Category Archive: Pickens County

Jun 27

Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia

The Confederate flag of Pickens County's Company E "€œTate's Guards,"€ 23rd Georgia Confederate Infantry, is now in the Chicago Historical Society

Press Release courtesy of Robert Scott Davis, Jr. PICKENS COUNTY IN THE CIVIL WAR FEATURED IN NEW BOOK One of Georgia’s most popular legends has been the story of how a group of citizens in Jasper raised a United States flag in front of the courthouse in 1860 in protest to Georgia seceding from the …

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Jun 27

Military Monday: David Caylor

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David Caylor and family were enumerated in the Grassy Knob District of Pickens County, Georgia. He at age 35, born in North Carolina, was head of house. Other household members included Permelia, age 31, born in North Carolina and six children all born in Georgia: Martha, age 13; George, age 12; Lucinda, age 8; Minerva, …

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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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Jun 07

Military Monday

William C. Redden

Cornith Baptist Church Cemetery in Pickens County, Georgia, contains the Confederate tombstone of William C. Redden served with Co. D, 34th Georgia Infantry, C.S.A. © Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved. linda@lindageiger.com

May 30

Military Monday: Widow Pension for Jane C. Bozeman

Jane C. Bozeman, widow of Henry B Bozeman applied for a widow’s pension from the federal government based on Henry’s service in the 5th Tennessee Mounted Infantry.[1] Jane resided in Jasper, Pickens County, Ga. On 17 May 1886, Lemuel J. Allred and Agnus Allred [her mark] testified that they were  present about the 25th day …

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May 25

Wordless Wednesday: Woodbridge Inn

The Woodbridge Inn

Located on Chamberlain Street (use the wood bridge on the east side of North Main Street), Jasper, Georgia

May 23

Military Monday: John T. Chapman

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While studying the soldiers of Pickens County Georgia during the “Late Unpleasantness,” I’m finding that it is not unusual for men from Pickens County and other North Georgia counties to have served at some time with Union Troops. Several enlisted with the federal troops in the 1st Georgia while others first in Confederate units and later …

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Mar 22

Tombstone Tuesday: Arbor Hill Baptist Church

Joe B. Parton

Arbor Hill Baptist Church Cemetery is located off Fortner Road in the mountains of Southern Pickens County. Six markers indicate burials of veterans in this cemetery established in 1940. Copyright. Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved. Linda@lindageiger.com  

Mar 18

Obituary of Mimi Jo Hill Butler

Yesterday I reported the untimely death of Mimi Jo Hill Butler, the force behind the Marble Valley Historical Society and the society’s museum in Jasper. Her obituary is available online via the Atlanta Journal and Constitution.

Mar 17

Mimi Jo Hill Butler

Mimi Jo Hill Butler

Today is an extremely sad day as Mimi Jo Hill Butler was taken from us. During the past ten years Mimi Jo was the very life and breath of the Marble Valley Historical Society. As county historian she did much to preserve the heritage or our county. In December, Mimi Jo, was honored was honored last …

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