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History of Worth County, Georgia

HISTORY OF WORTH COUNTY

GEORGIA

FOR THE

FIRST EIGHTY YEARS

1854 1934

BY

MRS. LILLIE MARTIN GRUBBS (MRS. CLIFFORD)

OFFICIAL COUNTY HISTORIAN

This 641 page book with a 19 page index was written in 1934.

CONTENTS

Chapter I

Indian Land Sessions-Counties from which Worth was carved-Laws that effect Worth County.

Chapter II

Spanish Background of Worth County History-DeSoto's March-Creek Indians-Indian Skirmish on Swift Creek-Willis Family Massacre-Joe WillisDaniel Willis-Willis Cemetery-Battle of Gay's Hammock-Indian's Lament.

Chapter III

Thigpen Trail-Jackson's Trail-Barnard Trail--Ten Mile Trail-Kennard's Trail.

Chapter IV

Pinder Town-Old Stage Coach Road-Pindartown to Irwinville Mail Route-San Barnard-"Old Sanguinard"-lsabella-"Big Court" in the Olden Time-City of Sylvester-Worth County Dotted over with Beautiful Little Towns-Sumner--Warwick--Town of Poulan-Heads of Families when Worth County was Organized.

Chapter V

Justices of Inferior Court-judges and Solicitors- Macon, Southwestern, Albany and Tifton Circuits County Court of Worth-City Court of Sylvester.

Chapter VI

Militia Districts - Boundaries, 1931 of Worth County's Militia Districts.

Chapter VII

Senators and Representatives-Worth County Representatives.

Chapter VIII

Officers-County School Superintendents-County, Officers-Officers Elected to Serve Four Years, Beginning January 1, 1933-County Commissioners.

Chapter IX

Worth's Resources--Worth County, The Diamond of South Georgia-Soils of Worth County-Carrying the Cotton to Market-'Simon Beer”, 'Possum and "Taters" a Resource of Worth.

Chapter X

Industries-Abstract of Banks and Banking History —Poulan Cotton Mills-Ocmulgee to Flint Railroad or Canal-Atlantic Coast Line Railroad-Georgia Northern Railroad-G. A. S. C. Railroad.

Chapter XI

Education-Worth County Public Schools-Consolidated Schools-Negro Schools-McPhaul Institute--- Judge Park's Old Field School-Sumner School.

Chapter XII

Educators-Malchus Cobb Owen-J. O. Mangham--Mrs. Lizzie Mangham Williams-Miss Annie Mae Melton-Eugene Attaway-George I. Martin-Alice Delaney Tipton.

Chapter XIII

Religion-Primitive Baptist Churches-Providence Church Cemetery-At Old China Grove-Methodism in Worth County-Smoak Cemetery-Missionary Baptist Churches-Rev. Ernest L. Baskin-M. L. Lawson –Sunday School Celebration-Presbyterian Churches United Free Will Baptist Church-Pioneer Preachers of Worth-Sumner Quartette-Singing Conventions.

Chapter XIV

Patriotic Organizations-Worth Lodge No. 194Womans Club of Worth County-Sylvester Woman's Club-Civic Improvement Club-Poulan Woman's Club-Barnard Trail Chapter. D. A. R.-Regents of Barnard Trail Chapter, D. A. R.-Sylvester Parent Teacher Association-The Kiwanis Club of Sylvester -Camp Bill Harris-Brownlee Post American Legion-American Legion Auxiliary.

Chapter XV

Journalism-Worth County Newspapers-Editors of Worth County.

Chapter XVI

Bar-judiciary-William Augustus Harris-Judge Raleigh Eve-Judge David H. Pope-Pope Home on Pope Hill-judge Frank Park-The Park Family--Edward Eugene Cox-Judge Chesley Wade Monk.

Chapter XVII

Lawyers-Biographical Sketches-History of Forehand Family, Worth County, Ga.-Walters Family Robert A. Holmes and Family.

Chapter XVIII

County Physicians and Surgeons-Worth County Dentists –Veterinarians - Pharmacists - Records Found in Bible of James M. Quillian.

Chapter XIX

County Officers and Family Details-James W. Warren, Clerk of Superior Court-J. Mack Bass, Judge Sam S. Story, Ordinary Worth County-Charles Harrington Strangward-John N. Sumner, Sheriff David Benjamin Gleaton, Tax Receiver for 1933-Hon. Francis Marion Kimble-- P. M. Lancaster- R. Britt Pollard - Pollard Family - McArthur Sloan - Clyde Horace Forshee.

Chapter XX

Family History, Genealogy and Bible Records-Marriage Licenses in Worth County from 1854 to 1865-- Jews of Worth.

Chapter XXI

Confederate Soldiers who Immigrated to Worth County After the War.

Chapter XXII

Worth in the War Between the States-The Women of Worth in the Sixties-Woman's Part in the Civil War-Company B, 10th Georgia-"Worth Rebels" --Worth in Secession Convention of Georgia-Muster Roll of the Worth Rebels-Muster Roll of Yancey Independents-Roster of Company F, 57th Georgia Regiment-State Militia-Home Guards, 1864-1865 Roster Spanish-American War Veterans.

Chapter XXIII

World War-The Unknown Soldier Speaks-Roster of World War Veterans-John Lewis Herring.

Chapter XXIV

Chase Salmon Osborn, Ex-Governor of Michigan.

Index:

Acree, Adam, Adams, Adkins, Akin, Akridge, Albertson, Alderman, Aldridge, Alford, Allen, Allison, Alston, Amason, Ambrose, Ammond, Ammons, Anderson, Andrews, Applewhite, Arline, Arlne, Armour, Armstrong, Ashburn, Ashby, Ashley, Askew, Attaway, Atwell, Ault, Aultman, Autrey, Avera, Avery, Baggs, Bailey, Baily, Baker, Balcomb, Balkam, Balkcom, Ball, Ballenger, Bane, Banks, Bannister, Barbee, Barber, Barfield, Barker, Barnard, Barnes, Barnett, Barrow, Barwick, Baskin, Bass, Bateman, Batey, Battle, Beach, Beall, Bealls, Beals, Beasley, Beaty, Beck, Bedgood, Bell, Belle, Bellflower, Benison, Bennett, Bennyfield, Benton, Berner, Bettison, Betts, Biley, Billingsley, Bimmick, Bingay, Birch, Bird, Bishop, Bius, Bivins, Black, Blackshear, Blair, Bledsoe, Blizzard, Blocoki, Blue, Blunt, Boag, Boatiner, Bond, Boon, Boone, Bosch, Boss, Bostwick, Boswick, Bothwell, Bowen, Bower, Bowers, Bowles, Bowls, Bowman, Boyd, Boyen, Boykin, Boynton, Bozeman, Bradley, Brady, Branch, Branham, Brantley, Brantly, Braswell, Bray, Brett, Bridgers, Bridges, Brightwell, Brim, Brinsons, Brisbane, Britt, Britten, Brock, Brogan, Brommel, Brooking, Brooks, Brown, Brownlee, Brune, Brunson, Brunt, Bruton, Buchanan, Buckalew, Buckelew, Bullard, Bunch, Buntin, Burch, Burgess, Burks, Burns, Burrows, Burts, Bush, Butch, Butler, Bynum, Cadwell, Cain, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callaway, Calloway, Cameron, Camp, iv, Campbell, Camper, Candler, Cannon, Canon, Cantrell, Cardwell, Carmichael, Carragan, Carroll, Carter, Castellow, Castleberry, Castlelow, Catchings, Caverly, Caywood, Champion, Chandler, Chaplain, Chapman, Chapmans, Chappell, Chariton, Chatfield, Cheeks, Cheney, Cherry, Chesnutt, Chestnut, Chestnutt, Childree, Christian, Christmas, Clark, Clarke, Claude, Claxton, Clay, Clements, Cleveland, Cliette, Clifford, Cobb, Cochran, Coggins, Colbert, Cole, Coleman, Coles, Colley, Collier, Collins, Combs, Cone, Conger, Conoly, Cook, Cooley, Cooper, Coram, Corbitt, Cortoy, Coulter, Courtoy, Cox, Cram, Cravy, Crawford, Creede, Critton, Crockett, Crofort, Crosby, Crow, Crowe, Crumbley, Crumbly, Crutchfield, Cuffie, Culpepper, Curry, Curtis, Daisy, Dallas, Dampier, Daniel, Daniels, Darling, Davenport, Davies, Davis, Dawson, Day, de Graffenreid, De Soto, Deal, Dean, Deariso, Dees, deGraffenreid, Delaney, Dell, Denby, Dennis, Denson, Dent, DeVane, Devereux, Dewitt, Dick, Dickert, Dickson, Dillard, Dilworth, Dinkle, Ditcher, Dividson, Dixon, Domingos, Donnan, Dooly, Dorminy, Dorsey, Douglas, Douglass, Dowd, Downs, Drayton, Drew, Duckworth, Duke, Duncan, Dunford, Dunn, Dupree, Dupriest, Durham, Dye, Dykes, Eady, Eason, Eatow, Eberhart, Edgar, Edmonson, Edwards, Egger, Elkin, Ellington, Elliot, Elliott, Ellis, Ely, Emerson, Emmett, Epps, Etherage, Etum, Evans, Eve, Everett, Everitt, Faircloth, Fambro, Fannin, Farmer, Farris, Faulk, Feagin, Felder, Fenn, Ferney, Ferrell, Fields, Fillyaw, Filyaw, Finlayson, Fisher, Fite, Fitzgerald, Fiveash, Flanders, Fleming, Fletcher, Flournoy, Flowers, Floyd, Flynt, Fogler, Folsome, Ford, Fords, Forehand, Forest, Forshee, Fortner, Foster, Fouler, Fountain, Fowler, Foy, Frambo, Frazer, Free, Freeman, Frye, Fulkner, Fuller, Fulton, Funderburk, Fuquay, Fussell, Futch, Gaff, Gaines, Gallaher, Gamble, Gammage, Ganey, Gardner, Garland, Garrett, Garretts, Gary, Gass, Gates, Gaugh, Gaughf, Gaulden, Gaulding, Gay, Geaton, Gibbs, Gibson, Giddens, Gilbert, Gilford, Gill, Gillis, Gilmer, Gilson, Gissendaner, Gissendanner, Glass, Glaze, Gleaton, Glenn, Glover, Godard, Godwin, Goff, Goggins, Going, Golden, Goldwire, Goodman, Goodwin, Goolsby, Gordon, Gosdwaski, Gottlief, Goughf, Grace, Graham, Grant, Grasselle, Graves, Gray, Green, Greene, Greer, Gregg, Gregory, Griffin, Griner, Gripe, Groom, Groover, Grover, Grow, Grubb, Grubbs, Gulley, Gully, Gunn, Gunter, Guyton, Guytons, Gwines, Gwynes, Hadden, Haddon, Hagan, Hain, Haines, Hainie, Haisten, Hall, Hallaway, Hallman, Hallum, Haman, Hambrick, Hamby, Hamilton, Hamiltons, Hammond, Hammonds, Hamons, Hampton, Hancock, Hancocks, Handley, Hanes, Hank, Hanlon, Harden, Hardin, Hardman, Hardrick, Hardwick, Hardy, Harper, Harrell, Harris, Harrison, Harshburger, Harvy, Hasting, Hatcher, Havener, Hawkins, Hay, Hayes, Hayward, Head, Heard, Hearn, Heath, Heathe, Heinshon, Heinsohn, Henderson, Hendley, Hendrick, Hendricks, Hendry, Henley, Herbert, Herring, Herrington, Heyward, Hickes, Hicks, Hiers, Higginbotham, Higgs, Hill, Hillhouse, Hilliard, Hilton, Hines, Hinson, Hinton, Hiram, Hires, Hitcher, Hite, Hixon, Hobbs, Hobby, Hobbys, Hodge, Hodges, Hodgson, Hogge, Holamon, Holcombe, Holden, Holiday, Holland, Holliday, Hollimon, Hollingsworth, Hollis, Holloway, Holly, Holmes, Holoman, Holomon, Holsey, Holt, Holten, Holton, Holtzclaw, Home, Homer, Homestead, Hooker, Hooks, Hope, Horn, Hornsby, Horseley, Hough, Houston, Howard, Howe, Howell, Huckabee, Huckston, Hudson, Hufstetler, Huggins, Hughes, Hughs, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Hutchens, Hutcheson, Hutto, Ingram, Inman, Irvin, Irwin, Isom, Ivey, Jackson, James, Jameson, Jeanes, Jefferson, Jefford, Jeffords, Jelks, Jenkins, Jennings, Jerkins, Jernigan, Jessup, Jeter, Jewell, Jinks, Jirkins, Johns, Johnson, Johnston, Joiner, Jones, Jordan, Jordans, Jordon, Joyner, Judge, Jump, Kato, Kearce, Keen, Keller, Kelley, Kelly, Kemp, Kendal, Kendall, Kendrick, Kendry, Kenedy, Kennard, Kennedy, Kennons, Keown, Kerce, Kerkendall, Kersh, Ketchens, Ketchings, Khory, Kight, Kilcrease, Killen, Kimba, Kimball, Kimble, Kimbles, Kimbrel, King, Kinskella, Kirby, Kirkendall, Kirkland, Kirkpatric, Kirkpatrick, Kitchen, Kitchens, Knickerbocker, Knight, Knott, Knowls, Lacetor, Lamar, Lambert, Lamkin, Lancaster, Land, Lane, Lang, Langdale, Lanier, LaSeur, LaSeurs, Lavender, Law, Lawhorn, Lawson, Leaa, Leach, Leaden, Lee, Lefoy, Legg, Lemmons, Lemons, Leonard, Lesters, Levy, Lewellyn, Lewis, Liddon, Lightfoot, Liles, Lindsey, Lippett, Lippit, Lippitt, Little, Lock, Lockhart, Long, Lord, Lott, Louis, Louman, Love, Lovett, Lovette, Lowe, Luck, Luke, Lumpkin, Lundy, Lunsford, Luther, Lyle, Lynn, Mabry, Mack, Macon, Madeville, Majors, Malcolm, Mangham, Mann, Manning, Manny, Marchant, Mariah, Marsh, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Massey, Mathews, Mathis, Matthews, Mattox, Maugham, Mauldin, Maunde, Maxwell, Mayes, Mayo, Mays, McAuley, McBride, McCain, McCall, McCants, McCartney, McClashan, McClatchey, McClean, McClellan, McClelland, McClendon, McCollum, McConnell, McConor, McCord, McCowey, McCoy, McCraney, McCranie, McCrary, McCreary, McCullars, McCulluugh, McDermid, McDonald, McDowell, McEachern, McElhannon, McGarrah, McGehee, McGill, McGirt, McGirts, McGlamory, McInnis, McIntosh, McKanie, McKay, McKenzie, McKiney, McKinley, McKinney, McKoy, McLaughlin, McLaws, McLean, McLellan, McLelland, McLemore, McLendon, McLeod, McMichael, McMillan, McNair, McNeil, McNeill, McPhaul, McQuaig, McQueen, McRae, McRaney, McRary, McWhorter, Meadows, Medders, Melton, Mercer, Meriwether, Merritt, Merritts, Middlebrooks, Miler, Miller, Milton, Mims, Minix, Minor, Minter, Mitchell, Mixon, Moats, Monger, Monk, Monks, Montfort, Montgomery, Moore, Morce, More, Moree, Morgan, Morrison, Morrow, Morse, Moses, Mounger, Mount, Moye, Murphey, Murphy, Murray, Murry, Musselwhite, Myatt, Myers, Nance, Napier, Nathan, Neely, Neighbors, Neill, Nelson, NeSmith, Newberry, Newell, Newkirk, Newton, Nickels, Nimble, Nipper, Nixon, Nobles, Norman, Norris, Norton, Norwood, Nottingham, Nuckols, Odom, Odum, Odums, Oglethorpe, Oliver, Olliff, Olliver, Olsobrooks, Omooney, O'Neal, Orr, Osborn, O'Shea, O'Sheal, Ostean, Ousley, Outler, Overby, Overstreet, Overton, Owen, Owens, Padrick, Page, Paille, Pait, Palm, Parham, Parish, Park, Parker, Parks, Parnell, Parrish, Partin, Partridge, Passmore, Pate, Patten, Patterson, Patton, Paul, Paulk, Payne, Payton, Pearce, Pearson, Peavey, Peck, Peckham, Peddy, Peebles, Peeples, Pelham, Percilla, Perkins, Perry, Perryman, Peters, Peterson, Phelps, Phillips, Pickens, Pickett, Pidcock, Pierce, Pinson, Pipkin, Pitt, Pittman, Pitts, Polhill, Polite, Pollard, Pollock, Ponder, Pooler, Pope, Porch, Porter, Porters, Posey, Poseys, Poston, Potter, Pottle, Potts, Poulan, Powell, Powers, Prance, Prather, Preston, Price, Prickett, Proffitt, Puckett, Pullen, Purdom, Purvis, Pye, Quarterman, Quillian, Rabon, Rabun, Rachels, Ragan, Raiford, Raines, Rainey, Rains, Ramsey, Randal, Randolph, Ratliff, Redmon, Reed, Reese, Register, Regofsky, Reiser, Rench, Renew, Renjal, Repass, Reppard, Respess, Reynolds, Rhodes, Richardson, Ricks, Riddle, Ridley, Riggs, Riley, Roach, Roberson, Roberts, Robinson, Roe, Rogers, Rooks, Roper, Ross, Rouse, Rowland, Royal, Rufus, Rush, Russ, Russell, Rutherford, Rutland, Ryals, Rycroft, Salter, Sams, Sanders, Saunders, Saxon, Sceak, Scherman, Schley, Schnauss, Schofill, Scott, Screven, Seals, Seay, Self, Sellars, Sergeant, Sessions, Sexton, Shackerford, Shanklin, Shealy, Sheftall, Shell, Shepherd, Sheppherd, Sherman, Shine, Shingler, Shirah, Shiver, Short, Sikes, Siler, Silven, Silvey, Simerly, Simmons, Simms, Simpson, Sims, Sinclair, Sineath, Singer, Singleton, Sizemore, Slagle, Slappey, Slappy, Slaughter, Sloan, Smilie, Smith, Smoak, Smoke, Sneed, Snell, Snipes, Solomon, Southwell, Span, Spann, Sparks, Spears, Speight, Spell, Spence, Spillers, Spring, Spurlin, Stallings, Stanford, Stansell, Stapleton, Starling, Starnes, Statham, Steed, Stephens, Stevens, Stewart, Stinson, Stock, Stocks, Storey, Story, Stovall, Strangward, Strickland, Stricklin, Stringer, Strother, Strozier, Stunner, Suber, Sullivan, Summerfield, Summers, Summons, Sumner, Sumners, Sutton, Swain, Swann, Swilley, Sykes, Tabor, Taft, Talbot, Tanner, Tate, Tatum, Taylor, Teasley, Temple, Terrell, Terry, Tharpe, Theis, Theus, Thigpen, Thomas, Thomoson, Thompson, Thomson, Thornhill, Tift, Tipton, Tison, Todd, Tolbert, Tolen, Toler, Tollett, Tollison, Tombley, Topson, Torbert, Touchton, Townsend, Tracy, Trammell, Trammells, Trawick, Traywick, Troutman, Truitt, Truluck, Tucker, Turner, Twiggs, Tyson, Underwood, Usary, Ussery, Vail, Vane, Vann, Varnadoe, Varner, Vason, Veasey, Veazey, Venable, Vereen, Verna, Vick, Vickers, Vickery, Vines, Wade, Wadley, Wages, Waggoner, Walker, Wall, Wallace, Wallaces, Walters, Walton, Waltz, Ward, Warren, Warwick, Washington, Waters, Watkins, Watson, Watts, Wayne, Weathers, Weaver, Webb, Webster, Weeks, Welch, Welches, Wellons, Wells, Wesley, Wessalowski, West, Westberry, Westberrys, Westbrook, Westfall, Wheeler, Wheelius, Wheelus, Wherry, Whidden, Whiddon, White, Whitehead, Whitehurst, Whiteley, Whitfield, Whitley, Whittington, Wight, Wigodner, Wilaford, Wilborn, Wilder, Wiley, Wilkerson, Wilkes, Wilkinson, Willet, Williams, Williamson, Williford, Willingham, Willis, Willoughby, Wilson, Wimberly, Wimpy, Winfield, Wingate, Wisham, Witcher, Witherspoon, Wolfe, Womack, Wommack, Woodall, Woodard, Woods, Woodward, Woody, Woolard, Woolbright, Wooten, Worth, Wright, Wyatt, Yates, Yearby, Yeomans, York, Young, Youngblood, Zeigler,