Capt. A. Y. Sheats

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
July 29, 1909, Page 1
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Capt. Sheats Dead.

Capt. A. Y. Sheats an old and well known citizen of Kingston, passed away at 11 o’clock Monday night.  Capt. Sheats had been in poor health for a number of years.  He was born in Clarke county in 1830.  He was married twice, the last time to Miss Irby, a daughter of William Irby, of Laurens, South Carolina.  Of this union there were two children, one of these, Mr. S. I. Sheats, of Kingston, survives Capt. Sheats.

Capt. Sheats was a consistent member of the Baptist church, which he joined in his young manhood.

The funeral occurred from the Baptist church at Kingston at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning.


August 5, 1909
Page 2.

“County News.”


Kingston has been sorely afflicted during the present summer.  Death has visited six families and claimed a victim in each.  Last week it was Captain A. Y. Sheats, one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens, and Tuesday morning of this week Mr. Jason Bailey died at his home after a long illness.  Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife and several children, among whom are, W. Y. Bailey, of Cartersville, Watt Bailey, of Rome, Irvin Bailey, of Kingston, Lawton Bailey and Whitfield Bailey, and Mesdames Wood of Cartersville, Jackson and Lowrey, of Euharlee. He was justice of the peace here and for years has been secretary and treasurer of Kingston lodge F. and A. M.  Also a member of the Baptist Church.  The funeral will take place Thursday at three p. m. at Kingston cemetery, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge.


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