May 1, 1816
Departed this life on Wednesday, 17th ult. at his residence in Jones county, the Rev'd ISHAM REESE, in the 60th year of his age. He had professed, and no doubt, enjoyed religion 52 years, had faithfully preached the Gospel in the Methodist order for about 40 years, through all which time his example has been as a light to influence to virtue and holiness. His last affliction, which continued for about eight months, be bore with Christian submission and fortitude, was never heard to murmur or complain, but (as hour holy religion inspires) meekly sunk into the will of his God, and his spirit returned to its long sought rest. To his disconsolate widow and children, the loss is irreparable, but his eternal gain.
September 18, 1816
Died, in Jones County, on the 10th instant, Mrs. Mary Stubbs, consort of Mr. James Stubbs, aged sixty one; for a number of years she was a member of the Baptist Church.
April 20, 1818
Departed this life at Clinton on Wednesday the 15th instant, Mr. Stephen W. Snow, a native of Providence, R. I. Mr. Snow repaired to this state about two years ago, in order to recover his health, and stop if possible, the rapid in ads of the Consumption, on his youthful constitution: But all his exertions have proved abortive, and he has been removed from this vale of tears to the mansions of glory. He has left and affectionate wife and two small children, to mourn their irreparable loss.
May 19, 1818
Died in Clinton, on the 7th inst, Dr. Marshall Durrett, in the 31st year of his age, after suffering a long & painful illness, which he bore with philosophic patience and fortitude. The Doctor was a native of Albemarle county, Virginia, and for a number of years a resident of Georgia, He has left a disconsolate widow, an affectionate brother & a numerous circle of acquaintances by whom he was greatly esteemed and respected.
September 15, 1818
DIED, on the night of the 8th inst. Mrs. Joanna Lamar, aged 24 years consort of Jeremiah Lamar, of Jones county. She has left two children, one an infant 11 days old, and a disconsolate husband, together with a number of relatives, who are feelingly alive to the emotions of sorrow for her untimely exit. She was a loving and affectionate wife - a fond and indulgent mother. As a friend her virtues shone with distinguished luster. To her purity and innocence she added an inexhaustible fund of sensibility.
To those who knew her not, no words can paint,
And those who knew her, know all words are faint.
July 13, 1819
The Rev. Edmund Shackeford, will preach the funeral sermon of Samuel Dent, deceased, at the residence of Mrs. Dents, in Jones ocunty, on the 4th Sabbath, in this month. The friends and relations of the decased, are invited to attend. July 5, 1910/
July 9, 1822
DIED - In Jones county, on the 10th instant, the Rev. JOEL WILLIS, in the 71st year of his age, a minister of the Gospel of the Baptist order for about 40 years. He lived an upright and orderly life, a pattern of piety to all that knew him. He has left a wife and ten children to mourn the death of a deceased husband and father. He was one of the old seventy-sixers.
September 24, 1822
~excerpt~ DIED..At his residence in Jones county, on the night of Wednesday the 11th instant, Col. WM. JONES, after an illness of fourteen days, in, the 44th year of his age...He has left a wife and eight children to deplore his early exit.
September 24, 1822
~excerpt~ DIED, In Jones county, on Tuesday morning the 17th instant, in the 31st year of her age, Mrs. ELIZABETH WATT, wife of Hugh Watt, Esquire, and daughter of General Abraham Phillips, of Rockingham, (N.C.) after a severe attack of the bilious fever for nine days...husband and 4 small children...
September 24, 1822
~excerpt~ death of Mrs. NANCY M. DAVIS, late consort of Major John M. Davis, of Clinton. Mrs. Davis departed this life on Tuesday the 17th instant, in the 27th year of her age; a few days before, she was severely attacked with the bilious pleurisy...Major Davis had resided about twelve months in Clinton...
December 28, 1822
Independent Chronicle and Boston Patriot
DIED. On the 28th ult. at the house of Col. Moses Fort, in Marion, Georgia, Miss Harriot Cushing, preceptress in the Twiggs County Academy, and recently from the town of Chesterfield, Mass. of which she was a native. She died after a severe illness of four weeks, aged 23. During a residence of eleven months in Marion, her amiable, virtuous and accomplished deportment had secured to her the friendship and esteem of all who knew her.
October 22, 1823
Died, in Harrisburg, on the 17th inst. JANE ELIZABETH, daughter of Mr. Jas. Primrose, a most promising and affectionate child, aged four years and three months. The death of this child causes to look back and further record the visitations of the grim tyrant to this afflicted family in a few months - this being the fourth since February last. ELLEN, on the 25th February, at Harrisburg, in her first year.MARY, on the 10th August, in Jones county, in her third year. LYDIA (the twin of Ellen) on the 18th of September, in her second year, in Jones county. Alas! all the anxiety and diligence of the parents, in traveling the country for health for their little ones could not save them - one was taken before they set out, two while in the back country, and another on their return home. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken to his bosom again. Weep not parents your children are happy.
May 8, 1827
DIED..In the 60th year of his age, at his residence in Jones county, on the 23d of April last, JOSEPH DUCKWORTH, of a lingering and painful illness, which he bore with christian fortitude and patience. Mr. Duckwork was an active youth in defence of his country's freedom in quelling Indian disturbances at the close of the Revolutionary war. He has left a disconsolate widow and numerous train of connexions and friends to mourn his irreparable loss - A faithful friend, an affectionate husband, indulgent parent and clement master. Fare thee well, my friend - Peace to thy manes-I knew thee well.
July 21, 1828
DIED. In Clinton, on the 17th June Beaulah Adeline; and on the 22d,Harriet Ann - the former aged 3 yrs 5 months and 17 days; the latter 7 years, 3 months and 17 days, only daughters of Benjamin and Eliza M. W. Trapp.
May 9, 1829
Died. At his residence in Clinton, Jones county, on the 26th ult. after a painful and protracted illness, which he bore with fortitude and resignation Maj. James Billingslea, and old and respectable inhabitant of that place. He was a kind husband, an affectionate parent and a warm friend. He has left a numerous family and a large circle of friends to mourn their irreparable loss.
September 26, 1829
DIED, at LaGrange, Jones county, on the 23d inst. of a short but painful illness, MARTHA ANN WARREN, eldest daughter of Col. Warren Jourdan, aged five years and six months.
"The storms of wintry time will quickly pass, And one unbounded Spring encircle all."
October 10, 1829
Departed this life, on the 6th instant, Mr. John Heath, of Jones county, aged 83 years, and for the last 30 years a pious member of the Methodist Church. A short time before he expired he was a state of delirium, but at the commencement of his attack being asked by a religious friends of his prospect of future happiness, he expressed himself willing to go, that he was done with the world, that he had no doubt of his acceptance with God, and was entirely resigned to the will of his heavenly master. He was a kind and affectionate husband, a good master, an excellent neighbor, and a worthy member of society. Although he has left no children, he has left a widow and a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn their irreparable loss. Thus lived and thus died our worthy brother. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
October 31, 1829
Died. In Jones county, on the 25th inst. Mr. John Whitesett, in the 21st year of his age, late of Rockingham county, North Carolina.
The early exit of Mr. Whitesett, is lamented, but a few months have elapsed since he quit his native home, with the tender partner of his bosom, to await his destiny amongst us; nor was it long before the unfriendly clime brought death. He was an uptight and an unassuming man, the affectionate husband, and the fond and doting parent but ere the darling babe could lisp the fond name "father," he expired. Why speak of him? against him, nothing can be said, -be this his eulogy. A few days ago, health illumined his cheek; and strength and energy were his; Now! he lies-and hes without a pulse!-and where he lies, naught but sordid dust lies there!!"
December 18, 1829
Died - At her father's, (Sterling W. Smith,) in Jones county, on Saturday morning the 5th inst. after a short illness, Mrs. Mary Ann Bray, wife of Thomas H. Bray, of Marion, Twiggs county, in the 20th year of her age.
August 7, 1830
DIED. At the Indian Spring on the 30th of July last, WILLIAM MOUGHON, of Jones county, in the 27th year of his age. He left a wife and one child, to deplore their irreparable loss, together with numerous friends and connexions. - He was a tender and affectionate husband, and a kind and indulgent master, beloved and respected by his neighbors, and if he ever had an enemy in this world, it was never known.
September 6, 1836
~excerpt. DIED, at her father's residence in Jones county, on Saturday evening, the 27th ult., after a short but severe illness, Miss AMANDA BROWN, daughter of Mr. Robin Brown, in the 20th year of her age.
October 9, 1837
Died, In East Macon on Wednesday evening the 4th Inst. Casandra Oliva Hoge, Youngest daughter of the late Solomon Hoge Esq. of Clinton Jones county, aged 8 years, 1 month, and four days.
October 10, 1837
~excerpt~ DIED. At Midway, on Wednesday, the 20th instant, at the house of Mrs. Rutherford, Mr. THOMAS F. GORDON, eldest son of Gen. Gordon, of Jones county, in the 17th year of his age....Midway Seminary, (of whiche the deceased was a member)..
June 25, 1839
DIED. Near Blountsville, Jones county on the 10th inst. Mr. JOHN TICKNER.
Near Blountsville, Jones county, on the 12th inst. of a protracted illness, Major JOHN CURETON, in the 43d year of his age.
July 16, 1839
DIED, At his residence in Jones county, suddenly of cramp colic on the 2d inst. Col. Zachariah Rowe, leaving behind a wife and several small children to lament his death, besides numerous relatives and friends.
September 24, 1839
Died, on Thursday, the 12th inst., at the house of Mr. William Bull, in Monroe county, of the Congestive fever, BENJAMIN LINDSAY, son of Jacob Lindsay, of Jones county, in the 26th year of his age. Mr. Lindsay was a young man much esteemed among his acquaintances, industrious and moral in his habits, unassuming and amiable in his deportment-his memory will long be cherished by a large circle of relations and friends.
October 5, 1840
DIED. At the residence of his father, in Jones county, on the 5th ult., Mr.James W. Merrett, in the 29th year of his age. The deceased was the unfortunate individual so badly injured at the Convention in Macon, on the 23th August by the falling of a portion of the Speaker's stand. He died of the wounds and bruises received from the fatal accident.
December 29, 1840
DIED, at his residence in Jones county, on the 18th inst., Mr. BENJAMIN FINNEY, in the 56th year of his age, and for the last twenty-five years a respectable member of the Baptist Church. He possessed in the last his unshaken confidence in his God. He has left a widow, children, and numerous relatives and friends who deeply deplore his loss.
October 12, 1841
A young man by the name of JAMES BROACH, aged about eighteen years, shot in Clinton on the day of the Election, by Steven G. Pierce. We do not understand that any previous difference existed between them, or even anything amounting to a quarrel, on he day. Broach, was shot through the head with a pistol, and died instantly. Pearce was arrested, and has been committed for trial, and is now in Jail in this city. Macon Messenger.
November 1, 1842
Obituary. Another Revolutionary hero has bade us farewell.-
Died, at his residence in Jones county, on the 18th of October 1842, the venerable citizen and patriot - JOHN LAMAR, Esq. in the 81st year of his age.
November 22, 1842
~excerpt~DIED, at his residence, on the evening of the 2d inst. Mr. NOAH BUTT, aged sixty-six years two months and twenty-five days, and for thirty-three years a citizen of Jones county, and of the neighborhood in which he died.
December 6, 1842
Another Patriot of '76 Gone,
Died, at the residence of Henry Finney, in Jones county, on the 2d November, DANIEL REYNOLDS, in the 81st year of his age, after an illness of fifteen days,
Mr. Reynolds was a native of South Carolina, and emigrated to Georgia during the struggle for liberty between the Colonies and Great Britain,-------
October 10, 1843
Macon Weekly Telegraph
DIED, In Jones county, on the 27th ult. Mr. THOMAS LOWE, aged 48 years. Mr. Lowe was an upright, honorable man, an influential member of the community in which he lived. He had recently represented his county, in the Legislature, and his loss will be deeply felt by a large circle of which he was the most prominent member.
October 24, 1843
~excerpt~DIED. In Jones county, on the 9th instant, of Bilious fever, AMY JOSEPHINE, daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth Passmore, aged 4 years, 11 months, and 18 days......
August 20, 1844
DIED, in Jones county, near Blountsville, on the 7th of August, 1844. of Scarlet Fever, JOHN THOMAS, youngest son of
Cary and Leah Davidson, aged 3 years, 6 months, and 13 days.
August 27, 1844
DIED, In Jones county, on the 20th of July, JOSHUA B. CLARK, after a long and protracted illness. The deceased was born in the State of Virginia, on 5th July, 1778, and removed to this State in early life, settled in Jones county, where he spent a long and useful life. He was respected by all who knew him, for his honesty, morality, and virtue, and his death will be lamented by many near and dear friends.
September 17, 1844
~excerpt~ Departed this life on the 1st inst. at his residence in Jones county, Mr. George Broach, in the 60th year of his age. In the death of this old gentleman society has lost a useful member, and a large circle of acquaintances a valued friend. Mr. Broach was born in Person county, N. C., on the 17th July, 1784, whence he removed to Rockingham, and subsequently emigrated to this State, settling in Jones county, where he has resided for the last 16 years.
He has left behind a window and six children, to mourn a loss that nothing can repay them for....
November 19, 1844
DIED - In Jones county, on the 29th of October, in the 80th year of his age, BENJAMIN BRANTLEY, Esq.
Mr. Brantley was a native of North Carolina, but removed to this State, in the year 1800 and settled in Hancock county, where he resided until 1835, when he removed to Jones County, where he died.
December 30, 1845
~excerpt~DIED - On Monday, Dec. 6th, at the house of her husband, Mr. Thomas Lightfoot, in Jones county, MINERVA OLIVE, fifth daughter of Nathaniel Turbiville, Esq. During her sickness which was very short, she gave strong proof of her reliance upon a happy home in the bosom of her Savior. She expired at about 3 p.m. , aged 18 years, and has left a large number of friends to lament their untimely loss...
November 9, 1847
~excerpt~ Departed this life at the house of Thomas Hunt, Esq., in Jones county, on Sunday the 24th of October last his eldest son, Wm. M. Hunt, in the twenty-second year of his age.
December 3, 1847
DIED, In Jones County, on the 29th ult. Mr. JOHN BLOW, aged 77. Mr. Blow was an old and valuable citizen, long a useful official member of the Methodist Church, and died in peace, much respected and regretted by a large circle of attached kindred and acquaintances. K.
On Sunday morning the 7th ultimo, at the house of the late Mrs. Cabiness, of Jones county, where he had resided upwards of thirty years, Mr. DAVID WARE. For strict morality, honest integrity, and worth of private character, the deceased had no superiors and but few equals. It is believed that he had not an enemy in the world.
June 5, 1849
Departed this life at his residence in Jones County on Thursday morning the 24th ult. in the 67 year of his age Mr. HENRY FINNEY.
Mr. Finney had been the subject of affliction for the last four years, of Palsy, which he submitted to with much fortitude and resignation.
He was not a member of any christian church yet he possessed and practiced all the virtues of a christian's life.
His death has left a vacuum in his family that cannot be filled, and to his stricken and disconsolate wife the partner of his joys and sorrows that loss is irreparable.
July 3, 1849
DIED - On the 26th June, at Blountsville, Jones county (the place of his family residence,) Major FRANCIS TUFTS, in the 70th year of his age. He was born and raised in the State of Massachusetts, moved to Savannah, Geo. when a young man, and moved from there to this county some 25 years ago, and resided here until his death. He left a wife and seven children to lament their irreparable loss . - Maj. Tufts was a kind and affectionate husband, a tender parent, an indulgent master-an honest and correct man, much respected, and his death will long be regretted by all who knew him.
August 28, 1849
DIED. In the town of Clinton, Jones county, on the 18th inst. JAMES GRAY, Esq., in the 61st year of his age. For many years a representative of Jones county in the State Legislature, and long a member of the Inferior Court, which last station he held at the time of his decease.
September 4, 1849
~excerpt~ Departed this life on the 26th ult, after a long and painful illness, STERLING W. SMITH, Sr. Esq'r. in the 67th year of his age - A native of Brunswick County Virginia, but for the last 30 years a resident of the county of Jones in this State....Judge Smith was a highminded and intelligent farmer and devoted his life, mainly to agricultural pursuits...
Departed this life on the 11th
ult. in the 26th year of her age Mrs.
CATHARINE L. DOGGET, wife of Jessie Dogget and daughter of Sterling
W. Smith, Sr. Esq. since deceased. She has left two small children,
a husband and numerous relatives to mourn their untimely loss.....
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