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Upson County Newspapers

Abstracts 1858 | Abstracts 1860

Hickory Nut and Upson Vigil

These two are the earliest newspapers (1830-1836) with George Carey as Editor. There is only ONE issue saved -- Oct 2, 1833. This issue was donated by Wm A. Cobb after G.A. Miller, editor of Upson Pilot, in 1858 mentioned how valuable the early papers would be.
The issue is bound with old Wesleyan Christian Advocate, later Macon Telegraph, Barnesville Gazette, New Orleans Picayune, Columbus Enquirer Sun.
Location Thomaston Archives

From 1837-1857 all legal advertising was published in the Georgia Messenger.


The following Upson County Newspapers are on microfilm available from the University of Georgia, Athens 30601. All the microfilm are also in the Thomaston Archives in Thomaston.

The early issues are not complete, but beginning in l870 all issues are on microfilm.

Abstracts from Upson Pilot

*A fi fa is a judicial writ commanding the sheriff to collect from the goods or real estate of the defendant, the sum recovered in debt or damages. Comes from Latin "cause it to be done". If the amount was over $100 this was turned over to the Superior Court; otherwise it was handled by the Inferior Court.

Dec 2, 1858 Thursday Thomaston GA Volume 1 #3
Editor: G.A. Miller, Esq. (formerly of the Columbus Enquirer)

LEGAL ADVERTISING
Sales of Lands and Negroes, by administrators, Executors and Guardians, are required by law to be held on the first Tuesday in the month between the hours of ten in the forenoon and three in the afternoon at the Court House in the county in which the property is situated. Notices of these sales must be given in a public gazette forty days previous to the day of sale.

Notice for the sale of personal property must be gievn at least 10 days prvious to the day of sale.

Notice to Debtors and Creditors of an Estate must be published forty days.

Notice that application will be made to the Court of Ordinary for leave to sell Land or Negroes must be published weekly for two months.

Citations for Letters of Administration must be published thirty days--for Dismission from Administration, monthly six months--for Dismission from Guardianship forty days.

Rules for foreclosure of Mortgage must be published monthly for four months--for establishing lost papers for the full space of three months--for compelling titles from Executors or Administrators, where a bond has been given by the deceased the full space of three months.

Levert College - 1858 Talbottom
Institution now number 5 with about 62 students and the registration expenses per annum are from $130-150.

Move for a new County We understand a petition to form a new county out of portions of Upson, Pike, and Monroe has been transmitted to the Legislature. A protest numerously signed has also gone on from this county and another is now open for signatures. We belive public sentiment here is unanimously against the movement.

Our polite Assistant Postmaster, Charley Wilson, has placed upon our table the December number of the Lady's Book and Harper's Magazine.

We have examined some inside painting executed by Mr. Francis Jordan, for Mr. Webb, of this place,and deem it but a just reward of merit, and for the information of those citizens of Upson who may need the services of a Painto, to say that we have never seen work done neater or better.

Upson Caves In
The potato we mentioned last week turns out to be "small potato" when compared to the one sent us through Peter E. Dennis, Esq from Joseph Brown, Esq of Talbotton. The potato sent us weighed 10 1/4 pounds, and Mr. Dennis writes it is the least of our which weighted 50 pounds.
Editor of Milledgeville Recorder received one which weighed 14 pounds. On the potato question, Talbot can take our hat!

Affectionately transcribed to my infant daughter Poem by "your affectionate father, Thos Cauthorn.

Subscribers - $2 
J.W. Elliott
W.R. Jackson
W.W. Gibson
W.W. Heartfield
A.C. Rogers
Rev. J.M. Weaver
James Goode
W.G. Hardy
Benj Walker, Sen
T.W. Riviere
Ed Trayler
J.M. S. Green
R.D. Sheptrine
Simeon Roger
J.W. Hightower
Baswell Brown
Joel Mathews
Wm. A. Cobb
Crawford Rogers
S.T. Noel
T.G. Andrews
Wm G. Andrews
Dr. C. Rogers
S.T. Norris
B.F. Mathews
B.B. White
R.B. Lisle
A.J. Roberts
A.J. Williams
W.B. Trice, Sen
A.G. Smith
Thos Cauthorn
P.W. Alexander
James Andrews
J.B. Brown
G.W. Davis
W.H. English
Robert F. Bradley
Leonida Richards
J.F. Hightower
Dr. James Anderson
Dr. J.C. Chatham
A.J. White
F.F. Mathews
R.A. Ford
Jno R. Roberts
R.M. Collier
W. Whateley
J. Colquitt
Robert Colquitt
John A. Laseter
S. Grantland
Dr. J.W. Townsen
Drury Womble
Z. Lawrence
T.J. Nelson
R.F. Patillo
C.V. Collier, Jr.
B.W. Reeves
J.B. Castlen
E.C. Frier
W.B. Spain
G.A. Miller, Jr.
Z.T. Stevenson
Geo. G. Cobb
W.W. Owen
G.H. Furguson
Judge I. Cheney
J.B. McCoy
R.B. Woodall
T.L. Patrick
S. Thorenton
Dr. E.R. Nelson
N. Terry
Dr. J.D. Owen
W.H. McRorey
G.W. Gresham
W.W. Fisher
W.A. Brand
Mrs. M.A. Sullivan
O.C. Gibson
R.S. Holloway
W.S. Middlebrooks
Mrs. S.F. Pitts
James Horsely
J.E. Cobb
S.E. Mills
T.J. Holly
G.L.F. Birdsong
John B. Abercrombie

The Flint River Factory will be sold at the Court House in Thomaston the first Tuesday in January next to the highest bidder, for approved paper, in three annual installments, payable at Christmas 1859, 1860 and 1861.
The place includes 65 acres of land, comfortable dwellings for the help, a good storehouse (a prime stand for Dry Goods), a good ware house, a good grist mill and the factory building, machinery for manufacturing 1,000 bales of Cotton yearly, or more, machine shop --all in good running order.
D and J.J. Grant and N. Respess - Proprietors

Upson County Sheriff's Sale
Will be sold on 1st Tuesday in Jan next before Court House door in Thomaston: 1 negro man slave named Bob of yellow color about 25 or 6 levied on as the property of James S. Walker to satify a fi fa from Upson Superior Court in favor of Wm. E. Castler vs. James S. Walker and Peter W. Alexander, endorser

Also same time and place 300 acres of land, more or less being place lately occupied by Francis M. Richardson adjoining John M.S. Green and Wm H. Cox on the N; Abner Abercrombie on the E; H.B. Mabry on the S; H.B. Mabry and John M.S. Green on W; all in 16th district originally Houston now Upson.

Levied on as property of Francis M. Richardson to satisfy a fi fa Upson Superior Court in favor of Jeremiah Mathews vs said F.M. Richardson for purchase money of said land.

Also 1 sorrel horse about 5 years old levied on James M. Reed and Phillip Reedto satisfy Upson Court against James M. Reed, Phillip Reed and Jptha Reed both in favor of Jefferson Murphy. Nov 30, 1858

Also 1 lot of land #216 in 15th District formerly Monroe now Upson Co. containing 202 1/2 acres more or less adjoining Brdbury Smoot and others and known as Kirkpatrick lot. Levied on property of John Kennedy and now in possession of Thomas Kennedy to satisfy a fi fa issued in Upson Superior Court in favor of Daniel D. Davis pointed out by James W. Green, plantiff's attorney.

Lot of land #149 in 15th District (orginally Monroe, now Upson) George W. Walker now in his possession to satisfy Upson Superior Court in favor of Butler B. Kays vs George W. Walker.

One sorrel mare about 12 years old medium size levied aginst fi fa Upson Superior Court in favor of Swift and Ruggins

Peter E. Butts transfer vs Greene T. Hancock, in possession of Hiram Thompson but found subject to above fi fa by verdict of a jury. J.R. Hutcherson, Deputy Sheriff

Postponed sale: At same time and palce sold house and lot in extreme northern portion of Thomaston now occupied by John Bland, containing 1 acres more or less. Levied off John Bland to satisfy a fi fa by Justice Court for 561st GMD James W. Green and James M. Smith, assignees of Heartfield and Lewis vs John Bland. Levied made by John W. Beall, Constable and returned to me. J.R. Hutcherson, Deputy Sheriff.

THOMASTON BARNESVILLE R R SCHEDULE
The Thomaston Train leaves at 10am. daily (except Sundays) and arrives at Barnesville at 11:20am. Leaves Barnesville at 2:30pm and arrive Thomaston at 4:05pm. J.B. Mickie, Supt

THOMASTON HOTEL
This establishment has undergone some repairs...Horses, buggies, carriages, and hacks kept constantly ready for hire. Thos Cauthorn

All persona re hereby notified not to trade for a note made payable to Chatfield Shelton, for one hundred and two dollars and fifty cents, and signe J.B. Caslen and due the 25th of December next. J.B. Castlen

Vol 1 #9 January 13, 1859

LUMPKIN PALLADIUM
We congratulate Dr. J.C.C. Blackburn upon the enlarged and improved appearance fo the Palladium. The Doctor is now assisted in the literary department by Miss A.E. Blount (Jenny Woodine) and Mrs. J.B. Moore, both ladies of fine talents.

THOMASTON & BARNESVILLE RAILROAD
The annual election for a Board of Directors of this Road was held in the Couthouse here on last Tuesady. Judge Thos F. Bethel, tendered his resignation and Dr. C. Rogers was elected President of the Road. The follwoing gentlemen form the Board for the coming year, viz:
Dr. J.C. Rogers, President and Treasurer; Col Jas M. Smith; Thos W. Riveire, Esq; Wm Lowe, Esq' Dr. John C. Drake; Isaac Cheney, Esq; Thomas F. Bethel, Esq

A TOKEN OF RESPECT
We learn that the ladies of this place have lately presented the Rev. W.G. Parks, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with an elegant set of chairs as a testimonial of their appreciation of his servides as a faithful Minister...

FLINT RIVER ACADEMY
This school is situated 6 miles west of Thomaston in a healthy and moral neighborhood, remote from dram shops * and other places of dissipation and vice. Pupils from a distance can procure Board in good families at cheap rates. No pains will be spared whatsoever to promote the interest of all pupils placed under the direction or charge of the Principal of this School.

The Trustees have secure the services of Mr. W.S. Brown (who has had charge of the Academy for 2 yrs previous) for the ensuing year.

Rates: 1st quarter commencing 2nd Mon, Jan 1859
2nd quarter commencing 3rd Mon, March 1859
3rd quarter commencing 5th Mon, May 1859
4th quarter commencing 2nd Mon,  Aug 1859
Ending 16th oct 1859
Pupils will be charged from their entrance to the end of the quarter in which they enter.
1st class: Orthography, Reading, Writing, Geography
2nd class: English grammar, Arithmetic, Geography, Algebra, Latin, Geometry
Trustees: Daniel Denham, B.F. Torbert, Geo Denham, Chas V. Collier, Lemuel Torbert, Geo W. Ray, E.H. Reeves
R.F. Patillo, secretary
[Note:*dram is a "shot glass" of liquor. Probably referred to Double Bridges (not Thomaston) which sold liquor in "dram shops".]

OAK GROVE ACADEMY
This school sits 3 miles east of Thomaston in a healthy, moral and religious neighborhood free from all places of dissipation and vice. Board can be procured in the best of families at low rates. No pains will be spared to promote the interest of all committed to the charge of the Principal of this school.

We, the Trustees of this Academy, having had the services of J.L. Barker for 2.5 years previously... Course of study about the same as found in academies usually. School will begin 3rd Monday, Jan 1859. As we have employed him by salary, we say the more the lower the rates of tuition. No student taken for less time than one quarter. J.W. Hightower, James Trices, James M. Sullivan, John Trayler, N.G. Colquitt, Trustees

All persons having demands against the estate of William W. Wood dec'd are hereby notified to hand them inproperly attested, and those indebeted to said estate to come forward and pay up without delay. Jan 13, 1859 Irby H. Trafler, Administrator

Thomaston Male and Female Academy. J. M. Green, propietor and principal, assisted by corp of teachers: J.M. Macon A.B.; Miss Mira Campbell, Mrs. J.M. Greene. Begins 2nd Mon Jan. Course of Study:

 Elementary - spelling, reading, writing, mental arithmetic   $8.00

Academic - spelling, reading, writing, 1st lessons in geography, arithmetic, philosophy, English Grammar - $12.00

Scientific - English, Algebra, natural philosophy, arithemetic, geometry, geography of the heavens, chemistry, trignometry, bookkeeping, meterology, astronomy   $16.00

Classical - Latin, Greek, French, Logic, Rhetoric    $20.00

Commercial - Music $22   Drawing $10  Leisurework Embroidery  $10

Wm. H. Smoot is still in town at his old stand, formerly occupied by R. & W.R. Smoot, where he is preparing to do all kinds of carriage repairing at short notice for cash or produce. All those wanting work well done and are willing to assist the needy, will do well to give him a call, as he is determined not to be excelled in prices or quality of work.

River Plantation for sale on Flint River near the Double Bridges. 500 acres. D. Wombles

Hut Travler has a few good horses for sale.

Negroes wanted - T.W. Riveire

New Millinery Store. Mrs. Lipman -- few doors down from Woodson & Bowdre's store

John Thompson purchased interest of W.H. McCorey of late firm Thompson & McCorey. (Dry Goods)

Thomaston Hotel This establishment has undergone some repairs and many of the rooms have been newly furnished. Thos Cauthorn

Stray Mule Dark bay taken up by Judge Wm Lowe about 6 wks ago and transferred to the subscriber. The owner is requested to come forward, pay expenses, prove property and take it away. John Bland.

Vol 1 # 17 Thursday Morning, Mar 10, 1859

Died - At the residence of his father near Thomaston, on Tuesday, the 8th inst, Edward P. Hightower, aged about 17 years. Edward was the son of James W. and Margaret Hightower and was highly promising and greatly beloved by his relatives and associates.

Feb 28. Two months after date of application will be made to Court of Ordinary of Upson County for leave to sell a portion of land belonging to estate of John Barker, dec'd. Alla Barker, Admintrix

Administrator sale will be sold before Courthouse Door in town of Thomaston, 1st Tues of April. LL#190 - 15th District formerly Monroe. Property of JohnHelms, dec'd for distribution among his heirs. Robert Newell, Admin

Guardianship. Jacob Stillwell applied to me for Guardianship of property of Joseph T. Alexander, Mary Ann Alexander, Anna Alexander, Francis M, Eliza Alexander minors under age of 14, orphan children of M.M. Alexander deceased. Wm A. Cobb, Ordinary.

ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE
Will be sold before the Court House door on the 1st Tuesday in April (Thomaston) a lot of land #190 lying in the 15th district of formerly Monroe now Upson County. Said land to be sold as the property of JOHN HELMS, cec'd for distribution among his heirs. ROBERT NEWEL, Admin.

James M. Middlebrooks applies for ltrs of Administration on estate of Mrs. Ann Middlebrook, dec'd.

March 24, 1859

Died - On the 6th inst near Troy, Pike County, Alabama, Naoma, wife of Isaac SAUNDERS, formerly resident of Upson County, GA, after a lingering illness of one hundred and twenty six days. She was a consistent member of the Baptist Chruch.

In Preston, Webster County, on the 10th, Mr. George M. HYDE. He was thrown from his horse and was so injured that he died in about an hour afterwards. He leaves a wife and many friends to mourn his loss.

UPSON SHERIFF'S SALE
Will be sold before the Courthouse door in Thomaston on the first Tuesday in May next, within the legal hours of sale, the following property, to wit: Five negroes, Daniel a man about 47 years old; Diana, a woman about 45 years old; Sophy, a woman about 25 years old; Alice a girl 9 years old; and Dan, a boy about 20 years old. All negroes of yellow complexion and levied on as the property of Daniel Grant, to satisfy a fi fa from Upson Superior Cout in favor of Isaac Scott vs Benjamin Walker, principal and Daniel Grant security on the appeal, also six hundred and seven (607) acres of land more less in the 10th District formerly Monroe, now Upson County, now occupied by Benj Walker, and two negroes, Joe, a boy of yellow complexion about 19 years old, and George,a man of dark complexion about 25 years old, levied on as the property of Benj Walker to satisfy the above stated fi fa in favor of Isaac Scott.

Also, one house and lot in the 10th district near The Rock, now occupied by Wm W. Fergurson levied on as his property to satisfy a fi fa from Upson Superior Court in favor of William H. BEALL vs William W. FERGURSON and Richard A. FORD.

Also a grey horse ten or twelve years old, levied on as the property of Cuthbert S. COLLIER to satisfy a fi fa from Upson Sup Ct in favor of William ZORN vs Cuthbert S. Collier. Abner Abercrombie, Sheriff

POSTPONED SALE. Will be sold at the same time and place, one lot and improvements in the town of Thomaston, adjoining Thomas Beall, and Xenophon Bowdre now occupied by Ausel T. Shackelford, levied on as the property of said Shcackelford to satisfy a fi fa from Upson Sup Ct in favor of Allent Richardson against Ansel T. Shackelford and Allen B. Mallory property pointed out by both defendants. Abner Abercrombie, Sheriff

UPSON SHERIFF SALE. Will be sold at the same time and place, one house and lot in the town of Thomaston, on the west side of the railroad now occupied by Robert Smoot, adjoining the lot occupied by Thopmas Hickman on the North, also one house an dlot on the East of the Rail Road occupied by Philip Ballard adjoining lots of Thos Cauthorn and Daniel R. Beall, also one negro man named Phil about 45 years old, dark complexion all levied on as the property of Thomas L. Walker to satisfy a fifa from Upson Sup Ct in favor of Courtney, Tennant & Co, vs said Walker. J.S. Stamps, Deputy Sheriff

March 31, 1859 Thursday morning

VISIT TO TALBOTTON
Senator Iverson, looking hale and lively...his opposition fo the President's Army Bill and Squatter and Alien Suffrage.
Peter E. Dennis, Esq of the Talbotton Hotel. ...After staying a week with such a landlord as Dennis, however mean you may be, you must feel like a scholar and a gentleman--for good entertainment is worth more than a thousand dull sermons to refine the charities and expand the benevolences of human nature...
Judge H.G. Lamar, who was temporarily presiding won the universal love and respect of the people by his great legal abilities...
Tablot Superior Court - March Term 1859
L.B. Smith		Jack Brown
E.W. Pou		R.M. Willis
A.F. Owen		W.A. Little
Marion Bethune	Wm. D. Elam
J.F. Willis		A.S. Perryman
G.A. Miller		G.A. Hall
R. Mill		Dana L. Brown
J.M. Mathis		R.B. Hinton
W.J. Rains		Robt E. Dixon

This is to forewarn all persons trading for any one of the following described notes as I am determined not to pay any one of them, nor any part of any one of them, unless compelled by Law to do so, as the consideration for which each of them was given has entirely failed. One note for $1,000, due Dec 25, 1859; one note for $650 due June 1, 1859: one note for $800 due Dec 25, 1860; each dated Nov 25, 1858 and made payable to T.H. Wilson and Brothers.....Urban C. Tigner

All persons having claims against the Estate of John M. HUTCHINSON, late of Upson County deceased, would do well to hand them in soon or they will nto be paid. M.H. Sandwich, Atty

RAILROAD MEETING
Connection of the Muscogee and Thomaston and Barnesville Rail Roads
Wed 23rd meeting in courthouse; Chair - G.A. Miller, Esq on motion of Judge Isaac Cheney of Talbot. Col. Jack Brown of Talbot and Col Mustian, President of Muscogee Railroad, then addressed the meeting... Col Mustian stated...cost about $200,000 dollards and that a guarantee of 7 or 8 per cent per annum would be executed to the stock holders, if the amount of the estimated cost could be subscribed.
Motion by Col Brown - Committee of 5 appointed per county
Muscogee - Dr. J.F. Bozman, L.T. Downing, Esq, E. Barnard, Esq, Wm Gray, Esq, Mayor F.G. Wilkins
Talbot County - Judge Isaac Cheney, Col Jack Brown, Joseph H. Persons,Esq, T.A. Brown, Esq, Cyrus Robinson, Esq.
Upson County - Judge T.F. Bethel, Nathan Respass,Esq; George P. Swift,Esq; A.J. White, Esq; T.W. Riviere, Esq.

Thomaston Sax horn band
There will be a meeting on Friday night 1st April in the Courthouse for the purpose of reorganizing the Thomaston Sax Horn Band [Note:The sax horn was one of at least two instruments invented by a 19th century Austrian named Sax (the other instrument was the saxaphone).]

Grand Jury Presentation
We, the grand jurors, selected and sworn for the March Term of Talbot Superior Court for 1859 Beg leave to make the following general presentments.
In our County there is almost a total neglect in the execution of our road and patrol laws. We therefore call the attention of the proper authorities to a more rigid enforcement of said laws.
We have by committees examined the books of the Superior and Inferior Courts and find them, as usual, neatly and correctly kept; and also the books of the county treasurer, and find them in like condition. He has received for the year 1859 $4,168.68 and paid out $3804.70 leaving a balance in his hands of $353.66.
Public Building....necessity of some repairs to the blinds and steps to the Court House. The Jail is in good condition, but recommend the dungeon to be white-washed.
Public Schools. Recommend Inferior Court appoint Commissioners to examine Teachers without delay. Recommend 12.5 per sent on the State Tax to secure the tuition of all poor children that may be placed on the list of poor children by the Justices of the Peace of the different districts. Teachers should be paid 7 cents/day for each poor child taught. ....
Recommend next Legislature empower Grand Jury to regulate license for retailing spiritous liquors. Also prohibit betting on biliard tables, as well as all other games of chance not already prohibited.

W.Drain, Foreman
Marshall Adams, E. Giddings, H.L.B. Jones, Benj F. Fuller,  Robert B. Woodall, John
Adams, John T. McBryde, Henry H. McCrorey, Jas Beverly,  W.C. Sanders, Thos B.
Turner, Stephen Howel, Wm V. Collier, Benj B. Powell,  Lewis A. Chamblee,  Thomas A. Brown, Thomas N. Gibson, John H. Love, Goerge G. Cobb

Notice: I hereby give notice that I have sold the Flint River Factory to Geo P.Swift, John R, Respess, James C. Respass and Wm S. Respass, who will conduct the business hereafter under the name of Respass, Swift and Co. Nathan Repress

Notice: Two months after date application will be made to the Honorable Court of Ordinary of Upson Co for leave to sell a portion of land belonging to the estate of John Barker, dec'd. Alla Barker, Amd'r

One Negro woman named Hulda about 36 yrs. Levied as property of L.J. Price to satisfy 14 fi fas from a Jusctice Court in and for the 561st district GM, in favor of James Harrell vs L.J. Price, John J. Moore and Henry Harrell. Levy made and reurned to me by John W. Beall, Constable.

House and lot occuped by John Bland, bounded on the South by the public road and on the North and West by Wm Lowe's land. Levied on as the property of John Bland, to satisfy 3 fi fas from a Justice's Court in 561st Dist GM, in favor of George L.F. Birdsong vs John Bland and other fi fas in my hands served said Bland. John W. Beall, constable

One Negro man named Phil, about 45. Levied on as the property of Thomas L. Walker to satisfy a fi fa from a Justice's Court in 561 GMD in favor of Hardwich & Cook vs T.L. & D.N. Walker. Property pointed out by P.W. Alexande, plantiff attorney. John W. Beall, constable

Lot of land #87 in 15 Dist formerly Monroe. Levied on as property of James Scoggins to satisfy sundry fi fas from a Justice's Cour in and for the 561st dist, G.M. in favor of Wm Vaughn, Andrew Crawford, Joiner & Reed and Ferril & Maathews vs James Scoggins and JA D Smith vs Saban Scoggins and James Scoggins. Wm Jimmerson, Constable.

100 acres of land in the SW corner of land #114 in 15th Dist formerly Monroe. Property of Perry Coe . Justice's Court claim 537 GMD in favor of James F. Lewis, Perry Coe, G.W. Wlaker vs perry Coe and George W. Ray vs Perry Coe and AH Brown, security. William Jemmerson, Constable.

Louis Hamburger's - Spring and Summer Goods. Ready made clothing men and women. Hardware and crockery.

George W. Davis. Staple and Fancy Goods...latest styles. Liberal discount made for cash.

COTTON PLANTERS
Having purchased the righ tof Massey's Patent Iron Screw for the Pike and Upson Counties, I am prepared to furnish Screws that will do better packing and waste less cotton, and last, not only one man his life-time, but his children and children's children "even unto the 3rd and 4th generation". The screw can be put up inside the Lint Room and worked by hand. Three hands can pack 500 pounds with ease--5 can pack 1,000. Geo A. Cunningham

Family Groceries: Wm O. Sandwich

The subscribers having disposed of their in Flint River Manufacturing Co no longer responsible for any contracts. Daniel Grant John G. Grant

Woodson & Bowdre. Dry Goods and Groceries.

APRIL 7, 1859

Poem published. Written on death of Mrs. Rebecca E. Gatewood, only daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Robert Jackson of Upson County. April 28, 1858 New Advertisements. Mr. N.A Son . Purchased large stock . Mr. A.J. White wishes to sell Bacon and buy Corn. Doing business at The Rock. Mr. George W. Davis wishes you to call and examine his stock Col Horsley is an honest man and a good lawyer. We are pleased to notice a new Passenger Car on the Thomaston & Barnesville RR on Tues evening. Mad in Macon at the shops of the Macon & Western RR Co. Attempted Assassination Last Fri night 8 pm . A negro man, Phil, the property of Thomas L. Walker (absent in Texas) Went to residence of Dr. A.T.Shackleford. Dogs barked and Dr. Shackleford came out on portico with lighted candle. Informed that his son (who was attending a meeting of the Thomaston Sax Horn Band in the CH) wished his father to bring him an umbrella. The Dr. asked the Negro Phil to do this, but when he didn't, the Dr. started off. When he crossed a flight of stairs leading to CH Square, pistol fired, lodging in steps. Second shot struck left leg of the Dr, 4 inches above the knee. The Negro is now in jail awaiting trial. Married: In Putnam Co, GA on the 31st at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. John Corley, Mr Henry T. Jennings of Thomaston to Miss Sallie R, daughter of PH Dawson, Esq of Putnam. N.A. Son's Store. Bargains! Dry Goods, hardware, etc 20 percent less than other stores. A.J. White's store The Rock. Dry Goods, saddles, hardware C.R. Pringle. Barnesville. Spring and Summer goods. Latest styles.

April 14, 1859

Dr, John Goode. Offers services to Thomaston. Can be found at office of Dr. Heard during day, and at his father's residence at night.
Thomas Beall - Attorney
P.W. Alexander - Attorney
G.A. Miller - Attorney
A.C. Moore - Dentist  Office at my house, the late residence of Mrs. Hicks.
Lady Manager for Upson County
Miss Loula W. Kendall appointed by Mrs. Philocea E. Eve, the Vice Regent of GA for the Ladies' Mt. Vernon Assoc.

J.W. Suggs, M.D.- Reform Physician & Surgeon
Purchased residence and Drugs of Dr. Heldt, will practice the profession of Medicine in the strict keeping with the Reform principles. Practiced for 2 year with Dr. S.J. Austin

To Let. The house with a good garden and corn patch of Thomas Walker, and now occuppied by N.A. Son, is offered to rent, cheap for the balance of this year. For futher particulars inquire at the NY Cheap Store.

Cremona Mills The above Mills located at the Thomaston Factory, having been thoroughly repaired will be in full operation by the first of the ensuing week.

Whereas Joel Mathews, Adm of the estate of Thomas NELSON, dec'd applies for rule ni si against the kindred and creditors of said dec'd to show cause on the first Mond of Oct term why he should not then be dismissed from said Admin and be dischared from all further liability.

April 21, 1859

New Advertisers

John W. Webb, is now prepared to accommodate either permanent or transient customers. We can confident recommend his House as one of the best in GA.

Dr. Abbett is always ready to supply you with purifying pills and liver medicine. 3 miles s of Thomaston.."such as Chronicle and Acute Inflammation of Liver, Dyspepsia, Sick Head Aches, Sourness of Stomach loss of appetite, lowness of spirits, colic. Price $1

If you wish to purchase a valuable plantation see Mr. Barksdale advertisement, or if you have a claim against an estate of Cuthbert S. Collier call on R.F. Patilla, Admr.

Mrs. Durand of Atlanta is ready to furnish you with millinery of all description.

US Circuit Court
True bills were found by the Grand Jury yesterday in the following cases:
US vs. C.A. L. Lamar - holding an African negro called Corrie
US vs C.A. L. Lamaar - holding 2 African negroes, called Cuffle and Gumbo
"""holding 36 African negroes - Telfair Co
US vs John F. Tucker - holding African negroes US vs Randolph L. Mott - holding an African Negro boy After disposing of a number of civil suits, the Court adjourned, until Friday next. From Sue. Republican

Valuable Plantation for sale in Upson Co The subscriber offers for sale his Plantation in Upson Co. distant from The Rock 3/4 mile Known as the Bunkley Plantation through which passes the Zebulon Road. 400 cleared and under cultivation all under good fence; 400 still in woods. Improvements: genteel dwelling with 5 rooms, together with all necessary out houses; Gin House and Screw; health of neighborhood unexceptionable; water inferior to none; society most desirable; with Church, School and Rail Road facilities all close at hand. Persons desiring to examine the premises and enquire as to terms, which will be liberal,enquire with Mr. McCreary , on the place or subscriber, near Talbotton. John E. Barksdale

Completing extensive improvements to his already large residence in Thomaston, and proposes to receive and accommodate permanent boarders and transient travellers.

Concert Hall over Dr. Thompson's store. Finely fitted for Lectures, Concerts, Social Parties, etc. A.C. Moore

Returning to Medical practice after recovery of health....R. Harwell over W.A. Snell Drug Store

Married: In Talbotton, GA on the 31st of March by the Rev. A.W. Wynn. M.R. Sparks to Miss Mary L. Smith both of the above place. In Talbotton on the 30th by the Rev. James W. Hinton, Mr. R.H. Leonard to Mrs. E.F. Collier.

$500 reward My friends have requested and authorized me to offer the above reward of Five Hundred dollars, for the discovery of the white person who instigated the late murderous assault made upon me on Friday night the 1st, with proof sufficient to establish his guilt. A.T. Shackelford

Adminstrator's Sale
Court of Ordinary of Columbia County, will be sold at the courthouse in Thomaston, 1st Tues June, 1859, the lot of land adjoining the lands of Dr. Kendall P. Cunningham, and others and traded to Thomas N. Hamilton, late of Columbia Co, containing 202 1/1 acres 1st District formerly Houston. James S. Hamilton, Adm'r of Thomas N. Hamilton

April 28, 1859

A.S. Brooks Dealer in Family Groceries. Thomaston.

Death of Hon James E. Bryce, late Senator from Crawford Co, died at his residence in that county on Monday the 18th. We hear from private information that there has been lately an unusual amount of sickness and mortality in Crawford principally from crysipelas.

Arrests on a Charge of kidnapping a Negro
On Friday last George Kennedy was brought before Justices Shuptrine and Greene, on a charge of kidnapping a negro boy, the property of Thos G. Andrews, Esq. The evidence was sufficient to justify the Justices in sending Kennedy to jail in default of bail, to answer before the Supreme Court.
On Sat last, Charity Reed, a widow woman, was brought before Messrs. Shuptrine and Greene, as a principal in kidnapping and harboring the same negro. She gave bail. Mrs. R is said to be 74 years of age, and she now has 4 sons in the Georgia Penitentiary. "The way of the transgressor is hard" Mr. Andrews has not as yet obtained possession of his slave.

Printers don't read this! The publisher of the Pilot, would return his sincere thanks to A.J. White, Esq of The Rock in this county for a couple of as fine Hams as we ever saw. Mr. White informs us that he has a large supply of the same quality for sale. "But why should not Printers read this?" inquires some friend. Because, we do not wish our brother chips to envy us and a Printer with a six pence in his pocket and a couple of such fine Hams in his house is to be envied by the craft.

Died of disease of the heart, at the residence of her father in this place, on Sat the 23rd, Barbara Rebecca, daughter of John N. Webb, Esq, aged 11 years, 4 months 23 days.We knew Barbara well, and we never have known a milder, meeker spirit-a more affectionate sister, a more obedient daughter. Her beloved parents will be consoled by the reflection that her pure spirit has been only translated to another and holier existence before it became tarnished by the sins and embittered by the sorrow of this world.

Letter from Dr. Thomas F. Green Supt. (of the State Lunatic Asylum to Rev. J. Blakely Smith, Chairman f a Committee appointed to take up Contributions for the Asylum. (near Milledgeville) March 29, 1859 Your covering check for $101 has come safely to hand, as also the box of books, toys etc.

Lot of land #87 in 15 Dist formerly Monroe. Levied on as property of James Scoggins to satisfy sundry fi fas from a Justice's Court in and for the 561st dist, G.M. in favor of Wm Vaughn, Andrew Crawford, Joiner & Reed and Ferril & Mathews vs James Scoggins and JA D Smith vs Saban Scoggins and James Scoggins. Wm Jimmerson, Constable.

100 acres of land in the SW corner of land #114 in 15th Dist formerly Monroe. Property of Perry Coe . Justice's Court claim 537 GMD in favor of James F. Lewis, Perry Coe, G.W. Walker vs Perry Coe and George W. Ray vs Perry Coe and AH Brown, security. William Jemmerson, Constable.

Louis Hamburger's - Spring and Summer Goods. Ready made clothing men and women. Hardware and crockery.

George W. Davis. Staple and Fancy Goods...latest styles. Liberal discount made for cash.

Family Groceries: Wm O. Sandwich

The subscribers having disposed of their in Flint River Manufacturing Co no longer responsible for any contracts. Daniel Grant John G. Grant

Woodson & Bowdre. Dry Goods and Groceries.

Returning to Medical practice after recovery of health....R. Harwell over W.A. Snell Drug Store

Married: In Talbotton, GA on the 31st of March by the Rev. A.W. Wynn. M.R. Sparks to Miss Mary L. Smith both of the above place. In Talbotton on the 30th by the Rev. James W. Hinton, Mr. R.H. Leonard to Mrs. E.F. Collier.

$500 reward My friends have requested and authorized me to offer the above reward of Five Hundred dollars, for the discovery of the white person who instigated the late murderous assault made upon me on Friday night the 1st, with proof sufficient to establish his guilt. A.T. Shackelford

Adminstrator's Sale Court of Ordinary of Columbia County, will be sold at the courthouse in Thomaston, 1st Tues June, 1859, the lot of land adjoining the lands of Dr. Kendall P, Cunningham, and others and traded to Thomas N. Hamilton, late of Columbia Co, containing 202 1/1 acres 1st District formerly Houston. James S. Hamilton, Adm'r of Thomas N. Hamilton

May 5, 1859

Married: On the 12th, at the residence of Rev. Thomas Legg, Mr. Thomas Black of Upson County and Miss Lucy A. Legg of Pike County

Obit
Departed this life at the residence of her husband in Upson County Mrs. Catharine E. Lyon, consort of Jordan Lyon, on the 6th April 1859. The subject of this notice had been a consistent member of the Baptist Church for twenty years. As a wife she was faithful and affectionate, as a mother she was truly a maternal guide. By the side of her children she would kneel and commend them to the care of a Savior who has promised wisdom to those who ask. In all the relations of life she was consistent and agreeable; thus by her death her family is robbed of an exemplary and pious guide and society one of its nobles ornaments. But whiltse we drop the ter of sorrow we mour not as those ho have no hope. Tough death came suddently upon her she was found prepared for the dread conflict. The day before her death she had given orders concerning her burial and whilst death was meeting its victim she was enable to trust in her Savior, sahing "All was clear--Jesus was her portion". And after entreating her husband and children to meet her in Heaven, when Speech failed, she wrote a test of Scripture for her funeral discourse, naming the Minister whom she wished to preach. Then with calmness she fell asleep in Jesus. May her husband and children follow her example in life, and in Eternity shape her righteous reward.
[Note: Jordan Lyon (Mar 16, 1810 - June 30, 1892) is listed in The Early History of Upson County as being buried in the Lyon Family Cemetery near Yatesville on Barnesville Road. Catherine is not listed, but I would guess that she was also buried there. A son of Jordan, E.C. Lyon (Nov 28, 1813 - April 6, 1853) is listed.]

Benjamin Bethel, applies for the Guardianship of the persons and property of Leonora W.C. Turnbull and Elizabeth B. Turnbull of said county, and minor children of Joseph R. Turnbull and Elizabeth A. Turnbull. May 2, 1859

May 19, 1859

NOTICE TO TEACHERS
In obedience to the Act of the Legislature "to provide for the education of the children of this State between certain ages" approved Dec 11,1858, the undersigned who have been appointed a Board of Examiners by the Inferior Court, hereby notify all teachers in the County of Upson that they will be ready to examine them, according to the provision of said Act on the 2nd Saturdays in May, June, July and Aug.
T.A. D. Weaver
Joel Mathews
James Anderson
W.G. Horsley
P.W. Alexander

Court of Ordinary - May Term 1959
James Shattles applies for dismission from the administration of the estate of George Shattles, deceased. Wm. A. Cobb, ordinary
Application made for leave to sell the land belonging to the estate of James Gibson, Jr, deceased. James Trice, Exec.
Application for leave to sell a negro woman belonging to the estate fo Rutha Black, late of this county deceased for the benefit of the legatees. Miless R. Meadows, exec.

NOTICE
All persons are hereby notified not to purchase a note given by the undersigned on the 24th last April to George Thomas for the sum of $30, due the 25th Dec 1859. The conditions for which said note was given having failed, I do not intend to pay the same. S.H. Barrett

ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE
Will be sold at the Courthouse in Zebulon, Pike county, on the 1st Tues in July next, 100 acres of land in west half of lot No 77 in the 8th District of originally Monroe, now Pike county belonging to the Estate of William Harp, dec'd to be sold for the benefit of heirs and creditors of said deceased. Thompson Graham Admin

May 28, 1859

HOG CHOLERA CURED
The Hog Cholera, which proved fatal in Tennessee, Kentucky and the West last year found its way into Georgie. Large numbers of hogs mostly youn, died of the disease. We learn that Dr. James G. Whatley, of Upson County, lost 30 head last year and 77 this year, everyone that was taken, died. He concluded to try the effect of a dry lot. Accordingly, he penned his stock in a dry lot, 11 being sick at the time. He kept them there without water 3 weeks---the sick hogs recoverd, the disease was eradicated and has not troubled him any further. Several of his neighbors have since tried it with the same flattering results.

UPSON SHERIFF'S SALE On the 1st Tues in July, one negro man named Randal, about 45 years of age of dark complexion, levied on as the property of Charity Reed, to satisfy a fi fa from Upson Inf Cout in favor of Price and Bigelow vs Charity Reed.

Also one unfinished frame house situated near Brooks and Byron's Mill, levied on as the properyt of L.J. Price to satisfy a fi fa from Ups. Sup Ct in favor of James Flynn vs. L.J. Price and Bigelow makers and Asa W. Byron endorser.

STOLEN
From the Undersigned on the 15th inst out of the room immediately back of the Bar-room of the Thomaston Hotel, two gold Watches, one of them an open face English Lever, the other a ladies' Watch detached Lever, open face. A liberal reward will be given. W.E. GARNETT

NOTICE
All persons indebted to the undersigned will do well to call on E.A. Spivey, Esq who has the notes and accounts in his hand. T.L. WALKER

June 4, 1840

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June 11, 1840 - Saturday morning

MARRIED. On the 2nd inst by Rev. W.G. Parks, Mr. Wm H. B. Collier to Miss Susan J.A. Colquitt, daughter of N.J. Colquitt, Esq, all of Upson County

ROSE HILL MILLS
The subscriber has completed his new Mills on ten mile creek and they are now in successful operation. He would call the attention of Farmers and Wheat growers to the fact that he has the latest and most improved machinery, well put up and finished in every departmetn. It was put up to recommend itself and all that the proprietor asks is, that the community will call, see and judge.... J.W. Herring

Application for leave to seel the Estate, both real and personal of Mrs. Ann Middlebrooks, late of said county deceased for the benefit of the heris and creditors of said deceased. Jas M. Middlebrooks



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