Baldwin County Obituaries
Capt. M.R. Bell
Milledgeville, Ga., September 5-Captain M.R. Bell, ordinary of Baldwin
county, died at his home in this city today at 11:50 o'clock, after an
illness of about ten days. Captain Bell was about seventy years of age,
coming to this city in 1866 from Atlanta. He came here under an
appointment from President Grant to take charge of the Freedmans'
Bureau. He is a native of Forsyth county. As a confederate soldier he
did faithful service for four years. Shortly after his location in this
city Captain Bell was made steward of the state lunatic asylum, which
position he held for a number of years. He has been ordinary of this
county for the past twelve years and was the democratic nominee for
re-election in October. Judge Bell belongs to a well known Georgia
family. His brother, Hon. H.B. Bell, arrived in the city yesterday and
was at his bedside when he passed away. Judge Bell leaves a wife and
three sons. Mr. E.E. Bell, of Orangeburg, S.C., and Messrs. J.F. and
M.S. Bell, of this city. [The
Georgia Sep. 6, 1900 - Submitted
by Shauna Williams]]
DEATHS IN GEORGIA- J.M. Bradfield, of Baldwin county, is dead. He was
one of the oldest men in the county and stood high in the estimation of
the people. He was a fine writer, and his writings have been read with
great interest by the southern people.
Death of Judge John Hammond.
Milledgeville, November 14-Last night about nine o'clock Judge John
Hammond, steward of the lunatic asylum, died at his residence in
Midway. Judge Hammond has been a resident of Baldwin county for over
fifty years, and has in the course of his lifetime held various
positions of responsibility and trust here. He held the office of
ordinary for several yeas and has been both trustee and steward of the
asylum. He was a great measure identified with this institution, having
always taken great interest in its affairs and welfare. [The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta
Georgia November 15, 1885, Submitted by Shauna Williams]
|Ben Park, (colored), aged 82, died in Baldwin county
recently. He was porter at the state house in Milledgeville for many
years. [The Daily
Constitution, Atlanta Georgia Oct. 20, 1876, Submitted by Shauna Williams]
WARRENTON, GEORGIA - Death of Rev. John A. Shivers
Warrenton, October 20-News reached here yesterday that Rev. John A.
Shivers, until a few weeks since editor of the Warrenton Clipper, died
at 11 o'clock a.m. Thursday, and his wife died at 1 p.m. the same day.
They were both at the residence of Mrs. Shiver's mother in Baldwin
county, and both had consumption. They leave four interesting young
children. [The Atlanta
Constitution, Atlanta Georgia Oct. 21, 1883, Submitted by Shauna Williams]
James Supple, of Milledgeville, died yesterday
morning at 11 o'clock. [The
George Jan. 14, 1887, Submitted
by Shauna Williams
SHERIFF OF BALDWIN COUNTY 22 YEARS IS DEAD
Milledgeville, Ga., December 30-S.L. Terry, 67, for
the past 22 years as sheriff of Baldwin county, died at his home here
today after a long illness.
He is survived by his widow; one daughter, three
sons, one sister and one brother.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon.
[The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta
Georgia Dec 31 1928 - Submitted
|BECKAM "The Journal" Milledgeville,
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1825
A SOLDIER OF THE REVOLUTION On the second of November, at the residence
of Albert G. Beckam, Samuel Beckam
died, at the age of sixty-five
years, wanting twenty-two days. He was a Revolutionary soldier who was
in actual service during our struggle for liberty, until the close of
the war, with the exception of a few months, when he was con-fined with
a wound he received at he seige of Augusta.
He commanded a
rifle company during the greater part of the war, under Gen. Elijah
Clarke, where he was ready to serve his country in any shape that
presented itself. His goodness of heart will long be remembered by
hundreds of his countrymen; but, alas! his goodness reduced him to
poverty, and would have sent him to his grave unnoticed and
unregretted, save by his relatives and neighbors, had it not been for
the patriotic heart of Captain Lamar and company, who generously turned
out and accompanied his remains to the tomb and interred him with the
usual honors of war.
Tomb, on Beckam's Mount, Baldwin County.
ERECTED BY THE STATE OF GEORGIA TO THE MEMORY OF SAMUEL BECKAM
ONE OF THE SONS AND SOLDIER OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
BORN 21st NOVEMBER
DIED 2nd NOVEMBER
|Death of A. W. Callaway
"Our whole community has been made sad by the death of one of our most
prominent citizens, Mr. Augustus W. Callaway, who expired at his
residence in this city on Thursday morning last, (9th inst.) after a
few weeks of severe illness, in the 47th year of his age. Thus in the
vigor of manhood, with the promise of a long life and extended
usefulness, has passed away a polite and courteous gentleman, an honest
man, a genial companion, a warm friend, a kind brother, and an
affectionate husband and father.
Born and reared in this county, he was well known, and his death is
greatly regretted. While it has often been asserted that he had more
influence than any other man in the county, he was modest and
unassuming and sought for himself no high position, choosing rather, in
a quiet way, to exert his great influence for good to all those who
sought his counsel and advice. Endowed by nature with a strong mind,
having a large experience in the affairs of life, of sterling
integrity, great decision of character, and a remarkably social
disposition, it is not strange that he exerted a controlling influence
among his fellow men.
By his energy and frugality, he acquired a large property, but never,
as is often the case, oppressed the poor to put money in his own
pocket; on the contrary, he did much to help them along, and many men
will remember Gus Callaway as their best friend. He was warmly attached
to his native city, the scene of his early struggles and seldom left
it. To his family, his loss is irreparable, and the community will long
and deeply regret the removal of one of its strongest pillars. At the
time of his death, he was Justice of the Inferior Court, and a member
of the City Council, and before the war was one of the most prominent
merchants of the city." Written by, MRS. LUCY P. WALKER,
(A grand-daughter of Sarah Elizabeth Callaway, who married Benjamin F.
The following is a clipping from the Federal Union, dated Aug. 10, 1866.
DEATH OF DR. G. D.
CASE Dr. George D. Case, the oldest physician in the city, died
at his residence, on Thursday morning last, after an illness of only
four days. His funeral took place on Friday after-noon, Rev. G. T.
Geotchius officiating. He was buried with Masonic honors, W. M. Adolph
Joseph, reading the impressive burial service at the grave. He was one
of the oldest and most active members of the fraternity in this place,
and occupied a warm place in the affection of the brotherhood.
As a physician he stood high. At the lime of his death he was, (as he
had been for many years) Dean of the Board of Physicians of the State
of Georgia. He began the practice of medicine in this city when quite a
young man, devoting his life to the active duties of his profession in
our midst. Many families are greatly distressed at the loss of their
physician, and our whole community mourns the loss of an intelligent and
he had been Mayor of the city.
Judge of the Inferior Court, and enjoyed many other manifestations of
the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens; and always evinced a
lively interest in the welfare of his town and county. He was a man of
energy and industry, firm in his convictions, correct, systematic, and
upright in his business relations, and commanded the respect of all who
knew him. He leaves a void in our community not easily filled.
History of Baldwin Co Ga by Mrs. Anna Maria Green Cook 1925