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Subject: [GAEMANUE-L] JONES, "Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Emanuel County Extracts, 1815-1889"
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 19:06:31 -0500
Georgia Journal, Milledgeville:
Tuesday, October 5, 1819 - Samuel Strange, of Capt. David Grifon's district,
in said county, tolls before Mills Woodard, Esq., five head of hogs...all
marked with a swallow fork and under bit in the right ear...appraised to
$10.00, by David Edenfield and Jesse Edenfield, the 11th of September, 1819.
Given under my hand, this 18th day of September, 1819. William JONESr E.H.
Tuesday, December 24, 1822 -
To the Editor of the Georgia Journal. Sir, having invented a new and useful
improvement in the Straw Cutting Machine, and having obtained an exclusive
property in said improvement by letters of Patent, and wishing the utility
of this machine generally known, I send you specification of its general
principle, and request you to make them known to the public through the
medium of your paper...I have sent specimens of its performance in the
several counties hereafter named, and will be found in the hands of the
Bryan, Col. John J. Maxwell
Burke, Dr. James Whitehead
Lincoln, Peter Lamar, Esq.
Madison, Capt. James Long
Bullock, Col. Shepherd Williams
Camden, Maj. Archibald Clark
Columbia, Juriah Harris, Esq.
Chatham, John H. Morel, Esq.
Clarke, Sterling Elder
Emanuel, Capt. William Price
Elbert, Thomas JONES
Effingham, Robert Burton
Franklin, Col. Russel JONES, Sr.
Greene, Maj. Stewart Anderson
Glynn, Francis Scarlet
Hancock, Robert Alston
Jefferson, Christopher Fitzsimmons
Jackson, Hugh Montgomery, Esq.
Jasper, Peter Gotier
Liberty, Col. Thomas Bacon
McIntosh, James Nephew
Morgan, James Mitchell
Montgomery, James Alston
Oglethorpe, John Moor, Esq.
Pulaski, Elisha Farnell, Esq.
Richmond, Edward Rowell
Scriven, Roger McKinnie
Telfair, Gen. John Coffee
Tattnall, Elijah Mattocks
Warren, Asa Chapman
Washington, Chas. Williamson
Wilkes, Boling Anthony, Esq.
Wilkinson, William Beck
Wayne, James Fort
Jones, Col. Charles Phillips
The durability of said machine is equal to its utility. We conceive that
said machine excels, unexceptionably, any other manner of cutting straw that
we ever have witnessed. Given from under our hands, this 2d day of August,
1822. Absalom Janes, George Tuggle, James Park, John B. Hatchett, John
Mercer, Willis Forrester, Joseph Williams.
Tuesday, March 16, 1824 - On the 1st Tuesday in May next, will be sold at
the court-house in Emanuel County...the following property, to wit: 200
acres pine land, adjoining lands of John S. Drew...levied on as the property
of John Bishop, to satisfy an execution in favor of William Martin...One
negro boy by the name of Handy, levied on as the property of John G. Oliver,
to satisfy an execution in favor of the executors of Seaborn JONES,
deceased...One tract pine land, containing 1000 acres, adjoining lands of
Isaac Stephens...levied on as the property of William Daniel... Owen
Tuesday, February 26, 1839 - Post Offices in Georgia: The post office called
"Oak Forest," Walker County, has been changed to "Dade Court House," and the
post office called "Ware's Store," Coweta County, has been changed to
The following post masters have been appointed:
J.W. McBee, Dade Court House, Dade County.
Walter J. JONES, Appling, Columbia County.
G.S. Cobb, Panthersville, DeKalb County.
James Butler, Sandy Ridge, Henry County.
Jackson J. Kizer, Powder Springs, Cobb County.
Jacob Bryan, Jacksonboro, Screven County.
Severn Wales, Walesboro, Emanuel County.
K.W. Perry, Kedron, Coweta County.
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville:
Tuesday, November 29, 1853 - Will be sold before the Court House door in
said county one month from this date, between the legal hours of sale, all
the property belonging to the estate of Henry P. JONES, late of said county,
deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate.
J.V. JONES, J.B. JONES, H.W. JONES and W.B. JONES, Adms.
Union Recorder, Milledgeville:
Tuesday, February 26, 1856 - Sheriff Sales...will be sold...1000 acres of
land adjoining Daniel Kent and John Bennett, levied on as the property of
Benjamin Bennett, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of the Adms. of
H.P. JONES, deceased; also Two Tracts of land adjoining James Martin and
Rowan Durdin, levied on as the property of John W. Neel, to satisfy
executions or fi fas in favor of the Adms. of H.P. JONES, deceased. John
Tuesday, May 6, 1856 - Sheriff Sales...will be sold...500 acres of
land...levied on as the property of John W. Neel, to satisfy executions or
fi fas in favor of Adms. of estate of H.R. JONES... John Overstreet,
Tuesday, February 2, 1858 - Sheriff Sales...will be sold...906 acres of land
adjoining William Fiendly and Solomon Williamson, levied on as the property
of George Smith, to satisfy executions or fi fas in favor of Thomas M.
Berrent and Malcom D. JONES... R.C. Briant, Sheriff.
Sandersville Herald, Sandersville:
Wednesday, September 1, 1869 - R.J. Pugesley, Sheriff, files to sell
property of Phillip Newton to satisfy a fi fa in favor of James H. Hines;
also, property of Thomas Moore in favor of J.V. JONES...
Friday, December 12, 1873 - Thomas JONES and John W. Cannady file for
letters of administration on the estate of Isaac JONES, deceased.
Friday, January 16, 1874 - Thomas JONES and John W. Canady file to sell
property of Isaac JONES, deceased.
Friday, August 14, 1874 - J.W. Cowart, Sheriff, files to sell property of
Thomas Moore to satisfy a fi fa in favor of J.V. JONES.
Friday, December 11, 1874 - John W. Canady and Thomas JONES file for
discharge from the estate of Isaac JONES, deceased.
Friday, March 5, 1875 - W.J. Tucker, D. Sheriff, files to sell property
of...; also, property of J.B. JONES in favor of tax collector...
Thursday, November 4, 1875 - Will be sold before the Court House door in
said county one month after date, between the legal hours of sale, all the
property belonging to the estate of Eli Roberts, late of said county,
deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate.
G.W. Sherrod, Adm. Land adjoins W.B. JONES, Thomas Drew, B.L. Lane and B.S.
Thursday, December 9, 1875 - C. Farecloth, D. Sheriff, files to sell
property of Mrs. Phillip Newton to satisfy a fi fa in favor of tax
collector; also, property of J.V. JONES in favor of N. Bullard.
Thursday, March 9, 1876 - C. Farecloth, D. Sheriff, files to sell before the
court-house door in said county, property of Thomas L. Walea to satisfy a fi
fa in favor of tax collector. Land adjoins W.H. JONES and estate of Eli
Thursday, November 9, 1876 -
Grand Jury, Emanuel County, October Term 1876:
John J. JONES
Eastman Times, Eastman:
Thursday, September 20, 1883 -
JIM CRUMMIDY CAPTURED: He and Accomplice Found In Emanuel County.
Mr. James Mitchell, the young man who was shot at Chauncey a few days
since (a full account of which appeared in The Times last week) lingered
until Thursday last, when he died. His remains were carried to his former
home in Henry County, for interment, where now reside the parents of the
After the burial of the deceased, Mr. L.A. Mitchell, a brother of the
young man, determined, if possible, to have the black scoundrel Crummidy
brought to justice, and to this end secured the services of Mr. W.P. Bussey,
the sheriff of Pike County, who is one of the shrewdest detectives in the
Mr. Mitchell and Sheriff Bussey then went to work, with the hope of
obtaining some clue that would, at least, give them an idea of the direction
taken by the murderer and his accomplice. They soon came in possession of
the following letter, post marked at Midville, Ga., Sept. 13, 1883:
Roundtree, Ga., Sept. 13. '83
Mr. Willis Hodges, Chauncey, Ga.
Dear Sir: I am well and getting well. Tell Nancy Rogers to send me her
love. Tell Lou Brown to let me know how they are getting along. Write and
tell me all the news. Yours truly.
Direct your letters in the care of Pughsley, Tarver & Co., Roundtree, Ga.
This gave them a clue. They learned by wire that the said Nancy Brown
and Lou Rogers, mentioned in this note, were the respective sweethearts of
the two negroes, and that they (the women) had gone to Willis Hodge's a few
days after the murder was committed. Just here, we will state, by way of
parenthesis, that whether or not the said Willis had anything to do with
harboring this murderer and his accomplice, or aided them in any way,
remains to be seen.
Notwithstanding the fact that Crummidy had assumed the name of Bill
Johnson, yet the ear marks were too plain, and Sheriff Bussey and Mr.
Mitchell proceeded to Midville in Emanuel County, and arrived there last
Monday. They remained in town that day, but sent a citizen of the place out
to Pughsley, Tarver & Co's. turpentine works to see if there was anyone
there answering the description of either Crummidy or Bryant. The spy
returned last Monday evening, with the information that two negroes
answering the descriptions were at work at the still, and on arriving there
the Thursday previous had given their names as Bill Johnson and Tom JONES.
In company with Mr. Henry R. Daniels, sheriff of Emanuel County, Mr.
Mitchell and Sheriff Bussey immediately repaired to the still, which they
reached about eleven o'clock Monday night. After arousing the gentleman who
clerks in the commissary and consulting with him a short time, it was
decided to wait until the next morning, inasmuch as it was uncertain as to
which shanty the negroes were in.
The posse then secreted themselves in a room in the rear of the
commissary, which is occupied by the clerk as a bedroom, with the
understanding that the two strange negroes were to be enticed into the front
room the next morning.
Accordingly next morning a message was sent to the still that there was
a letter at the commissary for Bill Johnson, and in a few minutes the black
scoundrel Jim Crummidy entered the house, and demanded the letter.
Immediately Sheriff Bussey and Mr. Mitchell emerged from the back room and
commanded Crummidy to hold up his hands. Instead of doing so, however, he
drew his pistol, but was knocked down by Mr. Bussey, and immediately
disarmed and handcuffed.
In the meantime Sheriff Daniels, of Emanuel County, had gone down to the
still and arrested Mose Bryant, who submitted without resistance, and the
two scoundrels were chained together, and brought back to Chauncey, where
they arrived Tuesday night. They were immediately tried before Judge A.
Curry, and were committed without bond, to await the action of the grand
jury, and lodged in our jail yesterday morning. The Times reporter visited
the jail and endeavored to interview Crummidy, but as he wouldn't talk, "we
left him alone in his glory," fully impressed with the idea that he is the
meanest looking scoundrel we ever saw.
The vim and determination displayed by Capt. Bussey, Sheriff of Pike
County, in arresting the murderers of young Mitchell, is worthy of emulation
and merits and receives the highest commendation form the good citizens,
both white and colored, of Dodge County. Captain Bussey is quite an expert
in ferreting out crime, and has already considerable notoriety as a
detective. He is withal a pleasant, affable gentleman, and the Times is
under special obligations to him for the full account given above of the
arrest of these murderers. Capt. Bussey and Mr. Mitchell desire, through
the Times, to extend their grateful acknowledgements to the citizens of
Dodge, Burke and Emanuel counties for valuable information and assistance
and particularly to Messrs. Pughsley, Tarver & Co., and the Sheriff of
Emanuel, Mr. Henry R. Daniels.
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> Can you do another look-up for me on the surname Jones? I realize that it
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