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'''Post Office Address''': P.O. Box 993, Cartersville, Ga. 30120-0993  
 
'''Post Office Address''': P.O. Box 993, Cartersville, Ga. 30120-0993  
  
'''Facebook:''' www.facebook.com/bartowcountygenealogicalsocietyinc  
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'''Facebook:''' [http://www.facebook.com/bartowcountygenealogicalsocietyinc Bartow County Genealogy Society]
  
 
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:genhelp2@att.net genhelp2@att.net]  
 
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'''Services: '''3 computers, 2 scanners; family histories; microfilmed newspapers  
 
'''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.  
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'''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.  
 
'''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.  
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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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'''Table of Contents for Winter 2013 Quarterly:'''  
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&nbsp;'''History of Oak Grove Methodist Church (Summer 2003 quarterly)'''  
  
1. Membership Roll of the First Baptist Church, 1917
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Oak Grove Methodist Church was organized in October, 1871. The building was constructed from wood cut from the building site, which was donated by the late Levi Jolly. The church, situated on a knoll and surrounded by oak trees was given the name Oak Grove by one of its charter members, Mrs. Hayne Dodd. The first trustees were G.A. Fink, R.H. Dodd, William Brandon, J.C. Dodd and R.F. Jolly, Sr.
  
2. Picture Gallery for Richard R Hargis
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The church was first on the VanWert Circuit, which included some churches in Polk County, one of them being the Rockmart Church. In December 1887, Oak Grove was transferred to the Kingston Charge and so has remained. The other churches on the charge at the present time are Barnsley and Kingston. The Kingston Charge was in the Dalton District until July, 1962, when it was transferred to the Rome District.  
  
3. Newspaper Abstracts from the Cartersville News, 1913
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The first pastor was the Rev. Joseph Carr. Several prominent ministers served the church in the early days. Oak Grove was the first pastorate of the Rev. Sam&nbsp;Jones. Others include the Rev. Gus Harris, father of the Rev. Pierce Harris, and the Rev. Edward Mackey.
  
4. Bartow County Postmasters 1857-1876; picture of Old Historic Cassville Post Office
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Two members from the church have gone into the ministry. They are the Rev. Hubert Dodd and the Rev. Reynolds Groon, Sr. Both of them are retired at this writing.
  
5. Justices and Notaries Public for Kingston and Pine Log Districts
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The original building was completely destroyed on Marh 21, 1932 by a tornado which hit this section of Bartow County.  
  
6. Survey and Plat for FJ Mayson
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On the same site, and again using native material, a rock church was constructed during the summer months by members and friends in the community with the help of only one rock mason.The church was financed by contributions of the members and friends for the sum of $715.00, most of which was used for material. The furnishings were also donations. The old seats, which were left standing on the floor after the tornado, were used until one year later when new pews were bought with funds from a benefit barbecue. The altar rail is the only piece of furniture that was salvaged from the wreckage and pieced together so that it is in use today.
  
7. Cass County&nbsp;Court Minutes, May Term 1855
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On September 18, 1932 the new church was dedicated. The Rev. W.A. Simmons, a former pastor, delivered the dedicatory sermon. A great crowd attended. A basket dinner was served at noon. A song service and informal talks in the afternoon concluded the program for the day. The pastor was the Rev. H.G. Garrett and the District Superintendent was the Rev. J.R. Turner. The Board of Stewards were Frank Jolly, C.W.Wade, Frank Brandon, Noel Jolly, R.L. Beardon and W.J. Fountain.
  
8. Commissioners of Roads, 1870
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Since the new building was built, improvements have been made from time to time which include a red velvet kneeling pad, the addition of a steeple, painting the interior and exterior wood work, refinishing the floors, installing an accoustical tile ceiling, gas heat and most recently screens for windows and doors.
  
9. Court of Ordinary Minutes, July 1858
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In the past several years additional gifts have been given to the church including hymn books and a bulletin board&nbsp;by the daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dillard Sims. The bulletin board was erected in January 1965 and dedicated on Sunday, February 21, 1965. Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton S. Dixon gave a Hammond Spinet organ in November,1961.
  
10. Christmas Ads Published in the Tribune News, 1919
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Homecoming day was observed July 30, 1961. The Rev. Hubert Dodd, son of the late Sim and Irene Dodd, delivered the sermon. A large congregation was present. This was the first homecoming since the dedication&nbsp;of the new building in1932.
  
11. Old Postcards of Cartersville, Georgia
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Oak Grove is one of the few Methodist churches which was established in Bartow County in the late 1800's which is still active. The present Board of Stewards and Trustees are Carl Dover, Frank Jolly, Neel Jolly, Odell Nally, E.L. Wade, Robert Jolly and C.W.Wade.
  
'''Bartow County, Georgia Residents Who Applied for Presidential Amnesty, 1865-1867'''<br>
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Many individuals and families by word and deed have helped to make its history. Although the membership is small, the Faith of our Fathers presents a&nbsp;challenge to the present and future members. In so doing Oak Grove Methodist Church will continue to advance the cause of Christ. For who can tell what will be accomplished through even a few, who are fully dedicated to Him.&nbsp;
  
1. Akin, Warren, member of Confederate Congress
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Written June 6, 1965;&nbsp;Church Records and History Committe: Mrs. R.F.&nbsp;Jolly, Mrs.&nbsp;Ray&nbsp;Worthington, and Miss Adys Jolly
  
2. Barrett, Eli, rebel postmaster
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Submitted to quarterly by Mimi Jo&nbsp;Butler of Jasper Ga. <br>
  
3. Bates, Gustavus, taxable property over $20,000
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4. Benham, Willis, taxable propertyover $20,000
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<u>'''Spring 2014 Quarterly'''</u><br>
  
5. Brooks, William W., rebel county tax assessor
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Table of Contents:
  
6. Burge, William T., taxable property over $20,000
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Welcome New Members
  
7. Cunyus, Daniel, taxable property over $20,000
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The Lost Trail Found
  
8. Davis, Israel P., taxable property over $20,000
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Sketch of Evangelist Sam Jones
  
9. Field, Elias E., taxable property over $20,000
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Justices and Notaries Public for Allatoona
  
10. Fitten, John H., taxable property over $20,000
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Justices and Notaries Public for Cartersville
  
11. Howard, Nathan, rebel postmaster
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Survey and Plat for Nancy Bailey
  
12. Howard, Mrs. Susan J., taxable property over $20,000
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Bartow County Superior Court Criminal Docket, July 1896
  
13. King, Noah, taxable property over $20,000
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Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Lucy Kerr
  
14. Lewis, John Wm., member of Confederate Congress/taxableproperty over $20,000
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Cartersville News Genealogical Abstracts, 1913
  
15. Milam, Riley, rebel tax assessor
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The Good Old Days-1955
  
16. Milner, A.J., rebel tax collector
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Historic Oothcalooga Baptist Church Burns
  
17. Milner, James, rebel commissioner of claims
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Old Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery (Interments)
  
18. Milner, Wm., taxable property over $20,000
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Inventory and Appraisement of the Property of John McMickle
  
19. Morrison, Albert Franklin, rebel deputy postmaster
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20. Rowland, Mrs. Frances M. taxable property over $20,000
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'''Obituaries Abstracted from the Cartersville News,&nbsp; October-December 1913'''<br>1. Rev. R.B. Headden<br>2. William P. Gaines<br>3. Miss Cochran<br>4. Mrs. Bailey of Cave<br>5. Mrs. Mattie Luther Boyd<br>6. Mrs. Martha Sheats<br>7. Aunt Sarah Brown [African Amrican]<br>8. Mrs. Caroline Lyons<br>9. James Ligon<br>10. Mr. M.H.Hood<br>11. Rev. Dr. John B. Robins<br>12. Mr. John L. Smith<br>13. Robert Stokes Sayres<br>14. Little Thomas Knight<br>15. Mrs. Ilie Fincher<br>16. Mr. J.C. Milam<br>17. Singleton McGuire<br>18. Rev. Elam Christian<br>19. W.P. Naves<br>20. Mrs. L.B. Matthews<br>
  
21. Rowland,&nbsp;John L., taxable property over $20,000
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22. Rowland, William L., taxable property over $20,000
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'''List of Insolvent Tax Payers of Bartow County<br>Allowed by the County Commissioners for the year 1878<br>Cartersville District'''
  
23. Sproull, James C., taxable property over $20,000
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Adams, Milligan<br>Arnold, Clements<br>Adair, Wm J<br>Anderson, WG<br>Akre Wooten<br>Barnett, George<br>Burdette Lindsay<br>Baker, Jesse L<br>Ballard, John<br>Baker, Emily R <br>Bozeman, Wm A<br>Brewster, Robert<br>Baldwin, Commodore P<br>Bowling, Willard<br>Burdette, Kennedy<br>Carroll, George<br><strike>Crawford, John A</strike> March 16, 1896 Paid<br>Crawford, Alfred J<br>Caldwell, Melvin<br>Crawley, Henry C<br>Cain, John F<br>Cracken, John H<br>Dunn, Adam J (Canada)<br>Durham, Jacob<br>Davis, Wm<br>Felton, Adolphus J<br>Guthrie, William V<br>Hazlewood, B M<br>Hitchcock, Jno B<br>Holcombe, Benjamin<br>Howell, Wm<br>Hunt, James<br>Hilburn, John<br>Jones, John<br>Jolly, Jas W Paid<br>Jones, Elija A<br>Johnson Amos<br>Johnson, James M<br>Leachman, Colonel J<br>Lowman, Saul A<br>Lackey Jas M<br>Mackey, Albert L<br>McDonald Isaac<br>Mecklin, John L<br>Milam, Thos J.<br>Myers, Jno D<br>Morrison Albert F<br>McCrary, FM<br>McCart, Peter<br>Newton, Uriah<br>Nelson, Wm<br>Northerly, Henry<br>Pickens, Jno A<br>Powell, James Henry<br>Powlaski, Jno<br>Parker, AB<br>Pritchett, Joshua W<br>Perkins, Dave<br>Palmer, Henry<br>Padgette, Benj R<br>Roberts, Jas G<br>Ramey, Rice<br>Rainey, John<br>Reed, Robert<br>Reed, John<br>Rutledge, Wm<br>Rowland, Geo M<br>Starnes, WR<br>Stapp, Larkin S<br>Smith, Jno R S<br>Shaw, JP (overage)<br>Smith, NG<br>Straw, Adolphus<br>Smith, J Dickerson M.D. <br>Simmons, John<br>Show, Jno<br>Tompkins, Caleb<br>Toney, Matthias<br>Toney, Jesse<br>?Wosery, Wm<br>Willingham, CHC<br>Willingham, Chas B<br>Willingham, Cornelius<br>Wood, Anthony<br>Wood, Wm<br>Williams, WA<br>White, Claudius<br>Wilson, Andrew D<br>Williams, Stephen D<br>Wyatt, Benjamin F<br>Word, Thos W<br>Young, Jas M, MD<br>Carroll, Georgia<br>Dobbs, Jno M<br>Green, AF<br>Head, Ro JD<br>Hamilton, D<br>Harrison, JH<br>Head, Jno D<br>Sellers, RL<br>McMullen, HS<br>Winn, Clayton<br>Waters, ML<br> *Whites Only<br>Taxed: POLL, COUNTY and STATE
  
24. Trammell, Caswell, proceedings instituted because of confiscation of land
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Source: BCGS Quarterly, Winter 2011
  
25. Trimble, Augustus, taxable property over $20,000
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26. Tumlin, Lewis, taxable property over $20,000
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27. Wikle, John L., rebel postmaster
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28. Wofford, William T., rebel brigadier general
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29. Young, Pierce M.B., graduate of West Point/rebel brigadier general
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30. Young, Robert M., taxable property over $20,000
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'''Bartow County Wills:'''
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Page 370<br>Georgia, Bartow County
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I '''William H. Felton''', of said State and County, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make declare and publish this my last will and testament revoking all others.
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Item First. On January 6th 1866 my father, John Felton now deceased, conveyed to me by deed, a certain tract or settlement of land to have and enjoy during my life and to give and dispose of and divide by my will to my heirs at law. Said land situated in said county and lying partly in the fourth district and third section and partly in the fifth district and third section and containing six hundred acres, more or less. Therefore , in obedience to the wishes and directions of my said father, I now give and divide and distribute said land to my two surviving children, namely Mrs. Ann A. Gibbons and Howard Erwin Felton, as will appear in items second and third of this will.
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Item Second. I give bequeath and devise to my said daughter Ann A. Gibbon, the following property to wit: lots of land Nos. twenty one (21) twenty two (22), twenty three (23), twenty four (24) twenty five (25), fifty (50) fifty one (51) and fifty two (52) each containing forty acres, more or less, all lying in the fourth district and third section of said county and east of the middle of the run of Pettit's Creek. Lot fifty one (51) is the old homestead lot and included the dwelling house and out building on said lot and also the family burial place all of which add largely to the value of said property. It is my desire that said daughter shall have said burial place properly protected and cared for, and that my wife, Rebecca A. Felton, and my son, Howard E. Felton may have access to the burial place and liberty to remove the dust of John, Mary Ella, William and Paul the children of Wm. H. and Rebecca A. Felton, if they desire to do so at any subsequent time. I have previously given to my said daughter in 1875, for her sole and separate use, besides various sums of money at different times, one bond of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, for one thousand dollars, with coupons attached.<br>In 1859, I became trustee for my said daughter, then unmarried and a minor and as such trustee there came into my hands, the sum of four hundred and sixty dollars, which had been given her by her uncle William E. Carlton, of Clarke County, Georgia. This trust fund except eleven dollars and forty cents, was invested by me by authority of law, in interest bearing confederate bonds. The eleven dollars and forty cents being confederate money, became worthless at the close of the war. My return as said trustee, dated February 19, 1874, is of record in the Ordinary's office of said Bartow County, in Book N of returns, page 515, and shows the details of this entire transaction. The property herein willed to my daughter, A. A. Gibbons, I give for her sole and separate use while living, to be given to her children at her death, free from debts, contracts and liabilities or the debts, contracts and liabilities of any other person whatsoever, and to be divided between her children according to her last will and testament.
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Item Third. I give, bequeath and devise to my said son Howard E. Felton, that portion of land lot No (198) one hundred and ninety eight in the fifth district and third section of said Bartow county, which lies east of the middle of the run of Pettit's Creek containing seventy one(71) acres, more or less, also lots Nos forty nine (49), ninety four (94) ninety five (95), one hundred and twenty three (123) and twenty six (26) in the fourth district and third section, and the north half of lot twenty-three (23) in the fourth district and third section. This property is given to my son Howard E. Felton in trust for his children those that may be living at the time of his death free from his debts or liabilities or from the debts and liabilities of any other person whatsoever. Howard E. Felton is to enjoy the rents, profits and advantages of this property among his life and he shall divide the property among his children, by his last will and testament. As will be seen I have not given to my son equal share in the division of this estate. I therefore request that my wife, Rebecca A. Felton, also his mother, make equitable provision for our said son by will or otherwise. My said son having at my earnest request remained with me, and near me, since he attained his majority. I wish here to return my thanks to him, for the kindness to me. <br>I have given the right of way through these lands to the Louisville and Nashville Railroad because I felt convinced that this gift would enhance the value of the property to my heirs at law. I wish my daughter and son to confirm the title to this right of way in respect and obedience to their father's desire, to do what is best for their property.
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Item Fourth. My wife Rebecca A. Felton has been my untiring assistant and efficient helpmeet in my every work and enterprise for more than a half a century. She has contributed largely to every success that has blessed my life. She merits all I have given, sold or conveyed to her by deed or otherwise. It is a pleasant duty to provide for her, who has aided so materially in the accumulation of the means with which God has blessed us.<br>I give therefore bequeath and devise to her, in addition to the provisions which I have heretofore and otherwise made for her support, the following property to wit: All my live stock<br>horses mules cows poultry, hogs, etc., and all my household and kitchen furniture, all my farm implements, vehicles, tools of every description, all growing or matured crops or(sic) my land at the time of my death. All my books, papers of every kind or character that may belong to me at my death. It being my desire to secure her from want and enable her comforts for herself as long as she may be living.
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Item Fifth. I hereby appoint and constitute my beloved wife, Rebecca A. Felton, executrix of this my last will and testament. And it is my will that they be no appraisement of my estate, and that my executrix be not required to make annual returns or Bond
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This the 12th day of April nineteen hundred and five. W.H. Felton
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Signed, declared and published by WM Felton, as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers, who subscribe our names hereto, in the presence of said testator at his special instance and request and of each other, he signing in our presence and we signing in his presence. L.S. Munford<br> J.G. Lowry<br> J.H. Gilreath<br>The word "or bond" was inserted before signing, also the words "revoking all others."
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Page 373, Georgia, Bartow County<br>October 4th 1909<br>I do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within named W.H. Felton,<br>deceased so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute the same in accordance with the laws of this state—so help me God.<br> Rebecca A. Felton<br>Sworn to and subscribed before me this Oct. 4th, 1909<br>G.W. Hendricks Ordinary<br>
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'''Cassville Standard, Feb. 9, 1854'''
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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
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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
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'''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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'''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.<br><br><br>
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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

 History of Oak Grove Methodist Church (Summer 2003 quarterly)

Oak Grove Methodist Church was organized in October, 1871. The building was constructed from wood cut from the building site, which was donated by the late Levi Jolly. The church, situated on a knoll and surrounded by oak trees was given the name Oak Grove by one of its charter members, Mrs. Hayne Dodd. The first trustees were G.A. Fink, R.H. Dodd, William Brandon, J.C. Dodd and R.F. Jolly, Sr.

The church was first on the VanWert Circuit, which included some churches in Polk County, one of them being the Rockmart Church. In December 1887, Oak Grove was transferred to the Kingston Charge and so has remained. The other churches on the charge at the present time are Barnsley and Kingston. The Kingston Charge was in the Dalton District until July, 1962, when it was transferred to the Rome District.

The first pastor was the Rev. Joseph Carr. Several prominent ministers served the church in the early days. Oak Grove was the first pastorate of the Rev. Sam Jones. Others include the Rev. Gus Harris, father of the Rev. Pierce Harris, and the Rev. Edward Mackey.

Two members from the church have gone into the ministry. They are the Rev. Hubert Dodd and the Rev. Reynolds Groon, Sr. Both of them are retired at this writing.

The original building was completely destroyed on Marh 21, 1932 by a tornado which hit this section of Bartow County.

On the same site, and again using native material, a rock church was constructed during the summer months by members and friends in the community with the help of only one rock mason.The church was financed by contributions of the members and friends for the sum of $715.00, most of which was used for material. The furnishings were also donations. The old seats, which were left standing on the floor after the tornado, were used until one year later when new pews were bought with funds from a benefit barbecue. The altar rail is the only piece of furniture that was salvaged from the wreckage and pieced together so that it is in use today.

On September 18, 1932 the new church was dedicated. The Rev. W.A. Simmons, a former pastor, delivered the dedicatory sermon. A great crowd attended. A basket dinner was served at noon. A song service and informal talks in the afternoon concluded the program for the day. The pastor was the Rev. H.G. Garrett and the District Superintendent was the Rev. J.R. Turner. The Board of Stewards were Frank Jolly, C.W.Wade, Frank Brandon, Noel Jolly, R.L. Beardon and W.J. Fountain.

Since the new building was built, improvements have been made from time to time which include a red velvet kneeling pad, the addition of a steeple, painting the interior and exterior wood work, refinishing the floors, installing an accoustical tile ceiling, gas heat and most recently screens for windows and doors.

In the past several years additional gifts have been given to the church including hymn books and a bulletin board by the daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dillard Sims. The bulletin board was erected in January 1965 and dedicated on Sunday, February 21, 1965. Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton S. Dixon gave a Hammond Spinet organ in November,1961.

Homecoming day was observed July 30, 1961. The Rev. Hubert Dodd, son of the late Sim and Irene Dodd, delivered the sermon. A large congregation was present. This was the first homecoming since the dedication of the new building in1932.

Oak Grove is one of the few Methodist churches which was established in Bartow County in the late 1800's which is still active. The present Board of Stewards and Trustees are Carl Dover, Frank Jolly, Neel Jolly, Odell Nally, E.L. Wade, Robert Jolly and C.W.Wade.

Many individuals and families by word and deed have helped to make its history. Although the membership is small, the Faith of our Fathers presents a challenge to the present and future members. In so doing Oak Grove Methodist Church will continue to advance the cause of Christ. For who can tell what will be accomplished through even a few, who are fully dedicated to Him. 

Written June 6, 1965; Church Records and History Committe: Mrs. R.F. Jolly, Mrs. Ray Worthington, and Miss Adys Jolly

Submitted to quarterly by Mimi Jo Butler of Jasper Ga.


Spring 2014 Quarterly

Table of Contents:

Welcome New Members

The Lost Trail Found

Sketch of Evangelist Sam Jones

Justices and Notaries Public for Allatoona

Justices and Notaries Public for Cartersville

Survey and Plat for Nancy Bailey

Bartow County Superior Court Criminal Docket, July 1896

Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Lucy Kerr

Cartersville News Genealogical Abstracts, 1913

The Good Old Days-1955

Historic Oothcalooga Baptist Church Burns

Old Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery (Interments)

Inventory and Appraisement of the Property of John McMickle


Obituaries Abstracted from the Cartersville News,  October-December 1913
1. Rev. R.B. Headden
2. William P. Gaines
3. Miss Cochran
4. Mrs. Bailey of Cave
5. Mrs. Mattie Luther Boyd
6. Mrs. Martha Sheats
7. Aunt Sarah Brown [African Amrican]
8. Mrs. Caroline Lyons
9. James Ligon
10. Mr. M.H.Hood
11. Rev. Dr. John B. Robins
12. Mr. John L. Smith
13. Robert Stokes Sayres
14. Little Thomas Knight
15. Mrs. Ilie Fincher
16. Mr. J.C. Milam
17. Singleton McGuire
18. Rev. Elam Christian
19. W.P. Naves
20. Mrs. L.B. Matthews


List of Insolvent Tax Payers of Bartow County
Allowed by the County Commissioners for the year 1878
Cartersville District

Adams, Milligan
Arnold, Clements
Adair, Wm J
Anderson, WG
Akre Wooten
Barnett, George
Burdette Lindsay
Baker, Jesse L
Ballard, John
Baker, Emily R
Bozeman, Wm A
Brewster, Robert
Baldwin, Commodore P
Bowling, Willard
Burdette, Kennedy
Carroll, George
Crawford, John A March 16, 1896 Paid
Crawford, Alfred J
Caldwell, Melvin
Crawley, Henry C
Cain, John F
Cracken, John H
Dunn, Adam J (Canada)
Durham, Jacob
Davis, Wm
Felton, Adolphus J
Guthrie, William V
Hazlewood, B M
Hitchcock, Jno B
Holcombe, Benjamin
Howell, Wm
Hunt, James
Hilburn, John
Jones, John
Jolly, Jas W Paid
Jones, Elija A
Johnson Amos
Johnson, James M
Leachman, Colonel J
Lowman, Saul A
Lackey Jas M
Mackey, Albert L
McDonald Isaac
Mecklin, John L
Milam, Thos J.
Myers, Jno D
Morrison Albert F
McCrary, FM
McCart, Peter
Newton, Uriah
Nelson, Wm
Northerly, Henry
Pickens, Jno A
Powell, James Henry
Powlaski, Jno
Parker, AB
Pritchett, Joshua W
Perkins, Dave
Palmer, Henry
Padgette, Benj R
Roberts, Jas G
Ramey, Rice
Rainey, John
Reed, Robert
Reed, John
Rutledge, Wm
Rowland, Geo M
Starnes, WR
Stapp, Larkin S
Smith, Jno R S
Shaw, JP (overage)
Smith, NG
Straw, Adolphus
Smith, J Dickerson M.D.
Simmons, John
Show, Jno
Tompkins, Caleb
Toney, Matthias
Toney, Jesse
?Wosery, Wm
Willingham, CHC
Willingham, Chas B
Willingham, Cornelius
Wood, Anthony
Wood, Wm
Williams, WA
White, Claudius
Wilson, Andrew D
Williams, Stephen D
Wyatt, Benjamin F
Word, Thos W
Young, Jas M, MD
Carroll, Georgia
Dobbs, Jno M
Green, AF
Head, Ro JD
Hamilton, D
Harrison, JH
Head, Jno D
Sellers, RL
McMullen, HS
Winn, Clayton
Waters, ML
*Whites Only
Taxed: POLL, COUNTY and STATE

Source: BCGS Quarterly, Winter 2011