Category Archive: Newspapers

Dec 22

The State vs Pigeon Roast

Court Minutes

Georgia, Cherokee County. February Term 1837 The Grand Jurors Sworn chosen and selected for the County of Cherokee at the present Term of the Superior court by law to make the following presentment. We present Pigeon Roast a Cherokee Indian for the crime of murder committed on the seventeenth of February instant 1837 upon the …

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Jun 14

Indexes to Forsyth Co. Obits and More


Let me introduce you to Ted O Brooke’s website. For many years Ted has been an asset to Georgia’s genealogical community, publishing several books, including the popular book, In the Name of God Amen: Georgia Wills, 1733–1860 (Atlanta: Pilgrim Press, 1976) as well as numerous county cemetery inventories. During the years Ted has accumulated a …

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Jun 12

Obituary of John Bennett Medlin, 1933

Obituary of John Bennett Medlin, Confederate soldier, as reported in the Pickens County Progress, 2 March 1933. Mr. J. Bennett Medlin, for many years one of the most prominent citizens of Pickens county, died on February 21st at the home of his son, Dr. W. B. Medlin, in Miami, Fla., where he had resided for the …

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Apr 20

Follow-up on Supposed Remains of Chief James Vann

Lesson Learned! When I first transcribed the article, “Chief Vann Remains Exhumed” an article by RIP Whitfield appearing in the <em>Forsyth County News</em>, Cumming, Georgia, 13 September 1962,” in my post on March 24th, 2011, it was my intent to quickly follow up with an explanation that the exhumed body was not that of Chief …

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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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