Twiggs County, Ga
In The News 1870 - 1879

February 25, 1870
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Eliza C. Wilder, wife of Mr. Milton Wilder, and daughter of John R. and Alice Lowry of Twiggs co., Ga., was born April 14th 1807, and died December 16th 1869 in Forsyth, Ga. She was sister to the Rev. Frederic D. Lowry... J. E. Danforth

February 27, 1870
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Twiggs County Sheriff Sale - Will be sold, before the Court-house door, in the town of Jeffersonville, in said county, on the first Tuesday in March, 118 acres of Land, lying in Bluff District, known as the James E. Paul place. Levied on to satisfy a fi. fa. in favor of Allen Bullard vs. James E. Paul. John Renfroe, Deputy Sheriff. feb1

March 4, 1870
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Georgia - Twiggs County, - Whereas, John R. Andrews and William A. Andrews, Administrators of Abisha Andrews, late of said county, deceased, having fully discharged their trust, apply to me for letters of dismission from their said trust: This is, therefore, to cite and admonish all parties interested to be and appear at my office within the time prescribed by law and show cause, if any they can, why such letters should not be granted to said applicants. Given under my hand and official signature, this November 2, 1869. John F. Shine, Ordinary.

March 11, 1870
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Mary Saxon, widow of Benjamin A. Saxon, and daughter of Robert and Mary Dunwody, died in Twiggs co,. on Jan. 21st 1870, aged 77 years. She joined the M. E. Church at Tarversville, Sept. 1815.

May 6, 1870
The Southern Christian Advocate
Sister Hannah Peters, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Vincent, and wife of W. B. Peters, was born in Darlington Dist., S. C., June 23d 1809, removed to Twiggs co., Ga., in 1827, married in 1834 and died in Henry co., Ga., April 10th 1870. W. P. H. Connerly, Pastor.

May 6, 1870
The Southern Christian Advocate
On 21st April 1870, by Rev. R. W. Flournoy, J. T. Good, Esq., and Miss Georgia A. Berry, both of Jeffersonville, Twiggs co., Ga.

May 13, 1870
Macon Weekly Telegraph

May 31, 1870
Federal Union
~excerpt~  WILLIAM TODD departed this life on the 10th inst. He was born in Wilkes Co., Ga., April 14, 1783, aged 86 years and 25 days....

July 19, 1870
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
  DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN. - Mrs. Rebecca Harrell died at her house in Twiggs county yesterday morning. She was born in 1767 and therefore was 103 years old. She was a native of Warren county, but had been a citizen of Twiggs fifty or sixty years or had gone there when the forest was primeval-the soil virgin. She saw the infant American Republic baptized in the blood of the first Revolution, and nearly one hundred years later saw it again drenched in human gore. This old lady who was yesterday laid away in the grave looked upon her descendants of the fifth generation. The highest eulogy we ever heard pronounced upon a woman appeared in an obituary of Mrs. Smith, of East Macon, a year or two ago: "She raised a large family of sons and daughters in perfect honor." The may be said of Mrs. Harrell.

August 23, 1870
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
 "The relatives and friends of Mrs. Elizabeth Glover, wife of Mr. Thomas Glover of Twiggs County, Georgia, will regret to learn that she died on the morning of the 12 instant. Her death was sudden."
  She was born on the 11th of July, 1800, and at her death was 70 years, one month and one day old. She had been a member of the Richland Baptist Church for 38 years,"

In Memoriam. Died, in Twiggs county, Ga., on the 10th instant, of congestion of the brain, Mrs. Henrietta M. Solomon, wife of John W. Solomon, in the 27th year of her age.

September 6, 1870
Federal Union
  Mr. W. A. Williams, living about five miles from Jeffersonville, in Twiggs county, on the J. H. Jones' place, accidentally shot and killed himself on Sunday night. He was in a room with his wife and brother, and in removing a pistol from his person, it was fired in some way, and he was killed almost instantly. He was about twenty-five years old. He leaves a wife, but no children. It was a most sad and fatal affair.

October 4, 1870
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Georgia, Twiggs County. Whereas Thos. E. McCrea applies to me for permanent Letter of Administration upon the estate of
H. W. McCrea, deceased.
this 17th day of Sept. 1870 John F. Shine, Ordinary. sept 21

October 18, 1870
Macon Weekly Telegraph
  Georgia, Twiggs County. Hilliard S. Newby having applied to be appointed guardian of the person and property of
Willie J. Hunter, minor orphan under fourteen years of age of William E. Hunter, deceased; also Clayton M., Andrew I., Francis B., and Bryant Asbell, minor orphans under fourteen years of age of Bryant Asbell deceased - all of said county, this is to cite and admonish all persons concerned to be and appear at the Term of the Court of Ordinary to be held on the first Monday in November next, and show cause, if any they have, why said Hilliard S. Newby should not be entrusted with the guardianship of the persons and property of said minors. Witness my official signature, this October 3, 1870. John F. Shine, Ordinary. Oct. 3

October 21, 1870
The Southern Christian Advocate
Lula Pauline Carswell Peacock, daughter of J. B. and S. E. Peacock, died in Jeffersonville, Twiggs co., on 28th Sept 1870, aged 10 months and 23 days.

October 25, 1870
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Murder in Twiggs County - On Sunday afternoon last, near Tarversville, Twiggs county, an atrocious murder was perpetrated by a negro named Hunter McCrea, upon the person of another negro named Wash. Brown. McCrea stabbed Brown in the heart, killing him instantly, and after doing so, fled in the direction of this city. Captain Simpson, with a warrant for McCrea's arrest, and two or three policeman were after him all of yesterday afternoon.

November 1, 1870
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
~excerpt Died at the residence of his father, Judge J. T. Glover, in Twiggs county on the 11th instant, of congestion of the brain, J. J. Glover, in the fourteenth year of his age - thus severing another link in affection's chain.

November 25, 1870
The Southern Christian Advocate
In Twiggsville, Twiggs co., Ga.,Emma V. Evans on Oct. 18, 1870, youngest daughter of John S. and Emerly M. Evans, who was born 26th March 1866.


January 11, 1871
The Georgia Weekly Telegraph
  Miss Nettie Faulk, daughter of C. R. and Josephine Faulk, died of congestion of the brain at her father's residence in Twiggs county, Ga., on the 26th ultimo, in the fourteenth year of her age.

March 29, 1871
The Southern Christian Advocate
At the residence of Dr. Henry S. Wimberly of Twiggs co., Ga., on the 8th inst., by Rev. A. A. Robinson, Mr. John E. Taylor to Miss Alice L. Wimberly.

May 3, 1871
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. April 19th, by Rev. A. A. Robinson, Mr. John D. Lawson, of Americus, Ga., to Miss Mary E. Wimberly, of Twiggs county, Ga.

April 19, 1871
The Southern Christian Advocate
MissMartha J. Sanders died on 23d January 1871, in her 24th year, near Twiggsville, Twiggs county, Georgia.

June 28, 1871
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. At the residence of the bride's father, Judge N. Land, on the 8th June, by the Rev. Warren Aiken, Mr. F. H. Land, of Twiggs co., Ga., to Miss Mona A. Land, of Cass co., Ga.

July 5, 1871
The Southern Christian Advocate
 Mrs. Lucy A. Carleton died in Twiggs co., May 3d 1871, in the 69th year of her age.

July 19, 1871
Federal Union
DIED, In Twiggs county, Ga., on the 1st of July, 1871, Gussie Daniel, second son of H. K. & E. S. Daniel and grandson of
Gen. S. P. & E. S. Myrick, aged 3 years and 8 months.

August 23, 1871
The Southern Christian Advocate
Miss Esther Dunwody, daughter of Robert and Mary Dunwody, was born at Dr. James Dunwody's in Liberty co., Ga., December 5th 1796, and died at Mr. Henry Carter's, Twiggs co., Ga., July 31st 1871, aged 84 years, 6 months and 24 days. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in Scriven co., Ga., in the year 1807. Samuel N. Dunwody.

August 30, 1871
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Narcissa E. Murdock, third daughter of Rev. D. Roberts and N. H. Roberts, deceased, was born in Twiggs co., Ga., Feb. 20, 1841; married to Rev. C. H. Murdock of the Florida Conference, in Decatur co., Ga., June 20, 1858, and died in Welborn, Fla., July 11, 1871. Her Husband

September 5, 1871
Macon Telegraph
FATAL ACCIDENT - By a note received from Messrs. Mallory & Welch, lessees of Willingham's mill, in this county, we learn that on Monday last a fatal accident occurred to Mr. F. M. Wilkinson, one of their employees. It seems that Mr. W. was attempting to repair the feed belt of the mill by passing his leg through it, and before taking his leg out, called to the fireman to "go ahead." which he did, and the belt caught his leg, winding him around the shaft, tearing off the leg below the knee and then tearing out the thigh at the hip. He died in about five minutes after becoming extricated. Deceased was from Twiggs county.

September 5, 1871
Macon Telegraph
~excerpt~ on the first Tuesday in October next, will be sold...Fifty acres of land, number unknown, lying in the 25th district of said county, sold as the property of Ann E. Churchwell..H. S. Newby. aug 11.

September 27, 1871
The Southern Christian Advocate
The Rev. William N. Averitt was born in No. Ca; settled in early life in Twiggs co., Ga., thence moved to Florida, then to Early co., Ga., and after a few years to Decatur co., where he died July 7, 1871, aged 70 years. He was three times married, his last wife surviving him. He left also children....

September 27, 1871
The Southern Christian Advocate
On the 19th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, Major T. S. Jones by Rev. Lewis Solomon, F. H. Land to MissMinnie N. Jones, all of Twiggs co., Ga.

October 3, 1871
The Georgia Weekly Telegraph
  Died, in Twiggs county, Ga., on the 15th instant, of peritonitisMrs. M. H. Melton, in the 22d year of her age.

October 4, 1871
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Mary Wall, wife of the late James G. Wall, died in Twiggs county, on the 17th September in the 74th year of her age. W. C. Bass

November 17, 1871
Telegraph and Messenger
~excerpt~ DIED, In Twiggs county, Ga., on Wednesday, the 15th instant, WRIGHT NEEL, aged 54 years.


January 3, 1872
Federal Union
  ~excerpt~ Departed this life, in Twiggs county, on Saturday 23d ult., at her father's residence,Patience Anna Elizabeth, daughter of James L. and Martha J. McDaniel, aged three years two months and 12 days.

February 1, 1872
Telegraph and Messenger
MARRIED. On Sunday, January 28th, 1872, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. John P. Bond, Captain J. M. W. CHRISTIAN, of Bibb county, to Miss JULIA A. BOND, of Twiggs county. No cards.

February 6, 1872
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Died at his residence in Twiggs county, of a complication of diseases, theRev. Lewis Solomon; aged 59 years and 6 months.

February 20, 1872
The Georgia Weekly Telegraph
ADMINISTRATORS SALE - All the real estate of Green B. Johnson, deceased, late of Twiggs county, consisting of one hundred and thirty acres of land, more or less, in the 24th district of said county, having on the first Tuesday in  December, 1871, been exposed for sale at public outcry at the Court House door of said county, and having been knocked off to George Newby, he being the highest bidder for cash, and said George Newby having failed to comply with the terms of sale, notice is hereby given that all of said land will again be sold between the legal hours of sale, at the Court House door, in said county, on the first Tuesday in March, 1872, at the purchaser's risk. Terms of sale cash. JOHN SANDERS, Adm'r de bonis non. est. of G. B, Johnson jan 19

March 5, 1872
Macon Weekly Telegraph
~excerpt~ John H. Denson vs. Josiah W. Hearn. Mortgage, etc., October adjourned Term, 1871
....note and mortgage deed..27th day of April 1869...mortgated ..101 1/4 acres of land, it being prts of lots of land Nos. 128, and 129, lying in the 28th district of said county. J. T. Glone, Plaintiff's Attorney..J. U. Burkett, Ex Officio Clerk Superor Cournty...January 1872

April 2, 1872
The Georgia Weekly Telegraph
Evilien Jackson vs Robert Jackson. Libel for Divorce
Georgia, Twiggs County. In Twiggs Superior Court, October Adjourned Term, 1871. It appearing to the Court from the return of the Sheriff, that the defendant does not reside in the county of Twiggs, and it is further appearing that he is not a resident of this State. It is ordered that service in the case be perfected as in equity cases, and that the clerk of this Court cause a copy of this order to be published once a month for four months prior to the next term of this Court in Georgia Telegraph and Journal and Messenger, a pubic gazette of this State, published in the city of Macon, Georgia, and that the case be had for hearing at the next term of this Court. A true extract from the minutes of the Superior Court. J. M. Burkett, Ex-effico. Clerk Superior Court, Twiggs County. dec 30

May 1, 1872
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mr. Offie Sauls died in Twiggs county on March 31st 1872. He was born in North Carolina in 1792, and emigrated to this State many years ago. Mr. Sauls was married twice. His former wife preceded him years ago. His last, together with several children and grand-children survive.

May 29, 1872
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. On May 15th, by Rev. R. F. Evans, Mr. Henry S. Wimberly, Jr., son of Dr. H. S. Wimberly, to MissMary S. Coombs, daughter of Mr. James Coombs, all of Twiggs county, Ga.

June 4, 1872
Macon Telegraph
~excerpt~ GUARDIAN'S SALE - By virture of an order from the Court of Ordinary of Twiggs county..sold on the first Tuesday in July, 1872...40 acres of land, more or less, the same being a portion of the real estate ..belonging to the minors of William J. Gallimore, deceased, and lying on the southwest side of Turkey Creek, ..bounded on one side by said creek and on the other three sides by the lands of D. G. Hughes, in said county..H. E. GALLIMORE, Guardian for Dora and Ellaphair Gallimore.

June 5, 1872
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Nancy A. J. Evans died in Jeffersonville, Twiggs county, Ga., March 17th 1872, in the 30th year of her age. She left a husband and five little children.

June 18, 1872
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Georgia, Twiggs County. - It appearing that the estates of Theophilus Sauls,Wm. Read and Wm. M. Varnum, all late of said county, deceased, are unrepresented, and that administration is necessary; These are therefore to cite and admonish all persons concerned to show cause at this office on or by the first Monday in August next why administration on said estates should not be vested in some competent person, as required by law. Given under my hand officially this, the 4th day of June 18722. J. U. Burkett, Ordinary

July 3, 1872
The Southern Christian Advocate
My mother, Mrs. Harriet Delespine Munro, was born in Charleston, S. C., January 17th 1784, and died at my home in Marion county, Ga., April 20th 1872. Her father was Joseph Delespine, a French surgeon, who came with the Squadron under County D'Estaing in the time of the Revolution. He remained in Charleston three years after the birth of my mother, and moved to Norfolk, Virginia. From thence to New York city, where he remained several years and then made a visit to his parents who lived previous to the insurrection at Cape Francois, on the Island of St. Domingo. During his absence her mother accompanied her brother, John Russel, to Nassau, New Province, and was met by her husband on his return from St. Domingo. The family remained at Nassau till 1790, and moved to St. Salvador, where her father died. In the year 1795 she was sent to New York to be educated and married Edward Munro in the year 1797. With her husband she remained on St. Salvador till 1812, and moved to Daufuskie Island and remained till 1825. During the time she lost four children. From Daufuskie island with her husband and six children, she moved to Twiggs county; remained seven years and moved to Dooly county where her husband died in 1835. Geo. W. C. Munro

July 24, 1872
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. J. W. Pennick was born in Twiggs county, Ga., Oct. 27th 1852 and died May 28th 1872, in Cochran, Ga.

August 20, 1872
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Murder Trial in Twiggs County.
Twiggs County, August 3, 1872. Editors Telegraph and Messenger: As there is considerable excitement in this county, caused by the killing of Weston M. Green by Henry P. Cranford, which took place near Cranford's house, on the 15th July, and as I have seen no account given of it in your paper, I have concluded to give you the facts of the case as elicited on the commitment trial at Crosby's Court Ground, on Friday, the 19th ult. The Court consisted of Justices Tharp, Floyd and Griffin. The counsel for the State was Judge J. T. Glover, and for the defense Hugh Ward, Esq. The whole of the testimony was introduced by the State, the defense relying entirely upon the justice of their cause. There were but two persons who saw the difficulty, viz: James Collins, a lad of fourteen, and an employee of Cranford, and Mrs. Cranford, wife of the prisoner.
  According to the testimony of Collins, who is a noble looking boy, and who told a very straight tale about the affair and the confessions of the prisoner, Green had been living with Cranford ever since the 1st of January; there had been occasionally some misunderstanding between them, during the year, which had generally ended in an "old woman's quarrel," and they were on good terms again. Neither of them were fighting men, but peaceable, good citizens. On Tuesday before the affray on the 15th, they had a considerable quarrel, in which Green's wife joined, and used some very abusive language to Cranford (who is her uncle,) but they made friends before they parted, and agreed never to mention the occurrence again. They were both members of the Church, and on Saturday following Green took occasion to report Cranford to one of the Deacons of the Church for misconduct. Cranford also heard a report in the neighborhood, as circulated by Green, that he (Green) had run Cranford out of his own field, on Tuesday before, with a hoe.
  So on Monday morning, when Green came up as usual to go to work, Cranford asked him in relation to the reports he had heard. In the course of the conversation Green got mad and made at Cranford with his hoe raised in a striking position. Cranford gave back some ten paces- Green pursuing-until near the fence he gathered up a piece of fence rail and struck Green just as he had struck with his hoe in front of Cranford. The blow felled Green to the ground. Cranford helped him up and put on his hat, which had fallen off. Green then, after a few words, started for his home-a few hundred yards off-and upon arriving told his wife that Cranford had killed him. He then became insensible, in which state he remained until death ensued, on Wednesday morning after. The post mortem examination at the coroner's inquest disclosed a fracture in the skull about three inches in length, running from the temple back across  the head. Cranford appears to regret the occurrence very much and says that he had no idea of killing Green, but merely acted in self-defence. The court bound Cranford over in a bond of $500. He found the necessary security on the spot, and was released. Big Sandy.

September 17, 1872
Macon Weekly Telegraph
TWIGGS COUNTY SHERIFF'S SALES.  Will be sold before the Court-house door in Jeffersonville, Twiggs county, on the first Tuesday in October next, between the legal hours of sale, the following property, to-wit: 76¼ acres of land lot No. 176, 202 ½ acres of land lot 186, 101¼ acres of land lot No. 212, 101¼ acres of land lot No. 205, total amount 481½ acres in the 25th district of Twiggs county, known as the land whereon H. M. Loyless now lives. Also the crop on said land, one cotton gin, forty saw and 68 cords of pine wood. Levied on as the property of H. M. Loyless to satisfy one fi fa issued in Twiggs Superior Court in favor of Daniel Bullard, now controlled by William Frank and Harden T. Smith. Property pointed out by plaintiff's attorney.
  Also, at the same time and place, 100 acres of lot of land No. 5, 202½ acres of lot of land No. 7, and 100 acres of lot of land No. 8 in the 25th district of Twiggs county; total amount 402½ acres. Levied on as the property of E. A. Wimberly, executor of the estate ofE. Wimberly, deceased, to satisfy one fi fa issued from Twiggs Superior Court in favor of Hardeman & Sparks vs E. A. Wimberly. Property pointed out by defendant.
  Also at the same time and place, will be sold 405 acres of land, more or less, No. not known, but in the 25th district of said county of Twiggs, bounded by lands of T. S. Jones,James T. Glover, estate of Wm. S. Kelly and F. A. Finch. Also,  one sorrel hourse levied on as the property of Robert F. Averitt to satisfy one fi fa issued from Twiggs Superior Court in favor of F. A. Finch vs R. F. Averitt.
  Also at the same time and place, one two-horse wagon. Levied on as the property of John Phillips to satisfy one fi fa issued from Twiggs Superior Court in favor of W. A. Huff vs John Phillips and B. F. Reid. Property pointed out by plaintiff's attorney.
 Also at the same time and place, one buggy and harness, one gray mule, one black mule, six head of hogs and one saddle and blanket. Levied on as the property of J. F. Vinson to satisfy one fi fa issued from Twiggs Superior Court in favor Ross & Coleman vs C. A. Solomon and J. F. Vinson. Property pointed out by plaintiff's attorney.
  Also at the same time and place, 405 acres of land, one Lot No. 41 and one lot No. 34, in the 24th district of Twiggs county. Levied on as the property of E. J. Collins, administrator, etc., to satisfy one fi fa issued from Twiggs Superior Court in favor of J. F. Shine, Ordinary, vs Joseph Newby and E. J. Collins, administrator, etc, of the estate of J. M. Ware, deceased.
   Also at the same time and place, 300 acres of land, more or less, Nos. not known, bounded by C. R. Faulk and Robert Paul; and 287 acres, Nos. not known, bounded by Mrs. Kelly and T. Cook; and one house and lot in the village of Jeffersonville, known as the "Floyd House Hotel," all of said lands lying and being in said county; and also the household and kitchen furniture of said Floyd house; the same being the property of Floyd A. Finch. Levied on to satisfy three fi fas issued from Twiggs Superior Court - one in favor of R. F. Averett for the use of Ruth E. Averett, and one in favor of Robert Paul and one in favor of Addie Pearse vs F. A. Finch. Property pointed out by plaintiff's attorney. JAS. T. EVANS, Sheriff.

December 11, 1872
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs.Mary Evans Crocker of Twiggs county, Ga., was born April 25th 1783 and died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Fort, in Stewart county, Oct. 20th 1872.

December 17, 1872
Macon Weekly Telegraph
MARRIED. Near Twigsville, on the 5th inst., by John S. Evans, Esq., Mr. Cohen F. Asbell and Miss Susan L. Newby, all of Twiggs county, Ga. J.T. E..

December 17, 1872
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Mrs. Ard, a widow lady about seventy years of age, residing in Twiggs county, with the assistance of her daughter, a young lady about twenty five years of age, raised the present season two bales of cotton. The two ladies broke up the land and planted, cultivated and gathered the crop, without any assistance whatever. The crop was well packed, shipped to Macon and sold for their benefit, yielding them a snug little sum of money, The old lady was in the city the other day, and was as proud of her success in planting as a young girl is of her first sweetheart.

December 24, 1872
Macon Weekly Telegraph
EXECUTORS' SALE - Will be sold on the first Tuesday in January next, in Jeffersonville, Twiggs county, between the usual hours of sale, agreeable to the last will and testament of William Crocker, deceased, three lots of land, containing each 202½ acres, more or less, all in the 25th District, formerly Wilkinson now Twiggs county, (numbers not known,) situated near Marion, the former county site of said county of Twiggs, and adjoining the land of William Faulk, Charles Faulk and William Solomon, and known as the Crocker Plantation. Sold as the property of William Crocker deceased. Sold for the purpose of distribution among the heirs. Terms on the day of sale. W. N. L. CROCKER, Executor

EXECUTORS' SALE - Will be sold on the first Tuesday in January next, in Jeffersonville, Twiggs county, between the usual hours of sale, one lot of land No. 4, containing 202½ acres, more or less, belonging to the estate of Rev. C. A. Tharpe, deceased, and adjoining the lands of T. W. Burkett, J. A. Nelson, and others. On the premises are to be found a good ginhouse and wooden screw. Sold for the benefit of the heirs. Terms made known on day of sale. Joseph Tharpe, Simeon Tharpe, Executors.

ADMINISTRATORS SALE. - By virtue of an order of the Court of Ordinary of Twiggs county, will be sold in the town of Jeffersonville, Twiggs county, on the first Tuesday in January, 1873, between the usual hours of sale, the following described lands belonging to the estate of Theophilius Sauls, deceased, to wit: Lots Nos. 26, 20, . 40 acres of Lot No. 27 and 16 acres of lot no. 21 - containing in the aggregate 471 acres more or less, in the 23d district of said county. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said deceased. Terms cash. WM. B. STEELY, Admr.

ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE. By virtue of an order of the Court of Ordinary of Twiggs county, will be sold before the Court-house door, in the town of Jeffersonville, in said county, within the legal hours of sale, on the first Tuesday in January next, 400 acres of land, more or less, known as Read's River Flats, lying near the residence of Wm. Read, in the 28th district of said county, as the property of the estate of Wm. Read, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of the estate. Terms cash. JOHN H. FITZPATRICK, Admr. de bonis non.


February 8, 1873
Columbus Daily Enquirer
J. R. Coombs of Twiggs county, aged 53 years, died on the 5th.

February 12, 1873
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Laura L. Tarver, daughter of Caroline and Henry S. Wimberly, was born in Twiggs county, Ga., Oct. 19th 1846. (date of death not stated)

April 26, 1873
Atlanta Constitution
Major James Balkcom died in Twiggs county on the 21st inst.

Georgia Weekly Telegraph and Journal & Messenger
April 29, 1873
HORRIBLE DEATH - We Quote the following from the Fort Valley Mirror:
   Monday morning a young man named Wm. Lowe, living with Mr. Seab. Mims, about three miles in the country, hitched two mules to the front wheel of the wagon and went down to the mill to get a log cart. The lines by some means became disconnected, and the mules began to run at a fearful speed. The young man fell over in front of the wheel, and his feet being fastened between the hounds he was unable to extricate himself. The mules ran against a telegraph pole and then he came loose from the wagon. It is supposed from the bruises on his chest that the wagon wheel was on him all the time. The body was badly bruised from the back of the neck all the way down the spinal column. He did not live but a few minutes after the accident happened. Mr. Lowe was raised in Twiggs county, and this will be sad news to his friends and relatives in that county. 

June 10, 1873
Georgia Weekly Telegraph and Journal & Messenger
SMALL POX IN TWIGGS COUNTY - We learn that there are some thirty cases if small pox in Twiggs county, and that several deaths have already occurred. It is among the colored people in the thickly settled neighborhoods, and the local authorities have thus far been unable to prevent the spread of the disease. The care and management of the small pox patients are left by the laws to the local authority, and the county has to foot the expense. The spread of the disease, therefore, makes it a serious thing to the county of Twiggs.

June 24, 1873
Georgia Weekly Telegraph and Journal & Messenger
From Twiggs County, Twiggs County, Ga., June 18, 1873.
Editors Telegraph and Messenger: I have noticed in nearly all of your issues letters and reports from various counties in the State, representing the condition of crops. Therefore, I hope you will bear with me to tell you our condition in Twiggs county. First, enclosed I send you a sample of cotton, which you may see at once is knee high (to a duck) and not full of forms. We have broad fields of cotton like this in Twiggs, and the continued heavy rains that have visited us almost daily for the past six weeks, together with the cold nights of May, has caused our cotton, in any quantify, to gradually grow less and die out. Unless we have more sunshine and less rain very soon the grass will cover the remainder of it.
  Our grass crop will now measure as high as any "Lee county man's" stalk of cotton he gets from "hind de garding," and sends you so forward and full of forms; and right here let me say, ten chances to one "these soon birds" have given warehouse liens and want to give another "Pape."
  Corn crops look better than any thing else but they are suffering for tillage, and without it, will not mature well.
  We have some twenty cases of smallpox in the county, and those who never had measles before have them now.
  Besides all this Messrs. Editors, we have read carefully Mayor Huff's appeal to Georgians, telling us of our true condition, and unless we adhere to its teaching, inswampico non comatibus, Twiggs county, Georgia , and the Southern States.
  It it continues to rain, and navigation is free to all, and when the caterpillars comes, you may again hear from, yours truly, MAX EMANUEL

July 9, 1873
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. Near Twiggsville, Twiggs county, Ga., on the 15th of June, 1873, by John S. Evans, Esq., Mr. Levy Sauls to Miss Queen Newby, all of Twiggs co., Ga.

August 19, 1873
Macon Weekly Telegraph
MURDER. Knives and Bludgeons at a Negro Meeting.
  There is a negro church in Twiggs county known as Chance Hill Church, where the negroes of the surrounding neighborhoods meet seven nights in a week and hold their hullabaloo until midnight, and then go on their nocturnal prowling and foraging expeditions.
  On the night of the 10th instant, they had their usual nocturnal yell, made  up of preaching, singing and praying, with the regular amount of throat-splitting, shouting and howling, and the congregation had been dismissed. An young buck of the crowd, namedGus Tharp, being overwhelmed by the surrounding influences, and deeply wrought upon by the fascinations of Cora Andrews, the wife of John Andrews, he gave her a seductive pat on the shoulder, and uttered some sentiments in her ear which were neither religious - as the time and place would seem to have inspired-nor such as a man should speak to the wife of another individual. Cora, instead of resenting his affront, as a discreet woman should, lent a willing ear, and returned smile for smile, in a manner that was well calculated to provoke the wrath of her husband, who was an observer of this ill-timed familiarity.
  Andrews was incensed at the conduct displayed by the pair, and at once proceeded to castigate Tharp. He had struck him a few pretty severe blows with a stick when a large portion of the crowd gathered around him and began to shout "Kill him! Catch him! Kill him!" etc. Andrews told them to come one at a time and give him a chance and he would attend to the whole crowd, but they yelled all the louder "Kill him! Kill him!"
  Andrews then saw that his only chance of escape from rough treatment was by running, and he immediately put that plan into execution, but unfortunately there were fleeter feet than his in the crowd, and he was overtaken and stabbed and beaten to death. After he had fallen they stamped and kicked him, until some of the more sober in the crowd persuaded them to desist.
  The principal perpetrators of this crime are Obe Phillips, Tillman Tharp and Henry Tharp, all of whom are members of the above named church. Tillman Tharp is one of the high functionaries, one of the sentinels upon the tower.
  Our informant does not state whether or not any arrests have been made.

September 9, 1873
Macon Telegraph
..101 1/4 acres of land, more or less, being part of lot No. 90. 101 1/4 acres, being part of lot No. 103, lying in the 28th district of Twiggs county, bounded by Elam Hinson, Jr., Moses Hartley and W. H. Bull, now in the possession of T. J. Roberson. Levied on as the property of Hardy Solomon.
Also, one house and lot, known as the Floyd House, in Jeffersonville, Twiggs county. Also, one cotton gin and band, as the property
of F. A. Finch

Two hundred and ten acres of land more or less, lot No. 179, and south corner part lot No. 178, lying in the 28th distyrict of said county. Levied on as the property of Joseph Blackshear...

481 acres of land, more or less, bounded as follows: On the north by Tarver and Brother, south by M. E. Slappy and M. E. Carter, west by J. J. Hodges and R. R. Slappey, Jr., and east by A.M.  Smith. Levied on as the property of John A. McCrea, adminstrator of Gustavus McCrea...

841 acres, more or less of land, described as follows:
110 acres of land bounded by the lands of estate of Gustavus McCrea, M.E. Slappy, J. Marchman and Mrs. M. E. Carter,
75 acres of part lot No 232,
one lot containing 202 1/2 acres, No. 261,
183 acres of part lot No. 260
68 1/2 acres of part lot No. 273
one lot containing 202 1/2 acres, No. 272,
lying in the 24th district
of Twiggs county, the lands bounded by estate of Gustavus McCrea, M. E. Slappy, Irby Marchman, F. Slappy, Twiggs and Pulaski line, and estate of B. Jordan.
  Also 1 mare mule named Kit, 6 years of age; 1 mare mule named Rhody, 18 years of age, 1 mare mule named Boxk, 18 years of age, 1 mare mule named Kate, 18 years of age; 40 head of cattle, consisting of cows, calves, yearlings and 1 yoke of oxen, 7 head of hogs, consisting of sows, pigs, shoats; 30 head of sheep, 10 stacks of fodder. All levied on as the property of Henry Carter.

September 10, 1873
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. Near Jeffersonville, Twiggs county, Ga., on the 26th Aug. 1873, by John S. Evans, Esq., Mr. Elbert T. Sauls to Miss Isadore Sauls, all of Twiggs county, Ga.

September 12, 1873
Macon Telegraph
~excerpts~ TWIGGS COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF'S SALES.. sold first Tuesday in Ocobter next,
   Three hundred (300) acres of land, more or less, Nos. not known, bounded by the public road leading from Jeffersonville to Macon, and estate of J. G. Wall, and a plantation road leading from Rebecca Cook's by the old Chappell place to the Macon road. Levied on as the property of J. C. favor of Mary Chappell, guardian, etc. vs J. W. Woodall, and W. E. Epps, and W. J. Burkett, adminstrators on the estate of J. C. Epps, deceased.
  Also, at the same time and place, two hundred (200) acres, more or less, Nos. not known, but known as the Cowan place....adminstrators on the estate of J. C. Epps, deceased. Jas. C. Herring, Dep. Sh'ff.

  Two hundred two and a half (202 1/2) acres of land, No. not known, bounded by R. F. Rea, W. T. Philips and of Haywood H. Philips. Also, two hundred (200) acres, more or less, No. one hundred and fifty-one (151). of W. T. Philips, said lands in the 28th district of said county....

 Lot No. 34, containing 202 1/2 acres, more or less, and part of lot No. 151, containing 77 1/2 acres, more of less, both of which said lots lying and being in the 26th district of said county, and known as the old Solomon K. Long place, now in possession as tenant. ..favor of S. K. and M. A. Long, for the use of M. J. Carswell vs E. W. Hughs. James T. Evans, Sheriff.

TWIGGS COUNTY SHERIFF SALES...first Tuesday in October next..
    Two hundred and ten acres of land more or less, descrbed by lot No. 179, and south corner part of lot No. 178, lying in the 28th district of said of Joseph Blackshear...
   Also....255 acres of land, more or less, described as follows: 50 acres of lot No. 41, west corner of said lot
101 1/4 acres of the south half of lot No. 33
101 1/4 acres, east half of lot No. 43
202 1/2 acres of lot No. 32. Levied on as the property of A. E. Nash, administrator on estate of W. S. Lingo and Hubbard Reynolds...lying in the 27th district of said county.
   Also at the same time and place, 481 acres of land, more or less, bounded as follows: On the north by Tarver and Brother, south by M. E. Slappy and M. E. Carter, west by J. J. Hodges and R. R. Slappey, Jr. and east by A. M. smith. Levied on as the property of John A. McCrea, adminstrator of Gustavus McCrea.
    Also at the same time and place, 841 acres, more or less of land described as follows: 110 acres of land bounded by the lands of estate of Gustavus McCrea, M. E. Slappy, J. Marchman an Mrs. M. E. Cater,
75 acres of part lot No. 232
one lot containing 202 1/2 ares, no. 261
182 3/4 acrs of part lot No. 260
58 1/2 acres of part lot No. 273
one lot containing 202 1/2 acres, No. 272, lying in the 24th district..bounded by estate of Guestavus McCrea, M. E. Slappy, Irby Marchman, F. Slappy, Twiggs and Pulaski line, and estate of B. Jordan. Also, 1 mare mule named Kit, 6 yers of age; 1 horse mule named Brandy, 6 years of age; 1 mare mule named Rhody, 18 years of age; 1 mare mule named Bock, 18 yers of age; 1 mare mule named Kate, 18 years age, 40 head of cattle, consisting of cows, calves, yerling and 1 yoke of oxen; 7 head of hogs, consisting of sows, pigs, shoats; 20 head of sheep, 10 stacks of fodder.All levied on as the property of Henry Carter. James T. Evans, Sheriff

October 8, 1873
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. N. E. Lyles died in Twiggs county, Ga., August 6th 1873, in the 26th year of her age.

November 5, 1873
The Southern Christian Advocate
Died. In Twiggs county, Oct. 23d, 1873, Hal. E. Plank, aged nearly four years; also on the 24th Oct. Hartwell Hill, aged eight months, sons of Dr. H. S. and E. L. Wimberly

November 26, 1873
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. November 6th, near Twiggsville, Twiggs county, Ga., by John S. Evans, Esq., Mr. Randal Railey to MissGeorgean Garvis, all of Twiggs county, Ga.

November 29, 1873
Atlanta Constitution
MARRIAGES.   Thursday evening, the 25th instant, at the residence of the bride's father, Colonel H. L. Dennard, of Perry, Miss Mary E. Dennard was married to Mr. Dudley M. Hughes, of Twiggs county. A large number of friends were present, and the wedding was a most brilliant affair.

December 20, 1873
Augusta Chronicle
Bankrupt Sale.
By virture of an order of the Honorable the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of Georgia, will be sold, free from all encumbrances whatever, on the first Tuesday in JANUARY next, in front of the Court House door, in Jeffersonville, to the highest bidder, the following property, to-wit:
    Three thousand two hundred acres more or less, lying in Twiggs county, adjoining land of John T. Fitzpatrick, T. Jones and others, and known as the Myrick Mill's Place. The above property to be sold in lots of 202 1-2 acres, more or less.
   Property sold as assets of Stith P. Myrick, Bankrupt. Terms-Cash. BENJ. W. BARROW, W. McKINLEY, JR., Assignees
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December 24, 1873
The Southern Christian Advocate
December 16, 1873, in Twiggs county, Ga., by Rev. C. W. Smith, Dr. A. Mathis of Sandersville, to Miss Nannie G. Gibson, of Twiggs county.

January 27, 1874
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Notice--Arrest the Thief.
  I will pay Twenty Dollars each for the arrest and delivery to me of the Four Prisoners who escaped jail on the night of the 19th inst.- Robert Bumgarner alias William Hicks, white, about niineteen or twenty years of age, weighing about 150 pounds, about 5 feet 10 inches high, fair complexion, light hair, with down look when spoken to, and says he was raised in North Carolina. Henry Tharp and Tilman Tharp, colored, both of medium height and copper color, age respectively about 22 and 29 years, weighing about 150 or 160 pounds each. Obadiah Phillips is about 21 years of age, yellow complexion, weighs about 150 pounds, medium height. The last three named were raised in Twiggs county, Pearson's district, and were charged with the offense of murder. The first-named was tried and convicted for the offense of horse-stealing and sentenced to five years labor in the penitentiary. James T. Evans, Sheriff Twiggs County. jan 21

April 15, 1874
The Southern Christian Advocate
Near Twiggsville, Twiggs county, Ga., March 12th, 1874, by John S. Evans, Esq., Mr. H. J. Newby to Miss Willie Hunter, all of Twiggs county, Ga.

April 26, 1874
Augusta Chronicle
John H. Fitzpatrick, of Twiggs county, was drowned in Myrick's mill last Saturday. It is supposed that he fell from a bridge into the race.

May 27, 1874
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs.Carrie D. Jones, wife of J. D. Jones and daughter of  Dr. Henry S. and Caroline Wimberly, was born in Twiggs county, Georgia, on 24th of February 1850 and died --- 21st 1874, at her residence in Jeffersonville, Ga. She leaves two little girls, one an infant.

July 14, 1874
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
   Mr. Thomas Chivers, of Twiggs county, died a few days ago at the age of sixty years. While Mr. Chivers was a man of comfortable means, a good citizen and a good neighbor, he was, withal, a man of some eccentricity. A few year ago he purchased the coffin in which he was to be buried, and also had a stone made that was to mark his grave. Besides this he had his shroud and grave clothing prepared, and actually had the grave dug in which he was buried. Less than a week before his death he was out, in his usual health, having some work done about his grave which was necessary to complete it.

July 24, 1874
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
Macon, July 22, 1874
Trial of George M. Bull for the Murder of Mitchell
   The assassination of Wm. D. Mitchell, a planter of Twiggs county, by George M. Bull, on the 27th of May, is fresh in the minds of your readers. Mitchell was thought by Dr. Bull and his son George to have seduced his daughter, Lucinda Bull. Threats and counter-threats followed the scandal until finally George bull and his father made a regular ambuscade three miles from Macon. George posted himself in a thicket, eight steps from the road, with double-barreled shot gun in hand, and there waited the approach of Mitchell, who was then in Macon, and he knew it. When Mitchell rode up he was shot from his mule, and fell dead in the road. The shooting and George Bull were seen by old man Wall, a good old man, who was riding with Mitchell, but six steps behind him.
  The evidence, so far, plainly establishes: 1st. The improper intercourse of Mitchell and Lucinda; that he said so himself only. The defense claims this was a slander. 2d. That Mitchell was a drunkard, libertine and bully. 3d. That George Bull killed him in the manner above related, with the full knowledge, consent and assistance of his father. The Court room is thronged with spectators and witnesses. The case excites a great deal of comment both here and in our adjoining county of Twiggs. The testimony was closed to-day and the case I presume will be given to the jury late to-morrow night. Six speeches are to be made. Bull will be acquitted.

July 24, 1874
Atlanta Constitution
THE MITCHELL HOMICIDE. The Acquittal of Geo. M. Bull.
   To the exclusion of other matters of local character, we have given our columns for several days to the publication of the testimony just concluded yesterday morning in this case. The parties connected, and the witnesses, about thirty in number, were all from Twiggs county, though the killing of Wm. D. Mitchell occurred in Bibb, within a few miles of Macon. The case was one of unusual interest, and the court room was thronged with auditors during the whole trial. After the testimony was concluded, it was agreed among the counsel that three speeches would be made on each side, limiting each speaker to an hour's time.
  Much was expected of these gentlemen in forensic effort and knowledge of criminal law; nor was that expectation disappointed, for the arguments were exhausted upon both sides, and the eloquence displayed was never surpassed, and probably never equaled, on any one trial in the present courtroom.
   Wm. D. Mitchell settled in Twiggs county in 1865. He was possessed of fascinating manners, handsome appearance and a silver tongue, and was fond of wine and women. He was hospitably received by the neighborhood where he resided for a long time, and became, through the hospitality of Dr. Bull, well acquainted with his family.
   Mitchell was a married man, about thirty years of age, and considered himself the gay Lothario of his section. He took pride in boasting of his conquests in love matters, and voluntarily entertained friends and strangers with his exploits in libertinism. He proclaimed his triumph over the young daughter of Dr. Bull, and persisted in repeating the story of his intimacy with her, until her character was blighted and society excluded her. The reports were communicated to Dr. Bull, who made them known to his son George. Efforts were made by Dr. Bull to trace the origin of these poisonous rumors, and they were found in every instant to emanate from the lips of Mitchell. Dr. Bull sought through a friend an interview with Mitchell, both parties to meet without arms, in the presence of mutual friends. A denial upon Mitchell's part of his intimacy with Bull's daughter was all that was required to stop the rumors and reconcile all parties. Mitchell avoided the interview, and secretly left for South Carolina. In a month afterwards he returned to Twiggs county and renewed the circulation of the rumors, and told of his numerous illicit love adventures while absent, and expressed his intention to continue them in Twiggs. Threats were made by Bull and Mitchell to kill each other. They went armed for several months without a meeting. Dr. Bull removed from the neighborhood, and Mitchell continued to persecute his family. Finally, on the 29th of May lst, Dr. Bull and son were in ambush near Macon, and the son fired upon Mitchell while passing along the road, and he was instantly killed.
   There was not a word in the evidence to show that Miss Bull had been seduced, other that Mitchell's own babbling statements and avowals to others. The slanders were as injurious to the character of the young girl as the act could have been were she guilty. Judge Hill so charged the jury on this point, and that body seemed to act upon it, for after setting three days and convinced two nights from all outside matters, they rendered a verdict in less that half an hour's consideration of -not guilty, - Macon Star.

July 28, 1874
Macon Weekly Telegraph
A Social Meeting at Liberty Hill Grange, Twiggs County.
  Editors Telegraph and Messenger: At Liberty Hill Grange, on Saturday the 18th inst., there met as large a concourse of the citizens and the adjoining counties as has assembled since the war.
   The call made by the Liberty Hill Grange, embraced Odd Fellows, Masons, Good Templars, the Patrons of Husbandry and the citizens generally, for a day of social greeting and good fellowship
  The meeting was held in the church at Liberty Hill. In the upper story are the Liberty Hill Grange and the Good Templar's room, two large and commodious apartments; thus, in their midst have erected a "local habitation and a name," for these good works.
  All were disappointed in not hearing Gen. A. H. Colquitt who was expected, but he had made a previous engagement in a distant part of the State.
  The speeches by Judge Jones, Captain Wimberly, Col. Slappey, Rev. William Griffin, and others, expressed the sentiments of the large audience, viz: that we are blessed beyound our deserts in the varied natural resources of our State and county, that in ourselves, our temperance, our industry, and enterprise we possess the power to seize and apply these advantages and make Georgia, not only the Empire State of the South, but of the world.
   No political matters were touched; the speakers seemed thoroughly convinced that a permanent prosperity must being at the firesides of the yeomanry of the country; that the God-given manhood of the people was not bought or lost with the negro, and will assert itself' that the organization of the Patrons of Husbandry is the means of united and intelligent action; that trade and manufacturing enterprises will naturally flow from the wealth accumulated by a surplus of home productions; on the whole, there was so much sound sense expressed and so many comments on the abundant corn crops planted that it was inspiring to hope that once more our glorious old commonwealth had started on a career of independent greatness.
  All seemed actuated, in an unusual degree, by a neighborly and kindly spirit, and when the brass band, which one of the speakers kindly informed the crowd, "was a brass band," struck up an inspiring air, the hilarity became general.
  In the audience we noted two of Macon's most honored citizens, Hon. C. A. Nutting and Hon. Jas. H. Blount.
  After a bountiful dinner, of which about twelve or fifteen hundred persons partook, and a few afternoon hours of social mingling, all separated, feeling that the whole arrangements wee well managed and pleasantly conducted, and had inaugurated an era of kindly feeling and brotherhood, never before attempted.
  Especial thanks are due Wm. Stokes, Esq., and his able corps of gentlemen and lady assistants, for the order and satisfaction with which the whole affair was conducted. VERITE.

October 6, 1874
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
MARRIED - In Twiggs county on the 24th November, by Rev. John Ross, George Granberry, Esq., merchant, to Miss Sarah S. Hill.

October 23, 1874
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
Sam Gove, who cultivates strawberries regularly and runs upon the Radical ticket occasionally in Twiggs county, and who is now a candidate for Congress, has crawled in a hold and pulled the hole in after him. He has not been seen in a month, and says he is afraid to canvass his District. As to what he is afraid of particularly is not so clear.

December 2, 1874
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. Nov. 26, 1874, at the residence of Judge J. N. Burkett, by Rev. C. J. Toole, Mr. Henry D. Clark, of Bibb county, to Miss Hattie V. Mason, of Twiggs county, Ga.

December 8, 1874
Macon Weekly Telegraph
~excerpt~ ELIZA J. PRICE vs. SIMPSON P. PRICE. Lible for divorce, Twiggs Superior Court, October Term 1874.

December 15, 1874
Macon Weekly Telegraph
ABSCONDED - We are pained to learn that Mr. Andrew Sears, a citizen of Twiggs county, who has heretofore borne an unblemished reputation, left home a short time ago for Macon with six bales of cotton, which he sold and with the proceeds in his pocket left for parts unknown. A friend received a letter from him a few days ago dated at Salt Lake City, Utah, and he wrote that he was on his way to "Hell." Pecuniary embarrassment is said to be the cause of his flight. He leaves a young wife and babe to the cold charities of a selfish world.
(Note: He is listed in the 1880 census living with his uncle Washington Ingram in Navarro County, Texas and is in subsequent census records in the county)

December 23/30, 1874
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. In Twiggs county, Ga., Nov. 29, 1874, by Rev. B. H. Sasnett, Col. Joseph D. Jones to Miss Hattie Wimberly, of Twiggs county, Ga.


January 20, 1875
The Southern Christian Advocate
Near Grantville, Ga., on the 12th inst., by W. J. Cotter, Mr. Purnell Hearn, of Tennessee, and Mrs. M. A. R. Kelley, of Twiggs county, Ga.

February 12 1875
The Constitution
DEAD - Mr.J. H. Faulk, of Houston county, died at the residence of Col. W. Frank, in Twiggs county, on the 2d inst.

February 17, 1875
The Southern Christian Advocate
By J. S. Evans, Esq., near Tarversville, Twiggs county, Ga., Feb. 4th, 1875, Mr. John W. Mercer to Miss Laurea A. Wood, all of Twiggs county, Ga.

March 17, 1875
The Southern Christian Advocate
William R. Stevens, my brother, was born near Jeffersonville, Twiggs county, Ga., July 16th 1853, and died at Gordon, Ga., January 29th 1875. J. F. Stevens

March 21, 1875
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
Monday, March 15 witnessed a fearful tornado that swept portions of Jefferson, Johnson, Laurens, Bibb, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties, leaving a scene of rain along its tract.........
     The cyclone also appeared along the line of Laurens and Wilkinson counties. The gin house and store of Nelson Stucky was completely demolished; the barn of Jackson Cook was blown over; the roof of the dwelling of Wm. Crumley was carried away. All ___ around the place of Mr. Jas. Slaughter and others were blown away and scattered in every direction. Trees were torn up, and the destruction was great for many miles. ..........
March 31, 1875
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs.Elizabeth Ronaldson was born in Twiggs county, Ga., March 23d 1815; was first married in 1832 to John B. Hodges, by whom she had six children, four of whom survive her; afterwards married to Maj. W. J. Ronaldson, who has been dead several years; died at Camilla, Ga., February 28th 1875. P. S. Twitty

April 18, 1875
Atlanta Constitution
Married in Georgia. Samuel Sea to Miss Susan Brown, of Twiggs county.

April 23, 1875
Atlanta Constitution
Macon. About three o'clock Sunday afternoon, the residence of Mr. Henry Reynolds, about three miles and a half from Griswoldville, in Twiggs county, took fire accidentally and was entirely destroyed, together with his smoke house and two other outbuildings. No one was on the premises at the time except some ladies, and they were unable to save anything; consequently all of Mr. Reynolds' furniture was destroyed except a couple of beds and some bedding. There was eleven hundred dollars in money in the house which was burned, together with valuable papers notes, etc. Eight hundred and fifty dollars of the money belonged to Mr. W. T. Reynolds, some of the above named, who lives near Griswoldville. The smoke house contained about four thousand pounds of bacon, together with a considerable quantity of lard, etc, all of which was produced by Mr. Reynolds. This was a total loss. The wind, which was blowing almost a gale at the time, set fire to a fence about three hundred yards off, belonging to Mr. H. V. Balkcom, and about fifty panels were burned before the flames were arrested. The loss by this fire is estimated at $7,000, upon which there is no assurance. It is a heavy one to come upon a person in these hard times, or even at any time, no matter how abundant money might be, or how prosperous the country- Macon Telegraph.

April 27, 1875
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
  We learn from the same paper that Mr. Taylor Pope, of Twiggs county, died last week from the effects of an over dose of brandy and morphine taken to relieve tooth ache.

July 20, 1875
Macon Weekly Telegraph
The Twiggs Homicide. We are informed by T. M. Hughes, who manages Myrick's mill in Twiggs county, that the account of the killing of young Dave Hudson on the 3d instant, as published in the Telegraph, was incorrect. He says the negro Joe Redding, who committed the homicide, had threatened Hudson at Gordon some days previous but the latter made light of it, and told Joe that he was coming to the fishing party at the mill on Saturday. That when Hudson came he was wholly unarmed, and upon the negro's approach kicked at him derisively. But Joe had a knife well sharpened for the purpose, and with a single cut finished his victim. Hudson was a good-natured, harmless young man, never known to be in a quarrel with anybody. Joe was a bad, revengeful negro, and in the opinion of Hughes the taking off of young Hudson was a base murder. Joe was foreman of the mill at the time.

July 27, 1875
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
Marriages. In Jeffersonville, 14th, Alfred Chance andMrs. E. J. Evans, all of Twiggs county.
B. J. Drew, of Twiggs county, accidentally shot himself in the right arm the other day, while out gunning.
There will be a Sabbath School Mass Meeting at Antioch Church in Twiggs county, August 9th.

July 27, 1875
The Constitution
MARRIED IN GEORGIA. Alfred Chance to  Mrs. E. J. Evans, of Jeffersonville, on the 14th.
DIED IN GEORGIA. Mrs. J. F. Lindsey, of Twiggs county, on the 16th

July 27, 1875
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
   The Irwinton Southerner publishes that Mrs. McAllum, of Twiggs, mother of Mr. Archibald McAllum, died on the 10th instant, of cancer, in her 93d year.

July 29, 1875
The Constitution
Died in Georgia
Mrs Mary McCallum, of Twiggs county, on the 11th, aged 93. She was the oldest white woman in the county.

August 7, 1875
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
Lynch Law in Twiggs
The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, of a few days since, gave an account of a recent act of lawlessness perpetrated in Twiggs county. A month ago a white man namedDavid Hudson was killed by a negro man named Redding. Redding was arrested, underwent a preliminary examination, and was committed to jail by the Magistrate to await his trial in the Superior Court for murder. Last Saturday night an armed body of men visited the house of the Sheriff of the county, forced him to give up the keys of the jail, and taking the prisoner from his cell tied him to a tree and shot him to death. We are glad to see that our Macon contemporary condemns in fitting language the lawless and inhuman act, but we think that the time has come when the executioners of lynch law should receive something more that the censures of the press. It is time that they were punished by the laws which they violate and the Courts which they insult. Every man concerned in the killing at Jeffersonville should be arrested, tried and punished for murder. The is the way to stop lynching. When a man knows that he puts his neck in the halter every time he murders a prisoner there will not be so many volunteers in jail breaking and butchery.  It is idle to say that the people of the county do not know the parties engaged in the transaction. They can be very easily discovered. We think that this is a case where Governor Smith should interfere. He should urge upon the civil officers of the county to be vigilant in bringing the guilty parties to justice, and he should issue a reward for the arrest of the lynchers. Will he act?

August 17, 1875
Macon Weekly Telegraph
  From the Wilkinson Southerner: We learn from Mr. Wm. Solomon, a citizen of Twiggs, of the commission of that county, on Saturday the 31st ult, of a murder, which for fiendish cruelty stands unparalleled in the history of crime. On that day a number of Negroes beset upon the highway near the residence of Captain J. A. Barclay, an Irish peddler, from Colquitt county, whom they attacked with stones and sticks without any provocation, and slew. They were not instigated, so far as our informant could learn, by any of the motives that usually provoke the crime of murder, such as cupidity, revenge or sudden and violent passion, bu they simply slew him in mere wantonness, in a sport that would have distressed a tiger. Their poor victim offered them no resistance, but pleaded for his life, and was answered by his incarnate and fiendish tormentors with jeers and scoffs and blows.

October 16, 1875
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
ELIZA J. PRICE VS SIMPSON P. PRICE. Libel for divorce in Twiggs Superior Court, October Term, 1874.
  It being shown to the Court by the return of the Sheriff that said Simpson P. Price is not to be found in Twiggs county, and it being further shown to the Court that he does not reside in the State of Georgia, it is now ordered by the Court that the declaration in this case be made upon said Simpson P. Price by a publication of this order once a month for four months before the next term of this Court in the Telegraph and Messenger newspaper, of Macon, Georgia, and that he appear at the April Term, 1875, of Twiggs Superior Court, and be made party defendant thereto, or in default thereof the Court will precede as is prescribed by law. By the Court, October 14, 1874.  __HILL, J.S.C.M.C. Whittle U Gustin, Plaintiff's attorneys. A true extract of the minutes of Twiggs Superior Court, October 5, 1874. W. R. Stanley, Clerk

October 20, 1875
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mary McCallum died on the 11th of July 1875, having attained the extreme age of ninety-two years. Up to the year 1822, she lived in Robinson county, North Carolina, when she moved to Bibb county, Georgia, and resided there until 1840. after that much of her time was spent with her only son, Archibald McCallum, of Twiggs county. In 1813 she joined the Presbyterian Church and continued in that connection until her death.

November 4, 1875
The Constitution
   -Mr. O. G. McCoy, of Jeffersonville, is 73 years of age and lately performed a feat which would have severely tested the endurance of a young man. On Saturday the 16th day of October he labored as a carpenter on the store house of Mr. R. J. Smith at Cool Springs, which was burned that night, and after finishing his days work, rode home, a distance of 15 miles. On arriving at home he found that the corpse of a little great grandchild had arrived to be interred in the cemetery at Jeffersonville. A messenger had to be dispatched to a daughter, who resides 25 miles from Jeffersonville. He unhesitatingly mounted his horse and went to the place and back to Jeffersonville a distance of 50 miles, and reached the latter place before day Sunday morning, having worked 10 hours at a laborious occupation and rode 65 miles performing the whole in a little less that 24 hours, and strange to say although 73 years of age, he did not complain of any extraordinary fatigue, and has since pursued his ordinary occupation. The horse he rode was 30 years of age. - Southerner.

November 4, 1875
The Atlanta Constitution
-James McCallum, of Twiggs county.

November 17, 1875
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
  Mr. John Bull, of Twiggs county, was reported in Macon last Friday to have been killed the day before by being thrown from a mule in a fox chase.

November 24, 1875
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Polly Wimberly, whose maiden name was Bryan, was born in Johnson county, N. C., October 12th 1787; was married to Gen. E. Wimberly in 1809; and died in Twiggs county, Ga., October 21, 1875. Six children survive her.

December 2, 1875
The Constitution
DIED IN GEORGIA.  -On last Sunday, Mr. William Glover, of Twiggs county.

December 22-29, 1875
The Southern Christian Advocate
Levi Ezell was born in Lancaster District, S. C., April 27th 1801, and died in Houston county, Ga., November 20th 1875. Early in life he moved to Twiggs county, Ga., where he married his first wife, Miss Sarah Roach, in 1832. He was married the second time to Miss Pamelia Hall, of Baldwin county, Ga., in 1842. W. F. Robison

January 21, 1876
The Daily Constitution
Mrs. Charity Burkett, of Twiggs county, in a fit of vertigo, fell into the fire and was burned to death. She was 70 years old.- Southerner

January 25, 1876
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
MARRIED, At the residence of the bride, in Twiggs county, Mr. JAMES McINNIS to Mrs. DELPHIA CHIVERS.

February 1, 1876
The Georgia Weekly Telegraph
  Mr. R. F. Everett died in Twiggs county on the 12th inst., of tetanus, or lockjaw, superinduced by injuries received by a fall from a train on the Southwestern railroad a few days before his death. His sufferings were terrible. During the convulsions that preceded his death he would bite through the platina spoons which were put into his mouth with medicine.

February 2, 1876
The Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Charity Burkett, whose maiden name was Hyman, was born in Martin county, North Carolina, February 1804; and died January 10, 1876. She was first married to Randal Cain, with whom she moved to South Carolina. After his death she was married to Solomon Burkett, and in 1822 they moved to Twiggs county, Ga. They were instrument in building up the Church known as "Burkett's."

February 27, 1876
The Daily Constitution
Irwinton.  - Mr. Benjamin Stevens, who lives near Jeffersonville, Twiggs county, while out hunting accidentally shot and killed himself, on last Friday morning. He was, at the time of the accident, standing in a field in which his brother was at work, leaning upon his rifle, which, from some unknown cause, went off, sending a bullet through his body and head. The ball entered on his side, and passing completely through his body came out at his shoulder. His head being turned one side, the ball entered it after coming out of his shoulder and pass through his brain. - Southerner

 - W. H. Fowler to Miss Mary A. Pope, of Twiggs county.

April 11, 1876
The Daily Constitution
  They had  rather a lively time in Twiggs county the other day. A difficulty occurred Tuesday between Maryland Bentford, T. J. Wood, Teaberry Newby, John Lamb, and H. S. Newby. Teaberry Newby was terribly beaten with a piece of scantling by Bentford, who, after knocking him insensible, left, pursued by H. S. Newby. After walking some distance, Bentford turned and retreated with his face to his pursuer, who pulled out his pistol and fired at him, whereupon Bentford commenced firing, advancing in the direction of his foe. After emptying his pistol he left. Examination developed the fact that he had shot Newby in the groin, inflicting a dangerous and perhaps fatal wound. In addition to this wound Newby was also cut severely on the arm with a knife. Mr. John Lamb was cut severely in the back with a knife in the hands of Teaberry Newby.
It was at first thought that he was mortally wounded, but an examination showed that his wounds were not necessarily fatal. Teaberry Newby was horribly mangled about the head and face by blows inflicted by a piece of scantling. Hew was knocked insensible, and was thought at one time to have been dead, but regained his consciousness, and will no doubt soon recover. Bentford and Wood escaped uninjured.

April 25, 1876
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Shocking Homicide in Twiggs County.   On Saturday last about noon an employee at Myrick's Mill, by the name of William Lavarre, was shot and instantly killed by John Edmondson, a young man about 17 or 18 years of age, under the following circumstances; A short time previous to the killing Edmondson had some words, and perhaps blows, with relation to some matters pertaining to the mill business, Lavarre refusing to fight him on account of his youth.
  On Saturday a great crowd gathered at the mill, in consequence of a break in the dam, to catch fish, Edmundson being one of the number. Lavarre, apprehending no trouble, while on his way to his dinner was hailed by Edmundson. Seeing that he was under the influence of liquor Lavarre paid no attention to his call and continued on his way to his dwelling, only a short distance off. Whereupon Edmondson drew his pistol and before he could be prevented fired at Lavarre, the ball striking him in the back of the head, close to the ear, and killing him on the spot in full presence of his wife, who was waiting for him in the door of her house. The community is very much incensed and the murderer would have been severely death with but for the fact that he immediately took to the swamp and has not yet been apprehended. His widow is the daughter of the late Dr. L. W. F. Andrews, and formerly the widow of Charles Ross, who died in Texas some time ago.

Mr. Elias Jones
62 years of age. Died May 9th - Twiggs County

Death Notices, 1870-1879 Georgia Weekly Telegraph and Georgia Journal Messenger
[note this is the publication date, not death date; I have no additional information]
submitted by Christina Auch

May 28, 1876
Daily Constitution
Georgia Gossip
-The Georgia Tigers in Twiggs and Wilkinson is a gang of freebooters. Several parties have been arrested on suspicion.
-Great distress prevails among the poor classes in Twiggs county.

June 04, 1876
Daily Constitution
    - Mr. R. R. Wimberly of Twiggs has 4 large almond trees in his garden which bear fruit of a bitter flavor.

June 20, 1876
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
  We learn that on the night of the 9th inst., the storehouse of Mr. E. J. Collins, at Shady Grove, Twiggs county, was fired by an incendiary and the buildings and contents entirely destroyed.

August 2, 1876
The Constitution
While in Twiggs a few weeks ago we enjoyed the hospitalities of the pleasant home of Col. J. D. Jones, and paid a visit to his beautiful fish pond near his house, and viewed with pleasure the myriad's of fish disporting themselves among the moss in its pellucid waters. We were surprised at the tameness of the fish who came in swarms to the top of the water after the crumbs of brad thrown in by our host. The pond is about an acre in area and is fed by several bold springs, which keep the water clear and pure, and it is a most delightful place for bathing. In the centre of the pond Col. Jones has erected a beautiful octagonal house, access to which is gained by a bridge which is a most delightful place during the warm weather. From the steps of this house we plunged into the pond and enjoyed a most delightful bath. The pond was constructed about one year ago, and about 100 fish placed it it of the varieties known as bream, red-breast, cat and roaches. During they are these fish have produced a hundred fold, and the pond will in a short time furnish an abundance of food for the table. Col. Jones owns about 1,600 acres of land, and is making preparations to engage largely in the rearing of stock and dairy farming. He intends to procure about 100 milch cows, sheep, brook mares, goats and hogs, with the best varieties of poultry, and expects to practically demonstrate to our people that something else besides cotton will pay in this country.

October 3, 1876
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. By Rev. P. W. Edge, September 29, 1876, Mr. James H. Land, to Miss Mary C. Jones, all of Twiggs county, Ga.

October 20, 1876
Daily Constitution
Died  in Georgia. A.M. Smith, of Twiggs County

November 14, 1876
Macon Telegraph
   ~excerpt~It will be with feelings of deep sadness that the friends of ARCHIBALD MCCALLUM will hear of his death, which occurred at his residence, near Jeffersonville, in Twiggs county, on the 15th day of October, 1876. Hiis death was sudden, having been attacked on Tuesday and died on Sunday following. But few knew anything of his illness until they were startled with the unexpected intelligence of his death.
  Mr. McCallum was, at the time of his death, sixty six years of age. He was by birth a North Carolinian. His parents came to Georgia when he was quite young, and settled in Jones county. They remained here, however, but a short time, when, they moved to Bibb county, near the city of Macon...having nearly attained his majority, .. came to Twiggs county, where he lived until his death...husband and father..........

November 21, 1876
Union and Recorder
MARRIED. At the Baptist Church in this city, on the 20th inst., by Rev. S. E. Butler, Mr. WILLIAM B. HARPER, of Twiggs county, and Miss M. EUGENIA MANN, of Milledeville.

December 7, 1876
Daily Constitution
  The Macon Telegraph gives an account of a murder in Twiggs county on Tuesday. It seems that a notorious and bad negro, whose name is Perry Graddy, went to the store of John F. Land, armed with a pistol and a huge club for the express purpose of raising a difficulty. He commenced by cursing and abusing Mr. Robert Land, a brother of Mr. John F. Land, who was clerking for him. He continued to be boisterous, cursing and abusing Mr. Land until it became unbearable. Mr. Land begged and entreated him to leave the store, as he did not want a difficulty with him. The negro finally got out upon the steps of the store and there defied Mr. Land by striking the walls of the house with his club, and cursing him so that he was heard several hundred yards. Mr. Land went towards him to drive him off, when Graddy fired at him with his pistol, the ball taking effect in the left arm, producing a fracture and very painful wound. At this juncture Land fired at him with a shot gun loaded with small shot. Graddy still continued to fire at him with his pistol, when Land shot him down with a pistol, the ball taking effect in the head. The negro fell with his pistol in hand and with his finger on the trigger and a large club in the other hand. Graddy lay in this condition until the coroner of the county came and held according to law, an inquest. The testimony of two witnesses, one a white man and the other a negro, was taken in full and submitted to a jury of twelve good men, when a verdict of justifiable homicide was rendered.

January 23, 1877
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. By Judge H. C. Ward, December 14, 1876, Mr. W. H. Barr to Miss N. A. E. Evans, all of Twiggs county, Ga.

January 30, 1877
Macon Telegraph and Messenger
DIED At her residence in Twiggs county, MRS. DELPHIA MCINNIS. "Precious are the dead that die in the Lord."

February 6, 1877
Atlanta Constitution
Mr. James McInnis, a well-known citizen of Twiggs county, has mysteriously disappeared.

February 20, 1877
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. By Rev. W. R. Steeley, January 21, 1877, Charles W. Mims, Esq., of Twiggs county, Ga., to Miss M. S. Coley, of Pulaski county, Ga.

June 26, 1877
Georgia Weekly Telegraph and Georgia Journal Messenger
Burning of the Twiggs County Jail.   From Mr. P. W. Edge, of Twiggs county, we learn of the jail of that county and the escape of three prisoners, one under sentence of death.
  On Saturday last the jailer went to give the prisoners breakfast, entering the jail with pistol in the waistband of his pants. A negro, Frank Jones, who had been chained to the floor, having broken his shackles, sprung at the keeper and butted him against the wall, when he was seized by another prisoner and held until three of their companions had gotten out of the door, then throwing the jailer around he also passed out. The officer reached for his pistol but it had gotten down his pants leg into his boot. Some delay was had in getting at it, but when he got it he gave chase to the flying prisoners and succeeded in capturing one of them, a negro, charged with burning the gin house of a Mr. Solomon last winter. The other three made good their escape and have not been recaptured.
  The negro, Frank Jones, was convicted at the last term of Twiggs Superior Court of murder in the killing of Peyton Chapman, also colored, and sentenced by Judge Pate to be hanged, but a motion for a new trial was made and denied, and he was only delayed for want of a re-sentence.
   On Thursday morning last about one o'clock, the county jail, of Twiggs was discovered to be on fire and it was with difficulty that five prisoners, who were chained to the floor, were rescued from the flames. The building was totally destroyed, and as the fire was well under headway when discovered, the prisoners had a very narrow escape.
  The origin of the fire is not known, although it is supposed, of course, to have been incendiary, but whether set on fire by the inmates or by parties from without is also unknown.

July 3, 1877
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Four negroes escaped from Twiggs county jail last week by the following well arranged plan. While Mr. Renfroe, the jailor, opened the door to give the prisoners their breakfast he was knocked down by a negro named Peyton (Frank) Jones, under sentence of death for the murder of Peyton Chapman, and was held down by another negro named Seaborn Rouse until Jones and two others escaped, and then followed suit. Pursuit was made and one of the escaping negroes, who was confined for gin house burning, was recaptured.
See:  July 3, 1877;
July 29, 1877;    Sep 30, 1877

July 11, 1877
Augusta Chronicle and Constitutionalist
Twiggs county is minus a jail. It was consumed by fire on last Sunday morning. Five prisoners narrowly escaped.

July 26, 1877
Atlanta Constitution
Mr.John Sanders, an old citizen of Twiggs county, is dead.

July 29, 1877
Macon Weekly Telegraph
  Frank Jones, under sentence of death for the murder of Peyton Chapman, in Twiggs county, and who broke jail about a month ago, was recaptured last week in Laurens county.

September 30, 1877
Macon Weekly Telegraph
TO BE HUNG - Frank Jones, now confined in Irwinton jail, under sentence for the murder of Peyton Chapman will be hung privately at Jeffersonville, Twigs county, next Friday, October 4th.

October 6, 1877
The Macon Telegraph and Messenger
Death of Dr. Jones.   We regret to learn of the death of Dr. Joseph Jones, a well known citizen of Twiggs county. His death occurred on Friday last in Milledgeville. He passed through Macon a few days since on his way to Milledgeville, where he expected to embark in business. He has been subject to hemorrhage for some time from the lungs, and a few days since he had a severe one from which he never recovered. He was twice married, having been joined in wedlock to two sisters, daughters of Mr. Green Roberts, of Jones county, where they were interred. Dr. Jones leaves a wife and child.

November 27, 1877
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. By Rev. J. W. Domingos, November 13, 1877, Mr. Geo. L. Collins, of Montezuma, Macon county, Ga., to Miss Nettie A. Richardson, of Twiggs county, Ga.

January 2, 1878
Atlanta Constitution
(update of news in 1877) March
-A sixteen pound baby boy born in Twiggs county.

January 29, 1878
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
  Mr. J. H. King, of Macon was married, on the 29th instant, to Miss Anna Aurelia Todd, of Twiggs county.

March 15, 1878
Union and Recorder
  Mr. W. L. Blackshear, of Jeffersonville, died suddenly soon after eating a heavy supper last Sunday night.  He had left the house alone, and half an hour later he was found dead only a short distance from the house. He was about 45 years old and apparently in good health, and is supposed to have died of heart disease. He was truly an excellent citizen, and his loss will be felt in that community.

March 19, 1878
The Southern Christian Advocate
Married. By Rev. J. W. Domingos, February 24, 1878, Mr. Adam A. Long, of Warren county, Ga., to Miss Dora R. Gallemore, of Twiggs county, Ga.

May 10, 1878
Weekly Sumter Republican
~excerpt~ Obituary. Joseph J. Chappell Was born in Hancock county, Ga., Aug. 7th, 1806 - moved to Twiggs county in boyhood - married Miss Mary Lingo in 1826 -
leaving Twiggs in 1832 or '44 he settled in Sumter county, where he lived until 1859 and then moved to Preston, Webster county, where he resided until 1874 when he
moved to Terrell county, where at the residence of his son Dr. T. A. Chappell, he died May 4th 1878.
  He was a member of the Baptist Church for about forty yeas and a Deacon of same many years of his life. During about half his life he was a member of the Masonic
Fraternity. He filled several civil offices from time to time with credit to himself and general satisfaction to all comcerned.
   His companion, now advanced to a green old age, survives.........

October 1, 1878
The Georgia Weekly Telegraph
Death of Rev. Henry Bunn. Our old and esteemed friend, Rev. Henry Bunn, of Twiggs county, as we are sorry to learn, died, near Bullard's Station in that county, yesterday morning, at one o'clock. He had more than past the allotted span of human life. He was born December 18,1795, and dying September 23, 1878, lacked but little of completing eighty-three years. There are few men who have spent that time on earth to better purpose. He was preeminently a righteous man-equally scrupulous in the discharge of all his duties to God and to his fellow man. A devoted minister of the Baptist church, he was no less devoted to everything good and praiseworthy, honorable and benevolent. Punctual as the sundial in the discharge of every obligation, he has left a hallowed memory behind him and has gone hear the sentence :well done, good and faithful servant."

October 1, 1878
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
Rev. Henry Bunn and Mr. J. P. Glover, of Twiggs, were playmates in North Carolina in their boyhood. Both emigrated from the same neigborhood in that State to Twiggs county. Both were elders in the same church. Both died very nearly at the same time, and both buried at the same time, in the same cemetery.

December 31, 1878
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
Meeting of the Colored Citizens of Twiggs County.
  Editors Telegraph and Messenger: In obedience to a call made by the colored citizens of this section of Twiggs county, a meeting of the same convened at Stone Creek for the purpose of nominating a ticket for county officers.
  The meeting was called to order, and, on motion, Chesley Parker was invited to take the chair and Cicero Goodwin requested to sit as Secretary. The chairman in a few simple and well-timed remarks explained the intention of the meeting, and stated that it was for the unity and peace of the two races that he had always worked, and that nothing else save the harmony of the people induced to call and attend that meeting.
  Other speeches were made of the same import. After mature and deliberate consideration, it was moved and unanimously carried that the meeting endorse the whole ticket, nominated in Jeffersonville, Dec. 4, 1878. On motion of the Secretary, a meeting of like character was called at White Springs, on the 27th instant.
  On motion of Moses Harkness, the meeting adjourned. CHESLEY PARKER, Pres. CICERO GOODWIN, Sec. December 27, 1878

May 27, 1879
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
~extract OBITUARY. The subject of this notice, Mr. John Bond was born in Sumpter District, S.C., January 17th 1806, and died in Twiggs county, Ga., April 28th 1879. His father, Solomon Bond, moved from South Carolina to Jones county, Ga., in 1814 and thence to Twiggs county in 1815, where the deceased lived and died. In early life brother Bond was married to Mrs.Elizabeth O'Neal, with whom he lived a long, happy and prosperous life, raising a large family of children, all of whom are highly esteemed for their many virtues. In October, 1837, he was united by baptism to the fellowship of Stone Creek Church, and for forty-two years has faithfully discharged the duties of his place.

September 14 1879
Atlanta Constitution
The Irwinton Southerner and Appeal says that a young man of Twiggs county, nineteen years old, married a girl of fifteen, and last Saturday night she gave birth to three children. No names are given.

September 16, 1879
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
Cutting Affair in Twiggs.  On Wednesday night last, we learn that a cutting affair took place at Liberty Church in Twiggs county, about six miles from Gordon, in which Mr. Sam Veal seriously cut a young man by the name of Smith in the left breast, above the heart, inflicting a serious wond. He bled internally, at last accounts he was in a critical condition. Veal has left for other scenes. There was a woman in the case.

December 2, 1879
Georgia Weekly Telegraph
Died in Twiggs County. Day before yesterday Miss M. H. Slappey, a most estimable young lady of Twiggs county, living near Buzzard Roost, died of consumption. She was aged about twenty years, and had a number of friends in Macon

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