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=== Contact Information  ===
 
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'''Address:&nbsp;&nbsp; '''101 North Erwin Street Cartersville, Ga. 30120<br>  
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'''Address:&nbsp;&nbsp; '''101 North Erwin Street Cartersville, Ga. 30120<br>
  
 
'''Post Office Address''': P.O. Box 993, Cartersville, Ga. 30120-0993  
 
'''Post Office Address''': P.O. Box 993, Cartersville, Ga. 30120-0993  
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'''Meetings: '''Open to the general public and held at 2:00 P.M. on the first Sunday of each month at the Bartow County Family Research Library. If the first Sunday falls on a holiday weekend, the meeting is held the following Sunday. No December meeting!  
 
'''Meetings: '''Open to the general public and held at 2:00 P.M. on the first Sunday of each month at the Bartow County Family Research Library. If the first Sunday falls on a holiday weekend, the meeting is held the following Sunday. No December meeting!  
  
'''Society History:'''<br>  
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'''Society History:'''<br>
  
An organizational meeting was convened in January 1992 with the expressed purpose of forming the first genealogical society in Bartow County. Records indicate that 26 people attended the meeting held at the public library. Mrs. Rita Linker, county librarian, acted as host.<br>  
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An organizational meeting was convened in January 1992 with the expressed purpose of forming the first genealogical society in Bartow County. Records indicate that 26 people attended the meeting held at the public library. Mrs. Rita Linker, county librarian, acted as host.<br>
  
The Bartow County Genealogical Society was officially organized on January 22, 1992. The following officers were elected: Jean Belew, President; Linda Gossett Cochran, Vice-President; Martha Hale; Secretary; and Jerry Bohannon, Treasurer. The groundwork and goals developed by its charter members have served the Society well. Shortly after the organization, the Society began to sponsor a Family Research Library that now houses numerous genealogical records.<br>  
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The Bartow County Genealogical Society was officially organized on January 22, 1992. The following officers were elected: Jean Belew, President; Linda Gossett Cochran, Vice-President; Martha Hale; Secretary; and Jerry Bohannon, Treasurer. The groundwork and goals developed by its charter members have served the Society well. Shortly after the organization, the Society began to sponsor a Family Research Library that now houses numerous genealogical records.<br>
  
'''Society Goals:'''<br>  
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'''Society Goals:'''<br>
  
#Create an interest in genealogical research and local history by presenting informative programs<br>  
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#Create an interest in genealogical research and local history by presenting informative programs<br>
#Promote the collection and preservation of family records, manuscripts, and other documents of genealogical value<br>  
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#Promote the collection and preservation of family records, manuscripts, and other documents of genealogical value<br>
#Encourage and acquaint the Society members with sources of material and serve as a medium for exchange of genealogical information <br>  
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#Encourage and acquaint the Society members with sources of material and serve as a medium for exchange of genealogical information <br>
 
#Publish and distribute information on records that has been collected<br>
 
#Publish and distribute information on records that has been collected<br>
  
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*Bartow County Genealogical Society Quarterly,1992-2013
 
*Bartow County Genealogical Society Quarterly,1992-2013
  
'''Miscellaneous Genealogy:'''<br>  
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'''Miscellaneous Genealogy:'''<br>
  
 
'''Table of Contents for Winter 2013 Quarterly:'''  
 
'''Table of Contents for Winter 2013 Quarterly:'''  
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11. Old Postcards of Cartersville, Georgia  
 
11. Old Postcards of Cartersville, Georgia  
  
'''Bartow County, Georgia Residents Who Applied for Presidential Amnesty, 1865-1867'''<br>  
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'''Bartow County, Georgia Residents Who Applied for Presidential Amnesty, 1865-1867'''<br>
  
 
1. Akin, Warren, member of Confederate Congress  
 
1. Akin, Warren, member of Confederate Congress  
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The prohibition meeting selected the following delegates:<br>John H. Rice, E.L. Hamilton, Benjamin Brantley, G.W. Tumlin, W.H. Felton, Joel Foster, J.J. Howard, I.W. Givins, W.J. Benham, Elisha King, M.J. Murphy, R.H. Jones, D.M. Hood, John Greenwood, Alexander Todd, John W. Hooper, A.W. Buford, John A. Terrell, Wm. Bradley, W.V. Wester, A.C. Trimble, R.A Milner, J.R Towers  
 
The prohibition meeting selected the following delegates:<br>John H. Rice, E.L. Hamilton, Benjamin Brantley, G.W. Tumlin, W.H. Felton, Joel Foster, J.J. Howard, I.W. Givins, W.J. Benham, Elisha King, M.J. Murphy, R.H. Jones, D.M. Hood, John Greenwood, Alexander Todd, John W. Hooper, A.W. Buford, John A. Terrell, Wm. Bradley, W.V. Wester, A.C. Trimble, R.A Milner, J.R Towers  
  
<br>'''July 3, 1913, ''Cartersville News'''''<br>'''Mrs. Mattie Brawner Dies At The Home Of Her Mother In City'''<br>Mrs. Mattie Brawner died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Fannie Wells on Wells Street, Wednesday night of last week. The cause of her death was tuberculosis from which she was a constant sufferer for many months. She was about 35 years old. She was a member of the East Side Baptist Church, and was a good consistent Christian and had many noble and admirable traits of character. Her little daughter preceded her in death about two weeks ago. She had been married twice, the first to a Mr. Cook and the last time to Mr. D.H. Brawner, who survives her. The funeral services were conducted last Thursday afternoon at four o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Wells and interment was at Oak Hill cemetery. Rev. George Brown officiated. <br>  
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<br>'''July 3, 1913, ''Cartersville News'''''<br>'''Mrs. Mattie Brawner Dies At The Home Of Her Mother In City'''<br>Mrs. Mattie Brawner died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Fannie Wells on Wells Street, Wednesday night of last week. The cause of her death was tuberculosis from which she was a constant sufferer for many months. She was about 35 years old. She was a member of the East Side Baptist Church, and was a good consistent Christian and had many noble and admirable traits of character. Her little daughter preceded her in death about two weeks ago. She had been married twice, the first to a Mr. Cook and the last time to Mr. D.H. Brawner, who survives her. The funeral services were conducted last Thursday afternoon at four o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Wells and interment was at Oak Hill cemetery. Rev. George Brown officiated. <br>
  
 
'''July 10, 1913; Doctor Rhodes Dead'''<br>Dr. M.M. Rhodes died at his home near Taylorsville a few days ago. He had been in bad health for a number of years and for some time had been deprived of his sight. Dr. Rhodes was a prominent physician of the county and had many friends who regret his death.  
 
'''July 10, 1913; Doctor Rhodes Dead'''<br>Dr. M.M. Rhodes died at his home near Taylorsville a few days ago. He had been in bad health for a number of years and for some time had been deprived of his sight. Dr. Rhodes was a prominent physician of the county and had many friends who regret his death.  
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'''Obituaries:'''  
 
'''Obituaries:'''  
  
'''Mrs. Mary Nichols<br>'''Mrs. Mary Rebecca Nichols, 94, of 102 E. Eighth St., died Thursday at 11:05 p.m .at the residence following an extended illness.<br>Mrs. Nichols was born in'''Bartow County Sept. 11, 1874,''' daughter of the late Marion and Ann Dodd Martin. She had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County most of her life and was a member of the Second Avenue United Methodist Church.<br>Survivors include two sons, Roy and Sproull Nichols, both of Rome; four daughters, Mrs. Horace Litton of Lindale, Mrs. Lloyd Barton and Mrs. Lorene Luckett, both of Rome, and Mrs. Jim Dodd of Cedartown; two brothers, Dewitt Martin of Rome and Allen Martin of Kingston; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.<br>Funeral services will be held at 3:30 in Spring Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Nelson, Hoyt Coker and Paul Willis officiating. Interment will be in Spring Creek Cemetery.<br>The body will lie in state at the residence until 2 p.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state from 2:30 p.m. until the funeral hour.<br>Pallbearers include Carl and Michael Nichols, Harvey Litton, Jimmy Dodd, James Luckett and Larry Barton. Rome News-Tribune, Friday, June 27, 1969<br><br>'''Mr. Jeff Dodd''', aged ninety years, died at Adairsville Saturday. He was among the oldest residents of the county. Columbus Daily Enquirer, Sun. Nov. 10, 1885, page 2<br>&nbsp;
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'''Mrs. Mary Nichols<br>'''Mrs. Mary Rebecca Nichols, 94, of 102 E. Eighth St., died Thursday at 11:05 p.m .at the residence following an extended illness.<br>Mrs. Nichols was born in'''Bartow County Sept. 11, 1874,''' daughter of the late Marion and Ann Dodd Martin. She had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County most of her life and was a member of the Second Avenue United Methodist Church.<br>Survivors include two sons, Roy and Sproull Nichols, both of Rome; four daughters, Mrs. Horace Litton of Lindale, Mrs. Lloyd Barton and Mrs. Lorene Luckett, both of Rome, and Mrs. Jim Dodd of Cedartown; two brothers, Dewitt Martin of Rome and Allen Martin of Kingston; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.<br>Funeral services will be held at 3:30 in Spring Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Nelson, Hoyt Coker and Paul Willis officiating. Interment will be in Spring Creek Cemetery.<br>The body will lie in state at the residence until 2 p.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state from 2:30 p.m. until the funeral hour.<br>Pallbearers include Carl and Michael Nichols, Harvey Litton, Jimmy Dodd, James Luckett and Larry Barton. Rome News-Tribune, Friday, June 27, 1969<br><br>'''Mr. Jeff Dodd''', aged ninety years, died at Adairsville Saturday. He was among the oldest residents of the county. Columbus Daily Enquirer, Sun. Nov. 10, 1885, page 2  
  
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Court of Ordinary, May (2nd) Term, 1853<br>Page 1<br>It appearing to the Court that Sarah Ann M. Earp (over 14) minor heir of Cannon Earp, deceased, having selected Gray Earp as her Guardian, ordered that said Gary Earp, be and he is hereby appointed Guardian, for the aforesaid Sarah Ann M. Earp, and that Letters of Guardianship do issue to said Gray Earp upon his giving bond in the sum of Five hundred dollars and taking the usual oath prescribed by the Statute. T.A. Word, Ordinary
  
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Page 2<br>The application of John A. Upshaw for Letters of Guardianship for the person and property of Louisiana T. McMullin, orphan of Sinclair McMullin, deceased, having been published agreeably [sic] to law, and no objection having been filed, it is therefore ordered that Letters of Guardianship do issue to said John A. Upshaw, upon his giving Bond in the sum of Four Thousand dollars, (with George W. Stubbs as security) and taking the usual oath. <br>Thomas A. Word, Ordinary
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The application of Baylis W. Lewis, to be appointed Guardian for Martha Ann A. Roberts orphan of E.W. Roberts, deceased, having been published as required by law, and no objection having been filed to said application, It is therefore ordered that Baylis W. Lewis, be and he is hereby appointed Guardian to said Lewis, upon his giving Bond with Ezekiel Graham as security in the sum of Sixteen hundred dollars, and taking the usual oath required by the Statute in such cases made and provided. This A. Word, Ordinary
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The application of William T. Barton to appoint Guardian for Lewis J. Davis, and Hulda J. Davis minor heirs of William E. Davis, decd, having been published according to law and no objection been filed, It is ordered by the Court that William T. Barton, be and he is hereby appointed Guardian for the above mentioned orphans, by his giving Bond in the sum of Twelve hundred dollars, and taking the usual oath prescribed by the Statute, Thos A. Word, Ordinary
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Contact Information

Address:   101 North Erwin Street Cartersville, Ga. 30120

Post Office Address: P.O. Box 993, Cartersville, Ga. 30120-0993

Facebook: Bartow County Genealogy Society

E-mail: genhelp2@att.net

Webpage: www.barctygen.org

Telephone: 770-606-0706

Library Hours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10:00 A.M. till 3:30 P.M.

Services: 3 computers, 2 scanners; family histories; microfilmed newspapers

Directions: From Atlanta, go north on Interstate 75 North to exit 288. Turn left on Ga.113 (Main St.) and proceed toward downtown. After passing Applebee's restaurant, turn right on Church St.; cross over highway 41, cross Tennessee St.; go over bridge,then turn right at the four-way stop. We are located in the Arts Center building on the right. Ample parking is available.A handicap entrance is available at the front of the building.

Membership: Open to any person regardless of residence, age, race, creed, or age who is interested in genealogy or the history of this area; dues are $20 per year and includes 4 quarterlies.

Meetings: Open to the general public and held at 2:00 P.M. on the first Sunday of each month at the Bartow County Family Research Library. If the first Sunday falls on a holiday weekend, the meeting is held the following Sunday. No December meeting!

Society History:

An organizational meeting was convened in January 1992 with the expressed purpose of forming the first genealogical society in Bartow County. Records indicate that 26 people attended the meeting held at the public library. Mrs. Rita Linker, county librarian, acted as host.

The Bartow County Genealogical Society was officially organized on January 22, 1992. The following officers were elected: Jean Belew, President; Linda Gossett Cochran, Vice-President; Martha Hale; Secretary; and Jerry Bohannon, Treasurer. The groundwork and goals developed by its charter members have served the Society well. Shortly after the organization, the Society began to sponsor a Family Research Library that now houses numerous genealogical records.

Society Goals:

  1. Create an interest in genealogical research and local history by presenting informative programs
  2. Promote the collection and preservation of family records, manuscripts, and other documents of genealogical value
  3. Encourage and acquaint the Society members with sources of material and serve as a medium for exchange of genealogical information
  4. Publish and distribute information on records that has been collected

Publications for Sale:

  • Bartow County Georgia Heritage Book, Volume I and II
  • Favorites From Our Table Cookbook
  • Bartow County Genealogical Society Quarterly,1992-2013

Miscellaneous Genealogy:

Table of Contents for Winter 2013 Quarterly:

1. Membership Roll of the First Baptist Church, 1917

2. Picture Gallery for Richard R Hargis

3. Newspaper Abstracts from the Cartersville News, 1913

4. Bartow County Postmasters 1857-1876; picture of Old Historic Cassville Post Office

5. Justices and Notaries Public for Kingston and Pine Log Districts

6. Survey and Plat for FJ Mayson

7. Cass County Court Minutes, May Term 1855

8. Commissioners of Roads, 1870

9. Court of Ordinary Minutes, July 1858

10. Christmas Ads Published in the Tribune News, 1919

11. Old Postcards of Cartersville, Georgia

Bartow County, Georgia Residents Who Applied for Presidential Amnesty, 1865-1867

1. Akin, Warren, member of Confederate Congress

2. Barrett, Eli, rebel postmaster

3. Bates, Gustavus, taxable property over $20,000

4. Benham, Willis, taxable propertyover $20,000

5. Brooks, William W., rebel county tax assessor

6. Burge, William T., taxable property over $20,000

7. Cunyus, Daniel, taxable property over $20,000

8. Davis, Israel P., taxable property over $20,000

9. Field, Elias E., taxable property over $20,000

10. Fitten, John H., taxable property over $20,000

11. Howard, Nathan, rebel postmaster

12. Howard, Mrs. Susan J., taxable property over $20,000

13. King, Noah, taxable property over $20,000

14. Lewis, John Wm., member of Confederate Congress/taxableproperty over $20,000

15. Milam, Riley, rebel tax assessor

16. Milner, A.J., rebel tax collector

17. Milner, James, rebel commissioner of claims

18. Milner, Wm., taxable property over $20,000

19. Morrison, Albert Franklin, rebel deputy postmaster

20. Rowland, Mrs. Frances M. taxable property over $20,000

21. Rowland, John L., taxable property over $20,000

22. Rowland, William L., taxable property over $20,000

23. Sproull, James C., taxable property over $20,000

24. Trammell, Caswell, proceedings instituted because of confiscation of land

25. Trimble, Augustus, taxable property over $20,000

26. Tumlin, Lewis, taxable property over $20,000

27. Wikle, John L., rebel postmaster

28. Wofford, William T., rebel brigadier general

29. Young, Pierce M.B., graduate of West Point/rebel brigadier general

30. Young, Robert M., taxable property over $20,000

Newspaper Abstracts:

Cassville Standard, Feb. 9, 1854

Prohibition Meeting in Cass Tuesday: Doct. W.J. Benham. Col. Z. Edwards, J.R. Parrott, Col. W. Akin, John H. Rice, Rev. R.A. Milner, J.J. Howard. Rev. A.W. Buford. E. L. Hamilton, Rev. J.W. Givens, Rev. C.A. Crowell. Prohibition meeting resolved to support George W. Tumlin for senator and Joseph Bogle and Elisha King as representatives

The prohibition meeting selected the following delegates:
John H. Rice, E.L. Hamilton, Benjamin Brantley, G.W. Tumlin, W.H. Felton, Joel Foster, J.J. Howard, I.W. Givins, W.J. Benham, Elisha King, M.J. Murphy, R.H. Jones, D.M. Hood, John Greenwood, Alexander Todd, John W. Hooper, A.W. Buford, John A. Terrell, Wm. Bradley, W.V. Wester, A.C. Trimble, R.A Milner, J.R Towers


July 3, 1913, Cartersville News
Mrs. Mattie Brawner Dies At The Home Of Her Mother In City
Mrs. Mattie Brawner died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Fannie Wells on Wells Street, Wednesday night of last week. The cause of her death was tuberculosis from which she was a constant sufferer for many months. She was about 35 years old. She was a member of the East Side Baptist Church, and was a good consistent Christian and had many noble and admirable traits of character. Her little daughter preceded her in death about two weeks ago. She had been married twice, the first to a Mr. Cook and the last time to Mr. D.H. Brawner, who survives her. The funeral services were conducted last Thursday afternoon at four o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Wells and interment was at Oak Hill cemetery. Rev. George Brown officiated.

July 10, 1913; Doctor Rhodes Dead
Dr. M.M. Rhodes died at his home near Taylorsville a few days ago. He had been in bad health for a number of years and for some time had been deprived of his sight. Dr. Rhodes was a prominent physician of the county and had many friends who regret his death.

Obituaries:

Mrs. Mary Nichols
Mrs. Mary Rebecca Nichols, 94, of 102 E. Eighth St., died Thursday at 11:05 p.m .at the residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Nichols was born inBartow County Sept. 11, 1874, daughter of the late Marion and Ann Dodd Martin. She had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County most of her life and was a member of the Second Avenue United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Roy and Sproull Nichols, both of Rome; four daughters, Mrs. Horace Litton of Lindale, Mrs. Lloyd Barton and Mrs. Lorene Luckett, both of Rome, and Mrs. Jim Dodd of Cedartown; two brothers, Dewitt Martin of Rome and Allen Martin of Kingston; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 in Spring Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Nelson, Hoyt Coker and Paul Willis officiating. Interment will be in Spring Creek Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the residence until 2 p.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state from 2:30 p.m. until the funeral hour.
Pallbearers include Carl and Michael Nichols, Harvey Litton, Jimmy Dodd, James Luckett and Larry Barton. Rome News-Tribune, Friday, June 27, 1969

Mr. Jeff Dodd, aged ninety years, died at Adairsville Saturday. He was among the oldest residents of the county. Columbus Daily Enquirer, Sun. Nov. 10, 1885, page 2

COURT RECORDS:

Court of Ordinary, May (2nd) Term, 1853
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It appearing to the Court that Sarah Ann M. Earp (over 14) minor heir of Cannon Earp, deceased, having selected Gray Earp as her Guardian, ordered that said Gary Earp, be and he is hereby appointed Guardian, for the aforesaid Sarah Ann M. Earp, and that Letters of Guardianship do issue to said Gray Earp upon his giving bond in the sum of Five hundred dollars and taking the usual oath prescribed by the Statute. T.A. Word, Ordinary

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The application of John A. Upshaw for Letters of Guardianship for the person and property of Louisiana T. McMullin, orphan of Sinclair McMullin, deceased, having been published agreeably [sic] to law, and no objection having been filed, it is therefore ordered that Letters of Guardianship do issue to said John A. Upshaw, upon his giving Bond in the sum of Four Thousand dollars, (with George W. Stubbs as security) and taking the usual oath.
Thomas A. Word, Ordinary

The application of Baylis W. Lewis, to be appointed Guardian for Martha Ann A. Roberts orphan of E.W. Roberts, deceased, having been published as required by law, and no objection having been filed to said application, It is therefore ordered that Baylis W. Lewis, be and he is hereby appointed Guardian to said Lewis, upon his giving Bond with Ezekiel Graham as security in the sum of Sixteen hundred dollars, and taking the usual oath required by the Statute in such cases made and provided. This A. Word, Ordinary

The application of William T. Barton to appoint Guardian for Lewis J. Davis, and Hulda J. Davis minor heirs of William E. Davis, decd, having been published according to law and no objection been filed, It is ordered by the Court that William T. Barton, be and he is hereby appointed Guardian for the above mentioned orphans, by his giving Bond in the sum of Twelve hundred dollars, and taking the usual oath prescribed by the Statute, Thos A. Word, Ordinary