A Wonderful Old Man at 118

 
The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
December 20, 1883, page 1
 
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The grandfather of Dr. W. H. Peebles, an eminent physician of Georgia, recently made the following statement: His grandfather on his wife’s side, Micajah Brooks, was only seventeen years old when he married a girl of fifteen. They lived happily together until his wife died at the advanced age of 100 years. After her death at about the age of 104 years, he was remarried to a Miss Watson, of Paulding county, she being about forty years old at the time. Two sons were born to them, and in the year 1867 he died at the advanced age of 118 years. He was a Virginian by birth but was one of the earliest settlers of Northwestern Georgia. He was a great trader with the Indians, and at one time owned nearly the whole of Paulding and adjacent counties, which he bought from them. His second wife is still living, which makes her at this time seventy years old.

 

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