E. G. Nelson

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The Cartersville Express
March 7, 1871, page 3

We are pained to learn that E. G. Nelson, of Euharlee, with his two little boys met with a very fatal accident, on Sunday last, while crossing the bridge over Euharlee Creek, at Tumlin’s Mills.  The particulars as we learned them are as follows:

Mr. Nelson and his little boys, were crossing the bridge, in a two-horse spring buggy, drawn by a horse and a mule, and when near the end of the bridge it gave way, and the vehicle, animals Mr. Nelson and sons were tumbled into the stream beneath, killing one of the animals, smashing up the buggy and so seriously injuring Mr. Nelson that he has since died, but strange to say, the little boys escaped uninjured.

A negro man, whose name was Jim Watts, after Mr. Nelson and sons had been taken from the buggy, in an effort to get it out of the creek, was drowned.  It appears that they had tied a rope to the buggy, by which to pull, and Jim was pushing, and getting into swift and deep water, lost control of himself, and caught hold of the wheel which turned with him, thereby rendering him no assistance, and his fate was inevitable.  At last accounts his body had not been found.

This sad accident should teach the parties whose duty it is to look into these things, the great importance of having bridges perfectly secure—human lives are at stake, and are hazarded every time a person crosses one which is not secure.

Mr. Nelson was buried at Euharlee yesterday with Masonic honors.  To his bereaved family, we tender our heartfelt condolence and deepest sympathy.

We deeply deplore this whole sad and shocking affair, which has cast a deep gloom over our town and county, and trust that the parties whose lives God, in his wisdom, saw proper to take, were prepared to go, and are now numbered among those who surround the Great White Throne, ascribing praise to Him who sitteth thereon.  [A tribute of Respect to E. G. Nelson by the Stilesboro Lodge No. 260, F. A. M., can be found on page 2 of the March 17, 1871 issue.]


March 17, 1871
Page 2.

Letters of Administration.

A. L. Nelson and Thomas Tumlin on the estate of E. G. Nelson, late of Bartow county.


The Cartersville Express
September 8, 1871, page 2

Georgia, Bartow County. – Four weeks after date application will be made to the Court of Ordinary of said County, for leave to sell the Real Estate of E. G. Nelson late of said county deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors. September 5, 1871.

A. L. Nelson
Thos. Timlin
Administrators on the Estate of E. G. Nelson, deceased.


November 10, 1871
Page 3.

Administrator’s Sale.

By virtue of an order from the Court of Ordinary of Bartow county, will be sold on the first Tuesday in January, 1872, at the Court House door in Cartersville, said county, between the legal sale hours, the following property, to-wit: The tract of land whereon E. G. Nelson resided at the time of his death, known as the home place and the Gaines lot, in the town of Euharlee, containing 30 acres more or less, all cleared in cultivation, comfortably improved.  Terms Cash.

Also, lot known as the Harris lot, in the town of Euharlee, containing one acre of land, well improved.

Also, the store house and lot in the town of Euharlee.  The same being a fine store room and conveniently located for merchandising.

Also, 4 lots of land in the 17th Dist. and 3rd section, containing each 40 acres, more or less, known as the Carroll place, about 30 acres in cultivation, with common dwelling, &c.  Terms Cash.

Also, lots Nos. 640, 641, in 17th Dist. and 3d Section, unimproved, in the piney woods.  Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said deceased.  Terms of sale: Home and Carroll places, cash; the balance on twelve months credit, with note and approved security.

Thos. Tumlin,
A. L. Nelson,
Nov. 7, 1871


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