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Burke County, Georgia Newspaper Items
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Died in Georgia - Herbert Gray of Burke County.
[The Daily Constitution, Atlanta Georgia Oct. 21, 1876 - submitted by Shauna Williams]


Died At Cherry Hill, near Waynesborough, Burke county, on the 13th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Marsh, wife of Mulford Marsh, Esq., in the 35th year of her age.
[Macon Weekly Telegraph, March 2, 1841 - submitted by Christina Anthony]

Died, in Waynesboro, Burke Co., on the 28th ult, Mr. Leaston Snead, in the 40th year of his age. He has left a wife, six children, and numerous friends and relatives, to mourn their irreparable loss.
Date: 1840-09-14; Paper: Augusta Chronicle

Died, in Burke county, on the 3d inst. Thadeus W. son of Leaston and Susan Snead, aged 13 years. Never has it been my lot to chronicle a more melancholy event. The clay had scarce commenced to settle over the corpse of the father, ere the son is called to be numbered among the dead. The only prop of the mother—the last fond hope of the sister,is gone. The Great Arbiter of Nature has  called him from this to a better world. Oh, Death ! couldn't thou but have staid to call for a while, what a consolation it would have been to a distressed mother and weeping sisters—grieve not distressed mother—weep not affectionate sisters—your dutiful son, your affectionate brother is gone—a messenger to commune with his father.

Date: 1840-09-14; Paper: Augusta Chronicle


Died, at the residence of his father, in Burke county, on the 10th inst, Henry Jones, aged four years, son of Willis S. and Harriet A. Brazeal.
Date: 1840-09-14; Paper: Augusta Chronicle

Died of bilious fever, on the 21st inst. at his residence in Barnwell District, S. C, Mr. Stephen Smith, a native of Burke Co., Ga.. aged 64 years.

Date: 1840-08-01; Paper: Augusta Chronicle


The deceased was a man of firmness and integrity.  Those who knew him—and in this community he had many friends - they can fully appreciate his solid worth, and award to him possession  of those virtues of the heart and qualities of the head, which enable him to discharge so faithfully as he did, the duties of husband, parent, master. friend, and patriot; and which thus rendered him useful, honored, and beloved, in all the relations of life.: Though his illness was sudden, it must be a consolation to his friends, to know that he met the approaches of death with extraordinary calmness, and that he reflected upon his departure as one, who, having been brought to feel his need of mercy, was enabled to exclaim with his last dying breath,  "Happy, happy, happy! "
Date: 1840-08-01; Paper: Augusta Chronicle

Found Dead At 4 o'clock, P. M., 21st  Sept., a man, supposed to be an Irishman, 5 feet 6 inches highing, weigh 150 to 160 pounds, aged about 30 years, was found dead near No, 8 1-2 on Central Railroad, Burke Co., Ga. It is  supposed his death was caused by falling from the cars. He was dressed in uniform, blue pants and blue flannel shirts, with bayonet and cartridge box. On his person was found a one dollar bill on the Bank of Columbus, and 35 cents in silver. No papers were found upon the person  to designate his name or whereabouts
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Date: 1861-09-25; Paper: Macon Telegraph

DEACON OF F. A. B. CHURCH DEAD
After an Illness of four weeks, Mr. Chas Matthews died at his home, 307 west Waldburg lane at, 3 o'clock Sunday morning last.. He was born in Burke county 73 years ago, coming to Savannah when quite a young man. For a number of years he conducted a drayage business until his health began to fail him some five or six months ago. He was baptized by Rev. Geo Gibbons and fellowshipped Into the First African Baptist. Church about 1873. He was placed on the deacon's, staff during the pastorate of Rev. K. Love and served faithfully under Rev. J.W. Carr and Rev. W.L. Jones and up to his death. He was buried from the church Tuesday afternoon.

Date: 1915-05-15; Paper: Savannah Tribune

Died on Thursday morning, the 5th inst., Martha Caroline, daughter of James and Martha Brandon, of this county, aged 18 years. She exhibited in life, a striking example of the domestic virtues and in death, the resignation and confidence of an unwavering faith.
Date: 1842-05-09; Paper: Augusta Chronicle

On the first inst. at Bark Camp, Burke Co. Floyd Milton, 3rd son of Brinson and Ethalinda Fountain; aged 8 yrs and 6 days.
Date: 1842-05-09; Paper: Augusta Chronicle

Died, suddenly, at his residence in Burke County, on the 6th inst., Alfred Inman, Esq.. in the 56th year of his age.   The  subject of this notice was born and reared within one mile of the spot on which he died, and in the same neighborhood where his ancestors watered with their blood the tree of American Liberty.   Possessing an ample fortune, he left no stone unturned to relieve the distresses of the poor of his vicinity.   He was a devoted husband, an affectionate father, and a kind master. Long, long will the widow and orphan of his neighborhood mourn his death. Although the archer's shaft came at an unexpected moment, and in the twinkling of an eye Master's amour which he had worn for fifteen years; he had "set his household in order" and lived with the sacred command constantly in view, "By ye always ready, for you know not when the Son of Man cometh" He was for fifteen years a constant member of the Baptist Church at Bark Camp. The writer has known him long and intimately, and never knew him to err. To his bereaved widow I say, be comforted; your husband is in Heaven; you too, are gliding onward, and will soon meet him where bliss will ever abound. To his disconsolate children I say Prepare- "Be ye always ready" - and again you will meet your dather.
Midville, Burke Co Jan 9 1850 Date: 1851-01-17; Paper: Augusta Chronicle

Waynesboro Lady Dead
Waynesboro Ga. July 21 Mrs. Arthur Brigham of Girard died this morning at the Augusta hospital. The body was brought to Waynesboro this morning and will be buried at Bethany Church at 11 o'clock Saturday. She leaves a husband and one child.

Date: 1905-07-22; Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer


Col. John J Jones Ex-Congressman from Swainsboro Died Suddenly Yesterday
Waynesboro Oct. 19. CoIonel John J. Jones, ex-congress man from this district, died very suddenly in Swainsboro today. He was attending superior court at that place. In his death Burke county loses one of its best citizens. Colonel Jones was a loyal member and friend of the Methodist
church.  He was a trustee of Oxford college. Col Jones' remains will be brought to Waynesboro for interment, which will take place tomorrow.

Date: 1898-10-20; Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer

The Waynesboro Expositor has the following: On Thursday last Mr. Hezekiah Davis, who lives near the Jefferson line, committed suicide by shooting himself, and then drinking a bottle of laudanum. Mr. D. was out working on his farm as usual, and gave no evidence of any unusual excitement or agitation. Leaving the field he proceeded to his house, and entering a room immediately shot him self with a pistol, which not killing him instantly, he drank the laudanum, and died in a few minutes. No cause is assigned for the rash act, and the only answer he gave his wife in response to an inquiry was, "It was not from any cause given by you."
Date: 1876-06-20; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph


Death of Dr. Burdell.—The friends of Dr. Thomas Burdell, of Waynesboro, were pained to hear of his death, which occurred Thursday night at his house in that place. He had been in bad health for some time. Dr. Burdell has many relatives in this city, several of whom have gone down to Burke county.

Date: 1881-07-19; Paper: Macon Telegraph


Floyd Mobley
WAYNESBORO. Ga.-Funeral services for Floyd M. Mobley, 69, who died Thursday in an Augusta hospital after an extended illness, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hopper-DeLoach Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Henry K. Erwin will officiate and burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Waynesboro. Pallbearers will be James Dixon, Charles Dixon. Flint Mobley, Thomas Mobley, Gordon Mobley. Thomas L. Mobley, Gene Odom and Jack Odom.
A native of Burke County. Mr. Mobley was the son of the late Tobe and Mitt Littlefield Mobley. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. Otranto Barracks No. 1049, World War 1 Veterans and the Peace Officers Assn.
Survivors include his widow. Mrs. Mary Odom Mobley; and also a number of nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Hopper DeLoach Funeral Home. Waynesboro.

Date: 1964-09-26; Paper: Augusta Chronicle


Mrs. James Jones
Waynesboro, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs Carrie Bell Jones of Waynesboro, wife of James Jones, who died April 30. will be held today at 3 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband: two daughters. Mrs Ruthie Mae Shipp and Mrs. Catherine Jones: and a son. Charlie Jones, all of Miami. Fla.
Friends may call at Phinazee Funeral Home in Waynesboro.

Date: 1971-05-09; Paper: Augusta Chronicle

Willie Scarborough
Waynesboro. Ga. — Funeral  services for Willie Scarborough of Waynesboro, who died April 30. will be held today at 3 p.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev F..J. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Maple Branch cemetery.
Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Hattie Scarborough; a sister. Mrs. Nancy Harrison of Waynesboro, and a brother. Charlie Lewis of Detroit. Mich.
Friends may call at Brown and Carter Funeral Home in Waynesboro Mrs. Louis B-Magid
Graveside services for Mrs. Righton Habersham Magid. a former resident of Augusta and wife of the late Louis B Magid. were held Saturdav at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. C. Edward Reeves Jr. officiating
Survivors include a son. Col Louis B. Magid Jr. of Winter Park. Fla.: and two daughters. Mrs William A. Willis and Mrs. Charles Coldwell. both of Miami Shores. Fla. Augusta relatives include Mrs. Eugene P Avery and James L. Robertson

Date: 1971-05-09; Paper: Augusta Chronicle


Lindsey Morris
Gough Ga. — Lindsey Morris,  67, of Gough. died Sunday.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Noah's Ark Baptist Church with the Rev. J. J. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery . A native of Burke County, Ga., he was a member of Bryant Grove Baptist Church Survivors include four sons. Conorway Gordon. New Brunswick. N. J.. Sam Gordon. South River. N.J.. Prince Gordon. Jacksonville. Fla and Roosevelt Gordon. Augusta: three daughters. Mrs Oneal Brown. Boston Mass . Mrs Maggie Fields and Mrs Sallie Lovelt. both of Buffalo. NY. and two brothers. Harrison Morris. Midville. Ga.. and Robert Morris. Ft Lauderdale. Fla.
Friends may call at Carter's Funeral Home. Gough.

Date: 1970-05-01; Paper: Augusta Chronicle


Gen. John A. Walker
Died
At his residence near Columbus on the 10th Gen. John A. Walker; aged 36 years, formerly of Burke county.
Augusta Chronicle 8/18/1850
Transcribed by Erica Beatty

Deaths In Burke County, Georgia
 Alexander Canswell, aged 75. 
David Emanuel, Esq. aged 64.
6 Apr 1808, Essex Register Submitted by Kim Torp





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