8, 1869
The Southern Christian Advocate
James G. Wall died in Twiggs co., Ga., Dec. 28th, 1868, in the 74th year of his age... W. C. B.

March 21, 1869
The Constitution
Dr. Ira E. Dupree, died in Twiggs county, on the 17th inst., aged 69. He had been suffering for six months with dropsy. Dr. Dupree was a high-toned Christian gentleman, and his loss will be severely felt in that section.

June 22, 1869
Macon Daily Telegraph
  Died in Twiggs county, Ga., on the 25th day of March, 1869, Dr. R. A. NASH. He was born February 2, 1801, being sixty-eight years, one month and twenty-two days of age. He commenced the practice of physic in 1826, and continued the practice until 1854. During that period of time, no one, perhaps, ever did more charitable practice than he; living the greater portion of the time in a section of country where there were a great many poor people, he was ever ready to relieve their wants, and soothe their sorrows.
  He was married to Miss Mary Hart in 1828, and they lived peaceably and happily together until his death.
  Dr. Nash joined the Baptist Church in 1835, and lived an upright, orderly life, ever using his influence to advance Christ's Kingdom upon the earth. He was quiet and unassuming in his manner; his disposition kind and amiable. Amid all of his afflicting misfortunes and disappointments through life, he bore up with Christian fortitude, never murmuring, but having the full assurance that all things would work together for good to those who loved God. For twelve or eighteen months before his death, he was severely hurt by a fall, being old and infirm, which forced him to remain at home nearly all the time, comparatively shut out from the world; yet his time was spent in reading the Bible, and making preparation for the hour of death, which he felt was rapidly approaching. The writer was with him during his last sickness, and heard him say that he desired to depart and be at rest; that he had lived to be old and helpless; his children were all grown and able to take care of themselves, and the war had stripped him of almost every thing; consequently, he felt that this world had no charms for him; that, if it was the will of God o take him he was ready and willing to go. He left an affectionate wife; a large number of children; quite a number of grand-children,and a large number of friends, to mourn his loss.
  By his death, the country has lost a good citizen; his family an affectionate husband and father, the community a good neighbor; the Church a faithful, zealous member.
  "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace." W.G.

July 16, 1869
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
  ~excerpt~ Martha Ann Jones, wife of Bennett Jones, was born May 10, 1822 and died in Twiggs county, June 9, 1869, of dropsy, in the 47th year of her age.

 October 15, 1869
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs.Sabra Durham, widow of Hardy Durham, late of Twiggs co., Ga., died July 14th 1869, aged about 72 years.

November 19, 1869
Macon Weekly Telegraph
GEORIGA - TWIGGS COUNTY. Under and by virtue of a Decree of Twiggs Superior Court, obtained at the September Term, 1869, of said Court, will be sold on the First Tuesday in December, 1869, before the Court-house door, in Jeffersonville, in said county, within the legal hours of sale, all the Land belonging to the estate of Daniel W. Shine, deceased, lying in said county of Twiggs, consisting of 3100 acres of land, more or less, numbers not known, but described as follows: Fifteen hundred acres of land, known as the Home place of said D. W. Shine, and adjoining the lands of F. D. Wimberly, Geo. W. Faulk, John Sanders, J. F. Shine, and others. Said place well improved with good dwelling, good gin house and screw, and all other necessary buildings for farming purposes. Also one hundred acres of land, known as the Store Lot, and bounded by the lands of F. D. Wimberly and W. B. and W. M. Tarver. Also fifteen hundred acres of land, known as the Flatwoods Place, adjoining the lands of E. J. Collins and others - said place having ordinary improvements. All of said lands will be sold in bodies as above described, or in smaller bodies to suit purchasers, as the Executor thinks will be in the interest of the estate. Terms cash. JAS. T. GLOVER, Executor of D. W. Shine, dec'd. oct 27

GEORGIA - TWIGGS COUNTY - THIRTY days after date application will be made to the Ordinary of Twiggs county, for leave to sell a portion of the real estate of James G. Wall, deceased. This October 18, 1869. T W. BURKETT, Executor estate of JAS. G. WALL. OCT 21

GEORGIA - TWIGGS COUNTY. - Thirty days after date, application will be made to  the Honorable Court of Ordinary of said County, for permission to sell the Land belonging to the estate of Matthew W. Little, late of said county, deceased. This October 9th, 1869. J. T. EVANS, Adm'r. oct 18

WILL BE SOLD ON THE FIRST TUESDAY in December next, before the Court house door, in Jeffersonville, between the legal hours of sale, the following property, to-wit: Five thousand pounds of Seed Cotton, levied on as the property of
W. T. Phillips, to satisfy one fi. fa. in favor of J. P. Bond. Property pointed out by the plaintiff. This October 26. JOHN RENFRO, Deputy Sheriff. oct 27

BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF THE HONORABLE Court of Ordinary of Twiggs county, Georgia, will be sold before the Court-house door, in the town of Jeffersonville, Twiggs county, Ga., on the First Tuesday in December 1869, between the legal hours of sale, 100 acres of Pine Land of Lot No. 135 (the Home Place,) and 10 acres, part of Lot No. 146, (Swamp Land,) all in 7th District of originally Baldwin, now Twiggs county. Sold as the property ofAbisha Andrews, deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors. Terms of sale cash. JOHN R. ANDREWS, WM. A. ANDREWS, Administrators of Abisha Andrews.

Website copyright Eileen Babb McAdams 2004