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2651 United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 Source (S014080)
2652 United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 Source (S013185)
2653 United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 Source (S013029)
2654 United States, Selective Service System, Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1987-1988 Source (S017516)
2655 United States, Selective Service System, Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration, National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches Source (S080230)
2656 United States. Congress, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2005 Source (S207263)
2657 Unknown mistress Family F6057
2658 Unknown mistress. Family F3141
2659 Unknown mistress. Family F4416
2660 Unknown mistress. Family F4433
2661 Unknown mistress. Family F4440
2662 Unknown mistress. Family F4452
2663 Unknown mistresses Family F3645
2664 Unknown mistresses Family F6168
2665 Unknown mistresses. Henry sired over 20 bastards. Family F2984
2666 Unknown spouse. Family F3668
2667 Unknown spouse. Family F6414
2668 Unknown spouse. "An earlier marriage is indicated by the chronology of the family of Gérard´s known wife, which shows that his son Ramnulf could not have been born from that marriage." Medieval Lands. Family F6413
2669 Unknown wife Family F3643
2670 Unmarried and no issue. Beaufort, Henry 2nd Earl of Somerset (I14246)
2671 Unmarried with no children. Upshaw, John Slaughter (I21095)
2672 Unmarried. Spencer, Sarah Elizabeth (I12025)
2673 Unmarried. Poyntz, Rev. Charles (I12005)
2674 Untred allied himself with the Saxons against Cnut and the Danes. This resulted in his assassination by Thurbrand the Hold. the Bold, Uhtred Ealdorman of Northumbria (I14475)
2675 Upon Little River, dividing the modern counties of Baldwin and Monroe, lived many intelligent and wealthy people, whose blood was a mixture of white and Indian. This colony was formed at an early period, for the benefit of their large stocks of cattle, for the wild grass and cane were here never killed by the frost. A most remarkable woman, a sister of General McGillivray, lived occasionally among these people. Sophia McGillivray, a maiden beautiful in all respects, was living at her native place, upon the Coosa, when Benjamin Durant, a man of Huguenot blood, came from South Carolina, to her mother's house. A youth of astonishing strength and activity, he had mastered all who opposed him at home. Being informed by the traders that a man in the Creek nation was his superior, he immediately set out for that region, to which he had long before been inclined to go. He was handsome, and his complexion was almost as brown as that of the pretty, dark-eyed Sophia. She went with him to the Hickory Ground, only a few miles distant, where 1792 many Indians had collected, to see the antagonists meet.

They encountered each other, and a tremendous fight ensued. Durant felled his antagonist to the ground, where be lay, for a time, insensible. The conqueror was proclaimed the champion of the nation. He soon married Sophia, and went to reside upon one of the estates of her father, the wealthy Lachlan McGillivray, situated upon the Savannah river. During the siege of Savannah, she was there with her father, her husband and her little boy, Lachlan Durant, who is now favorably known to many of our modern citizens, and is yet a resident of Baldwin county. When the city was surrendered to the Americans, she parted from her father, amid a flood of tears, and set out for her native Coosa, while he, as we have seen, sailed with his British friends back to Scotland.

Sophia Durant had an air of authority about her, equal, if not superior, to that of her brother, Alexander. She was much better acquainted with the Indian tongue, for he had long lived out of the nation. When, therefore, he held councils in the vicinity of her residence, she was accustomed to deliver his sentiments in a set speech, to which the Chiefs listened with delight. Her husband became a wealthy man, and "Durant's Bend,"* and other places upon the Alabama, still preserve his memory. In the summer of 1790, while McGillivray was at New York, the Creeks threatened to descend upon the Tensaw settlers and put the whole of them to death. Mrs. Durant mounted a horse, with a negro woman upon another, and set out from Little river, camped out at night, and, on the fourth day, arrived at the Hickory Ground, where she assembled the Chiefs, threatened them with the vengeance of her brother upon his return, which caused the arrest of the ringleaders, and put a complete stop to their murderous intentions. Two weeks afterwards, this energetic and gifted woman was delivered of twins, 1792 at the Hickory Ground. One of them married James Bailey, who was killed at the fall of Fort Mims, in 1813, and the other lived to be an old woman. At a later period Mrs. Durant will again appear in this history. 
McGillivray, Sophia (I5053)
2676 Upon the death of Margaret's father, the holdings of the baronies of Lisle and Tyes came into the Berkeley family. See, Warren de Lisle. Family F3200
2677 Upon the failure of the line of William the Lion, a commission was assembled by Edward I arbitrate the succession of Scotland. The two principal contestants were Robert de Brus and John Balliol, both descendants of David of Huntingdon's daughters. (Huntingdon was the younger brother of the Lion.) Balliol won the ruling as the descendant of the older of the two. He then swore fealty to Edward for his kingdom. This dismayed the Scots, coming as a repudiation of the long-standing position that the crown of Scotland was owed to no man, and set the stage for future trouble with the English. Brus refused to pay homage to Balliol and surrendered his claim to his son. John I King of Scotland (I14726)
2678 Upon the outbreak of hostilities, Willis Brooks sided with the Confederate cause, a move which placed him at odds with the majority of his neighbors. As a result, he was gunned down by seven or eight local "Tories" who were avenging Willis' murder of a man who had insulted his wife, Jenny. (Other accounts reverse the roles of the actors, claiming that the men were members of the Confederate home guard who were attempting to arrest Willis' son, John, who was also killed.) Regardless of the particulars, the events began nearly sixty years of violence in Alabama, Texas and Oklahoma. Jenny Brooks swore her surviving sons to avenge the death of their father and brother and by 1883 seven of the murderers had been dispatched to their eternal reward. Tiring of the violence, Lawrence County Sheriff Alex Heflin decided to round up the Brooks boys in April 1884. The ensuing gun battle left Gaines Brooks dead and Henry Brooks seriously wounded (he lost his leg). Willis, Jr., Henry, and their brother-in-law Sam Baker lit out for Texas. Willis and his son Clifton were killed in a gunfight on the streets of Spokogee, Oklahoma in 1902. Sam was shot in the back in Checotah in 1911. The feuding ended on Sunday morning, January 11, 1920, when a Winston County, Alabama posse killed Henry "Peg-leg" Brooks at his moonshine still. Of her sons Jane Brooks said, "They died like men, with their boots on." Family F2302
2679 Upon York's return from Ireland, he made two attempts to insinuate himself into the government of the realm. The first was his armed march to London upon landing in Wales. The second was at Dartford in March 1452. Both failed. In September 1450, Edmund Beaufort had already assumed the role that York saw for himself. The manner of his arrival in London was seen as threatening. And his manner was officious. At Dartfort, he was humbled by the king- the aristocracy presented York with a near-unified front. of York, Richard 3rd Duke of York, KG (I9611)

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The following Upson County Newspapers are on microfilm available from the University of Georgia, Athens 30601. All the microfilm are also in the Thomaston Archives in Thomaston.

Nov 26, 1859 #2

Grand Juror Presentations Panel #2 Nov Term 1859 of Upson Superior Court find: Agree with Panel #1 that Supreme Court has failed to meet the approbation and expectation of the people, and we would ruger the total abolition of the same. ...agree with reduction of State Legislature. Believe the patrol laws have been neglected to the injury of both Master and Slave. Support the prompt putting down of Harper's Ferry riot. Dissent from Panel #1 in saying the bridges are in safe condition--we find the bridge over Potato Creek at the Thomaston Factory, unsafe from the great accumulation of dirt on the west end, from the washing of the public road. We find the Bridge over the same creek at Brooks' and Byron's Mill need some repairs; bridge at same creek leading to Adam's Bridge need repairs; Bridge at Thompson's Mills is unsafe, this Bridge is kept up by Upson and Pike Counties. We call upon authorities to meet with Pike Co to get this repaired. Seats in Court House need replacing with comfortable ones. Honorable Judge Caginess thanked. Sol Gen A.D. Hammond, thanked.

Grand Jury: James M. Barron, Elkana Williams, John H. Lyon, Drury W. Womble, Alex S. Brooks, James Smoot, R.H.W. Dickinson, Irby H. Traylor, Bloomer W. Reeves, Ricahrd A. Ford, John F. White, Abel C. Parmalee, Anson Asbill, Wm H. Beall, Wm W. Hartsfield, James B. Torbert, J.M. Middlebrooks, G.A. Cunningham, Wm B. Cunningham, J.C. Zimmerman, James Zorn, James H. Stafford, Daneil Denham. Joel Mathews, C.S.C.

Dickinson, Robert H. W. (I0624)
2681 Valdosta Daily Times
Obituaries from November 23, 2003

William Jerrold Smith

PLAINS -- Mr. William Jerrold "Jerry" Smith, age 74, died at the Sumter County Retirement Village in Plains on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2003. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, from the Maranatha Baptist Church with Dr. Dan Ariail and the Rev. Rick Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers, and employees of the Sumter County Retirement Village are requested to serve as honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Smith, a native of Sumter County, was born May 5, 1929, a son of the late Wilburn Edgar Smith and Frances Allethea "Miss Allie" Murray Smith. He worked in the steel industry as an industrial and civil engineer. He was a Methodist and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

The family will receive friends at Hancock Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sumter County Retirement Village, 2124 U.S. Highway 280 west, Plains, GA, 31780, or to Hospice of Americus and Sumter County, P.O. Box 1434, Americus, GA, 31709.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerrold Smith of Columbus, Ohio and Kevin and Joey Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosalynn and former President Jimmy Carter of Plains and Allethea and Lee Wall of McDonough; a granddaughter, Astrid Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Helen Smith of Plains; and several nieces and nephews.

Hancock Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Smith, William Jerrold (I3431)
2682 Valence was consecrated at Rome after being forced to leave England.  Valence, Aymer de Bishop of Winchester (I11530)
2683 Valence's body was buried in Paris; however, his heart was buried at Winchester. Valence, Aymer de Bishop of Winchester (I11530)
2684 Vestryman, St. John's Parish at Broad Creek. Middleton's wife was Roman Catholic and the children were raised as such although some chose to adhere to the Established church. Middleton, Robert (I0789)
2685 Vice Chamberlain and Chancellor, Queen Catherine of Aragon Poyntz, Robert (I9435)
2686 Vicomte d'Albi, Comte de Toulouse, Duc de Narbonne and Marquis de Provence Montfort, Simon IV de Lord of Montfort-l'Amaury (I11191)
2687 Viola Aretta McKinley, age 90, of White Plains, GA., died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Greene Point Health Care Center in Union Point, GA. Born in Greene County, Georgia on March 25, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Lawson McKinley and Minnie Askew McKinley. Aretta grew up in White Plains and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. She was well loved and her gracious and generous spirit will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. She enjoyed playing with her doll, Ann, and playing bingo.

She is survived by two brothers, J. W. McKinley, Sr. of White Plains, GA and Lewis McKinley and wife Jewel of Milledgeville, GA; a number of nieces, Peggy Gibby and husband Dean of Commerce, GA, Frances Duvall and husband Melvin of Greensboro, GA, Betty Marchman and husband Mell of Greensboro, GA, Linda Moon and husband Roger of the Veazey Community, Shirley Caldwell and husband Emmett of Athens, GA, Miriam Davenport and husband Kenneth of White Plains, GA, Margaret McKinley of Gordan, GA, Evelyn Hunter of Macon, GA, Irene Grimes and husband Clarke of Eatonton, GA, Martha Ann Arrington of Aiken, SC, Helen Bryant of Monroe, GA and Joanne Gunter of Florida; a number of nephews, Alton McKinley and wife Yvonne of Gordon, GA, C. E. McKinley and wife Susie of Forest Park, GA and Richard McKinley and wife Gwendean of Marietta, GA; and a number of great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Earl McKinley and Walter McKinley; half-brothers, Edgar McKinley, Richard McKinley and Joe McKinley; and nephews, Carol McKinley, James W. McKinley, Russell McKinley, Raymond McKinley and Harvey Steve McKinley.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 23, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at the White Plains Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Mell Marchman Jr., Melvin Duvall, Ken Stewart, C. E. McKinley, Alton McKinley and John Marchman. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday before the service at White Plains Baptist Church.  
McKinley, Viola Aretta (I16908)
2688 VOLITA DICKINSON SHERMER, 95, died Monday. Funeral, 1 p.m. Wednesday, H. M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 25, 2003. 
Dickinson, Volita (I1005)
2689 VVILLIAM M. BLANTON, one of the pioneers of Coweta county, was born in Oglethorpe county, Ga., May 13, I818. His father, Rev. Benjamin Blanton, was born and reared in North Carolina. He was a minister of the M E church, preaching in Charleston, S. C.. in 1796, coming thence soon after to Georgia, where he located on a farm, combining farming and merchandising. His wife Susannah, was born in Dublin, Ireland, her father, John Davis, a Welshman by birth, and an oflicer in the British army. Mrs. Blanton died February 19, I844 and her husband Sep. 5 of the next year. The son, Wlilliam, spent his early years on the farm, obtaining as much of an education as the opportunities of those days afforded. In May, 1836, he enlisted with Capt. Hills for the Creek war, under the command of Col. Porter; two years later he joined the company of Capt. Cook and served through the Cherokee war. He draws a pension for his service in these wars. After his return from the latter war he attended school for three years in Athens, Ga. Shortly after he served as justice of the peace for two years. Durlng the late war he served in what is familiarly known as "Joe Brown's pets." In 1873 and 1874 he represented Spalding county in the state legislature. Although he started in life with but little pecuniary means, by persevering effort he acquired a competency and, moreover, has given his children a good education and a fair start in life. He has had eleven children. five of whom are now living: William P., L. P., Anna, Julia and Mary. His Wife was Miss Julia Thompson whom he married Nov. 10, 1840. She was born in Greene county, Ga., April 9, 1821, and is the daughter of Thomas and Lucy Hester Thompson, North Carolians, who were among the early settlers of Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. Blanton are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and they and their family have the respect and good will of all who know them.
Blanton, William McKendree (I0240)
2690 W. F. Connell identifies as a widower in the license. Family F6462
2691 Wake was a principal in calling for the abdication of the king in the parliament that was called for that purpose. He was subsequently named to the regency council chaired by his father-in-law, Henry of Lancaster.  Wake, Thomas 2nd Baron Wake (I12390)
2692 Walter commanded the allied force that was defeated by the Egyptian army of Ayyubid Sultan as-Salih Ayyub at the Battle of LaForbie (or Harbiyah), 17-18 Oct 1244. (The Christians were joined by a Muslim force under Al-Mansur Ibrahim whose advice to take a defensive position was not heeded. The loss effectively marked the end of Christian power in the Middle East.) Brienne was captured and died in prison. Brienne, Gauthier IV de Count of Joppa and Ascalon (I10939)
2693 War Department,
Office Indian Affairs, January 3, 1835.

Sir: la compliance with your direction, I submit a report upon the case of Charles Juzan, presented to you by the honorable Mr. King.

The 19th article of the treaty with the Choctaws of 27th September, 1830, gave two sections of land to Charles Juzan. The return made by Maj. Armstrong of persons entitled to reservations under this article, contains the name of Charles Juzan. The return states that he had twenty-six persons in family, two males over ten years of age, one white, and twenty slaves, with one thousand two hundred and eighty acres of land. Juzan's name is also upon the list of claims allowed under the treaty; whereon, Col. Ward entered the relinquishemnts to the United States, made by the reservees. It does not appear that Juzan had relinquished his lands; nor is there any evidence that he, at any time, signified his intention to become a citizen, and so entitled himself and his children to reservations under the 14th article.

I an not able to state the particulars required by the committee, in regard to the number and ages of the children of Juzan. The only report of locations received from Col. Martin is dated 20th August last; it contains no locations for these children.

I would respectfully suggest that, as the provision in the 19th article, in regard to those who omitted to take reservations, cannot properly be considered as applicable to the individuals therein named, the claim of Juzan to the two sections granted, is clear; and the admission of this would preclude the grant to him of reservations under the 14th article, unless, at the date of the treaty, he had other sections than these, on which he. had made improvements.

I am, sir,
Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,

Hon. Lewis Cass,
Secretary of War.  
Juzan, Charles (I23470)
2694 Wardship of Isabel was granted by Henry II to Marshal in the Spring of 1189. Family F3125
2695 Warenne took the cross along with Louis VI Warenne, William III de 3rd Earl of Surrey (I11512)
2696 Warenne was defeated by William Wallace on ground that was advantageous to the otherwise outnumbered Scots. Warenne, John de Earl of Surrey (I11517)
2697 Warenne was in command of the force that invested the castle of Dunbar and then defeated Balioll's force of Scots that came to relieve the siege. Most of the gentry of Scotland was bagged, effectively ending military action, and Warenne was appointed the royal governor of Scotland. Warenne, John de Earl of Surrey (I11517)
2698 Warenne, along with 265 other magnates, was knighted by Edward, prince of Wales (subsequently, Edward II). Warenne, John de Earl of Surrey and Sussex (I11537)
2699 WARNER, Hiram, a Representative from Georgia; born in Williamsburg, Hampshire County, Mass., on October 29, 1802; received a good common-school training and acquired some knowledge of the classics; in 1819 moved to Georgia and taught school for three years; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Knoxville, Crawford County, Ga., in 1825; served in the general assembly 1828-1831; declined reelection; moved to Talbotton in 1830 and continued the practice of his profession; moved to Greenville; elected judge of the State superior court and served from 1833 to 1840; judge of the State supreme court from 1846 to 1853, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1856; appointed by Governor Jenkins as judge of the Coweta Circuit Court and served from 1865 to 1867, when he was appointed chief justice of the State supreme court; was subsequently elected and served until 1880, when he resigned; died in Atlanta, Ga., June 30, 1881; interment in Town Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether County, Ga.  Warner, Hiram (I15752)
2700 Warren Thomas and his wife Cornelia were the last Stones to occupy Magnolia Crest, the Lowndes County plantation situated on the Alabama River which Warren inherited from his father. Stone owned 79 slaves and his land holdings have been estimated at over 1200 acres. His older brother, Barton, owned 3 houses and over 7000 acres of land in Montgomery and Autauga counties Stone, Warren Thomas (I5304)

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