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Savannah Tribune (Savannah, Georgia)29 Jul 1893, Sat Volume:VIII Issue:43 Page:3
From Clyo.
Mr. Editor:-Permit me space in your most worthy and very esteemed journal, for me to give your many careful readers the news of this place. It is very encouraging to say that the Negroes are taking chances here as well as they are elsewhere. They believe that education, property and religion are the principles upon which the Negroes should rally and labor. Several of the Negroes here own their lands: Messrs Alfred Morgan, Sandy Reid (who is also bridge keeper for the South Bound Railroad company), Jasper Young, Robert Butler, Henry Sellinger, Samuel Goldwire, and many others who are doing equally the same. Our newly county school commissioner is a fine christian gentleman which makes him fair and straight in all his dealing. We are very glad such a man is so rightfully honored. Our newly county school commissioner says further, imperfect teachers can not and shall not be licensed by him. The writer believes this to be right. I wish to say further and lastly, as a whole it is true that the Negroes mind and opinion is to rise higher in this county; all he wants is time, chance, and an opportunity. The Negroes will do a lasting credit to themselves (I mean in this county), if they will help Prof. W. E. Moore, of Guyton Ga., to get such law books as he needs that he may pursue his once practice; he is needed much among us and will do much good. I will be the first man to lay hold, who will follow?
I am yours favoring the Negroes,
W.R. Dickerson.

Brevard News (Brevard, North Carolina)24 Mar 1911, Fri Page 1
Excitement Rife Among Effingham County, Georgia, People.
Effingham county, Georgia, has been digging gold in earnest. Some months ago a fortune teller in Savannah told a man who lives in the county that there was a jar, containing $45,000 in gold, which had been buried during the revolutionary way, just six feet from a certain walnut tree on the farm now owned by Jasper Newton, of that county. More recently the rumor that a jar of gold was buried in the vicinity gained considerable credence in the section. The rumor finally developed into a gold-digging party. Consent to search in the vicinity of his walnut tree was secured from Mr. Newton. The searchers dug in alternate reliefs, continuing their investigations day and night.
Mr. Newton says that he himself was not affected in the least by the gold rumor, except that he dreamed one night that he saw "a full cartload of gold," but others in the community had a case of gold fever, and had it bad.
As a consequence of the search, Mr. Newton is minus a very valuable walnut tree, while several citizens of the Pine Grove community have wrought well and are wiser.

Savannah Tribune (Savannah, Georgia) 4 Oct 1913, Sat Volume: XXIX Issue: 3 Page 5
Miss Lula Jones of 630 West 32nd street, left the city on Tuesday morning accompanied by her mother for Rincon, Ga., where she will begin school.

Savannah Tribune (Savannah, Georgia) 7 May 1921, Sat Volume:XXXVI Issue:29 Page:2
Clyo, Ga., News
Miss Lizzie Ryals Black has returned home from Egypt where she has been teaching in the Bethel school, the trustees, patrons and commissioner being well pleased with her work in the class room. The closing exercises were largely attended. Among the visitors from Clyo were Rev. and Mrs. J.W. Maxwell, J.S. Young, Jr., and Otis Young Rev Maxwell delivered an address. James L. Ingram also spoke. Miss Black will spend a few week[s] at home with her parents after which she will enter a business college to complete her course.
Mrs. Minnie Miller and Mrs. Irene Young were slightly hurt on last Sunday. The horse they were driving ran away and they jumped out of the vehicle. Mrs. Miller received slight bruises about the face and a sprained ankle. It is reported that she is much better.
Don't forget the old folks concert Monday night at 8:30 at St. Paul M.E. Church by the pulpit aid board.

The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) 19 Jun 1910, Sun Page 6
In 1792 John Adams Treutlen, in Effingham county, Georgia, made over all his property (to protect himself) to his brother, Christian Treutlen, and later it was transferred back to him. At this time the ex-governor was a resident of Orange county, South Carolina.
In 1821 there was a Joseph C. Treutlen in Effingham county, Georgia.
Christian Treutlen's wife was named Mary (J.P. 1821).
John Adam Treutlen's wife was Anna Margaret (1773).

The Evening Chronicle (Charlotte, North Carolina) 16 Jan 1914, Fri Page 1
MACON, Ga., Jan. 16 - Charles L. Pendleton, for 15 years editor and part owner of The Macon Telegraph, died this morning at 7 o'clock after an illness of five weeks. Death was due primarily to Bright's disease.
Louis Pendleton of Philadelphia, who has done the burden of the editorial work ever since his brother's connection with the paper, is now in charge of the editorial department but is not expected that he will occupy the position permanently.
Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton was born in Effingham County, Georgia. June 26, 18.0. He was a son of Major Phillip C. Pendleton, who was prominent as a journalist. When little more than a youth he took charge of the Valdosta (Ga.) Times, succeeding his father as editor. Later he purchased The Macon Telegraph, and has since controlled practically its entire stock.
Although active in both National and State politics, Colonel Pendleton only once has held public office. In 1882 he was elected to the Georgia Legislature, serving one term. In 1896 he was a delegate to the Democratic National convention and in 1904 he was a delegate at large and member of the notification committee. He headed to the Georgia delegation to the National Democratic convention at Baltimore in 1912.
A year ago he suffered an attack similar to that which caused his death. He recovered quickly, however, and until recently was apparently in perfect health.
The Wilmington Morning Star (Wilmington, North Carolina) 27 Sep 1896, Sun Page 4
Capt. George Berry, of the Effingham Hussars, a company of the First Regiment, Georgia Cavalry, was assassinated while on his way from Savannah to his home in Effingham County, Georgia. Robbery is supposed to have been the motive.

Georgian (Savannah, Georgia)16 Oct 1827 Vol. IX, Issue 224, Page 3
Results of Mob Law Pictured to Jury in Alabama.
By Associated Press Leased Wire
Springfield, Ga. Oct. 18. - The results of mob activity were pictured to the Effingham county grand jury today by Judge Lovett in instructions which virtually demanded that someone be indicted for the lynching several months ago of Phillip Gathers, a negro. Kathers[sic] was lynched in connection with the killing of Anza Jaudon, a girl.
"Officers of the law, representing the sovereignty of the state flee from the mob," Judge Lovett told the grand jury. "What a pitiable spectacle. The state, created by the people, in flight, pursued by its own creators. Lawlessness reigns supreme: the security of the law becomes a by-word to be scoffed at; constitutional guarantees are by force made vcain[sic] and empty things.  To justify such conduct some will say that the law is technical and too slow; that justice may miscarry, and punishment be not measurably imposed. Our civil laws are administered by our own people and we but indict ourselves. What assurance have any of you that with public passion sufficiently inflamed you may not be made a victim and your life the forfeit though you be stainless of crime. Let us not make a farce of this court."  [Source: Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois)  18 Oct 1920, Mon Page 1]
Georgian (Savannah, Georgia)16 Oct 1827 Vol. IX, Issue 224, Page 3
DIED - At Camp Jackson, Effingham County, on the 14th inst. Mrs. Elizabeth Bird, consort of the late Major W. Bird of that county, in the 50th year of her age.

The Cleveland Star (Shelby, North Carolina) 25 Jun 1920, Fri Page 7
After having broken away from a stake at which he was being burned, Phillip Gathers, negro, was shot to death by a mob near Rincon, Effingham county, Georgia last week.
The negro was charged with the murder of Miss Iner Jandon[sic], whose body was found a week ago in a ditch near the scene of the lynching.
Chased by infurated[sic] citizens, officers of three counties, and track rounds, Gathers was captured near Stilson, in Bulloch county.
When the capture was effected and it became known that the mob would take the prisoner to Rincon to put him to death, the news spread over adjoining counties and hundreds of persons went to the scene to witness the execution.

The Fort Scott Tribune (Fort Scott, Kansas) 21 Jun 1920, Mon Page 1
Man Who Killed Girl Lynched
Savannah, Ga., June 21. - Phillip Gathers, alleged slayer of Miss Anza Jaudon, a 17-year-old girl, was taken to the scene of his crime, near Rincon, Georgia, this afternoon, and lynched after having been captured near Stilson, Georgia, this morning. On the way to the scene he is said to have confessed that he killed the girl.
Savannah, Ga., June 21. - The Home Guard of Savannah was ordered to Rincon to prevent the lynching, but arrived too late to save the negro.

Winston Salem Journal Winston-Salem, North Carolina 17 Jun 1920, Thu Page 1
Closing In On Murderer
Savannah, Ga., June 16.- Philip Gathers, charged with the murder of Miss Anza Jaudon, near Rincon, last Friday, was at Meldrim, Ga., tonight. He was discovered cooking food in a shack in the outskirts of the town but escaped before officers could be gotten to the scene. In his haste to leave the shack he left a suitcase in which clothing and a revolver was found.
A long distance message from Meldrim at 11 o'clock tonight said that Gathers attempted to board the Atlanta train on the Central of Georgia but was so closely pursued by citizens that he was unable to do so and made his escape in the darkness. A posses is pursuing him.
The Lincoln County News (Lincolnton, North Carolina) 17 Jun 1920, Thu page 1
Savannah, Ga., June 14,-With bruises on the throat indicating that she had been choked to death, the body of Miss Anza Jaudon, who left Savannah Friday to visit friends near Kincon[sic], was found in a ditch along the road this morning. Tonight Effingham county officers were searching for a negro who had been seen in the neighborhood Friday and who has suddenly disappeared.

The Charlotte News (Charlotte, North Carolina) 16 Jun 1920, Wed. Page 10
Savannah, Ga., June 16.-A negro supposed to be Phillip Gathers, wanted for the murder of Miss Ann[sic] Jaudon, near Rincon, Effingham county, Georgia, last Friday, is reported under arrest at Ulmers, S.C.

Fayetteville Weekly Observer  28 May 1903, Thu Page 2
At Rincon, Ga., Dr. C. M. Wilson was fatally shot by Benj. Davis.
The Wilmington Morning Star (Wilmington, North Carolina) 27 Sep 1896, Sun Page 4
Capt. George Berry, of the Effingham Hussars, a company of the First Regiment, Georgia Cavalry, was assassinated while on his way from Savannah to his home in Effingham County, Georgia. Robbery is supposed to have been the motive.

Savannah Tribune (Savannah, Georgia) Saturday, 18 Mar 1876 Volume 1 Issue 16 Page 3
Outlawry in Effingham County
According to a letter in our possession, written by a reliable gentleman, the situation of the colored people in Effingham is critical. Armed bands of white men scour the country at night interfering with peaceable colored citizens. The colored men are alarmed and at the same time indignant, but dare not open their mouths. To appeal to the law would be simply nonsense. The men who murdered Roberts, and afterwards riddled Amos Bines with balls, and afterwards circulated a story that he was murdered by a colored man, and find coroners juries to obey their mandates, have nothing to fear from the law.  If any outrages have been perpetrated in Effingham county, and the parties are known, we say ferret them out and let them be punished by the law according to the offense. This is all we ask, and enforcement of the law against all offenders. But the butchery of Roberts and Bines, without any proof whatever, so far as we can see, of their guilt, was a defiance of the laws of God and man, and merits the condemnation of civilization.

Savannah Tribune (Savannah, Georgia) Saturday, 18 Mar 1876 Volume 1 Issue 16 Page 3
Murders Brothers
Savannah, Ga, July 18.-At Guyton today R. C. Norton, Jr., son of a physician of this city, shot and killed two brothers named Willie and Jno. Bird. Yesterday young Norton and Willie Bird traded mules. Today Willie Bird, accompanied by his brother, John, went to Norton's place and demanded back his mule. Being refused he drew a revolver and told his brother to break open the stable and take it. Norton then shot both and fled.  Source: Aberdeen Daily News 19 Jul 1890
Road wrecks claim lives of 4 in state

Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) 1 April 1965 Section A Page 2
Four persons were killed in Georgia accidents Wednesday.
A 25-year-old Concord, N.C. man, Rachael Presley, was killed when the car in which he was riding struck a bridge abutment on Georgia 85 near Carnesville.
A Rincon woman, Mrs. Jewel Luke, and her 4-year-old son, Michael, were killed when the car in which they were riding and a Seaboard Airline passenger train collided at Rincon.
The State Patrol reported that Myrtle H. Chapman, 73, of Blakely was struck and fatally injured by a vehicle at Blakely.

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas) Fri, 7 Feb 1868 Page 2 Transcribed by Karoline J Ussery
The Savannah Republican says a white man, supposed to be a foreigner stole a half a peck of ground peas from a negro in Effingham County, Georgia, on the 24th of December last. He was caught by the owner of the peas, who, in company with three other negroes, tied him to a tree, and gave him seventy-five lashes on the bare back. Still later the body of a white man, riddled with bullet holes, was found near the scene of the above occurrence, and was supposed to be the body of the same man the negroes whipped. It is thought he was murdered by them for theft. One negro has been arrested on suspicion of having been concerned in the murder.

Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) 29 Jun 1959, Mon Section: A Page: 1
Tank cars explode on trestle; Fire kills at least 14 in river below
Many more burned at recreation area west of Savannah
Peaceful Sunday turns into inferno
Chronicle Staff Writers
MELDRIM, Ga.-A sheet of flame seared scores of bathers in the Ogeechee river here Sunday when two butane cars of a passing freight train exploded on a trestle above the river.
At least 14 were killed. Many more were burned, many seriously.
The inferno interrupted a peaceful Sunday afternoon of swimming, boating, and sunbathing at about 3 p.m.
Meldrim is a town of about 300 some 20 miles north-west of Savannah. We flew over the scene late Sunday afternoon. Smoke from the still-burning trestle and freight cars was visible for some distance.
Cars parked nearby on the river bank, some of them scores of yards away were consumed. A house two or three hundred yards from the bathing site went up in fire.
Long after dark, law enforcement officers were trying to count the toll and identify the victims. Emergency crews stayed at the scene, searching for bodies in the river.
One woman's charred body was found in an automobile 100 yards back from the river.
The tragedy occurred at a fishing camp and recreation area where hundreds of persons were swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking in a[sic] effort to beat the fierce heat.
Authorities reported the tank car exploded as the Seaboard Air Line train passed over the wooden trestle. It was not clear whether any of the freight cars had tumbled into the river itself. Some survivors said one or more did.
Most of the casualties resulted from flaming fuel, although some may have been hit by parts of the trestle falling into the river.
"They hollered, "get back, get back, get back," Mrs. Phillips Carpenter said. "But I couldn't make it."
In Memorial Hospital in Savannah, she said she had been sunbathing on a sandbar so 50 feet from the trestle.
"I was lying there with my hands over my eyes," she said. "I noticed the train sounded kind of funny, but I didn't think much about it because I had seen it cross the trestle so many times before.
Then all at once, I saw cars jumping all over the place and falling on top of one another. I started running for my boys and when I got them we were going to where my husband was. Somebody hollered that those cars were going to explode.
"The next thing I knew there was a wall of fire all over the place."
'Screaming, Running'
Another survivor, David Parker of Savannah, said "a lot of little boys and girls were screaming and running for their lives, and there was nothing anyone could do."
Parker, who was in the water at the time, said "the train came across the trestle and apparently jumped the tracks. I thought it was going too fast.
"I saw the train coming and screamed for people to take off for their lives... part of the bridge fell into the water and the butane gas tank exploded."
Parker was in Savannah Memorial Hospital for treatment for shock.
A 17-year-old Meldrim youth, who was swimming about 100 feet away when the disaster occurred, said that "if those butane gas tanks made it across, no one would have died."
'Started to Fall'
C. R. Saturday Jr. said he "looked up to watch the train go by and saw the trestle gradually give way."
"The wooden pieces started to fall. The women watched. The men ran. Most of the dead ones are children."
The stories of these three survivors reflected the uncertainty at to what precisely had happened.
One survivor said the butane tank apparently exploded as the train passed across the trestle, and this version was being generally accepted.
Another said the train jumped the track. A third said the trestle began to crumble.
Later Sunday night it was reported that two cars of butane gas, not one, had exploded in chain-fashion on the trestle.
The Seaboard Air Line railroad said that none of the cars had jumped the track until after the explosion. One butane car blew up, the railroad said, and that set off the second tanker.
Apparently most of the last 28 cars of the 125-car freight derailed.
Saturday, the 17-year-old survivor, said he had gone to the river with George Hodges and Hodges' wife, Neathel. He helped Hodges pull his wife away from the inferno.
Saturday's story was that immediately after the trestle broke through, and the butane tank cars smashed into the river bank, fumes started spraying everywhere.
"It was less than 30 seconds after that when the explosion came. It was awful. Sheets of flame shot up and down the river and high into the air.
Ambulances and helicopters hurried to the scene to remove the injured.
U.S. Highway 80, the main artery for the area, was so crowded by sightseers that ambulances had trouble reaching the injured, the Associated Press reported.
Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Penn.) 16 April 1823 Page 4 Savannah, Geo. March 19
Fire in the Woods
On Friday last, a destructive fire took place in the woods in Effingham county, about 23 miles from this place, which destroyed all the negro house, barn, and dwelling house on the plantation of Mr. J. Taylor. The fences and some of the out buildings of Mr. J. Bryan, Mr. R. Bowman, and Mr. E. Parish, shared the like fate. The fire was still raging at the time our informant left the scene of calamity. The people were turning out en masse to arrest its progress if possible. [Submitted by Nancy Piper]

Jacksonville Republican, Jacksonville, Ala, Thursday, December 7, 1837
Savannah, Nov. 9 - An atrocious and cold blooded murder was committed in Effingham County on Wednesday last about 2 o'clcok in the morning, by which the county has been deprived of an old and respected citizen and his family of an affectionate parent.  The victim was Judge E. Warren, Formerly residing in Bulloch, and many years ago in this county.  It appears that on the Friday week previous to the perpetration of the act Judge Warren, when in bed, was shot at from his room door (the villain or villains being afraid to approach nearer - there being a light in the room) the contents of the pistol or gun, lodging in his pillow and bolster near his head.  On the night of the murder, it appears that the perpetrator watched his opportunity, when all was in darkness, to commit his foul deed.  The act must have been committed by the side of the bed, as the charge went entirely tgough the body of the deceased; and the ram-rod of the pistol was found on the bed.  Suspicions are afloat, as respects the individual or individuals of the brutal affair, and measures will be taken to ferret out the murderer.
Record of the Times (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) 4 Nov 1885, Wed Page 1
Dr. W.H. Wilson, of Springfield, Georgia says: "Hunt's Remedy is the best medicine for dropsy and kidney disease that I have ever used."

The Macon Telegraph (Macon, Georgia) 10 Aug 1915, Tuesday Section 4; Page 6
Fine Old Effingham Joins League of Progress. Guyton in Harmonious Touch with Tidal Wave of Prosperity Now Sweeping State
Guyton in Harmonious Touch With Tidal Wave Of Prosperity Now Sweeping State
Effingham enjoys the distinction of being one of the oldest counties in the state, having been created by the state convention of 1777 from the colonial parishes of St. Matthew and St. Phillip, and named in honor of Lord Effingham. It first was settled by a German colony from Salzburg in 1734, they having come to the new world in order to enjoy larger religious freedoms.
Oglethorpe, the founder of Savannah, invited these hardy people to aid him in forming a new state and the grand old empire  commonwealth of Georgia show well the work was done.
The first settlement in Effingham was called Ebenezer  meaning the "stone of help." or "hitherto God hath helped us." These people had refused to acknowledge Rome, and when Martin Luther came to the fore they espoused his cause. Long persecuted they hailed with joy the open invitation of Oglethorpe, the wonderful philanthropist, and to this good day the descendants of these first comers stand as a unit for civil and religious liberty.
One of the landmarks of Effingham is the old brick church at Ebenezer, erected in 1769. It is well preserved and still is used as a Lutheran church.
As now defined Effingham has a land area of 500 square miles, 20 per cent of which is under cultivation and the balance heavily wooded.
Effingham can rightfully claim as good schools as may he found anywhere, there being thirty-five ordinary schools and three high school. The state educational fund devoted to Effingham is largely augmented by a well working system of local taxation, which has been and is sufficiently large to place the county school system on a high plane of efficiency.
One  of Effingham's strongest pleas for public favor is her fine system of railroads, there being four traversing the county. These are the Central of Georgia, Seaboard Air Line, Atlantic Coast Line and Savannah & Northern. There is a fifth road, the Midland, now in course of construction.
These lines traverse the richest sections of Effingham and afford unsurpassed  shipping facilities for all staple and household commodities. They have done much toward the agricultural development of the county, but there are thousands of desirable acres still open to investors and home builders.
No county in the state can lay claim to a superior chain of internal roads. They are solid and well graded, leading to every section of Effingham. The total mileage is 325, with rural routes covering 320 miles of this amount. The proposed eastern arm of the Dixie Highway traverses 26 miles of Effingham.
While cotton is the staple crop in Effingham, practically everything that grows under the sun thrives well in Effingham. Corn, wheat, oats, clover, alfalfa, timothy tobacco, potatoes and sugar cane are very profile crops, and are demanding a larger share of attention each year.
Trucking should become one of the prime industries of Effingham because of the splendid transportation facilities. There is an unlimited field in this directions.
Lands in Effingham are to be had at very reasonable figures. It will pay anyone to fully investigate.
Springfield, the county seat, is located in one of the highest plateaus in the county.  There are excellent roads leading to all the towns and cities in the county and a newly constructed highway leading direct to Savannah.
Guyton is one of the best known and most prosperous cities in south Georgia. It is on the direct line of the proposed Dixie Highway from Statesboro to Springfield, four miles from the Bullock county line and five miles from the county seat of Effingham.
In this beautiful little city there are 1,000 hustling, energetic, sociable people, ever bent upon the physical as well as moral expansion of Guyton.
Mayor J. D. Kight is the type of citizen who does things, and in his broad policy of progression is ably backed by Councilmen H. R. Tarver, W. W. Price, R. E. Norton and R. J. Taylor. The clerk of the council is B. W. Cubbage.
In keeping with modern municipal ideas, Guyton owns her water and light plant, both of which are up-to-date in every particular. All the streets are graded, while the business section and a portion of the resident section enjoy paved sidewalks.
Guyton has a strong bank in the Effingham County Bank, with a capital of $25,000 and resources of $170,000. The officers of the institution are: J. T. Wells, President; J. M. Gnann, vice president; R. J. Taylor, cashier.
There are twelve general stores, good hotels and a garage. Manufacturing plants of any character would find Guyton a desirable location as the shipping facilities are excellent.
One of the largest chicken ranches in the county is located at Guyton, there being $10,000 invested. The owner of this ranch ships annually 20,000 fowls. No industry offers a wider and more certain field than poultry breeding and no section is superior to Guyton for such an industry. The shipping facilities render it easy to find a quick market. This also applies to trucking, which is just being developed, and which offers unsurpassed opportunities to the man willing to go down into the earth for her riches.
On all sides of Guyton the lands are exceedingly rich and produce well all the crops known to the temperate zone. The land is particularly adapted to tobacco, and latterly great attention is being given to this industry.
Planters who claim Guyton as their market are going heavily into stock raising. So far their efforts have been crowned with success. The country produces in abundance peas, alfalfa, bermuda and other excellent stock feeds.
In the Guyton section there are many fine pecan groves, and the industry is developing every year.
In her development Guyton has not lost sight of her schools, and under the leadership of an able superintendent has perfected a system second to none. A new high school building has just been completed at a cost of $12,000. There are ten grades in the school, and graduates are admitted to the freshman classes of state universities and colleges. Incidentally, Guyton was on Sherman's line of march to the sea. It also was selected by the Confederate government as a suitable place for hospital purposes, and during the war hundreds of southern sick and wounded soldiers were quartered at that point.  Guyton and Effingham extends an invitation to homeseeker and investor. They have much that is desirable and little that is not attractive.

The Daily Times (New Philadelphia, Ohio) 7 Apr 1956 Sat Page 4
Arthur Godfrey: "Your car stuck in the mud?"
Man on the Road: "No, my car died here, and I am digging a grave in which to bury it." - Floyd Neurath, Rincon, Georgia.
The Liberator (Boston, Massachusetts) Sat. 6 Feb 1836 Page 1
At a large State Rights Meeting lately held in Effingham county, Georgia, the following Resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That we look with alarm and regret at the efforts which have been made, and are still making by the Northern Fanatics, to abolish slavery in the Southern States, as a base and unprincipled attempt to excite domestic insurrection, and that we will use every effort in our power to resist and punish such unholy attempts.
Resolved, That if such measures are attempted to be enforced against us, we will resort to our own State for protection, and look with confidence for relief, to the Sovereign State of Georgia. (!!!).
Resolved, That he who charges either party of Effingham County with participation in aiding the designs of the Abolitionists, is a base and unprincipled slanderer, who justly merits the fate of an Abolitionist at the South.

The Dublin Post 24 Jun 1885 Page 2 Column 1
Prohibition in Georgia
At the recent State Temperance convention, reports were made of the condition of the temperance [illegible] in every part of the State. In no instance was there a report of retrograde movement or a relaxation of the efforts of the friends of prohibition to gain complete control of every county in Georgia. The following are a few of the many expressions of prominent delegates to a [illegible] report, and are samples of the general talk among the hundred men who represented the organized temperance movement in this State:
Rev. J.B. McGehee, a delegate from Effingham county stated that he was from a "dry" county. Prohibition had worked well. The people are sober and industrious. They do not own a jail now. The superior court lasts only a day or two. As a sober, benevolent citizenship they favor extending the benefits of prohibition to every town, city and county in the state. On this they are determined. If political parties go with them, will be welcomed and well treated; but if they will not - if they oppose prohibition - our spirit is to bury that party and use the dead politicians as foot and head boards.
Gazette of the State of Georgia (Savannah, Georgia) 13 Feb 1783, Thursday Issue: 3 Page: 4
ALL persons having demands against the Estate of the late John Stirk, Esq., of Effingham county, are desired to deliver them in without delay, and those indebted to the said estate are called upon to make speedy payment to
HANNAH STIRK, Executrix.
SAM. STIRK, Executor.
Dec. 18, 1782

Georgia Gazette (Savannah, GA) 14 Nov 1793, Thursday Issue: 564 Page: 2
A LIST of Persons in the first Battalion in Effingham County who have neglected to make Returns of their Taxable Property for the Year 1793.
In Capt. John Cope's District
James Greenhow, Estate of John Stirk, Philip Ihly, Shadrach McGee, George Threadcraft, Adrianus Van Denny, William Thrower, Timothy Staley, Benjamin Langley.
In Capt. John Kogler's District
John Paore, Hergen Heerfen, Christopher Miller.
In Capt. William O'Neil's District.
Daniel Johnston, Aaron Crosby, James Oberry, Zechariah White, William Downs, ------- West, Dr. M'Rory.
In Capt. John Rawl's District
James Lewis, John Woodcock, John Stuart, Shadrach Minfey, ---- Futch fen, John Waldron , Jacob Wells, William Hearn.
JAMES BIRD, R.T.R. first Battalion Effingham County.
Columbian Museum (Savannah, Georgia) Thursday, 6 Feb 1817, Page 3
Georgia - Effingham County.
To the Justice of the Inferior Court of said County.
Your petitioner humbly payeth the honorable court, to grant your petitioner a guardian. Your petitioner has preferred Sabria Wheeler, her mother, to the guardian.
Witness, William Bland.
Ordered, that citation be issued agreeable to law, and that Mrs. Sabria Wheeler is appointed by the court, Guardian for her daughter, P. Wheeler.
Extract from the Minutes, November 4, 1816.
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Oct. 16, 1827, Georgian [Savannah, Ga.] Vol. IX, Issue 224, pg.3
Died - At Camp Jackson, Effington County on the 14th inst. Mrs. Elizabeth Bird, consort of the late Major W. Bird of that county, in the 50th year of her age.

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