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Sheriff’s Sales, 1830

From The Athenian, Athens, Georgia

Tuesday, October 5, 1830

Jackson Sheriff’s Sale

On the first Tuesday in November next, will be sold at the Court-House in the town of Jefferson, Jackson county, within the usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit: four hundred acres of land, more or less, lying on the waters of the Oconee River, adjoining Cochran and Doster: levied on as the property of James Monus, to satisfy a fi. fa. In favour of Boswell B. Degraffenried, vs. said Monus.  Property pointed out by defendant.

Sept. 28, John Randolph, Sh’ff.

Jackson Sheriff’s Sale

On the first Tuesday in November next, will be sold at the Court-House in the town of Jefferson, Jackson county, within the usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit:

Fifteen Negroes, to with: Bill a man, about fifty years old; Harvey a man, about twenty-eight years old; Lewis a man, about twenty-two years old; Phillis a woman, about forty years old; Mary a woman, about thirty years old; Sealey a woman, about twenty-six years old; Malinda a woman, about twenty years old; Jane a girl, about ten years old; Charity a girl, about eight years old; Eliza Ann a girl, about nine or ten months old; Burton a boy, about four years old; Leander a boy, about four years old; Darian a boy, about two years old.  Also, a life estate in two other negroes, to wit: Lucy a woman, about twenty-five years old; Milledge a man about twenty-four years old; levied on as the property of Edmond Taylor, to satisfy a fi. fa. Issued from Wilkes Superior Court in favor of David Micker and Joseph Oneal, vs. Edmond Taylor and Robert Harrison.  Property pointed out by Allen Mathews, plaintiff’s attorney.

One hundred and fifty acres of land, more or less, adjoining Wilson; levied on as the property of Elijah Bearden, to satisfy two fi. fas. Issued from a Justice’s Court, one in favour of John H. Lowe, vs. said Bearden, the other in favour Lane and Wilmot vs. said Bearden. Levy made and returned to me by a Constable.

One Bay Horse, ten or twelve years old; levied on as the property of George Cowan, to satisfy a fi. fa. in favor of John Floyd, vs. said Cowan.

One lot in the town of Jefferson, lying on the South side of the main street, containing four Acres, more or less, adjoining Orr & Watson, running from the main street to Curry’s Creek, with considerable improvement thereon; levied on as the property of Charles Bacon, to satisfy a fi. fa. In favor of Timothy Bridgemena vs. Charles Bacon, and Benajah Dunham.  Levy made and returned to me by Joseph Hampton, former Deputy Sheriff

Set. 28, Barnabas Barron, D. sh’ff.

Property Sold for Debts

The Athenian, Friday 30 Mar 1827

Will be sold, on the first Tuesday in April next, at the Court-House in the Town of Jefferson, Jackson county, within the lawful hours of sale, the following property, to wit:

One light built new Wagon: levied on as the property of George Murphy, to satisfy two fi. fa’s.; one in favour of Eliza Cox, admr’x. on the estate of Thomas Hyde, dec’d. vs. George Murphy; the other in favour of Robert B. Dunken & Co. vsl. George Murphy.

Four Hundred and Twenty-five acres of Land, whereon Joseph J. Scott now lives: levied on as his property, to satisfy twelve fi. fa’s. from a Justice’s Court; four in favour of J. Borders, vs. Joseph J. Scott and eight in favour of John Williamson, sen’r. vs. Joseph J. Scott and Abraham Scott – Levy made and returned by a constable.

Three Hundred and Ninety Acres of Land, whereon Mrs. Lindsey now lives, granted to Scott, adjoining Barnett and others: levied on to satisfy nine fi.fa’s. from a Justice’s Court, in favour of John Williamson, sen’r. vs. John Lindsey, adm’r. and Esther Lindsey, admr’x. on the estate of Ephraim Lindsey, dec’d, and James Lindsey and Samuel Barnett, security; and James Millican, security on stay – Levy made by a constable and turned over to me.

Joseph Hampton, Sh’ff.

Estate of Abraham Williams

The Athenian, Friday, 2 Feb 1827

Administrator’s Sale

Will be sold on Tuesday the 27th of February next, at the late residence of Abraham Williams in Jackson county, within sale hours, the personal estate of said Abraham Williams, late of said county, deceased, consisting of Horses, Hogs, Cows, Corn, and Fodder, and Household and Kitchen Furniture. – Sale to continue from day to day until the whole is disposed of. – Terms made known on the day of sale.

Holloway Williams}

Abraham Williams} Adm’rs.

W. J. Banks Ill

The Jackson Herald Thursday, May 22, 1913

Mr. W. J. Banks is real low with fever. We sincerely hope he will soon

recover, and be back in Sunday School. We miss him very much.

Submitted by Judy Banks

Train Accident

Atlanta Constitution, March 17, 1907, page 4

TRAIN MANGLES SCHOOL BOYS

Cornelia, GA, March 16—(Special)

A Southern train ran over three school boys at this place this afternoon. They are Tom Brock, William Logan and William Ayers, all of Commerce or near there. Both of Brock’s legs and left arm were cut off. The other boys are not seriously hurt.

Submitted by Stephanie Bradley

Jackson County Traveler

Spartanburg Herald, April 14, 1875, page 2

A gentleman says that, while ____ through Jackson County, Georgia, the other day, an incident came under his observation which jn-tly deserves mention. He stopped at a home where the head of the family was engaged in blacksmithing, his “striker” being his better-half. His oldest daughter was busy ploughing in the field, and two younger girls were piling up the brush. The girls are jewels that would adorn any household.

Note from submitter: There are a couple of words missing due to fading of the paper.

Submitted by Stephanie Bradley