William Headden

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
October 27, 1887, page 3
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Administrator’s Sale.
Georgia – Bartow County.

By virtue of an order from the court of Ordinary of said county will be sold on the first Tuesday in December 1887, at the court house door in Cartersville, said county, between the legal sale hours the following property to-wit:  One hundred and six acres more or less, being a part of lot of land number fifty-six, in the fifth District and third section of said county of Bartow, lying north of the W. & A. R. R., one mile west of Cass Station, bounded west by the Cassville and Euharlee road, south by the W. & A. R. R., east by L. C. Hoss’ land, and north by P. R. Lewis’ land.  About fifty acres cleared, the balance well timbered, ordinarily improved, good well of water.  Also 35 acres more or less in the town of Cassville, whereon Wm. Headden resided at the time of his death.  This tract is well improved.  Also 20 acres more or less of wood land, adjoining the lots of John Appling and John Frost, et. al., all as enclosed fence and ditch.  These two tracts sold together and subject to dower, as now assigned to Mrs. Caroline Headden.  Also one town lot lying east of the Cartersville and Cassville road, containing one acre more or less in the town of Cassville, enclosed.  No other improvements.  Also one half interest in the wagon shop lot in the town of Cassville, containing one-fourth of an acre more or less with the improvements thereon.  All sold as the property of William Headden, deceased, for the purpose of division. Terms of sale: One-third cash, the balance on a credit; one-half in twelve months with interest from date at 8 per cent.  The last half on a credit of two years with interest from date at 8 per cent.  Notes and bonds for title given.

This 25th day of October, 1887.
George H. Headden, Administrator WM. Headden, dec’d.


The Cartersville American
December 9, 1884, page 3


A Good Man Gone.

Died, at his residence, in Cassville, Ga. on the morning of December 6th, Brother William Headden, in the seventy-second year of his age. He was born in Chelsea, a suburb of London, England, in February, 1813. When he was about four years of age his father emigrated with his family to the United States, landing at Charleston, S. C. He moved from there to Greenville, in the same state, where the subject of this sketch grew up to manhood. From Greenville he moved to Jacksonville, Ala. During his short residence there he formed the acquaintance of Miss Amanda Johnson, which grew into a mutual attachment, and resulted in their marriage. Of this union was born ten children, three of whom, with the mother, preceded him to the heavenly land. Being alone, in the year 1872 he was again married, to Miss Caroline Alexander, of Bartow county, who, with the surviving children of his first union, mourn his departure. In 1837 he moved from Alabama to Cassville, Ga., then a thriving village, where, with his young family, he set himself to work to make an honest living, and there he remained until the day of his death. As a citizen, he was faithful to all the duties imposed upon him. As a husband, he was all that a good wife could wish. As a father, he was kind to his children, yet firm and decided in his government, providing for all their necessities and comforts. As a neighbor, he was kind and ever obliging. As a Christian, his walk was exemplary. For more than fifty years he was a devoted and consistent member of the Baptist church, and died with a good hope of a blessed immortality beyond the grave. His language, in view of his dissolution, was, “I am ready and willing to go.” At the same time he called his children about him, gave them his blessing, and commended them to God. Viewing him in all the realizations of life, as a citizen, husband, father, neighbor and Christian, his life was one of rare beauty and worthy the imitation of all who would be good in this life, and blessed in the life to come. He was buried in the cemetery at Cassville, beside his first wife and children, in the presence of a large concourse of brethren, friends and acquaintances.  Blessed be his memory. –Pastor.

Appropriate religious exercises were held, conducted by the pastor, assisted by Rev. F. M. Daniel. [Rome papers please copy.]


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