Dr. Charles Henry Phillips
the Farm to the Bishopric."
Dr. Phillips talks about growing up
Milledgeville, " his experiences on the farm where he was born, in
college where he won numerous degrees and in ecclesiastical life, where
he has won for himself many pastorates and many honors. There are interesting
notes on his four trips to Europe as a delegate to conferences. " Pub.
Dr. Charles Henry Phillips
of The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America, published
in 1925 is online at http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/phillips/phillips.html#fp2.
a Voice to the Ancestors
Historical book about Baldwin & Hancock
Racial Mix Families: Ingram, Little, Fraley, Ellis, Allen, Butts, etc.)
Emily Allen Garland, 1st Book Library 2002
Memories: A Memoir Emily Allen Garland, ArthorHouse
Heart, Emily Allen Gardland, AuthorHouse 2009
Making of Milledgeville: The Pictorial History of Baldwin County,
Finney, XLibris 2010
Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879 Adele
Logan Alexander (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1991).
A Work To Be Done, Alger
E. Pitts Xlibris, Corp., 2010
Charles Batton, Union Navy Sailor, Civil
Fred Smith, Union Navy Sailor, Civil
Sandy Parks Union Soldier, Civil War
Allen Brantley aka Allen Blunt received
a federal pension for his work with Sherman's troops during the March
to the Sea. He was in Co. I, 103 Reg USC Inf. Pension as invalid
March 31, 1898. His widow filed June 20, 1932.
Blues was an African American military company organized in 1872 at
Midway with O. T. Adams as captain.Union and Recorder
18 Dec. 1877.
Georgia Volunteers was a African American military company organized
in Milledgeville in 1877 or 1878. Commanded by Capt. Bob Collins. A Flag
was presented to them at the State House Aug. 2, 1878 by Miss Ada R. Lee
response by J. S. Mason. Feb 3, 1880 Alfred Lee was the Capt. when he died
and was buried with military honors. Simon Jones was a member in 1881 when
he died. Union Recorder 12 Feb 1878; 30th July, 1878;
06 Aug. 1878 ; 03 Feb. 1880; 02 Aug 1881
War I Memorial
County Cemeteries (link)
July 23, 1867
A band of colored musicians
left Macon in 1865, and after making a tour through the Northern and Eastern
States, sailed for Europe. By an extract from a letter from
one of the company, publishled in the "Local" of the Journal & Messenger,
we see they are now giving concerts in England. Joe Huson and
Lewis Slatter, two well known colored men, from this city, are members
of the band.
was born in Baldwin County, Ga. April 9, 1899.
She was the daughter of Burton & Ida Fuller who lived in the
Meriwether District. She died in Los Angeles Jan. 31, 1976. Berry Gordy,
Sr. was born in Washington Co. Ga.
Leaders in 1907
Bertha Fuller Gordy, the mother
of Berry Gordy, Jr. of Motown Records.
Union-Recorder Jan 1, 1907
Submitted by Johnette
Baldwin County Schools
Eddy School and Sallie Ellis Davis
was incorporated as a benevolent and charitable
organizated in Scottsboro in 1915. The sole object and purpsoe was to relieve
and care for the sick and poor, bury the dead of its members and their
families and promote Christian civilization. The petitioners were Allen
Richards, William Saulsbury, Bird Hicks, Elisha Davis, Lawson Dickson,
John Pearson, Carter Saulsbury, Charlie Risby, Maude Sanford, Robert Young,
Perry Clark, Allen Killings and Isom Smith.
Baldwin Enterprise Lodge No. 3188
Societies of Daughters of the
Household of Ruth and the Lillies of the Valley. Women's Auxillary
of the Odd Fellows.
The Colored Odd Fellows
Formed in 1880's.
In 1897 the Odd Fellows erected a 3-story brick building on North Wayne
St. for their meetings. The bottom floor had Consolidated Grocery Company,
which closed in 1899, and supply store. In 1917 the building was
for sale by committee members H. J. Myrick, W. F. Steele, Randal
Brass band organized in 1884. It played Sousa-like
music and were very popular. Cicero Wilson was the band leader in
1893. Members in 1895 were William Sparks, Ed Laula, J. B. Cummings,
William Davis, E. West, J. B. Printup, John W. Sinton, W. L. Stewart, C.
F. Wilson, M. H. Hall, L. C. Driscoll, Albert Brown, Richard Mason and
According to an article in The Union Recorder,
31, 1952, Tom Collier won a silver cup at the 1952 American Legion State
Convention. "It was in recognition of his district having the greats increase
in membership. Collier was the first commander of the Warren - Hawkins
Post, local Legion for Negroes."
Warren - Hawkins Post
Submitted by Johnette
Tom Collier started the American Post
and his wife, Luzetta Veal Collier, founded
and the Brick Masons Wives.
Association of Professional Genealogists
Nat'l & GA Chapters -Johnette
Genealogical Society - Organizational Member
at ya ANCESTORS.ORG (nonprofit goal stated on website,
bylaws and Article of Incorporation Docs: Baldwin Co.
Afri-Amer Hx Research)
a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry
in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources
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