Category Archive: Dawson County

Apr 01

Books for Sale by Dawson County Historical & Genealogical Society

The following books are available for purchase from the Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1074, Dawsonville, Georgia 30534; 706.265.3985; historicalsociety@dawsoncoutny.org; or at the Historic Courthouse in Dawsonville on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Cemeteries of Dawson County, Georgia. $30.00 ($35.00 shipped). Dawson County, Georgia, Pictorial Book: The First Hundred Years (1857-1957)/. $43.00 …

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Oct 07

Family Recipe Friday: No. Ga. JAY Food, Part 4

The following come of Joe Bailey’s manuscript, North Georgia JAY Food? It’s Growing, Harvesting, Preparation and Other Interesting Stuff with his permission. HOG KILLIN TIME – FRESH PORK SAUSAGE, TENDERLOIN, SHOULDERS, LIVER PUDDIN (MUSH), SOUSE (PRESS) MEAT, BRAINS AND SALT CURED COUNTRY HAM.  All this good stuff starts off with a 300 lb. hog that lives in …

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Sep 30

Family Recipe Friday: No. Ga. JAY Food, Part 3

The following come of Joe Bailey’s manuscript, North Georgia JAY Food? It’s Growing, Harvesting, Preparation and Other Interesting Stuff with his permission. Another good dish I can remember is FRIED SQUIRREL OR RABBIT. I used to contribute to this meal when I visited “Mamma and Uncle Charlie” in the 1950’s and 1960’s. I would go hunting in …

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Sep 22

North Georgia Jay Food

"Mamma"

Recently, I had the opportunity to read a couple of excerpts from a manuscript written by Joe Bailey in which he relates memories of growing, harvesting, and food preparation of the Jay Family. The title: North Georgia JAY Food? It’s Growing, Harvesting, Preparation and Other Interesting Stuff. We are fortunate that Mr. Bailey provided me …

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Jun 28

Tombstone Tuesday: Gail O. Lance

Bethel Baptish Church

“She was an angel unto us & now in heaven” is the inscription on the grave marker of Gail O. Lance. She was buried in Bethel (former Shoal Creek) Baptist Church Cemetery in Dawson County, Georgia. Bethel Baptist Church is located on Georgia Highway 136 near the intersection of Ga. 136 and and Shoal Creek …

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Jun 21

Tombstone Tuesday: Private William W. Dilbeck

WWDilbeck_01

Private William W. Dilbeck served in Co. C of the 11th Georgia Infantry, C.S.A. According the the National Park Service website, “Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System,” Dilbeck served the 11th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards. The solitary grave of Dilbeck  is located on Cantrell Rd., a dirt road near the Dawson-Pickens County line. To …

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Feb 26

Pleasant Union Baptist Church Cemetery

Pleasant Union Baptist Churc

Pleasant Union Baptist Church is a small church located on Steve Tate Highway in Dawson County, Georgia. Interestingly enough,on page 24 of Dawson County, Georgia, Heritage, 1857-1996 (Dawsonville, Georgia: Dawson Co. Historical & Genealogical Society, 1997) has two entries for Pleasant Union Baptist Church, one prepared by Padgett Tinsley and the other by Evylene A. …

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