April 29, 2013
This deed ties together at least three generations of Darnells in Rabun County, from Harrison Darnell to his children to many of his grandchildren.
Source: Rabun County, Georgia, Deed Record B-2: 379-80; Clerk of the Superior Court, Clayton.
Please note that I’ve only transcribed the indenture itself. There were other supporting documents recorded after that, many of which gave the physical localities of Harrison’s descendants.
April 21, 2013
Today for your reading pleasure, we have a cemetery that can be visited in a regular car.
February 8, 2013
From the 17 February 1898 issue of The Tallulah Falls Spray (Volume 2, Number 29, front page).
Rev. George Seay is now selling Bibles. If you need a good one see him.
Miss Elsie Ramey has returned from a visit to Mrs. Bob Deneys.
Walter Taylor has returned from a trip to Toccoa.
Rev. Mr. Ella will preach at Tiger’s Baptist church Friday night before the fourth Sunday.
Mr. Sport Ramie of Tiger is teaching school in “Germany.”
Col. Robt. Hamby made an appreciated speech to our school last Friday, and here we will state that we are having a good school, and in the person of Prof. H. C. McCrackin we have a good teacher.
Mr. J. H. Hunnicutt has returned from a visit to North Carolina.
We are glad to see Mr. Bell McCrackin, of South Carolina, in old Rabun once more.
January 4, 2013
I keep waiting for someone to ask me why I included all the local and regional news in my book on Rabun County’s earliest newspapers, instead of only the obituaries and death notices as many compilers do.
No one’s asked, but I think it’s an important question, and my answer is this: Newspapers are, in and of themselves, an important resource outside of the fact that they can serve as a substitute for vital and court records. To demonstrate this, let’s look at excerpts from early issues of The Clayton Tribune and The Tallulah Falls Spray pertaining to a gentleman named C. J. Crunkleton.
October 28, 2011
One of the most useful features of newspapers from the latter part of the 19th century and well up into the 20th century was the local community column. These items were sent to the editor of the paper by people who lived within the community. Many columns were signed not with the person’s actual name but with a nickname or nom de plume, if they were signed at all. Local columns reflected the comings and goings of citizens, young and old, and generally commented on any number of items important to a community’s residents.
The following is a typical community column from that era, as published in the January 20, 1899 issue of The Clayton Tribune.
Mrs. Fannie Beck has her foot seriously burned.
Miss Lillie Beck is real sick at this writing.
Mr. William Ramey, of Chechero was on Warwoman last week.
Mr. Jeff Beck had the misfortune to get his hand badly cut while butchering a hog last week.
Miss Mary Beck returned home last week.
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Quotation excerpted from my upcoming volume Rabun County, Georgia, Newspapers, 1894 – 1899, expected to be released in 2012.
July 9, 2010
Our previous discussion of the Roy and Hattie [--?--] Teague family centered upon their entry in the 1930 US census. Today, we’re going to follow up on two items from our to-do list: Find a marriage record for this couple, and check the Vital Statistics register for their deaths. We’re looking first in the records created and maintained within Rabun Co., GA, where the couple lived in 1930.