Category Archive: Georgia

Sep 07

Wordless Wednesday: Identification Desired

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Aug 31

Wordless Wednesday

John's Mountain Overlook, near intersection of Walker, Chattooga, Floyd, & Gordon Counties

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Aug 28

Museum Talk: Old Pickens County Jail

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The Pickens County Jail served Pickens County, Georgia, as a jail from 1909 through 1982. The building, now on the National Historic Register, served two purposes—to house the county inmates on the upper level and to serve as the residence of the county sheriff or his deputy on the first level.   The building continues …

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Aug 15

Military Monday: Sloan H. Abbott, Confederate Veteran

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The family of Salome Abbot was enumerated in the Dug Road District (Jasper Post Office), Pickens County, Georgia on 6 June 1860.[1] The household consisted of Salome Abbott, age 27, born in S.C. farmer, real estate valued at $200, and personal estate valued at $150; Anna Abbot, age 30, born in S.C.; and Georgia Abbot, age …

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Jul 25

Military Monday: War of 1812 Widow’s Pension & Beyond

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Rebecca A. Tatum, widow of Edward Tatum, applied for a War of 1812 pension under the Act of 9 March 1878. Edward served as a private in Capt Cannon’s Company in the South Carolina Militia. Copies were made of all of the documents in Rebecca’s pension application file #36382 (certificate #27906), at the National Archives, …

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Apr 07

Made Out Cherokee Claims

Oh, Oh, I put the “cart before the horse” on Monday when I posted the short article regarding “The Cherokee claims” appearing in The Gainesville News on May 22nd 1907. The following article appeared in The Gainesville News, 20 March 1907. Note: Several miss-spellings occurred in the article but have been transcribed as written. Made …

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Apr 04

The Cherokee Claims

The Gainesville News [Gainesville, Georgia], 22 May 1907. The Cherokee Claims. Congressman Thomas M. Bell has received notice from the Department of the Interior that the time in which to file claims under the Cherokee appropriation fund has been extended to August 31, 1907. those who have not yet made claims under this appropriation should …

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Mar 31

Georgia Death Certificates, 1919–1930

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In 1914 Georgia’s State Board of Health was required to collect information on the States vital records. However, compliance was minimal until 1919 when statewide registration of births and deaths were required by legislation. Digital images of Georgia death certificates, 1914–1927 (335,472 images) are available free online from two websites—Georgia Archives Virtual Vault and FamilySearch. …

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