The Free Press, August 16, 1883

 
The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
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Visit to Europe

Mr. Albert Scheuer, who has been on an extended visit through European countries returned home last week. He found his parents in Germany in good health, and much delighted to greet their long absent son. Albert says he has had an immense time, and we must say he has much improved in health.


The Old Men of the County

I will give you a list of names, together with the ages, of the old men in this part of the county, which I suppose will be interesting to many of your readers. They are as follows:

Thomas Leachman, aged 80; George W. Gay, 75; John G. Vernon, 75; Joseph Alexander, 75; F. A. Boston, 74; William Steadman, 72; Elisha Stroup, 72; Seaborn Nally, 71; Drewry Jenkins, 70; W. C. Brooks, 70; James C. Rogers, 68; R.. B. Brooks, 66; W. K. Berran, 66; David Gay, 65; Isaac Ingram, 64; W. P. Miller, 64; D. W. Tippen, 64; Thomas Lewis, 64; Dudley Leak, 63; D. J. Tippen, 62; Richard Chitwood, 60.

There are others in this county who are over 60 years of age, of whom I have not been able to get the names, and are old and very highly respected citizens, have passed away since I have begun getting up the list. Mr. John Rogers, whose age was not known exactly, but supposed to be about 84. Mr. Rogers lived in Cherokee country before the Indians were taken away. He was well known throughout this county and highly respected by all who knew him. Many others of these old veterans were among the first settlers of this Cherokee country.

There is something else I will mention that will probably be interesting, and it is that of these old men there is one Baptist minister, one Methodist minister, two stewards in the Methodist church, two deacons in the Baptist church, two elders in the Cumberland Presbyterian church and ten, if I am not mistaken, who do not belong to any church at all.
Very respectfully, --W. F. Corbin.

 

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